Courtney Harrell writes for Westword and University of Colorado Denver, telling stories of people and the things they do.
13 days ago | Westword Music Showcase
In the Whale’s Eric Riley needs a job. At the end of June, he’ll return to Denver after seventy days on tour — this following last summer’s busy tour schedule: two weeks on the Presidents of the United States of America tour, two weeks home, three...
2 months ago | Longform
Bob Domonkos’s plan was hazy, at best, but he knew one thing for sure: He needed rappers. So he posted an ad on Craigslist. “Need rappers for booty-centric rap,” it read. “I have a song I’d like to see get out there…I think this little ditty has g...
2 months ago | The Industry
This year’s Denver Music Summit — the third iteration of the gathering — will be about more than just good music. There will be live performances by local and national artists, yes, but there will also be networking, panels about industry trends a...
3 months ago | Music News
“You can make a beer out of salmon, can’t you?” “Sure, we can just put the salmon in the blender, like a Bass-o-matic.” The members of bluegrass band Leftover Salmon laugh, looking up at the tanks of beer towering above them in the back of Brecken...
4 months ago | Music News
Reed Bruemmer isn’t against weed or “marijuana refugees." But his shirts are. Following the popularity of his “Hail Peyton” T-shirts, the Speedwolf singer designed two new shirts poking fun at stoner culture — you know, to balance out all those du...
4 months ago | Profiles
At 6:30 a.m., downtown Denver is still dark. The sun won’t rise for another 40 minutes, but a line of people already stretches around the block, waiting to get into Lodo’s Bar & Grill for this year's Channel 93.3's Keggs & Eggs. Nearly eve...