Westword Music Showcase

Westword Music Showcase 2007

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File-sharing: Godsend or the death of music? I think it's essential to the times that we live in to share music with each other. I also think it's absolutely essential to support the music industry and your favorite artists by purchasing their music.

Who's on your iPod right now? Still don't have an iPod — but here's what's on my iTunes kickin' right now: Back to Black - Amy Winehouse; Mexican Sessions - Up Bustle & Out; Expressions 2012 - Dudley Perkins; Bastard Boots 02 - Rebel Crew; Spaceflight Orchestra; Drop Logik.

Parting shot: Let's all bow our heads in a moment of silence for State Bridge Lodge.

KAN'NAL
NOMINATED IN WORLD MUSIC

Website: www.kannal.org

Personnel: Tzol (vocals, guitar); Tierro (lead guitar); Gilly (drums); Rodolfo (bass); Brock (percussion, didgeridoo); Teresita (performance); Akayate (performance, design).

Native or transplant? Transplant.

Releases/discography: Live at the Boulder Theater (DVD, 2007); Dream Walker (2005); Kan'Nal (2001).

What three adjectives best describe your music? Tribal, trance, rock and roll.

Favorite place to play a show: Outdoors.

Favorite place to hang out/drink: Coffee shops.

Best artist/band to come out of Denver (that's not yours/you): LYNX.

If you were a street in Denver, which street would it be and why? Colfax — the most culture.

If you had to choose one act to represent Denver, who would it be and why? John Denver — the name fits.

Which artist has had the biggest impact on you? Grateful Dead.

Which album has had the biggest impact on you? The Wall - Pink Floyd.

File-sharing: Godsend or the death of music? Depends on what level you're at.

Who's on your iPod right now? Thievery Corporation.

KING RAT
NOMINATED IN PUNK/HARDCORE
5 P.M., TWO AM

Website: www.myspace.com/kingrat

Personnel: Luke Schmaltz (guitar, lead vocals); Mike Makkay (lead guitar, vocals); Anthony Delilli (bass, vocals); Doug "Pockets" Hopper (drums, attitude).

Native or transplant? Waiting for the mothership to come pick us back up. Low on fuel, but Ant eats a lot of beans, so we'll fart our way back to the sun.

Releases/discography: Holy Shit I'm Still Alive! (2007); Duct Tape and Dreams (2005); You Call That a Fuck You Lazy Bitch (2002); Sorry That's Not My Finger (2000); Knockin' Up Heaven's Whore (1998); The Towne Liar (1996).

What three adjectives best describe your music? Courage, integrity, swagger.

Favorite place to play a show: 3 Kings Tavern.

Favorite place to hang out/drink: Upside down.

Best artist/band to come out of Denver (that's not yours/you): Hell's Half Acre.

Best song to come out of Denver (that you didn't write): "Song for My Father."

If you were a street in Denver, which street would it be and why? Colfax, of course. For the metaphor of longevity.

If you had to choose one act to represent Denver, who would it be and why? The Hollyfelds, because it is sonic beauty personified.

Which artist has had the biggest impact on you? Denver Joe.

Which album has had the biggest impact on you? Bone Machine - Tom Waits.

File-sharing: Godsend or the death of music? The death of God.

Who's on your iPod right now? The box in front of it on the shelf at the store.

Parting shot: Drew: Life is gonna get you, you slimy, squint-eyed little shit.

LAYLIGHTS
NOMINATED IN INDIE POP
7 P.M., ACOMA CENTER

Website: www.myspace.com/laylights

Personnel: Tyler Hayden (vocals, guitar); Ian McCumber (guitar); Chris Martucci (bass guitar); Martin Baker (drums and percussion).

Native or transplant? Mutts.

Releases/discography: Laylights EP (2006).

What three adjectives best describe your music? Impassioned, amorous, assertive.

Favorite place to play a show: Gothic.

Favorite place to hang out/drink: Couches or chairs.

Best artist/band to come out of Denver (that's not yours/you): Different reasons and different seasons, one band, two bands, red band, blue band, this band has a little star, this band has a little car. Hate this question.

Best song to come out of Denver (that you didn't write): "You Are the Woman" - Firefall.

If you were a street in Denver, which street would it be and why? The 16th Street Mall, so you could keep walking all over us with these challenging, challenging questions.

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