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  • Denver music weekend picks July 4-6: Blues Traveler return to Red Rocks

    Denver music weekend picks July 4-6: Blues Traveler return to Red Rocks

    Happy Fourth of July weekend! If you’re in Denver looking for some hot summer music this holiday weekend, you’ve got plenty of live gigs from which to choose. To help narrow it down for you, here are just a few suggestions among your many options. Friday, July 4 Jam band Blues Traveler are...
  • Colorado Rockies trade for pitcher Jair Jurrjens

    Colorado Rockies trade for pitcher Jair Jurrjens

    The Colorado Rockies are trying to improve their starting pitching. At least it seems that way. Halfway through the 2014 season, the Rockies have used a total of 12 starting pitchers, which is the most among any team in the major leagues. Of course, losing starters Brett Anderson, Tyler Chatwood and...
  • The Denver Sonnets Project: Capturing Shakespeare's poetry one video at a time

    The Denver Sonnets Project: Capturing Shakespeare's poetry one video at a time

    Most people are at least somewhat familiar with the work of William Shakespeare. However, many may not be aware that he also published 154 sonnets in 1609, dealing with a variety of themes from love to mortality. The Sonnets are a brilliant collection of poetry by one of history’s greatest authors...
  • Colorado Avalanche attack free agency with a fury

    Colorado Avalanche attack free agency with a fury

    After failing to make the playoffs the previous three seasons, Colorado enjoyed a resurgence in 2013-14, going 52-22-8. With Patrick Roy as the head coach, there seemed to be a new energy, a ferociousness that was lacking before. The Avs quickly responded and went back to the postseason last year...
  • Rachel and the Kings: Back from the edge

    Rachel and the Kings: Back from the edge

    If you listen carefully to Edge of Me, the latest 4-song EP from Denver-based Rachel and the Kings, you might hear more than just music—though the music itself certainly makes it worth a listen. Beneath the driving drums and bass, the juicy guitar (and violin) riffs and hooky choruses, you’ll hear...
  • Best free 4th of July concerts in Denver

    Best free 4th of July concerts in Denver

    Denver’s music scene is one of the best in the nation, so naturally live music performances are an important part of Fourth of July celebrations for Coloradans. From traditional patriotic music to 80s tribute bands, many communities will be hosting free concerts across the metro. Here are just a few...
  • Get to know a Denver band: Safe Boating is No Accident

    Get to know a Denver band: Safe Boating is No Accident

    Safe Boating is No Accident sums up the sound they’ve developed pretty perfectly on their Facebook page as, “sculpting cathartic pop songs akin to what you heard out of the early Elvis Costello and The Jam.” Anyone who saw them perform at this year’s Westword Music Showcase or at any one of Denver’s...
  • Summer film series: Seven fun spots to catch an outdoor flick

    Summer film series: Seven fun spots to catch an outdoor flick

    Summer in Colorado is the perfect time for just about everything. You can spend the days exploring the beautiful Rocky Mountains, playing in one of the many different parks, exploring all of the museums or visiting other great destinations like the Denver Zoo. When evening falls, however, the...
  • Celebrate Colorado's birthday with free admission to History Colorado museums

    Celebrate Colorado's birthday with free admission to History Colorado museums

    Colorado officially became a state on August 1, 1876, making the Centennial State 138 years old, though she doesn’t look a day over 100. To celebrate the big occasion the History Colorado Museums are offering two full days of free admission into any of their museums, along with a host of other fun...
  • Guide to the Meadowlark Bar

    Guide to the Meadowlark Bar

    The Meadowlark Bar is an intimate, charming live music venue located in Denver's Ballpark Neighborhood. The bar is in the basement of a historic building and also spills into a large, beautiful, covered patio in the back. Though the venue is small inside, it houses some of the best reoccurring...
  • Top family-friendly 4th of July events in Denver

    Top family-friendly 4th of July events in Denver

    Kids can be hard to please, but Independence Day in Denver should be relatively easy for adults this year thanks to a wide array of family-friendly events scheduled across the metro area. From parades to petting zoos, kids of all ages will find activities they love. Here are our top holiday weekend...
  • Summer spectacular: Things to do in Denver on the 4th of July

    Summer spectacular: Things to do in Denver on the 4th of July

    The 4th of July typically conjures up images of barbecues, fireworks and parades, but that type of celebration isn't for everyone. Some people prefer to celebrate Independence Day by kicking back and watching a band. Though this is a holiday, it's still possible to find live music around the city...
  • 6 Open mics in Denver worth checking out

    6 Open mics in Denver worth checking out

    Given Denver’s active music scene, it should come as no surprise that open mic nights are in abundance all over town. Open mics are great places for newcomers and up-and-comers to practice performing in front of an audience, or for established artists to test new material on an unsuspecting crowd...
  • Get to know a Denver band: The Cutthroat Drifters

    Get to know a Denver band: The Cutthroat Drifters

    Following a 12-day tour that included nine shows and covered 4,000 miles of road, The Cutthroat Drifters returned to Denver just to jump back into the Denver scene and play three more shows. This Sunday, July 6, the rock quartet plays the Larimer Lounge at 8 p.m. followed by a performance at UMS...
  • Get to know a Colorado band: Fierce Bad Rabbit

    Get to know a Colorado band: Fierce Bad Rabbit

    While Snake Rattle Rattle Snake won the Westword Music Award in the indie rock category this year, Fort Collins-based quintet Fierce Bad Rabbit appreciated their work receiving the recognition. Playing the New West Fest on Saturday, August 16, this Colorado-rooted indie rock outfit plays pop-infused...
  • Best places to watch 4th of July fireworks in Denver

    Best places to watch 4th of July fireworks in Denver

    Denver will celebrate the 4th of July in grand style this year with parades, picnics, concerts, sporting events, and fantastic firework displays across the metropolitan area. This is a welcome change from 2013 when over 40 shows were cancelled due to extensive dry conditions across the state. The...
  • Guide to the Pepsi Center in Denver

    Guide to the Pepsi Center in Denver

    Denver's signature venue, Pepsi Center, affectionately called “The Can” by locals, is the home to the Denver Nuggets, Denver Avalanche and the Colorado Mammoth lacrosse team. With over 200 events each year, the beautiful building is bustling with life much of the year. Hosting sporting events...
  • Denver Nuggets welcome back Arron Afflalo

    Denver Nuggets welcome back Arron Afflalo

    Denver Nuggets fans, welcome back Arron Afflalo. Today, the team reintroduced AAA to the local media, as Afflalo and Nuggets General Manager Tim Connelly spoke Tuesday about the shooting guard. To catch everyone up, the Nuggets traded second-year shooting guard Evan Fournier and the No. 56 pick to...
  • Colorado Rockies reeling after playing top teams

    Colorado Rockies reeling after playing top teams

    The Rockies are rolling. Unfortunately for their fans, Colorado's Major League Baseball team is rolling down the hillside, not ascending in the standings. A hot April that sparked excitement has turned into a June deserving of the junk pile. Through their first month of play, the Rox were 16-13 and...
  • Denver Broncos single-game tickets on sale today

    Denver Broncos single-game tickets on sale today

    The Denver Broncos have long been the hottest ticket in town. Heck, the hottest ticket in Colorado, really. The Broncos, who went to their NFL-record seventh Super Bowl last season, are without a doubt one of the most popular teams in all of sports currently. Playing well and winning will win over...
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