‘I had a[n art] show in Salida,” says Audrey Gray, “and this woman said, ‘Hey, I have this really cool stuff. I don’t know what it is. It’s coming up in my backyard. Do you want to come check it out?’”

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This past year, many people decided to give up their normal jobs and pursue their dreams. That is most certainly the case with Nick Pryor and Christian Gutierrez and their company, Pryor Custom Craft. Pryor Custom Craft creates artfully constructed wooden guitar cabinets, studio cases, micro…

From the Who’s Tommy and Quadrophenia to Green Day’s American Idiot and Beyonce’s Lemonade, the pop music world has produced more than its fair share of rock operas and concept albums. But unless you count Muddy Waters’ Electric Mud ­— a psychedelic blues project that producer Marshall Chess…

Robert Plant has been so fixated on avoiding nostalgia, it’s extended beyond a reluctance to reunite Led Zeppelin, to include a return engagement with bluegrass star Alison Krauss. Recording executives talked for years of reprising 2007’s Raising Sand album by the duo, but it took prodding b…

When Chvrches released their 2013 debut album The Bones of What You Believe, they were immediately labeled a synth-pop band, which is what happens when you have three musicians who play synthesizers and dress nicely.

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Once upon a time there was a young(er) Westsider whose early days of red-card holding mostly saw him hanging his hat at the shops on that side of town. Years later, this seasoned smoker regularly searches for the green kings and queens of southern Colorado’s cannabis scene.

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On Wednesday, Nov. 24, Stargazers will host a thoughtful fundraiser for Care and Share Food Bank for Southern Colorado. What’s being billed as a Holiday Kickoff Party features the driving bluegrass of local supergroup Red Mountain Boys — including Alan Begley on flat-top guitar, Lewis Mock a…

According to Jon Khoury, the executive director of Cottonwood Center for the Arts, “relevance” is the most important obligation artists (and arts organizations) have to their community. So instead of planning shows years in advance, Cottonwood leaves room to adjust and adapt, making sure the…

Much like Alt-J’s Joe Newman, Palms vocalist Ben Rothbard’s singing is an acquired taste. In the case of Newman, not everyone acquired it — the “People Also Ask” questions that turn up in an Alt-J Google search include “what is the band everyone hates?” and “why does Alt-J sound like that? —…

It’s hard to say precisely what makes The Dodos’ new album Grizzly Peak (Polyvinyl) superior to the San Francisco duo’s previous seven studio releases. When The Dodos played Colorado Springs’ short-lived Side Door venue in 2019, the signature precise percussion and angular guitar licks alrea…

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It’s that time of year again when one should be thankful and giving, so I was daydreaming about what I was thankful for this year. I’m appreciative that I found a new job in Pueblo and I also give thanks to the universe for my wife.

This hike starts at the Powell parking lot, at the intersection of Gold Camp Road, High Drive and North Cheyenne Cañon Road. Go past the gate and follow Gold Camp Road up and over closed Tunnel #3. You're not going to St. Mary's Falls, so you bear left at the sign pointing towards the falls,…

The "original" Daniels Pass Trail in North Cheyenne Cañon Park is known for its difficulty. It's unreasonably steep and often covered with ground-up Pikes Peak granite that makes climbing difficult — and makes going down dangerous. Add to that some heavy erosion, unmarked trailheads and havi…

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Sometimes bands can get caught up in the little things, so it’s important to take a step back and realize why musicians (like myself) perform in the first place — to have fun. And step back is exactly what One of These Nights did. David Gashaw and Daniel Oglesby played together in local indi…

Fly fishers who hit the Deckers/Cheesman Canyon area know about this roadside gem around 20 minutes north (and an hour southwest of metro Denver). But so do plenty of other outdoor enthusiasts who’ve enjoyed its constantly changing menu over the past 15 years since Kurt and Karen Blackwell t…

There are many paths to success, but one of the more unusual ones was traveled by the Guyanese American singer/rapper SAINt JHN. For three years, his achingly infectious “Roses” single had gone relatively unnoticed, until a 19-year old amateur deejay named Imanbek Zeikenov — who at the time …

Seafood and steak spot Bonny & Read’s expansion into sushi has happened with the deliberate decor typical of a Joseph Campana project, complete with an atmospheric purple light and white-blossomed cherry trees in a dedicated second dining room with its own bar.