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    June 11, 2014

    What you need to know about the Denver music scene, according to the bands

    The Westword Music Showcaseis next Saturday, June 21. It's our annual love letter to Denver music, with over 140 local bands playing. All of them are nominees for Westword Music Awards, and together we hope the two efforts will help a few people discover some new things about the music of the city t ... More >>

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    June 4, 2014

    The Westword Music Showcase 2014 schedule

    It's Westword Music Showcase month, and today we have a schedule for you. In case this is unfamiliar territory: For the twentieth year, we'll celebrate the wide array of Denver's music scene with a music festival right here in the city. The thing has grown over the decades, and this year we have s ... More >>

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    May 16, 2014

    The Westword Music Showcase lineup is here! [Update]

    Update, 5/16: We've added a couple dozen bands to the lineup, bringing the running total to 121 Colorado bands in addition to the five touring ones -- the full list as of today is below! The Westword Music Showcase is less than two months away. On June 21, 130-ish Colorado bands and artists of ever ... More >>

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    October 9, 2013

    Dr. Neptune, Machine Gun Blues, Red Cloud, Monofog, Red Orange Black and more to reunite

    A bunch of storied bygone Denver bands are getting back together for the night. On Friday, November 15, at the Hi-Dive, Machine Gun Blues, Red Cloud, Monofog, Red Orange Yellow and Horace Van Vaughan are slated to reconvene. Across the street at 3 Kings Tavern, meanwhile, on Tuesday, November 22, an ... More >>

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    June 22, 2013

    The 2013 Westword Music Showcase schedule

    The nineteenth annual Westword Music Showcase is here! Today in the Golden Triangle, more than 150 acts are slated to perform on sixteen stages throughout the neighborhood. Break out your red pen and chart out your course: Here's the most up-to-date list of who's playing where and when. Keep reading ... More >>

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    March 1, 2013

    The best concerts in Denver this weekend

    PASSION PIT @ 1STBANK CENTER | FRI, 3/1/13 Passion Pit began in as a solo project of lead singer and keyboard player Michael Angelakos in 2007. The project quickly fleshed out into a full band that combined a keen sense for upbeat pop melodies with lyrics that didn't exactly try to sugarcoat the com ... More >>

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    February 28, 2013
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    October 26, 2012

    The ten best concerts this weekend: Oct. 26-28

    Welcome to the weekend, amigos! Ah, yes, we finally made it. Is it just us, or has this seemed like the longest week ever? Ah, maybe it's just the weather. Whatever the case, it's in the rearview now, and it's time to blow off some steam. Drinks are on the horizon and there's a full slate of great m ... More >>

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    August 30, 2012

    Blag Dahlia of Dwarves on kicking ass and not being old guys going through the motions

    Dwarves are one of the most notorious punk bands of all time. In a time when punk rock has become a kind of brand rather than an authentic lifestyle, Dwarves are always dependable to show what the real thing looks, feels and sounds like. With a reputation for dangerously raucous live shows often inv ... More >>

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    June 26, 2012

    #WMS 2012 recap: Bannock Street Garage

    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. Jon Solomon was at Bannock Street Garage stage, which was graciously hosted by Jim Norris. Page down to read his thoughts and s ... More >>

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    June 23, 2012

    2012 Westword Music Showcase schedule

    Alright, it's here! Finally! The waiting is over! The eighteenth annual Westword Music Showcase. You've probably already printed it out, cut it out, copied and highlighted the schedule, but just in case you haven't, here's the most up-to-date version of today's lineup for the Showcase. All of the TB ... More >>

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    June 21, 2012
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    June 12, 2012

    2012 Westword Music Showcase schedule

    Okay, time to officially start getting excited now. The annual Westword Music Showcase is a little more than a week away. Did you pick up your tickets yet? If not, you can still get them at the discounted rate. Prices go up day of the show. By now, you've already seen the lineup of who's playing the ... 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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    March 2, 2012

    Weekend's best live music bets: The Swayback, Pure Sunshine II, Snoop Dogg and more

