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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Flight or Fight
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
The band's first full-length album charts new territory.
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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