Magazines, Papers, Guides
Especially. Arts & Entertainment Focused
- Regional -
Periodicals listed are both current & past. To find expired publications, please consult your local library via the Literary section.
- Advocate <cudenver.edu/public/advocate> -
weekly tabloid of "University of Colorado at Denver" distributed on Auraria campus Variety section and other parts feature entertainment and arts reviews and event listings
mailing: CU-Denver Advocate, Campus Box 83, P.O. Box 173364, Denver, CO 80217-3364
location: Tivoli Student Union, Suite 345, 900 Auraria Parkway
- Arts Montage
"The Multi-Cultural Calender of Arts Events"
Arts Montage was first published in 1993 by the Denver Mayor's Office of Art, Culture andFilm. It's content includes a Calender of the performing arts and other arts. Each listing usually has a description and number.
contact: Arts Montage, Mayor's Office of Art, Culture and Film, 280 14th St., Denver, CO 80202
- Cake Eaters
Maddox, Sam/editor; publisher; founder (74-75)
'Weisberg', Kenny/cofounder; columnist (74-75)
Back in '74 Sam's Boulder-based culture and music tabloid known as Cake Eaters was a hit with bebop afficianados, Bowie mods and people of taste who were sick of the washed out 'hippy' revolution. The paper took a mock elitist view of culture but was genuinely cutting edge. Over 20 years ago this editor was a blister-footed ad hustler for Cake Eaters and asked Sam why he chose to call it Cake Eaters. With his usual grin, Sam pointed out that our town (Boulder) was a mecca for people with spare time and a soft life on their hands. He called this town of cheesecake, milk, and honey "Emerald City." As a born compulsive writer I learned much about style from Sam. You can still reach Sam at Miramar's New Mobility Magazine where his e-mail address is posted. New Mobility is national magazine for the disabled and mobility impaired based in California.
- Chronic Halitosis Magazine
Herrera, Dave/editor; publisher
inception: 1995 - demise: circa 1998/99
Contact: Chronic Halitosis, 3879 Tennyson St., unit A, Denver, CO 80212;
- Circles <CirclesMagazine.com> -
lesbian magazine, bi-monthly
1705 Fourteenth Street, Boulder 80302
(See: Colorado Music Magazine.)
- Color Red
(formerly: Colorado Music World)
Leventhal, Jon/editor in chief
Long, David/editor in chief; publisher
P.O. Box 22274, Denver, CO 80224
- Colorado Arts
"A Publication of the Federation of the Arts"
Colorado Arts is not related to Colorado Arts Net.
- Colorado Daily Newspaper <CoDaily.com> -
Contact: Colorado Daily, 5505 Central Boulder CO 80301-2820
- Colorado Dance News
"The Official Publication of the Colorado Dance Alliance"
Contact: Colorado Dance News, P.O. Box 471, Denver, CO 80201
Location: 1364 Dahlia St., Denver, CO 80220
(303) 832-6224; ph (CDA): 347-0004
- Colorado Gay Bar Guide & Happenings
bi-weekly; pub. by Colorado Tavern Guild
This is a concise guide to gay and lesbian venues that serve alcohol.
(Contact info not on file.)
- Colorado Music Magazine
- Colorado Music World
(renamed: Color Red, which see.)
- Colorado Production Guide
Colorado Film Commission/
This annual directory is "the official resource guide of the Colorado Film Commission." It's over 300 pages and doesn't come cheap. But you can browse through it at a major book store like Tattered Cover. Whether you are an underground film maker, big time cinematographer or musician you'll find this guide loaded with useful resources and contacts. It has everything from models to make-up artists, recording studios to video, talent, and lighting. Wanna be an extra? Get the Guide and find out who to call.
- Colorado Production Resources
"The Film and Video Services Guide"
Avail from CFVA office:
- Colorado Women's News
Covers arts & entertainment in at least one significant section.
P.O. Box 22274
Denver, CO 80222
- Colorado Zine Pool
(See Literary section.)
- Comedy Works Absurder
Contact: Comedy Works, 1226 15th St.,Denver, CO 80202.
Bi-monthly highlights and schedules of comedians performing at CW.
- Creative Insanity
P.O. Box 1341, Denver, CO 80201
- CU Campus Press <http://bcn.boulder.co.us/campuspress/Presshome.html> -
Contact: CU Campus Press, Campus Box 287, Boulder, Colo. 80309
- Curtain Up
"Colorado's Premiere Theatre Guide"
published by Colorado Alliance for Stage Theatre (CAST)
contact: CAST, 700 Speer Blvd., Denver, CO 80203
office: (303) 698-2216
auditions & info: (303) 698-2217 or (800) 20-STAGE (calling from out of town)
- Cyber-Psychos AOD <cyberpsychos.netonecom.net> -
Inception: 92 Spring (approx.)
