See Also: People of UMS 2011
Kicked off the first day of UMS by catching Bad Weather California in a very humid 3 Kings Tavern. People were packed in pretty tight in the middle of the room and mostly on the flanks. BWC played a loose, relaxed set like the guys had a group meeting beforehand and all ... More >>
Last we heard from Ian Cooke, he had extended an invitation to fellow local musicians to remix his song " The Race." With that goal in mind, Cooke posted a dozen different parts of the song that folks could download and tweak, twist and manipulate at will. A number of people, including Tommy Metz of ... More >>
On Versions of Joanna, the aptly titled tribute to Joanna Newsom, 21 artists from six countries cover Newsom's songs. Of those those acts, there's a number of familiar voices such as Billy Bragg, M. Ward, Owen Pallett and Ben Sollee. Astute Denverites, however, will instantly recognize one ve ... More >>
Matthew Ballantine-PattonAdam Edwards, Ian O'Dougherty and Sean Merrell are Eolian
In this week's issue, the Rough Mixes entry focusing on Eolian, the progressive rock project led by Ian O'Dougherty (Uphollow, Ian Cooke, TaunTaun) and featuring occasional Backbeat contributor Sean Merrell (T ... More >>
Here's our massive, multi-page report/travelogue of the Westword Music Showcase from (in order) Tom Murphy, Cory Casciato, A.H. Goldstein, Jef Otte, Jon Solomon and Brain Frederick. Let us know in the comments what you saw and loved, saw and hated, or missed and hated yourself for missing.
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It's been nearly three years since Ian Cooke (due tonight at the Larimer Lounge) released The Fall I Fell and proceeded to blow everyone's minds with his inimitably expressive vocal style, dexterous cello playing and remarkably affecting songs.
In the intervening years, he's qu ... More >>
Doug BeamIan Cooke
Ian Cooke Band, Alan Alda, Tauntaun
Better than: Seeing three of Denver's most dynamic and promising bands in three separate venues.
It was challenging to find obvious common threads in the three performances at the Bluebird on Friday night. Separately, ... More >>
Chad FahnestockJoshua Novak helped break in Mo's on Broadway.
See more photos from Mo's and the other venues at westword.com/slideshow.
Andrea Ball, 12:00 p.m.
Andrea Ball kicked off the Mo's lineup with an enjoyable set of mostly piano-driven, literate yet approachable songs that fit well in the ... More >>
Photo: Aaron ThackerayA Shoreline Dream, Moonspeed, SonnenblumeThursday, February 26, 2009Bluebird TheaterBetter Than: Taking OxyContin and staring at clouds.Maybe it's the pretty sunsets, or maybe it's the lack of oxygen, but Denver has the makings of a surprisingly good bliss-rock scene. Last nigh ... More >>