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Ian Gassman

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2014

    Meet 100(ish) of Denver's best bands: Part one

    Your new favorite band is from Denver -- you just have to find it! No small task in a city with thousands of artists and hundreds of venues, we know -- but you can start this weekend at the Westword Music Showcase. More than 140 of our favorite local artists will play sixteen stages around the Golde ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2013

    The best concerts to see in Denver this weekend

    FRI | NATHANIEL RATELIFF at GOTHIC THEATRE | 11/29/13 From his recent stint making music backed by the Night Sweats, to the incredibly moving songs he's crafted on his own, to his cinematic work with Born in the Flood, Nathaniel Rateliff is a man who requires absolutely no preamble -- his reputation ... More >>

  • Music

    November 28, 2013
  • Blogs

    September 6, 2013

    The Howling Hex at Hi-Dive, 9/5/13

    THE HOWLING HEX @ HI-DIVE | 9/5/13 Neil Michael Hagerty didn't do too much physical emoting last night at the hi-dive, nor did the rest of the Howling Hex. But Hagerty projected his voice evocatively in an almost cartoonish fashion that matched his unusual guitar tones. Maybe he just EQ'd the sounds ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2013

    Westword Music Showcase recap from Bar Standard

    Every year at the Westword Music Showcase, we enlist our army of Backbeat wordsmiths to host various stages. In addition to their emcee duties, we ask them to pull double duty by submitting a travelogue of their individual stage. Tom Murphy hosted at Bar Standard this past Saturday. Keep reading for ... More >>

  • Music

    March 7, 2013

    Confluence

    I Haven't Really Been Living
    Self-released

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2011

    Review: The Don'ts and Be Carefuls at Hi-Dive, 9/9/11

    Tom MurphyThe Don'ts and Be Carefuls​THE DON'TS AND BE CAREULS at the HI-DIVE | 9/9/11 The Don'ts and Be Carefuls did something at this "Triple EP Release" show that you just knew the band had in it but you might not expect to see: they fused the exuberance and innocence of its original sound ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2011

    UMS Travelogue: Mercuria and the Gem Stars, Zebroids, Bad Luck City, PiƱa Chulada and more

    Tom MurphyMercuria and the Gem Stars​UMS on S. BROADWAY | 07/23-24/11An especially hot summer day made navigating various venues an enervating experience, not to mention the humid heat indoors at times. Nevertheless, it didn't seem to dampen anyone's spirits in performing the music, even in th ... More >>

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