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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Nathaniel Rateliff’s singer-songwriter alter ego takes cues from a darker muse.
This local label boosts Denver's national image.
Denver bands make tracks to Austin.
Erin Roberts prefers to let the music speak for itself.
Dan Rutherford has his finger on Mootown's musical pulse.
D.biddle's folk-style hush belies its hardcore pedigree.
Steve Albini is ready for Bright Channel, but is Bright Channel ready for him?
Return of the living Dead: What would Jerry do?