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David Barber

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    March 21, 2013

    The 2013 Westword Music Showcase ballot

    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 >>

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    June 26, 2012

    #WMS 2012 recap: The Church

    Every year, for the Westword Music Showcase, we enlist our army of Backbeat wordsmiths to write up the acts that appear on the individual stages across the Golden Triangle. Stacy Ward and Cory Lamz split their time at The Church stage, which was graciously hosted by David Barber. Page down to read t ... More >>

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    March 14, 2012

    2012 Westword Music Showcase Ballot

    Update 3/14/12: The polls are officially open. Please feel free to make your way to the 2012 Westword Music Showcase ballot and register your vote! The 2012 Westword Music Showcase ballot is here -- no more waiting. Well, that's not entirely true: You will have to wait another day or so before the ... More >>

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    February 23, 2012
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    January 4, 2012

    Advice from David Barber's guide to gigging: It's all about selling beer

    In his six years on the job, Herman's Hideaway security manager David Barber has seen mike stands get broken, equipment get mashed, sets lit on fire, bands fall off the stage and, at least once, a bandmember threaten to stab the staff. This, he admits nonchalantly, did not increase that band's chanc ... More >>

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    April 13, 2011

    2011 Westword Music Showcase Ballot

    ​Seventeen years! It's hard to believe we've been doing the Westword Music Showcase for that long. I can still remember being at the first one in LoDo nearly two decades ago. And when I think back, it seems like that cold, rainy Sunday night was just a few years ago.

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    January 27, 2011
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    April 27, 2010

    Presenting the 2010 Westword Music Showcase Ballot

    ​ This past February, when we started putting together the 2010 Westword Music Showcase, we posted an item asking you how we could improve our annual music festival, this year set for Saturday, June 19, in the Golden Triangle (if you haven't already purchased your tickets, you can still buy d ... More >>

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    July 14, 2009

    Westword Music Showcase Awards Wrap Up

    David BarberJohn Baxter and Matty Clark in the fleshThe picture above pretty much tells the tale of last night's Westword Music Showcase Awards -- drunk and debaucherous. Everyone (well, we think everyone -- we didn't exactly take a formal poll or anything) had a pretty swell time. Hugs were smiles ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2009

    The Westword.com blog shortcut, July 14 edition

    Photo by David BarberJohn Baxter and Matty Clark play skins and skins. In the flesh. Today in Backbeat Online: • Westword Music Showcase Awards Wrap Up. • Q&A with Asher Roth. • Deejay Diabolic competing to spin at Lollapalooza. • Fake Problems cancels Larimer Lounge date. • Tickle Me Pi ... More >>

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    May 20, 2009

    The 3D Lounge returns at the Open Tap

    Photo by David BarberAre you a reggae ambassador or do you just play one on TV? We've got great news for you then, mon. Our pal Byron Shaw, the ever affable frontman of Judge Roughneck and the Byron Shaw Projex (and the Jonez, if you're old school), just informed us that the 3-D Lounge, Denver's onl ... More >>

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    November 21, 2008

    This weekend: Sharon Rawles tribute at Herman's Hideaway

    Photo: David Barber This weekend, a cluster of bands from Denver's past and present will be gathering at Herman's Hideaway to celebrate the life of Sharon Rawles, who passed away at the end of September. A cherished member of the music community, Rawles had an undeniable impact on the scene over ... More >>

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    September 25, 2008

    Update: Sharon Rawles placed in hospice

    Photo: David Barber Update: Sharon Rawles has passed away. Click here for details of her memorial service or to share your thoughts on Sharon's defacto memorial page, where we've centralized all the comments. ----------Original Post---------- Man, this has been an absolutely brutal year for the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2008

    Live Review: Hippie Werewolves at Herman's Hideaway

    Photo: David Barber Hippie Werewolves frontman Haylar Garcia Hippie Werewolves, Old Man Stu, Assault Monday, August 18, 2008 Herman's Hideaway There was a time when the notion of mating rap with metal seemed vital and groundbreaking. At first, there was an admitted novelty factor attached to hear ... More >>

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    April 14, 2005
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    March 31, 2005
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    March 24, 2005
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    July 25, 2002

    Backwash

    David Barber comes out of his COMA.

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    August 16, 2001

    Backwash

    Goodbye, Dolly! COMAs president steps down as a new guard moves in.

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    April 26, 2001

    Backwash

    The Denver music community unites, while Together Productions rave efforts fall apart.

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    December 9, 1999

    So long, Slim.

    A Denver favorite gets ready for a long-distance commute.

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    June 17, 1999
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    July 30, 1998
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    July 16, 1998
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    May 21, 1998
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