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Festival preview: Westword Music Showcase

Festival preview: Westword Music Showcase

Photo from Westword.com   It’s that time again. Time for one of the most anticipated music events of the summer — Westword’s annual music showcase. In its 20th year, the Westword pulled in some of music’s heaviest hitters to grace the Golden Triangle neighborhood once again. On June 21, head over and celebrate the summer solstice

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Music and yoga for all

Photo by Jay Blakesberg • jay@blakesberg.com This year, the first-ever music and yoga tour, “Soulshine,” will come to Red Rocks Amphitheater July 6. The tour, visiting 31 cities around the country, is a series of unprecedented events that harmoniously unify the yoga mentality with the power of music. Michael Franti and Spearhead, alongside special guests

(L-R) Austin Allan, Wesley Hammond, Mark Johnson and Zach Spencer work diligently to piece together custom land stock ties in the office of Knotty Tie. Photo by Philip Poston • pposton1@msudenver.edu

MSU grads are stitching their way to the top

(L-R) Austin Allan, Wesley Hammond, Mark Johnson and Zach Spencer work diligently to piece together custom land stock ties in the office of Knotty Tie. Photo by Philip Poston • pposton1@msudenver.edu MSU Denver graduate Jeremy Priest wants to change the world — one necktie at a time. On a typical day, Priest and his team

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Concert Preview: The Detroit Cobras at the Larimer Lounge

Photo from Bloodshot Records • Photo by Doug Coombe Tonight, the Detroit Cobras headline the Larimer Lounge and will no doubt bring their hard-hitting, Motor City rock ‘n’ roll sound to one of Denver’s best stages. The Cobras are a gnarly rock band that came together in 1994 just as Detroit’s underground garage-rock scene was taking off. The

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Preview: “Lazaretto” by Jack White

Photo from RollingStone.com From his second solo album, Jack White released the video for “Lazaretto,” one week before the album comes out. The video is a black and white, brilliant but nauseating look at the six-string rock behemoth’s latest output of hard rocking, purely distorted musical bliss. The video’s cinematography reminds me of the 1995 classic

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Preview: “Never Work For Free” by Tennis

It’d be easy to say that Denver’s indie powerhouse Tennis are back, but the truth is — they never left us. Following up last November’s monster of a five-track EP, Mean Streets, the band released the first single, “Never Work for Free” from their forthcoming album Ritual in Repeat. The song is another cut of

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