All right, so we've already tantalized you with the acts that are performing on the main stage this year at the Westword Music Showcase (Dada Life, Trampled by Turtles, P.O.S., Nick Waterhouse, the Mowgli's, the Colorado Symphony with Nathaniel Rateliff and Otis Taylor, Hunter Hunted and My Body Sin ... More >>
Update 3/21/13: The poll is now open. Let the voting begin! The road to the nineteenth annual edition of the Westword Music Showcase is officially being paved. While we've already announced some of the acts appearing on the Main Stage this year, below are the acts appearing on this year's Showcase ... More >>
It's coming. You ready? Save the date: Saturday, June 22. That's when we'll be taking over the Golden Triangle once again for the nineteenth annual edition of Westword Music Showcase presented by Miller Lite. You know the deal. More bands than you can consume in one sitting, spread across a dozen st ... More >>
Friday, February 1, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 303-830-8497.
Westword threw a party Thursday, July 12 at the Bluebird Theater to give out awards to our 2012 Westword Music Showcase winners, followed by a BLKHRTS show. Emily Driskill brings back these rowdy photos of musicians, bands, fans and more from the evening.
See Also: - Photos: Locals only! 2012 Westword Music Showcase - Set recaps by Westword music writers - Photos: The people of Westword Music Showcase The votes have been been tallied for the 2012 Westword Music Showcase ballot, and we're doing things a little bit differently this year. Rather than ... More >>
This just in: the 2012 Westword Music Showcase was a smashing success. Despite the heat, the crowd brought out some of their flyest dance moves (and "dance moves"). Let yourself be hypnotized by these GIFs, and take some notes for next time, folks.
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. Brad Lopez hos ... More >>
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. A.H. Goldstein ... More >>
MACKLEMORE & RYAN LEWS @ WESTWORD MUSIC SHOWCASE | 6.23.12 Macklemore and Ryan Lewis came out to chants of "Macklemore! Macklemore!" at the 2012 Westword Music Showcase from the packed and adoring crowd. Once Lewis stepped onto the DJ platform and took the microphone from the stand, the audience er ... More >>
Because I live in the club district, for me, the Westword Music Showcase started around 5 p.m. the day before and went on through the evening. Outside my window, the workers toiled and clanged away throughout the night, building the production. By morning, there was a complete stage, and the heat wa ... More >>
Today through Sunday, $2 from every Westword Music Showcase ticket sold will go to the Red Cross for High Park fire relief efforts. If you haven't bought your tickets for the June 23 showcase, you can do so now through Sunday and help a good cause. You can buy tickets here: Westword Music Showcase t ... More >>
There's something about a dancing robot that cuts right through our collective cynicism and makes us laugh. The costume made from a refrigerator box, some tinfoil and a few cans of spray paint, with arms made from dryer ventilation tubes. But while making a robot costume is easy to learn, it's diffi ... More >>
If you haven't picked up your tickets to the Westword Music Showcase yet, here's another reason to get on it: Karl Denson's Tiny Universe presents a Tribute to the Beastie Boys at this year's Showcase. This is going to be absolutely sick! Page down to see what you have in store. If this isn't the be ... More >>
Okay, so just when you think the summer couldn't get any hotter, it just did. Check it: Q-Tip is performing a DJ set at the Official Westword Music Showcase After Party at City Hall. Tickets go on sale this Monday at CoClubs.com. Oh, and stay tuned, we have another killer announcement coming this Mo ... More >>
We're just over a month out from this year's Westword Music Showcase, and we've already let you know who we have headlining the mainstage this year -- but keep it locked on Backbeat for another big announcement this coming Monday. Now it's time for us to give up the goods on the local lineup. As you ... More >>
Reminder: Today is the last day to get discounted tickets for the 2012 Westword Music Showcase. If you haven't noticed, this year's lineup is stacked. Thought Chromeo and Ghostland Observatory brought it before? When Girl Talk closes out the mainstage, we have no doubt he'll make past years seem lik ... More >>
See Also: • Westword Music Showcase headliners revealed • Baywood added to Westword Music Showcase • Win a VIP upgrade to this year's Showcase for you and a friend The 2012 edition of the Westword Music Showcase is getting closer and closer. You getting stoked? We are! Even more so today as w ... More >>
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 >>
Update 12:45 p.m.: Did you get your tickets yet? If so, you're eligible to win a VIP upgrade. Page down to let us know you got your ticket and who you're excited to see, and we'll pick somebody at random tomorrow morning to receive an upgrade. (Original Post: 6:30 a.m.) Happy Monday! Oh, and what ... More >>
It's that time again. This year's edition of Westword Music Showcase is quickly approaching...okay, so it's not actually taking place until Saturday, June 23, so maybe it's not approaching that quickly. But still, it's time to start getting amped: For one, tickets go sale on Monday, March 5, so you' ... More >>
You might have caught Young the Giant during its daytime slot at this year's Westword Music Showcase, but you still have a chance to catch the band during its headlining slot on Monday, October 3 at the Bluebird. Even though the show's sold out. (Really!)
