While Elliott Smith perhaps didn't have the profound cultural impact of Kurt Cobain, his tragic, untimely death was every bit as sad and harrowing as the Nirvana frontman's. As with Cobain, I can vividly remember where I was in 2003 when news about Elliott broke and the initial sinking feeling of de ... More >>
Here's what's hot this week in music on the Front Range: On the concert front, new shows featuring Wilco, 311, Slightly Stoopid, Dukes of September and more were announced; Overcasters, Lumineers, Churchill and the Jekylls got spins on local radio; and recent albums from the Shins, E-40, Fun. and th ... More >>
Interviewing Daniel Johnston, the subject of an April 3 Westword profile, is, to put it mildly, a unique experience, as will be clear to any reader of the following Q&A. First, some set-up. I arranged my chat with Daniel’s father, Bill, who helps manage his son’s career and lives in a house nex ... More >>
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Elliott Smith 1969-2003
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A chromosome-challenged critic gets in touch with his feminine side.
Neko Case aims to shake up the world of country music.
Nina Storey is moving into one of her career's most important chapters.
Mary Lou Lord is smarter than the average busker.