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Mike Marchant

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    August 5, 2013

    ZetaKaye drops three new This Ain't No Cowtown comps to benefit Mike Marchant

    The ZetaKaye House has assembled another edition (well, editions, rather) of its This Ain't No Cowtown compilation. The fifth in the series, the comps (there's three) feature, among other things, a brand new tune from Andy Hamilton & the Whiskey Hitchers, the new eagerly-anticipated band led by fron ... More >>

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    June 6, 2013

    Mike Marchant releases new six-song EP

    Just after the first of the year in the midst of his cancer treatment, Mike Marchant recorded a bunch of songs. According to Mike, he wasn't in the best shape, physically or mentally, but since making music is what he does, he naturally turned to the tunes to help him cope. See also: - The scene ra ... More >>

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    April 11, 2013
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    April 10, 2013

    Concert at Governor's Mansion to be broadcast live next Wednesday to benefit Mike Marchant

    Mike Marchant, the subject of this week's profile, is a beloved figure in the Denver music scene, and as you might recall, he was recently diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma and is in the process of undergoing chemotherapy. Numerous fundraisers have been organized on his behalf to help ease the stres ... More >>

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    March 25, 2013

    The ten best concerts in Denver this week

    LOW @ LARIMER LOUNGE | FRI, 3/29/13 Since its inception in 1993, Low has created a body of work characterized by a fragile intensity. Although often lumped in under the banner of "slowcore" with a group of bands of similar sonic leanings, like Red House Painters, Galaxie 500, Tarnation and Codeine, ... More >>

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    March 12, 2013

    More benefits slated for Mike Marchant

    In an ongoing testament to the generous spirit of the people that make up our local music scene, the number of benefit shows devoted Mike Marchant, one of our town's prized songwriters, who was recently diagnosed with lymphoma and is in the midst of undergoing chemotherapy, continues to grow. See ... More >>

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    February 12, 2013

    The scene rallies around Mike Marchant, who was recently diagnosed with lymphoma

    Although to our knowledge, Mike Marchant's name has never appeared in bold print in the New York Times touting the local scene, he's a local treasure and has most certainly played a crucial role in helping to make the music in this town infinitely more compelling. He first made a name for himself a ... More >>

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    January 18, 2013

    10 things to do for $10 in Denver this weekend (5 free!), January 18-20

    If you're going into the weekend with a nearly empty wallet, don't fret. From ten cent art openings to comedy debates to a cult film about a sugar addict, there are plenty of events you can enjoy on a shoestring -- or at least for under ten bucks. For a complete listing of events in town, visit the ... More >>

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    January 17, 2013
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    September 26, 2012

    Mike Marchant's new EP inspired by bummer summer, new Widowers record in the works

    In many ways, it's been a long, hot, tumultuous summer for a lot of people, many of whom are relieved to be making the transition into fall. Mike Marchant is one of folks who's happy to put the dog days of summer behind him. With this notion in mind, the gifted songwriter, who was in the midst of wo ... More >>

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    November 28, 2011

    Review: Varlet at Larimer Lounge, 11/26/11

    VARLET AT LARIMER LOUNGE | 11/26/11One of the high points of this show was when Lilly Scott said we would be taking a break from the pre-recorded readings from Naked Lunch that opened the show and filled in the silences between songs for a nice older song. And rather than incongruous, Varlet's rendi ... More >>

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    July 21, 2011

    An exclusive sneak peek of Houses forthcoming Winter EP, due for August release at the hi-dive

    ​What a joyous morning this is! Houses has completed work on Winter, the final installment of its seasonal EPs, and we've managed to get on our hands on two tracks from the record, "Alone, Dear" and "Witches." The former opens the album, which we're told gets heavier and darker as it goes on. ... More >>

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    July 1, 2011

    Houses new EP and pending name change

    The band soon to be formerly known as Houses​After a lot of hard work and some trying starts and stops, Houses will be releasing Winter, the fourth EP in its seasonally-themed album series on August 5 and 6 at the Hi-Dive. The two-night stint will bring the band together with the likes of Bad ... More >>

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    May 9, 2011

    More free music form Mike Marchant

    Kinsey Hamilton​If Mike Marchant isn't the most prolific songwriter, he's pretty damn close. Dude writes songs with a frequency that roughly rivals breathing. This afternoon he posted another set of songs for free download on Bandcamp that he's titled Lost and Found Sounds (2008-2011). As the ... More >>

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    December 13, 2010

    Mike Marchant's Outer Space Party Unit, Le Divorce and I Know You, Rider at Larimer Lounge, 12/11/10

    Tom MurphyMike Marchant's Outer Space Party Unit​ MIKE MARCHANT'S OUTER SPACE PARTY UNIT With Le Divorce • I Know You, Rider 12.11.10 | Larimer Lounge Le Divorce has always been good, but it seems the quartet has really honed its stage craft and sound in the past few months. Shrouded in a ... More >>

