Remember a few weeks ago when we mentioned that Nathaniel Rateliff was getting ready to release a 10-inch live album culled from performances captured during Daytrotter's Barnstormer Tour and a gig at Notting Hill Arts Club in London this past February? Well, we've just learned that Rateliff ... More >>
Lancaster.Best part about living in the Mile High City? Well, aside from the music, the breathtaking beauty, the four seasons and three hundred or so days of sunshine, that is? Easy: The seemingly undying benevolence of the people who live here. We take care of our own. There's generally n ... More >>
This past February, when we started putting together the 2010 Westword Music Showcase, we posted an item asking you how we could improve our annual music festival, this year set for Saturday, June 19, in the Golden Triangle (if you haven't already purchased your tickets, you can still buy d ... More >>
After being rumored for months, it's now official: The Rouge is the latest member of the Atlantic Records roster. Last night in Los Angeles over a bottle of single barrel Jack Daniels, "which they polished off in the Atlantic office," reports the act's manager Adam Lancaster, the guys signed their ... More >>
The membership roster of Snake Rattle Rattle Snake includes former (and current, in the case of Andrew Warner) members of bands that left an indelible mark on the underground music scene in Colorado, acts like Space Team Electra, Red Cloud, Bad Luck City, Monofog, Hawks of Paradise and V-Tech Orchid ... More >>
David BarberJohn Baxter and Matty Clark in the fleshThe picture above pretty much tells the tale of last night's Westword Music Showcase Awards -- drunk and debaucherous. Everyone (well, we think everyone -- we didn't exactly take a formal poll or anything) had a pretty swell time. Hugs were smiles ... More >>
The Photo Atlas and the Still City will be playing this Thursday night at the Marquis Theater. In itself, that might not seem so noteworthy. Sure, the Photo Atlas has been receiving some great national press lately, and the Still City is one of the best bands I haven't seen. What makes this show rea ... More >>
Photo: Anthony Camera So, just got off the phone with Adam Lancaster (Morning After Records, Curious Yellow), and the lineup for the Mile Hi-Fidelity party in Austin is close to being completely confirmed. Wait? What? Mile Hi-Fidelity? Isn't that the name of your radio show, you ask? Indeed. And whi ... More >>
While it's still a bit early, the official list of Denver acts invited to play SXSW seems pretty narrow. Given the extraordinary talent we have here, we're guessing that the number of artists who submitted this year is down and that this is really more of a reflection of the economy -- bands weighin ... More >>
As promised in last Friday's Mile High Makeout, I just had the opportunity to crash a practice session by the newly reconstituted Curious Yellow. Though founder Adam Lancaster has lost count of how many lineups have flown beneath this flag, I think it's safe to say that this particular version is go ... More >>
I was very excited to receive an instant message yesterday from Adam Lancaster, of Morning After Records, announcing his return to live performance. Adherents of the Denver music scene will remember that Lancaster fronted his own loud, energetic, melodic rock band, Curious Yellow, unt ... More >>
My daughter looks nothing like me. When I look in the mirror, I see the Jewish-Italian pan-European mongrel that I am. Her mother – with her olive skin and thick black hair – looks vaguely Latina, or like she was born somewhere overlooking the Mediterranean. But our three-year-old daughter looks ... More >>
Ever since, let’s say 1968, people in the music world have just loved talking about DIY – Do It Yourself. If you use the term in the UK, people will think you’re talking about home improvement projects, but here in the colonies, that phrase carries a deep, complex and emotionally hefty connota ... More >>
Still toasting that champagne of bottled beers.
This local label boosts Denver's national image.
Usually, the Morning After is all about regret. This one is filled with optimism.
A smokin' deal