Best of the West 9 - FINALS! Tickets available at the door!

Tickets avail at the door! Westword, Colorado Harvest Company & Breck brewery Presents

Best of the West 9 - FINALS! Tickets available at the door!

Rocket Surgeons, Your Own Medicine, Mad Wallace, The Stigmas, WHISKEY STARSHIP

Fri, May 11, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

$10.00 - $120.00

This event is 21 and over

Rocket Surgeons
Rocket Surgeons
Rocket Surgeons (formerly Filthy T) is the brainchild of six Denverites intent on blending modern rock and smart rap. The band’s signature sound is articulate vocals over soulful guitar parts and driving rhythms.

>> What We’re About:

The city of Denver is a successful mix of polar opposites – tech startups flourish in a cowboy culture, East Coast and West Coast natives live together in harmony, and hippies and republicans co-celebrate 4/20. Growing up together in the Mile High City, rapper-producer Russell Ben Hedman and guitarist Joe Barnholt envisioned that the same effortless integration could be achieved in mixing the clever rhythms of hip-hop with edgy rock sounds. The original duo has been joined by singer Sami Davis, bassist Kirby Beegles, and axe man Joe Shull.

Rocket Surgeons has garnered continual accolades, including selection for 93.3 KTCL’s Hometown for the Holidays Top 10 and Big Gig Competition Top 10. As a live band, Rocket Surgeons has headlined and sold out numerous venues (including the Bluebird Theatre), won a spot as a finalist for Westword Magazine's Best of the West, and landed stage time to represent the Denver music scene at the first ever Denver County Fair. The group has opened for touring artists including The Flobots, Vanilla Ice, Rehab, and Sidewalk Chalk.

The band is also committed to doing great things for the Denver community. Rocket Surgeons has organized and played fundraising concerts for organizations like Children’s Hospital, the victims of the 2012 Aurora theater shooting, Claire Davis (Arapahoe High School shooting victim), and Make-A-Wish Foundation of Colorado.

>> Who We Sound Like:

The Flobots (but with more songs for the ladies)
Gym Class Heroes (but not as good at dodgeball or rope climbing)
Linkin Park (but with less radio play… way less ☹)


Rocket Surgeons has been selected twice for 93.3 KTCL’s Hometown for the Holidays Top 10 (2008 and 2014).

Rocket Surgeons opened for local legends The Flobots in 2009 and subsequently for touring acts Smash Mouth, Vanilla Ice, Rehab, and Sidewalk Chalk, among others.

Filthy T sold out the Bluebird Theater in Denver at their headlining CD release show in October of 2011.

Rocket Surgeons reached the finals of Westword's Best of the West competition in 2012 (among 40 bands to start).

Rocket Surgeons was selected to be the top billed local act at the 2014 Higher Ground Music Festival featuring national touring acts Barcelona and Baywood.

Rocket Surgeons has headlined benefit concerts for various charities raising over $10,000 in total; charities include Make-A-Wish Foundation of Colorado, victims of the Aurora theater shooting on July 20, 2012, the cancer unit of Children’s Hospital, and Arapahoe High School shooting victim Claire Davis.
Your Own Medicine
Your Own Medicine
Your Own Medicine is a Denver based band and has been playing together since 2011. Expect nothing less than a Rock/Punk/Alternative/Emo/Indy explosion. It's what youve been waiting for. .
Mad Wallace
Mad Wallace
Since graduating from Colorado College in the spring of 2017, Mad Wallace has begun working their way into the Denver music scene. A blend of engaging songwriting, musical technicality, and improvisation built them a loyal fanbase in the Colorado College music scene and now continues to do so beyond as they continue to play more and build who they are as a band.
The Stigmas
The Stigmas
The Stigmas are a 3-piece rock band out of Littleton, CO. In February 2009, they released their first full length album "White Balloon" and are spending the remainder of 2009 promoting its release. The music from the album has sounds of layered guitarwork similar to U2 and The Killers, mixed with the straight-forward style rock of Pearl Jam. Lead singer Brady holds his Big Birthday Bash at Walnut Room every February and it is always an exciting show full of great local music.
Venue Information:
Herman's Hideaway
1578 South Broadway
Denver, CO, 80210