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  • Fastball

    published May 6, 2004

    Nolan Ryan probably had a pretty decent curve. But the thing that earned him a Hall of Fame plaque in Cooperstown and the respect of every hitter... More >>

  • The Beatdown

    published May 6, 2004

    For those hoping to rub shoulders with Russell Simmons at Denver's upcoming Hip-Hop Festival and Summit, the event may not be as def as... More >>

  • Mushroomhead

    published April 29, 2004

    What with eight bandmembers clad in matching jumpsuits and rubber masks, and the bludgeoning cacophony those bandmembers have produced over the... More >>

  • The Beatdown

    published April 29, 2004

    "Denver rap sucks." That's a bold statement, especially when made before MCs like Dent and Black Pegasus, hosts of the April 18... More >>

  • The Beatdown

    published April 22, 2004

    Don't believe the hype. Chuck and Flava said that back in the day, and how right they were. Losing your virginity: overrated.... More >>

  • The Beatdown

    published April 15, 2004

    Roll call at Denver City Council on Monday, April 5. Charlie Brown. Check. Jeanne Faatz, Rick Garcia, Michael Hancock. Check.... More >>

  • The Beatdown

    published April 8, 2004

    James Hetfield is a has-been. A washed-up, second-rate Lemmy. You heard me. And Metallica is the metal equivalent of... More >>

  • The Beatdown

    published April 1, 2004

    Fuck the Fags. Yeah, I've seen the T-shirts. I know "homophobia is gay." But the Fags -- a band out of Detroit that performed two... More >>

  • Bar Band of the Week

    published March 18, 2004

    When a band has a name like Wicked Grin, you expect to see burned-out relics from the Revlon era rockin' the spandex and skullets, churning... More >>

  • The Beatdown

    published March 18, 2004

    Long before Doc Atkins convinced us to 86 whitey and the boys from the pyramid, beef was a rap staple. Feuds between rival MCs like LL Cool... More >>

  • The Beatdown

    published March 11, 2004

    The last time Def Jam co-founder Russell Simmons was in town, back in May 2003, he announced that he'd be bringing one of his famed hip-hop... More >>

  • The Autumn Defense

    published March 11, 2004

    The Autumn Defense's sophomore disc was just released. It's brand-new. Really. You can check the date on the back. But if you listen to the record... More >>

  • The Beatdown

    published March 4, 2004

    For some, last Tuesday was Fat Tuesday, the final day of drunken debauchery before Ash Wednesday. For music activists across the nation, it was... More >>

  • Singing the Blues

    published February 26, 2004

    "They call it stormy Monday, but Tuesday's just as bad/Lord and Wednesday's worse, Thursday's oh so sad." Those lines are from T-Bone... More >>

  • Kanye West

    published February 26, 2004

    Lauded producer Kanye West has a king-sized chip on his shoulder about being passed over so many times as an MC. But with the breakout success of... More >>

  • The Beatdown

    published February 19, 2004

    On Tuesday, February 10, Mootown's honorary mayor held court at Herman's Hideaway. "My name's Todd," said Todd Park Mohr. "I play in a band... More >>

  • Bill to Last

    published February 19, 2004

    Bill, get a jump rope, get in shape and have a Coke. -- anonymous post in Rogue's guest book "I've gotten laid more than any of these... More >>

  • The Beatdown

    published February 12, 2004

    Bring on the hookers and blow. If the members of Vaux -- bassist Ryder Robison, vocalist Quentin Smith,... More >>

  • The Beatdown

    published February 5, 2004

    Last Tuesday night, War's "The World Is a Ghetto" poured from the jukebox as a handful of regulars bellied up to the bar at the Lion's... More >>

  • The Beatdown

    published January 29, 2004

    The Recording Industry Association of America fired off another round of lawsuits last week. Utterly shocking, I know. But this time,... More >>

  • The Beatdown

    published January 22, 2004

    "How can we miss you if you won't go away?" That question applies to a lot of people, specifically Kiss, Cher, Michael... More >>

  • Brown-Eyed Soul

    published January 22, 2004

    I've had men that weren't this good," declares Erica Brown, rubbing her hands together and raising an eyebrow. She's two forkfuls into a heaping... More >>

  • Just the 'Fax, man

    published January 22, 2004

    Amid the nourishing chaos of city life, we urban dwellers find ourselves brain-deep in startling juxtapositions. Mid-morning one Tuesday, a... More >>

  • The Beatdown

    published January 15, 2004

    It takes but a single spark to burn down an entire forest -- just ask Terry Barton. Here we are, barely two weeks into the new year, and... More >>

  • Jammin'

    published January 8, 2004

    SAT, 1/10 Get ready for big-time excitement at tonight's monster truck obstacle-course race at the Monster Jam, sponsored by... More >>

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