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    June 11, 2014

    What you need to know about the Denver music scene, according to the bands

    The Westword Music Showcaseis next Saturday, June 21. It's our annual love letter to Denver music, with over 140 local bands playing. All of them are nominees for Westword Music Awards, and together we hope the two efforts will help a few people discover some new things about the music of the city t ... More >>

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    June 4, 2014

    The Westword Music Showcase 2014 schedule

    It's Westword Music Showcase month, and today we have a schedule for you. In case this is unfamiliar territory: For the twentieth year, we'll celebrate the wide array of Denver's music scene with a music festival right here in the city. The thing has grown over the decades, and this year we have s ... More >>

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    October 24, 2013

    Twenty top adult-friendly Halloween parties -- no kids allowed!

    Halloween isn't a holiday limited to a single evening of celebrations. There are ghoulish parties all week, many of which include costume contests with serious cash prizes. Whether you're into zombies or burlesque (or both -- there are two parties for that alone) or you just want to dance and get sp ... More >>

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    August 26, 2013

    The Outfit at Larimer Lounge, 8/24/13

    THE OUTFIT @ LARIMER LOUNGE | 8/24/13 The Outfit saved one of its best songs for late in the set, and the sparkling urgency at the beginning of "What Happened To You?" perfectly framed the song's poignant lyrics, which were inspired by a chance encounter Eric Johnston had at a school library a few y ... More >>

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    May 15, 2013

    Womenswear Wednesdays: Kissing Party singer Deirdre Sage on her '90s hip-hop style

    Denver is brimming with talent and style -- and sometimes, the two clash perfectly together, as is the case with Kissing Party singer Deirdre Sage. We recently spotted the musician at the Mouth House following one of the band's performances and questioned her about her fashion choices. Continue read ... More >>

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    February 18, 2013

    Neurosis at Summit Music Hall, 2/16/13

    NEUROSIS at SUMMIT MUSIC HALL | 2/16/13 Experiencing the rare and punishing set from Neurosis at the Summit Music Hall evoked the sensation of being in front of a oncoming freight train. But then the music itself was so powerful and felt like so many things, that it was almost overwhelming. The imp ... More >>

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    December 21, 2012

    10 things to do for $10 in Denver this weekend (5 free!), December 21-23

    Yeah, the world might end tonight. But just in case it doesn't, hold onto some of your cash, rather than ending up like one of Harold Camping's followers. Because there will be plenty of ways to spend it this weekend in Denver, where bargain activities include skating at a roller disco, dancing away ... More >>

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    September 1, 2012

    The Don'ts and Be Carefuls at Hi-Dive, 8/31/12

    THE DONT'S AND BE CAREFULS @ HI-DIVE | 8/31/12 The Don'ts and Be Carefuls have never been ones to skimp on their emotional generosity on stage. So in that regard, this final performance was not that much different from the band's already high standard. But it was just a notch better because on this ... More >>

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    August 31, 2012

    Ten best concerts in Colorado this weekend, Friday, August 31, through Sunday, September 2

    Welcome to the (long) weekend! As the summer heat continues, so do the shows. There's a great variety to choose from over the next few days, a healthy mix of imports and exports. We have them all listed in our massive concert calendar. If you're feeling industrious, print that bad boy out and break ... More >>

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    February 20, 2012

    Artopia through the eyes and ears of a veteran

    A.H. GoldsteinO-tone Brass Band at Artopia this past Saturday.​Talk about sensory overload. Touring the five venues of Artopia over the course of three hours felt overwhelming at times. Skipping from band to band and exhibit to exhibit in the clubs along south Broadway was a frenetic way to ta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2011

    Review: Denver does CBGB at the hi-dive, 10/29/11

    Josiah Hesse​DENVER DOES CBGB at HI-DIVE | 10/29/11While the rest of the world celebrated Halloween weekend 2011, down at the hi-dive this past Saturday night it was 1976. Less a Halloween show and more akin to a Civil War reenactment or a Renaissance Festival, the night offered romanticized t ... More >>

