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  • Blogs

    December 13, 2013

    The Head and the Heart's Tyler Williams: "We're not looking for number-one radio hits"

    The Head and the Heart (due tonight at the Ogden Theatre) came together when its members met while playing open-mic nights at a pub in the Old Ballard section of Seattle and decided to join forces. The band writes earnest, hushed, folk-inflected pop songs that recall Déjà Vu-period Crosby, Stills, ... More >>

  • Film

    May 9, 2013
  • Blogs

    May 3, 2013

    Crystal Castles at the Gothic Theatre, 5/2/13

    CRYSTAL CASTLES @ GOTHIC THEATRE | 5/2/13 Last night's Crystal Castles show at the Gothic was not one for epileptics, with all the rapid flashing, seizure-inducing colored lights. The vivid visualizations kept pace with the accelerating tempos and deftly matched the dynamism and mood of the music it ... More >>

  • News

    December 27, 2012
  • Blogs

    May 15, 2012

    The five worst albums by professional athletes

    Over the weekend, Serena Williams might have been in Spain playing tennis, but she was getting more attention in the blogosphere for seventy seconds of a leaked rap song she made. The results sound like an amateurish impression of a collaboration between Missy Eliot and the Neptunes. The opening lin ... More >>

  • Music

    September 22, 2011


    Moon Whales

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2011

    UFO spotted over Denver during stormiest week of year: Are you buying this? (VIDEOS)

    Videos below.​Given the recent rash of storms in these parts, it's been at least a week since most of us have seen anything other than clouds illuminated by the occasional lightning strike when we've looked to the skies. But YouTube user magnetflipper has been luckier. On Tuesday, he spotted a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2011

    Geocities, we miss you. We want you back.​Our nostalgia for the Internet of old continues this week, as we have recently discovered the Geocities-izer, a way to make any website look and feel just like it used to. Simply put your URL of choice into the this world wide web throwback processor thingy and voilà -- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2011

    800 the Jewell on founding a label and what inspires him

    Phillip Embry with his family.​ 800 the Jewell (aka Phillip Embry) is a man of many words and even more substance. In addition to his work as a producer, musician and rapper, he is the founder of Jewell Tyme Music, the label that houses such artists as Haven the Great, King FOE, Karma, and ot ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2010

    Josh Kolenik of Small Black talks about the band's evolution, influences and videos.

    ​Small Black's debut EP definitely harks back to those great synth-pop songs of the early '80s with its vintage sound, but with a kind of lo-fi production more in line with a later era in music. The strong songwriting and a keen sense of pacing and melody continued into the next phase of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2010

    UMS Night One Travelogue: Hot White at Three Kings, Popwreck at Moe's Barbecue and more

    Tom MurphyHot White at 3 Kings Tavern​ UMS Travelogue, Day One 07.22.10 | Baker District, South Broadway The first day of the UMS festival, a Thursday, was what you might expect in terms of attendees -- mostly other people in bands or those who are clued into the fact that there is plenty of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2010

    Xperiment on boom bap, hearing melodies in every day sound and making music versus creating it

    ​ Xperiment (aka Courtland Urbano) is an out of this world supersonic architect of sound. His beats are a perfect synthesis between a test to discover or prove the unknown and the balance of validating tried and true methods, threading analog sounds through digital components. Xperiment's bea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2010

    Autotune to the freak of dawn with Mizz BIS

    ​It's a Freaky Friday double-shot! Can you ever have enough Autotune? Not if this week's Freaky Friday twofer Mizz Black Italia Spice is to believed. This may the Autotuniest song ever. It may also be the worst song ever, independent of its reckless overuse of Autotune. It's a ramshackle, bar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2009

    Freaky Friday: "Crack Rock" - The Dogs

    ​Today's piece of sublime strangeness is an artifact from the early '90s hip-hop scene. It's a gritty tale of urban blight that features a chorus of demonic children taunting one of their fellows, a super-sweet overalls-and-sweater outfit on the rapper and a woman who plays the part of a crack ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2009

    Freaky Friday: "Christian Side Hug"

    ​There's nothing wrong with white people doing hip-hop -- if it was ever in question, I think Eminem proved that. And there's certainly nothing wrong with rappers loving Jesus. I mean, how many hip-hop albums don't thank the Christ, his dad, or both in the liner notes? So it logically follows ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2009

