Westword and Herman's Hideaway bring you the 5th Annual "Best of the West" featuring 60+ of the hottest and most up and coming bands in Colorado!! Winner gets to play main stage Red Rocks this summer on a packed Film on the Rocks event, $4000 cash and a studio package (4 Track EP ) w/ world class local recording studio The Decibel Garden & Sky Theory Studios ... All participating bands get paid!!! Along with the fans having a vote. Remember each night is judged in a 3 part system. Half the points come from each bands draw(either the color coded Tix or full paid at door or in advance and make sure they know who your there to see !:)), half comes from a panel of industry professionals. Also the crowd is one part of the judging panel so make sure you stick around tell the end of the show to scream your vote to the DB meter. All tie breakers are decided by the panel.

Partners with:
Red Rocks Parks & Amphitheater, The Decibel Garden, Sky Theory Studio, Westword, Strainwise, OmTown Threads, Budweiser and Cannabis Energy Drink.

Lucida Tela

Thai James Brigman, Azoth Thomas Vanderhamm, Snakeskin Duane Brigman, LION Flea Brigman

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In the midst of the government and Wall Street bailouts, a new bailout has arrived: Bailout! In a whirlwind of Modern Rock, 90’s Alternative, Classic Rock, Pop Punk, and even old-school Hip-Hop styles, Bailout! barrages the listener with fresh tones like a Bull market in a rodeo after a mudslide.

Formed in 2010 as the energized rebirth of other prominent Denver area rock bands, Bailout! has roots stretching back into the early 2000’s. For Bailout!, it’s all about creating a unique and inspiring sound, with eclectic and raw drum beats; melodic and pushy bass; syrupy thick guitars; and crisp, catchy vocals with rich, stacked harmony.

Lyrics are truly Bailout!’s forte: every song carries a compelling story and evokes a familiar emotion, some uplifting and some brutally honest, but always heartfelt and sincere. Bailout! fans can find elements of Counting Crows; Stone Temple Pilots; and Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young; and Bailout! has already been compared to such talent nouveau as Incubus and Cage the Elephant.

Bailout! is working on its first album and is actively touring the Denver rock circuit.

'color' is - Culture enriched by music…and that is our goal. Formerly, 'The Mighty Small,' Colorado's band, 'color', is the quintessential (!) five person group for all of Denver's best music digs and personal events. Fortuitously formed in the heart of Denver, 'color' is a manifestation of diverse musical backgrounds, ranging from drum circles in rural Uganda, to classical orchestral performances on big stages around the US. We flavorfully dovetail our sounds into a combination of 'indie-funk-folk-jazz,' that is great for breakin' in your Friday Night Dancin' Shoes. In addition to the pure joy we get from playing music together, we can't resist the tickle of seeing people brought together as the result of our emanating soundomones. In this way, 'color' is – Community. See you soon!

Portobello Road

We are Portobello Road! A Denver band with huge aspirations to make a name for ourselves amongst some of the best in the almighty Denver music scene. We have been a band for about 5 years, playing many of Denver’s best stages, Herman’s Hideaway, The Walnut Room, Benders, The Gothic Theater and many many more. We are a random yet powerful mix of music with backgrounds in grungy blues, rock, alternative, punk and ska. Portobello Road is a strong and loud band with a stage presents full of energy. We are a mature act, devoted to every show! Portobello Road has released a 5 song self-titled EP displaying the work of 3 originals and 2 covers (The Black Keys, and Neil Young). Our original songs such as “Luxury” has been added to the KTCL 93.3 locals only rotation, a popular local radio station in Denver, CO. Our music can be heard on Mile High Music Underground, Denver Internet Radio, KBUT FM out of Crested Butte/Gunnison, CO. Reverbnation, SoundCloud and of course our website, Portobello Road has been recognized by the likes of 98.5 KYGO, Colorado Concerted Effort-Chronicles of the Colorado Concert Experience, Sports Authority, Go Fast, Bands 4 Bands entertainment, Music Go Round, Westword Magazine, and Entertainment Solutions Inc. We are eagerly awaiting the release of our first full length album. Anticipated by many, the album will soon be available on itunes, CD Baby, Amazon, and Pandora. We are currently still in the studio adding perfection to our sound hoping to catapult some success outside of our Denver roots. Portobello Road is your average 4 piece band with a far from average sound featuring brothers Chris Michaels (vocals, guitar) and Drew Michaels (guitar, vocals) along with Tommy Weber (bass) and Josh Meneses (drums).

Starcar Sunday

Starcar Sunday is a an American Rock 'n Roll band fronted by two harmonizing female singers. If it's a Saturday night then you can probably find them bringing the music to the people at a regional bar, club, or theater

$5.00 - $10.00


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