Westword Music Showcase

Westword Music Showcase 2007

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Who's on your iPod right now? We haven't got one yet.

Parting shot: Go, Broncos!

SOMETHING UNDERGROUND
NOMINATED IN FUNK/SOUL
5 P.M., ANDREW'S

Website: www.myspace.com/somethingunderground

Personnel: Seth Larson, Josh Larson, Trevor Mariotti.

Native or transplant? Seth and Josh are transplants, Trevor is a native.

Releases/discography: Slides (2003); Sounds From the Basement EP (2001).

What three adjectives best describe your music? Rock and roll.

Favorite place to play a show: The Bebop (Pai, Thailand).

Favorite place to hang out/drink: Falling Rock (Denver), The Foundry (Boulder).

Best artist/band to come out of Denver (that's not yours/you): Big Head Todd (do they count as Denver?)

Best song to come out of Denver (that you didn't write): "Bitter Sweet."

If you were a street in Denver, which street would it be and why? High Street, because we're high on life.

If you had to choose one act to represent Denver, who would it be and why? Something Underground. We would like to represent Denver, and the human race in general, as good-will and good-time ambassadors.

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

Which album has had the biggest impact on you? Dark Side of the Moon - Pink Floyd.

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

Who's on your iPod right now? Amazingly, we don't have an iPod, but we've been listening to a lot of CCR lately.

Parting shot: To the good people of planet earth, we love you. Let's rock together.

ANGIE STEVENS
NOMINATED IN SINGER SONGWRITER

Website: www.myspace.com/angiestevens

Personnel: Angie Stevens (guitar, vocals); The Beautiful Wreck: Evan Beatty (upright, electric bass, backing vocals); Damon Scott (drums, percussion); Susan Phelan (upright bass); Jon Wirtz (keys).

Native or transplant? Transplant.

Releases/discography: Stand Up Girl 1, 2 (2006); I'm Okay (2005); early recordings circulating the Internet (1999-2003).

What three adjectives best describe your music? Vulnerable, real, heartfelt.

Favorite place to play a show: Red Rocks Amphitheatre; Eclectic Cafe - Brainerd, Minn.; Hotel Cafe - Los Angeles; House Concerts - Anywhere, USA.

Favorite place to hang out/drink: The Royal Hilltop in Aurora, Acoustic Tuesdays.

Best artist/band to come out of Denver (that's not yours/you): Railbenders, Meese, The Wheel, John Common, Gregory Alan Isakov.

Best song to come out of Denver (that you didn't write): Top 5: "Anthem" - Born in the Flood; "Won't Last Long" - Gregory Alan Isakov; "Drive Away" - Railbenders; "I Don't Buy It" - Meese; "Arkansas River" - Oakhurst.

If you were a street in Denver, which street would it be and why? I would be Dakota Avenue, because I am where I came from.

If you had to choose one act to represent Denver, who would it be and why? Railbenders. Who else has Colorado theme songs like "I 70 Westbound" and "Drivin' Back to Denver"?

Which artist has had the biggest impact on you? Patty Griffin. She is the whole package. I strive to connect with my audience the way she does to me.

Which album has had the biggest impact on you? Led Zeppelin (untitled). I was given my brother's copy after he died. I couldn't believe how deep it cut. It definitely connected me to the pain he felt.

File-sharing: Godsend or the death of music? Definitely not the death of music; maybe the death of major labels. Music was meant to be shared; technology makes that process a whole lot easier.

Who's on your iPod right now? I have more than 300 artists — anything from Amos Lee to Zero 7.

Parting shot: I spent way too much time overanalyzing my answers. Thanks for the nomination!!!

THE SWAYBACK
NOMINATED IN ROCK
5 P.M., OUTDOOR STAGE

Website: www.myspace.com/theswayback

Personnel: Eric Halborg (bass, vocals); William Murphy (guitar, vocals); Martijn Bolster (drums).

Native or transplant? Transplants.

Releases/discography: The Swayback (2004); Forewarned (2006).

What three adjectives best describe your music? Denver, propulsive, haunted.

Favorite place to play a show: New York.

Favorite place to hang out/drink: Sputnik, Kokopelli's, Rockbar.

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

Best song to come out of Denver (that you didn't write): "Chokechain" - 3OH!3.

If you were a street in Denver, which street would it be and why? Federal, 'cause we spicy.

If you had to choose one act to represent Denver, who would it be and why? They're from Boulder, but I'd say the 3OH!3. Crunk & Smart: It's a good combo.

Which artist has had the biggest impact on you? Bob Dylan.

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