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2011 Stories by Andy Thomas

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  • The all-star Bare Bones finishes its debut EP

    published September 8, 2011

    The music that Blake Brown makes with Bare Bones could be considered a throwback, so it's only fitting that it all started in a museum. While... More >>

  • Madi Diaz was born to play music

    published August 25, 2011

    Nashville's Madi Diaz has been preparing to be a musician her whole life. A Berklee College of Music grad who started playing piano at age... More >>

  • Review: Against Me! at the Warped Tour, 8/5/11

    published Aug 08, 2011

    AGAINST ME! at WARPED TOUR | 8/5/11Without delving into the history of the Vans Warped tour, it can be argued that a lot about it has changed. What started as a tour meant to showcase punk-rock rebell... More >>

  • ManCub explains its transition from guitars to drum machines

    published July 7, 2011

    No one can accuse the members of ManCub — Danny Stillman and Alex Anderson — of not being original. Their respective musical... More >>

  • The Alan Baird Project

    published July 7, 2011

    Throughout history, men have muttered a multitude of cheesy lines in attempts to lure women into bed. On their latest album, Spark the... More >>

  • Review: Mumford & Sons at Fillmore, 6/15/11
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    Review: Mumford & Sons at Fillmore, 6/15/11

    published Jun 16, 2011

    MUMFORD & SONS at the FILLMORE | 06.15.11"Mumford and his mates certainly did their best to show the crowd one of the greatest shows they have seen in recent memory." If any further proof is required... More >>

  • Cannons

    published June 9, 2011

    When people classify the music that Cannons is making, they have a tendency to be grossly inaccurate. Boasting members from some of Denver's... More >>

  • Mumford and Sons

    published June 9, 2011

    If artists like England's Mumford and Sons continue to produce some of the best music of the genre, the term "Americana" may eventually have to... More >>

  • Il Cattivo pools its bad habits and makes great music

    published June 2, 2011

    When starting any new relationship, you generally look for positive traits in a person as a way of gauging compatibility. For the members of Il... More >>

  • Boldtype

    published May 12, 2011

    Admittedly, not much has changed about Boldtype's music since the band formed in 2002. It's still pop-punk in its purest form, borrowing... More >>

  • William Elliott Whitmore

    published May 12, 2011

    On his last album, 2009's Animals in the Dark, William Elliott Whitmore sang about the pulse of strange eyes glowing outside his Iowa... More >>

  • There's a new Elway in town, with a new release to match

    published May 12, 2011

    Tim Browne always knew that being a talkative and outgoing drunk would eventually pay off. One night, the perfect mixture of cocktails and... More >>

  • Jessica Lea Mayfield on how nobody has the balls to ask if a song is about them
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    Jessica Lea Mayfield on how nobody has the balls to ask if a song is about them

    published May 03, 2011

    Jessica Lea Mayfield (due at the Fox Theatre on Monday, May 9) has literally grown up before our eyes. First performing at age eight with her family's bluegrass band, she began writing her own songs a... More >>

  • Red Stinger's brand of punk is earnest yet manages to sound playful and nonchalant

    published Apr 28, 2011

    Punk rock has always been known for masking a deep-seated earnestness with playfulness, and Red Stinger follows firmly in that tradition. Although the band's latest album, Money in a Blender, is cho... More >>

  • Il Cattivo

    published April 21, 2011

    For the sake of this review, the bands that the members of Il Cattivo used to be in will not be mentioned. While there are a lot of them, the... More >>

  • Boldtype's secret to longevity is keeping it fast, loud, and with friends

    published April 7, 2011

    Boldtype has been a staple in the Denver punk scene for nearly a decade. The band, which formed in 2002, has seen numerous members come and go... More >>

  • The Black Dots

    published March 24, 2011

    To call the members of the Black Dots voyeurs might be a stretch — but they certainly like to watch. For the past few years,... More >>

  • Drive-By Truckers

    published March 17, 2011

    Last year's The Big To-Do was Drive-By Truckers' most hard-rocking album since 2001's Southern Rock Opera. On To-Do, the... More >>

  • Off With Their Heads

    published February 17, 2011

    Minnesota's Off With Their Heads is not exactly redefining punk, but these dudes may be responsible for breathing life back into it — or... More >>

  • Young the Giant

    published February 17, 2011

    Young the Giant possesses songwriting wisdom and craft far beyond that of a band whose oldest member is only 22. The California quintet is made... More >>

  • DeVotchKa with Mariachi el Bronx at the Fillmore, 2/12/11

    published Feb 13, 2011

    DEVOTCHKA With Mariachi El Bronx | Gregory Alan Isakov 2.12.12 | Fillmore Auditorium On this night, Colorado native Gregory Alan Isakov played the role of conquering hero -- stepping out onto the ma... More >>

  • 3 Inches of Blood

    published February 10, 2011

    With the Big 4 Tour (Metallica, Megadeath, Anthrax and Slayer) set to roll through massive arenas this spring, die-hard thrash-metal fans will be... More >>

  • 3 Inches of Blood

    published February 10, 2011

    With the Big 4 tour (Metallica, Megadeath, Anthrax and Slayer) set to roll through massive arenas this spring, die-hard thrash-metal fans will... More >>

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