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1996 Stories by Amy Kiser

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  • Mood Swingers

    published November 14, 1996

    But for the quality of their music, the Czars, a band that's emerged as one of Denver's most hypnotic live acts, would not exist. And therein lies... More >>

  • Cool Jerk

    published November 7, 1996

    A few years ago the members of New York City's Railroad Jerk found themselves at Niagara Falls, milling among families of fat Midwesterners,... More >>

  • Dirty Work

    published October 3, 1996

    "I'm in Boston, in bed with a fucked knee, drinking cold coffee," laments Warren Ellis, violinist extraordinaire for Australia's Dirty Three. But... More >>

  • Not-So-Young Turks

    published September 26, 1996

    During his interview with Westword, New Bomb Turks vocalist Eric Davidson interrupts his frenetic monologues only long enough to take quick slurps... More >>

  • Material Grrrls

    published September 19, 1996

    Early this decade, feminism birthed the riot grrrl, a bastard child whose foster home was the punk-rock stage. This new generation of women fought... More >>

  • Deal With It

    published July 25, 1996

    Kelley Deal and her twin sister, ex-Pixie-turned-head-Breeder Kim Deal, are anomalies among alternative-rock royalty: They enjoyed popularity in... More >>

  • Dinosaur Johnson

    published July 11, 1996

    In discussing his latest solo project, Year of Mondays, Mike Johnson offers easy dismissals--"It's no big deal" and "It's natural," for... More >>

  • Cornering the Market

    published June 20, 1996

    To the easy rhythm a person assumes when striding through an open-air market, Cornershop's Tjinder Singh intones, "First I was a foreigner/Then... More >>

  • Fat City

    published June 13, 1996

    When bassist Kelly Dermody first joined Denver's Fatwater, the group members claimed to be a rowdy fraternity of extreme kayak enthusiasts given... More >>

  • Tortoise and the Air

    published May 30, 1996

    One expects even those rock musicians inclined toward experimentalism to eventually embrace the four-minute pop song, or to otherwise marry the... More >>

  • Bloodletting

    published May 23, 1996

    Six years ago this month, Cristofer Lix was admitted to a hospital with a severe headache, the result of a pharmacist's misreading of his... More >>

  • Playlist

    published May 16, 1996

    Paul Westerberg Eventually (Reprise) You've got to feel bad for Westerberg. As the mouth behind the Replacements, the man... More >>

  • Moot's Point

    published May 2, 1996

    When they're not making beautiful noise together, the members of Denver's Moot are agitating for social change. And luckily, the musicians agree... More >>

  • Pearls Before Swine

    published April 25, 1996

    Ladies and gentlemen, you are about to take a mythical trip to the bayous of Louisiana, where deep in the mist lies Evangeline. Once a year, under... More >>

  • Playlist

    published April 18, 1996

    The Godfathers Birth, School, Work, Death: The Best of the Godfathers Wire Train Last Perfect Thing...A Retrospective Men at... More >>

  • Playlist

    published April 4, 1996

    Jack Logan Mood Elevator (Medium Cool/Restless) Logan's history (he's a mechanic turned songwriting savant) has so captivated... More >>

  • What Simon Said

    published March 21, 1996

    "Before I started the band, I'd been taking singing lessons to build my confidence--because I didn't think I could sing in front of anybody,"... More >>

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