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2007 Stories by Dave Herrera

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  • Dave Beegle’s Ax Is Sharp

    published July 26, 2007

    Dave Beegle is a guitar virtuoso by all accounts but his own. Although widely regarded as one of the best players by some of the best, Beegle... More >>

  • Jason Isbell

    published July 19, 2007

    Despite having three songwriters, the Drive-By Truckers have made some remarkably cohesive music. But while songs by Patterson Hood and Mike... More >>

  • Hemi Cuda Is Back on the Streets

    published July 19, 2007

    It's been a struggle to get over the hump of being a quote-unquote girl band," declares Hemi Cuda's Karen Exley. "With our costumes... More >>

  • A Warped Perspective

    published July 12, 2007

    I got this shit on lock! I got this shit on lock! Holler, holler at me if you're on my block! Hours before the members of... More >>

  • Vaux Calls It a Day

    published July 5, 2007

    Remember in Almost Famous when Penny Lane recounts the advice she gives to fellow band-aids, that whole bit about not taking things... More >>

  • It’s a Wrap for the Westword Music Showcase

    published June 28, 2007

    All right, so the biggest thing I learned on my summer vacation — er, I mean, at the Westword Music Showcase, which, though always a trip,... More >>

  • Brad Paisley

    published June 21, 2007

    Have y'all heard "Ticks," that newish Brad Paisley song? Of course you have — what am I thinking? That dang ol' thing is only played, like,... More >>

  • The F-Troop

    published June 21, 2007

    "I'd just like to take a second to say 'Fuck you' to our sponsors. Fucking rock and roll doesn't need fucking sponsors. You guys can go suck my... More >>

  • Plan of A-Tac

    published June 14, 2007

    Jim McTurnan is astounded by how well his band's new record is doing. Released at the beginning of May, Past Lies and Former Lives has... More >>

  • MxPx

    published June 7, 2007

    When MxPx got its start in 1993, it was known as Magnified Plaid. Back then, the Bremerton trio was little more than a replicate of its... More >>

  • Ozzy Osbourne

    published May 31, 2007

    What is Ozzy now, a hundred or something? You'd think the old coot would call it a career rather than further tarnish his legacy. Like most icons... More >>

  • Gregory Isakov Gets Back to the Land

    published May 31, 2007

    Gregory Alan Isakov isn't a big talker. Live, he rolls through his sets with graceful efficiency and a minimum of banter. When he does... More >>

  • Maris the Great

    published May 24, 2007

    I was in the middle of shaving Saturday morning when Sweetie bellowed something in my direction. I couldn't make out what, exactly,... More >>

  • Mustangs and Madras

    published May 17, 2007

    Mustangs and Madras continues to play a passionate brand of emo that's woefully (and refreshingly) out of step with the times. From first listen,... More >>

  • Hot Fun in the Summertime

    published May 17, 2007

    It's almost June in Denver, and you know what that means, right? Yep. The beginning of summer is upon us. Listen, folks, I've seen the future, and... More >>

  • Clowning Around

    published May 10, 2007

    Insane. That was the scene this past Friday night at the Fillmore. The Clown was in town, and the Juggalos were in full effect.... More >>

  • A Moveable Feast

    published May 3, 2007

    Denver has an absolute embarrassment of riches when it comes to singer-songwriters. Attempting to determine who’s the best — well, that’s jus... More >>

  • Home Alone

    published May 3, 2007

    Virgil Dickerson had always suspected that people were stealing his music. Now he has proof. But when we spoke last month ( More >>

  • Bros N the Hood

    published April 26, 2007

    I'm going to make a quick hypothesis here," says Jeff Wiant. "One of us is going to die on stage tonight. This is not a large stage." Or a... More >>

  • 'Space Case

    published April 26, 2007

    Thank God for MySpace. If it weren't for MySpace, I know some people who wouldn't have any friends. At all. That's not just a witty T-shirt... More >>

  • Hapi Days

    published April 19, 2007

    They say the heart of rock and roll is still beating/And from what I've seen I believe 'em/Now the old boy may be barely... More >>

  • Talk of the Town

    published April 12, 2007

    Shut the hell up. Seriously, Chatty Cathy, clip your freaking string. Standing shoulder to shoulder with the rest of the crowd watching the... More >>

  • Ian Cooke

    published April 5, 2007

    Next to death, unrequited love is life's cruelest invention. Few things are as euphoric as the rush of endorphins you feel the first time someone... More >>

  • What About Bob?

    published April 5, 2007

    I hear ABBA records to this day," declares Bob Ferbrache, "and I can't believe that human beings made those records. They sound just... More >>

  • Conner

    published March 22, 2007

    By all accounts, Conner is from Lawrence, Kansas -- although considering how frontman James Duft sings, with a tar-thick, faux-British accent,... More >>

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