Earlier today, literally minutes after we posted a scene report detailing all the recent shake ups, break-ups and births in the scene, we received word about another noteworthy development -- so noteworthy, in fact, that we thought it deserved a post all its own. This Saturday, Primasonic, a ... More >>
Just a quick reminder in case you missed it in the paper or on the blog earlier this week: Tonight, the seventeenth annual Westword Music Showcase Awards are taking place at the Bluebird Theater. After months of voting and a stellar Showcase this past weekend, we reveal the winners in each of the fo ... More >>
Here comes another Thursday, and if its anything like last Thursday then it's going to be wild and fun. Last week, we tore it up all over the city, and now that we're fully recovered from the Showcase/PrideFest hangover, there's plenty to do tonight, from the Westword Music Showcase Awards at ... More >>
This year's Westword Music Showcase was a day-long party, and our photogs came back with galleries featuring main-stage action, the local spotlight and the all-important after-party. Check out those images, plus NSFW shots from the Pride Weekend kickoff and more on our jam-packed slideshow pa ... More >>
UMESo, the Westword Music Showcase is finally going down tomorrow, and, of course, we're excited. Along with laundry list of amazing local acts like Kingdom of Magic, Diamond Boiz and Vices I Admire, we've got Chromeo, UME and Del the Funky Homosapien rolling through.
There's nothing worse for a pot-smoking music fan than to find your concert joints crumbled into a broken mess at the bottom of your favorite hiding spot. All that work rolling them beforehand, stashing them in your hat and making it through security is gone, and you've got to spend the rest ... More >>
You know how we like our metal bands? That's right: Shirtless, bearded, with ten feet of hair that they whip in a helicopter-like fashion, looking something fierce overall, playing flying V's in fields of fire with random explosions happening all around them. That's how we like our metal band ... More >>
It's like the universe knows, like it waits patiently for us to go to press and then drops the hammer. The ink is almost literally still drying on the local lineup for the 2011 Westword Music Showcase (which you'll find on page 45 of this week's issue), and already, it's changed slightly: Bad ... More >>
The Sword! In case you weren't already completely stoked for this year's Westword Music Showcase on Saturday, June 18, brace yourself: The bill just became even stronger and more kick ass with the addition of these doom merchants from Austin. If you haven't experienced the Sword's corrosive b ... More >>
If you didn't pick up your tickets for this year's Westword Music Showcase during our special Voice Deal of the Day presale over the weekend, don't sweat it. Tickets are now officially on sale, and they're still ridiculously cheap. Okay, so they're not ten bucks cheap anymore, but still less ... More >>
Earlier this week when we announced the headliners for this year's Westword Music Showcase, we mentioned that you'd be able to pick up tickets for just ten bucks. Ten bucks for Chromeo, Yo La Tengo, Del the Funky Homosapien with a full band, Murder By Death, Young the Giant, Epilogues and U ... More >>
Good morning! And what a good morning it is! We've got some major news to share with you regarding the Westword Music Showcase. We've just solidified the lineup for our Showcase, which takes place this year on Saturday, June 18, and it's pretty stellar if we do say so ourselves. Click throu ... More >>
Ah, so this is why Kamtin Mohager from the Chain Gang of 1974 wasn't on hand to collect his Westword Music Showcase award last night. The 3OH!3 cats are sounding tighter and tighter in the band context, eh? And props to Kimmel and company for being much more generous in devoting screen time to the ... More >>
