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Luke Fairchild

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2013

    25 things you never knew about J.J. Hilger, bartender of Hi-dive

    As Westword's Ask the Bartender columnist, I've talked with many bartenders for Cafe Society's "Behind the Bar" series, posing numerous questions to Denver's top bartenders...and often receiving the same answers: "I love chartreuse," or "I'm really into smoked cocktails/barrel aging/bottled cocktail ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2013

    Old Curtis Street Bar closing this weekend

    Update (1/4/13): We caught up with Devin Mendoza, who's worked at and booked shows at Old Curtis for the past two years, and he gave us a little more insight into the bar's unexpected closing. Last call for Old Curtis is tomorrow night. There's a big bash planned to mark the closing and to celebrate ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2012

    Ten best (and sweetest) rock beards in Denver

    See also: - Animated GIFs of the coolest concert security guard in the world - Dubstep for dummies, a primer for newly-minted dubstep fans - Ten best places for pre/post-show eats on Colfax - Ten records we treasure - Denver's ten best jukeboxes Last April, our Show & Tell blog ran an infographic a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2012

    How to avoid screaming yourself hoarse this weekend

    Based upon the number of hoarse voices we encountered after the game this past Sunday, we've reached the following conclusions: Nobody in this town seems to know how to express his enthusiasm without damaging his voice. And with another big game on tap this weekend and the way the season's been go ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2011

    Review: Converge at the Marquis, 12/8/11

    Aaron ThackerayConverge last night at the Marquis. More Converge Denver photos.​CONVERGE at the MARQUIS THEATER | 12/8/11 When Converge played the opening strains of "Worms Will Feed/Rats Will Feast" last night, the place erupted, with almost everybody taking part in a massive sing-a-long, si ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2011

    Review: Planes Mistaken For Stars at 3 Kings, with Fire Drills and Kingdom of Magic, 8/13/11

    Aaron Thackeray. See more photos from last night. PLANES MISTAKEN FOR STARS REUNION at 3 KINGS TAVERN | 8/13/11With special guests Kingdom of Magic, the Fire Drills and Vamos! Right before Planes took the stage, you could see the anticipation on the faces of many people who had been looking forwar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2011

    Wovenhand and Git Some at The Marquis 1/15/11

    Tom MurphyWovenhand​ WOVENHAND With Git Some 01.15.11 | Marquis Theater On the cusp of its tour with Wovenhand, Git Some seemed in high form to win over at least a few people in the audience on Saturday night at the Marquis Theater. Less chaotic than earlier incarnations of the band, one thi ... More >>

  • Music

    December 23, 2010
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    September 2, 2010

    Git Some

    Loose Control
    Alternative Tentacles

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2010

    Denver Does Denver, but does it do requests? If so, here's ours.

    ​ Denver Does Denver, happening this Saturday at Meadowlark and The Flobots Community Space, is a festival promising to cut the local music community apart and glue it back together in ways we've never heard before. Folk songs will be auto-tuned, guitars and pedals will stomp out lyrics, and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2010

    UMS Night One Travelogue: The Swayback at 3 Kings, Candy Claws at Skylark and more

    Jon SolomonThe Swayback at 3 Kings​ UMS Travelogue, Day One 07.22.10 | Baker District, South Broadway A guy with a pint of hooch in his back pocket was stumbling and struggling to make it across street toward Famous Pizza. After he made it across the street, he paused for a moment and leaned ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2010

    Westword Music Showcase 2010: Backbeat scribes' travelogue

    ​ Here's our massive, multi-page report/travelogue of the Westword Music Showcase from (in order) Tom Murphy, Cory Casciato, A.H. Goldstein, Jef Otte, Jon Solomon and Brain Frederick. Let us know in the comments what you saw and loved, saw and hated, or missed and hated yourself for missing. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2010

    The last days of The Treehouse: Is Denver losing another iconic piece of the underground?

