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Westword Music Showcase

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    October 15, 2013

    See Murder By Death at the Stanley Hotel!

    Holy shit! Brace yourself, as this might just be one of the coolest show announcements we've ever heard. Ever. To commemorate the tenth anniversary of Who Will Survive and What Will Be Left of Them, Murder By Death is playing a show at the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park (yes, The Shining!) on Friday, J ... More >>

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    October 3, 2013

    Decadence NYE, feat. Bassnectar, Dada Life, Pretty Lights, Above & Beyond, on sale Friday

    Update, 2 p.m., 10/3/13: Tiesto has been added to the Decadence lineup. The trance maestro is slated to perform on Monday, December 30. The lineup for Decadence was just announced. The annual New Year's Eve bash is slated to take place this year over the course of two nights at the Colorado Conven ... More >>

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    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 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 >>

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    June 5, 2013

    Denver Riot Fest and Sideshow map and dates

    If you haven't heard yet, Riot Fest, the incredibly popular festival founded in Chicago in 2005, is expanding to Colorado. There's no word yet on the lineup, but if the roster of acts (Motörhead, Public Enemy, Bad Brains, Guided by Voices, the Dismemberment Plan, Dinosaur Jr. and Surfer Blood, amon ... 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 >>

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    March 14, 2013

    Westword Music Showcase: Sign up for Voice Daily Deals, get discounted tix Friday-Sunday

    The nineteenth annual Westword Music Showcase is coming up fast. If you've already snagged your tickets, good on you! Obviously you know what's cracking, which is why we just know you're going to jump on this like a fat guy on free pizza. Tomorrow through Sunday, you can get GA tickets for 25 percen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2013

    Westword Music Showcase: Sign up for Voice Daily Deals today to get discounted tickets

    The nineteenth annual Westword Music Showcase is coming up fast. If you've already snagged your tickets, good on you! Obviously you know what's cracking, which is why we just know you're going to jump on this like a fat guy on free pizza. Tomorrow through Sunday, you can get GA tickets for 25 percen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2012

    Enjoy these dance-move GIF's from Global Dance Festival

    Sexy, silly, hyperactive -- everyone has a look to their dancing and every sensibility under the sun was on display this weekend at Global Dance Festival at Red Rocks Amphitheatre. In appreciation for those who shake it without inhibition, we present these fourteen animated GIF files we spotted at G ... More >>

  • 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 25, 2012

    #WMS 2012 recap: Bar Standard

    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. Tom Murphy host ... More >>

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    June 25, 2012

    #WMS 2012 recap: City Hall Amphitheatre

    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. Britt Chester h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2012

    #WMS 2012 recap: City Hall Street Level

    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. Noah Hubbell ho ... More >>

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    June 25, 2012

    #WMS 2012 recap: City Hall Upstairs

    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. Nicole Cormier ... More >>

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    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 25, 2012

    #WMS 2012 recap: Rooster & Moon

    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. Mark Sanders ho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2012

    #WMS 2012 recap: La Rumba

    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. Dutch Seyfarth ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2012

    Think outside the box at the Westword Music Showcase

    The Westword Music Showcase will pour out the entertainment tomorrow from noon to midnight, with more than 150 acts filling an outdoor mainstage and over a dozen venues in the Golden Triangle.

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    June 21, 2012
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    May 17, 2012

    Don't sleep! Today only: Get a ticket to Showcase and the official after party for $23

    Today only, in the Voice Daily Deals, you can get a ticket to this year's Westword Music Showcase with Girl Talk, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Karl Denson's Tiny Universe's tribute to the Beastie Boys, Battles, Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears, Baywood and 150 of the hottest local acts, PLUS a ticket ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2012

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

    Update: Congrats to Alexis Puttmann, winner of round one! The challenge questions for round two are below!Welcome to round one of this year's VIP upgrade contest Westword Music Showcase -- June 23 in the Golden Triangle -- in which we'll give two people VIP upgrades (totaling $150) for the festival. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2012

    Ghostland Observatory and Mimosa at Red Rocks June 15. STS9 at Red Rocks June 16.

    Hope you have your dancing shoes. You're going to need them for this pair of back-to-back shows at Red Rocks this summer. Fresh off their stint at this year's edition of the SnowBall Music Festival, former Westword Music Showcase headliner, Ghostland Observatory and MiM0Sa are coming to Red Rocks Am ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2012

    BoomBox at Ogden Theatre on 5/5

    Well, how about that? Another act fresh off its appearance at this year's SnowBall Music Festival and another Westword Music Showcase alumni, is coming back to the Centennial State. We've just received word that BoomBox, an act that's built up a sizable following in these parts, is slated to make it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2012

    Artopia tickets go on sale this Monday!

