September 10th, 2022

mlady, Immigrant’s Child, Plasma Canvas, Ryan Chrys & the Roughcuts at Westword Music Showcase
Denver, CO
September 9, 2022
Photos by David A. Barber

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September 4th, 2022

Westword Music Showcase

Westword Music Showcase

September 9-10, 2022

Denver, CO

RiNo Art District & Mission Ballroom

Tickets available here

In 1995 Westword Weekly started the Westword Music Showcase. As it approaches 30 years, it has gone through changes. Originally staged in LoDo it moved to the Golden Triangle and now is in two Denver hotspots: RiNo Arts District & The Mission Ballroom. It has gone from a one day experience to 2 days. It has gone from July to September. This year’s showcase features over 60 acts, on 12 stages…a third of them women.

FEMMUSIC has covered Westword Music Showcase since 2015 in previews, features and galleries. Through Westword Music Showcase we have found many acts we would have never heard of: both local and national. This year, we are looking forward to:

Wet Leg –  Wet Leg released their debut album in 2021 and have skyrocketed ever since. Rhian Teasdale & Hester Chambers’ have seen their US tour need bigger venues.

Cannons –  Cannons’ released their 3rd album Fever Dream earlier this year. Michelle Joy leads this band that has a sound between lounge and indie rock. They are always a fun show. See our photos here.

Big Richard – This an all women, all acoustic band with Bonnie Sims, Joy Adams, Emma Rose, and Eve Panning. We first heard of them in the Spring at E-Town. They have a headlining show at the Gothic in October.

Bluebook – Julie Davis’ supergroup continues to amaze us. We last saw them open for Marissa Nadler. Whether as a 4 piece or a 3 piece, Bluebook is a sunshine haze of fun. See our live photos here.

Cleaner – This is new group with old friends from Muscle Beach, Fast Eddy, Dirty Few, Keef Duster and Colfax Speed Queen.

Same Cloth –  Same Cloth is a versatile group led by JoFoKe and Soloman J Chapman. They caught our attention with their long residency at Dazzle.

Sophie Gray – Gray is a new singer-songwriter with a lot of buzz.

We’re also looking forward to seeing old friends: Ramhakdandra, Bellhoss, Claire Heywood, Julian St. Nightmare, Kayla Marque, Neoma, Plasma Canvas & Pink Fuzz

Pay attention to Brighton Stage Saturday at 12:15 for the local band who won the opportunity to be on the big stage care of HUDL Music Presents.

 

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September 19th, 2021

Izcalli, The Velveteers, Thundercat, Ramakhandra, Zanib, Roka Hueka, Nay Renee, N3ptune, Dafna at Westword Music Showcase
Denver, Colorado
September 18, 2021
Photos by Justine Johnson
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July 5th, 2019

Westword Music Showcase
Denver, CO
June 29, 2019
Photos by Lisa Dibbern, Justine Johnson, and David A. Barber
https://www.westwordshowcase.com/

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June 1st, 2018

Westword Music Showcase 2018

7 Artists to See at The 24th Annual Westword Music Showcase – Denver, CO – June 23, 2018 – https://www.westwordshowcase.com/
 
This year’s Westword Music Showcase includes many new acts including Wildermiss, SIR, Avenhart, The Corner Girls, Emma Mayes and the Hip, The Milk Blossoms, MLIMA, and Jen Korte with 2 of her bands: Jen Korte & the Loss, Lady Gang. 
 
St Lucia – – http://www.stlucianewyork.com/ – This 5 piece New York band has been label synthpop before. They are more pop than synth and more party than pop. Their latest album is Matter. Look for them on the main stage. 
 
Sunflower Bean – – https://www.sunflowerbeanband.com/ – Sunflower Bean released their sophomore album TwentyTwo in Blue this year. They are a psychedlic band that exploded with their first album and Julia Cumming’s vocals. 
 
Tracksuit Wedding – – http://tracksuitwedding.com/ – This is the only Colorado band on the main stage lineup. This 6 piece brings blues, funk and rock together in an electrifying combination. 
 
Chloe Tang – – http://chloetangmusic.com/ – Tang released her sophomore EP Stranger as she was graduating. Tang brings an amazing live performance and is one artist who may be on a trajectory to break big. 
 
YaSi – – https://www.yasimuse.com/ – YaSi has established herself in the past few years as a hip-hop, R & B artist to pay attention to. Her latest single is “Lie.” 
 
Florea – – https://floreamusic.com/ – We first saw Megan Fong’s Florea a couple of years ago as Florea. Since then the band has  become a 3 piece rock and released a self-titled 7-song EP. The results get better and better. 
 
RAREBYRD$  – This Denver hip-hop & soul duo – https://www.facebook.com/rarebyrdsinflight – Kokola & Key-Lady make up this hip-hop experimental band. Look for them on Glass Records. 
 

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June 29th, 2017
Westword Music Showcase – Denver, CO – June 24, 2017
Photos by Veronica Lee
 

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June 28th, 2016

Westword Music Showcase
June 25, 2016.
Photos by David Barber

Matt & Kim at Westword Music Showcase, June 25, 2016. Photos by Grant Muehlstein

Prettymouth at Westword Music Showcase, June 25, 2016. Photos by Grant Muehlstein

Hot Apostles at Westword Music Showcase, June 25, 2016. Photos by David Barber

Eros and the Eschaton at Westword Music Showcase, June 25, 2016. Photos by David Barber

Porlolo at Westword Music Showcase, June 25, 2016. Photos by David Barber

Ancient Elk at Westword Music Showcase, June 25, 2016. Photos by David Barber

at Westword Music Showcase, June 25, 2016. Photos by David Barber

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