Contact: Cyber-Psychos, POB 581, Denver, CO 80201
- Denver Entertainer
"Denver's Complete Monthly Entertainment Guide"
Contact: Denver Entertainer, 2500 Estes St., Lakewood, CO 80215
- Denver Entertainment Scene
"Colorado's Entertainment Source"
P.O. Box 101418
Denver, CO 80210
- Denver Live
(Above link dead 99se28tu)
See their Concerts of Note section for events.
Denver Live, 1624 Market St., Denver, CO 80202
(303) 615-5455 (This phone number dead 99se28tu)
- Denver Music Scene
4509 E. Evans Ave, Suite #4, Denver, CO 80222
- Denver News and Entertainment
1115 Broadway, Suite 106
Denver, CO 80203
- Denver Newspaper Agency <DenverNewspaperAgency.com> - Denver Newspaper Agency administers the joint operating aggreement that combined Denver's two leading daily papers, Denver Post and Denver Rocky Mountain News.
- Denver Post <DenverPost.com> -
One of Denver's two leading dailies, the Post covers arts and entertainment with extensive event listings, fashion and sports.
1560 Broadway, Denver, CO 80202-1577
- The Denver Scene
"Denver's Music Newspaper"
(This paper became was renamed Denver Music Scene.)
- der Modern Times (aka: DMT)
Alday, Roxanna/editor; co-editor
Moore, Michael/editor; founder
(expired 'zine of mid 1980s)
Butterfield, Eric/editor (1st 3 issues)
Contact: Diagnosis, P.O.Box 101896
"The Best of Colorado - Food and Entertainment"
Major restaurant coverage with minor entertainment coverage.
4130 E. Paakview Circle, Suite 1710
Littleton, CO 80121-3250
- Euphony Music News
Contact: Euphony, POB 460325, Aurora, CO 80046-0325
"To Serve, Promote and Support the Film and Video Industry of Colorado"
Published by Colorado Film Commission, 1625 Broadway #1700, Denver, CO 80202
(formerly "Fag Mag")
final issue: 96___
Gay mag which also covered straight fetish. May have been superceded by Orbit, a magazine having similar content and layout.
"Your guide to stylish life in the Mile High City"
first issue Dec, 1995
(monthly-young adult oriented.eclectic fashion entertainment &culture)
mail: Box 481861, Denver, CO 80248-1861
ofc: 1280 Sherman St., no 203, Denver, CO 80203
(303) 722-2668; fax: 832-3018
- update via callback survey Shawn White 97Nv25Tu
- Geek Magazine
- The Glory Torch
"Done butt naked on cold metal chairs."
Church, Paul/editor; publisher
Contact: Glory Torch, P.O. Box 16001, Denver, CO 80216
Editor Paul Church was a congenial and occasional promoter of local band music for many years. He reportedly moved back to his native Michigan around 1996 November after getting tired of being stuck in Denver's Capitol Hill ghetto.
- GoGo Magazine <GoGoMagazine.com> - arts and entertainment
- Gravitas <GravitasMag.com> -
Twice annual hardcopy journal with graphically pleasing web site dealing with literature, culture and visual offerings pertaining to minorities and threatened ethnic groups globally.
site excerpts: "The quest of GRAVITAS BEYOND BORDERS is to search out the lost tongues, the lost causes, and the lost testimonies of peoples from around the globe."
PO Box 480165, Denver, CO 80248-0165.
- H, Inc.
Gay weekly magazine
Contact: H Magazine, 430 South Broadway, Denver, CO 80209
- The Hooligan <TheHooligan.com> -
Contact: P.O. Box 18907, Denver, CO 80218-0907
- Hot Spot
Contact: Hot Spot, POB 470387, Aurora, CO 80047-0387
"The Arts Alternative" (monthly rag/defunct)
former location: 2548 15th St., Denver, CO 80211
- Ink' en Arteries
(Defunct 1980s periodical)
- In The Now
"Arts & Entertainment Magazine"
(The above link was apparently expired when checked 99Se28Tu)
Contact: In The Now, P.O. Box 1977, Denver, CO 80201-1977
- Indie Anna Publishing
"The Monthly Music Magazine for the Independent Scene"
Jacobson, Tyler/editor; publisher
Contact: Indie Anna, POB 6391, Denver,
(303) 899-4990 voice mail
"Threads of Truth From Art and Story"
Contact: Paradox Publishing, 1650 Washington St., Denver, CO 80203
- INsite Denver -
2701 Alcott St., Suite 482, Denver, CO 80211
- The Invisible Sun
"A forum for Undiscovered Artists"
Invisible Sun covers some of music scene.
