Denver: This Is The Place. No, really. Ask MTV

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Denver: This Is The Place. We've always believed this, but we're obviously a little biased. Now, however, this assertion is coming from somebody else's mouth -- and not just anybody, mind you, but those arbiters of cool at MTV via a short segment called...wait for it...This Is The Place: Denver.

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And while on paper this prospect might sound like it could be primed for face-palming, the clip, just under five minutes in length, isn't at all cringe-inducing. In fact, it's pretty well put together and highlights some very worthy cats from the scene. At no time is our fair city depicted like flyover country, which can sometimes happens when we you get outsiders looking in.

Then again, this particular snapshot is being held up by MTV Other, the network's sassier little brother in the digital media department. Have a look. Spoiler alert: Brace yourself for some salty language from the narrator, some new knowledge -- A.Tom Collins has coined a pretty sweet description to describe its sound -- cameos from some familiar faces and shout outs to a bunch of bands.






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29 comments
Yerch McYerchikins
Yerch McYerchikins

We're working on that VH-1 thing. Right after we get Spin Magazine's endorsement.

Esteban Peralta
Esteban Peralta

Seriously? Posting this once was almost excusable, but twice is offensive. The video is a f*cking joke; MTV is a f*cking joke; and now Westword is officially a f*cking joke to this Denver native who now lives in Austin. I've been reading you guys for 25 years. No more.

Leah Jane
Leah Jane

that video was awesome besides the narrator

Kraig Conkin
Kraig Conkin

Now, you just need VH-1 to confirm, and you guys can start thinking you're cool.

Randall Chambers
Randall Chambers

that's us. edm and folk pop. just like the rest of the country.

Ben Owens
Ben Owens

Denver sucks. PLEASE DO NOT MOVE HERE!

Brett Rowley
Brett Rowley

In case you didn't realize, MTV is to music like KFC is to chicken

Roy Medina
Roy Medina

you would have gotten allot more "likes"

Roy Medina
Roy Medina

What would MTV know about Music? Westword just another reason why I hate your articles. The Title should have been Denver doesn't need recognition from a channel who thinks they know music.

Mackenzie Quinn Fraley
Mackenzie Quinn Fraley

What does MTV know about music? Of course Denver is the best but really did we need MTV to tell us?

Crystal Whitehead
Crystal Whitehead

Close. Hard to show the music scene in a couple minute video. Hi-dive is always the best place to see the best music though.

Esteban Peralta
Esteban Peralta

Probably not a good idea to be bragging about being featured on MTV.

Jane McDonald
Jane McDonald

The second half of this feels like a documentary of my life! Hi-Dive is home to so much great music. Accurate but highly annoying. We've been outed by MTV!?

Es Kot
Es Kot

So if MTV thinks this is the place for music...does that actually mean we have a bunch of pregnant 16 year olds and no music?

Ric Gonzalez
Ric Gonzalez

Fuck MTV shouldn't they be filming awful shows right now

pixielovemachine
pixielovemachine

even though i know a vast amount of the people in this... i still thought this was rather stupid


Andrew Shafer
Andrew Shafer

What a poor representation of Denver, its like this guy tried to find every hipster hangout possible like that's the only thing going on here. Poor choices all around...for example; Two Fresh is from Tennessee.

Androo Bleeda
Androo Bleeda

From the same tastemakers who brought us Teen Mom and Snooki

Mane Rok
Mane Rok

Mtv...is no barometer of cool...they have shows about pregnant teens...who they then turn into media whores ala porn stars. cmon now...westword is cooler than that.

fishingblues
fishingblues topcommenter

Wow, MTV!  That, along with Comedy Central (and for a few perverts, MSNBC), is where liberals get all of their news.  That's tall clover.  

boyhollow1
boyhollow1

@Andrew Shafer It's so hipster to hate on hipsters.

steppesmusic
steppesmusic

I'm sorry they didn't first consult you, Andrew.  Where else would have provided a better representation of local Denver music, exactly?

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