02/2013

2013 Colorado Bicycle Summit

Submitted by Jake Jensen on Thu, 01/10/2013 - 10:35am

Bicycle Colorado’s annual gathering of cycling enthusiasts returns, after two sold-out summits, to once again promote Colorado’s biking culture and infrastructure.  Cycling advocate and author Mia Birk—who spearheaded Portland, Oregon’s transformation into one of country’s biking capitals—will deliver this year’s keynote address. Tackle biking issues with legislators while presentations and breakout sessions cover a variety of topics, such as the famed cycling culture of Copenhagen, Denmark. Inspired by a day of collaborating with local cycling enthusiasts?

The Invisible War

Submitted by Davina Van Buren on Mon, 02/04/2013 - 11:35am

It's a depressing fact: A female soldier working in a combat zone is more likely to be raped by a colleague than killed by enemy fire. If that wasn't enough, victims, as this documentary explains, are often encouraged to stay silent. Weaving personal accounts with commentary from advocates, journalists, and Department of Defense officials, The Invisible War lays bare the shameful and secretive culture of rape in the United States military. Mon 7 p.m.

John Shors

Submitted by Morgan Tilton on Fri, 02/01/2013 - 12:47pm

Get comfortable at the Tattered Cover with a live reading from Colorado author John Shors. Known for his acclaimed historical fiction work—including the international bestseller, Beneath a Marble Sky—Shors will share excerpts from his new novel, Temple of a Thousand Faces. Don’t forget to stay after for a book signing. Mon 7:30 p.m.-9 p.m. 

 

 

The Vaccines

Submitted by Kelsey Colt on Wed, 12/12/2012 - 9:56am

This English indie rock band clearly has a great sound if Marcus Mumford and members of the White Lies were in the crowd for their first London show. With a sound that is comparable to the Strokes and the Ramones, they hit the top of the charts with their cleverly titled debut album What Did You Expect from the Vaccines?. Expect to hear tracks like “Teenage Icon” and “No Hope.” Mon 8 p.m.

Buke and Gase

Submitted by Jake Jensen on Mon, 02/04/2013 - 12:17pm

Named for their pair of one-of-a-kind instruments they made themselves—a baritone ukulele made of salvaged steel (“buke”) and a guitar-bass amalgam (“gase”)—this Brooklyn-based duo crafts catchy indie-pop-rock, which they embellish with percussion and a cache of synthesizing pedals. Hear unique arrangements and melodic tracks from their brand-new album General Dome, the artwork for which features an original coded alphabet that can be cracked only by logging on to the band’s website.