FLIPPER @ LION'S LAIR | 3/29/12
"How do you get a hippie girl pregant?" asked Rachel Thoele before Flipper even played a note. "Cum on her Birkenstocks, and let the flies do the rest." Bruce Loose had a chuckle and asked her if she had any more jokes. She did. "What do nine out of ten people enjoy? ... More >>
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 >>
Photo by Aaron Thackeray
Man, what a day we had yesterday at the seventeenth annual Westword Music Showcase! The music was exceptional, the weather was beyond agreeable and everywhere you looked in every direction it was a sea of smiling faces. With over 13,000 people in attendance this year ... More >>
Tom MurphyKing Mob
Most people who have seen Ben Martin perform have probably seen him as a guitarist and singer in experimental rock band Lil Slugger. But for last night's show he teamed up with his brother Sam for a duo that made some legitimately soulful synth pop. Turns out Ben is a tale ... More >>
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 >>
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.
Luca VenterHindershotLocal misfit rock collective Hot Congress will be partaking in the Halloween festivities this Friday, October 29, at the Skylark Lounge, with over a half-dozen of the bands on its roster participating in a gore-themed line-up. The catch? This is no longer Hot Congress, it ... More >>
UMS Travelogue, Night Two
7.23.10 / Baker District, South Broadway
I started out with Papa Bear at the Irish Rover, where the band's uber sincere Neutral Milk Hotel vibe proved a good start to the evening. The band boasts a small horn section, and I happened to be right in t ... More >>
Tom MurphyGood Old Fashioned Sinners delving into some good old fashioned sin.
Lil Slugger • Hot White • Good Old Fashioned Sinners
05.22.10 | Rhinoceropolis
Evidently, this was some sort of reunion show for openers Good Old Fashioned Sinners, or perhaps just a coming out of hibernation ... More >>
Photo: Tom MurphyHot Congress Show 1: The Jim Jims, Lil Slugger, The Pseudo Dates and Vitamins
Friday, January 30, 2009
Moe's Original Barbecue, Denver
Better Than: A bill where a random group of bands is thrown together.
Opening this show was the Jim Jims. I'm not sure what I was expecting, but i ... More >>