Westword's Ten Most-Read Denver Music Stories From 2015
In 2015, Westword Music covered a vast range of Denver music, from blockbuster national tours to homegrown superstars. We celebrated growth and successes, debated development and its effect on local artists, and mourned the too-frequent losses of beloved figures in the music community. Here are the ten stories you loved the most, based on readership — with the most popular story in the number-one slot. Based on these results, we can conclude readers love Red Rocks, festivals, Nathaniel Rateliff, and are very concerned about what happens to a young woman wearing pasties to EDC.
10. Cage The Elephant Antics Wear Thin at Red Rocks
"[Matthew Schultz], who has said he discovered punk music a few years after Cage the Elephant (with its southern-fried 2008 blues-funk single “Ain’t No Rest for the Wicked”) became famous, showed a smidgen of raw power a la Iggy Pop while racing around the big Red Rocks stage and into the crowd." Continue reading Cage The Elephant Antics Wear Thin at Red Rocks.
9. How The Hell Do People Afford Coachella?
"There's no way getting around it: Coachella ain't cheap. A three-day pass alone will set you back $375. Add in the costs of getting to and from Indio, after-concert Uber pickups, hotel rooms, vittles and other incidentals, and we're already near $1,000." Continue reading How The Hell Do People Afford Coachella?
8. 2015 Westword Music Showcase Tickets Available Now!
The Showcase is a celebration of our state’s vibrant music scene. Colorado is home to internationally renowned experimental bands, pioneering folk artists, Grammy winners and much, much more. Continue reading 2015 Westword Music Showcase Tickets Available Now!
7. RIP Gary Lee Bomar Owner of Gary Lee's Motor Club and Grub
While Bomar was fighting his battle, the Denver music community was rallying around him. Gary Lee’s Motor Club and Grub is a well-known South Broadway bar and venue, a staple during the annual Underground Music Showcase. Continue reading RIP Gary Lee Bomar Owner of Gary Lee's Motor Club and Grub.
6. Ten Reasons Red Rocks Is Headed for Its Best Season Yet
There’s no doubting the amount of historic moments our beautiful Red Rocks have seen. But the iconic Colorado venue has really outdone itself this year. From first-time international superstar performances to the most number of confirmed concerts ever — here are ten reasons why 2015 will be the best Red Rocks season in history. Continue reading Ten Reasons Red Rocks Is Headed for Its Best Season Yet.
The Top 5 stories of 2015 on the next page!