Westword Music Showcase 2006

Be there or be square!

What albums have had the biggest impact on you?Christian: Grateful Dead, Terrapin Station; Kiss, Rock and Roll Over; Pink Floyd, The Wall. Shelby: Bob Marley, Burnin'; The Pogues, Rum, Sodomy & the Lash; Seanchai & the Unity Squad, There Will Be Another Day. Dave: Nomeansno, Wrong; Nirvana, Nevermind; Operation Ivy, Unity.

What artists have had the biggest impact on you?The Pogues, Chieftans, Derek Warfield & the Wolfe Tones, Nirvana, Tool, Flogging Molly, Grateful Dead, the Cure, Bob Marley, the Sex Pistols and the Clash.

Myspace: godsend or the devil?Godsend.

Do you have an iPod? If so, who's on it right now?Pretty Girls Make Graves.

PROJECT 12:01
NOMINATED IN GOTHIC/INDUSTRIAL

Website: www.project1201.com, myspace.com/project1201

Personnel: Melly London, Noel Johannes.

Native or transplant?Native.

Releases/discography:Last Pharaoh (available at CDBaby.com).

Describe your music in a sentence:Sultry darkwave bliss.

Do you think you can make it out of Denver?Our fan base is very scattered about nationally and internationally, so in a sense, I think we already have.

What's your idea of "making it"?Paying the mortgage and buying nice cars with the profits from our music would be a good example of "making it."

What local artist(s) are you most excited about?Munly & the Lee Lewis Harlots.

What albums have had the biggest impact on you?Melly London was never the same after receiving her first album as a little girl, Madonna's Like a Virgin.

What artists have had the biggest impact on you?Siouxsie and the Banshees, Madonna, KMFDM.

Myspace: godsend or the devil?Assuming godsend, since Jesus added us as a friend. LOL.

Do you have an iPod? If so, who's on it right now?Yes. The Bravery, "Honest Mistake."

RAILBENDERS
NOMINATED IN COUNTRY/ALT COUNTRY
3 P.M., OUTDOOR STAGE

Website: www.railbenders.com

Personnel:Jim Dalton, Tyson Murray, Graham Haworth and a revolving door of guitar/steel players.

Native or transplant?Two-thirds of us are natives. Graham is from Vashon Island, Washington.

Releases/discography:Southbound, Segundo and Showdown.

Describe your music in a sentence:We like to call our music "hard country."

Do you think you can make it out of Denver?Not with gas prices the way they are.

What's your idea of "making it"?We just like to give people, including ourselves, a good time so they can forget about all their problems for a while and enjoy themselves. If we've managed to do that on any given night, we've "made it."

What local artist(s) are you most excited about?There are so many local artists kicking ass right now. It's pretty cool to see what the Fray is doing on such a huge level.

What albums have had the biggest impact on you?The album that has probably influenced us the most up to this point is Honky Tonk Heroes, by Waylon Jennings. That record is pure genius from start to finish.

What artists have had the biggest impact on you?We draw from many sources, but Waylon, Willie and Johnny have to be at the top.

Myspace: godsend or the devil?Both.

Do you have an iPod? If so, who's on it right now?Son Volt.

RED CLOUD WEST
NOMINATED IN COUNTRY/ALT COUNTRY

Website: www.myspace.com/redcloudwest

Personnel:Ross Etherton on pig lung, Andrew Warner on seahorse, Neil Keener on kidney stone, Jason Heller on Neil Keener.

Native or transplant?We came here from ashes.

Releases/discography:The Red Cloud Condemnation Society and Its Panoply of Players Presents: The Word Comes From the Name of a Mythical Reptile Purported to Be the King of All Lizards. It Was Also Called a Cockatrice.

Describe your music in a sentence:Will you refuse your right to choose your type of execution?

Do you think you can make it out of Denver?Scrivener's palsy is the devil's workshop.

What's your idea of "making it"?Bleeding to death to maintain sanctity.

What local artist(s) are you most excited about?The ones who aren't going to prom.

What albums have had the biggest impact on you?The Maximillian Colby/Shotmaker split twelve-inch. The Boys Life/Christie Front Drive split ten-inch. The Cap'n Jazz/Friction split seven-inch.

What artists have had the biggest impact on you?He turned up in St. Petersburg in 1904 and gained entry to the czar's inner circle through his success in relieving the suffering of the czar's young son, who was afflicted with hemophilia.

Myspace: godsend or the devil?Satan laughing sends his links.

Do you have an iPod? If so, who's on it right now?Cats. The animal, not the musical.

REDLINE DEFIANCE
NOMINATED IN ROCK
5 P.M., MILK BAR

Website: www.myspace.com/redlinedefiance

Personnel:Carlos Martin (bass); Emerson Willis (lead guitar/vocals); Mike Kellogg (lead singer/rhythm guitar); Seth Bennett (drums).

Native or transplant?Carlos is a transplant from Washington, D.C.; Emerson, Kellog and Bennett are natives.

Releases/discography:Last of the Cellophane (2005).

Describe your music in a sentence:Emerson: Channeling tricky rhythms, shimmery soft parts and a metal-schooled dual-ax attack. Kellog: Vocal-driven, breaking rock experiment with a brilliant music backbone.

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