GREGORY ALAN ISAKOV at BOETTCHER CONCERT HALL As he spoke to the massive crowd at Boettcher Concert Hall, you could tell that Gregory Alan Isakov was still getting used to the scope of the venue and the caliber of the musicians he was playing with. "I've been very, very nervous about this show for a ... More >>
By now, you've probably heard about Colorado Symphony's latest collaboration. After several lauded pairings with beloved local acts like DeVotchKa and Nathaniel Rateliff, whom the players successfully teamed up with at this year's Westword Music Showcase, the Symphony backed the Lumineers on a few s ... More >>
I Am the Wind
Matthew Moon's homecoming has been years in the making. In the past five years, the Colorado native has lived in Peru and L.A. But for his latest album, I Am the Wind, he made his way back to Colorado, where he holed up in an isolated cabin in Aspen to write before finally returning to Mile High Cit ... More >>
#77: Mark McCoin Experimental musician and multimedia artist Mark McCoin has paid his dues many times over, contributing a free-thinking, collaborative style of creativity to the Front Range scene over three decades. He's worked with a who's-who of the local avant-garde, and in the last of those dec ... More >>
DEVOTCHKA @ RED ROCKS AMPHITHEATRE | 9/20/12 DeVotchKa played their first show with the Colorado Symphony in February at Boettcher Concert Hall, moving longtime fans and enthusiasts to a state of tearful, and awe-inspiring bliss. Last night, the rare and remarkable collaboration played for a larger ... More >>
A bunch of new shows this week. The two biggest of the bunch: Bob Dylan, whose new album, Tempest , hits the stores today, is coming to the 1STBANK Center for a two-night stand in late October, and Green Day, due for a date at the Broomfield venue in February. Trans-Siberian Orchestra, meanwhile, br ... More >>
Here's what's hot this week in music on the Front Range: On the concert front, new shows featuring Wilco, 311, Slightly Stoopid, Dukes of September and more were announced; Overcasters, Lumineers, Churchill and the Jekylls got spins on local radio; and recent albums from the Shins, E-40, Fun. and th ... More >>
For years, Ian O'Dougherty (Uphollow, Ian Cooke, TaunTaun, Eolian) thought about throwing himself a 33 1/3 birthday party and having a bunch of his friends spin records. He mentioned the idea to Wax Trax co-owner Duane Davis, and when he did, O'Dougherty discovered that he and Wax Trax were both bor ... More >>
Justin EvansAfter the breakup of his influential underground pop band Archers of Loaf, frontman Eric Bachmann formed Crooked Fingers (due at the Larimer Lounge tonight with Strands of Oak and Ian Cooke) and had a kind of second chapter in his long musical career, one favored by some over the ... More >>
Photo: Jon SolomonDEVOTCHKA With Mariachi El Bronx | Gregory Alan Isakov 2.12.12 | Fillmore Auditorium On this night, Colorado native, Gregory Alan Isakov, played the roll of conquering hero -- stepping out onto the massive Fillmore Auditorium stage and looking pleased at the sea of people floodin ... More >>
Gary Isaacs With DeVotchka's forthcoming album, 100 Lovers, the Denver quartet has released possibly it's finest album to date. Frontman Nick Urata says they spent about a year making the album in Tuscon, and let the songs cook a bit longer and ferment than on previous efforts, which might e ... More >>
In-stores last week by Elephant Revival might have helped the Nederland quintet grab the top spots at Albums and Twist, with its latest effort, Break in the Clouds, released last month on Ruff Shod Records (the indie imprint headed by Chad Stokes of State Radio and Dispatch). Nicki Minaj's Pi ... More >>
Since studying music at the University of Colorado and moving to Brooklyn after living in the area for a decade, keyboardist Erik Deutsch has gone on to play with Norah Jones, Trevor Dunn, Erin McKeown and, more recently, finished a three-year stint with Charlie Hunter. Prior to that, while living i ... More >>
England-based alt-rock band Muse, who's touring in support of its latest effort, The Resistance, is slated to visit Odeum Colorado (formerly the Broomfield Event Center) with Silversun Pickups on Tuesday, April 6. Tickets, which are $39.50 to $49.50, go on sale Saturday, December 19, at 10 a.m. Y ... More >>
Here what the area's local-centric specialty radio shows were spinning this week. We're currently tracking the playlists a number of different shows, including Radio 1190's long-running Local Shakedown, KTCL's Locals Only, the Colorado Sound, which originates at KRFC and is re-broadcast all over ... More >>
Brian Landis Folkins See photos of the day's fans and crowds on the slideshow page. We're back for Day 2, which looks to be shaping up a little hotter, and not just because of HoneyHoney's frontwoman (above). Check back throughout the day for more photos and reviews. For coverage from Day One, se ... More >>
Here what the area's local-centric specialty radio shows were spinning this week. We're currently tracking the playlists a number of different shows, including Radio 1190's long-running Local Shakedown, KTCL's Locals Only, the Colorado Sound, which originates at KRFC and is re-broadcast all over Col ... More >>
Here's this week's playlists from the other local-centric music shows around your radio dial, including Radio 1190's long running Local Shakedown, KTCL's Local's Only and the Colorado Sound, which originates at KRFC and is rebroadcast all over Colorado. If there are any others you'd like to see ... More >>
Photo: Gary Isaacs DeVotchKa, Quixotic Friday, Feb. 13 Paramount Theater Better than: Seeing one of Denver's most effusive and entrancing local acts in a stripped-down, sullen setting. Atmosphere can make a big difference.I've seen members of DeVotchKa play in various incarnations and in a wide var ... More >>
A Mad & Faithful Telling
Celebrate fifty years of On the Road with a weekend of events.
JT Nolan Presents: The Lovely & Talented
The Westword Music Showcase Awards wrap-up.
With a twisted vision, Reverend Glasseye and His Wooden Legs get a leg up on the competition.
Following Jeffrey-Paul Norlander's detour through sin and salvation, the Denver Gentlemen reclaim their own history.
The skies opened up on the Westword Music Showcase. But the bands played on.
DeVotchKa's cultural collisions make for fascinating art.