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    October 4, 2011

    Mile Highlights: Denver/Boulder area concert news, local radio playlists and top album sales

    Here's what's happening in music on the Front Range this week: On the concert front, a show at the Paramount Theatre featuring Puscifer was announced, along with a Kulwicki Twins Foundation benefit at the Bluebird Theater in January being headlined by Mudhoney and The Fluid. On local radio specialty ... More >>

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    September 30, 2011

    Good Friday: the Swayback, Electric Six, Wolves in the Throne, Dick Dale Room and more

    Larimer Lounge Presents: Don't Get Shot!​True to form, there's no shortage of things to do this weekend in Denver. And as always, there's tons of variety to choose from. On Friday, the Swayback is playing a free gig at the Larimer, while Electric Six hits up the Bluebird, Wolves in the Throne ... More >>

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    September 29, 2011
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    September 7, 2011

    Mile Highlights: Denver/Boulder area concert news, local radio playlists and top album sales

    ​Here's what's happening in music on the Front Range this week: On the concert front, shows Tech N9ne, Lucinda Williams and Jimmy Buffet were announced. On local radio specialty shows, Monroe Monroe, Air Dubai, Spires and Popcult all got some spins. Meanwhile, at our local record stores, new a ... More >>

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    August 16, 2011

    Denver does its best to channel the spirit of CBGBs at the hi-dive on Saturday, October 29

    ​Now that the graffiti has been scrubbed off the walls for the most part, no one is likely to ever mistake the hi-dive for CBGBs. Nonetheless, for at least one night the South Broadway bar will summon the spirit of the legendary NYC institution, with a spate of bands paying tribute to the band ... More >>

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    June 21, 2011

    2011 Westword Music Showcase: Backbeat scribes' travelogues

    Every year, we enlist our Backbeat writers to host various stages at the Westword Music Showcase, and in addition to their emcee obligations, we ask them to pull double duty and write up the acts that appear on their individual stages. Click through to read travelogues from Thorin Klosowski, Ru John ... More >>

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    May 13, 2011

    The Donkeys on DIY, its videos and Daytrotter

    The Donkeys.​The Donkeys (due tonight at the Hi-Dive) from San Diego often get lumped in with anyone inspired by the country rock of the '60s and '70s. But even a casual listen to its latest release, Born With Stripes, reveals a band not beholden to a specific aesthetic of times past, but rath ... More >>

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    April 13, 2011

    2011 Westword Music Showcase Ballot

    ​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.

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    January 21, 2011

    Hot Congress 2011 Fest at the Gothic, 1/20/11

    ​Last night Hot Congress took over the Gothic for Hot Congress 2011 Fest, with performances by Fingers Of The Sun, Lil Slugger, Kissing Party, Night of Joy (featuring our own Bree Davies) and Thee Goochi Boiz. Photographer Jonathan Shoup was there and brings back these photos from the show. Se ... More >>

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    January 4, 2011

    Akron/Family, Lords of Acid, Stanley Clarke shows announced. Tix on sale this weekend.

    ​After playing shows at the Bluebird Theater, Oriental Theater and Quixote's in the last few years, Akron/Family returns to Denver again. This time around, the outfit is playing at the Marquis Theater with Delicate Steve on Tuesday, March 29. Tickets ($15) are on sale now.

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    December 8, 2010

    Top 10 Booze-Fueled Holiday Songs

    ​It's a holiday tradition no less practiced than trimming trees and visting family. We're speaking, of course, of drinking. And while "Frosty The Snowman" works just fine for opening presents with junior, kids songs start to sound a little creepy once you go in for thirds on the 'nog. We, of c ... More >>

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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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    November 11, 2010

    Tonight: Hot Congress Residency at Meadowlark

    John Botts​For this week's installment of the Hot Congress residency at Meadowlark, the group is bringing out the big guns, with Hindershot being joined by Vitamins, Kissing Party, and Luke Hunter James-Erickson. For the entire month of November, the collective and record label has handpicke ... More >>

