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  • Blogs

    June 18, 2013

    New Denver shows: MGMT, Luke Bryan and Jack Johnson. Tickets on sale this weekend

    After a being out of the limelight for a spell, MGMT is back with a new record and ready to hit the road. The outfit, who is slated to release its new album in August, is set to headline the Fillmore Auditorium on Friday, September 6. Tickets ($35) go on sale on Saturday, June 22 at 10 a.m. Keep rea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2013

    New shows: Charles Bradley, Naked & Famous, Two Door Cinema Club and more

    Clear your calendar on Saturday, August 17. Whatever you've got going that day, cancel it. You don't want to miss this show; I'm telling you. The one-man soul revival known as Charles Bradley is coming to Denver, and he's going to play an intimate set at the Larimer Lounge. Be there, or you'll regre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2013

    OMFG! Turbonegro is coming to Denver! So's Bassnectar and Soundgarden. See who else...

    Turbonegro is finally coming to Colorado! Granted, it's with the new frontman -- whose name I haven't even bothered to learn yet because, well, he's got some big shoes to fill taking over for Hank von Helvete -- but it's still Turbonegro! Last time I saw these dudes, they literally rocked my face of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2013

    New Denver shows: Rush, Rodrigo y Gabriela, the Postal Service, Death, Danzig and more

    Bunch of new shows to let you know about this week, including Rush, who's coming to the Pepsi Center in August, plus new dates featuring the Postal Service, Rodrigo y Gabriela with the Colorado Symphony, Death, Danzig and Deer Tick. Keep reading for the full rundown of all those shows, including tic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2013

    New Denver shows: Bruno Mars, Foals, Purity Ring, Band of Horses, Drive-By Truckers

    There are a number of excellent shows to let you know about this week, including Bruno Mars, Foals, Purity Ring, Band of Horses, Drive-By Truckers, all of which go on sale this week, plus dates from Leftover Salmon, Spiritualized, Bob Mould, Boris, the Rocket Summer and Peelander Z, which are on sal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2013

    New shows: Fall Out Boy, Vampire Weekend, Arctic Monkeys, Johnny Marr and more

    A bunch of great shows announced this week: Fresh off a string of well received comeback shows, Fall Out Boy is back with a new record and a tour that will hit Denver in June. Vampire Weekend is due at Red Rocks with Of Monsters and Men, while fun. has announced a date of its own at Red Rocks with T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2012

    Five famous record collections and a look at their doomed (and almost doomed) fate

    See Also: • Five reasons Dilla's still missed five years later • In honor of Record Store Day this Saturday: Ten records we treasure. • Record Store Day 2012: The hunt for Junta • Complete Record Store Day coverage When Michigan record store owner Jeff Bubeck acquired several thousand recor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2011

    Top ten tweets from Westword Music Showcase, a.k.a. #wms11

    The Sword ​You can't be everywhere at once, especially during events like Saturday's Westword Music Showcase, with more than a dozen venues across a few blocks in the Golden Triangle. Thankfully, we've got Twitter to read about people complaining and dancing and high-fiving across the festival ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2011

    Best one yet! 2011 edition of Westword Music Showcase attracts over 13,000 fans this year

    Photo by Aaron Thackeray​ Man, what a day we had yesterday at the seventeenth annual Westword Music Showcase! The music was exceptional, the weather was beyond agreeable and everywhere you looked in every direction it was a sea of smiling faces. With over 13,000 people in attendance this year ... 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

    September 8, 2010

    Pavement's Bob Nastanovich on reunion tours, the Fall and dealing with inner-band conflicts

    Tarina Westlund​Pavement is among the most influential rock bands of the '90s, despite not quite becoming a household name, and you can hear the band's influence in virtually all underground rock since then, from the slightly off-center rhythms, the jagged but melodic guitar riffs and the fasc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2010

    Gorillaz, Sonic Youth, LCD Soundsytem shows announced

    ​It's been a hell of a week for show announcements. Aside from getting the word on shows by the Cult, Blitzen Trapper, Bad Religion, the Thermals and Drake, Gorillaz announced a show at the Wells Fargo Theatre on Sunday, October 24. Tickets to see the Damon Albarn-fronted group, which includ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2010

    Last Night: Girls at The Bluebird

    Girls, Magic Kids, Smith Westerns Wednesday, February 10 Bluebird Theater Girls​ Christopher Owens has guided Girls through any number of seeming contradictions during their set at the Bluebird. Such as: taking the Beach Boys "Little Honda," borrowing a guitar line here and a bass line there ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2009

