It's no secret that Denver is blessed with an overwhelming amount of music venues, places boasting calendars packed full of local and national acts every night of the week. We wanted to highlight some of the best of the little guys -- venues that can hold crowds under 500 people. There are some old ... More >>
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. Jon Solomon hosted at Dazzle this past Saturday. Keep reading for some ... More >>
NATHANIEL RATELIFF & NIGHT SWEATS @ BOULDER THEATER | 5/17 At this stage of his career, particularly in Denver, Nathaniel Rateliff is a man who requires absolutely no preamble. Nonetheless, the limited-edition two-song seven-inch he produced for Record Store Day feels like a fresh and glorious reint ... More >>
FIVE POINTS JAZZ FESTIVAL @ FIVE POINTS | SAT, 5/11/13 Since starting a decade ago, the Five Points Jazz Festival has been celebrating the music, culture and history of Denver's historic Five Points neighborhood by highlighting local jazz acts. Acts on the main stage of this year's festival include ... 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 >>
Live From Ziggie's
We already told you about a pair of killer shows at Red Rocks this summer, a double bill featuring two generations of shock rockers, Alice Cooper and Marilyn Manson, and another featuring the National and Local Natives, but there's a bunch of other new shows this week to tell you about, including a ... More >>
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Slide Shows Part 1 Part 2 Westword Music Showcase June 16, 2007 Dazzle Better than: Hot sex on a wedding night. After Willie Houston & the Blues Prowlers heated things up at Dazzle, Tempa & the Tantrums raised the temperature a notch and man, the girl got the room cooking. While Dazzle’s usually ... More >>
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 >>
Saturday, June 16
Day Two Event Spotlight Today is all about the music. So make sure you catch as many great acts as you can before the fair ends tonight at 7:00 Music Schedule Main Stage 10:00 10:30 People's Fair Ladies Lounge 10:40 11:20 Burgandy Brown 11:30 12:15 Steve Crenshaw and the Blues Shop 12:30 1 ... More >>
Alright, so the wait is over. This year’s Showcase ballot has finally been revealed. As with every year, the event continues to evolve and improve (we like to think so, anyway). This year, you’ll notice that we’ve added five new categories, and there’s 57 acts making a first-time appearance ... More >>
Be there or be square!
Fifty bands. Ten stages. Five bucks. Be there.
Bluesman Willie Houston turns a junkyard into a juke joint.
From blues to kiddie core, the year 2001 was an odyssey in local music. Backbeat writers remember the best.