Lance Stack

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2013

    100 Colorado Creatives: Poet Ken Arkind

    #78: Ken Arkind Ken Arkind embodies what's important in the slam and performance poetry world: A literary poet, dedicated slam coach and microphone virtuoso both here and abroad, he lives and breathes the poet's life with an educator's focus. As much as he lives it, he's also interested in passing o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2013

    The 2013 Westword Music Showcase ballot

    Update 3/21/13: The poll is now open. Let the voting begin! The road to the nineteenth annual edition of the Westword Music Showcase is officially being paved. While we've already announced some of the acts appearing on the Main Stage this year, below are the acts appearing on this year's Showcase ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2012

    2012 Westword Music Showcase Ballot

    Update 3/14/12: The polls are officially open. Please feel free to make your way to the 2012 Westword Music Showcase ballot and register your vote! The 2012 Westword Music Showcase ballot is here -- no more waiting. Well, that's not entirely true: You will have to wait another day or so before the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2012

    Titwrench director Sarah Slater: "Women are creating their own paths in music"

    As the director of Titwrench, Sarah Slater is a staple of the Denver music scene. No, not a staple -- more like a three-ring binder that holds together a massive catalogue of civic talent, a human Rolodex of artists past and present. Beyond Titwrench, Slater keeps herself busy year 'round with a num ... More >>

  • Culture

    February 16, 2012

    Lance Stack: 2012 MasterMind award winner

    Flat Response founder is taper (and sharer) of thousands of concerts

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2011

    Titwrench 2011 travelogue: Sin Desires Marie, Christina the Hun, Coathangers and much more

    Tom MurphyBast at Titwrench 2011 doing some belly dancing​TITWRENCH FESTIVAL | 7/29-7/31/11Friday, July 29 - Glob Every year it seems as though someone involved with Titwrench (likely Piper Rose) comes up with some kind of ritual to start off the festivities. This year, a woman calling herse ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2011

    Shenandoah Davis at the Mercury, 01/08/11

    Lance Stack​ SHENANDOAH DAVIS With Pee-Pee, Laura Goldhamer and Princess Music 01.08.11 | Mercury Cafe The Mercury Café was looking sexy on Saturday night. Candle-lit tables topped with roses, a swooping network of lights above, fine wines, hearty beers and delicious food, all coming togeth ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2010

    Denver Does Denver at Meadowlark over the weekend

    Eric GruneisenOblio's Arrow does Los Dos and the New American Ramblers at Denver Does Denver​ DENVER DOES DENVER 08.28.10 | Meadowlark view full slide show This second installment of Denver Does Denver took place on Saturday night at the Meadowlark, both upstairs and downstairs, as well in t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2010

    Westword Music Showcase 2010: Tickle Me Pink - Backbeat presents an exclusive download

    Aaron ThackerayTickle Me Pink frontman Sean Kennedy​ As promised, thanks to our good pal Lance Stack at The Flat Response, here's the first of four exclusive Denver Boot downloads: Tickle Me Pink getting its rocks off at the 16th Annual Westword Music Showcase. Have at it. 

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2010

    Westword Music Showcase edition of The Denver Boot

    ​Our periodic feature, The Denver Boot, has been conspicuously dormant for the past, oh, six months or so. Perhaps you've noticed. Excellent reason for that: The master taper guy supplying the recordings, the illustrious Lance Stack from The Flat Response blog, has been a face on a milk carton for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2009

    The Denver Boot: Danielle Ate the Sandwich at the Bluebird

    ​A few weeks ago, Danielle Ate the Sandwich took part in a stellar, sold out bill at the Bluebird, headlined by Gregory Alan Isakov and featuring Eleanor and our own Andy Thomas. Our pal Lance Stack from was there and brought along his mikes and recorders and captured the sets. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2009

    The Out East Music Feast promises to live up to its name

    (Click to enlarge and print out for $5 off)​Oh, and speaking of Jen Korte, she's playing a gig next weekend that sounds utter killer. The Out East Music Feast, as it's been dubbed, features Korte and her band the Loss, with a slew of excellent female singer-songwriters, including two of my absolut ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2009

    The Denver Boot: Achille Lauro at the Bluebird Theater

    Nearly two weeks ago, Achille Lauro opened up for Akron/Family at the Bluebird. Achille Lauro was dependably stellar as always. "In terms of the opening three bands, however, Achille Lauro's set stood out," wrote A.H. Goldstein in his review of the show. "The outfit's meditative and eloquent guitar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2009

    The Denver Boot: Hot IQs final show at Larimer Lounge

    ​Without question, Hot IQs, which took the stage for the last time this past weekend at the Larimer Lounge, made its mark on the Mile High City and will be sorely missed. Starting life as the Royal We, the outfit grew ably into its own as songwriters and left us with a slew of outstanding songs, f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2009

    The Denver Boot: Voices Underwater - 09.29.05

    In this week's edition of the Denver Boot, the esteemed Mr. Lance Stack has provided us with another fine audio snapshot of the Denver scene that we're now blessing you with, a vintage -- well, if you consider three and a half years ago to "vintage" -- recording from the Bluebird Theater in 2005 fea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2009

    Harpoontang at Lion's Lair

    We were hesitant about writing about Harpoontang's show at the Lion's Lair last Friday, lest we taint the young, impressionable minds of a certain unnamed band's fans. I mean, imagine seeing a group of gals who normally sing songs your grandparents would adore, crooning words, with such sweet and pu ... More >>