Mike Morter

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2013

    The ten best concerts in Denver this weekend

    DEVOTCHKA & COLORADO SYMPHONY @ RED ROCKS | FRI, 6/14/13 Teaming up with an orchestra can sometimes be a thin attempt to disguise a creative lag, but in this case, the pairing has produced an inspired, brilliantly structured melding of two aesthetics that relies less on contrast than it does on simi ... More >>

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    March 8, 2013

    The best concerts in Denver this weekend

    ALABAMA SHAKES @ OGDEN THEATRE | SAT, 3/9/13 A number of bands are returning to a Southern-rock sound these days, but much of the music they're making is too derivative to be interesting. Alabama Shakes, fresh off a date warming up for Neil Young, bucks that trend. The group's members, who met in hi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2013

    The best concerts in Denver this week

    SNOWBALL MUSIC FESTIVAL @ WINTER PARK | FRI-SUN, 3/8-3/10 If the idea of standing outside in the cold and snow sounds positively unappealing to you, either you're not from Colorado or you're new here. Whatever the case, don't let any of that dissuade you from heading up to the mountains for the apt ... More >>

  • Music

    September 27, 2012
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    May 30, 2012

    Win a VIP upgrade to this year's Westword Music Showcase for you and a guest

    Welcome to round seven of this year's VIP upgrade contest for the Westword Music Showcase -- June 23 in the Golden Triangle -- in which we'll give two people VIP upgrades (totaling $150) for the festival each week leading up the show. Read on to find out how to play.

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2011

    Churchill talks about finding an identity

    Photo by Steve Stanton​Churchill is releasing its debut full-length, Happy/Sad, tonight at the Hi-Dive. It's been a long time coming -- the band has been around for more than two years, and this album has been in the works for half that time. The album, partially funded by a successful Kicksta ... More >>