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  • Blogs

    April 28, 2013

    Barry Fey is dead: Towering figure in Denver music scene passes away

    We've just learned that Barry Fey, a larger-than-life figure who helped put Denver on the music-business map, has died. At this writing, the circumstances of Fey's death have not been made public, but he has been ill of late. His personal Facebook page features a March 11 post that reads, "I am hap ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2013

    Denver's ten best jukeboxes

    More and more, you've probably noticed an influx of Internet jukeboxes, the kind that offer a seemingly endless assortment of songs, cropping up in bars. But there are still a handful of spots rocking old school CD jukeboxes that require a bit of taste-making. Here's the ten best, including this yea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2013

    What you didn't read in Barry Fey's memoir: Barry turned throwing phones into an artform

    On Wednesday, March 6, Barry Fey will be inducted into yet another hall of fame, this one the Denver & Colorado Tourism Hall of Fame, and that couldn't be more fitting. Next to sports, music is probably our state's biggest attraction, and we have Barry Fey to thank for that. Before Barry, Colorado w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2012

    Todd Snider on how he thinks of acoustic guitars and mandolins when he thinks of Colorado

    It's not that tough to get Todd Snider to tell a story. The folksinger/guitarist is all about the power of a good narrative, and it's no wonder considering his influences. Even before issuing his 1994 debut album, Songs for the Daily Planet, Snider followed the path of legendary folkies like Ramblin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2012

    Yelawolf at the Bluebird, 10/16/12

    YELAWOLF @ BLUEBIRD THEATER | 10/16/12 "If you're over 21, make some noise!.... And if you're under 21 but you're still getting fucked up, MAKE SOME NOIIIIIIISE!" implored one Mr. Michael Wayne Atha, otherwise known as Yelawolf, the hip-hop pied piper of a younger, mostly male crowd, who would late ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2012

    Saint Vitus at Bluebird Theater, 10/03/12

    SAINT VITUS @ BLUEBIRD THEATER | 10/03/12 When Saint Vitus came on stage, the quartet went right into "Blessed Night," with Dave Chandler letting out a wail or siren sound with wah and distortion from his guitar. From there, guitar and bass rumbled together like a high idling engine, as Mark Vasque ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2012

    The five best concerts in Colorado this weekend

    See also: - Dave Gonzalez of Paladins fame on the Stone River Boys and playing country soul - Review: The Reverend Horton Heat at the Odgen, 1/28/12 - Kappa Cell takes over the Lion's Lair with its dark, dystopian hysteria Welcome to the weekend! As per usual, there's a gajillion shows to choose fr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2012

    Mojo Nixon: "I am here to set the world straight about Tim Tebow and his invisible friends!"

    Mojo Nixon (due Friday, April 13, and Saturday, April 14, at the Lion's Lair) gained notoriety in the mid- to late '80s for his irreverent songs informed by an absurdist humor with partner Skid Roper. Nixon's exuberant, unapologetic persona won over audiences because even as Nixon would make seeming ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2012

    Neil Young's Harvest turns forty

    The year 1972 saw the death of the hippies -- or, at the very least, the decline of the movement from idealistic young go-getters playing with the fire of radical social change to an out-of-control inferno of hard drugs and failed dreams. Neil Young's Harvest wasn't the first to comment on these dar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2011

    Review: Willie Nelson at Red Rocks, 6/21/2011

    ​WILLIE NELSON at RED ROCKS | 06.21.11"While Willie Nelson is still a solid player and performer, seeing him these days is about nostalgia for a lot of people. These aren't the best versions of songs like "Crazy" and "Aint It Funny," but seeing Nelson up on stage performing them is as heartwar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2010

    Westword Music Showcase headliners: Meet Jonathan Tyler and the Northern Lights

    Texas isn't big enough to contain Jonathan Tyler and the Northern Lights. After signing with Atlantic records in 2008, the Dallas-based quintet quickly started making a name for itself across the country, touring with high-caliber acts like ZZ Top and the Black Crowes before releasing Pardon Me, i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2009

