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Westword Music Showcase

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2014

    The Westword Music Showcase schedules of a few people who know their way around

    It's a cherished music-festival tradition: You study the schedule, pick the bands you want to see, plot your day and ultimately throw the whole thing out the window. Still, with more than 140 bands playing this year's Westword Music Showcase, you'll have to at least try to make some decisions. We as ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2014

    Why the hi-dive, Marquis and Seventh Circle are among Denver musicians' favorite venues

    One of the reasons Denver is such a unique place for music is the number (and quality) of live music venues here. In light of the Westword Music Showcase taking place this Saturday, June 21, we asked a number of local artists what their favorite venues are and tracked down some reasons why. The hi- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2014

    3 things to do for free in Denver this week, June 16-19

    Summer is in full swing and you're probably saving up your cash to party with 2 Chainz this weekend at the Westword Music Showcase. So if you want to have a good time this week without burning a hole in your wallet, here's a few things to try. Celebrate sports, tell a story and jam out this week, fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2014

    The Westword Music Showcase 2014 schedule

    It's Westword Music Showcase month, and today we have a schedule for you. In case this is unfamiliar territory: For the twentieth year, we'll celebrate the wide array of Denver's music scene with a music festival right here in the city. The thing has grown over the decades, and this year we have s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2013

    Westword Music Showcase recap from upstairs at City Hall

    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. Brad Lopez hosted the upstairs stage at City Hall this past Saturday. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2013

    Westword Music Showcase recap from Vinyl's rooftop

    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. Matt Miner hosted on the rooftop at Vinyl this past Saturday. Keep rea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2013

    Westword Music Showcase recap from City Hall street level

    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. Noah Hubbell hosted the street level stage at City Hall this past Satu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2013

    Westword Music Showcase 2013 recap from Stoney's

    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. Cory Lamz hosted at Stoney's Bar & Grill this past Saturday. Keep read ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2013

    Westword Music Showcase 2013 recap from Curious Theatre

    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. A.H. Goldstein hosted at the Curious Theatre this past Saturday. Keep ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2013

    Westword Music Showcase 2013 via Instagram

    The nineteenth annual Westword Music Showcase was an absolute blast. Don't just take our word for it, though: Relive the best parts of the day vicariously through the keen lenses of other Showcase fans via Instagram -- and then be sure to check out the rest of the pics from our army of photographers ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2013

    The 2013 Westword Music Showcase schedule

    The nineteenth annual Westword Music Showcase is here! Today in the Golden Triangle, more than 150 acts are slated to perform on sixteen stages throughout the neighborhood. Break out your red pen and chart out your course: Here's the most up-to-date list of who's playing where and when. Keep reading ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2013

    Chuck Morris of Lotus on Nunchuck, his new project, and the importance of rhythmic drums

    Chuck Morris, percussionist for the jam-tronic band Lotus, has started a new project with Anthony Fugate called Nunchuck. Since rejoining Lotus, Morris wanted to find new outlets to experiment with sounds, rhythms and beats, which prompted him to get back behind the drum kit. In advance of Nunchuck' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2013

    Win tickets to see the Colorado Symphony perform "Rhapsody in Blue" (with winner)

    Update: Congrats to therealstevecoogan! Check your email for details on how to claim your tickets. Original post: On June 22, as part of this year's Westword Music Showcase, the Colorado symphony will partner with special guests to perform the Beck Song Reader. But you can catch the CSO even earlie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2013

    Bonnaroo lineup includes trio of Colorado acts

    If you missed the hour-long live-stream a bit ago in which "Weird Al" Yankovic announced the headliners for this year's edition of Bonnaroo, rest easy. We've got you covered. We took notes on all the acts announced thus far. Prepare to be overwhelmed. There's roughly ten billion on the bill, includi ... More >>

  • Music

    December 6, 2012

    Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

    Thursday, December 6, Ogden Theatre, 888-929-7849.

