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. A.H. Goldstein hosted at the Curious Theatre this past Saturday. Keep ... More >>
After a being out of the limelight for a spell, MGMT is back with a new record and ready to hit the road. The outfit, who is slated to release its new album in August, is set to headline the Fillmore Auditorium on Friday, September 6. Tickets ($35) go on sale on Saturday, June 22 at 10 a.m. Keep rea ... More >>
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CHUCK RAGAN @ SUMMIT MUSIC HALL | SAT, 4/13/13 Chuck Ragan first made his mark as the frontman of Hot Water Music, one of the more highly influential punk acts to emerge in the '90s. Fueled by youthful exuberance and inspired in part by the music that surrounding the skateboarding culture of the tim ... More >>
A bunch of new shows this week. The two biggest of the bunch: Bob Dylan, whose new album, Tempest , hits the stores today, is coming to the 1STBANK Center for a two-night stand in late October, and Green Day, due for a date at the Broomfield venue in February. Trans-Siberian Orchestra, meanwhile, br ... More >>
Every year, for the Westword Music Showcase, we enlist our army of Backbeat wordsmiths to host various stages, and in addition to their emcee obligations, we ask them to pull double duty (or triple-duty in some cases) and also write up the acts that appear on their individual stages. Kelsey Whipple ... More >>
Things might be slowing down a bit with the bigger concert announcements, but there was still a fair amount of activity over the last week, including Jane's Addiction at the Pikes Peak Center in Colorado Springs, Swans and Xiu Xiu at the Gothic Theatre, and Aaron Freeman (aka Gene Ween) at both the ... More >>
See Also: A 4/20 playlist from Westword's marijuana critic William Breathes Happy 4/20! Welcome to the end of another work week. As always, there are plenty of music options to consider this weekend -- and that's whether you're living the Mile High life or not. The second edition of the annual Levi ... More >>
Here's what's happening in music on the Front Range this week: On the concert front, Mute Math is coming to the Gothic in January and Kid Rock's at the Fillmore in December. On local radio specialty shows, Crimson Red, ManCub, the Foot. and DeVotchKa all got some spins. Meanwhile, at our loca ... More >>
Here's what's happening in music on the Front Range this week: On the concert front, December shows by Beats Antique and Pretty Lights were announced. On local radio specialty shows, Veronica, Vices I Admire, INCA and Hazel Miller all got some spins. Meanwhile, at our local record stores, new and re ... More >>
Here's what's good in the Mile High City this week: In October, Portishead hits the 1STBANK Center, Bring Me the Horizon comes to the Fillmore, and the Pains of Being Pure at Heart is due at the Bluebird. On local radio, Fierce Bad Rabbit, Veronica and Andy Hackbarth got some spins. Meanwhile ... More >>
Here's what's good in the Mile High City this week: In concert news, the Avett Brothers announced another Colorado date on July 8 at the Boulder Theater the night before their sold-out Red Rocks show, the FMQB Triple A Conference is returning to the Fox, Diana Ross is due at Wells Fargo in Septemb ... More >>
This Tuesday, May 24, Bob Dylan will be turning seventy years old. To celebrate his 70th birthday, the members of Dylan66 and their friends -- like they've done every year for the past half-dozen years -- are getting together tomorrow night for a tribute show at Cervantes' featuring Dylan66, the Zim ... More >>
Here's what's good in the Mile High City this week: On the concert front, we've received word that Kings of Leon is slated for a two-night stand at Red Rocks with Band of Horses, Tony Bennett is due at Ellie Caulkins and Symphony on the Rocks will feature Sarah McLachlan, among others. Meanwhile, ... More >>
Seventeen years! It's hard to believe we've been doing the Westword Music Showcase for that long. I can still remember being at the first one in LoDo nearly two decades ago. And when I think back, it seems like that cold, rainy Sunday night was just a few years ago.
Here what the area's local-centric specialty radio shows were spinning this week. We're currently tracking the playlists a number of different shows including, Radio 1190's Local Shakedown*, KTCL's Locals Only, KBCO's Local Edition, The Colorado Sound, which originates at KRFC and is re-broad ... More >>
There's a few ways to tell how good an open stage is going to be when you walk in. The most obvious, of course, is by the caliber of talent the night attracts, followed closely by how the number of people that have signed up to perform. To that end, Maria Kohler (Mercuria, Science Partner, ... More >>
Here what the area's local-centric specialty radio shows were spinning this week. We're currently tracking the playlists a number of different shows including, Radio 1190's Local Shakedown, KTCL's Locals Only, the Colorado Sound, which originates at KRFC and is re-broadcast all over Colorado, ... More >>
Here what the area's local-centric specialty radio shows were spinning this week. We're currently tracking the playlists a number of different shows, including Radio 1190's Local Shakedown*, KTCL's Locals Only, 99.5 the Mountain's Homegrown Show, the Colorado Sound, which originates at KRFC and i ... More >>
(Click to enlarge and print out for $5 off)Oh, and speaking of Jen Korte, she's playing a gig next weekend that sounds utter killer. The Out East Music Feast, as it's been dubbed, features Korte and her band the Loss, with a slew of excellent female singer-songwriters, including two of my absolut ... More >>
Here what the area's local-centric specialty radio shows were spinning this week. We're currently tracking the playlists a number of different shows, including Radio 1190's long-running Local Shakedown, KTCL's Locals Only*, the Colorado Sound, which originates at KRFC and is re-broadcast all o ... More >>
To commemorate the 40th Anniversary of Woodstock, the Denver Film Society is hosting Peace & Love on the Rocks tonight at Red Rocks. This special edition of Film on the Rocks includes a screening of Woodstock: 3 Days of Peace & Music Director's Cut as well as music by some fine local tale ... More >>
Ah, yeah! It's two-for-Tuesday! May is shaping up to be a pretty big month for new releases in the Mile High City. In addition to the songs we've already shared with you from Houses, Elin Palmer, Synthetic Elements, Angie Stevens and the Jim Jims, here's another track from a magnificent indie pop ba ... More >>
Here what the area's local-centric specialty radio shows were playing this week. We're currently tracking the playlists a number of different shows, including Radio 1190's long-running Local Shakedown, KTCL's Locals Only, the Colorado Sound, which originates at KRFC and is re-broadcast all over Colo ... More >>
If you haven't decided what you're doing tonight, you literally have a wealth of options. In addition to Houses and Elin Palmer celebrating new releases at the hi-dive and Angie Stevens doing the same over at the Soiled Dove underground, Synthetic Elements is issuing its latest platter, Trashed Out ... More >>
Here are the playlists from the area's local-centric specialty radio shows this week. This week marks the addition of 99.5 the Mountain's Home Grown Show, whose playlist we've added to in additon to the others we're already tracking: Radio 1190's long-running Local Shakedown, KTCL's Locals Only, the ... More >>
Towering rocker and singer-songwriter Mike Marchant has a well-documented penchant for giving away music. When his band, Widowers, released its debut album, Marchant couldn't give away copies of the painstakingly recorded beauty fast enough. Little has changed since then, as evidenced by a recent e- ... More >>
This week, U2 threw its colleagues at Live Nation a curve when it unexpectedly -- well, in this economy, it shouldn't really come as too big a surprise -- set about cashing in the 1.6 million shares it received as part of a 360 deal it signed with the entertainment conglomerate. According to a repor ... More >>
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Slide Show Bob Dylan is a wierdo among freaks. Even when he was a leader of the '60s folk scene, he considered himself an outcast, a stranger who was lost, and by his own admission had "no direction home." So maybe it was fitting that the Bob Dylan tribute show last night at the Oriental Theater ha ... More >>
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