Kiernan Maletsky is Westword's music editor. His writing has appeared in alt-weeklies around the country as well as Miley Cyrus's mom's Twitter feed.
9 days ago | Video
US Air Force cadet Brett Hagen has big dreams, so he rounded up his particularly agreeable friends and re-wrote "Shake it Off" in order to ask its original singer, Taylor Swift, to be his date to a dance. Specifically, he wants to bring her to the...
10 days ago | Music Festivals
Riot Fest is a little over a month away. The lineup includes some monster names (Iggy Pop, Run DMC, etc.), but you don't necessarily have to go in for the whole thing in order to get a sampling. Today, the organization announced a series of after-...
17 days ago | Music Festivals
The Colorado installment of Riot Fest is a month and a half away. We told you about this year's lineup earlier — it includes Ice Cube (and special guests), Iggy Pop, Modest Mouse and more. Yesterday, Riot Fest announced its single-day lineups, tic...
1 month ago | Music Festivals
Riot Fest will return for its third year in Colorado from August 28 to 30 at the National Western Complex. The Chicago-born punk rock carnival has quickly established itself as one of the largest music festivals here, drawing thousands for an arra...
1 month ago | MasterMinds
When Westword decides to put on a show, we really put on a show! Our 21st annual Westword Music Showcase — which will fill venues across the Golden Triangle on Saturday, June 20 — will include a real class act: Two of this year’s MasterMind awards...
2 months ago | Video
In a recent Westword feature, Alex Warzel describes the music (and career) of Felix Fast4Ward, saying, "He's been making his way through the Denver music scene, developing his style and skill. He teaches music production to kids through the Youth ...