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2012

    #WMS 2012 recap: Bannock Street Garage

    Every year, for the Westword Music Showcase, we enlist our army of Backbeat wordsmiths to write up the acts that appear on the individual stages across the Golden Triangle. Jon Solomon was at Bannock Street Garage stage, which was graciously hosted by Jim Norris. Page down to read his thoughts and s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2012

    #WMS 2012 recap: The Church

    Every year, for the Westword Music Showcase, we enlist our army of Backbeat wordsmiths to write up the acts that appear on the individual stages across the Golden Triangle. Stacy Ward and Cory Lamz split their time at The Church stage, which was graciously hosted by David Barber. Page down to read t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2012

    #WMS 2012 recap: Stoney's Bar & Grille

    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. Due to a miscom ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2012

    #WMS 2012 recap: Vinyl Main

    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. Josiah Hesse h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2012

    #WMS 2012 recap: Vinyl Rooftop

    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.

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2012

    #WMS 2012 recap: Curious Theatre

    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. Kelsey Whipple ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2012

    Win tickets to the Westword Music Showcase

    You know how GirlTalk pieces together bits of songs and creates his own masterpieces of mixed-up wonder? Well, in honor of tomorrow's Westword Music Showcase, we thought we'd do the same -- only with lyrics. We crafted an open letter to music, comprised entirely of lines from different songs from va ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2012

    D.J. Williams will still have to serve six-game suspension -- at least

    Denver blog posts are spending the weekend at the Westword Music Showcase. How about you? Mile High Report's Topher Doll on D.J. Williams's failed appeal of his six-game suspension for use of banned substance. Which is the biggest shock since the sun rose this morning. Colorado Pols on the continu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2012

    Win a VIP upgrade to this year's Westword Music Showcase for you and a guest

    Welcome to round seven of this year's VIP upgrade contest for the Westword Music Showcase -- June 23 in the Golden Triangle -- in which we'll give two people VIP upgrades (totaling $150) for the festival each week leading up the show. Read on to find out how to play.

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2011

    2011 Westword Music Showcase Awards: The Pirate Signal now officially retired with fifth win

    Photo by Clarence HesterMeet the latest member of the Showcase hall of fame: Yonnas Abraham of The Pirate Signal accepts his act's fifth consecutive Westword Music Showcase Award.Well, it's a wrap. The seventeenth annual Westword Music Showcase Awards are now officially in the books. Although there ... More >>

  • Music

    June 16, 2011

    Westword Music Showcase 2011

    The Westword Music Showcase celebrates seventeen years, a lifetime for some of 2011's performers

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2011

    A first look at "Beautiful," the new Spoke In Wordz video directed by Eric Heights

    ​Just in time for this weekend's Westword Music Showcase, Spoke In Wordz (due at La Rumba from 5:30 - 6 p.m.) has finally given us a gander at his brand new video. Directed by Eric Heights and shot on location in SoCal -- we presume, unless the Mile High City suddenly sprouted palm trees and a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2011

    Reader: "Well, that was easy! I've got these tickets in the bag fa sho."

    ​Yesterday, we wrangled up totally adorable photos (look at those fat cheeks! eeek!) of an assortment of musicians performing at Saturday's Westword Music Showcase. We've got three pairs of tickets that we're giving away to anyone who can correctly match the photos to the musicians -- at leas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2011

    Snag a set of Force Publique demos for free

    ​Before you head out to see Force Publique at the Westword Music Showcase this Saturday, the band has been generous enough to compile its nine, somewhat randomly recorded tracks into one easy to download, free album. We were rather impressed with what we heard a few months back, but if you've ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2011

    The Sword added as a headliner to this year's Westword Music Showcase on June 18!

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2011

    2011 Westword Music Showcase Ballot

    ​Seventeen years! It's hard to believe we've been doing the Westword Music Showcase for that long. I can still remember being at the first one in LoDo nearly two decades ago. And when I think back, it seems like that cold, rainy Sunday night was just a few years ago.

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2011

    Westword Music Showcase 2011 headliners announced. Drum roll, please...

