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2011 Stories by Dave Herrera

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  • Jeffrey Gaines

    published November 3, 2011

    It's somewhat befuddling that the song that brought Jeffrey Gaines the most notoriety in his career is one that he didn't even write, nor was... More >>

  • Ivan Moody of Five Finger Death Punch: "Yeah, I still vomit before every show"

    published October 20, 2011

    Ivan Moody may live in Vegas these days, but Denver will always be the place he considers home. Before moving to L.A. and fronting Motograter... More >>

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    Phish Story: A fight on Shakedown Street left one man in stitches and another fearing for his family

    published September 29, 2011

    Grab the merchandise, not the person — that's always been the rule. No need for anybody to get hurt. Bootlegging is a civil matter, not a... More >>

  • Radical Knitting Circle

    published August 25, 2011

    When Bees No Longer Fly We're All Going to Die and Oh What a Death It Will Be is the full name of this release, and like its title, the... More >>

  • Karl Ridgeway

    published August 18, 2011

    Karl Ridgeway is a software developer from Boulder studying computer science at the University of Colorado. At least that's what's on his... More >>

  • Houses

    published August 11, 2011

    While it would probably be best to dispense with any sort of wintery metaphors or similes in describing this EP, as they'd be both hackneyed... More >>

  • Human Agency

    published July 28, 2011

    On its Bandcamp page, Human Agency is listed as playing at Red Rocks on August 13 — in the parking lot. Not sure what that means,... More >>

  • Sarah Slaton

    published July 21, 2011

    Sarah Slaton's West Texas EP couldn't be any more nondescript: Aside from two stamps, one in black and bearing Slaton's name, and the... More >>

  • No Fair Fights

    published July 14, 2011

    Surveying similar terrain as bands like Autumn to Ashes, No Fair Fights returns after five years with a fierce new album. The Sound of... More >>

  • Chromeo, Yo La Tengo, the Sword and Del the Funky Homosapien are among the headliners of the 2011 Westword Music Showcase

    published June 16, 2011

    Who are you excited about seeing at this year's Westword Music Showcase? Kind of a loaded question, isn't it? Depends on what time you ask,... More >>

  • John Grant's Queen of Denmark gets high praise from Mojo

    published June 2, 2011

    Besides blessing us with one of the most gorgeous listening experiences of the past year with Queen of Denmark, former Czars frontman... More >>

  • Matt Morris has a brand-new sound

    published May 5, 2011

    Whatever image you conjure up when we say Matt Morris, forget it. It's now as obsolete as a Hollywood Video card. You wouldn't recognize the... More >>

  • Foster the People

    published March 24, 2011

    Okay, this has the potential to either be one of those shows that you can tell people you were at in a year or two and they'll be like, "No... More >>

  • Various Artists

    published March 3, 2011

    The Ebbets Field series from Listen Up is a thrilling documentation of Denver's musical past. Ebbets Field, of course, was the storied downtown... More >>

  • Denver musical acts to watch in 2011

    published February 24, 2011

    Every year, a new group of artists and acts makes its way to the head of the class. Some are more advanced than others; they've been steadily... More >>

  • DeVotchKa

    published February 10, 2011

    At this point, DeVotchKa (due at the Fillmore this Saturday, February 12) appears incapable of producing music that's anything less than... More >>

  • Tennis

    published January 27, 2011

    To some, Tennis's whirlwind story sometimes seems just a bit too quaint and fantastical to be true: Boy meets girl, they fall in love, save... More >>

  • Caleb Slade steps out of brother Isaac's shadow

    published January 27, 2011

    Caleb Slade could have chosen an easier field to go into than music. Name sound familiar? What about the face? Even if neither... More >>


    published January 20, 2011

    BLKHRTS' six-song debut is impressive upon first listen and continually rewarding and compelling upon additional spins. While all of the MCs... More >>

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