Preston Douglas opened NORAD Dance Bar two years ago with the intention of uniting an underground dance-music scene that had previously been relegated to vacant warehouses and discreet late-night locations. Although members of that scene have started to pack the floors at NORAD, business hasn't been ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
If you're like me, when you go out to see live local music, you're not really thinking about the ecological impact of the experience. You drink a few beers out of plastic cups. You set those beers on a paperboard coaster. You spill beer down your shirt, then wipe it up with a bleached napkin. And th ... More >>
I had a very exciting conversation last week with Doug Bohm, co-founder of Bands for Lands. The Denver-based nonprofit, which has used live music and other arts to further the cause of conservation and sustainability for over a decade, is about to embark on a new initiative to increase awareness of ... More >>
A musician and activist unmasks himself and his plans for illegal radio broadcasts.
Rising Up brings retro into the 21st century.
Longmont breaks out the bikes for winter.
Local filmmakers bust out the guts and gore for Halloween.
Seeing Queerly unspools provocative fare
The thinking man's New Year's Eve
A year after a Yuletide protest, one alleged Santa vandal is indicted and an activist-spokesman is freed.