Every year, for the Westword Music Showcase, we enlist our army of Backbeat wordsmiths to host various stages, and in addition to their emcee obligations, we ask them to pull double duty (or triple-duty in some cases) and also write up the acts that appear on their individual stages. Tom Murphy host ... More >>
Catch Lykke Li tonight at the OgdenThere's an astounding number of great shows to pick from this weekend in the Mile High City: Lykke Li at the Ogden, Tech N9Ne kicks off his two-night Denver run with an intimate show tonight at the Summit Music Hall, followed by an appearance at the Fillmore ... More >>
Tom MurphyRoss Etherton & the Chariots of Judah Treeverb • Ross Etherton and the Chariots of Judah 09.17.10 | 3 Kings Tavern, Denver Three years ago, Bright Channel and Red Cloud were two of the highest-profile underground bands in Denver -- not to mention the most interesting and consist ... More >>
Tom MurphyThe Conjugal Visits on the TS Board Shop stage UMS Travelogue, Night Four 7.25.10, Baker District/South Broadway Getting a late start, I got to the TS Board Shop stage in time to catch The Conjugal Visits. Before the show, I saw Pete on the side of the truck, and asked him about t ... More >>
An out-of-state friend of mine just asked me to pull together some recommendations of good music that has emerged from colorful Colorado in recent years. I’m looking at the playlist in iTunes right now and can’t believe my eyes.
With a stellar debut disc, Nightingale is ready to soar.