In 1986, 40th Day, reconvening for a show this weekend at the Larimer Lounge, came together when drummer Sid Davis and then guitarist Todd Howell formed the project in the D.U. area, where many of the band members over the years lived. That's also where the band's practice space was located, a place ... More >>
Here's what's good in the Mile High City this week: A Band of Horses date was just announced at the Ogden in September, Five Finger Death Punch is coming to the 1STBANK Center in October and Blitzen Trapper is due at the Fox in November. On local radio, the Still City, the Swayback and '57 Lesbian g ... More >>
Emerging From Troubled Days
Brian Landis Folkins SLEEP Git Some â€¢ Russian Circles 09.05.10 | Gothic Theatre view full slide show From brutal, clipped guitar work to huge, foreboding sounds created by guitars that are more akin to synths, Russian Circles scrolled through a wide range of styles that it executed with both eas ... 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 a ... 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 over Col ... More >>
Punk not your thing? A little too loud for you, you say? No worries. There's tons of other great music for you to catch tonight. Across from 3 Kings, over at the hi-dive, Curious Yellow makes its valiant return to the scene after a four- year hiatus, with the Still City (members of which are moonlig ... More >>
I just received an email from Cowboy Curse's Benjamin Bergstrand, hipping me to an exciting showcase of frontmen-turned-singer-songwriters, coming up at the Meadowlark. Jonathan Bitz and the gang at the 'Lark have always gone out of their way to spotlight the talent of local sad bastards, but this o ... More >>
Sub Pop's twentieth anniversary spurs this year's unlikeliest local band reunion.
Matt Bischoff, bassist for the Fluid, which reunites on June 20 (click here and here for more information), put the thump into the band. He also fronted the late, lamented band '57 Lesbian and served a stint with Boss 302, one of two groups opening at the Fluid's big gig. Just as important, he's a s ... More >>
James Clower's guitar helped fuel the Fluid, which is getting back together for a June 20 appearance at the Bluebird Theater (click here and here for the facts). And he's also the player most eager for the band to keep going, as he makes clear in this revealing Q&A.
Neither I nor most of the other folks who helped put together the first Westword Music Showcase had the slightest clue what we were doing -- not really. It's nothing short of a miracle, then, that the event -- then called the Westword Music Awards Showcase -- has not only survived but thrived, and c ... More >>
The ghost of Denver’s past pays us a visit, just in time for the holidays.
Backbeat writers sound off on the best local releases of 2006.
From the week of April 6, 2006
Denver flaunts its new-West connections in a new-wave art gathering.
More Than Human
Ted Thacker learns that there's life after Baldo Rex and Veronica.
Local experts offer reasons why so many of Denver's biggest bands are vanishing.
Begin 1997 with the ten best Colorado CDs of 1996.
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A BEHIND-THE-CURTAINS LOOK AT THE BIGGEST LITTLE PROMOTER IN DENVER.
HOW LOUD IS THIS BAND? LOUD ENOUGH TO BE HEARD NATIONWIDE.