Westword Music Showcase

Westword Music Showcase 2007

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Parting shot: Close-up of my balloon knot.

SAVAGE HENRY
NOMINATED IN POP
4 P.M., LA RUMBA

Website: www.myspace.com/savagehenry

Personnel: Damon Guerrasio (vocals); Stu Miller (guitar, vocals); Bill Travis (drums); John Jeffers (bass, vocals).

Native or transplant? Native.

Releases/discography: All In (2005).

What three adjectives best describe your music? Catchy, snappy, poppy.

Favorite place to play a show: Red Rocks, Gothic Theatre, Paul's House.

Favorite place to hang out/drink: Red Rocks, Gothic Theatre, Paul's House.

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

Best song to come out of Denver (that you didn't write): "Rocky Mountain High" (it came out of Denver — John Denver, that is).

If you were a street in Denver, which street would it be and why? Gun Club Road.

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

Which artist has had the biggest impact on you: Hunter S. Thompson.

Which album has had the biggest impact on you: The Transformed Man - William Shatner.

File-sharing: Godsend or the death of music? Godsend for unsigned artists.

Who's on your iPod right now? iPods are the devil's playground.

Parting shot: You rock me good, Denver, party time. OK for you, cowboy!

SCAFFOLDING
NOMINATED IN AMBIENT/ELECTRONIC
3 P.M., SHELTER

Website: www.myspace.com/scaffolding

Personnel: Lui Ferreyra.

Native or transplant? I was born in Mexico, but I've been in Colorado for twenty years now (Jeebus!).

Releases/discography: Personal Space (2006); Field of Opposites (2005).

What three adjectives best describe your music? Simple, complex, paradoxical.

Favorite place to play a show: The Walnut Room — the sound is killer, soundcheck is what it should be, great stage and expert soundmen.

Favorite place to hang out/drink: Mezcal, WaterCourse, Sputnik, Buenos Aires Pizzeria.

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

Best song to come out of Denver (that you didn't write): "Prelude 2," by Bela Karoli/T.S. Eliot.

If you were a street in Denver, which street would it be and why? I'm afraid this question does not apply to me, since I am a vegetarian.

If you had to choose one act to represent Denver, who would it be and why? Sarah Marcogliese, 'cause she's the best!

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

Which album has had the biggest impact on you? Homogenic - Björk.

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

Who's on your iPod right now? In order to answer this question, let us first pretend that I have an iPod. Okay, let's see: Prince, Van Morrison, Ray Charles, Thelonious Monk, Jamie Lidell, Beatles, Smashing Pumpkins, Pink Floyd, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Julieta Venegas, Erik Satie, Arovane, Folie, Slicker, lots of boleros, traditional flamenco and loads of minimal techno!

Parting shot: Barcelona, I miss you!

A SHORELINE DREAM
NOMINATED IN AMBIENT ELECTRONIC

Website: http://www.ashorelinedream.com, myspace.com/ashorelinedream

Personnel: Erik Jeffries (guitar); Ryan Policky (vocals, guitars, keys, programming); Enoc Torraca (bass, programming).

Native or transplant? Ryan: Native, lived in the crazy land of Littleton growing up; Enoc: "Transplant," grew up between Puerto Rico and NYC; Erik: Native.

Releases/discography: 2006 EP (2006); Love Is a Ghost in America EP (2006); Avoiding the Consequences (2006); COASTAL (coming July 31, 2007).

What three adjectives best describe your music? Ryan: Ethereal, hazy, atmospheric. Erik: Epic, sonic, lush.

Favorite place to play a show: Ryan: Portland, OR, or the hi-dive. Enoc: The Bluebird Theater. Erik: Star Shoes, L.A.

Favorite place to hang out/drink: Ryan: Cinespace rocked. Had fun drinking it up with Carina Round. Enoc: Barramundi (NYC). Erik: Sputnik

Best artist/band to come out of Denver (that's not yours/you): Ryan: Peña. Enoc: DeVotchKa. Erik: The Photo Atlas.

Best song to come out of Denver (that you didn't write): Ryan: "Night Eyes" — Bright Channel. Enoc: "Light Workers" — Bright Channel.

If you were a street in Denver, which street would it be and why? Ryan: That's a good question cause I've always wanted to be a street.... Probably 6th, 'cause it's sick and dank. Enoc: 19th, because it's a nice street? Erik: Colfax, because it has a ton of variety and many perspectives.

If you had to choose one act to represent Denver, who would it be and why? Ryan: Probably the second act. Usually the best act of the night. Enoc: So many good ones, I can't answer that. Erik: The Fray. Because they are incredibly talented and a wide reach. Their music and approach should also have lasting power - but time will tell.

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