This Saturday, at the twentieth Westword Music Showcase, we'll celebrate the remarkable depth and talent of the Denver music scene with more than 140 local bands on sixteen stages (in addition to an outdoor stage with some touring artists you can learn about elsewhere in this section). But it takes ... More >>
FRI | NEGATIVE APPROACH at MARQUIS THEATER | 11/23/13 In a just world, John Brannon would be as hallowed a punk icon as anyone out of early '80s and D.C. Hardcore. As the frontman for the Detroit-based Negative Approach, Brannon was involved in making some of the most confrontational and pointed mus ... More >>
The signature signs of a city that's on the culinary fast track reside in its willingness to take aggressive risks, push infinite boundaries and continually adapt to a fickle dining public whose expectations are always on the upswing. Denver is that city -- a major metropolis that refuses to slow do ... More >>
DIRTY FEW @ 3 KINGS TAVERN |1/17/12 Earlier in the night, you wouldn't have guessed that so many people would have shown up so enthusiastic for a local band, many of them knowing the words to all the songs. But Dirty Few from the beginning hyped people up with its own antics to pump itself up for t ... More >>
Negative Degree, one of the more active hardcore bands in the Denver punk scene for the past year or so, is part of a small wave of new local bands playing hardcore punk music, which first sprang up in basements in the '80s and has been romanticized and gold-plated in more than a few books and docum ... More >>
Tom MurphyMercuria and the Gem StarsUMS on S. BROADWAY | 07/23-24/11An especially hot summer day made navigating various venues an enervating experience, not to mention the humid heat indoors at times. Nevertheless, it didn't seem to dampen anyone's spirits in performing the music, even in th ... More >>
Television shows have always had theme songs. When they're good, they add to the show in subtle but important ways. They can set a mood, like M.A.S.H.'s theme song "Suicide is Painless." They can set up the basics of the plot, like the classic opening to Gilligan's Island or The Brady Bunch. And ... More >>
Does Julene have herpes? Who cares?
Ex-members of Kill City Thrillers, Scott Baio Army and Call Sign Cobra come back for a sort of homecoming.
Eyes and Ears
Not Bad Records
Call Sign Cobra has sharpened its sprawling rock to a vicious edge.
Call Sign Cobra
Fifty bands. Ten stages. Five bucks. Be there.
The Iron Sheik is not for the weak.
Scott Baio reawakens his heritage in The Bread, My Sweet.
Rant of the week
Line of Descent
Scott Baio Army
Local artists put out a wealth of good music this year. Step right up and read all about it.
Catching up with local releases, our music writers review local albums to the letter.
Thirty Imposters do battle with the Warlock Pinchers' past.
This week's concert pick.
WHO'S BURIED IN LEONARD FAHRNI'S BASEMENT? THE SURVIVORS OF CU'S TRIVIA BOWL.