Joe Lewis

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2014

    Radke May Be the Best Band at Riot Fest Not Playing the Main Stage

    While a lot of the focus during Riot Fest this weekend will be on the headliners playing the May Farms stage and the Byers General Store, the festival includes up and coming bands, local and otherwise, worthy of attention. These are generally not the bands riding in large tour buses or flying in for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2014

    The twelve best music festivals in Colorado this fall

    July may be over and school may be just around the corner, but festival season in Colorado is nowhere near ready to come to a close. Here are twelve upcoming festivals that offer a taste of everything from blues to metal, local to international bands, mountains and microbrews to cities and skateboar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2014

    10 things to do for $10 in Denver this weekend (7 free!), May 23-25

    We've finally made it to the unofficial start of another summer. Memorial Day weekend kicks off Denver's hottest season, and we want you to be able to enjoy that extra day off without breaking the bank. To balance out the backyard barbecues and parades, hereare ten festivities that will blow you aw ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2013

    Review: Black Joe Lewis at Bluebird

    BLACK JOE LEWIS at BLUEBIRD THEATER | 11/25/13 Last night's Black Joe Lewis show at Bluebird showed that the garage heavy sound all over the band's latest release, Electric Slave, sounds incredible live and has really rejuvenated old hits. Now that the group has dropped "and the Honeybears" from its ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2013

    The best concerts to see in Denver this week

    TUES | POLICA at BLUEBIRD THEATER | 11/26/13 Polica, which hails from Minneapolis, Minnesota, features former Roma di Luna vocalist Channy Leaneagh, Ryan Olson of Gayngs fame, a pair of drummers, Ben Ivascu and Drew Christopherson and bassist bassist Chris Bierdan. Formed in the summer of 2011, the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2013

    What we're all listening to right now

    Music is life -- or at least it is for us. When we're not writing about it, we're thinking about it, talking about it or listening to it. These are the things that were in heavy rotation for us this week. What are you listening to? What should we be listening to? C'mon now. Sharing is caring. Don't ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2013

    New Denver shows: String Cheese Incident, Blizten Trapper, Buddy Guy, on sale this week

    String Cheese Incident returns to the 1STBANK Center for a three-night New Year's run on Saturday, December 29, Sunday, December 30 and Tuesday, December 31. Tickets ($56-$80/three-day passes $180) go on sale this Saturday, September 7 at 10 a.m. Keep reading to see what other shows are on sale, wha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2012

    Ru with a view: A mainstage travelogue from our Westword Music Showcase emcee, Ru Johnson

    Because I live in the club district, for me, the Westword Music Showcase started around 5 p.m. the day before and went on through the evening. Outside my window, the workers toiled and clanged away throughout the night, building the production. By morning, there was a complete stage, and the heat wa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2012

    Black Joe Lewis: "I always just figured I'd play the type of music I enjoy listening to."

    Black Joe Lewis (due tomorrow at the Westword Music Showcase on the mainstage) isn't one to make fancy comparisons to the musical legacies of blues giants and soul progenitors. Lewis and his band, formerly known as the Honeybears, have earned comparisons to everyone from Howlin' Wolf to Muddy Waters ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2012

    The weekend's best live bets: The eighteenth annual Westword Music Showcase 2012

    Welcome to the weekend! You made it. And of course, this is not just any weekend. It's the Westword Music Showcase weekend! Whoo freaking hoo! So with that in mind, here's a rundown of what you have in store tomorrow afternoon/evening on the main stage. Be sure to check out this page for a full rund ... More >>

  • Music

    June 21, 2012
  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2011

    Janet Jackson, Jethro Tull, OMD shows announced. Tix on sale this weekend.

    ​Janet Jackson visits the Wells Fargo Theatre on Wednesday, April 6 as part of her Number Ones, Up Close and Personal Tour, on which she'll be performing music exclusively from her album, Number Ones. Jackson's new book on self-esteem, dieting and exercise,True You, hits stores February 8. Res ... More >>

  • Music

    August 20, 2009

    Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears

    Wednesday, August 26, Bluebird Theater, 303-830-8497.

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2009

    Motorhead, Black Crowes, Butthole Surfers shows announced

    When Motorhead rocked the Fillmore Auditorium last September, Lemmy and crew had the Misfits in tow. When the band hits the venue again on Saturday, September 26 the metal legends will co-headline with Reverend Horton Heat, and Nashville Pussy gets things warmed up. The Black Crowes also return the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2009

    Okay, Denver, we need to talk.

    I just received a press release from the Salt Lake City Arts Council (cue the Pace picante sauce dudes asking incredulously, "Salt Lake City?!") informing me of their Twilight Concert Series. Evidently, the concerts, which are free and take place every Thursday night at the Gallivan Center in downto ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2009

    Tori Amos, Blues Traveler, Pretenders shows announced

    As previously reported, Tori Amos will stop at the Paramount Theatre on Tuesday, July 21, in support of her new album, Abnormally Attracted to Sin, which was released last week. Blues Traveler, who's made an annual tradition of playing Red Rocks on July 4, returns again this year. Tickets for both s ... More >>

  • News

    June 20, 1996

    The Shooting Never Stopped

    One day, a crew from The Shining showed up on Milwaukee Street. The block still hasn't recovered.