Reading is about more than following a narrative or learning facts; it can also be a profound shared experience that culminates in a better understanding of ourselves and each other. In that spirit, welcome to the Westword Book Club, a weekly feature celebrating the books that inspire Denver artists ... More >>
As the proprietor of the Fine Gentleman's Club, and host of the Squire's ignominious tuesday night open mic, Denver comedy fans already know Sam Tallent, but what they may not know is the he contains multitudes, and not just within his corpulent frame. Surprisingly well-read for a public goofball, T ... More >>
It's difficult to imagine, but U2 used to be cool. Not just cool, but one of the most innovative, inspiring and mysterious bands of their generation. The group challenged the sounds, look and emotional resonance of rock music, forever redirecting the cultural stream for good or ill. Today, while man ... More >>
PURE SUNSHINE II @ BLUEBIRD THEATER | 3.2.12 It would be hard to have picked the star attraction for this show because the crowd changed and switched throughout the show with some people sticking around for everything. But chances are, no one had seen Spell since its last show in July of 1995. With ... More >>
Nancy HightowerThere's a lot of buzz about Plus Gallery's current show, Apocalypse? How! It's grotesque, it's freaky, and it draws on the hysteria about the end of the world! Nancy Hightower, whose written narrative ties together the work of the four artists (or the four horsemen) featured ... More >>
While Katherine Rutter, Aron Dubois and Zach Reini all create very different art, Illiterate Gallery director Adam Gildar says that "they connect in their exploration of inhumanity and humanity, and they all have very different takes on that." Tomorrow night's closing reception at Illiterate ... More >>
Hannah Persson Casiotone For the Painfully Alone started out in 1997 as a solo project for songwriter Owen Ashworth. Initially using just a keyboard and a basic drum machine, Ashworth challenged himself to make the most of minimal elements. The result has been a body of work that not only sp ... More >>
Friday, April 13, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007.
A transplanted son revisits his roots in the ambitious Junebug.
Listen EP (Self-released)
The Fifth Utility discovers the importance of not being so earnest.
Azure Ray's symphonic pop arrives right on schedule.
Jucifer makes rock for the Ritalin kid in all of us.
Dreams of a Lost Tribe
John Davis's vision of American roots music is wet, mean, dirty -- and downright brilliant.
Preacher Boy made a believer out of Eagle-Eye Cherry. Now he's hoping to convert local audiences as well.
Four years after his baptism by fire, mystical troubadour Jim White returns with a batch of sacrificial “hick-hop.”
The South rises again in the songs of Freakwater's Catherine Ann Irwin.
Welcome to the wacky world of Webb Wilder.