Wait, when is this Westword Music Showcase thing? This Saturday, June 21. How much daylight will there be? The most daylight. Happy solstice, everyone! When should I show up? Gates open at 11:30 and bands start at noon. There's a schedule of the sixteen stages featuring Denver bands below (s ... More >>
A Colorado summer can be short, but there are plenty of ways to make it sweet, especially if you pack it with as many festivals, road trips and patios as possible. We've picked out ten music festivals sure to give you the flavor of the state's musical offerings -- everything from the EDM of Global D ... More >>
It's Westword Music Showcase month, and today we have a schedule for you. In case this is unfamiliar territory: For the twentieth year, we'll celebrate the wide array of Denver's music scene with a music festival right here in the city. The thing has grown over the decades, and this year we have s ... More >>
The 20th annual Westword Music Showcase is less than two months away. This year's installment will be on June 21. It's the day Denver music goes on vacation to the Golden Triangle, and I can go from watching a rapper to watching a punk band to watching a band with five stringed instruments in the sp ... More >>
Update(s): We've picked a winner for questions number one and two. So far we've somewhat arbitrarily given tickets to people who have suggested that a great music scene needs radio support and that the best thing about Denver's music scene is that everyone from "budtenders" to businessmen go to the ... More >>
The SXSW floodgates probably extend as far as Denver, and regardless this week brings an exceptionally strong crop of bands to town. Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, subjects of a recent cover story in our sister paper in St. Louis, play the Gothic tonight. There are plenty more below.
Sat | Propagandhi at Summit Music Hall | 3/8/14 In an era where many punk bands form and release their first album less than a year after starting, Propagandhi's development seems remarkably long. Formed in 1986, playing its first live shows in 1989, the band released its early demos a years after t ... More >>
The time is now to pick up your Westword Music Showcase tickets. Starting today at 10 a.m., if you're one of the first 2,000 folks to buy tickets using the "music" promo code, you'll get an exclusive pre-sale price of $25. Act now to get this deal, as ticket prices will go up this Friday, February 2 ... More >>
TUES | MANOWAR at OGDEN THEATRE | 2/18/14 Manowar is powered by lyrics crowned in fantasy-flamed swords, armor, and everything having to do with metal warfare clashing into Norse mythology. Eric Adams's powerful vocals are steeped in wordy wizardry that really drives home the aggressive themes. "Man ... More >>
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The Westword Music Showcase celebrates seventeen years, a lifetime for some of 2011's performers
As reported last week, the Avett Brothers will be at Red Rocks in July, while Warren Haynes and Cake are due at the Ogden in May and June respectively. Also, Arctic Monkeys, who have been working on their fourth album, make their way back to the Ogden again on Monday, May 30, as part of a twe ... More >>
Here's a selection of the best of last week's music blogging from around the Village Voice chain: Panic at the Disco become the Warped-Tour-era answer to "Listen to the Flower People." You can judge for yourself whether that's a good or bad thing.
Nik Freitas Sun Down Team Love Records 01:00-01:45 of “Sun Down” “Sun Down” sounds like what would happen if a 14-year-old boy only owned two records, Harry Nilsson’s The Point and N’Sync’s N’Sync. What comes out of that is an adorable little song that sounds like it’s made for an ... More >>
It was an evening of local inspiration or maybe experimentation, or how about extraterrestrial communication last night at the Hi Dive, where Denver’s Mothership hosted a CD release show celebrating their first full length, the Eleven Dimensional Symphony. A dirty mix of camera difficulties, PB ... More >>