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  • The Beatdown

    published December 23, 2004

    Good songs are like those BMG inserts in magazines that you just can't ignore. You're drawn to them, no matter what page in the pub you intended... More >>

  • The Beatdown

    published December 16, 2004

    Why would you want to/Hurt or kill or maim/To take a dream of life away/And why would you hear the calling/In your Napoleonic mind/To hurt so... More >>

  • Let Us Fray

    published December 16, 2004

    Dave, this is God. The Fray is the best new band ever." It's been said that God works in mysterious ways. He's spoken through dreams, a... More >>

  • Drowning Pool

    published December 9, 2004

    Having to replace your frontman sucks. But it's an even more dicey proposition when the man who previously filled the role is seemingly... More >>

  • Starfuzz

    published December 9, 2004

    These days, Radiohead clones are as pervasive as the Nirvanabes that Jammed the airwaves a decade ago. Although Starfuzz admittedly mines... More >>

  • Jay-Z/Linkin Park

    published December 9, 2004

    Gee whiz, is it Christmastime already? What's that? I'm sorry: It's hard to hear you over the sounds of cash registers clanging. Oh, what prompted... More >>

  • The Beatdown

    published December 2, 2004

    Rappers can't play ball, and ballers can't emcee. For proof, see Master P and Shaq -- or Carmelo Anthony, for that matter.... More >>

  • The Beatdown

    published November 25, 2004

    Oops!...I did it again. Last Sunday night, while you were watching Desperate Housewives or Sunday Night Football on ESPN, I was at the... More >>

  • The Beatdown

    published November 18, 2004

    Think Jack White's slick for reanimating the spirit of the Delta bluesmen? White's got nothing on Shanti Shanti: Andrea and... More >>

  • Love Gun

    published November 18, 2004

    It's 7 p.m. Friday, and Love.45 is hosting a listening party at Brendan's Pub. Although it's one of Denver's most prominent bands, if it weren't... More >>

  • The Beatdown

    published November 11, 2004

    Aimee Bushong doesn't need a man to get what she wants -- not anymore. Showing off her breast assets in a trio of Mootown gentlemen's clubs... More >>

  • The Beatdown

    published November 4, 2004

    Although corporate radio stations still suck a king-sized kielbasa, bashing them is almost as futile as cursing the bus driver who transports... More >>

  • The Beatdown

    published October 28, 2004

    I'm a Nancy boy. While everybody's afraid of something, the things that scare the shit out of me are laughable -- perhaps not as... More >>

  • The Beatdown

    published October 21, 2004

    If all you knew about Reese Roper, erstwhile frontman of Five Iron Frenzy, was what you'd heard of his songs, you'd think he was one... More >>

  • The Beatdown

    published October 14, 2004

    In this section just four months ago, I went on and on about how Carolyn's Mother had "a new lease on life." That June 10 issue had been on... More >>

  • Love.45

    published October 14, 2004

    Gigantic. Huge. Massive. Although those words aptly describe the production on Love.45's latest, they're also a perfect descriptor of what this... More >>

  • The Beatdown

    published October 7, 2004

    "This is so indie,' says Isaac, the leader of one of the nation's most recognizable indie-rock bands, as he grabs his guitar and takes a stool on... More >>

  • The Beatdown

    published September 30, 2004

    Dan Rutherford is positively glowing. It's a steamy afternoon on the Minturn Saloon's rooftop patio, and my man can't stop talking about... More >>

  • Green Day

    published September 30, 2004

    It seems fitting that Green Day's latest album is titled American Idiot. After all, the band made its name -- not to mention its millions... More >>

  • The Beatdown

    published September 23, 2004

    "Even the truth sometimes is subjective," says Sean Kelly. "I mean, it's so tainted with emotions. It's all about people's feelings."... More >>

  • Wan Santo Condo

    published September 23, 2004

    Remember that euphoric morning after Chris Cornell left the garden of sound? During this brief interval, it seemed that Jeff Buckley, before he... More >>

  • The Beatdown

    published September 16, 2004

    It's not uncommon for readers to weigh in on Westword stories. But it is unusual for someone to respond to a story seven years after... More >>

  • The Beatdown

    published September 9, 2004

    This summer, Brad Corrigan reunited with his bandmates to play a final farewell show in Boston. Yeah, I know, bands break up every... More >>

  • The Beatdown

    published September 2, 2004

    Last Friday, hours before the driving rain turned purple, Mootown was already abuzz over the return of rock's royalty. Mid-afternoon, a clerk at... More >>

  • The Beatdown

    published August 26, 2004

    Scott Redmond has a posse. Rabid followers of Rush Limbaugh and Jim Rome refer to themselves as Dittoheads and Clones. And... More >>

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