    Q&A with Aaron Howell of Forth Yeer Freshman

    Sarah BogerSpeaking with Aaron Howell, the frontman of Forth Yeer Freshman, is a lot like listening to his band's music: the things he says are generally over the top and somewhat ludicrous, yet you get the sense that there's a certain amount of earnestness attached to his sentiments. In advance of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2009

    Top ten songs that should be renamed after Barack Obama

    The campaign by several Boulder High School students to rename their facility after President Barack Obama was dropped yesterday due to a lack of support, but not before inspiring our satirical blog "Ten More Things That Should Be Named After Barack Obama Other Than Boulder High School." Frankly, th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2008

    Q&A With Cody Canada of Cross Canadian Ragweed

    Oklahoma-based Cross Canadian Ragweed, which stops by the Grizzly Rose on Friday, January 4 (see the appropriate Now Hear This item for more details), is an anomaly: a big-selling country band that can't get played on country radio because its music supposedly isn't country enough. CCR's frontman, C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2007

    Best of Denver Winners From 1994

    In 1994, Westword published its eleventh Best of Denver issue, a celebration of the city that saluted everything from Best Italian Restaurant (the brand-new Carmine’s on Penn) to Best Makeover (the renovated Herb’s Hideout) to Best New Arts Venue (the Bug, on Navajo Street) to Best News for Blue ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2007
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    October 8, 2007
  • Dining

    September 13, 2007

    Mead Street Station

    Nothing a cheeseburger won’t cure.

  • Music

    June 15, 2006

    Westword Music Showcase 2006

    Be there or be square!

  • Music

    April 20, 2006

    Rock's Off

    The American Badass pulls out the stops on his latest tour.

  • Film

    October 13, 2005

    Crowe Flies Home

    Elizabethtown is a mess -- not that its director should care.

  • News

    June 23, 2005
  • Music

    March 31, 2005

    Against the Grain

    D.biddle's folk-style hush belies its hardcore pedigree.

  • Music

    October 14, 2004

    South Bound

    With Dixie in their zip code and rebellion in their blood, Drive By Truckers prove the rock will rise again.

  • Music

    March 18, 2004

    Junk Brothers

    James Brown guitarist Damon Wood has got a brand-new bag.

  • Music

    December 25, 2003

    For the Record

    For national releases, 2003 wonked as much as it rocked.

  • Culture

    June 5, 2003

    Hammer of the Gods

    With a handful of artists, "classic rock" is not a pejorative.

  • Dining

    March 6, 2003


    Spice of Life

  • Music

    December 26, 2002

    That's a Wrap-Up

    Backbeat writers sound off on a few of their favorite musical things from 2002.

  • Music

    September 19, 2002


    Ming & FS want to do it all -- at exactly the same time.

  • News

    August 23, 2001

    His Way

    As two of his competitors brace for a legal battle, a revived Barry Fey sits quietly by. Kidding!

  • Music

    January 4, 2001

    He's Still Standing

    Trace Christensen's live one-man show has the force of a power combo. Don't you dare call it karaoke.

  • Music

    August 10, 2000

    Diamond in the Rough

    Three urban luminaries make Lucy Pearl an R&B trio with star -- and staying -- power.

  • News

    June 15, 2000

    Beggar's Banquet

    Brother, can you spare some nachos?

  • Music

    February 3, 2000

    Trischka's Treat

    The banjo champion makes music that's finger-pickin' good.

  • Music

    May 20, 1999

    Hell Raisers

    The Hellacopters are ready to take off.

  • Music

    January 7, 1999

    The Power of Positive Thinking

    For the members of Thinking Plague, simple isn't necessarily better.

  • Music

    December 3, 1998

    The Major and the Minor

    A roundup of big-name recordings that live up (or down) to expectations.

  • Calendar

    May 28, 1998
  • Music

    January 22, 1998
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    December 11, 1997
  • Music

    October 3, 1996

    The Shed Spread

    This summer's outdoor-concert season was the weakest in years. Doesn't anyone want to hear music outside anymore?

  • Music

    June 20, 1996

    Rebel With a New Cause

    Steve Earle has taken everything that's been thrown at him--and he's coming back for more.

  • News

    August 9, 1995
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    June 21, 1995
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    August 3, 1994