    ​In what appears to be the last days of The Treehouse, the downtown warehouse where dozens of bands have formed, practiced, lived and crashed over the years, a few of the last guys are sitting around reminiscing. In six years, some good stories are bound to come out of a place, like the one a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2010

    Over the weekend: Mustangs & Madras farewell show at 3 Kings Tavern

    Mustangs and Madras farewell show With Get Three Coffins Ready, Only Thunder, the Gunshy and Git Some Saturday, January 23, 2010 3 Kings Tavern Better Than: Virtually every other five-band bill I've seen. Tom MurphyGet Three Coffins Ready​ The five members of Get Three Coffins Ready played t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2009

    Westword Music Showcase: How I saw thirty bands in five hours and lived to tell about it

    Photo by Bert Ross For this year's Saturday's Westword Music Showcase, I told myself I was going to take it easy. No running around like an idiot, trying to see as many acts as possible. Instead, I would move at a leisurely pace, sampling and savoring instead of trying to gorge myself on as much mu ... More >>

  • Music

    June 11, 2009
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    March 9, 2009

    Over the weekend: Tauntaun and Kingdom of Magic at the Bluebird

    Tauntaun, Kingdom of Magic and Wetlands Friday, March 6, 2009 Bluebird Theater Better than: banging your head against your steering wheel Friday night's Bluebird crowd came prepared to rock, and they certainly weren't disappointed. As metal reasserts itself in the mainstream Denver music scene, fan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2009

    Over the weekend: Git Some at Hot Topic on 16th Street Mall

    Photo: Jef OtteGit SomeFriday, February 27Hot Topic, 16th Street MallBetter than: Going to Hot Topic for any other conceivable reason.I was there at the intersection Friday night where aggressively unwashed punk rock and its pre-torn-jeans-wearing, sterile imposter collided, and it was weird. Git So ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2008

    Mile High Makeout: Dreaming of Me

    As Matthew Wilder once said, "Last night, I had the strangest dream." I was at some sort of educational and/or military compound, and in the main dining hall there was a musical performance. My friend, a local photographer, was with me, and we were excited about the show. In some ways, it could have ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2008

    Live Review: Frantix

    Photo: Tom Murphy Git Some The Frantix, Git Some, the Omens and the Purple Fluid Saturday, September 20, 2008 Wax Trax Better Than: Most so-called “punk rock” shows. Wax Trax, long a stalwart of underground music in Denver, celebrated its 30th year anniversary this past Saturday with a full d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2008

    Mile High Makeout: Going to the Theater

    Photo: Jon Solomon Nothing like going to the theater. I almost never go to plays. It’s not that I don’t enjoy a well-written drama or a well-staged theatrical piece, but the artifice of acting is often a bit too – well – artificial for my tastes. This is odd, actually, because when it come ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2008

    The Westword.com Blog Shortcut, August 7 Edition

    Kingdom of Magic's Luke Fairchild, who's a member of the Bushy family. Do you think Diablo Cody made up the phrase "Honest to blog"? Me neither... Backbeat Online reviews an appearance by Witchcraft, Dead Child and Kingdom of Magic at the Marquis Theater, listens in to Abracastabya at Black Sheep ... More >>

  • Music

    August 7, 2008
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    August 6, 2008

    Q&A With Git Some

    Westword’s August 7 profile on Git Some touched on the band’s history and its new album, Cosmic Rock, but in this extended Q&A, Chuck French and bassist Neil Keener (both former members of Planes Mistaken for Stars), singer Luke Fairchild and drummer Andrew Lindstrom talk about wanting to releas ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 3, 2008
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    January 31, 2008
  • Music

    December 27, 2007

    Moovers and Shakers 2007

    Backbeat scribes sound off on their favorite local releases of the year.

  • Blogs

    December 26, 2007

    Over The (Long) Weekend ... Sleeper Horse and Kingdom of Magic @hi-dive

    Sleeper Horse and Kingdom of Magic Saturday, December 22 hi-dive Better than: Staying home to get all that gift wrapping done. Saturday night was like the return of Denver’s lost sons. Former Denver residents Jonathan Byerley and Gann Matthews graced the Lion’s Lair stage, along with Blue Light ... More >>

  • Music

    December 20, 2007

    Moovers and Shakers 2007

    Backbeat scribes sound off on their favorite local releases of the year.

  • Music

    January 25, 2007

    Class of 2007

    A half-dozen acts that we think will catch fire this year.

  • Music

    November 30, 2006

    Kingdom of Magic

    15th Street Tavern

  • Music

    August 31, 2006

    Git Some

    Yes, Have Some (Self-released)

  • Music

    August 11, 2005

    Well Red

    Red Sparowes' impressive pedigree has roots in Colorado.

  • Calendar

    March 24, 2005

    Best On-Stage Conniptions

    Luke Fairchild
    White Dynamite

  • Music

    August 26, 2004

    White Dynamite

    The Bleeder Broadcast EP (Self-released)

  • Music

    March 25, 2004

    Hit Pick

    White Dynamite

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