The best new band in town at the best new bar in town. That's a bold statement, but it's that statement that lingered as Miss America by Wheary, a new project featuring Joseph Pope III, Julie Davis, Nathaniel Rateliff, James Han and Patrick Meese finished its set at Syntax Physic Opera. See also: ... More >>
For Joseph Pope III, who's played in a number of local acts like Born in the Flood, the Wheel, Fairchildren and is now the front man of Miss America by Wheary, songwriting is like falling in love. "It's like you're in this honeymoon period, and you're just so infatuated and that's all you think ab ... More >>
TENNIS @ UMS DAY PARTY | SAT, 7/20/13 Just a block off of Broadway, in a nondescript Baker-neighborhood house lived in by Tennis' sometimes drummer-sometimes bass player Patrick Meese and his wife, we saw a very different side of UMS. The party felt like it was thrown together in a pinch with a bunc ... More >>
BORN IN THE FLOOD @ GOTHIC THEATRE | 12/21/12 It seemed like members from about half the bands Denver were on hand for Born in the Flood's reunion show with Nathan & Stephen and In the Whale at the Gothic. Sure, it's not uncommon to see bands supporting other bands, but this felt like a high schoo ... More >>
NEIL HALSTEAD / TENNIS @ eTown Hall | 10/16/12 For the end of the show, eTown host Nick Forster and co-host Helen Forster came on stage with both Tennis and Neil Halstead. Forster told us they had all learned a song that seemed appropriate for the occasion, and with Halstead on lead vocals with Ala ... More >>
Tennis on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno last night: Did you catch it? The "duo from Denver," as Leno introduced the act, performed "Origins" from the new album, Young & Old, and brought along a few familiar faces from Denver. Even thought they didn't see much face time, it was nice to see the two ... More >>
NATHANIEL RATELIFF AT THE GOTHIC | 11/25/11There aren't a whole lot of singers with a magnetism capable of completely hushing a room the size of the Gothic, but Nathaniel Rateliff did just that near the end of his set on Friday night during his annual holiday show. Sure, there were some energetic mo ... More >>
See Nathaniel Rateliff play a few songs for free tonight at City O' CityTonight at City O' City, beloved local songwriter Nathaniel Rateliff will be playing a handful of songs as part of KGNU's annual fall fund drive. The event begins at 10 p.m. and will be broadcast live on KGNU (88.5 FM & 1 ... More >>
Every year, we enlist our Backbeat writers to host various stages at the Westword Music Showcase, and in addition to their emcee obligations, we ask them to pull double duty and write up the acts that appear on their individual stages. Click through to read travelogues from Thorin Klosowski, Ru John ... More >>
The Westword Music Showcase celebrates seventeen years, a lifetime for some of 2011's performers
Jon SolomonMumford & Sons last night at the FillmoreMUMFORD & SONS at the FILLMORE | 06.15.11"Mumford and his mates certainly did their best to show the crowd one of the greatest shows they have seen in recent memory."
In conjunction with the band's Second Spring EP-release show, which took place this past Saturday at the hi-dive, the Centennial posted the platter for free download. We spoke with Patrick Meese last week about the new project -- which also includes his wife, Tiffany, and brother Nathan -- an ... More >>
A.H. Goldstein NATHANIEL RATELIFF 10.21.10 | Lost Lake Lounge Nathaniel Rateliff struck a delicate musical balance in his tribute to Leonard Cohen Thursday at the Lost Lake Lounge. His two-part solo performance spanned several albums and eras from Cohen's storied musical career. Armed simpl ... More >>
Aaron Thackeray3OH!3's homegrown fanatics.See more photos on the slideshow page. 3OH!3, Meese, The Photo Atlas, The Pirate Signal Saturday, December 19, 2009 Fillmore Auditorium Better than: Sampling the diversity of Denver's homegrown musical styles at four different venues. Anyone lookin ... More >>
After six weeks off the road spent working on new music and revamping its live show, Meese is back on tour. The outfit is kicking off its upcoming series of shows tonight with a gig at the Theater of the Living Arts in Philadelphia, followed by nearly two dozen dates across the country -- includi ... More >>
Although we could probably have went our entire life without seeing the Meese boys frolicking in their drawers, we have to admit that the footage of the stunt the outfit pulled off during its stint opening for the Fray this past weekend inspired a chuckle or two on our part: It seems that the Fra ... More >>
Aaron ThackeraySee more photos from Curious Theatre at westword.com/slideshow.Elin Palmer, 12 p.m.Overcoming technical difficulties and an initially cumbersome stage setup (the stage manager had to find room for a drum riser amid the creative and complicated set -- including a desk, a bed and a road ... More >>
On Monday night, while I was enjoying the turntable stylings of DJ Hot to Death (aka the Monolith Music Festival's Matt Fecher) and those of his co-horts for the evening, Heather Powell Browne (writer of the "I Am Fuel, You Are Friends" music blog), and Nathan and Patrick Meese at the Larimer Lounge ... More >>
After five months of interest, Meese signs with Atlantic Records.
Saturday, June 16
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