Denver Does Denver sounds more salacious than it is -- though we're sure there's a sexualized metaphor in there somewhere that was intended. If you haven't heard about it, Denver Does Denver, slated to take place tomorrow night at the Meadowlark, is a rad little show put together by the fine peeps a ... More >>
Have you seen this yet? It recently started making its way around the internet. If not, it's totally worth six minutes of your time. This is one of three videos that Vitamins and Danny Shyman of Josephine and the Mousepeople scored. Presumably taking a cue from Yo La Tengo, who created and perform ... More >>
One of Denver's weirdest pop auteurs has dissolved at least one of his various projects: Yuzo Nieto and the Hand that Rocks the Dreidel played its final show this week. The band, led by the eponymous saxophonist Nieto, has been for some years now trafficking in sounds that spanned from crac ... More >>
This past February, when we started putting together the 2010 Westword Music Showcase, we posted an item asking you how we could improve our annual music festival, this year set for Saturday, June 19, in the Golden Triangle (if you haven't already purchased your tickets, you can still buy d ... More >>
We Coloradans are good at many things: We excel at making SmartWools and long underwear look sexy, for example. We're skilled enough to golf in January and ski in June. We can out-breathe anyone from the Midwest. But most important, Coloradans know how to put the hurt on a case of Pabst Blue ... More >>
Pink Hawks, Bad Weather California, Pictureplane
Saturday, January 9, 2010
Ideology unites these three bands. Specifically, a belief in the importance of right now. Which makes for a set of live shows that is rough around the edges but breathing and dynamic, with the bands responding to the ... 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 >>
The Don'ts & Be Carefuls, Pep*Squad, Josephine and the Mousepeople, Lungs They Burn, I Sank Molly Brown
Friday, December 4, 2009
Better Than: Butt Shakin'
So it was mostly a big dance party at Denver's Most Intimate Venue, the
sort of night where you show your approval with a ... More >>
Photo by Felicia Sheumaker
We would hate for you to miss out on all the awesome that happens every weekend in our fair city, so we've decided to run down three of the best shows in one easy-to-swallow post, with video and audio. Tell us -- and the rest of the world -- what we missed in the co ... More >>
Pictureplane, Josephine and the Mousepeople, Hideous Men
August 28, 2009
Better Than: Getting high at a planetarium. Not that I would know.
This sort of feels like Travis Egedy's shot. As Pictureplane, he's got the national press (from Fader and Pitchfork) ... More >>
Warren BedellA native of Santa Fe, New Mexico, Travis Egedy, who performs under the
name Pictureplane, has been rapidly gaining the attention of popular
underground bands from around the country for the last few years, most
notably HEALTH who took Pictureplane on a national tour in March 2009.
HE ... 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 long-running Local Shakedown, KTCL's Locals Only, the Colorado Sound, which originates at KRFC and is re-broadcast all over ... More >>
Sarah CassIn case you haven't noticed, Pitchfork is in the midst of a heated love affair with Pictureplane. We couldn't be more stoked to see Mr. Pictureplane himself, Travis Egedy, getting his due. With the new album, Dark Rift, dropping yesterday on the Lovepump United imprint, it looks like ... More >>
Tough to say for sure, but after reviewing a couple of Travis Egedy's tracks and interviewing him today for its Rising feature, it seems safe to say that Pitchfork has taken note of Pictureplane.
Tom Breihan, formerly of our sister paper in New York and one of the finest rock writers around, ... More >>
David BarberJohn Baxter and Matty Clark in the fleshThe picture above pretty much tells the tale of last night's Westword Music Showcase Awards -- drunk and debaucherous. Everyone (well, we think everyone -- we didn't exactly take a formal poll or anything) had a pretty swell time. Hugs were smiles ... 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 >>
Update: As with year's past, before the ink's even dry on the schedule, we've had to make made some minor more changes. Among the recent ones: We've moved the metal showcase from Andrew's to Broadways (two doors down from Bar Standard, next to the pawnshop), and moved the punk line-up to Bannock Str ... More >>
Iuengliss, BDRMPPL and Josephine and the MousepeopleFriday, April 17, 2009hi-dive, DenverBetter Than: The mixture of snow, slush and thunder that barraged the city all day. In spite of one of the most schizophrenic patches of weather in recent memory, the show went on at the hi-dive and came as a mu ... More >>