It's Westword Music Showcase month, and today we have a schedule for you. In case this is unfamiliar territory: For the twentieth year, we'll celebrate the wide array of Denver's music scene with a music festival right here in the city. The thing has grown over the decades, and this year we have s ... More >>
Update, 5/16: We've added a couple dozen bands to the lineup, bringing the running total to 121 Colorado bands in addition to the five touring ones -- the full list as of today is below! The Westword Music Showcase is less than two months away. On June 21, 130-ish Colorado bands and artists of ever ... More >>
Every year at the Westword Music Showcase, we enlist our army of Backbeat wordsmiths to host various stages. In addition to their emcee duties, we ask them to pull double duty by submitting a travelogue of their individual stage. Jon Solomon hosted at Dazzle this past Saturday. Keep reading for some ... More >>
Grass Is Greener
While last month was quite good for jazz fans with the likes of Lee Konitz and Chris Potter, April brings plenty of great shows featuring Bill Frisell, the Monterrey Jazz Festival on tour, with Potter and some other steller players, trumpeter Dave Douglas, the UNC/Greeley Jazz Festival and Matt Skel ... More >>
The Skinny (Self-released)
Fifty bands. Ten stages. Five bucks. Be there.