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    September 9, 2010

    John and Kim Baxter launch ZetaKaye House

    ​Although ZetaKaye House, the name of John and Kim Baxter's new booking and management company, might sound like sorority house, it's actually a deliberate fusion of the names of two individuals: Oscar Zeta Acosta, who was part of the Brown Power movement in the '60s and Hunter S. Thompson's a ... More >>

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    June 18, 2010

    The Weekend Show Down: All Westword, all the time

    ​ We all know that every single weekend in Denver is like a confectionery of delicious shows: Too many choices, too little time. But if you have a hard time with that status quo, you're going to be ripping your hair out with indecision this weekend, because it's finally here, the Westword Mus ... More >>

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    June 11, 2010

    Andy Hamilton gearing for a solo album, while Mike Marchant prepares to issue another himself

    Andy Hamilton​Maybe it's something about the time of year -- it is technically still spring, the time of new beginnings -- but it seems like a lot of musicians around town are brushing up their songwriting skills and gearing up to release solo efforts. Add two more to that list: Andy Hamilton ... More >>

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    June 7, 2010

    Hot Congress and Long Spoon's party rocked our block off as expected

    Jef OtteMaria Kohler as Mercuria​ Hot Congress / Long Spoon Block Party 06.05.10 | Meadowlark • Larimer Lounge The upside to a big, multiple-venue show like the Hot Congress/Long Spoon Block Party this past Saturday is that there's always something awesome to see. The downside: There's alw ... More >>

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    May 10, 2010

    KVDU releases compilation, Mike Marchant releases astral distortion

    Old Radio. Photos by Kiernan Maletsky​ Mike Marchant • Blue Million Miles • Old Radio 05.7.10 | Hi-Dive It's 2010, where we can start show reviews with social media: Approximately ten hours before Friday's show at which his album was to be released, Mike Marchant posted the following on ... More >>

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    May 7, 2010

    The Weekend Showdown: Mike Marchant and KVDU form like Voltron

    Photo by Stephanie Borgman​ We would hate for you to miss out on all the awesome that happens every weekend in our fair city, so we've decided to run down five of the best shows in one easy-to-swallow post, with video and audio. Tell us -- and the rest of the world -- what we missed in the co ... More >>

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    April 13, 2010

    Mike Marchant releasing new album at hi-dive next month

    ​A few months ago, Mike Marchant played a CD release show at the Meadowlark with A.Tom Collins, John Common and Ashley Raines. The show kind of turned out to be a misnomer. An unsaid illness prevented Marchant from finishing the album on time, and so he didn't actually end up releasing the new ... More >>

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    February 19, 2010

    Localized: Mike Marchant prefers SoBro to LoDo and New Belgium to Coors

    Doug Beam​Just months after launching his bi-monthly songwriter's workshop at the Meadowlark, Mike Marchant is already pleased as punch with the response the night has gotten. "It's going really well, and it's a lot of fun," he notes of the gathering, which takes place on the first and third ... More >>

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    December 7, 2009

    Over the weekend: Moonspeed, Widowers at Larimer Lounge

    Widowers​Moonspeed with Widowers Saturday, December 5, 2009 Larimer Lounge Better Than: A CD release show with an overloaded line-up. After an extended break from performance, Widowers played its first show in a few months. The sonic configuration for this show seemed cleaner and more spare than ... More >>

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    November 12, 2009

    Introducing the Show and Tell project

    ​The vast and seemingly boundless creativity of the artists in this town never ceases to impress nor inspire us, from the Stand By Your Band series to Mike Marchant's new songwriter workshops over at the Meadowlark. Recently, we came across another thing that folks are doing that we thought was pr ... More >>

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    November 4, 2009

    Got plans after The Denver Film Festival? You do now.

    ​It's that time again. Next Thursday night, the Denver Film Festival kicks off. Although the various films are clearly the main draw, by no means are they the only attraction. As in years past, the real excitement takes place after the screenings. For those who are unable to get their hands on an ... More >>

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    October 1, 2009

    Mike Marchant to host a songwriter's workshop at the Meadowlark

    ​Ah, now here's an idea we can co-sign. Just received word from Mike Marchant (Widowers, Houses) alerting us to a rad new idea he's about to execute, a songwriter's workshop at the Meadowlark. Dubbed as "Dissecting and Perfecting the Pop Song - A Songwriter's Workshop," the sessions are slated to ... More >>

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    July 27, 2009

    Over the weekend: UMS Festival

    Julie Davis of Bela Karoli (A.H. Goldstein)​Last night, the four-day UMS festival wrapped, and most of our crew made it out for at least part of the fest. And while we rarely agree on anything, we're all pretty much in agreement that Danielle Ate the Sandwich absolutely stole the show with one of ... More >>

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    May 5, 2009

    Moving Pictures: Jim McTurnan, Mike Marchant, Hawks of Paradise, Snake Rattle Rattle Snake, Angie Stevens and more