    ​ 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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2011

    Win tix to see Jonathan Tyler and the Northern Lights tomorrow night at the Larimer Lounge

    Jonathan Tyler and the Northen Lights: Name ring a bell? It should. A breakout act from Dallas, the outfit played a blistering set at last year's Westword Music Showcase. Tomorrow night, the dudes are returning to town for a show at the Larimer Lounge with the Outfit, and we've got several pairs o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2010

    Film on the Rocks announces Ferris Bueller's Day Off as 'favorite John Hughes Film'

    ​ Back when the Film on the Rocks schedule was announced, fans got a chance to select their favorite John Hughes film for a showing. Well, the fans spoke and overwhelmingly they chose Ferris Bueller's Day Off over The Breakfast Club and Sixteen Candles. Ferris grabbed nearly half the vote, lea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2010

    Westword Music Showcase 2010: Backbeat scribes' travelogue

    ​ 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. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2010

    Westword Music Showcase: Superchunk cuts the crowd some serious slack

    Though these clips are rather headache-inducing at times -- we presume because PieHole2000, the person filming, is either being jostled by the dancing throng or barely resisting the urge to trip the light fantastic -- here's Superchunk displaying some of its choices gems for all the boys and girls ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2010

    Westword Music Showcase sells out with 11,000 in attendance! Biggest turnout ever!

    Sold out? Wait, what? Did I just read that right? Seriously? Sold out? What the ...? Those were my first thoughts when I woke up yesterday and fired up the old TweetDeck before jumping into the shower. My boy Ralphie, who we tapped to emcee the main stage for us yesterday, had tweeted something ... More >>

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    June 17, 2010
  • Blogs

    April 14, 2010

    Tickle Me Pink added to 2010 Westword Music Showcase lineup

    Summit Studios​This year's Westword Music Showcase lineup is now officially complete with the addition of Tickle Me Pink -- well, at least in terms of the main stage acts. In case you've missed it -- not sure how that's possible, exactly, as we've been talking this bad boy up like no other sin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2010

    The Flaming Lips giving Dark Side of the Moon another go at Bonnaroo

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2009

    Zebra Junction closes up shop this evening

    DanielK​After four albums, extensive touring and a decade together, Zebra Junction, who just took home honors at this year's Westword Music Showcase awards, will be playing its last show tonight in Golden at Parfet Park. Although the members intend to continue to collaborate and record music with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2009

    This Just In: Cursive added to Westword Music Showcase lineup

    All right, just when you thought it couldn't get any better (or at least that's what we thought), it has. Talking about the 15th annual Westword Music Showcase here, an event that already includes more than fifty of Denver's best and brightest and a main stage offering that features Built to Spill, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2009

    The Westword.com blog shortcut, April 8 edition

    Here we go... Today in Backbeat Online: • Built to Spill, Mudhoney, the Fluid lead the 2009 Westword Music Showcase headliners. • Q&A with Reggie Youngblood of Black Kids. • Record Store Day preview: Flight of the Conchords take on a racist dragon. Today in Cafe Society: • Fork the recessi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2008

    Music Showcase Awards: And the Winners Are...

    The 14th annual Westword Music Showcase Awards ceremony is now in the books. Holy crap! What a party! We haven't seen that many inebriated folks in one place since...well, probably since the last party we threw. In his Fluid review, Michael Roberts joked that "if terrorists wanted to rob Denver of i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2007

    Review: Westword Music Showcase @ the Shelter - 6/16/07

    Slide Shows Part 1 Part 2 Westword Music Showcase June 16, 2007 The Shelter Better than: A less eclectic mix of bands would have been for seven hours. Forged in Violet opened the Westword Music Showcase at the Shelter as a two piece. Running backing tracks off of iTunes, the duo sounded like a cro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2007

    Review: Westword Music Showcase @ the Acoma Center - 6/16/07

    Slide Shows Part 1 Part 2 Westword Music Showcase June 16, 2007 The Acoma Center Better than: Having to fake any enthusiasm for utterly mainstream bands. Although I made it to the Acoma Center too late to catch Rachael Pollard’s absolutely beautiful, understated songs, I did arrive just in time ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2007

    Westword Music Showcase 2007

    Welcome to the thirteenth edition of the Westword Music Showcase! This year’s Showcase, set for Saturday, June 16, in the Golden Triangle, is bigger and better than ever (yes, I know we say that every year, but it happens to be true). For starters, the all-ages Outdoor Stage has moved two blocks t ... More >>

  • Music

    July 3, 2003

    The Beatdown

    The lowdown on the Music Showcase awards.

  • Music

    June 27, 2002

    Backwash

    Sid Pink makes the audience see red as Westword Music Showcase Awards winners are announced.

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