The Westword Music Showcase brought several thousand fans to see over 150 bands in the Golden Triangle over the weekend. You can find more coverage of the festivities elsewhere on Backbeat, but we wanted to give the bands a moment to weigh in. Earlier, we asked several artists playing the Showcase if they'd like to offer any shout-outs to anyone or anything at all. Here are a few of our favorites.
Shout-out to everyone who is sharing their musical art with the world.
--James Ray and Lenny Lenn Aires Jackson
To everyone that has ever been a part of a show, taken pictures, taken shots, bought a shirt, stole a shirt, recorded a song, let us hang after closing, let us hang from your ceiling, didn't call the cops, held videos for ransom, looked passed absurdities, raised fists, and sang songs with us. Thanks for being you, and letting us be us!
--Mike Waterhouse boldtype
First & foremost, shouts to Lazy Eyez, my partner at The Solution every Friday night. Big up everyone who comes out to any of my nights, listens to my mixtapes and rocks with me. Last but not least, many thanks to all the fantastic artists, DJs and venues I've collaborated with and everyone in the Denver scene making moves with quality on their mind.
--DJ Low Key
We love our mom.
--David Rynhart Chimney Choir
S-P-E-L-L-S spells SPELLS. SPELLS RULE!
--Casey Yunko Shining Wires
Hi mom. Love you.
--Michael Trundle DJ Hollow (previously known as boyhollow)
--Scot The Inactivists
I heard Kiss are selling their hit single "Shout It Out Loud" to the fine folks who brought you Shout Stain Remover and other fine products.
--Matt The Inactivists
Shout out to Neil DeGrasse Tyson. What's up, man!
--Steve Varney Glowing House
Shout out to Jesse and anybody else who has come out to more than one of our shows. Extra shout out if that show was on a Monday or Tuesday, and if you wore a Kissing Party T-shirt to that show, well then...
--Shane Reid Kissing Party
I'd like to give a shout out to the man upstairs. Heyzeus Rodriguez my upstair neighbor who is always there to lend a hand or sugar / milk when needed. A great man.
Shout-out to everyone in Denver who supports live music. You are the only reason this works. I heart you so big time.
--Max Winne The Maykit
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