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Ben DeSoto

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    August 20, 2014

    How Ark Life Made a Promising Career Out of Drinking with Friends

    When Jesse Elliott came to Denver in early 2013, he was only passing through. As the frontman of Washington, D.C.-based rock band These United States, he'd passed through Denver plenty of times. In fact, that group toured so much that Elliott hadn't kept a home address for three years. But a week ... More >>

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    June 19, 2014

    Why the hi-dive, Marquis and Seventh Circle are among Denver musicians' favorite venues

    One of the reasons Denver is such a unique place for music is the number (and quality) of live music venues here. In light of the Westword Music Showcase taking place this Saturday, June 21, we asked a number of local artists what their favorite venues are and tracked down some reasons why. The hi- ... More >>

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    March 21, 2013

    The 2013 Westword Music Showcase ballot

    Update 3/21/13: The poll is now open. Let the voting begin! The road to the nineteenth annual edition of the Westword Music Showcase is officially being paved. While we've already announced some of the acts appearing on the Main Stage this year, below are the acts appearing on this year's Showcase ... More >>

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    October 19, 2012

    Paper Bird's Esme Patterson on how there's more to the human experience than love songs

    As the latest solo project to come out of the Americana collective Paper Bird, Esme Patterson's All Princes, I is probably the most radical departure from her band's bluegrass/Dixieland sound. Pulling from influences as varied as Van Morrison, CBGB-era punk and Motown, the record is an authentic and ... More >>

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    October 19, 2012

    The ten best concerts this weekend: Oct. 19-21

    Ah, yes, welcome to the weekend! And what a glorious weekend it's going to be. Have you seen the forcast? What's more, the Broncos have a bye-week this week, which means there's no reason at not to get out in the sunshine during the day and then treat yourself to some shows at night. As always, we'v ... More >>

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    October 15, 2012

    The ten best concerts this week: October 15-19

    Hope you got good and rested this past weekend, because you're going to need to tap into your energy reserves for the insane amount shows going down this week. We have all of them listed in our concert calendar, of course, if you'd like to get the full view. Otherwise, below, we've narrowed it down ... More >>

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    July 25, 2012

    Paper Bird's Esme Patterson flies solo

    After the Beatles broke up, George Harrison explained to Dick Cavett that there just wasn't enough room on Beatles records to record everyone's songs, so they split up and made solo records. And while breaking up isn't on the menu for Denver's most beloved Americana ensemble, the members of Paper Bi ... More >>

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    March 18, 2012

    SXSW travelogue: Take to the Oars checks in from the streets of Austin

    There is a place somewhere in the pacific ocean that is essentially a cesspool for plastic waste and various other bits of debris and man-made trash. The rudimentary physics and science behind this collection is that all ocean currents from all over the world eventually whirlpool and cycle through t ... More >>

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    September 8, 2011
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    April 28, 2011

    Bare Bones

    Bare Bones
    Self-released

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    March 19, 2011

    SXSW Travelogues: The Photo Atlas electrifies the crowd at Peckerheads

    ​ Saturday, March 18 Over the last six years playing SXSW, I've watched the "Denver parties" grow more and more every year. Last night, as the Illegal Pete's Starving Artist Showcase pushed the walls of Peckerheads to the limits with a one in, one out line around the corner, Denver has made ... More >>

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    March 18, 2010

    SXSW 2010: Clinging to the Trees of a Forest Fire and Nathaniel Rateliff

    Nathaniel Rateliff | Ale House | 9 p.m. Clinging to the Trees | Mohawk | 8:20 p.m. Nathaniel Rateliff was clearly being glib last night when he asked "Is that why you're being so quiet, because you know me?" after getting a roar of approval when he announced that he was Denver. But you can hardl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2009

    Meese SXSW tour diary

    Saturday March 21 - Day 4: So here we are. Our last day in Austin. Going to try and take it easy today, seeing as how we have to drive to L.A. tonight, but I'm sure we'll still get into some trouble. We've got a show at 9 p.m. tonight at Maggie Mae's rooftop, and it's our official SXSW showcase show ... More >>

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    January 14, 2009

    Mile High Makeout: Behind the Green Door with Curious Yellow

    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 >>

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    January 7, 2009

    Mile High Makeout: Coming home

    Photo: Adam D'Antonio Jeremy D'Antonio left Colorado a while ago, taking his beautiful acoustic project, Tiny Television, with him. Since then, he has returned a few times for a show or two. On January 16th, however, D'Antonio and Tiny Television make a triumphant return, celebrating the release of ... More >>

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    December 11, 2008
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    September 18, 2008
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    June 12, 2008

    Q&A with d.biddle

    hi-dive photo booth shots shamelessly pilfered from Lisa G's myspace. d. biddle began as Duncan Barlow’s sad, quiet solo project – a reaction against all the metal and hardcore he’d played for most of his life, with bands like Endpoint, Guilt and By the Grace of God. The original incarnation ... More >>

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    February 7, 2008
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    October 25, 2007

    The Wheel

    Nathaniel Rateliffs singer-songwriter alter ego takes cues from a darker muse.

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    June 15, 2006

    Top of the Morning

    This local label boosts Denver's national image.

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    March 16, 2006

    Goin' South

    Denver bands make tracks to Austin.

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    March 9, 2006

    Portent Melodies

    Erin Roberts prefers to let the music speak for itself.

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    August 18, 2005

    The Beatdown

    Dan Rutherford has his finger on Mootown's musical pulse.

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    March 31, 2005

    Against the Grain

    D.biddle's folk-style hush belies its hardcore pedigree.

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    May 13, 2004

    The Beatdown

    Steve Albini is ready for Bright Channel, but is Bright Channel ready for him?

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    October 23, 2003

    The Beatdown

    Return of the living Dead: What would Jerry do?

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    January 17, 2002
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