Saturday, September 30, 2006


The Great American Beer Fest is in full swing. Last day is today. If you're lucky, you might see reps of some brewers handing out free tickets outside the Denver convention center, which will save you $30-$40. Designated drivers get in for $15. Last night, the convention center was roaring. I mean roaring. It's like being at Mile High after the Broncos score a touchdown, only the roar never dies down. There was a mix of home brewers there last night tasting the different craft beers like wine drinkers, and "swillers" running around with pretzel necklaces, beads and hopes of getting rip-roarin' drunk. There's way to many brewers there to point out favorites, but Natty Greene's Brewing Co. from N.C. is decent, Brooklyn Brewery is there. Butte Creek Brewing Co. offers organic. If you're lucky you'll get to see Charlie Papazian, one of the central figures in American home brewing.

Thursday, September 28, 2006

Fall colors

Was hoping to post some photos of fall colors for you, but the computer won't allow it right at the moment. I've been trying for a few days. Anyway, I was in Bailey today, and boy, that place is beautiful. The aspens look lovely.

In other news, I know the Great American Beer Fest is going on at Denver's convention center, (it was already humming get a good whiff of craft beer right when you walk in the door), but the Walnut Room has a good show Friday night (9/29). Eric Bachmann (Crooked Fingers), Richard Buckner and Nick Urata (DeVotchKa) all play, plus Jonathan Byerley, for $14 on day of show.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006


If you missed PeaceJam over the weekend, you can hear the Dalai Lama and other Nobel Peace Prize laureates speaking via the AP multimedia report.

Friday, September 15, 2006

WOXY says don't cry for me...

It's the last day for Shiv says it's no funeral cuz he's never seen so much alcohol at a funeral. So this is a party. To celebrate woxy's role in promoting good music. Shiv, Mike and Barb sign off this afternoon

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Urban Outfitters sells '80s shirts, happy pop plays on

Heard this by Camera Obscura yesterday at the store. Love it

Saturday, September 09, 2006

The Forecast

South Park Music Festival still going on all this weekend with FREE shows. Steve Poltz performed yesterday. If you missed him, he's at Hubba's in Aurora today. I've been a fan since I heard him rap out TLC's "Waterfalls" when he was still with The Rugburns. He's got the cover of it on some of his solo albums though too.

CU vs. CSU football. In Denver. Today. There's just too many jokes that could be made here, but I'll leave the trash talking to you.

How is your fantasy football team doing? Mine's doing grrrreat. But Sunday is the true test...

Nouvelle Vague at the Gothic on Monday! $15!

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Why I'll miss WOXY

...Shiv just played solo stuff from Miho Hatori (formerly of Cibo Matto), followed by a cover of Nirvana's "Lithium" by Polyphonic Spree (lots of polyphonic choruses of course with keyboard arpeggios in the background -- it's great)

Monday, September 04, 2006

In the neighborhood

Record shop Twist & Shout is going to just have the one location in its new spot on Colfax (w/ the Tattered Cover) and close the older spot on Alameda as of Oct. 18, The Denver Post reports.

Saturday, September 02, 2006

The Forecast

What to do this weekend:

Not in Seattle for Bumbershoot this weekend? Head to the Taste of Colorado in downtown Denver. It's chilly today so bring a warm raincoat.

If you're in Vegas: pool crashing

On Tuesday, 7 Monkeys in Omaha, Neb., opens to the public. The private opening for friends and family was last night. This will be a sports bar/upscale dining place/music club/hangout for swanksters

Kissing Party plays tonight @ the LL
Cat-a-Tac plays the Hi-Dive Sunday.