• Blogs

    August 15, 2013

    The ten shittiest post-grunge bands

    In the wake of the showerless grunge exfoliation of the early '90s, a slew of post-grunge bands emerged with diluted ditties filled with watered-down lyrics, all seemingly revolving around suffering through romance. Based on the the endless stream of crap these bands churned out, these test tube bab ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2012

    American Idol Top 9: Stevie Nicks helped make this season a competition again

    Kudos to Stevie Nicks, this week's guest mentor on American Idol. Last night, she helped turn a two-person race into anyone's game, as all song choices were spot-on --- songs by contestants' personal idols -- and for the first time since this season began, every single contestant brought out their b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2011

    Human Videos: Christian teenagers find proselytizing way easier as mimes

    Jesus says if you twist your face like that, it will stay that way.​Not too long ago, National Public Radio ran a piece on the art of "Human Videos" -- a phenomenon that entails Christian teenagers competing in groups to do their best physical translations of contemporary religious music. "It' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2010

    Brandon Flowers, Rob Halford, the Judds shows announced

    ​The Killers' frontman Brandon Flowers is hitting the road this fall in support of his solo debut, Flamingo, which hits stores today on Island. He'll be at the Ogden Theatre on Thursday, November 18. Tickets ($30) go on sale Saturday, September 18 at 10 a.m. Another frontman heading out on t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2010

    Glitch Mob, Danzig, KT Tunstall shows announced

    ​Glitch Mob, which released its debut, Drink the Sea, this past spring, is slated to perform at the Fillmore Auditorium on Halloween night, Sunday, October 31. In August, the electronic trio also teamed up with MishkaNYC to release Drink The Sea Part 2: The Mixtape, which can be downloaded her ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2010

    B.o.B., Tiësto, Joe Satriani shows announced

    ​After a supporting slot on Lupe Fiasco's tour earlier this year, B.o.B. will be making his return to the area for a date at the Boulder Theater on Saturday, October 9, followed by a show at the Ogden Theatre on Sunday, October 10. Tickets for the Boulder show, which are $36, went on sale yest ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2010

    Jessica Simpson Billy Corgan Songmaking = Depressing It has been rumored that Jessica Simpson and Billy Corgan are dating , but we thought they'd at least have the decency to spare the public the fruits of their love. Then we remembered who we were talking about and suddenly the idea that they would record music together seemed like the next ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2009

    Denver's five most reviled (alleged!) criminals of 2009

    ​In this week's Westword, reporter Alan Prendergast investigates the gnarly addiction and spotty oversight that led to dozens of patients at Rose Medical Center being infected with hepatitis C. The offending junkie, Kristen Parker (right), has earned the contempt of all of Denver. But she's no ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2008

    Beyond Playlist presents Xmas-rated, part four: Variety Packs

    This year, we've wrapped our roundup of holiday albums a bit differently. Instead of delivering it to you in one big lump (like coal), we're parceling out the reviews online, with a blog each weekday through December 24 devoted to recordings in a different category. Part four features "Variety Packs ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2007

    Last Night: Hot Hot Heat @ The Gothic, Monday, October 1

    Hot Hot Heat Gothic Theatre October 1, 2007 Better Than: Seeing Hot Hot Heat after the Rockies lose a tie-breaker. I’ve always wondered if sports or music impact my life more. Both are my two main escapes and give my idle brain something to do. Whenever someone is nice enough to employ me and st ... More >>

  • Music

    August 10, 2006


    Finding worthwhile things in neo-country -- like Jen Mangum.

  • News

    June 24, 2004

    Westword Music Showcase 2004

    Fifty bands. Ten stages. Five bucks. Be there.

  • Music

    October 16, 2003

    The Beatdown

    Denver music is on the Rise.

  • News

    October 17, 2002

    Cyber Slams

    A local college student is on a one-man mission to attack lousy radio.

  • Summer Guide

    June 13, 2002

    Fair Time

    The Colorado State Fair salutes hometown virtues.