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Westword Music Showcase

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    February 24, 2014

    Westword Music Showcase 2014 pre-sale starting today: First 2,000 tickets for $25

    The time is now to pick up your Westword Music Showcase tickets. Starting today at 10 a.m., if you're one of the first 2,000 folks to buy tickets using the "music" promo code, you'll get an exclusive pre-sale price of $25. Act now to get this deal, as ticket prices will go up this Friday, February 2 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2013

    Westword Music Showcase 2013: Ah, so that's what that helicopter thingy was for at Showcase

    The Westword Music Showcase 2013 is now officially a wrap, and in just a few short months we'll start batting around ideas for next year's Showcase (if you have a wishlist of acts we should consider booking, feel free to weigh in below). In the meantime, Gabe Rovick from Focus4 Design sent over the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2013

    Westword Music Showcase 2013 winners

    Well, it's a wrap. The nineteenth annual Westword Music Showcase Awards are now officially in the books. The Bluebird was packed, and, man, what a good time. Drinks, food, friends -- what else do you need? Next to the Showcase itself, this is one of the best nights for local music all year. Plenty o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2013

    Don't miss the 2013 Westword Music Showcase Awards at 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Bluebird

    Emily Driskill This Wednesday, July 17, we'll be hosting the nineteenth annual Westword Showcase Awards at the Bluebird Theater. The votes have all been tallied, and tomorrow night, we'll be announcing the winners and handing out the awards. Following a VIP reception for nominees (shoot us an email ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2013

    Westword Music Showcase recap from Cantina

    Every year at the Westword Music Showcase, we enlist our army of Backbeat wordsmiths to host various stages. In addition to their emcee duties, we ask them to pull double duty by submitting a travelogue of their individual stage. Stephanie March hosted at Cantina this past Saturday. Keep reading for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2013

    Showcase crowd goes bananas for Dada Life!

    Denver, are you guys ready to go fucking bananas? That's a silly question, Dada Life. Of course we are. And we did. No really. Straight bananas! During the act's closing set at the Westword Music Showcase Saturday night, those crazy Swedes had friends of ours -- typically reserved cats, prim and pr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2013

    Westword Music Showcase 2013 recap from 100 % De Agave

    Every year at the Westword Music Showcase, we enlist our army of Backbeat wordsmiths to host various stages. In addition to their emcee duties, we ask them to pull double duty by submitting a travelogue of their individual stage. Robin Edwards hosted at 100 % De Agave this past Saturday. Keep readin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2013

    Westword Music Showcase 2013 recap from Rooster & Moon

    Every year at the Westword Music Showcase, we enlist our army of Backbeat wordsmiths to host various stages. In addition to their emcee duties, we ask them to pull double duty by submitting a travelogue of their individual stage. Josiah Hesse hosted at Rooster & Moon this past Saturday. Keep reading ... More >>

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    June 24, 2013

    Westword Music Showcase 2013 recap from Broadways

    Every year at the Westword Music Showcase, we enlist our army of Backbeat wordsmiths to host various stages. In addition to their emcee duties, we ask them to pull double duty by submitting a travelogue of their individual stage. Adam Steininger hosted at Broadways this past Saturday. Keep reading f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2013

    Menswear Mondays: Underwriter Mark Lyle at the Westword Music Showcase

    The nineteenth annual Westword Music Showcase left many fans dehydrated and exhausted Saturday night -- but at least one guy was still looking stylish amid all the wilted shorts and smudged shades. Meet Mark Lyle, a local underwriter who decided to dress in neon colors in honor of Dada Life. Keep re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2013

    Best EDM in Denver this weekend: Westword Music Showcase, after party and more

    CROOKERS / WESTWORD MUSIC SHOWCASE AFTER PARTY @ CITY HALL Crookers may have hit the radar for some with a mean remix of Kid Cudi's "Day and Night," but he's been on the radar for the heads for quite some time. He adapts hip-hop roots with modern club spins and always keeps your feet moving with upt ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2013

    Best live music in Denver this weekend: The nineteenth annual Westword Music Showcase

    The nineteenth annual Westword Music Showcase -- affectionately known otherwise as the hottest party of the summer -- is here! This year's Showcase features more than 150 artists performing on sixteen different stages. In addition to the usual must-see local acts, we've got a killer roster of headli ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2013

    Video: Turner Jackson and Spoke In Wordz on the scene and the Westword Music Showcase

    So if you can't tell by our wall-to-wall coverage, we're pretty damn geeked about the Westword Music Showcase this weekend -- and for good reason. It's our absolute favorite time of year, the time when we get to put the spotlight on our beloved scene and -- more important -- many of the talented act ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2013

    Video: The Knew and option4 on the scene and the Westword Music Showcase

    So if you can't tell by our wall-to-wall coverage, we're pretty damn geeked about the Westword Music Showcase this weekend -- and for good reason. It's our absolute favorite time of year, the time when we get to put the spotlight on our beloved scene and -- more important -- many of the talented act ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2013

    My Body Sings Electric on what it loves about the scene and its favorite Showcase memory

    My Body Sings Electric, appearing at the Westword Music Showcase this weekend, has come a long way since first being founded in 2007 and alienating early audiences with its heady brand of rock, now performing on the mainstage at the Showcase. In our cover feature this week, you can read all about ho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2013

    Today only: Get the Backbeat hookup on Westword Music Showcase tickets!

