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Joshua Novak

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2014

    Oko Tygra Is Proud to Represent Denver at CMJ in New York This Week

    Oko Tygra is one of the Denver bands representing the Mile High City at this year's CMJ in New York City. The group is slated to play at Niagra on Wednesday, October 22. For a group that started in March 2014, getting selected for CMJ is certainly an achievement. For songwriter, vocalist and guitari ... More >>

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    July 14, 2014

    Syntax Physic Opera proves its potential on opening weekend

    Despite the closure of Broadway south of Alameda, it wasn't too difficult to find one's way over to Syntax Physic Opera on opening weekend. Walking through the front door felt like exiting Broadway in Denver on a hot July evening and entering a '50s jazz lounge or after-hours club, with more simplif ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 8, 2013
  • Music

    January 24, 2013

    Joshua Novak

    Ephemeron
    Self-released

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    January 14, 2013

    Backbeat's top five spins: This is what we're listening to this week. What's on your playlist?

    As people who think about, talk about, write about, listen to and make music, it's not surprising that the most common (and favorite) topic of conversation among us is the same: "What are you listening to right now?" Stick a quarter in us, and, boy, wouldn't you know it, off we go, on and on about t ... More >>

  • 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 >>

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    May 9, 2012

    2012 Westword Music Showcase local lineup!

    We're just over a month out from this year's Westword Music Showcase, and we've already let you know who we have headlining the mainstage this year -- but keep it locked on Backbeat for another big announcement this coming Monday. Now it's time for us to give up the goods on the local lineup. As you ... More >>

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    March 19, 2012

    Start the Art benefit jump-starts a plan to push a free arts education for kids

    Artists and arts lovers alike turned out for Friday night's Start the Art benefit concert -- to talk, listen to performances by local musicians Terry Sandoval, ScaTTer GaTHer and headliner Joshua Novak, and promote the cause of arts education for kids, with the goal of raising $5,000. And incident ... More >>

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    November 10, 2011
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    May 6, 2011

    Time Capsule master reels of classic Denver recordings saved by gracious real estate agent

    Just a few of the master tapes left behind at Time Capsule Studios​Tucked inside the sleeve of the latest Foo Fighters record you'll find an inch long piece of tape that resembles a film negative. If you're not paying attention when you rip open the packaging, you'll miss the sticker on the sh ... More >>

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    December 23, 2010
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    December 3, 2010

    International Pop Overthrow at City Hall

    Melissa Ivey​A festival that began in Los Angeles a decade ago, the International Pop Overthrow now goes down throughout the year in over a dozen cities in North America, highlighting acts from each local music community.

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2010

    Demon Funkies, the Informants and Kinetix spun this week. See who else got spins.

    ​Here's what the area's local-centric specialty radio shows were spinning this week. We're currently tracking the playlists from a number of different shows, including KTCL's Locals Only, 99.5 the Mountain's Homegrown Show, KBCO's Local Edition, The Colorado Sound, which originates at KRFC and ... More >>

  • Music

    September 9, 2010
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    August 3, 2010

    Dub Skin, Take to the Oars, The Foot, Pretty Lights spun on radio last week. See who else got spins.

    ​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, KBCO's Local Edition, The Colorado Sound, which originates at KRFC and is re-broad ... More >>

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    March 30, 2010

    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, the Colorado Sound, which originates at KRFC and is re-broadcast all over Colorado, ... More >>

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    February 12, 2010

    The Weekend Showdown: Crank that Old Radio

    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 five 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 comments. Whitney Van Cleave​ ... 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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    August 24, 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 long-running Local Shakedown, KTCL's Locals Only, the Colorado Sound, which originates at KRFC and is re-broadcast all ov ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 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 long-running Local Shakedown, KTCL's Locals Only, the Colorado Sound, which originates at KRFC and is re-broadcast all over ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2009

    Line-up for this weekend's Hot IQs BBQ is, well, hot!

