Editor's note: As she has in years past, Kalyn Heffernan from Wheelchair Sports Camp will be sending us dispatches from the band's trip to Austin for SXSW. An Austin blog asked me to, "describe SXSW in 15 seconds." I did it with only two words: shit show. But that's not the big question, the one th ... More >>
There's some great live music this weekend. We've already given you a full rundown of the ten best concerts in Denver and the best EDM, but if don't feel like leaving the house, or you can't find a sitter or whatever, you can still get your live fix. Bonnaroo kicks off today, and like this year's ed ... More >>
The Five Points Jazz Festival had jazz fans of all ages dancing in the streets on Saturday, May 18, 2013. Local musicians, art, and street food filled Welton Street as soulful jazz filled the air from the morning through the evening. Continue reading for a few highlights, and visit our full Five Po ... More >>
I know it's hard to imagine now, especially with the temperature outside and the blanket of snow currently covering the Front Range, but summertime is just around the corner, which means the festival season is just getting ready to kick off. We know this because we're in the middle of putting togeth ... More >>
Just before Christmas, the folks behind SnowBall Music Festival began revealing the lineup for the third edition of their annual mountain music festival, which is moving to Winter Park this year from its previous location in Avon. Pretty Lights, Big Gigantic, Kendrick Lamar and Zion I were among the ... More >>
Ah, yes, with Denver looking like the inside of snow globe right now, it seems only fitting for the folks at SnowBall Music Festival to reveal the first part of the lineup for the third edition of their annual mountain music festival. EDM and hip-hop heads will be stoked. Pretty Lights and Big Gigan ... More >>
Coming into our seventh year playing SXSW, we've got it down to a science. We've already been out on the road for two weeks and have two to follow after SXSW, so it's about getting in, playing your heart out, supporting your friends and hopefully catching a few new bands to write home about.
Against Me! at the Denver stop of the Vans Warped TourAGAINST ME! at WARPED TOUR | 8/5/11Without delving into the history of the Vans Warped tour, it can be argued that a lot about it has changed. What started as a tour meant to showcase punk-rock rebellion, has now become a major cog in the ... More >>
The lineup for the 8th Annual 5 Points Jazz Festival, slated to take place at various points along Welton Street on Saturday, May 21, has been announced. In addition to a discussion with Jake Adam York on Jazz Standards and the idea of doing covers at the Blair Caldwell African American Resea ... More >>
Wednesday, March 30, Walnut Room, 303-292-0529.
Brian Frederick Thursday, March 17 From the outside looking in, South By Southwest -- at least to those who haven't experienced it yet -- might seem like an event that only those who can afford to flip for the nearly $800 badges get to enjoy. Not so much. There's a ton of unofficial shows a ... More >>
Looks like Wheelchair Sports Camp, the band whose frontwoman, Kalyn Heffernan, we profiled this past November, will be heading to this year's SXSW. While a number of other acts will undoubtedly make the trek to Austin this March, Wheelchair Sports received an official invitation to perform ... More >>
Monday, October 4, Ogden Theatre, 303-830-8497.
Aaron ThackerayPhoenix in the Bison Tent on Saturday at Mile High Music Festival.The crowd didn't seem to mind Phoenix's simple and straight-ahead approach during its 6:45 p.m. set in the Bison Tent at Mile High Music Festival. The Paris-based band have built a loyal commercial following in ... More >>
Update: We have a winner. Congratulations to Melissa Taylor! She and a guest will be our guests at Mile High Music Festival this weekend. Check the blog later today. While we don't have any more tickets to the fest itself, we will have plenty of tickets up for grabs to the preparty on Friday ... More >>
This is distinctly American music. Working with a lineup that's fluctuated between six and ten and has included members of Jurassic 5, Ozomatli has for some fifteen years been blending Latin rhythms and hip-hop influences for a sound that's as big as it is varied and multicultural. The U.S. ... More >>
Earlier this week, a Wichita man died at the Vans Warped Tour in Bonner Springs, Kansas. Although the cause of his death has yet to be determined, it's a safe bet that prolonged heat exposure might have had something to do it (temperatures reportedly climbed over a hundred degrees that day). ... More >>
Tuesday, August 3, Bluebird Theater, 303-377-1666.
Andy MellenGreat news for The Epilogues: Not only did they win a Westword Music Showcase award last night, but we've tallied the votes and they've also earned a slot at this year's Mile High Music Festival. The outfit is slated to play on Sunday, August 15. Congrats, gentlemen!
Derek Vincent Smith, who performs under the Pretty Lights moniker (due tonight at the Boulder Theater), has announced plans to release three new EPs, the first of which, Making Up a Changing Mind, was just posted to his site last week. With three albums already under his belt that have rec ... More >>
The South By Southwest countdown begins. Yes, we know it's still two months away. Regardless, we're started to get geeked. And it looks like Colorado music is once again going to be well represented with not one but two parties showcasing the most desirable of our exports. Habana Calle 6 UPDATE: A ... More >>
Photo by David BarberJohn Baxter and Matty Clark play skins and skins. In the flesh. Today in Backbeat Online: • Westword Music Showcase Awards Wrap Up. • Q&A with Asher Roth. • Deejay Diabolic competing to spin at Lollapalooza. • Fake Problems cancels Larimer Lounge date. • Tickle Me Pi ... More >>
3OH!3 has officially achieved ubiquity. The duo performed live yesterday on MTV's It's On with Alexa Chung. The guys are featured among people.com's hottest bachelors. Oh, and in actual music news, "Don't Trust Me" has reached the number five spot on Billboard's top 40 chart. As the B ... More >>
Our weekend started Thursday, with a bizarre made-from-paper fashion show, and continued through Saturday night with a not-at-all-bizarre parade of drunk people at the downtown Lodo's. In between we looked longingly at photos sent from our colleagues in Austin for South by Southwest. See pictures ... More >>
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Friday, November 11, Trilogy Lounge, Boulder, 303-473-9463.
In a scandal-ridden election year, the year's top ten music stories were all about winning the popular vote.
Rooney's power pop infiltrates a valley of angry young men.
15th Street Tavern
Unknown bands can't expect much from SXSW, just ask the Czars' Chris Pearson.