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2007 Stories by Dave Herrera

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  • Year's to You

    published December 27, 2007

    Over the past decade, year-end critic's lists have multiplied faster than the worry lines on Ben Bernanke's brow. By now, both the Internet and... More >>

  • Nobody Does It Better

    published December 20, 2007

    Long before I knew any better, I was a Raiders fan, a fact that riled most of my Broncos-loving kinfolk. Everyone except my dad viewed my... More >>

  • Stolen Moments

    published December 13, 2007

    This fall has certainly been eventful for members of the Photo Atlas. First, they parted ways with drummer Devon Shirley in the... More >>

  • Reunited and It Feels So Good

    published December 6, 2007

    Looks like this may turn out to be a jolly season after all. Late last week, I got word that one of my all-time favorite hometown bands is... More >>

  • Living Room Series

    published November 22, 2007

    Jonathan Bitz has an unbridled enthusiasm for the music produced here, and a genuine passion for the musicians creating that music.... More >>

  • Heady Metal

    published November 15, 2007

    Chris Fogal is a closet shredder. You wouldn't guess that, though, if you only knew him from his time fronting the Gamits. But... More >>

  • Colorado Music Summit

    published November 8, 2007

    I didn't know Bob Dooney. But judging from the slew of messages that started flooding my e-mail box last week, the guy somehow knew me.... More >>

  • Taking the World On

    published November 1, 2007

    Signing to a major label these days is a dubious proposition. Yesterday's kingmakers no longer have exclusive control of the dissemination of... More >>

  • For Those About to Rockies

    published October 25, 2007

    More than a decade ago, Michael Roberts wrote a piece on the intricacies of the Colorado Rockies' in-game entertainment,... More >>

  • Hard Chargers

    published October 18, 2007

    I love hardcore. I love the intensity, directness and simplicity of the music. Although the sound has evolved stylistically over the years, the... More >>

  • Eric Shiveley

    published October 11, 2007

    Eric Shiveley just took a shot at me. "These look like a couple of music critics," he said, looking into the camera, holding a... More >>

  • Bela Karoli Puts Poetry in Motion

    published October 4, 2007

    "Did you bring it, by the way?" asks Julie Davis, glancing at Brigid McAuliffe. McAuliffe, sitting across from Davis on the Thin Man's patio,... More >>

  • Sets the Pace

    published September 27, 2007

    Back in January 2005, I profiled the masterminds behind just as they were launching version 2.0... More >>

  • Flobots Fight With Tools

    published September 20, 2007

    Stephen Brackett's intuition was unbelievably strong — when it came to Jamie Laurie, anyway. On his first day at Bradley Elementary, the... More >>

  • Wino Diaries

    published September 13, 2007

    I'm a little worried about Amy Winehouse. I mean, have you seen her lately? The girl's a mess — and I'm not talking about that... More >>

  • On the Download

    published September 6, 2007

    Tim Kasher is a star in Omaha's indie-rock scene, but he's looking to score at the movies. The frontman for the Good Life (as well as... More >>

  • Christie Front Drive

    published August 30, 2007

    In the hierarchy of fabled Denver bands, Christie Front Drive ranks near the top. During its brief tenure, the act delivered some of the... More >>

  • Sweet Emotion

    published August 30, 2007

    Okay, I'm a sad sack, I'll admit it. I have a thing for sad music. "Why in the hell would you intentionally listen to music that makes you... More >>

  • Emily Francis Prepares for Takeoff

    published August 23, 2007

    Every time one of my boys has a birthday, I make it a point to call or send a text message, to let him know that I'm thinking about him. But it's... More >>

  • Vegas, Baby!

    published August 16, 2007

    Danny Vegas can be a bit much when you first meet him. With a toothy grin plastered across his face and a booming voice delivering a rap... More >>

  • Forth Yeer Freshman

    published August 9, 2007

    Generally, I have about as much use for campy music as vegans have for a steakhouse. But I'll be damned if Rock Your Box didn't blow my... More >>

  • Jason Isbell Takes the Wheel

    published August 9, 2007

    Jason Isbell is finally in the driver's seat. After five years of riding with the Drive-By Truckers, he's now behind the wheel of his own rig. But... More >>

  • The Fray Hits the Rocks

    published August 9, 2007

    On Sunday night at Red Rocks, Joe King told the boisterous, capacity crowd that this particular performance — the second date in a... More >>

  • TV's Watching Reed Foehl

    published August 2, 2007

    Reed Foehl isn't a household name yet. But you've probably heard his work just the same. Every song from his last record, 2004's Spark, and... More >>

  • Creative Music Works Keeps Breaking Ground

    published August 2, 2007

    In June 2001, Alex Lemski — then-president, visionary and chief benefactor of Creative Music Works — sent Westword a... More >>

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