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    October 27, 2010

    24 Best Denver Halloween Parties, 2010

    Cop that Ghostly Sounds LP now!​Halloween weekend is just a few days away, and Denver is overflowing with ghostly activities. We know it's a daunting to keep track of all the events, so we've compiled a handy list of two-dozen ways for you to get your Halloween on. Whether you're interested in ... More >>

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    May 14, 2010

    The Weekend Showdown: Akron/Family and Bad Weather California are living at Quixote's

    ​ 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. This week, folk vi ... More >>

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    May 6, 2010
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    February 15, 2010

    Over the weekend: St. Vincent at the Bluebird

    St. Vincent, with Wildbirds & Peacedrums Saturday, February 13, 2010 Bluebird Theater Tom MurphySt. Vincent​ Wildbirds & Peacedrums opened the show. A two-piece from Sweeden made up of Mariam Wallentin and Andreas Werliin, the act has crafted a sound built upon creative use of various percus ... More >>

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    December 15, 2009

    The year in features: a handy link guide to all of the artists profiled in Westword this year

    Bryce BoyerFlashback: Yonnas Abraham and DJ Awhat! (Alejandro Martinez) of the Pirate Signal were profiled this past June​In case you haven't noticed, we're all about local music. Surely, that's no huge revelation to anyone. After all, we do spend the bulk of our lives immersed in the sounds a ... More >>

  • Music

    December 10, 2009

    Various Artists

    Hot Congress Vol. 1
    Self-released

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    September 17, 2009

    Kissing Party

    The Hate Album
    Self-released

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    August 31, 2009

    Over the Weekend: Kissing Party at the Hi-Dive

    Tom MurphyBad Weather California​ Kissing Party w/Bad Weather California Friday, August 28, 2009 hi-dive Better Than: What some would say of a Kissing Party show. The Bad Weather California set started off with Chris Adolf playing the recorder, making the song sound like a madrigal or a Kung ... More >>

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    August 27, 2009
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    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 >>

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    June 18, 2009

    Mile Hi-Fidelity playlist - 06.17.09

    Turned in an economy version of the show last night. No guests, no co-host. Not much to report really. Just one guy, one mike and two dozen handpicked tunes. Where was my faithful sidekick, you ask? Why Mr. Thomas had a show last night at the Larimer Lounge, as he dutifully reminded me via text yest ... More >>

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    May 15, 2009

    MP3 Freeloader: Sneak Peek - the Jim Jims' new album

    Update: Yes, we know we posted this last week, but we thought we'd bring it back to the forefront to remind you about the show tonight at the hi-dive and to provide a link to Tom Murphy's Rough Mixes feature running in this week's paper. Let's hear it for more new music! Better yet, let's hear it f ... More >>

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    May 5, 2009

    Dialed in: This week's local music radio playlists

    Here what the area's local-centric specialty radio shows were playing 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 Colo ... More >>

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    January 29, 2009

    Mile Hi-Fidelity recast playlist - 01.28.09

    Another two hours of playing the best hand-picked local music is in the books. Andy and I got all sorts of chatty last night -- I mean, more than usual; seriously we were like a gaggle of grandmas chopping it up in a sewing circle -- which meant that we didn't get to two of the songs we had planned ... More >>

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    January 16, 2009

    This just in: Thursday is the new Friday

    A stunningly accurate visual depiction of Tangible Stereo.It's been said before, but it certainly bears repeating: Thursday is the new Friday. More and more I'm finding that to be my favorite night of the week to see shows. For one, while there's still that eager anticipation of the weekend and a se ... More >>

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    December 8, 2008

    Mile High Makeout: Dead Days

    Every year, I hear people talk about the period between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day as a dull and lifeless time for live music. If you went to college, you'll remember that they sometimes called the study period just before finals "dead days" because nothing would be happening on campus. People ... More >>

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    October 23, 2008
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    August 25, 2008
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    February 14, 2008
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    September 20, 2007

    Kissing Party

    Rediscover Lovers

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    April 5, 2007

    Kissing Party

    Leela European Cafe

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