    Are you ready to party? What are we saying? Of course you are. You were born to rage! Good thing: Artopia, one of our most eagerly anticipated parties of the year next to the Westword Music Showcase, is upon us once again. The lineup has been finalized, and we've got a slew of dope local artists and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2011

    Westword Music Showcase Awards ceremony this Thursday night at the Bluebird Theater

    Photo by Kate LevyAll right, now that the festival portion of the Westword Music Showcase is in the books, it's time to hand out the awards. As far as that goes, we're tallying the votes right now and the winners in each individual category will be announced at a special ceremony this Thursday, June ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2011

    Oh baby! In case you missed it: Fez Garcia in front of the infamous O.J. Simpson crime scene

    ​Once upon a time, long before Fez Garcia was the drummer for half the bands in Denver (or at the moment, just Fingers of the Sun, Bury My Bones and Night of Joy), he was a goofy kid with glasses. When we put the call out for earlier this week for childhood photos of our favorite local musicia ... More >>

  • Music

    June 16, 2011

    Westword Music Showcase 2011

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

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    June 14, 2011

    Westword Music Showcase: Put a name with these baby faces and win tickets to the Showcase

    The author, pre-Night of Joy​We were all kids once, even cool dudes in bands. So in celebration of all things juvenile and fun, we're giving you a chance to win a pair of tickets to this weekend's Westword Music Showcase. Guess which Showcase performers are pictured from the childhood photos b ... More >>

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    April 20, 2011

    Win a ticket to see the Sword at Westword Music Showcase

    Mike Mezeul for the Dallas ObserverThe Sword in February in Dallas.​If you haven't read the news today, Austin metal band the Sword is playing this year's Westword Music Showcase. You can win a ticket to see them -- plus all the other acts on this year's line-up -- by entering in our ticket-of ... More >>

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    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.

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    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

    July 1, 2010

    2010 Westword Music Showcase Awards wrap up

    Kate LevyCheck out the slideshow for more pics from last night.​ Whoo boy! What a time we had last night. Every year, I'm always so energized after hosting the awards ceremony -- not to mention hungover (more on that in a minute). As I mentioned last night (numerous times, apparently), I'm re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2010

    Epilogues earn slot to perform at this year's Mile High Music Festival

    Andy Mellen​Great news for The Epilogues: Not only did they win a Westword Music Showcase award last night, but we've tallied the votes and they've also earned a slot at this year's Mile High Music Festival. The outfit is slated to play on Sunday, August 15. Congrats, gentlemen!

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    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 >>

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    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 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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    May 27, 2010

    Win tickets to our special VIP pre-party with BoomBox

    Tobin Voggesser​ Got your tickets to the Westword Music Showcase yet? Yeah? Nice work! Here's some news just for you: We're throwing a very special VIP pre-party just before the Showcase on Thursday, June 17, featuring BoomBox, who will be playing a private DJ set, Ginger Perry and Peter Blac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2010

    Presenting the 2010 Westword Music Showcase Ballot

    ​ This past February, when we started putting together the 2010 Westword Music Showcase, we posted an item asking you how we could improve our annual music festival, this year set for Saturday, June 19, in the Golden Triangle (if you haven't already purchased your tickets, you can still buy d ... More >>

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    July 24, 2009

    The Informants reveal details of new album

    Update: Be sure to tune in tonight, when the Informants stop by the KUVO studios for an on-air appearance from 6-8 p.m.Hot on the heels of an excellent performance at the Westword Music Showcase, the Informants have revealed the artwork, track list and details surrounding the release of Crime Scene ... More >>

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    July 14, 2009

    Westword Music Showcase Awards Wrap Up

    David BarberJohn Baxter and Matty Clark in the fleshThe picture above pretty much tells the tale of last night's Westword Music Showcase Awards -- drunk and debaucherous. Everyone (well, we think everyone -- we didn't exactly take a formal poll or anything) had a pretty swell time. Hugs were smiles ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2009

    The Westword.com blog shortcut, July 6 edition

    "And they call him 'Sandy Claws'!" Feeling crabby? Today in Cafe Society: • Out of the sea and into the claws of Jax Fish House. • Guess where I'm eating? • Chris Cina seen in Black Hawk. • Milking It: Cinna-Graham Honey-Comb. • The Rackhouse Pub to open in former Heavenly Daze. • Il P ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2009

    Tonight: Live Music Wednesdays makes its debut at Bar Standard

    Headline says it all -- as does the eye-catching flier to your left. If you came out to the Westword Music Showcase over the past few years, you already have an idea of what to expect tonight at Bar Standard when Home, Death Hickey Blues, Aloft in the Sundry and Meniskus take the stage on this inaug ... More >>

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    June 15, 2009

    Over the Weekend: Showcasing the Westword Music Showcase

    Aaron ThackerayWreaking Havok -- or is that reeking Havok? Did you know that this year's Westword Music Showcase took place on Saturday? If not, you can pretend that you knew, and attended, by clicking through slideshows keyed to acts that played a slew of venues: Broadways, Bannock St. Garage, Cur ... More >>

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    June 10, 2009

    A first look at FOE and Karma's "Tic-Toc" video

    Just in time for the Westword Music Showcase, FOE and his Jewell Tyme Music compatriot, Karma, have released the video for their rock guitar-driven song, "Tic Toc." The song comes from FOE's King of the Mountain mixtape, which has quickly become a live show favorite. The video, directed by Angel A. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2009

    The Westword.com blog shortcut, June 8 edition

    Baker St. Pub. Click it or ticket. Today in Cafe Society: • Baker St. Pub moves into former Nine75. • Gelazzi's gelatinis are unwrapped tonight on the Food Network. • Milking It: Golden Grahams. • The Gin Mill adds the Barn Out Back. • Colore Pizzeria Moderna set to heat up South Broadwa ... More >>

  • Music

    June 6, 2002

    Backwash

    Local musicians learn to play ball in a town that prefers sports to songs.

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