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  • A hip-hoppers guide to the Underground Music Showcase

    A hip-hoppers guide to the Underground Music Showcase

    Kicking off Thursday, July 24, is a large, four-day Denver music celebration: the Underground Music Showcase, or UMS to most. Put together by the Denver Post and a ton of other sponsors, this event will take over South Broadway and a wide range of the areas venues. We compared the hip-hop...
  • Interview: Tommy Brown will be shining with the drop of 'Covered In Gold 24k'

    Interview: Tommy Brown will be shining with the drop of 'Covered In Gold 24k'

    Tommy Brown oozes appeal, from piercing eye contact to the pharaoh tattoo on his hand, his attitude is the definition of even keeled and he maintains this composure only days away from the release of his EP, Covered In Gold 24k. His only concern that this release comes out solid. AXS caught up with...
  • Get to know a Denver band: Branded Bandits

    Get to know a Denver band: Branded Bandits

    Earlier this year, Boulder-based heavy rock trio Branded Bandits released their EP, Change. This high-energy, headbanging six-song collection from Lulu Demitro (vocals/bass), her brother John (vocals/guitar), and drummer Tyler Sanderson is a bold, refreshing effort that demonstrates the sanguinity...
  • Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen resigns due to Alzheimer's

    Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen resigns due to Alzheimer's

    It's a sad day in Broncos Country. Pat Bowlen, owner of the Denver Broncos for 30 years, has decided to step down as he battles Alzheimer's disease. The fact that he's fighting Alzheimer's comes as no surprise to longtime Broncos fans, who have seen Bowlen take a backseat to Joe Ellis in the day-to...
  • Review: 'Tarzan' swings and sings at the Arvada Center

    Review: 'Tarzan' swings and sings at the Arvada Center

    As one of the most recognizable characters in all of literary history, the character of Tarzan makes for a fascinating, if not flimsy, on-stage portrayal. The original novel “Tarzan of the Apes” by Edgar Rice Burroughs was first published in 1914, with 25 sequels and more than 200 different film...
  • Best ice cream parlors in Denver

    Best ice cream parlors in Denver

    “I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!” That’s true enough for most Americans—in the US, millions of gallons of ice cream are consumed annually, but what kind of ice cream are you screaming for? Milk based ice cream, popsicles, frozen yogurt or maybe even gelato, sherbet or sorbet? As...
  • Get to know a Denver band: DrainBabies

    Get to know a Denver band: DrainBabies

    Not many punk bands incorporate can masterfully incorporate the intricacies the keytar instrument brings to musical arrangements, but DrainBabies aren’t your run-of-the-mill punk quintet. Yes, the five men of DrainBabies enjoy beer swilling and skateboarding but three of the band’s members are...
  • Get to know a Denver band: Echo Beds

    Get to know a Denver band: Echo Beds

    An experimental industrial noise trio from Denver, Echo Beds is currently working on their first full-length release, Colony Collapse, expected to release later this year or in early 2015. Performing this Saturday at Eslinger Gallery for the UMS, Echo Beds’ bass player and vocalist, Keith Curts...
  • Get to know a Denver band: Curta

    Get to know a Denver band: Curta

    On their Bandcamp page, Curta’s music is filed under the genres hip-hop, art rap and post-punk. Really, there’s nothing like the music Curta creates on the Denver scene currently and their second full-length album, Broken Machines, captures the beautifully bizarre combinations of industrial rock and...
  • Get to know a Denver band: dust:orbiter

    Get to know a Denver band: dust:orbiter

    While dust:orbiter’s music tackles serious topics such as trickle-down economics and Second Amendment rights, Brian Lenherr (guitar/vocals) and Tim Schwarz (drums) are two light-hearted individuals who retain a sense of humor about themselves and their work. In the less than two years the Denver...
  • Get to know a Denver band: Blake Brown and the American Dust Choir

    Get to know a Denver band: Blake Brown and the American Dust Choir

    Blake Brown worked with four other musicians on the latest EP, Three (available on September 30). Recorded in the Haptown Studio in Nashville, Tennessee, Brown along with Ordy Garrison (drums), Andy Hamilton (electric guitar/vocals), Jason Legler (bass) and Vaughn McPherson (piano/accordion/vocals...
  • Get to know a Denver band: Plume Varia

    Get to know a Denver band: Plume Varia

    A marriage combining creative inspiration with collaborative efforts, Shon and Cherie Cobbs wed over 18 years ago. Last year, the Cobbs decided to add another facet to their relationship by starting dream pop duo Plume Varia. Since then, Plume Varia has received recognition from The Denver Post and...
  • Get to know a Denver band: Casey James Prestwood & The Burning Angels

    Get to know a Denver band: Casey James Prestwood & The Burning Angels

    If you aren’t wearing seersucker and sipping a mint julep when listening to Casey James Prestwood and the Burning Angels’ tunes, you’re missing out on the whole experience. One can easily picture this classic country-inspired septet performing on the grassy lawn of an old plantation-style home...
  • Denver Nuggets injured stars working back to playing shape

    Denver Nuggets injured stars working back to playing shape

    In professional sports, injuries are simply a reality. For the Denver Nuggets, though, 2013-14 was a year in which the injury bug big particularly hard. Currently, four important players are on the road to recovery in Danilo Gallinari, Nate Robinson, JaVale McGee and J.J. Hickson, as the Nuggets...
  • Colorado Rockies continue losing following All-Star break

    Colorado Rockies continue losing following All-Star break

    Nothing, it seems, can help this team. The Colorado Rockies have fallen to earth like a massive boulder that has come dislodged from the side of a 14er. Heading into last week's All-Star break, Colorado won three of five games, including taking the series over divisional foe the San Diego Padres...
  • Get to know a Denver band: Covenhoven

    Get to know a Denver band: Covenhoven

    At 33 years old, Joel Van Horne needed a new musical project. Finding inspiration in the memory of Covenhoven, a cabin built in the Medicine Bow National Forest of Wyoming by his grandfather, Van Horne’s project has already yielded an incredible debut album in its inaugural year. Creating rich...
  • Guide to Denver's Fillmore Auditorium

    Guide to Denver's Fillmore Auditorium

    The Fillmore Auditorium is a legendary venue in which to see music, and it's usually packed with music fans for good reason. Its intimacy allows a band to connect with its audience, but the venue is large enough that patrons don't feel claustrophobic. A place in which bands tend to sell out just...
  • Five most interesting Denver sports stories of 2014

    Five most interesting Denver sports stories of 2014

    We're a little past the halfway point of 2014, which means two things; there aren't a lot of sports going on currently, though, we've already experienced so much. From the end of the Denver Broncos' season to the NHL playoffs, the NBA Draft and up to the MLB All-Star Game of last week, there have...
  • Best margaritas in Denver

    Best margaritas in Denver

    There’s something about the bite of a good margarita that perfectly quenches that arid, dry thirst that grows in your throat in the hot, afternoon sun of a Colorado summer. It’s no surprise, therefore, that this happy hour favorite shows up on menus across the Denver metro area, but if you’re...
  • Film on stage: Four upcoming plays that inspired big screen hits

    Film on stage: Four upcoming plays that inspired big screen hits

    As the temperatures rise this August, you may be looking for a few great ways to cool off and beat that summer heat. One of the best ways to cool off is to check out a show at your local theater. Luckily, there are lots of great plays and musicals being offered all over the Denver area, including...
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