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Westword Music Showcase 2005

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Weezer or Winger?

Englewood -- represent!

Jay-Z or Z-Trip?

Hova.

Football or foosball?

Which one has cheerleaders?

Parting shot?

Peace to Van Glorious, Seraiah, Illnaughty, Stero Lion, HDC+, DJ SD, Epiphonic Booking, Dominique and Holly (House of Mesha), Cafe Nuba crew, Lady Speech, Panther, Ashara, Ward Churchill, Dustin Craun, Shareef Aleem, and Marilyn Megenity and the whole Mercury Cafe staff and Slam Team. Peace to HOBY, DCLF, Just Media, and the rest of those who believe in me and support me as an artist, educator and activist. IMS. Peace to all the talented artists in Colorado. Respect.

BLACK LAMB
NOMINATED IN METAL/AGGRO
8 P.M., TWO AM

Website: www.blacklambrocks.com

Personnel:

Brian Hagman (vocals); Tim Vigil (bass); Bill Stewart (guitar); Bryon Bean (drums); Benny Lamb (guitar).

Native or transplant?

Native.

What's in a name?

Black is beautiful. Lambs are cuddly.

When did you form/start performing?

January 2000.

Releases/discography:

Morning Star, High and Mighty, Pillar of Salt, The Low Road, Hang the Moon.

Who or what do you think you sound like?

An amalgam of every band of dirtbags that ever slung a Gibson guitar around their necks, shook their asses and pumped their fists.

What are some of your noteworthy recent feats?

Bought a twenty-pack of Natural Ice and a pint of Kentucky Deluxe. Headlining the Lion's Lair (God willing).

What albums have had the biggest impact on you?

Heavy, soulful records since the dawn of time -- the dead ones.

What artists have had the biggest impact on you?

Keith Richards, Bon Scott, John Bonham, Jaco, Randy Rhoads.

How do you pay the bills? What are your day jobs?

Girlfriends, day labor, ho-ing. Be dead already. Our moms read this thing!

What's the biggest misconception about you or your band?

We're nice guys.

Give us a random factoid about yourself or your band:

The only time we aren't drunk or high is when we're in court or asleep.

Elliott Smith or Jack Johnson?

Elliott Smith. We've always had a soft spot for dead guys.

Weezer or Winger?

Weezer, with Kip on bass.

Jay-Z or Z-Trip?

Jay-Z, cause we got 99 problems, but a bitch ain't one!

Football or foosball?

Potato, po-tah-to.

Parting shot?

WHISKEY! (Duh)

BLACK PEGASUS
NOMINATED IN HIP-HOP -- MC

Website: www.black-p.com

Personnel:

Robert Houston II.

Native or transplant:

Native, but a transplant.

Whats in a name?

I wanted a name that stood out amongst the rest.

When did you start performing?

2002.

Releases/discography:

Sexy Video Killah (2002); Black Pegasus (2003); Knuckle UP (2005).

Who or what do you think you sound like?

I sound like the son of a Greek God.

What are some of your noteworthy recent feats?

The first solo rapper to live off my music in Colorado to date.

What albums have had the biggest impact on you?

Monkey Bars (Sean Price)

What artists have had the biggest impact on you?

Wilt Chamberlain.

How do you pay the bills? What is your day job?

Rappin!

Finish this sentence: If I didnt have to worry about money, Id . . .

be at the Playboy Mansion getting lap dances all day in the grotto!

Who would play you in the screen adaptation of your life?

Dave Chappelle.

Where do you see yourself in five years?

Writing lyrics for Eminem & 50 Cent.

Whats the biggest misconception about you?

That I am not a band, I am a solo artist.

Give us a random factoid about yourself:

My hype man and my DJ get more groupie love then me.

Elliott Smith or Jack Johnson?

Who?

Weezer or Winger?

Weezer.

Jay-Z or Z-Trip?

J-Zilla.

Football or foosball?

Foosball.

Parting shot?

Go to www.black-p.com and buy a CD or three!

BOP SKIZZUM
NOMINATED IN FUNK/SOUL/GROOVE
5 P.M., LA RUMBA

Website: www.bop-skizzum.com

Personnel:

Andy Guerrero (guitar/lead vocals); Josh Kyser (drums); Chris Harris (bass); Serafin Sanchez (saxophone/ keyboard); Joe Ferrone (trumpet); Jeff Valentine (trombone).

Native or transplant?

Denver, Chicago and a touch a Texas make for a spicy mix.

What's in a name?

A rose is a rose, a Skizzum is a Skizzum. It's just a name.

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