Westword Music Showcase 2004

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

Avalanche or Broncos?
Who cares? Sports get enough attention in this town.

Parting shot/final comments?
Get out and support local music. They're are tons of great bands in this town. So instead of seeing a movie, go see a real, live rock band. If you're going to the bar, go to a bar that has a live band. And please buy our record -- it is really, really good. Last, and most important, get out there and vote not only for the showcase, but for a new president. Let's get Bush out of the office he never should have had in the first place! Make sure all your friends are registered to vote, and don't blow off voting this November. The future of our nation depends on you, the rock-and-roll public!

BRAD UPTON QUARTET
NOMINATED IN JAZZ/SWING

BREAK MECHANICS
NOMINATED IN HIP-HOP
6 P.M., LA RUMBA

And you are...?
Break Mechanics: Q Burse, vocals; PAAS, vocals; Low, vocals; Daren Hahn, drums; Greg Raymond, keys; and Casy Sidwell, bass.

How long has the act been together?
About a year and a half.

What are some of your noteworthy recent feats?
Q Burse is releasing his solo CD, Q Burse Is...the Timeless Child, on Fanbass Recordings.

Recent recordings of note?
We just finished mixing our debut album this week and are releasing the record sometime in late July.

What do you love about the local scene?
It's really like one big family. Everyone is constantly performing with each other and sitting in. There is an amazing group of artists, poets, dancers, DJs, musicians, MCs, writers and activists that make up this community. Denver's underground hip-hop scene is real as rain, and we are fortunate to have a community like that.

Avalanche or Broncos?
The Broncos. Defense wins championships.

Parting shot/final comments?
Low, one of our MCs, recently changed his name from Down Low after catching an episode of Oprah -- you'll have to ask him about it.

BRIGHT CHANNEL
NOMINATED IN ROCK
10 P.M., ACOMA CENTER

And you are...?
Bright Channel.

Website?
www.flightapproved.com

How long has your act been together?
Since February 2002.

What are some of your noteworthy recent feats?
We managed to finish this questionnaire in less than thirty minutes, despite our collective hung-over brain fog.

Recent recordings of note?
Our first album is due out in fall 2004.

How do you pay the bills? What are your day jobs?
Guitar Tech, music-store manager and forest-service employee.

What's the biggest crowd you've ever played for?
About 600 people

Favorite places to play?
The Climax Lounge, Gothic Theatre and our basement.

Why music?
It's the perfect anti-depressant (and it makes us feel warm and fuzzy).

If not music, what else?
Jeff would be painting. Brian would be spending more time with his dog, Jinx. And Shannon would sell everything and buy a TiVo.

What band names were left on the cutting-room floor in favor of your current one?
Satan's Bitch, Bearfox, Fishlegs, Van Halen.

Funniest/strangest gig story -- local?
After racking our brains over this question, we've come to the realization that we're not very funny or strange. Thanks a lot.

Funniest/weirdest gig story -- on tour?
No tours with this band, yet.

Worst gig?
There was one memorable experience where the gig conditions were so bad that Jeff told the audience they'd have to pay us to keep playing. It was all downhill from there.

What do you love about the local scene?
There are a lot of great venues to play in Denver right now, and we've met a lot of really good people through the music scene.

What bugs you about the local scene?
Although support for the local music scene has gotten better in recent years, there is always room for improvement.

What's the biggest misconception about your band/act?
The biggest misconception is that we actually play our instruments. In reality, there are monkeys backstage playing the real instruments, and Jeff is lip-syncing to a Britney Spears vocal track on half speed.

Any random facts we should know?
The Earth gets 100 tons heavier every day due to falling space dust. That's pretty heavy.

Avalanche or Broncos?
We've never heard of either of those bands...

Parting shot/final comments?
Gravity is a harsh mistress.

BUCKNER FUNKEN JAZZ
NOMINATED IN FUNK/SOUL

And you are...?
Professor Roderick W. Buckner, Buckner Funken Jazz.

Website?
www.BuckyLove.com

How long has your act been together?
Six years.

What are some of your noteworthy recent feats?
Opening for Maceo Parker, A.W.A., Liquid Soul, and many others.

Recent recordings of note?
Working on a new CD.

How do you pay the bills? What is your day job?
On time. My day job is in music education.

What's the biggest crowd you've ever played for?
We have played for over 200 to 300 people.

Favorite places to play?
Herb's, Herman's and the Breckenridge Jazz festival.

Why music?
Music is a part of my life. I am very in tune with music, and it makes me happy.

If not music, what else?
Music, period.

What band names were left on the cutting-room floor in favor of your current one?
Buckner Jazz and Blues Band.

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