    Monolith 2009, Day One: Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Girl Talk, Of Montreal, the Walkmen and more

    Autovaughn, by Aaron Thackeray​ Is this thing on? We're live from Red Rocks for Day One of Year Three of Monolith, the indie-hipster-Urban-Outfitted-neon-fest that marks the end of the Colorado music-festival season. The lovely promotional folks at Madison House have moved the media tent fro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2009

    Monolith Q&A: The Pains of Being Pure at Heart

    ​With early support from one of the country's most important independent radio stations, KEXP in Seattle, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart -- appearing at Monlith this weekend -- struck a chord with fans of earnest, dreamy, lush pop music. Though often compared to C86-era and Sarah Records ban ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2009

    Westword Music Showcase reviewed: Bar Standard

    Chad FahnestockThe Swayback turned in one of their best sets in a packed Bar Standard. See more photos from Bar Standard at westword.com/slideshow. MS = main stage, P = patio Six Months to Live - 12:00 - MS Actually, this got started at more like 12:20 or so. What, a festival running late? Incon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2008

    Live Review: Shearwater and Wye Oak at hi-dive

    Photo by Tom Murphy Shearwater is a thing of beauty. Shearwater, Wye Oak Sunday, August 31, 2008 hi-dive Better Than: Most shows I’ve seen this year. When I walked into hi-dive, Wye Oak was already playing (I think it was “Warning” or “Orchard Fair”). From the thickly layered guitar sou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2007

    Random Thoughts On Five Songs While I Pretend To Work

    "Light Your Windows" Quicksilver Messenger Service One of the most interesting run-ins with a drunk I ever had was in San Francisco. My fiancee's father insisted that, while vacationing there a few years ago, we stop into a bar called The Saloon. Built during the Civil War, The Saloon is a North Be ... More >>

  • Music

    June 15, 2006

    Westword Music Showcase 2006

    Be there or be square!

  • Music

    April 20, 2006

    Minmae

    Sunday, April 23, hi-dive, 720-570-4500.

  • Music

    June 26, 2003

    Voices Carry

    With a buoyant new album, Voices Underwater is rising to the surface.

  • Music

    June 26, 2003

    Basses Loaded

    Chicago's Brokeback takes some of the noise out of Illinois.

  • Music

    August 1, 2002

    Without a Net

    Guster takes a chance with its sound -- and its audience.

  • Music

    December 27, 2001

    Discmania

    Backbeat writers revisit their favorite albums of the year.

  • Music

    October 11, 2001

    A Frustrating Mess

    Beulah leader Miles Kurosky's dark nights lead to pure pop sunshine.

  • Music

    October 11, 2001

    Stop Your Sobbing

    In the wake of September 11, Ray Davies reconsiders his past and looks to the future.

  • News

    June 22, 2000

    Sage Advice

    KBCO's Bret Saunders is taking on the shock jocks -- and winning.

  • Music

    May 13, 1999

    Monster Mash

    Meet the Velveteen Monster, a band that occupies an interesting stretch of Jux County.

  • Music

    October 15, 1998

    The Hype Report

    Sleater-Kinney is a critic's favorite that makes music you might actually enjoy.

  • Music

    February 19, 1998

    Everything Old Is New Again

    The Old 97's aren't country rockers. They're country punks.

  • Calendar

    June 12, 1997
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    September 19, 1996

    Material Grrrls

    The women of Cub aren't as cuddly as you think.

  • Music

    November 29, 1995

    SACKING OUT

    KNAPSACK IS FILLED WITH MORE CHARM THAN MOST GROUPS CAN CARRY.

  • Calendar

    October 11, 1995
  • Music

    September 6, 1995
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    August 16, 1995

    SALEM'S TRIALS

    KEVIN SALEM WANTS TO SUCCEED ONE LISTENER AT A TIME.

  • Music

    July 12, 1995

    STICK A FORK IN IT

    FOR ALL INTENTS AND PURPOSES, LOLLAPALOOZA IS DONE.

  • Music

    December 21, 1994

    MAXIMUM OVERDRIVE

    DENVER'S CHRISTIE FRONT DRIVE IS PICKING UP SPEED.

  • Music

    November 23, 1994
  • News

    June 1, 1994
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