Well, it's a wrap. The nineteenth annual Westword Music Showcase Awards are now officially in the books. The Bluebird was packed, and, man, what a good time. Drinks, food, friends -- what else do you need? Next to the Showcase itself, this is one of the best nights for local music all year. Plenty o ... More >>
Sometimes it seems like marriages involving stars last about as long as the average fruit fly. But we've got what looks like a way to help pairings of the famous beat the odds: They should get married in Colorado. Our evidence? HistoryOrb.com lists nine celebrity weddings to have taken place in Col ... More >>
GOLDRUSH 2 @ DEER PILE | 9/21/12-9/22/2012 By Leya Lynette and Tom Murphy The hype around Goldrush 2 had not been identical to that of Goldrush 1. the original crew that did the booking had changed, and the festival this year focused on more under the radar acts from around the country in comparis ... More >>
Face it: You're not going to see The Book of Mormon this weekend without dropping some serious cash for scalped tickets...and even if you get lucky in the daily lottery, you'll pay $25 for that seat. But there are plenty of other entertaining activities in town that you can enjoy on the cheap. From ... More >>
As reported yesterday by Stephanie DeCamp, the Mile High Horror Film Festival added a music component to this year's festivities in an effort to spread the word about the fest. The music portion, which is free, kicks off tonight starting at 7:30 p.m. with performances by Marty Lindsey, Pythian Whisp ... More >>
The second Mile High Horror Film Festival is upon us, and in an effort to make it even bigger and badder, Timothy Shultz and company added a music showcase to the event at Bar Bar this Friday, October 7. "This is its own little entity to promote the festival," says event manager Melinda Piché. "Bec ... More >>
Tom MurphyHappy New YearDay two of Goldrush Festival also felt like you had stepped into an alternate universe where a good friend with good taste in music was introducing you to his or her favorite bands of the moment were gathered together in one place instead of being handed some kind of m ... More >>
Tom MurphyR E A L M A G I C with dancersWith no real low points at the first night of the Gold Rush festival, one performance that stood out was that of Drew Englander during his set as R E A L M A G I C. He was like the Pied Piper of dance and he got the crowd both inside and outside of Deli ... More >>
Tom MurphyMercuria and the Gem StarsUMS on S. BROADWAY | 07/23-24/11An especially hot summer day made navigating various venues an enervating experience, not to mention the humid heat indoors at times. Nevertheless, it didn't seem to dampen anyone's spirits in performing the music, even in th ... More >>
Photo by Clarence HesterMeet the latest member of the Showcase hall of fame: Yonnas Abraham of The Pirate Signal accepts his act's fifth consecutive Westword Music Showcase Award.Well, it's a wrap. The seventeenth annual Westword Music Showcase Awards are now officially in the books. Although there ... More >>
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Seventeen years! It's hard to believe we've been doing the Westword Music Showcase for that long. I can still remember being at the first one in LoDo nearly two decades ago. And when I think back, it seems like that cold, rainy Sunday night was just a few years ago.
Tom MurphyGem Trails is Trevor Peterson GEM TRAILS With Thundercade and Kevin Costner Suicide Pact Meadowlark | January 7, 2011 Gem Trails is the solo side project of Trevor Peterson from Woodsman. From this performance, the name is appropriate for the spectral, glistening streaming of guit ... More >>
Presidential candidates vie (and pander and plead) for one heart and mind in Swing Vote.
Malick, mobsters and Mr. Brooks.
Midnight Madness at the Esquire Theatre
Costner's not bad, but this Brooks bothers.
This modern-day Top Gun succumbs to watery cliches.
U.S. Comedy Arts Festival
Kevin Costner and Joan Allen are the upside of Anger.
Ideas that were forgotten but not gone in 2003
Tom Cruise looks like a battle beetle in The Last Samurai.
Pickett Rodeo showcases black cowboys
Open Range grazes on the Western's leftovers.
Kevin Costner doesn't make friends. He makes movies, dang it.
The bush-league Rookie goes long on baloney, short on soul.
Thirteen Days takes viewers through a very bumpy period in world history.