Contact: Invisible Sun, P.O. Box 505, Arvada, CO 80001-0505
- Iron Feather Journal
A fat 'zine bublished by Phun Inc .
(They have a web site. I'll try to find the URL in my files.)
For world audience with some local ads & features. Includes music and cybermischief.)
Contact: Iron Feather Journal, P.O. Box 1905, Boulder, CO 80306
- Karaoke & Entertainment Magazine
"Your Guide to Karaoke, Live Music, Dining and Active Lifestyles"
I never realized how many karaoke bars there are in metro Denver until I saw this publicatiuon.
Karaoke, P.O. Box 1807, Longmont, CO 80502
- KGNU (FM 88.5) Program Guide <KGNU.org> -
(See also: KGNU-FM in the Broadcast category.)
- KUCB Program Guide
(This guide from KUCB radio is a real scene 'zine with many in-depth local band reviews.)
- La Voz
Denver's leading Hispanic paper covers entertainment, community events and news.
office: 2885 West 3rd Ave., Denver, CO 80219
La Voz, P.O. Box 12068, Denver, CO 80212-0068
- The Lead Sheet
"Newsletter of the Rocky Mtn. Music Association", which see.
- Marquee Magazine
Contact: Marquee Magazine, P.O. Box 300579, Denver, CO 80203
- The Mile High Underground
Ed Ward told CAN that Mile High Underground was the first "alternative" newspaper in Colorado. It covered music and radical culture (decades ago). It's editor and publisher was James Ryan Morris.
Indir. Survey: 950610Ed Ward.
- Mind Garbage Magazine
CAN observed that this pulp 'zine has about 90% music coverage content.
Contact: Mind Garbage, 3531 S. Logan St., #245, Englewood, CO 80110
- Mr. Brainwashya
Contact: Red Wheelbarrow, Inc., P.O. Box 6698, Denver, CO 80206
- Modern Drunkard Magazine <ModernDrunkardMagazine.com> -
Even those of us afflicted with sobriety in a painfully updated world of impersonal slings and arrows recognize Modern Drunkard as the first strong local harbinger heralding the death of stinking PC thinking, that great intellectual vampire of our time. Top notch writing with a cultural slant, good to read while riding the cab home.
executive offices: 1522 Lafayette St. #1, Denver,CO,US 80218
Contact: High Infidelity Productions, 2525 Arapahoe Ave., Suite E4-170, Boulder, CO 80302
The tiny little nada zine was one of the first post-punk publications that covered assorted popular bands and culture. It was the brainchild of editor Roxanna Alday (Rx) who often wrote for entertainment in Westword in the 1980s.
- ref email Rx 2002Oc30We.
- The ONION <TheOnion.com> - humor newspaper
The Onion, 2525 Arapahoe, Suite E4-700, Boulder, CO 80302
- On Stage
"Entertainment and Arts in the Rockies"
Baldwin, Judy/managing editor
P.O. Box 1990, Arvada, CO 80001-1990
- On the Edge
Contact: On the Edge, Inc., 3000 E. Colfax Ave., #269, Denver, CO 80206
"Colorado's Only Weekly Party Magazine"
weekly on Wednesday
-96Au01: Orbit told DED they are owned by Out Front Newspaper
Contact: Orbit, 244 Washington St., Denver, CO 80203
- Out Front
Gay bi-weekly newspaper
Contact: Out Front, 244 Washington St., Denver, CO 80203
Gay monthly magazine
Contact: Quest Publishing, 430 S. Broadway, Denver, CO 80209
- Painted Black
- Passion Press
Inception 1: 1981
Inception 2: ???
Passion Press was mostly a literary vehicle but also offered reviews of music and performance art. Ed told CAN that he plans to revive Passion Press soon.
Contact: Passion Productions, which see.
Direct Survey: 950610EW.
- The Performer
(The official publication of Screen Actors Guild and AFTRA.)
