Magazine · Non-Fiction

Interview: Talking Economics with Meow Wolf by Josiah Hesse

  There is an old cliche that “real” artists aren’t interested in making money. Or that if you are focused on making money, you must be a shit artist. Sometimes things do play out that way, leading to great talents being ripped off, and hacks making a killing on hotel room art. But it doesn’t… Continue reading Interview: Talking Economics with Meow Wolf by Josiah Hesse

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That One Night I Decided to be a Prostitute Because of JT LeRoy by Josiah Hesse

In the church where I grew up, being a prostitute was the ultimate sin. Beyond theft, drug use, Satanism or even murder, selling your body sexually meant you’d hit rock bottom and would never be the same. So, naturally, when the cab driver propositioned me, I jumped at the opportunity.   I was 22 and… Continue reading That One Night I Decided to be a Prostitute Because of JT LeRoy by Josiah Hesse

Magazine · Non-Fiction · Review

Album Review: Ancient Elk – Self Titled

  Ancient Elk Ancient Elk by Josiah Hesse   After being teased with a string of hypnotic live shows and a killer EP, the wait is finally over: Ancient Elk’s full-length debut album has finally arrived. Blending sixties psych-pop, country-rock and post-war jazz, Ancient Elk is a cozy, mid-tempo record that strikes a delicate balance… Continue reading Album Review: Ancient Elk – Self Titled

Comix · Magazine · Non-Fiction

Interview: R. Alan Brooks – The Burning Metronome

*Interview by Lonnie MF Allen Denver comic artist R. Alan Brooks’ ambitious new graphic novel, The Burning Metronome, is a sci-fi noir spiced with subtle hints of social commentary. With characters revealing nuanced humanity inside a world of desperate urgency, all couched within art that is electrifying as it is seductive (illustrated by Dion Harris,… Continue reading Interview: R. Alan Brooks – The Burning Metronome

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Album Review: Natalie Tate – Broken Open

Natalie Tate Broken Open I fell in love with Natalie Tate’s angelic voice when I had the accidental privilege of hearing a friend /co-worker put the final touches on the mix of her debut album a few years back. Her latest album, Broken Open, is somewhat of a change from her previous (almost exclusively guitar-based)… Continue reading Album Review: Natalie Tate – Broken Open

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Album Review: Ned Garthe Explosion – Flashlight Tan

Ned Garthe Explosion Flashlight Tan I was first introduced to Ned Garthe Explosion by Aaron Collins when I booked his band (A. Tom Collins) to play New Year’s Eve a few years back. Aaron   insisted that NGE open the show and I hesitantly agreed. They absolutely crushed it and ever since then they have been… Continue reading Album Review: Ned Garthe Explosion – Flashlight Tan

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Cold Crushed: Why We Can’t Lose Denver’s Premier Hip Hop Club by Ru Johnson

Just before Tyrone “TJ” Adair was gunned down just outside the patio at Cold Crush, the atmosphere was like any other warm Sunday evening on “The Block,” the nickname given to the 2700 block of Larimer. The dance-club and art-bar was packed with Denver hip-hop fans, who had been loyally filling Cold Crush for years,… Continue reading Cold Crushed: Why We Can’t Lose Denver’s Premier Hip Hop Club by Ru Johnson

Magazine · Non-Fiction

At Home With A Ghost: Watching Harry Nilsson’s Voice Die by Sarah Kernochan

1974 was the year RCA released House of Pain, my first album as a singer-songwriter. It was the year I loved and lost a man, so my songs poured out the sweet and the bitter in equal measure. Once I was done recording, I rolled up my sleeves to begin my new project: self-pitying, wine-soaked… Continue reading At Home With A Ghost: Watching Harry Nilsson’s Voice Die by Sarah Kernochan