Westword Music Showcase

Westword Music Showcase 2007

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Native or transplant? I was here first, dammit.

Releases/discography: I don't like disco.

What three adjectives best describe your music? Holy, holey, and wholly.

Favorite place to play a show: At a tent meetin'.

Favorite place to hang out/drink: Front row of the Church on a Saturday-night hellfire-and-brimstone revival.

Best artist/band to come out of Denver (that's not yours/you): ). Hi, how ye doin? I'm doin perty good, you got somethin' on yer chin.

Best song to come out of Denver (that you didn't write): "Get Out of Denver" - Bob Seger.

If you were a street in Denver, which street would it be and why? I'm already a street in Denver, but that's a private matter.

If you had to choose one act to represent Denver, who would it be and why? The act of kindness.

Which artist has had the biggest impact on you? My daddy.

Which album has had the biggest impact on you? My mama's photo album.

File-sharing: Godsend or the death of music? Anyone who doesn't like file-sharing hates music and is a capitalist PIG.

Who's on your iPod right now? You! Get off it, asshole!

Parting shot: Antifreeze.

ERIN ROBERTS (PORLOLO)
NOMINATED IN SINGER SONGWRITER
5 P.M., SUTRA ROOM

Website: www.myspace.com/porlolo

Personnel: Erin Roberts, Tom Mohr, Steve Brooks, Jonathan Till, Carrie Beeder, Julie Davis.

Native or transplant? Combo.

Releases/discography: Storm and Season (2006); What Would This Be For (split EP with Roger Green, 2004).

What three adjectives best describe your music? Dark, poppy, folk.

Favorite place to play a show: My garage.

Favorite place to hang out/drink: Your front porch.

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

Best song to come out of Denver (that you didn't write): "Carolina Clouds" - Joe Sampson.

If you were a street in Denver, which street would it be and why? MLK — never a dull moment.

If you had to choose one act to represent Denver, who would it be and why? Bad Weather California. He's the heart and soul of Denver music.

Which artist has had the biggest impact on you? Will Oldham.

Which album has had the biggest impact on you? Talking Songs for Walking - Lungfish.

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

Who's on your iPod right now? Still using a Sony tape cassette Walkman.

RON MILES QUARTET
NOMINATED IN JAZZ
8 P.M., DAZZLE

Website: www.sterlingcircle.com

Personnel: Rudy Royston, Greg Garrison and Kent McLagan (bass); Eric Gunnison, Erik Deutsch, Eric Moon (piano); Roger Green, Glenn Taylor (guitar).

Native or transplant? Transplant.

Releases/discography: Stone/Blossom (2006).

What three adjectives best describe your music? I'm not so good with words.

Favorite place to play a show: Old Main, Boulder.

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

If you had to choose one act to represent Denver, who would it be and why? This is a time with so many great bands; it would be too difficult to choose.

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

Which album has had the biggest impact on you? Fear of a Black Planet - Public Enemy.

Who's on your iPod right now? Feist; How Low Can You Go: Anthology of the String Bass; Out to Lunch - Eric Dolphy; Wayne Shorter, Peaches, Ornette Coleman, Jill Scott. Lots from YouTube.com.

Parting shot: Thank you, Westword.

ROSE HILL DRIVE
NOMINATED IN ROCK

Website: www.rosehilldrive.com

Personnel: Yes.

Native or transplant? White people.

Releases/discography: Rose Hill Drive.

What three adjectives best describe your music? Cool, really cool, super cool.

Favorite place to play a show: hi-dive.

Favorite place to hang out/drink: Alone.

Best artist/band to come out of Denver (that's not yours/you): I wasn't aware that John Denver had any children.

Best song to come out of Denver (that you didn't write): "Rocky Mountain High."

If you were a street in Denver, which street would it be and why? Colfax, because of all the stand-up gals.

If you had to choose one act to represent Denver, who would it be and why? John P. Denver.

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

Which album has had the biggest impact on you? The Essential John Denver.

File-sharing: Godsend or the death of music? That's a little dramatic.

Who's on your iPod right now? My friend Ryan. Get off, man!

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