Update 3/14/12: The polls are officially open. Please feel free to make your way to the 2012 Westword Music Showcase ballot and register your vote! The 2012 Westword Music Showcase ballot is here -- no more waiting. Well, that's not entirely true: You will have to wait another day or so before the ... More >>
This past February, when we started putting together the 2010 Westword Music Showcase, we posted an item asking you how we could improve our annual music festival, this year set for Saturday, June 19, in the Golden Triangle (if you haven't already purchased your tickets, you can still buy d ... More >>
David BarberJohn Baxter and Matty Clark in the fleshThe picture above pretty much tells the tale of last night's Westword Music Showcase Awards -- drunk and debaucherous. Everyone (well, we think everyone -- we didn't exactly take a formal poll or anything) had a pretty swell time. Hugs were smiles ... More >>
Jeff StrahlOnce upon a time, a long, long time ago -- okay, so, five years ago, if you're being persnickety -- a storied Denver band called Carolyn's Mother called it day. Led by Rhett Lee, who subsequently went on to front another great outfit called Ten Cent Redemption, Carolyn's presided over alt ... More >>
Four years after forming, Ten Cent Redemption has come to a rest. According to frontman Rhett Lee, who formed the band shortly after the demise of Carolyn's Mother, his previous outfit, Ten Cent had simply run its course. "I just haven't been feeling it, and we've become so busy with other aspects o ... More >>
Denver music fans of the 1990s knew Nick Pomeroy as Rusty Shears, the energetic, memorably monikered frontman for the Garden Weasels, a ska-punk combo devoted to good humor and good times. But there was a lot more than wacky stage antics to Pomeroy, who died of cardiac arrest at age 41 on December 2 ... More >>
Saturday, June 16
Feeling the love at the Westword Music Showcase Awards.
There was something for every musical appetite at the Westword Music Showcase.
Backbeat scribes weigh in on their favorite new releases from the past year.
Ten Cent Redemption finds joy in making music without expectations.
Elevators, Frappuccinos, and things that go bump in the night.
Carolyn's Mother bids a fond farewell.
The year's best local music becomes the soundtrack of our lives.
Denver's legendary skinsman heads off into the sunrise.