    Welcome to the weekend! Whether you're making your way up to the mountains for Snowball Music Festival 2012 or staying behind in the city, there's an abundance of musical choices: Tonight at the Fillmore Snoop Dogg throws down before heading up the hill himself for a slot at Snowball, while a couple ... More >>

  • Music

    June 16, 2011

    Westword Music Showcase 2011

    The Westword Music Showcase celebrates seventeen years, a lifetime for some of 2011's performers

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    April 23, 2011

    Bad Brains at Summit Music Hall, 4/22/11

    Eric MagnussenBad Brains last night. See more photos from last night.BAD BRAINS With Frontside Five and the Other Russia 4.22.11 | Summit Music Hall View photo slideshow While Bad Brains may not have the frenetic stage energy of three decades ago, the hardcore godfathers still managed to fuel qui ... More >>

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    April 22, 2011

    Q&A: H.R. of Bad Brains just wants everyone to love Jah and learn how to love universally

    ​Bad Brains (due tonight at Summit Music Hall with Frontside Five and the Other Russia) is a band that's consistently mentioned in the same breath as Black Flag and and Minor Threat as groups that made massive contributions to defining the hardcore/punk movement in the late '70s and early '80s ... 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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    March 31, 2011
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    June 18, 2010

    Presenting the 2010 Westword Music Showcase Schedule and Map

    IMPORTANT SCHEDULING UPDATE: Due to circumstances beyond our control (and, more to the point, frontman Chris Fogal's) TAUNTAUN will not be performing in the 6:15 - 7 p.m. slot at Broadway's tomorrow. While Fogal is resting his aching back ("I would tough it out," he assures us, "but the problem is t ... More >>

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    May 19, 2010

    Westword Music Showcase local lineup revealed

    Gabriel Rovick And Ryan James (Focus 4 Design)​ The complete lineup for Showcase has been finalized, and all that's left to do now is countdown the days until the sixteenth annual Westword Music Showcase takes place on Saturday, June 19. Nearly a hundred local acts (well over a hundred if y ... More >>

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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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    December 15, 2009

    The year in features: a handy link guide to all of the artists profiled in Westword this year

    Bryce BoyerFlashback: Yonnas Abraham and DJ Awhat! (Alejandro Martinez) of the Pirate Signal were profiled this past June​In case you haven't noticed, we're all about local music. Surely, that's no huge revelation to anyone. After all, we do spend the bulk of our lives immersed in the sounds a ... More >>

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    August 28, 2009

    A partial list of End-O-Trend acts announced

    ​The End-O-Trend Festival, due to take place on Saturday, October 3 at Auraria Campus, just announced some of the acts that will be appearing on its four stages. While there's a few national headliners, namely the Heavenly States and Edie Sedgwick, the bulk of the bill at this fest appears to be m ... More >>

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    July 17, 2009

    Last night: Frontside Five at the Marquis Theater

    Frontside Five, Git Some, Speed Wolf, St. Fall Apart Thursday, July 16, 2009 Marquis Theater Better than: Attending a show devoted to only one subgenre of punk music. Frontside Five's new full-length album, Resurrection Cemetery, veers from the Denver ensemble's skate-punk roots in many ways, incor ... More >>

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    July 16, 2009
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    May 29, 2009

    Last night: Punk Rocks at Red Rocks

    Photos by Aaron Thackeray Check out the full slideshow.Punk Rocks: Offspring, Alkaline Trio, The Vandals, Street Dogs, Frontside FiveRed Rocks AmphitheaterThursday, May 28, 2009 Better than: Attending a purported punk festival at the Pepsi Center. It was an unlikely forum for a punk show. Red Rock ... More >>

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    May 12, 2009

    Counting Crows, Rock the Bells and Black Keys shows announced

    Just when we thought the Red Rocks summer line-up couldn't get any hotter, three more shows were just added to the schedule, including Counting Crows and Augustana on Wednesday, July 29, Rock the Bells '09, featuring Nas, Damian Marley, Busta Rhymes and more, on Thursday, August 6, and the Mountains ... More >>

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    April 9, 2009
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    March 24, 2009

