The Other Side of Nowhere
Every year, we enlist our Backbeat writers to host various stages at the Westword Music Showcase, and in addition to their emcee obligations, we ask them to pull double duty and write up the acts that appear on their individual stages. Click through to read travelogues from Thorin Klosowski, Ru John ... More >>
The Westword Music Showcase celebrates seventeen years, a lifetime for some of 2011's performers
TidWid PhotographyAce Miyamoto's his given name, but he's known by a few other handles: Acezi, Ronin or just plain Ace, as we know him. Part producer, part MC, part promoter, Ace is involved in many diverse projects that require him to utilize all of the skills listed on his resume. Whether h ... More >>
Although the Break Mechanics never really officially announced that they had broken up, the notion became clear as the members each split off from the collective to work on their own projects and pursue other interests. It was a shame, because the crew never got a proper sendoff. So it's good news t ... More >>
Fifty bands. Ten stages. Five bucks. Be there.