Westword Music Showcase

Westword Music Showcase 2007

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File-sharing: Godsend or the death of music? Godsend. People have access to music they might not otherwise. We just have to learn to use it so it doesn't kill us totally!

Who's on your iPod right now? "Popular Demand" - Black Milk.

Parting shot: Tense - "To Moms, Fam and my Crews!!"; InkLine -"Smoke 'em if you got 'em!!"; Mane Rok - "Quit hating already and get your game up!! I am not responsible for you and your success — but willing to help if you approach right."

MEESE
NOMINATED IN POP

Website: www.myspace.com/meesemusic

Personnel: Patrick Meese (vocals, keys, guitar); Nathan Meese (guitar, keys); Mike Ayars (guitar, keys, backing vocals); Ben Haley (drums).

Native or transplant? We've got one native (Mike) and three Midwesterners with Rocky Mountain morals and license plates.

Releases/discography: Winter 2007 Recordings EP (2007); Our Album Year (2006); Oh No EP (2005) .

What three adjectives best describe your music? Tasty, chewy, tolerable.

Favorite place to play a show: Anywhere that isn't the Q Bar in Iowa City — so probably the Gothic Theatre.

Favorite place to hang out/drink: City O' City.

Best artist/band to come out of Denver (that's not yours/you): Born in the Flood.

Best song to come out of Denver (that you didn't write): "Cutback" - The Photo Atlas.

If you were a street in Denver, which street would it be and why? 17th Avenue, cuz its sooo hott right now.

If you had to choose one act to represent Denver, who would it be and why? Jeff Davenport's electro side project "Davs 3031," because it's time Denver showed the world that a concept album about a family of dysfunctional rabbits trying to colonize an abandoned space station CAN be made using only PVC pipe and mouth harps.

Which artist has had the biggest impact on you? Radiohead.

Which album has had the biggest impact on you? Weezer (The Blue Album) - Weezer.

File-sharing: Godsend or the death of music? Neither. Or both. Whatever...

Who's on your iPod right now? Maria Taylor, Feist, the new Travis.

Parting shot: Meese 3's you... E.T. TELEFONO MI CASA!

THE MOTET
NOMINATED IN WORLD MUSIC

Website: www.themotet.net

Personnel: Dave Watts, Garrett Sayers, Dominic Lalli, Adam Revell, Ryan Jalbert.

Native or transplant? Transplant.

Releases/discography: Breathe, Play, Live, Music for Life, Instrumental Dissent.

What three adjectives best describe your music? Fuzzy, pernicious, intrepid.

Favorite place to play a show: Bonnaroo.

Favorite place to hang out/drink: Mexico.

Best song to come out of Denver (that you didn't write): Don't know any.

If you were a street in Denver, which street would it be and why? I-70, mountain access.

Which artist has had the biggest impact on you? Fela.

Which album has had the biggest impact on you? Animals.

File-sharing: Godsend or the death of music? Death of greedy corporate music-biz bastards.

Who's on your iPod right now? Brazilian Girls.

MUNLY & THE LEE LEWIS HARLOTS
NOMINATED IN ROOTS/AMERICANA

Website: www.myspace.com/munlytheleelewisharlots

Personnel: Munly Jay Munly (stories); Rebecca Vera (cello); Jay Shewman (bass); Jeff Linsenmaier (drums); Elin Palmer (violin); Frieda Stalheim (violin).

Native or transplant? Both.

Releases/discography: Munly & the Lee Lewis Harlots (2004); Jimmy Carter Syndrome (2002); Galvanized Yankee (2000); Munly De Dar He (1998); Blurry (1996).

What three adjectives best describe your music? Gothic, Americana, folk.

Favorite place to play a show: Lodge #5.

Favorite place to hang out/drink: Not allowed to.

Best artist/band to come out of Denver (that's not yours/you): Diggie Diamond/Foreskin 500.

Best song to come out of Denver (that you didn't write): "Morrissey Rides a Cockhorse" - Warlock Pinchers.

If you were a street in Denver, which street would it be and why? Lincoln or Washington, because they make good men better.

If you had to choose one act to represent Denver, who would it be and why? Can we really choose just one? They are all so deserving.

Which artist has had the biggest impact on you? Graham Greene.

Which album has had the biggest impact on you? The one we're working on, The Kinnery of Lupercalia.

File-sharing: Godsend or the death of music? Don't care.

Who's on your iPod right now? Still don't have one.

Parting shot: There is no need for a parting shot when you are not going anywhere.

NATHAN & STEPHEN
NOMINATED IN INDIE POP
2 P.M., OUTDOOR STAGE

Website: www.myspace.com/nathanstephen

Personnel: Stephen Till (and eight or so other people he forgot to list).

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