    Jonas Brothers, Offspring, 311 shows announced

    The Jonas Brothers will stop at the Pepsi Center on Wednesday, June 24 as part of the trio's 44-city North American leg of its world tour. The Offspring, Alkaline Trio, the Vandals, Street Dogs and Frontside Five, meanwhile, hit Red Rocks on Thursday, May 28 as part of Punk Rocks 2009, while 311 and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2009

    Mile High Low Lifes, a bunch of class acts

    So last week, we talked about the Mile High Low Life compilation and noted that the punk is thriving in Denver. And now we can see why the scene is so healthy. Stopped by 3 Kings Tavern for the CD release party on Saturday night and was struck by the turnout, which was impressive to say the least. K ... More >>

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    February 7, 2009

    This just in: Denver has a thriving punk scene

    Update:Whoops! It seems we got a little ahead of ourselves yesterday. The Mile High Low Life release party is actually taking place tonight (Saturday) at 3 Kings, not last night. Our bad. Good news, though, that means you still catch the show! Just in case you haven't been paying attention, Denver h ... More >>

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    January 23, 2009

    Frontside Five signs with DC-Jam Records

    Skate punk kingpins, Frontside Five, recently profiled in Thasher magazine, has joined the roster of DC-Jam Records. The Missouri-based imprint, which is also home to legendary skate punks JFA and McRad, will release the band's upcoming full-length, Resurrection Cemetary, in early March, and to co ... More >>

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    January 23, 2009

    The Westword.com blog shortcut, January 23 edition

    You've got a lot of reading to do. But not like three chapters of The Grapes of Wrath, due by tomorrow. Fun reading. Today in Backbeat Online: • Meese finishes new album and lands mug in Spin. • Has hip-hop dance crew BreakEFX met their match? • A first look at the Fray's new documentary • ... More >>

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    January 23, 2009

    Week in review: 1/19/09 - 1/23/09

    From Leftover Salmon's Bill McKay being arrested to Swayback adding Adam Tymn from Vaux to its line-up to Frontside Five and 29th St. Disciples landing record deals, there was tons happening this week. The biggest and perhaps most stunning item of the week, however, has to be news of the unfortunate ... More >>

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    January 14, 2009

    Frontside Five in Thrasher magazine

    Cheers to the cats (and kitten) of Frontside Five getting some killer ink in Thrasher magazine. The Q&A, put together by Jake Japanese, is pretty short, but in it, the crew talks about drinking urine, getting all bruised up in their tour van playing a game called Waffle House -- if you've ever b ... More >>

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    October 14, 2008

    This Just In 10/16-10/22

    Tapes 'N Tapes hits the Fox January 17. Not a whole lot shakin' with the bigger concert announcements this week, but there are still some good smaller shows on tap, like Tapes 'N Tapes January 17 at the Fox, the Giraffes November 7 at Larimer Lounge and the etown taping with Sonny Landreth and Juli ... More >>

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    September 12, 2008

    Rearview: The Week in Review (9/6/08-9/12/08)

    Take my picture and I will bust your ass Here's a handy compendium of all the great content you missed this week on Backbeat Online while you were busy pondering why Kanye West hates having his picture taken so badly he decided to bust up $10,000 worth of camera gear and get himself arrested. Reall ... More >>

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    August 18, 2008
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    January 28, 2008
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    October 11, 2007

    McRad

    Meet Chuck Treece, pro-skater, session musician and old-school punk.

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    October 11, 2007

    McRad/Frontside Five

    50/50 Split
    Fivecore Records

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    May 30, 2007
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    November 2, 2006

    Monsters Ball

    Furious George and the Monster Groove return after an eight year hiatus.

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    August 31, 2006

    Frontside Five

    Fall Out of Line (Fivecore)

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    December 1, 2005

    Naked Aggression

    Thursday, December 1, Bluebird Theater, 303-322-2308.

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    October 13, 2005

    Frontside Five

    Larimer Lounge

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    December 23, 2004

    Moovers and Shakers

    In 2004, Mootown's best and brightest gave us something to write home about.

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    October 28, 2004

    The Beatdown

    Elevators, Frappuccinos, and things that go bump in the night.

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