Every year, for the Westword Music Showcase, we enlist our army of Backbeat wordsmiths to host various stages, and in addition to their emcee obligations, we ask them to pull double duty (or triple-duty in some cases) and also write up the acts that appear on their individual stages. Tom Murphy host ... More >>
Gathering of the Clouds Day 2 @ City Hall | 2/24/12One of the main reasons for the festival was the release of the new Overcasters album, Curses/Prayers and as usual, Overcasters delivered a solid set of music. Bathed in various shades and hues of shifting light over the course of the show, with hig ... More >>
Tom MurphyCrocodiles CROCODILES With Hearts In Space and Overcasters 01.22.11 | Larimer Lounge With the stage bathed in shifting hues provided by Shane Williams, Overcasters opened its set with a new song -- something a little more on the bluesy and noisy side of the band's repertoire. Whil ... More >>
Tom Murphy THE BLACK ANGELS With Overcasters 12.07.10 | Bluebird Theater For some shows, the vibe is everything -- a mix of the crowd's attention (or a lack there of) the lighting and other air-changing provisions, the quality of the sound and a band's presence, all factor into the success ... More >>
OVERCASTERSNOMINATED IN INDIE ROCK2:00-2:45 P.M., SUTRAPersonnel: Ed Marshall; Kurt Ottaway; Erin Tidwell; John NicholsDownload or stream "Way of the World" after the jump.
Luke PalmisanoTonight at the hi-dive Cowboy Curse is set to return to the stage with Bad Luck City and Overcasters, which should make for a truly extraordinary show. The outfit has finally recorded some new music (we say finally because we've seriously been jonezin' for some new stuff) that it share ... More >>
photo by Erin Tidwell and Kurt Ottaway (click to enlarge)Saturday, March 20: The sun burned off most of the cloud cover as the crowd continued to swell. In the Bat Bar, the Von Bondies tuned up all of their gear for a DirectTV taping, then launched into a near perfect set of fuzzy soul blues mixed i ... More >>
Overcasters, the promising new outfit led by Kurt Ottaway, just returned from a pair of shows on the East Coast with the Fluid. While the shows were awesome, from the sounds of it, the band was fortunate to have made it there in one piece. As the band was passing through Joliet, Illinois, in route t ... More >>
It's been a while since we've come across a flier that struck us as cool enough to post in Pole Position. That said, we think this one touting the Overcaster's CD release party this Saturday night at the Falcon more than qualifies. And while we're on the subject of the band, here's the transcript fr ... More >>
Photo: Tom Murphy Fridge Magnet (left) and Hunter Dragon UMS Day Two Saturday, August 2, 2008 The Baker District, Denver Better Than: Spending the afternoon regretting not going. Due to a prior engagement, I only caught a few bands for this second day of the festival and in capsule format once a ... More >>
This year’s Showcase was quite the earful.
Slide Shows Part 1 Part 2 Westword Music Showcase June 16, 2007 The Acoma Center Better than: Having to fake any enthusiasm for utterly mainstream bands. Although I made it to the Acoma Center too late to catch Rachael Pollardâ€™s absolutely beautiful, understated songs, I did arrive just in time ... More >>
Saturday, June 16
Cowboy Curse saddles up for its first full-length.