Jon Evans

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    November 12, 2014

    Snake Rattle Rattle Snake Is About to Release the Year's Most Primal Album

    It's late on a Sunday night in the basement of a warehouse in RiNo. The members of Snake Rattle Rattle Snake are here, preparing to rehearse songs from their new album, Totem. But the ambience needs some work before they can get to the music.They have some new paintings, including a landscape and a ... More >>

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    March 10, 2014

    Fat Jack's Subs coming to LoHi

    Fat Jack's Supersubs, a family-owned local sandwich chain that's been providing grub night and day for hungry Denverites, will open its fifth location in the metro area, this one in LoHi, next month. And that's not all Fat Jack's has added: It's also introduced a new limited-time sandwich, the Srira ... More >>

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    June 25, 2012

    #WMS 2012 recap: Bar Standard

    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 >>

  • Music

    February 9, 2012

    Achille Lauro

    Flight or Fight
    Hot Congress

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    November 30, 2010

    Free Christmas music from Kissing Party

    ​What's more festive than giving away music? Nothing, as far as we're concerned, which is why we're raising our wassail to the Kissing Party and its dark new Christmas song, "Winter in the Pub." The Kissing Party is generally a summer sort of band. This year's The Hate Album is full of brillia ... More >>

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    June 23, 2010

    Westword Music Showcase 2010: Backbeat scribes' travelogue

    ​ 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 >>

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    January 18, 2010

    Over the weekend: John Common at Cassleman's Bar & Venue

    John Common & Blinding Flashes of Light, Achille Lauro, Danielle Ate the Sandwich Casselman's Bar & Venue Saturday, January 16, 2010 Better Than: Martinis and Red Wine Brian Landis Folkins​ John Common is too old for the slog of rock and roll. In this week's feature, he talked about giving i ... More >>

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    December 23, 2009

    Dialed In: This week's local music radio playlists

    ​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*, 99.5 the Mountain's Homegrown Show*, the Colorado Sound, which originates at KRFC ... More >>

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    December 10, 2009

    Q&A with Crawford Phileo (Vitamins), Lucas Johannes (Action Packed Thrill Ride) and Jon Evans (Achille Lauro) of the Hot Congress collective

    ​Hot Congress came together when a few friends came up with the idea of putting out a compilation by every band that was a member. These friends figured they were better off working together rather than struggling alone, and thus a mini-community with ties outside its membership was formed around ... More >>

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    July 22, 2009

    Last Night: Tori Amos at the Paramount

    Aaron ThackerayTori Amos and eskimOTuesday, July 21, 2009Paramount TheatreBetter Than: The last time I saw Tori Amos at Red Rocks in 1998.London-based One eskimO opened the show, and at first, I was concerned it might be one of those bands favored by modern rock stations that border on the adult con ... More >>

  • Music

    June 11, 2009
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    June 26, 2008

    Achille Lauro Finds Smoother Waters

    The band's first full-length album charts new territory.

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    June 9, 2008

    MP3 Freeloader, Music Showcase Edition: Achille Lauro

    ACHILLE LAURO NOMINATED IN INDIE ROCK Performing 5-5:30 P.M. at SUTRA Personnel: Matt Close; Luke Mossman; Brian Joseph; Jon Evans; Ben Mossman Discography: Achille Lauro (2008); You're Going to Live (and Other Nice Things to Hear) (2007) Download "Laredo" or stream the entire track after the jump.

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    July 13, 2007
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    February 22, 2007

    Action Packed Thrill Ride

    Action Packed Thrill Ride