Music News


Ani DiFranco, Wednesday, November 9, at the Mercury Cafe, and Thursday, November 10, at the Fox Theatre, can do more with three chords and a complaint than an entire busload of weekend anarchists--and she does it with nothing more than an acoustic guitar and a stool. On Out of Range, the 23-year-old DiFranco's latest release on her own Righteous Babe imprint, this self-described "alternative/acoustic punk feminist" mixes rage and humor, as well as the disturbing and the sublime, with the uninhibited glee of a homicidal teenager with a key to Dad's gun closet. The Save the Whales crowd may have trouble with DiFranco's blunt wit and biting sarcasm, but for those of us who like a little honesty and integrity with our folk music, she is a godsend.

KEEP WESTWORD FREE... Since we started Westword, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Denver, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
Brad Jones