Over the last seven years, Achille Lauro has become a band that's essentially synonymous with the Denver scene. A founder of the Hot Congress collective, the quartet has bared witness to an exciting evolution in the scene, watching fellow acts rise and fall while their own sound has evolved in many ... More >>
DIVINE FITS @ BLUEBIRD THEATER |12/14/12 Picking a high point of a show as thoroughly enjoyable as this one would be tough, but when Alex Fischel started playing the synth intro to "You Got Lucky" by Tom Petty -- which could have gone either way, kitschy or funny -- and Dan Boeckner started singing ... More >>
SCIENCE PARTNER @ LARIMER LOUNGE | 9/14/12After ten songs, the audience didn't want Science Partner to go -- so Tyler Despres, Maria Kohler and Jess DeNicola stayed on stage to do their original Miley Cyrus-themed song. Despres had joked about how if the audience knew the words, it could sing along ... More >>
Science Partner had its origins as a solo side project of Tyler Despres of Dualistics. When that band split up due to half the band moving out of state for work and the like, Science Partner became Despres main creative focus. The early shows may have been more acoustic affairs, but last year, by th ... More >>
Every year, for the Westword Music Showcase, we enlist our army of Backbeat wordsmiths to host various stages, and in addition to their emcee obligations, we ask them to pull double duty (or triple-duty in some cases) and also write up the acts that appear on their individual stages. Tom Murphy host ... More >>
RUBEDO @ UNIT E | 5/4/12 See more photos in Rubedo at Unit E slide show In a show of sustained enthusiasm, Rubedo ended its set with one of its most visceral and dynamic numbers: "Give My Heart a Break." The song began with feedback created by Kyle Gray as he held his small, acoustic guitar to his ... More >>
ACHILLE LAURO @ HI-DIVE | 2/10/12 Before Achille Lauro launched into a rousing rendition of "Supernatural Beings" Friday night, frontman Matthew Close spoke to the creative process behind the band's new album, Flight or Flight. The album combines new material with singles released in the past year, ... More >>
Flight or Fight
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 >>
Tom Murphy TAME IMPALA With Achille Lauro 12.04.10 | Bluebird Theater Stardeath and the White Dwarfs was originally slated to be part of this bill but couldn't make it, so last minute, local band Achille Lauro was added, which is just as well because that band shares a bit of the same exper ... More >>
Brothers O'Hair. Photos by Kiernan Maletsky BROTHERS O'HAIR With Weather Maps • The Fling 11.13.10 | Larimer Lounge One year and two months since their first show together, Brothers O'Hair returned to the Larimer Lounge with their first recording in tow. And people noticed. You could not ... More >>
A.H. GoldsteinNon from Oklahoma City set up shop on the sidewalk UMS Travelogue, Night Two 7.23.10 | Baker District/South Broadway I started my tour of South Broadway relatively late in the evening, heading south from the 404 Lounge at around 9:45 p.m. Turns out I still had plenty of time t ... More >>
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 >>
The Hollyfelds • Hello Kavita • Casey James Prestwood 03.27.10 | Larimer Lounge Jon Pareles, rock critic for The New York Times, went to SXSW and came back with a reality check on glo-fi, one of many micro-genres burning up the blogs. Among many good points he made was this: It's an ... More >>
John Common & Blinding Flashes of Light, Achille Lauro, Danielle Ate the Sandwich Casselman's Bar & Venue Saturday, January 16, 2010 Better Than: Martinis and Red Wine Brian Landis Folkins John Common is too old for the slog of rock and roll. In this week's feature, he talked about giving i ... More >>
Todd RoethIt's been a year and a half since Hello Kavita graced us with its debut long-player, the unforgettable And Then We Turned Sideways. Since then, the quintet of songwriter/frontman/guitarist Corey Teruya, guitarist Luke Mossman, multi-instrumentalist Ian Short, bassist Jimmy Stofer and dr ... More >>
Aaron ThackeraySee more photos from Curious Theatre at westword.com/slideshow.Elin Palmer, 12 p.m.Overcoming technical difficulties and an initially cumbersome stage setup (the stage manager had to find room for a drum riser amid the creative and complicated set -- including a desk, a bed and a road ... More >>
The band's first full-length album charts new territory.
Corey Teruya has a lot of admirers, some of whom are now his bandmates.
A half-dozen acts that we think will catch fire this year.