All right, so the biggest thing I learned on my summer vacation — er, I mean, at the Westword Music Showcase, which, though always a trip, is far from a retreat for me — is that it's truly impossible to categorize all the disparate factions of the local scene. While we strive to include the entire music community, even adding new categories every year, just when we think we've finally got it nailed, we inevitably leave out some folks or never quite place each of the artists in a category on which everyone agrees... More >>>