    Westword Music Showcase reviewed: Curious Theatre

    Aaron ThackeraySee more photos from Curious Theatre at Palmer, 12 p.m.Overcoming technical difficulties and an initially cumbersome stage setup (the stage manager had to find room for a drum riser amid the creative and complicated set -- including a desk, a bed and a road ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2009

    Mile Hi-Fidelity playlist - 03.11.09

    Ah, good to be back. After a week off, Andy and I were back behind the mike once again with two more hours of handpicked local goodness. Unfortunately, the stream was whacked again last night, so we weren't able to record the show, but as always, you'll find the complete playlist after the jump. It' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2008

    Live Review: Porlolo, Bad Weather California, Wentworth Kersey, Team Firefox and Sorelina at hi-dive

    Porlolo, Bad Weather California, Wentworth Kersey, Team Firefox and Sorelina Friday, July 18, 2008 hi-dive Better than: Unicorns and fuzzy blankets. At one point in Porlolo’s delightful set, singer Erin Roberts said she was asked why her she didn’t play last since it was her CD release show. ... More >>

  • Home Entertainment

    February 14, 2008

    Geek Chic

    No More Heroes is hip, bloody, and indispensable.

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2007

    Denver Art Museum's Untitled's Got LEGS

    Since the first one in February, the event series known as Untitled at the Denver Art Museum has transformed the new Hamilton wing from a huge crumpled piece of tin foil into a huge crumpled piece of tin foil that serves booze. Add some interesting special events combining music, live performance a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2007

    Last Night: Daft Punk @ Red Rocks

    Daft Punk July 31, 2007 at Red Rocks Amphitheater Better than: A four-story-tall Light Bright The French electro/house duo Daft Punk descended on Red Rocks last night, dressed in their now-iconic robotic garb and encased in a radiant pyramid of light. The pyramid exploded with vivid imagery fueled ... More >>

  • Music

    May 31, 2007

    The Rosebuds Are Growing!

    And they're bringing socially conscious indie pop to your town.

  • Music

    January 4, 2007


    Fox Theatre

  • Film

    October 5, 2006

    Lord Have Mercy

    Jesus Camp pitches its tent in the other America.

  • Music

    May 18, 2006

    Experimental Dental School

    Sunday, May 21, hi-dive, 720-570-4500.

  • Music

    March 30, 2006

    Jana Hunter

    Sunday, April 2, hi-dive, 720-570-4500.

  • Music

    February 23, 2006


    Automate Everything (Nobot Media)

  • Music

    December 29, 2005

    Pop Rocks

    Ten albums that will snap and fizz in your earbuds all winter long.

  • Music

    August 12, 2004

    Casiotone for the Painfully Alone

    Wednesday, August 18, hi-dive, 720-570-4500.

  • Music

    May 20, 2004

    Tyler Potts

    Selections From 52 Songs (Self-released)

  • Film

    April 22, 2004

    Big Deal

    A good idea grows up into a missed opportunity.

  • Music

    August 14, 2003

    Man Posse

    Diggie Diamond finds fresh meat in the International Male.

  • Music

    August 7, 2003

    Hit Pick

    Roger Green

  • Music

    October 17, 2002

    The Maybellines

    Chatfield Holiday (Best Friends)

  • Music

    August 15, 2002

    More Local Color

    Catching up with local releases, our music writers review local albums to the letter.

  • Music

    June 13, 2002


    Music everywhere: Music Lowdown 2002 and the Westword Music Showcase covered both the recording industry and live, in-the-flesh performances.

  • Music

    April 18, 2002

    Fruit Bats

    Echolocation (Perishable)

  • Music

    March 7, 2002


    Harvey Sid Fisher has been singin about Taurus and the other eleven signs of the Zodiac for almost fifteen years.

  • Music

    July 19, 2001


    Metro (S.H.A.D.O.)

  • Music

    April 12, 2001


    Folktronic (Le Grand Magistery)

  • Calendar

    March 29, 2001
  • Music

    October 28, 1999

    Local Yodels

    A sampling of new sounds from around town.

  • Music

    May 6, 1999
  • Music

    May 14, 1998

    Notes From the Underground

    Musical crime and punishment with Little Fyodor.

  • Music

    October 30, 1997

    Lighter Than Air

    On its new long-player, Helium gets ethereal.

  • Music

    March 13, 1997

    Lethal Dose

    LD-50 makes electronic music that doesn't go down smooth.

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