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1995 Stories by Brad Jones

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  • SACKING OUT

    published November 29, 1995

    Drummer Colby Mancasola and his mates in the band Knapsack discovered a surefire way to pick a record company. "Basically," he says, "we just... More >>

  • THE LAZY COWGIRLS GET BUSY

    published November 22, 1995

    With a new album, a new label and a national tour, Los Angeles punk-rock legends the Lazy Cowgirls seem to be making a major comeback. But there's... More >>

  • CRITIC'S CHOICE

    published November 8, 1995

    The New Bomb Turks, Saturday, November 11, at Mammoth Events Center, with Lag Wagon, Samiam, No Doubt, Pietasters, Teengenerate, Strung Out,... More >>

  • A MORE PERFECT UNION

    published November 8, 1995

    Hugh Swarts, one fifth of Oakland, California's Thinking Fellers Union Local 282, is having a tough time adjusting to the digital age. In fact,... More >>

  • A MUNLY MAN

    published October 18, 1995

    By definition, Boulder recording artist Jayson Munly Thompson, aka Munly, is a singer-songwriter: He writes and sings his own material, he plays... More >>

  • HAIL TO THE CHIEFS

    published October 4, 1995

    Some musicians become successful despite themselves. Take the members of the Presidents of the United States of America, for example. The trio's... More >>

  • CRITIC'S CHOICE

    published September 20, 1995

    Low, with Soul Coughing, Friday, September 27, at the Ogden Theatre, likes to take things slow. Really slow. Imagine the Cowboy Junkies performing... More >>

  • CRITIC'S CHOICE

    published September 6, 1995

    Bracket, with SNFU and the Joykiller, Friday, September 8, at the Glenn Miller Ballroom, contradicts the pundits. The band is proof positive that... More >>

  • PLAYLIST

    published August 23, 1995

    Foo Fighters Foo Fighters (Capitol) First off, let's make one thing clear: This debut long-player from former Nirvana drummer Dave... More >>

  • PERFECTLY EVERCLEAR

    published July 26, 1995

    Everclear's Art Alexakis doesn't buy into the tortured-rock-star syndrome. "A lot of bands are kind of whiny, if you ask me," says the... More >>

  • GRAY DAZE

    published July 12, 1995

    "I think people will enjoy our music most when they're on their third beer," says Matt Squires, bassist for Denver's dream popsters Gray Parade.... More >>

  • JESUS LIZARD SUPERSTAR

    published July 5, 1995

    Bassist David Sims has no idea where his act, the Jesus Lizard, fits in with the rest of this year's Lollapalooza main-stagers. "We're... More >>

  • PLAYLIST

    published June 14, 1995

    The Apples Fun Trick Noisemaker (spinART) Last year, Apples frontman Robert Schneider told Westword he wanted to write "uplifting"... More >>

  • ANI GET YOUR SONG

    published June 14, 1995

    For most music aficionados, the terms "punk" and "folk" exist at opposite ends of the musical spectrum. But for self-described punk folksinger Ani... More >>

  • CRITIC'S CHOICE

    published June 7, 1995

    Uncle Joe's Big Ol' Driver, Wednesday, June 7, at the Mercury Cafe, plays the kind of meat-and-potatoes rock and roll that critics tend to love or... More >>

  • PLAYLIST

    published May 24, 1995

    Christie Front Drive Christie Front Drive (Caulfield) There are an oodle of pop-core bands slugging it out in the indie underworld... More >>

  • THE MISSING INK.

    published May 24, 1995

    "There's a lot of dissonance involved in our music," notes Martyn Leaper, 26-year-old vocalist, guitarist and chief songwriter for the Denver pop... More >>

  • ROGER WILCO

    published May 17, 1995

    Wilco's Jeff Tweedy knows a thing or two about rock journalism. "The Flying Burrito Brothers have to be mentioned in any article about a... More >>

  • CRITIC'S CHOICE

    published April 26, 1995

    Archers of Loaf, with the Flaming Lips and Beatnik Film Stars, Tuesday, May 2, at the Ogden Theatre, seem to be at their best when they're beating... More >>

  • PLAYLIST

    published April 12, 1995

    Electric Company A Pert Cyclic Omen (Onion/American) Thus far, the memorable work Brad Laner has produced under the auspices of his... More >>

  • CRITIC'S CHOICE

    published April 12, 1995

    godheadSilo, with the Melvins, Wednesday, April 12, at the Fox Theatre, is the name chosen by two guys who don't care much for musical frills like... More >>

  • VOICE LESSONS

    published April 5, 1995

    "When most people come to see us play live for the first time, they expect us to be some strange, experimental band," explains Robert Pollard,... More >>

  • PONYS' TALE

    published March 29, 1995

    "I don't really feel like [a rock star]," observes Chuck Cleaver, singer, guitarist and chief songwriter for Cincinnati, Ohio's Ass Ponys. "With... More >>

  • PLAYLIST

    published March 22, 1995

    P.J. Harvey To Bring You My Love (Island) Polly Jean is an uncompromising cuss for the most part, but she's not obstinate enough to... More >>

  • CRITIC'S CHOICE

    published March 8, 1995

    Pond, Friday, March 10, at CU-Boulder's Club 156, never did quite get the hang of the whole grunge thing. While other acts in and around the... More >>

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