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2006 Stories by Drew Bixby

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  • Calling All Automatons

    published December 28, 2006

    It’s true what they’re saying about tonight’s Robot Dance Party III at Buntport Theater — a fifteen-foot-tall robot with... More >>

  • Bloody Sunday

    published December 7, 2006

    For the typical nine-to-five work-week slave, Sunday nights are for staying at home and dreading Mondays. And while the adventurous... More >>

  • Solid Gold

    published December 7, 2006

    "It's a little nippy to do our outside fashion show," the Fabric Lab's Tran Wills tells me when I ask why tonight's False Idols Mannequin... More >>

  • Dead Meadow

    published November 30, 2006

    Since forming in 1998, Washington, D.C.'s Dead Meadow has toured the globe relentlessly, doling out doses of dreamy, distortion-heavy psych rock... More >>

  • Drag Raise

    published November 30, 2006

    To hear Nuclia Waste describe her crowd-pleasing performance of "The Twelve Drinks of Christmas" — a spoof on the classic holiday song that... More >>

  • Ratatat

    published November 23, 2006

    Classics, the second proper full-length from Brooklyn's Ratatat, is a convivial collection of slashing electric guitars, on-point computer... More >>

  • Puff, Puff, Give

    published November 23, 2006

    Why, yes, I have been working out. Sweet of you to notice. I've gotta say, though, it's not all glitter and hot pants. Some days I just... More >>

  • Lion Sized

    published November 16, 2006

    On its self-titled debut EP, Lion Sized rips and roars its way through six loud songs of calculated, aggressive, minor-chord post-punk. Recorded... More >>

  • America, Represent!

    published November 16, 2006

    Uncle Sam could really use a facelift. Maybe a hip replacement. A haircut and a new suit wouldn't hurt, either. Come to think of it, the old boy... More >>

  • On Pins and Needles

    published October 26, 2006

    A short poem inspired by a man and his muse: Matthew Brown has a vision, an idea, a dream/The ambition to form a club based on needles and... More >>

  • Pure Thought

    published October 5, 2006

    Everyone responds to war differently. Some show support by plastering ribbon magnets on their SUVs or publicly praying around flagpoles. Others... More >>

  • Tears of a Nation

    published September 21, 2006

    By most estimates, nearly 4,000 Cherokee Native Americans died on the infamous Trail of Tears — the paths from Georgia to Oklahoma that some... More >>

  • If the Jailhouse Is Rockin'…

    published September 14, 2006

    When cops from the Aurora Police Department and officers from the Colorado Department of Corrections converge tonight at the DIA Holiday Inn,... More >>

  • A Federal Case

    published September 7, 2006

    Federal Boulevard stretches almost thirty miles down the spine of the metro area, from Bowles Boulevard in Littleton, where the Southglenn... More >>

  • Ratatat

    published August 31, 2006

    Remember how the indie-rock masses wept with joy when the Postal Service's Give Up spontaneously combusted onto their iPods?... More >>

  • Scooter City

    published July 27, 2006

    When the fourteenth annual AmeriVespa National Scooter Rally rides into town tonight for a weekend of parties, rides, competitions and... More >>

  • Mission to Mars

    published July 20, 2006

    At today's Colorado UFO Briefing in Civic Center Park, attendees won't find any alien stickers or anal-probe T-shirts for sale. There will... More >>

  • 'Til We Meet Again

    published July 13, 2006

    Neely Jenkins is crying on the other end of the phone. "I'm having a really hard time with leaving," Jenkins confesses. "It's so hard. I've... More >>

  • Star Search

    published July 6, 2006

    Today at 11 a.m., anywhere from fifty to a hundred local toddlers, tweens and teens will gather at Aurora's Fletcher Plaza, 9898 East Colfax... More >>

  • Tape Ops

    published June 22, 2006

    As recently as two or three years ago, when myspace.com couldn't get a prom date and music blogs were still... More >>

  • Play Time

    published May 18, 2006

    It's not even 2 p.m., and the police are already after DeVante and Damani. The two have been split up for what seems like hours, and now they've... More >>

  • Fourteen Carats of Class

    published May 18, 2006

    Twenty-two-year-old Luke Mueller describes himself as "good-looking and charismatic," calls himself a "salesman with ADHD," and says he and his... More >>

  • A Single-Gear Summer

    published May 11, 2006

    For many Coloradans, bicycles are a way of life. But for 39-year-old Denver real-estate agent Brad Evans, who rides a stealth-black, single-gear... More >>

  • The Sounds

    published April 27, 2006

    For some reason, musicians put a lot of pressure on themselves to come up with clever and ironic band names. This seems especially senseless... More >>

  • Warhol in Retrospect

    published April 20, 2006

    Few things bleed post-modernism more profusely than the films of Andy Warhol. The prolific artist shot more than sixty stories from 1963 to 1968,... More >>

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