Congrats to our winner Mark Maxwell. Tonight, he and a guest will be our guest at the Westword Music Showcase Awards VIP reception at the Bluebird at 6 p.m. The awards ceremony takes place directly afterward at 7:30 p.m., and that's when we'll actually begin announcing the winners and handing ... More >>
Our periodic feature, The Denver Boot, has been conspicuously dormant for the past, oh, six months or so. Perhaps you've noticed. Excellent reason for that: The master taper guy supplying the recordings, the illustrious Lance Stack from The Flat Response blog, has been a face on a milk carton for ... More >>
IMPORTANT SCHEDULING UPDATE: Due to circumstances beyond our control (and, more to the point, frontman Chris Fogal's) TAUNTAUN will not be performing in the 6:15 - 7 p.m. slot at Broadway's tomorrow. While Fogal is resting his aching back ("I would tough it out," he assures us, "but the problem is t ... More >>
Speaking of festivals: Road trip, anybody? Who's up for making the trek out to Bonnaroo this summer? We've always wanted to go but the date always conflicted with the Westword Music Showcase and even if it didn't, there just didn't seem to be a compelling enough reason to jump in the hoopty and head ... More >>
"You can either use negative comments to get you down, or you can use them to excite you and to energize your process of making a better pizza. We did the latter." Patrick Doyle, the president of Domino's Pizza and the man responsible for the above quote, is either a genius or completely insane. ... More >>
It's about damn time this year ended. But before it does, we're taking a look back at your favorite stories of 2009. Here, the ten most popular stories from the Backbeat blog.
While Fresh Breath Committee holds its breath for the results of the Westword Music Showcase, one member of the collective is participating in another contest. Purpose, aka Mykal Hudson, is a finalist in FOX 31's Denver Idol competition.Yes, he sings as well as raps. Who knew? He performed for local ... More >>
After a wildly successful Westword Music Showcase this year, we've tallied the votes, ordered the statues and put the bubbly is on ice. A week from today at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, July 13, we'll be announcing the winners in the individual categories at the Gothic Theatre. Whether you're a nominee or a ... More >>
It's been just nearly two weeks since the fifteenth annual Westword Music Showcase wrapped. By now, you've read all the coverage, checked out all the photos and downloaded all of the free MP3s. Right now, as we're gearing up for the awards ceremony, which will be taking place in the next few weeks ( ... More >>
Thoughts about food for thoughts.... Today in Cafe Society: • Meet and greet at Civic Center Eats. • A sixth Five Guys coming to Colorado Boulevard? • Black Pearl celebrates four years on South Pearl Street with free wine, cocktails and food. • 3 Sons finally back in business. • New Ein ... More >>
Photo by Aaron ThackerayRed Stinger. Recovered yet? Today in Backbeat Online: • Westword Music Showcase reviewed: Bannock St. Garage. • Westword Music Showcase reviewed: Broadways. • Westword Music Showcase reviewed: Vinyl. • Westword Music Showcase: How I saw thirty bands in five hours an ... More >>
Just in time for the Westword Music Showcase, Spoke-In-Wordz and his folks put the finishing touches on his newest mixtape Catch the Buzz 3. The mix is a collection of freestyles, collaborations and unreleased material from the last few years. Mixed entirely by DJ Chonz, Spoke-In-Wordz and Playaliti ... More >>
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