Craig Aaron, president and CEO of Free Press, an organization devoted to changing media and technology policies, is among the headliners for "The Perfect Storm: Democracy in the Age of Big Money and Big Media," taking place tomorrow at the Tivoli Center. But while the event can certainly stand on it ... More >>
Every year, for the Westword Music Showcase, we enlist our army of Backbeat wordsmiths to host various stages, and in addition to their emcee obligations, we ask them to pull double duty (or triple-duty in some cases) and also write up the acts that appear on their individual stages. Tom Murphy host ... More >>
Gathering of the Clouds Day 2 @ City Hall | 2/24/12One of the main reasons for the festival was the release of the new Overcasters album, Curses/Prayers and as usual, Overcasters delivered a solid set of music. Bathed in various shades and hues of shifting light over the course of the show, with hig ... More >>
Emily Sirota.Last night, MSNBC's The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell devoted a hefty five-minute segment (on view below) to the Denver school board race and candidate Emily Sirota. Why? O'Donnell followed an article from The Nation that called the contest the wackiest in the country. But it ... More >>
Tom MurphyPeter Hook and The LightPETER HOOK & THE LIGHT at the BLUEBIRD THEATER | 9/19/11It was to be expected that Peter Hook & the Light would be playing Unknown Pleasures in its entirety, and that it wouldn't be a half-hearted and insincere attempt at re-creating that music live. What was ... More >>
Kyle Smith CRYSTAL STILTS Overcasters • Force Publique 05.16.11 | Larimer Lounge While it was a bit of an odd choice for Force Publique to open for a reverb-drenched indie pop band, Cassie McNeil and James Wayne's industrial-tinged goth pop sounded as good as it did when we last caught the duo a ... More >>
Tom MurphyLady Parts LADY PARTS With Doo Crowder, Samantha Doom Blows Up the Band, Maudlin Magpie 01.28.11 | Mercury Cafe Lady Parts hosted its CD-release party over the weekend amongst a group of musical friends, including Doo Crowder, who opened the evening's proceedings with a further evolution ... More >>
Tom MurphyCrocodiles CROCODILES With Hearts In Space and Overcasters 01.22.11 | Larimer Lounge With the stage bathed in shifting hues provided by Shane Williams, Overcasters opened its set with a new song -- something a little more on the bluesy and noisy side of the band's repertoire. Whil ... More >>
John WilliamsFor years this space has been the repository of staff rants about the weird selections made by the city's One Book, One Denver program -- most of which have little or nothing to do with Colorado and seem to be, at best, a nod toward oh-so-PC mediocrity. The worst offender may be ... More >>
Brian Landis FolkinsIdeal Fathers opened the day at Sutra.See more photos from Sutra at westword.com/slideshow.Ideal Fathers, 12 p.m.Ideal Fathers kicked off the Sutra stage with a high-charged set of post-punk that included some keyed up takes on songs from its new brand new EP, A Complete Waste of ... More >>
OVERCASTERSNOMINATED IN INDIE ROCK2:00-2:45 P.M., SUTRAPersonnel: Ed Marshall; Kurt Ottaway; Erin Tidwell; John NicholsDownload or stream "Way of the World" after the jump.
Tom MurphyThe Prids, Overcasters, Gangcharger Monday, March 30, 2009Larimer Lounge, DenverBetter Than: A show featuring genre-specific, nostalgia acts.Gangcharger (Tom Murphy)Gangcharger set the pace for the show opening with a grittily atmospheric instrumental piece shot through with pulses of pure ... More >>
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