Burt Bacharach

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2014

    Denver-Bred Ron Miles and Bill Frisell Are Among the Greatest Collaborators in Jazz

    Two of the best jazz musicians Denver has ever produced, cornetist Ron Miles and guitarist Bill Frisell, are sitting across from each other at a table in the back corner of Dazzle Restaurant and Lounge's showroom in mid-September. Last night, they both played here with guitarist Dale Bruning, Frisel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2013

    Photos: Colorado Symphony and Nathaniel Rateliff working on Beck's Song Reader

    While you've already got well over a hundred compelling reasons to pick up your tickets for the nineteenth annual Westword Music Showcase, here's one more: Last night, in the basement of Boettcher Concert Hall, I got a sneak peek at the highly anticipated and ground-breaking collaboration between th ... More >>

  • Music

    June 23, 2011
  • Music

    December 18, 2008
  • Blogs

    July 24, 2008

    Q&A with James Lumb of Electric Skychurch

    Electric Skychurch, appearing July 24 at the Church, is one of the seminal live electronic outfits to rise from American soil in the ‘90s. Inspiring vocals, funky bass lines, and smooth, flowing, trance-like textures are staples of the sound created by Skychurch founder James Lumb and his rotating ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2007
  • Music

    August 9, 2007

    The Ladybug Transistor

    Tuesday, August 14, the hi-dive, 720-570-4500.

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2007
  • Blogs

    May 24, 2007

    Bad Plus...Plus

    Ethan Iverson, keyboardist for the Bad Plus, had a lot more to say than could be squeezed into the profile that appears in the May 24 edition of Westword. But the web has plenty of room -- so here's the full Q&A. The topics discussed include the reasons behind the title of the combo's new CD, Prog; ... More >>

  • Music

    May 3, 2007

    The Postmarks

    Sunday, May 6, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007.

  • Culture

    March 16, 2006

    Humming Along

    Abstracts from show tunes at William Havu, and abstracts with show tunes at Sandra Phillips.

  • Music

    December 15, 2005

    Diamonds in the Rough

    Rick Rubin put the polish on Neil Diamond's new disc. Who's next?

  • Film

    September 29, 2005

    Fairest of Them All

    MirrorMask is a thing of beauty, a joy forever, etc.

  • Film

    November 4, 2004

    Candy Caine

    Jude Law puts a pretty face on an ugly story in Alfie.

  • Dining

    October 21, 2004
  • Music

    October 7, 2004

    Paul Weller

    Studio 150 (V2)

  • Calendar

    September 9, 2004

    Bacharach's Back

    The pop legend leads the CSO

  • Music

    March 11, 2004

    The Autumn Defense

    Circles (Arena Rock Recording Company)

  • Music

    January 22, 2004

    Highway Stars

    After fifteen years of ups and downs, Swell is on the rise again.

  • Music

    December 18, 2003


    Rounding up holiday discs that offer season's greetings -- and beatings.

  • Music

    August 28, 2003

    Dwight Yoakam

    Population Me (Audium Entertainment)

  • Music

    June 5, 2003

    Lounge Wizard

    Sondre Lerche puts plenty of fizz into his sophisticated brand of pop.

  • Music

    December 26, 2002

    That's a Wrap-Up

    Backbeat writers sound off on a few of their favorite musical things from 2002.

  • Music

    October 3, 2002

    Furry Logic

    Classic rock and mother nature fuel the weird Welshmen of Super Furry Animals.

  • Music

    August 15, 2002

    Fortune Smiles

    Unsung country crooner Allison Moorer changes course on a new album -- and she doesn't care what you call it.

  • Music

    February 7, 2002


    Point (Matador)

  • Music

    November 29, 2001

    Bertrand Burgalat

    The Sssound of Mmmusic (Tricatel/Emperor Norton)

  • Music

    September 27, 2001

    Dive In

    The sultry Brit-poppers of Cousteau go deep.

  • Music

    August 2, 2001

    The Voyage Out

    Jazz singer Nnenna Freelon has touched the “devil's music” with her own world-class style.

  • Music

    May 31, 2001


    Just Enough Education to Perform (V2 Music)

  • Music

    May 3, 2001


    The Best Of (Food/Parlophone/Virgin)

  • Music

    February 22, 2001

    Frazer's Edge

    Paula Frazer artfully crosses the country divide with Tarnation. As a solo artist, she sticks more to the shadows.

  • Music

    February 8, 2001

    Everything but the DJ

    With Lazy Dog, English songwriter Ben Watt gets a modish makeover behind steel wheels.

  • Music

    November 9, 2000

    Critic's Choice

    Patricia Barber

  • Music

    August 17, 2000

    Mann in the Middle

    After her career blossomed anew with Magnolia, Aimee Mann made a declaration of artistic independence.

  • Music

    April 27, 2000

    Pop Goes the Country

    Who's changed more -- Trisha Yearwood or country music?

  • Music

    March 16, 2000

    High Llamas

    (V2 Music, Ltd.)

  • Film

    January 27, 2000

    Valley of the Dull

    Trash-novel queen Jacqueline Susann is turned into pulp in Isn’t She Great.

  • Film

    June 10, 1999
  • Music

    May 27, 1999

    The Mellowing of Mr. C

    Elvis Costello isn't angry anymore.

  • Music

    December 3, 1998

    The Major and the Minor

    A roundup of big-name recordings that live up (or down) to expectations.

  • Music

    November 12, 1998
  • Music

    May 28, 1998
  • Calendar

    April 30, 1998
  • Music

    August 7, 1997

    Plugged In

    Just in time for Lollapalooza, a list of the albums you need to understand electronica.

  • Music

    June 5, 1997

    Erasing the Past

    Erasure's Vince Clarke visits America to check on the state of his baby: electronica.

  • Music

    December 26, 1996

    The Prize Patrol

    The biggest musical winners from 1996.

  • Music

    August 22, 1996
  • Music

    January 10, 1996
  • News

    May 3, 1995