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  • 11 months ago | Music News

    This weekend's Westword Music Showcase, a one-day festival in the Golden Triangle neighborhood, will feature more than 140 of Denver's best bands. But they aren't the only people who make up the music scene here; it takes venue owners, label heads...

  • 1 year ago | Music News

    It's always baffling to us when we hear somebody bemoan the fact that there's no music being released these days that's worth listening to. There's actually quite a bit, if you ask us. Guess it sort of depends on your perspective — or at lea...

  • 2 years ago | Music News

    When most people thought of the music coming out of Denver this past year, odds are they thought about the Lumineers – with good reason. The outfit had a banner year: From being certified gold on the strength of a breakthrough single and gar...

  • 3 years ago | Music News

    There were a ton of albums released this year, and while we spent a great deal of time with the staggering number of outstanding local releases from the past twelve months (see last week's annual Moovers and Shakers list), we also found time to de...

  • 3 years ago | Music News

    It's that time again, when we reflect on all of our favorite local releases from the past twelve months — the ones that garnered the most time on our individual playlists. Once again, the Mile High City had absolutely no shortage of compelli...