Contact: SAG-AFTRA, Suite 502, 950 Cherry St., Denver, CO 80222
- Plex Program Guide
Denver Performing Arts Complex/newsletter
Contact: PLEX - Denver Performing Arts Complex, c/o Boettcher Concert Hall, 950 13th St., Denver, CO 80204
- Pulp Magazine
"Looking at Life From the Gutter Up"
inception: 95 August issue
Contact: Pulp Communications, P.O. Box 480027, Denver, CO 80248-0027
Location: 1280 Sherman St., Denver, CO
- The Red Wheelbarrow
Contact: (same), POB 150069, Lakewood, CO 80215
- Rise Magazine
Contact: Rise, P.O. Box 280715, Lakewood, CO 80228;
- Rocky Mountain News <RockyMountainNews.com> -
The News is one of two leading Daily newspapers in Denver. It has been around since about the time some claim jumpers trampled the town claim of Saint Charles and renamed it Denver. The News covers entertainment, fashion and other arts with many diverse event listings and sports.
- Rolling Stock
Literary magazine. Details later.
- Scratch Underground
"Gothic, Underground, Punk, Industrial and Fetish in Metro Denver"
inception: 97 April
contact: Scratch, P.O. Box 17601, Boulder, CO 80308-0601
- The Seed Magazine
Seed was a high quality youth oriented pulp 'zine covering rave, hip hop, skate, ska and Vespa scooter culture, as well as other popular music local and wide.
1433 Larimer Square, Suite 311, Denver, CO 80202
- Singles Entertainment Magazine
This tabloid emphasizes area country music but covers several other genres of entertainment as well including rock and jazz. Their masthead displays the logo of CMA (Country Music Assn.).
P.O. Box 440066, Aurora, CO 80014
- Ska La Mode
2141 E. 14th Ave., Denver, CO 80206
(a Colorado Springs ska 'zine)
Info line: (719) 550-0472
This cutting edge literary and entertainment 'zine seems to be out of circulation at least in Denver.
1225 College Ave, #5, Boulder, CO 80302
- Spit and a Half
Porcellino, John A./president
Contact: (same), POB 18510, Denver, CO 80218
(303) VEnus 0-1857 (area record label and 'zine)
- The Stinky Times
"Folk Arts Dance Calendar & News"
(bi-monthly publication of the Village Arts Coalition)
(VAC): (303) 440-8303
- Swallow Hill Music Association <SwallowHill.com> -
Swallow's house mag covers the activities of Swallow Hill including a wide assortment of area folk and accoustic music events, classes meetings, open stages and radio programs.
Contact: Swallow Hill Music Assn., 1905 South Pearl St., Denver, CO 80210
- Symphony Fanfare
the Colorado Symphony/newsletter
Contact: Colorado Symphony Ass'n, 1031 13th St., Denver Performing Arts Complex,
Denver, CO 80204
- Talentalk - Former scene magazine dealt with talent, entertainment and arts.
- The Underground Review
P.O. Box 470218, Aurora, CO 80047
- University Reporter
934 Pearl St., Suite i-2, Boulder, CO 80302-5125
- Urban Spectrum <UrbanSpectrum.net> -
monthly, community, social and entertainment newspaper for "people of color"
mail: P.O. Box 31001, Aurora, CO 80041
office: 2721 Welton St., Denver, CO 80205
- Waste Paper
Milewski, Meg/co-editor; desktop publisher
Waste Paper is an arm or the "lips" of Wax Trax Records. It contains record reviews, etc.
Waste Paper, c/o Wax Trax, 638 E. 13th Ave., Denver, CO 80203
- We Never Sleep Dispatch
(aka: W.N.S. Dispatch)
(Will dig up address on file.)
- Westword <Westword.com> -
The Backbeat/Clubs column offers scores of music venues and open stages. Backbeat/Etc. features local bands. Backbeat/Feedback covers a wide variety of career transitions in the local music scene. Annual Best of Denver edition polls fave bands, venues, and misc. things. Westword classifieds have headings for musicians and musical instruments. Incidently, Westword on-line is one of the killer web sites for getting entertainment news, data and extensive venue listings.
Contact: Westword, 1621 18th St., Denver, CO
- What's Up
Inception: 94 June
- Zamizdat Trade Journal
Joel operates Zamisdat Trade Network which publishes the journal. He related that zamizdat is Russian for self publishing.
Contact: Joel Haertling, 550 College Ave., Boulder, CO 80302
Colorado, New Mexico, & Cheyenne, WyomingColorado Springs:
- Zeitgeist - (monthly-entertainment and culture for youth market)
Zeitgeist, 161 W. Mountain Ave., No. 14, Fort Collins, CO 80524
ph: (970) 407-0204
Introduction - Periodicals
(We will provide an intro later.)