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Syntax Physic Opera looking to make a statement in Denver bar scene

DENVER, CO - JULY 7: Preview of the new South Broadway restaurant/coffee shop/venue Syntax Physic Opera July 7, 2014. This ambitious multi-purpose performance and gathering space from the folks behind the Meadowlark serve as a place for bands, comedy, plays and cinema. Jonathan Bitz and his wife Joy head up the place. (Photo by John Leyba/The Denver Post)

For Jonathan Bitz, co-owner of the fancifully-named South Broadway venue Syntax Physic Opera, it’s not about selling hollow ideas in service of a trend.

Mark Mothersbaugh’s jukebox: Devo founder makes one-of-a-kind artifact for Denver bars

Mark Mothersbaugh's jukebox: Devo founder makes one-of-a-kind artifact for Denver bars

Devo’s Mark Mothersbaugh is heralding his Oct. 31 MCA Denver exhibit “Myopia” with a custom vinyl jukebox of random, rare, unreleased music and poetry.

High Plains Comedy Festival unveils 2014 lineup, new dates, venues and podcast recordings

High Plains Comedy Festival

Denver’s only all-stand-up festival, High Plains Comedy Festival, is welcoming Pete Holmes, T.J. Miller, Kumail Nanjiani and many more Aug. 22-23.

Air Dubai has high hopes for new album, “Be Calm,” exposure from 2014 Warped Tour

Air Dubai from left, Jon Shockness, Nick Spreigl, Julian Thomas, Taylor Tait, Lawrence Grivich and Michael Ray. Photo by Emily Driskill, provided by 7S Management.

After a four-year hiatus since its last proper album, Air Dubai is preparing its first release for Los Angeles-based Hopeless Records, “Be Calm,” which is set to drop on July 1.

Oddball Comedy and Curiosity Festival reveals 2014 lineup, Red Rocks date

Oddball Comedy and Curiosity Festival reveals 2014 lineup, Red Rocks date

Funny or Die’s Oddball Comedy tour is back and better than ever with another stacked lineup of stand-up greats.

Sharon Van Etten craves an intimate setting for her haunting music

Sharon Van Etten's set at the Bluebird Theater was a radiant goldmine for those mid-week diehards who took in the spectacle to a mostly packed house. Photo by Dusdin Condren.

Sharon Van Etten wants fans and critics to know that if anyone is holding back her career, it’s herself.

King Khan & the Shrines on psychedelic contact highs, portable toilets, and the Westword Music Showcase

Try not to use the portable toilets during King Khan's Westword Music Showcase set on June 21. Trust us. (Photo provided by Merge Records)

King Khan & the Shrines on outdoor shows, tripping while making out and the Westword Music Showcase.

Devo’s “hardcore” return to Denver prompted by tragedy, irreverence

Members of Devo, from left, Gerald Casale, Bob Mothersbaugh, Mike Mothersbaugh and Bob Casale, jump from a ledge outside their recording studio in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles Aug. 8, 2000. (AP Photo/JillConnelly)

As a founding member of art-rock tricksters Devo, Gerald Casale is no stranger to opportunistic stunts.

Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo, War, Big Head Todd and the Monsters to headline Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest

Big Head Todd and the Monsters

The 10th annual Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest in Fort Collins announced its national headliners today.

Why So Serious, Louie Anderson?

Comedian Louie Anderson credits his decades-long career with comedy that "means something." (Photo provided by Eve Sadof)

Louie Anderson is returning to Denver to play Comedy Works South, but before that he’ll kick off eTown’s new comedy series in Boulder.