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Hottest one yet! 2012 Westword Music Showcase attracts even more fans this year

The scene from the eighteenth annual Westword Music Showcase.
The scene from the eighteenth annual Westword Music Showcase.
Eric Gruneisen

Holy Moses! It's no stretch to say that yesterday was the hottest day of the summer. Literally. Not only did the late news reports back this up, but we're pretty sure if you ask anyone in the sea of people who attended the eighteenth annual Westword Music Showcase, they'll co-sign this claim -- well, that is, after they rehydrate, and assuming they can stand upright and their legs aren't all wobbly from all the dancing last night during Girl Talk's massive Showcase-closing dance party blowout.

Hottest one yet! 2012 Westword Music Showcase attracts even more fans this year
Eric Gruneisen

As always, there were no shortage of memorable moments. While we doubt there were any babies made yesterday (this isn't the original Woodstock), we know for sure there was at least one marriage proposal coming from Concept One to his lovely lady during American Trash Republic's set at City Hall Amphitheatre. And if the weather was hot, the music was hotter. That's the early word from Backbeat's army of wordsmiths, who hosted most of the stages yesterday. We'll have a batch of their travelogues later along with truckloads more photos from our resident shutterbugs. In the meantime, page down to see a few highlights from Showcase, including a few Instagram photos from you.

The block-rocking party...
The block-rocking party...
Kyle Risner/Instagram

Hottest one yet! 2012 Westword Music Showcase attracts even more fans this year
Jen Coop

... and the aftermath.
... and the aftermath.
The Jinji/Instagram

The scene yesterday at City Hall during BLKHRTS set from the stage.
The scene yesterday at City Hall during BLKHRTS set from the stage.
FOE/Instagram

Hottest one yet! 2012 Westword Music Showcase attracts even more fans this year
Brandon Marshall

The scene from the Curious Theater during A. Tom Collins's set.
The scene from the Curious Theater during A. Tom Collins's set.
Brian Landis Folkins

A. Tom Collins's frontman Aaron Collins getting up close and personal with the crowd.
A. Tom Collins's frontman Aaron Collins getting up close and personal with the crowd.
Brian Landis Folkins

Danielle Ate the Sandwich at Curious Theater.
Danielle Ate the Sandwich at Curious Theater.
Brian Landis Folkins

Luke Schmaltz of King Rat at Bannock Street Garage.
Luke Schmaltz of King Rat at Bannock Street Garage.
Brandon Marshall

Citizen at Bannock Street Garage.
Citizen at Bannock Street Garage.
Brandon Marshall

Citizen at Bannock Street Garage.
Citizen at Bannock Street Garage.
Brandon Marshall

Frontside Five at Bannock Street Garage.
Frontside Five at Bannock Street Garage.
Brandon Marshall

Dead Ringer's setup yesterday at Bannock Street Garage.
Dead Ringer's setup yesterday at Bannock Street Garage.
Brandon Marshall

Punk in drublic at Bannock Street Garage.
Punk in drublic at Bannock Street Garage.
Brandon Marshall

Tin Horn Prayer at La Rumba.
Tin Horn Prayer at La Rumba.
Brandon Marshall

The Foot. at La Rumba.
The Foot. at La Rumba.
Brandon Marshall

Hottest one yet! 2012 Westword Music Showcase attracts even more fans this year
Eric Gruneisen

Hottest one yet! 2012 Westword Music Showcase attracts even more fans this year
Brian Landis Folkins

Hottest one yet! 2012 Westword Music Showcase attracts even more fans this year
Brandon Marshall

Hottest one yet! 2012 Westword Music Showcase attracts even more fans this year
Brian Landis Folkins

Hottest one yet! 2012 Westword Music Showcase attracts even more fans this year
Brandon Marshall

Hottest one yet! 2012 Westword Music Showcase attracts even more fans this year
Brian Landis Folkins

Hottest one yet! 2012 Westword Music Showcase attracts even more fans this year
Brandon Marshall


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