Isa Jones writes about music for Westword works as a community reporter at the Longmont Times-Call. Her writing has appeared all over the internet and occasionally in print. She likes Texas, live music and skiing. She dislikes mornings, seafood and Canada.
3 hours ago | Concert Reviews
Celebrity culture is a bit twisted, so Ed Sheeran is, unfortunately, more famous for being Taylor Swift’s best friend then he is for his impressive singing voice. If you Google him, there will be more videos of him stumbling out of a London club t...
6 days ago | Music News
The best concert Diane Rabson ever attended was held in her own living room. A Bosnian opera singer and an accordionist from St. Louis were performing. They took a request from Rabson’s mother, then brought her mother up on stage, singing the song...
8 days ago | Westword Music Showcase
It’s easy to think that the Denver music scene is small and insular. If you go to enough local shows, you start to expect to see the same people at every one, and suddenly you find yourself staring at a bartender one night, unsure if you recognize...
10 days ago | Westword Music Showcase
The 2015 Westword Showcase is so close we can almost hear it. If you’re new to Denver or just new to this particular festival, we understand that the enormous schedule can seem more overwhelming than exciting. But by following just a few simple pi...
12 days ago | Westword Music Showcase
Denver musician Macon Terry once joked that he should start working with mediocre musicians, because in Denver, the good ones are always busy or taken. He was being facetious, but he was describing a surprisingly common issue in the local scene.Te...
14 days ago | Previews
The opening moments of Surfer Blood’s 1000 Palms sounds nothing like the work of the fresh-faced Florida boys who brought fuzz to surf-pop back in 2010. “Time waits for no one” singer JP Pitts bellows over a menacing, building drum cadence. A minu...