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1997 Stories by Amy Kiser

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  • Lighter Than Air

    published October 30, 1997

    A few years ago, when rage was all the rage, Mary Timony, singer and guitarist for the Boston-based band Helium, spread breathy layers of female... More >>

  • Total Control

    published October 9, 1997

    Many of the pop sounds that crowd the airwaves are not so much the spawn of earlier eras as they are slightly embellished clones of their... More >>

  • Got Milk?

    published September 18, 1997

    In the middle of a late August afternoon, members of Denver's Elephant 6 collective mill sleepily about the duplex shared by Robert Schneider and... More >>

  • Venus Rising

    published September 11, 1997

    Denver musicians frequently complain about the local scene. But in the minds of the musicians in Venus Diablo, Colorado's capitol is a virtual... More >>

  • Orton Hears a Who

    published August 14, 1997

    With electronica spreading at the speed of a super-virus, adhering itself to every known genre of music and producing new hybrid strains faster... More >>

  • Doll Parts

    published August 7, 1997

    "We're all very much into cars," announces Margaret Doll Rod, singer, songwriter and ringleader for the Demolition Doll Rods. "In fact, for this... More >>

  • The Falling Ax

    published July 31, 1997

    Not long after Tim Foljahn, guitarist, vocalist and principal creative force for the woeful, noirish outfit known as Two Dollar Guitar, relocated... More >>

  • The Lords' Prayers

    published June 12, 1997

    The cover of Baltimore Pearl Crescent White Admiral Sister Meadow Painted God Will Visit You, the latest CD from the Lords of Howling, is cut from... More >>

  • Tiptoeing Through the Tulips

    published May 15, 1997

    The song that introduced Carol van Dijk, vocalist and guitarist for Bettie Serveert, to the pop-music audience as a whole was 1992's "Tomboy." The... More >>

  • Songs From the Hamster Theatre

    published May 8, 1997

    "There are questions I've tried really hard not to ask myself about my own music--what lifestyle does it reinforce, what niche does it fit into,"... More >>

  • Life Is a Cabaret

    published April 3, 1997

    The members of Boulder's Cabaret Diosa rarely refer to themselves as a band. Rather, they see the aggregation as a place, like a Latin Brigadoon... More >>

  • Have You Never Been Cello?

    published March 27, 1997

    From the looks of Agniezska Rybska, Melora Creager and Julia Kent, the three cellists who make up New York's Rasputina, it would be easy to assume... More >>

  • Extra Crispin

    published March 6, 1997

    Patrons of suburban multiplexes know Crispin Glover for his roles as Michael J. Fox's nerdy dad in Back to the Future and as Arlo, Hustler... More >>

  • In Full Swing

    published February 27, 1997

    It goes something like this: The follower places her hands lightly in her partner's palms, like a trick poodle begging for treats. The pair then... More >>

  • Sentimental Lou

    published February 13, 1997

    During "On Fire," the opening cut of Sebadoh's latest CD, Harmacy, Lou Barlow sings a couplet that typifies both his dilemma and his gift: "My... More >>

  • Commerce City or Bust

    published January 2, 1997

    Maranda Gaylord, the grande dame of the Commerce City Rollers, has never wanted for moxie. Barely one year after she first strapped on a bass, she... More >>

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