In 2009 and 2010, Yuzo Nieto of Pink Hawks and Adam Gildar put together a festival of a different stripe: The concept was that Denver bands covered songs by their own favorite Denver bands. The result was an eclectic and affectionate affair featuring obscure and more well-known artists. The covers ... More >>
Sarah Slater, founder of the Titwrench music festival, is a 2011 MasterMind award winner -- and it looks like smarts run in the family. Because tonight, Sarah and her sister, Julie Slater, will host a special edition of Gorinto to celebrate Julie's acceptance to college in Berlin, where she plans to ... More >>
As an accurate reflection of his life, the music of Hunter Dragon remains both erratic and inspired. You never can tell what the backpacking one-man noise circus will be up to next. He could be settled down and employed with a residence one minute, then out on the road, playing endless house shows a ... More >>
In a press release last week, Century Media announced it would be pulling its music from the streaming music service Spotify. The metal-centric label is certainly not the first to express its distrust of streaming services, and it probably won't be the last. As fans and consumers have been pu ... More >>
We've already taken a look at the big three cloud services from Apple, Amazon and Google, but what does any of this mean to local bands and labels? With talk of Apple paying $100 million to the major labels for the rights to store content in the cloud and the launch of its paid service immine ... More >>
Astrophagus threw in the towel last year, with very little fanfare. So when we heard Jason and Josh Cain were going to be coming back with a new project called Port Au Prince, we were a little skeptical of what to expect. The time is finally here to listen to what they've been up to with the ... More >>
Tonight, we're recommending two dance parties we told you about earlier in the week--The Analog Space Black Christmas Party and the Bring Your Own Records Party and benefit--because both are for a good cause, and both promise a throwdown of some great jams.
When Meagan Patrick, a former friendly face behind the counter at Pablo's Coffee on 6th and Washington got sick, the community within the neighborhood hangout wanted to help. Tomorrow, December 22, long-time Pablo's employee Jason Cain and longtime Pablo's customer Sarah Slater have put toget ... More >>
Astrophagus unceremoniously ended its run this past September at Lost Lake. Bolstering the adage that you can't keep good men down, we've learned that the Cain brothers, Jason and Josh, are about to resurface as Port Au Prince, with a little help from their friends Hunter Dragon on drums, Bri ... More >>
Eric GruneisenOblio's Arrow does Los Dos and the New American Ramblers at Denver Does Denver DENVER DOES DENVER 08.28.10 | Meadowlark view full slide show This second installment of Denver Does Denver took place on Saturday night at the Meadowlark, both upstairs and downstairs, as well in t ... More >>
Astrophagus kicked off Bocumast Records' month-long residency at Lost Lake BOCUMAST RECORDS RESIDENCY 08.05.10 - 08.26.10 | Lost Lake Over the last month, Lost Lake handed over the booking keys for Thursday nights to Bocumast Records. During that time, the imprint was tasked with scheduli ... More >>
Here's our massive, multi-page report/travelogue of the Westword Music Showcase from (in order) Tom Murphy, Cory Casciato, A.H. Goldstein, Jef Otte, Jon Solomon and Brain Frederick. Let us know in the comments what you saw and loved, saw and hated, or missed and hated yourself for missing. ... More >>
Here what the area's local-centric specialty radio shows were spinning this week. We're currently tracking the playlists a number of different shows including, Radio 1190's Local Shakedown, KTCL's Locals Only, KBCO's Local Edition*, The Colorado Sound, which originates at KRFC and is re-broad ... More >>
Aaron Thackeray Who's Having Fun Fest 1346 Lipan Street | 4.17.10 See more photos on the slideshow page. I'll eat my words right up front: The Who's Having Fun? Festival was an unqualified success, completely free of drugs, alcohol, house-trashing, train-wreck technical difficulties and co ... More >>
Did you catch Idol last night? Cripes, How annoying was that? Just this side of insufferable, really. Still Hollywood week. Group day: The whole concept is counter-intuitive. Idol, like golf, is an individual sport, right? So what's the point of lumping the contestants together? We're guessin ... More >>
In yesterday's Idol wrap up, it appears we missed another group of homegrown hopefuls who are on their way to Tinseltown. First up is Mark LaBriola, seen in the clip below, from Aurora. He thinks he looks like Jack Black (we think he bears more of a passing resemblance to Jason Cain of Astrophagus), ... More >>
Aaron ThackeraySee more photos from Curious Theatre at westword.com/slideshow.Elin Palmer, 12 p.m.Overcoming technical difficulties and an initially cumbersome stage setup (the stage manager had to find room for a drum riser amid the creative and complicated set -- including a desk, a bed and a road ... More >>
ASTROPHAGUSNOMINATED IN INDIE ROCK1:00-1:45 P.M., CURIOUS THEATERPersonnel: Jason Cain; Joshua Cain; Daniel Pope, Joshua TrinidadDiscography: For Boating (2008); Casualite (2005) Download or stream "Raygun" after the jump.
'Twas yet another sensational weekend for music in the MHC. Kicked the weekend off by having a few drinks at Casselman's Bar & Venue on Walnut, the latest addition to the Ballpark neighborhood -- or as owner Matt Casselman prefers, "NoDo." The place has tons of potential thanks to an attached th ... More >>
Last night, I was bellied up to the bar next to Jason Cain at Sputnik, and he was telling about this show that his band, Astrophagus, has coming up on Saturday, April 4, at the hi-dive. If you look on the hi-dive's calendar, it's billed like any other show -- Cain's crew with Blue Million Miles, Dor ... More >>
Punk not your thing? A little too loud for you, you say? No worries. There's tons of other great music for you to catch tonight. Across from 3 Kings, over at the hi-dive, Curious Yellow makes its valiant return to the scene after a four- year hiatus, with the Still City (members of which are moonlig ... More >>
I just received an email from Cowboy Curse's Benjamin Bergstrand, hipping me to an exciting showcase of frontmen-turned-singer-songwriters, coming up at the Meadowlark. Jonathan Bitz and the gang at the 'Lark have always gone out of their way to spotlight the talent of local sad bastards, but this o ... More >>
On the third day of an alcohol, caffeine, fat and sugar binge in the name of the winter solstice and some folks' savior, I'm feeling lethargic, unhealthy, dirty and startlingly unattractive. This is the stuff New Year's resolutions are made of. All I want to do is eat raw foods, spend four hours in ... More >>
I saw some great shows in 2008, along with quite a few not-so-great shows. It can be hard to quantify the best shows -- what really makes one show better than another, after all? Is it a killer set list, a virtuoso performance, the accompanying light show? Becasue of that, I'm going to share with yo ... More >>
Every year, I hear people talk about the period between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day as a dull and lifeless time for live music. If you went to college, you'll remember that they sometimes called the study period just before finals "dead days" because nothing would be happening on campus. People ... More >>
I'm calling for a revitalization and renewal of that time-honored cheapskate gift: the mixtape.
Endless Rolling Sea
Click here to view the Showcase slide show. 2:30 p.m. As long as the laptop battery holds up and the connection stays live, we'll be live blogging from the Showcase all afternoon. The Chain Gang of 1974 is just finishing its last song at the outdoor stage -- Kam and company are bringing it. Folks a ... More >>
ASTROPHAGUS NOMINATED IN INDIE ROCK Performing 2:45-3:15 at BAR STANDARD Personnel: Jason Cain; David Kurtz; Joshua Cain; Chris White Discography: For Boating (2008); Casualite (2005) Download "Why I Cut Off My Hands" or stream the entire track after the jump.
Helmet rOOm Recordings
Navigating hardship and hilarity, the Moths flutter toward greatness.