Westword Music Showcase

Westword Music Showcase 2007

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BORN IN THE FLOOD
NOMINATED IN INDIE ROCK
6 P.M., OUTDOOR STAGE

Website: www.myspace.com/bornintheflood

Personnel: Nathaniel D. Rateliff, Joseph Pope III, Matt Fox, Mike Hall.

Native or transplant? Transplants.

Releases/discography: If This Thing Should Spill (2007); For Fear That We May Not Be (2005).

What three adjectives best describe your music? N/A

Favorite place to play a show: hi-dive.

Favorite place to hang out/drink: Sputnik, back yard.

Best artist/band to come out of Denver (that's not yours/you): Monofog, A Dog Paloma, Love Letter Band.

Best song to come out of Denver (that you didn't write): "Monster" - Uphollow.

If you had to choose one act to represent Denver, who would it be and why? Probably the Fray. They are doing a pretty keen job so far, no matter what kind of crap they get locally. They seem very committed to the people and bands here, almost exclusively using local folks to run sound, lights, tech support, as well as opening acts. Bright Channel opening at Red Rocks? Those kids are in for a treat.

Which artist has had the biggest impact on you? My child, who plays the drums on my head.

Which album has had the biggest impact on you? Sticky Fingers - The Rolling Stones.

File-sharing: Godsend or the death of music? Neither — just evolution. Vinyl shall prevail in the end, mark my words.

Who's on your iPod right now? ELO.

Parting shot: Please support Montessori education, PBS and the K.L.O.O.S.B.A. (Keep LoDo Out Of the South Broadway Alliance).

THE BOTTESSINI PROJECT
NOMINATED IN JAZZ
7 P.M., DAZZLE

Website: www.myspace.com/paulriola

Personnel: Paul Riola (saxophones, electronics, production); Ron Miles (cornet); Mark Harris (alto saxophone); Doug Anderson (bass); Melvin Gibbs (bass); Keenan Wayne (bass); Nels Cline (guitar); Jeff Parker (guitar); Janet Feder (guitar); Farrell Lowe (guitar); Dave Devine (guitar); Roger Green (guitar); CacheFlowe (laptop/programming); Glenn Taylor (pedal steel); Scott Amendola (drums); Tony Jefferson (drums); Art Lande (drums, piano); Ernie Crews (drums); Richard Von Forster (cello); Eric Moon (keyboards, programming); Greg Harris (vibraphone); DJ Olive (turntables).

Native or transplant? Native.

Releases/discography: Naima's Grass Pajamas (set for fall release).

What three adjectives best describe your music? Crazy, sexy, cool.

Favorite place to play a show: The Oriental Theater.

Favorite place to hang out/drink: Mario's Double Daughter's.

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

Best song to come out of Denver (that you didn't write): "Coward of the County" - Ron Miles.

If you were a street in Denver, which street would it be and why? North Walnut, because it has raw, creative potential.

If you had to choose one act to represent Denver, who would it be and why? Ron Miles, because he is by far the most brilliant and pure musician in Denver.

Which artist has had the biggest impact on you? Pharoah Sanders.

Which album has had the biggest impact on you? Live-Evil - Miles Davis.

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

Who's on your iPod right now? Bahamadia, Beta Band, Betty Davis, Dosh, Fred Anderson/Hamid Drake, Nomo, Radio Citizen, Pete Philly and Perquisite, Scotty Hard's Radical Reconstructive Surgery and Dave Douglas.

Parting shot: Denver is truly a musically gifted city. We are so privileged to have such a progressive and creative community.

BRIGHT CHANNEL
NOMINATED IN INDIE ROCK
Website: www.flightapproved.com

Personnel: Jeff Suthers (guitar, vocals); Brian Banks (drums); Shannon Stein (bass).

Native or transplant? 2/3 native.

Releases/discography: Self-Propelled (2006); Bright Channel (2004).

What three adjectives best describe your music? Blinding, seismic, loud.

Favorite place to play a show: Larimer Lounge / hi-dive.

Favorite place to hang out/drink: Sputnik.

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

Best song to come out of Denver (that you didn't write): "Calypso" - John Denver

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

Which album has had the biggest impact on you? EVOL - Sonic Youth.

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

Who's on your iPod right now? Monofog and Mothership.

THE BROTHERHOOD OF DAE HAN
NOMINATED IN METAL/HARDCORE

Website: www.myspace.com/thebrotherhoodofdaehan

Personnel: Jeff (vocals); Joey (guitar, vocals); Justin (guitar/vocals); Chris (bass); and Brett (drums).

Native or transplant? The band's native, but two of the members are out of Virginia. Do bands really move out to Colorado to make it?

Releases/discography: For the Glory of Olde Virginia (2007).

What three adjectives best describe your music? Crazy, sexy, cool (Like TLC).

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