Love 'em or hate 'em, you've got to admire those 3OH!3 cats. In just a few years, the act has gone from being a word-of-mouth, regional phenomenon to turning heads across the country with a breakout single, "Don't Trust Me," frenetic stage presence and an absolutely devoted and maniacal fan base. So exactly how much cachet do these hooligans have these days? Well, as you can see from the cover to your left, a lot. Not only has the dynamic duo been immortalized on two AP covers -- which is precisely two more than the rest of us, if anyone's keeping track -- but in that same April issue, the magazine has anointed them as one of the one hundred bands you need to know in 2009. Rad, right, if not a little surreal? Literally seems like just yesterday that 3OH!3 was a still buzzing act from Boulder that hadn't even broken into the Denver scene yet.
Keep Westword Free... Since we started Westword, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Denver, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Denver with no paywalls.