Just over a year ago, you might remember we posted a bit about the Western States Arts Federation's (WESTAF) TourWest program. We misunderstood the impetus of the program and mistakenly noted that the funds were earmarked specifically for helping local musicians finance their tour endeavors. While w ... More >>
Without question, Hot IQs, which took the stage for the last time this past weekend at the Larimer Lounge, made its mark on the Mile High City and will be sorely missed. Starting life as the Royal We, the outfit grew ably into its own as songwriters and left us with a slew of outstanding songs, f ... More >>
Update: As if you needed any more incentive to attend this -- we just learned that the Bluebird show, which is all ages and will in essence serve as Hot IQs' farewell show*, is FREE for those who are of legal drinking age. Original post after the jump.* Hot IQs are also slated to play a BBQ show at ... More >>
One of the worst things you can do, in any part of your life, is get set in your ways and lose the willingness to revise your opinions, perspectives and beliefs. Dogmatism always stands in the way of growth and learning. As for me, I love being proven wrong.
A Shoreline Dream lives up to its name. (Photos by Tom Murphy) Westword Music Showcase Saturday, June 14, 2008 Bar Standard Better Than: Last year’s lineup. By the time we were allowed in to Bar Standard, the first band of the afternoon had already started. A Shoreline Dream is probably a str ... More >>
I'm a little under whelmed, Denver. You claim you like Art. You claim you like the nightlife. Even our mayor loves the rock and roll (his favorite band is X!). So where are you?
In the spirit of collaboration - and to further prove the IQs in the band - this week, I've opted to devote this space to my drummer Elaine Acosta. The following is a chapter from her forthcoming book, Holy Sweet Goddamn: The Memoirs of An Aspiring Rock Star and Psychiatric Nurse/Patient. It's brill ... More >>
Dear Bandicoots, My band hasn’t figured out what costumes to wear on stage. Got any advice? - Anonymous
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The Symptoms' frantic, fuel-injected sound is kicking into high gear.
In 2004, Mootown's best and brightest gave us something to write home about.
When it comes to brainy pop, Hot IQs are real geniuses.
Fifty bands. Ten stages. Five bucks. Be there.