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Posted On October 4, 2018By Ascher RobbinsIn Featured, Politics, Rants, The Scene

When Winning is Everything, Everything is Lost

When Brett Kavanaugh is (almost certainly) granted his spot on the bench of the highest court in the land this Saturday, it will represent yet another un-probed depth of the American political system – one level below the last false bottom that we assured ourselves was the floor. Whether you believe the words of Judge Kavanaugh, Dr. Blasey-Ford, both, or neither, we can all agree that the events of the last week have been an ugly reminder about the political climate in which we live in 2018. Even leaving asideRead More
rainbow kitten surprise show

Posted On August 15, 2018By StaffIn Featured, Music, Shows

Artist Watch: Rainbow Kitten Surprise

Walking into the Fox Theater, you can definitely tell you’re in Boulder, Colorado. Tattoos, wide brim hats, and beards: the classic recipe for a Rainbow Kitten Surprise concert.  With a name that never fails to raise eyebrows and initiate some giggles, RKS has a unique sound that melds well with their namesake. Originating in their college dorm room, this 5 piece band from North Carolina has taken the indie music scene by storm, reinventing what this genre means to many. With bluegrass, rock, and rap influences mixed into unexpected andRead More
captain morgan apple smash
Just in time for National Rum Day tomorrow (August 16), the Captain is introducing Captain Morgan Apple Smash, a new party-starting shot that blends Caribbean rum with a burst of green-apple flavor. Apple Smash is delicious, ready-to-serve and the perfect standout to help you and your crew party #LikeACaptain! Though best enjoyed as a chilled shot, Captain Morgan Apple Smash can also be served in a number of cocktail recipes (see below). Not only does Apple Smash taste like an apple, it smells like one too! The Apple Smash packaging resemblesRead More
george dickel tabasco
GEORGE DICKEL TENNESSEE WHISKY RELEASES NEW TABASCO® BRAND BARREL FINISH – A PARTNERSHIP MADE IN THE SOUTH Historic Southern Brands Collaborate on New Authentic Pepper Spiced Shot TULLAHOMA, TN, May 10, 2018 – For more than a century, both George Dickel Tennessee Whisky and McIlhenny Company’s TABASCO® Brand Pepper Sauce, have celebrated their Louisiana and Tennessee roots and legacy of craftsmanship.   Now, with George Dickel TABASCO Brand Barrel Finish available in stores this May, these two iconic brands are coming together in one bottle. Finished in barrels used to ageRead More
The weather is starting to get warmer and it is time to start getting ready for some fun in the sun! Just in time for your spring break, Captain Morgan has introduced its newest shot: Captain Morgan Watermelon Smash. The explosively delicious, watermelon-flavored shot is arriving just in time for backyard cookouts and pool parties. Captain Morgan Watermelon Smash blends Caribbean rum with ripe, juicy watermelon flavor that’s synonymous with summertime. Best enjoyed as a chilled shot, Watermelon Smash can also be served in a number of delicious cocktail recipes (moreRead More

Posted On December 28, 2017By Cat HauslerIn Music, Shows

Preview: Decadence NYE 2017

The end of 2017 is almost here and with it comes the seventh year of Colorado’s massive dance party, Decadence. Taking place once again at the Colorado Convention Center on Dec. 30th & 31st, the event will offer a wide variety of EDM on three stages from 6:30 PM – 3 AM. Tickets will sell out, so buy them HERE while you can! In true Decadence fashion, 2017’s lineup is one for the books, featuring Colorado favorites, trap heavyweights, progressive house superstars, Grammy nominees… The list goes on and on. WithRead More
chocolate peppermint martini
With Thanksgiving and Christmas quickly approaching, it’s time to get into a holiday mindset – and what better way to do that than with some cocktail recipes that are sure to make you feel extra jolly? Our friends at Smirnoff have created 8 special Smirnoff cocktails just for this holiday season, featuring both the classic Smirnoff 21 vodka, and the limited-release, seasonally-minded Smirnoff Peppermint Twist and Smirnoff Kissed Caramel vodkas. These cocktails are sure to impress friends and family alike this holiday season. So, get into the holiday spirit withRead More