    ​Just caught a whiff of the line-up for this weekend's Hot IQs barbecue, and we must say it is absolutely, positively killer, friends. Besides being IQs' very last show ever -- unless, of course, the band plays the seemingly inevitable reunion show in a few years from now -- the line-up equates to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2009

    Mile Hi-Fidelity playlist - 07.15.09

    If you caught the show last night, we played it straight again, just like the old days, you know, just two turntables (well, CD decks) and a microphone(s). No dogs, no slogans, just great beer. We also featured a gaggle of new local music from Boulder Acoustic Society, Paper Bird, Joshua Novak, Pict ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2009

    Westword Music Showcase reviewed: Mo's

    Chad FahnestockJoshua Novak helped break in Mo's on Broadway. See more photos from Mo's and the other venues at westword.com/slideshow. Andrea Ball, 12:00 p.m. Andrea Ball kicked off the Mo's lineup with an enjoyable set of mostly piano-driven, literate yet approachable songs that fit well in the ... More >>

  • Music

    June 11, 2009
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    June 10, 2009

    MP3 Freeloader, Showcase Edition: Joshua Novak

    JOSHUA NOVAKNOMINATED IN SINGER-SONGWRITER2:00-2:45 P.M., MO'SPersonnel Joshua Novak; John Rasmussen; Kit Peltzel; Gann MatthewsDiscography: Dead Letters (2007); The Five Day Romance (EP) (2004); Metropolitan Songs (2001)Download or stream "Tidal Wave" after the jump.

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2009

    Update: Westword Music Showcase line-up

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2009

    Musicians supporting the people of embattled Gaza

    In a beautiful collision of altruism, more musicians are donating their time and talents to help kids this week. Instead of helping the children of Denver, as the Denver Gives March Music Jam will, these musicians will benefit kids on the other side of the world. On Friday night, March 27, at the Dr ... More >>

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    March 26, 2009

    Snake Rattle Rattle Snake debut tonight at hi-dive

    Although we just got a ton of snow, there's still a reason to get out, drive through the white stuff and check out the club debut of Snake Rattle Rattle Snake, a local superband of sorts that includes Doug Spencer and Hayley Helmerecks (Monofog), Hayley's brother Will, Kit Peltzel (Mr. Pacman, Joshu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2009

    Fertility in fallow fields, part two

    Last night, hundreds of invited guests drank for free at a private party at the Larimer Lounge. Good thing, too. Lots of those folks were as broke as you are, and though Miller High Life might not be your preferred lager, it tastes mighty good pro bono. The night before, I ran into a bunch of othe ... More >>

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    December 26, 2008

    Mile High Makeout: Binge and purge

    On the third day of an alcohol, caffeine, fat and sugar binge in the name of the winter solstice and some folks' savior, I'm feeling lethargic, unhealthy, dirty and startlingly unattractive. This is the stuff New Year's resolutions are made of. All I want to do is eat raw foods, spend four hours in ... More >>

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    December 11, 2008

    Mile Hi-Fidelity playlist - 12.10.08

    Well, Andy Thomas and I -- with the help of Jon Solomon, who sat in with us for the second half of the show -- made it through the second edition of Mile Hi-Fidelity, our new local show on 101.5 FM. Aside from some novice board-op flubs on my part (rookie!) and the fact that I'm an insufferable dork ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2008

    Matt Fecher launches New Music Mondays tonight at the Larimer Lounge

    Monolith Festival co-founder Matt Fecher kicks off the first of his New Music Mondays tonight at the Larimer Lounge (2721 Larimer St.). Fecher, who hosts the night as DJ Hot to Death, will be bringing in local artists, media, tastemakers, DJs and friends every Monday. In addition to having two guest ... More >>

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    November 25, 2008

    Born in the Flood's "Anthem" used in One Tree Hill

    Nearly two minutes of Born in the Flood's "Anthem" was used in last night's episode of One Tree Hill. Local musician Dan Craig and former Colorado resident Katie Herzig and have also had songs placed in the show. Check out the clip after the jump. The Born in the Flood guys are also gearing up for t ... More >>