    If you haven't picked up your tickets to the Westword Music Showcase yet, dig it: We've got the total hookup. Today only, you can buy tickets for $20 with a special promo code. Don't sleep. Prices are increasing every day from now until the Showcase, so if you want to go and want to save some of you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2013

    Video: FLASH/LIGHTS and BLKHRTS on the scene and the Westword Music Showcase

    So if you can't tell by our wall-to-wall coverage, we're pretty damn geeked about the Westword Music Showcase this weekend -- and for good reason. It's our absolute favorite time of year, the time when we get to put the spotlight on our beloved scene and -- more important -- many of the talented act ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2013

    Westword Music Showcase: Today only, get $20 tickets with our special promo code

    If you haven't picked up your tickets to the Westword Music Showcase yet, now's the time -- and we've got a special hook-up for Show and Tell readers. Today only, you can buy tickets for $20 with our special promo code. Don't sleep on it! Prices are increasing every day from now until the Showcase, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2013

    Nunchuck added to Westword Music Showcase

    A couple of quick lineup changes to let you know about this weekend: Nunchuck, featuring Chuck Morris of Lotus, has been added to the main-stage lineup at the Westword Music Showcase this weekend. On a related note, due to unforeseen and uncontrollable circumstances, Nick Waterhouse will no longer b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2013

    Michael Vincze of the Mowgli's on what it means to be a Mowgli: spreading kindness and love

    The Mowgli's was started by a group of friends who wanted to make music with universal appeal. The act's sound is rooted in the kind of breezy, folk-inflected, psychedelically tinged music from Southern California that dominated the '60s and '70s, and its outlook is imbued with a positive spirit tha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2013

    Westword Music Showcase pre-party tonight at Stoney's: Win pair of VIP tix to the Showcase

    So the Westword Music Showcase is less than a month away, and we're all the way hyped about this year's lineup. You can get a sneak peek of what we have in store for you tonight at our pre-party at Stoney's Bar & Grill featuring SHEL, Go Star, Foxfield Four, Petals of Spain and You Me & Apollo. The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2013

    Photos: Colorado Symphony and Nathaniel Rateliff working on Beck's Song Reader

    While you've already got well over a hundred compelling reasons to pick up your tickets for the nineteenth annual Westword Music Showcase, here's one more: Last night, in the basement of Boettcher Concert Hall, I got a sneak peek at the highly anticipated and ground-breaking collaboration between th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2013

    Westword Music Showcase 2013 local lineup

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2013

    The 2013 Westword Music Showcase ballot

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2013

    Westword Music Showcase intial acts revealed

    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 >>

  • Music

    January 31, 2013

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  • Blogs

    July 13, 2012

    Photos: 2012 Westword Music Showcase awards party

    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.

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2012

    Your 2012 Westword Music Showcase winners, party with us Thursday at the Bluebird

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2012

    Enjoy these dancing GIFs of Westword Music Showcase revelers

    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.

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2012

    #WMS 2012 recap: Broadways

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2012

    Ru with a view: A mainstage travelogue from our Westword Music Showcase emcee, Ru Johnson

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2012

    Music Showcase ticket proceeds to benefit High Park fire relief

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2012

    Music Showcase VIP Contest: Calling all robots!

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2012

    Q-Tip is performing a DJ set at the 2012 Westword Music Showcase Official After-Party

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2012

    2012 Westword Music Showcase local lineup!

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2012

    Westword Music Showcase 2012: Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears announced

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2012

    2012 Westword Music Showcase Ballot

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2012

    Westword Music Showcase headliners revealed

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2011

    Contest: Win a pair of tickets to Young the Giant's sold-out Bluebird show

    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!)

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2011

    Westword Music Showcase after-party for fans who just couldn't get enough fun (PHOTOS)

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2011

    Good Friday: Westword Music Showcase, after-party and more this weekend

    UME​So, 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.

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2011

    Music Showcase Freebie: You put your weed in there, man.

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2011

    A first look at brand new videos from Havok, Gangcharger and Lost Point

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2011

    Westword Music Showcase Tickets on sale now

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2011

    $10 Westword Music Showcase tix on sale now!

    ​ 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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2010

    3OH!3 on Jimmy Kimmel Live! last night

    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 >>

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    June 30, 2010

    Westword Music Showcase Awards tonight at the Bluebird!

    ​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 >>

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    June 20, 2010

    Westword Music Showcase edition of The Denver Boot

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2010

    Presenting the 2010 Westword Music Showcase Schedule and Map

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2010

    Design your perfect Westword Music Showcase

    "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 >>

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