Posted On August 22, 2017By Cat HauslerIn Music, Shows, Uncategorized

Review: Global Dance Festival 2017

Global Dance Festival (GDF) celebrated its 15th anniversary at a new venue – the parking lot in front of Sports Authority Field (home of the Denver Broncos). Despite the new location and overall new vibe, the festival wowed thousands of attendees, yet again. While Red Rocks is one of the most beautiful and acoustically perfect venues in the world, it’s understandable why a festival like Global would look elsewhere in order to expand. At the new location, GDF was able to sprawl across flat land, adding large and impressive artRead More
It’s been a while since we’ve been able to read Kesha’s name in the news without biting back some kind of frustration. Since 2014, the pop superstar has been locked in a legal battle with former manager and producer Dr. Luke (aka Lukas Gottwald) alleging sexual assault and emotional manipulation, while seeking an injunction to be freed from her contract with Sony. So far the law has predictably come down on the side of the record label and the accused (which I’ve already aired my grievances about), but the cloudRead More

Posted On July 18, 2017By Cat HauslerIn Music, Music Musings, Shows

Preview: Global Dance Festival 2017

Colorado’s biggest dance music event of the summer gets a change of scenery to celebrate its 15th anniversary – Global Dance Festival (GDF) moves from Red Rocks Amphitheater to Sports Authority Field this year. GDF ’17 will take place July 21-22 and will transform the Broncos’ stadium into every raver’s dream. Going for an Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC)-like vibe, Global is changing things up by adding art installations, a silent disco, a shaded arcade (encouraging people to take breaks from the intense Colorado sun), multiple food trucks and various carnivalRead More
After eighteen months off the map, Writtalin’s favorite electropop band is back with new music in tow. Ahead of their forthcoming album, the LA four-piece Parade of Lights have given us a taste of what’s to come in the form of “Touch,” a bright, hook-packed piece of effervescent pop, the likes of which has been sorely missing from the indie scene lately. Gone are the heavily vamped guitars of their debut, frontman Ryan Daly and the gang instead pursuing a straight-forward dancefloor vibe that begs listeners to abandon their seatsRead More
I discovered PWR BTTM only a month ago, and they probably wouldn’t have crossed my radar without a little stoking from Apple Music. One Friday in early May, a raw punk thrasher called “Big Beautiful Day” from their new release “Pageant” found its way onto my New Music playlist. I was immediately enamored. As I began to read about their image of queer advocacy, the hook sunk deeper. Here were a pair of gender non-conforming musicians rocking drag, while howling out songs about bodily autonomy. I dug it in aRead More

Posted On June 2, 2017By Jackie RodriguezIn Buzzworthy, Movies, The Scene

Wonder Woman (2017) Review

The following review is rated MS, for Mini Spoilers. Wonder Woman just dropped, and I have literally just come back from seeing it in theaters. I’m here to tell you my own personal review (slight spoilers) about the newest addition to the DC Extended Universe. Wonder Woman closely follows the ending of Batman v. Superman, with the premise opening with Bruce Wayne obtaining a photograph of Wonder Woman’s past, and she begins her recollection of the time of the photograph. It is her origin story, her Gotham, her Batman Begins,Read More
This article contains spoilers of Alien: Covenant, Prometheus, and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. No amount of plugging your ears and “la la la” will save you. Picture it: America, 2008. The country shook from an unprecedented event that rocks us to this very day. I’m speaking, of course, about the release of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (Obama who? Stay focused.) It was one of the first nostalgia wet dreams of movie fandom, the revival of a long ago and muchRead More
I would like to share something that happened to me on Facebook earlier this week, and no, it had nothing to do with cat videos or a political yelling match. Monday afternoon I came across this piece in Gizmodo. For the “too long, didn’t read” crowd, it is a case study in Facebook’s community standards. User Erin La Ninfa, who runs the blog “Just Another White Hoe,” created and posted the above image to Facebook to find that she and the friends who shared it were flagged and the imageRead More