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    November 6, 2008

    MP3 Freeloader: Rabbit Is a Sphere

    Tonight at the hi-dive, the esteemed members of Rabbit Is a Sphere are unleashing their latest opus, Hope Is a Cinder that Blinks Quietly Until You Die, in the company of Joshua Novak and the Ocean Bed. A dependably engaging batch of atmospheric tunes, the four-song EP, recorded, mixed and produced ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2008

    Mile High Makeout: Making Music Matter

    There’s a lot of talk – especially in this column – about how supportive and caring the Denver music scene is. Every time you turn around, there’s a benefit show to help some musician pay his medical bills, move out of state, or fund his honeymoon. It’s not unlike the rent parties of the 1 ... More >>

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    August 21, 2008
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    July 7, 2008

    Live Review: Monofog, Joshua Novak, Hawks of Paradise and Good Housekeeping at the Larimer Lounge

    Good Housekeeping was a little stiff. (photos by Tom Murphy). Good Housekeeping, Hawks of Paradise, Joshua Novak and Monofog Thursday, July 3, 2008 Larimer Lounge Better Than: A line-up where all the bands are pretty much the same. Good Housekeeping opened the proceedings with a cover of “Pink R ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2008

    Over the Weekend...Jason Vigil, Rob Drabkin, Reed Foehl, Joshua Novak, Gregory Alan Isakov, John Common, Tito del Barrio Malaga and Greg Harris Vibe Quintet @ Westword Music Showcase

    Westword Music Showcase Saturday, June 14, 2008 Dazzle Restaurant & Lounge I’ve seen a ton of jazz shows at Dazzle -- since the place does primarily bring in jazz acts -- but I’ve never seen the place rock as much it did on Saturday with energetic sets from Jason Vigil, Joshua Novak and their b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2008

    Westword Music Showcase Lineup and Schedule Revealed

    You know when your mom sometimes goes on and on about how handsome you are, or how talented you are and whatnot, and you're all like, "Ah, ma', you're supposed to say that crap. You're my mom"? Keep that sentiment in mind right now as we tell you just how wicked cool our kid is. The lineup is for th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2008

    Monolith Announces 22 More Acts

    Photo by Aaron Thackeray Just received word that Monolith, the two-day music festival slated to take place at Red Rocks on September 13-14, has added 22 more acts, including Atmosphere (pictured above from the second show of a two-night stand last night at the Ogden Theatre), Hercules and Love Affa ... More >>

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    March 27, 2008

    Mile High Makeout: Sharing the Wealth

    An out-of-state friend of mine just asked me to pull together some recommendations of good music that has emerged from colorful Colorado in recent years. I’m looking at the playlist in iTunes right now and can’t believe my eyes.

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    December 19, 2007

    White Trash Blistmas and more

    It's Christmas time again in the Mile High City. That means you can count on a few things: Festive, postcard-worthy lights adorning the city and county building, seeing a proliferation of Santa hats on drunken weekend warriors from LoDo to SoCo and, of course, the return of Blister 66's annual White ... More >>

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    June 28, 2007
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    June 18, 2007

    Review: Westword Music Showcase @ Sutra Room - 6/16/07

    Slide Shows Part 1 Part 2 Westword Music Showcase June 16, 2007 The Sutra Room Better than: Endless margaritas on the beach. What a long, fucking amazing day it was at the Westword Music Showcase this past Saturday. Despite the outrageous amount of music that was spilling out of Golden Triangle, I ... More >>

  • Music

    January 18, 2007

    Of God and Science

    Friday, January 19, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007.

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    December 7, 2006

    Division Day

    Thursday, December 7, hi-dive, 720-570-4500.

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    June 22, 2006

    Grazing

    There was something for every musical appetite at the Westword Music Showcase.

  • Music

    August 25, 2005

    Greenfield

    Kingston (Self-released)

  • News

    October 14, 2004

    Letters to the Editor

    From the week of October 14, 2004

  • Music

    September 16, 2004

    Joshua Novak

    The 5 Day Romance (Self-released)

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