All good bands must come to an end. And when they do, it can be rather bittersweet. It certainly is for Tyler Ludwick. On Tuesday, he announced via Facebook that his longtime experimental chamber pop project, Princess Music, will be breaking up after one last show. Started in 2010 by Ludwick and dr ... More >>
The Great American Beer Festival is still two weeks away, but a river of beer runs through the Denver area this weekend. Get a taste of the local history behind this brew at Beer! Boulder's History on Tap, which runs through October 27 at the Boulder History Museum. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; admi ... More >>
This weekend at the Westword Music Showcase for the first time anywhere, the Colorado Symphony will perform songs from Beck's Song Reader. But not only does this mark the world premiere of these pieces, which were arranged by Jump, Little Children's Jay Clifford, it's the first time a professional e ... More >>
Dweezil Zappa is on a mission, and it's a pretty personal one. Since 2006, the son of the late guitarist/composer/bandleader Frank Zappa has toured the world, playing his father's music in an effort to attract and educate a new generation of listeners. In leading the Zappa Plays Zappa project, Dweez ... More >>
Denver lost two institutions last week: Bender's went dark after an eight-year run -- Quixote's True Blue is moving into the space -- and the mural of Johnny Cash that graced the side of the building, painted by Tommy Nahulu, is also history. Johnny is being replaced by Jerry Garcia, and that mural ... More >>
Although the great majority of our interviews take place in advance of a show, every now and then we get a chance to hang out with an act when in comes through town. Such was the case yesterday with affable and intelligent Dan Deacon, who took time out of his day to chat with us about a variety of s ... More >>
The new heads of the Colorado Symphony Orchestra -- returning CEO/President Jim Copenhaver and returning board co-chairs Mary Rossick Kern and Jerome Kern -- want to prove that the CSO will be all right. After reducing the symphony's October and November shows by half to help solve a cash-flo ... More >>
Colorado SymphonyThe Colorado Symphony's financial woes continue, and now they're directly impacting programming. Say "finis" to five programs originally scheduled for the next two months: the Halloween Spooktacular (October 30) for families; Shuffle (November 11), part of the innovative In ... More >>
The Antique Wine CompanyWhat could you buy with $117,000? A really nice luxury vehicle. Some sort of tricked-out boat. A home away from home. Or one bottle of wine.
Chances are that unless you're a big record collector, you haven't heard the name Alex Steinweiss until now. Steinweiss died on July 18 in Sarasota, Florida at age 94. A designer for Columbia records, Steinweiss invented the creative album cover in the 1940s. Before then, albums were usually ... More >>
â€‹Here what the area's local-centric specialty radio shows were spinning this week. We're currently tracking the playlists a number of different shows, including Radio 1190's Local Shakedown*, KTCL's Locals Only, 99.5 the Mountain's Homegrown Show*, the Colorado Sound, which originates at KRFC and ... More >>
I deejayed a Valentine's Day party at the Horseshoe Lounge on Saturday. The bar had a great vibe, as always, and the ample crowd was in the mood for a good party. It was the first time I ever had to play music for four and a half straight hours, and I was initially worried that I would: a) run out o ... More >>
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Thursday, December 16, E-Town at the Boulder Theater, 303-786-7030; Sunday, December 19, Lion's Lair, 303-320-9200.
Harmony has something to sing about
Credo (Deutsche Grammophon)
Morning Sci-Fi (Distinctive Records)
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Darren Curtis Skanson
The Fillmore Auditorium
Paths of Glory.
With Pearlcopper, guitarist Mark Spiewak is already a legend in his own mind.
This Sleeping Beauty shouldn't be awakened.
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A new boxed set argues that disco didn't suck after all.
January 7 - 13, 1999
May 28 - June 3, 1998
Every good boy does fine? Not according to this Denver music teacher's new system of music notation.