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Introducing Denver's First All Stand-Up Comedy Fest! | Matt Ferner | Posted 05.30.2013 | Denver

Denver's stand-up comedy scene is booming, from the bigger acts at Comedy Works to the alternative scene at Bug Theater and Deer Pile to the Grawlix g...

Matt Ferner

Sole Talks New Album, 'No Wising Up, No Settling Down' | Matt Ferner | Posted 05.29.2013 | Denver

Tim Holland, better known as Denver emcee Sole, is busy. Taking a break from recording with his Skyrider Band project, the indie hip-hop icon rele...

New Stanley Film Festival: Colorado Gets Creepy

Paul R. Byrne | Posted 06.30.2013 | Denver
Paul R. Byrne

On May 2nd, a new bastion will be established in the fight for fright: cloaked in white, brooding in the mountains, and full of everything that's not today's craven horror monstrosities: The Stanley Film Festival, your new Colorado home for independent horror cinema.

Matt Ferner

Tin Horn Prayer's Andy Thomas Talks New Solo Album, Novel | Matt Ferner | Posted 03.19.2013 | Denver

Guitarist and vocalist Andy Thomas of Denver's rootsy, folksy, Tom Waits-inspired punk rockers Tin Horn Prayer has just released a beautifully dark an...

The Grawlix Turns 2! Download Their Free Mixtape To Celebrate

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 02.22.2013 | Denver

Beloved Denver comedy trio Ben Roy, Adam Cayton-Holland and Andrew Orvedahl -- better known as The Grawlix -- are turning two years old and to celebra...

Matt Ferner

Greater Than Social Club Mixes Music And Comedy | Matt Ferner | Posted 02.05.2013 | Denver

Denver-based music label Greater Than Collective is breathing new life into a classic idea with their new Greater Than Social Club -- a modern-day, m...

PHOTOS: Ice Castle At Steamboat Looks Out Of Fairytale

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 01.23.2014 | Denver

Coloradans are lamenting the setting in of the bitter cold weather without any deep powder to play in, but there is a silver lining in Steamboat Sprin...

Matt Ferner

Denver Comic Chuck Roy Talks 'Dirty Christmas Show' | Matt Ferner | Posted 11.29.2012 | Denver

'Tis the season for eggnog, mistletoe and raunchy jokes about Santa Claus and Frosty the Snowman. Chuck Roy is a Denver comedy staple, regularly hosti...

Denver Art Museum's Timothy Standring Talks Van Gogh, Vandalized Murals, and Snowboard Art

The Denver Diatribe | Posted 01.21.2013 | Denver
The Denver Diatribe

On this week's podcast, Joel and Ron get all highbrow with Timothy Standring, curator of painting and sculpture at the Denver Art Museum and driving force behind the new blockbuster exhibit, "Becoming Van Gogh."

Invest In The Arts, Boost The Economy?

The Boulder Daily Camera | Aimee Heckel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Denver

ART MEANS BUSINESS -- more than $1.7 billion of business for Colorado in 2011, according to a study released Wednesday by the Colorado Business Commit...

WATCH: Sole Announces New Album In Anonymous-Style Video

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 10.18.2012 | Denver

The last time we talked to Denver-based artist Sole he thought he had turned into Federal Reserve chariman Ben Bernanke, but the real Sole is back and...

Denver Premier Screening of Last Call at the Oasis: Water Crisis Global, Local

Michele Swenson | Posted 12.09.2012 | Denver
Michele Swenson

The documentary Last Call at the Oasis identifies the global water crisis as the central issue of the 21st century. Water mayl become a weapon of war and a tool of terrorism in the post-2022 world.

Epilogues Talk New Album, Life In Mile High City

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 10.01.2012 | Denver

With their infectious melodies and emotionally-charged lyrics, Denver indie-rock fixtures The Epilogues are poised for stardom with their new album "C...

A Visit to Nan Desu Kan Anime Convention Spotlights Cosplay

Gil Asakawa | Posted 09.18.2012 | Denver
Gil Asakawa

You don't need to be an anime expert to appreciate the crazy freakshow (in the good way) of cosplay that we saw at Nan Desu Kan, Denver's anime convention, now in its 16th year.

Ancient Roman Comes Back To Life, Tweets About Pompeii

Posted 08.27.2012 | Denver

Over the weekend, an ancient Roman came to life on Twitter to recount the final hours of the city of Pompeii before Mount Vesuvius erupted and buried ...

Artist Spotlight: Troy Walker, Denver Stand-Up Comic

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 02.15.2016 | Denver

If you haven't heard yet, the Denver comedy scene is blowing up and stand-up comic Troy Walker is one of the most talented local rising stars. Wal...

WATCH: Unicorn Sashimi, Short Ski Film

Posted 06.13.2012 | Denver

We realize the absurdity of running a ski movie just a week before the summer solstice. But hey, in South America it's winter right now, and given th...

LOOK: Denver Chalk Art Festival Stunners

Posted 06.04.2012 | Denver

Over the weekend, nearly 200 artists descended upon Larimer Square again for the 10th annual Denver Chalk Art Festival to draw their particular brand ...

Fake Doesn't Fly: Mariachi El Bronx Coming to Fox Theater in Boulder

Joshua Berman | Posted 07.15.2012 | Denver
Joshua Berman

What began as a bit of a prank -- playing mariachi style when The Bronx was asked to do an unplugged set a few years ago -- has turned into a journey of learning the music, producing two albums and going on tour as both bands.

Denver Comic Ben Roy Talks New Album, Denver Comedy Scene

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 05.08.2012 | Denver

Denver stand-up comedian Ben Roy is one of the most energetic and naturally funny comics in the local comedy scene. Roy has been performing solo on co...

Artist Spotlight: Indie-Pop Duo Tennis Talk Music, Marriage

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 05.08.2012 | Denver

Denver indie-pop group Tennis are busy. They recently performed live on both the Late Show with David Letterman and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, a ...

Hot DAM: Denver Art Museum Is on Fire

Tracy Shaffer | Posted 06.12.2012 | Denver
Tracy Shaffer

Wandering wide-eyed through the Yves Saint Laurent Retrospective at the Denver Art Museum I wondered, what did we wear before YSL?

PREMIERE: Sole & The Skyrider Band's 'DIY' Music Video

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 03.23.2012 | Denver

Denver emcee Sole has been defying genre conventions and pushing boundaries, both musically and visually, throughout his career and with his latest mu...

PHOTOS: YSL Exclusive Opens At DAM This Weekend

The Huffington Post | Andrea Rael | Posted 03.23.2012 | Denver

This weekend a dazzling exhibit of Yves Saint Laurent's work is coming exclusively to Denver, in a way the country has never seen it before. The D...

Calling for a Denver Art Caucus

Robert Schwab | Posted 04.28.2012 | Denver
Robert Schwab

I issue my call to all Colorado artists. It is a utopian invitation built around a new model for conducting the business of art: production of high quality work in an age when money rules the barriers of entry.