Westword Music Showcase 2004

Fifty bands. Ten stages. Five bucks. Be there.

DJ IVY
NOMINATED IN DJ: DANCE/ELECTRONIC
8 P.M., THE CHURCH

And you are...?
Josh Ivy, aka DJ Ivy.

Website?
www.milehighhouse.com

Love .45
Love .45
DJ Vajra
DJ Vajra

How long has your act been together?
I've been deejaying since 1996.

How do you pay the bills? What is your day job?
I pay the bills mostly from DJ gigs. Four days a week, I do freelance graphic design from home.

What's the biggest crowd you've ever played for?
2,000 peeps.

Favorite places to play?
Boulder Theater, National Forest land, the EndUp (SF) and Trilogy wine bar.

Why music?
Because I can't live without it.

If not music, what else?
Graphic design.

Funniest/strangest gig story -- local?
Last weekend at the Colorado Electronic Music Festival, I accidentally kicked over my open crate of records. We were on a super dusty slope, so all the records just dove into the nasty dust -- the last place you want your vinyl! Then, to top it off, I kicked over Jon Nedza's records minutes later -- super party foul!

Funniest/weirdest gig story -- on tour?
I was playing an outdoor party in Arizona. There were massive amounts of bugs flying around. The only lights around were the ones on the turntable, so naturally, the bugs were all attracted to these lights. Every time I looked up, there was some other wild bug sitting on the spinning records. One time, a massive locust came down, clung to the needle and proceeded to try to fly away with it. The needle came crashing down, and the music stopped -- it was hilarious.

What do you love about the local scene?
The incredible sense of family: It's a small town, and I feel like I know everyone. It feels great to go out and feel at home almost anywhere.

What bugs you about the local scene?
Not enough mystery and excitement: It is a small town, and that has some drawbacks. It would be fun to have a few more thousand heads out there supporting and rocking out.

Any random facts we should know?
I was the top-ranked under-eighteen U.S. downhill mountain-bike racer from ages fifteen to eighteen. I was Junior National Downhill Champion in 1991. I was on the U.S. Junior National Mountain Bike team from '91 to '93. I was ranked fourth in the Junior World Championships in 1992. I raced professionally from 1994 to 1995.

Avalanche or Broncos?
Lance Armstrong.

Parting shot/final comments?
We need a GROWednesdays venue!

DJ NUTMEG
NOMINATED IN DJ: DANCE/ELECTRONIC
10 P.M., THE CHURCH

And you are...?
DJ Nutmeg.

Website?
www.RyanDykstraNightlife.com

How long has your act been together?
Been playing records since 1995.

What are some of your noteworthy recent feats?
Best Club DJ, Westword Best of Denver 2004, CEMA (Colorado Electronic Music Association) Best Up and Coming DJ, CEMA 2000 Best Local House DJ.

Recent recordings of note?
Currently in studio.

How do you pay the bills? What is your day job?
I work at Twist & Shout Underground and deejay three to four nights a week.

What's the biggest crowd you've ever played for?
I played for 4,300 people at a rave called EARTH.

Favorite places to play?
Rox on Sundays and Lime on Saturdays

Why music?
Simple: It's pure love for music and dancing. That's been it since I was like five years old.

If not music, what else?
Who knows? I try not to think about that.

What band names were left on the cutting-room floor in favor of your current one?
Britney Spears and Bone Crusher.

Funniest/strangest gig story -- local?
One time a lighting truss fell on me while I was playing.

Funniest/weirdest gig story -- on tour?
One time several years ago, we had to throw a party out in the woods outside of Santa Fe on a whim because the venue fell through nine hours before the show.

Worst gig?
Hands down, it was this stupid fashion show at the Sherman Events Center a year ago. What a joke.

What do you love about the local scene?
All the support I have received from this city and friends. Not to mention all the bad-ass talent.

What bugs you about the local scene?
Too many mainstream remixes.

What's the biggest misconception about your band/act?
The fact that I really love epic trance.

Any random facts we should know?
I love chicks with big noses.

Avalanche or Broncos?
Broncos, all the way.

Parting shot/final comments?
David Holthouse rules.

DJ SARA T
NOMINATED IN DJ: DANCE/ELECTRONIC
6 P.M., THE CHURCH

And you are...?
Sara Thurston, aka DJ Sara T.

Website?
www.Saratea.com

How long has your act been together?
Physically since 1978, but deejaying for seven years.

What are some of your noteworthy recent feats?
Getting invited to guest-DJ on the East and West coasts.

Recent recordings of note? vMix soon to be CDR'd and distributed hand to hand.

How do you pay the bills? What is your day job?
I do promotions for record labels, put on parties, intuitive counseling (yes...seriously), art direction and write music for soundtracks.

What's the biggest crowd you've ever played for?
Three hundred or so: Party at the Hipster Youth Halfway House.

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