Yerkish (Band)

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    July 1, 2013

    Farewell, Yerkish. We hardly knew ye.

    After a storied run that saw several lineup changes over the years, including the exit and return of an original member, and a name change from Yerkish to Lexigram and then back again, Yerkish has finally reached the end of the road. The outfit is reportedly ending on a good note, according to front ... More >>

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    September 11, 2012

    Lexigram is Lexigone. Yerkish returns!

    Your eyes do not deceive you. If you've been seeing Yerkish popping up in your Facebook feed, rest easy: It's not some glitch in the space time continuum. Yerkish has indeed returned, and Lexigram has Lexigone the way of the dodo. According to our pal Tim Kaminski, the whole thing comes down to timi ... More >>

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    April 26, 2012



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    April 20, 2012

    Weekend's best live music bets, 4/20 edition: Levitate, Cypress Hill, Das Racist and more

    See Also: A 4/20 playlist from Westword's marijuana critic William Breathes Happy 4/20! Welcome to the end of another work week. As always, there are plenty of music options to consider this weekend -- and that's whether you're living the Mile High life or not. The second edition of the annual Levi ... More >>

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    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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    May 11, 2011

    Goodbye Yerkish. Hello Lexigram!

    ​So the band formerly known as Yerkish will heretofore be known as Lexigram. If you're just joining us, last week, Sprint, the behemoth telecommunications titan, signed on to help Yerkish come up with a new name as part of the company's All. Together. Now. campaign. More than 54,000 suggestion ... More >>

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    April 21, 2011

    Sprint signs on to help Yerkish pick a new name

    Seems we're not the only ones concerned with helping Yerkish come up with a new name. This morning, if you log on to Sprint's website, you'll notice that the telecommunications behemoth has gotten in on the act. According to Yerkish frontman Tim Kaminski, shortly after Alvin Ramos joined the band, ... More >>

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    April 3, 2011

    The Inactivists with Little Fyodor & Babushka Band and The Skivies, 4/1/2011

    Tom MurphyThe Inactivists​ The Inactivists With Little Fyodor & Babushka Band and The Skivie sWalnut Room | April 1, 2011 At least this show didn't turn out to be a April Fool's Day joke of some kind. But that's a possibility given that The Inactivists are jokers with a wickedly mischievous ... More >>

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    February 14, 2011

    Yerkish is NOT bidding farewell for good -- just saying goodbye to one of its members

    ​We thought something seemed a little hanky when we saw the ad promoting Yerkish's upcoming show at the Gothic Theatre with Vices I Admire and the Foot, as its farewell gig. And what do you know? Turns out, everybody's favorite simian ambassadors are not -- we repeat NOT -- in fact, preparing ... 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 >>

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    March 1, 2010

    The Epilogues win Westword's Best of the West competition

    Jon SolomonThe Epilogues​After Thirty-two bands faced off over the last three months, the Epilogues took the top prize from Yerkish, Forth Yeer and Goldie & the Bears during the finals of Westword's Best of the West competition Friday at Herman's Hideaway. At the end of the night, the Epilogue ... More >>

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    February 25, 2010
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    July 14, 2009

    Yerkish's glassbreaking new approach to making videos

    R Kelly LigginThis past weekend, the members of Yerkish were filming a new video in their practice space at 22nd and Larimer. During the third and a half take, as guitarist Nate Huisgen was attempting to push off a plate glass window, the glass shattered. Luckily no one was hurt -- although accordin ... More >>

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    June 15, 2009

    Westword Music Showcase reviewed: Fidel's Cantina

    Brian Landis FolkinsYerkish led off at Fidel's. See more photos from Fidel's at Yerkish, 12 p.m. The crowd inside the cramped cantina is building slowly as Yerkish takes the stage, and the band wastes no time in laying out its frenetic, frantic rhythms. It's a dynamic compl ... More >>

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    June 11, 2009
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    April 6, 2009

    Over the Weekend: Single File at Gothic

    Single File, Epilogues, Set Forth, Frequent SeaFriday, April 3Gothic TheatreBetter than: Celebrating Denver's native music scene at home alone.An almost palpable sense of native pride seemed to float through the Gothic Theatre during Single File's CD release show Friday night. The feeling of homegro ... More >>

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    January 18, 2009

    Vices I Admire on the hunt for new bassist

    Angry, artsy rockers Vices I Admire has been banging around northern Colorado for a few years now, and has a fair amount of local acclaim, based on its live shows, an EP and the song "Monster," which has appeared on a couple of compilations. On its MySpace page, the band compares itself to Incubus, ... More >>

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    December 11, 2008

    Mile Hi-Fidelity playlist - 12.10.08

    Well, Andy Thomas and I -- with the help of Jon Solomon, who sat in with us for the second half of the show -- made it through the second edition of Mile Hi-Fidelity, our new local show on 101.5 FM. Aside from some novice board-op flubs on my part (rookie!) and the fact that I'm an insufferable dork ... More >>

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    December 8, 2008

    Mile High Makeout: Dead Days

    Every year, I hear people talk about the period between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day as a dull and lifeless time for live music. If you went to college, you'll remember that they sometimes called the study period just before finals "dead days" because nothing would be happening on campus. People ... More >>

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    November 25, 2008

    Yerkish singer's half brother is "Joe the Turkey Killer" in Palin video

    Tim Kaminski, who fronts Yerkish, got an e-mail from his half-brother Brian Tomes a few days ago, with a subject line that read: "Sarah Palin's latest shame." He thought, "Yeah, whatever. I'll watch it later." The next afternoon, he got a call from Tomes: His sibling was suddenly famous. See, T ... More >>

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    July 21, 2008

    Live Review: Yerkish, The Skivies and New Ancient Astronauts at the Falcon

    Photo: Tom Murphy Yerkish Yerkish, The Skivies and New Ancient Astronauts Friday, July 18, 2008 The Falcon, Denver Better Than: Having to wait even longer to see The Skivies again. Though this bill wasn’t touted as a D.A.R.C. gig, that’s essentially what it was and that was fine with me. By t ... More >>

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    May 12, 2008

    Over the Weekend...Detroit Cobras, Super 400 and Yerkish @ the Falcon

    Detroit Cobras, Super 400 and Yerkish Friday, May 9 The Falcon You'd never know that Yerkish was missing a guitar player. Down an axeman, Nate Huisgen pulled double-duty -- not an easy task considering the band's complex song structures that border on math-rock. But with his creative approach, Huis ... More >>