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 >>
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 >>
Electric Skychurch, appearing July 24 at the Church, is one of the seminal live electronic outfits to rise from American soil in the â€˜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 >>
Tuesday, August 14, the hi-dive, 720-570-4500.
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 >>
Sunday, May 6, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007.
Abstracts from show tunes at William Havu, and abstracts with show tunes at Sandra Phillips.
Rick Rubin put the polish on Neil Diamond's new disc. Who's next?
MirrorMask is a thing of beauty, a joy forever, etc.
Jude Law puts a pretty face on an ugly story in Alfie.
Studio 150 (V2)
The pop legend leads the CSO
Circles (Arena Rock Recording Company)
After fifteen years of ups and downs, Swell is on the rise again.
Rounding up holiday discs that offer season's greetings -- and beatings.
Population Me (Audium Entertainment)
Sondre Lerche puts plenty of fizz into his sophisticated brand of pop.
Backbeat writers sound off on a few of their favorite musical things from 2002.
Classic rock and mother nature fuel the weird Welshmen of Super Furry Animals.
Unsung country crooner Allison Moorer changes course on a new album -- and she doesn't care what you call it.
The Sssound of Mmmusic (Tricatel/Emperor Norton)
The sultry Brit-poppers of Cousteau go deep.
Jazz singer Nnenna Freelon has touched the “devil's music” with her own world-class style.
Just Enough Education to Perform (V2 Music)
The Best Of (Food/Parlophone/Virgin)
Paula Frazer artfully crosses the country divide with Tarnation. As a solo artist, she sticks more to the shadows.
With Lazy Dog, English songwriter Ben Watt gets a modish makeover behind steel wheels.
After her career blossomed anew with Magnolia, Aimee Mann made a declaration of artistic independence.
Who's changed more -- Trisha Yearwood or country music?
(V2 Music, Ltd.)
Trash-novel queen Jacqueline Susann is turned into pulp in Isn’t She Great.
Elvis Costello isn't angry anymore.
A roundup of big-name recordings that live up (or down) to expectations.
Just in time for Lollapalooza, a list of the albums you need to understand electronica.
Erasure's Vince Clarke visits America to check on the state of his baby: electronica.
The biggest musical winners from 1996.
DENVER'S LOUNGE LIZARDS WERE ALL DRESSED UP WITH NO PLACE TO GO. ENTER THE KIT KAT CLUB.LET'S DO LOUNGE SINATRA SONGS, COCKTAIL PARTY CLOTHES AND CHAT GALORE--THEY'LL DRINK TO THAT.