    From the soggy, cold weather to being under, uh, well, the weather until today -- which, incidentally, also accounts for why this week's episode of Moving Pictures wasn't posted until today -- it was a pretty miserable weekend. Fortunately, the music was delightful, as always, which more than made u ... More >>

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    April 19, 2009

    Moving Pictures: Iuengliss, Tauntaun, Paper Bird, Hot Congress, John Common and Blinding Flashes of Light

    Behold our latest weekly feature: Moving Pictures. Like a slideshow, only with sound and motion, Moving Pictures is basically just a quick highlight reel of the things we saw during the week or, in this case, over the weekend. This first edition features clips from yet another extraordinary weeken ... More >>

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    April 16, 2009

    Mile Hi-Fidelity playlist - 04.15.09

    Another fun show last night. Andy was back from tour and as things worked out, we didn't have any guests, which meant less talk and more rock. In homage to Hot IQs, who recently announced their impending split, we kicked off the show with three back-to-back songs from the group, followed by our well ... More >>

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    April 14, 2009

    The Westword.com blog shortcut, April 14 edition

    Things are looking a little Sketch-y. Thirsty? Today in Cafe Society: • Sketch introduces Wino Wednesdays. • Common Grounds left its liquor license behind in move. • The suit is slingin' Spud Bros. spuds! • Snarf's finally arrives in Denver. • Fear not, sleeved-blanketed drunks: The Denv ... More >>

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    April 14, 2009

    Widowers' Mike Marchant recovering after being hit by car

    Andrew SegretiTo say Mike Marchant has an angel resting on his shoulder is an understatement on par with saying our economy is sort of a bad way right now. Yesterday, Marchant, one of Denver's most talented songwriters, was hit by a car and managed to walk away from the incident having only suffered ... More >>

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    March 31, 2009

    Here we are. Now entertain us: Dualistics channel Nirvana. Sheryl Renee pays tribute to Marvin Gaye.

    Got plans this weekend? If not, you do now. There's a couple of shows totally worth checking out featuring local musicians paying homage to a pair of past icons, groundbreaking, paradigm shifting artists who left this world violently and prematurely. This Friday night at the hi-dive, the Dualistics ... More >>

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    March 25, 2009

    Mike Marchant gives away unreleased music

    Towering rocker and singer-songwriter Mike Marchant has a well-documented penchant for giving away music. When his band, Widowers, released its debut album, Marchant couldn't give away copies of the painstakingly recorded beauty fast enough. Little has changed since then, as evidenced by a recent e- ... More >>

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    March 18, 2009

    Houses busking on the 16th Street Mall tonight

    Just received word that the five members of Houses will be roaming around on the 16th Street Mall tonight, playing guitars, singing and entertaining the mall-walking troops. While we're not entirely sure which five members of Houses will be on hand -- the act is comprised of Andrew James Hamilton, K ... More >>

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    February 12, 2009

    Widowers live on the (Internet) radio

    Just received word that psych-pop magicians Widowers are making an appearance on KVDU, the University of Denver's college radio station (wait, DU has a college radio station? Who knew?). Tune in to your Internet -- it appears that KVDU is an Internet-only radio station (sorry commuters!) from 4 to 6 ... More >>

  • Music

    January 29, 2009
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    January 22, 2009

    Wetlands

    Babies Teeth
    Self-released

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    January 8, 2009

    Mile Hi-Fidelity playlist - 01.07.09

    It was world premier week on Mile Hi-Fidelity. Last night, we had the pleasure of debuting songs from A Shoreline Dream, Jon Snodgrass, Littles Paia, Park Pourbaix and the Widowers' Mike Marchant, who stopped by the studio long enough to give us insight on his new batch of tunes, which will be unve ... More >>

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    January 8, 2009

    Mike Marchant

    Outer Space and the Sea
    Self-released

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    December 26, 2008

    Mile High Makeout: Binge and purge

    On the third day of an alcohol, caffeine, fat and sugar binge in the name of the winter solstice and some folks' savior, I'm feeling lethargic, unhealthy, dirty and startlingly unattractive. This is the stuff New Year's resolutions are made of. All I want to do is eat raw foods, spend four hours in ... More >>

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    December 3, 2008
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    December 3, 2008

    The Westword.com blog shortcut, December 3 edition

    As you like it. Today in Backbeat Online: • Sebastien Tellier (pictured) talks about Sexuality in a naughy Q&A. • Oasis' Noel Gallagher gets the Q&A treatment, too. • Eric Eyl's Mile High Makeout gives a listen to Mike Marchant's campfire songs. • A look at photographer Peter Beste's blac ... More >>

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    November 27, 2008
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    November 11, 2008
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    April 24, 2008
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    April 24, 2008

    Widowers

    Widowers
    Self-released

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    January 3, 2008

    Creative Memories of Widowers

    These psychedelic Denver pop rockers find beauty in brain damage.

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