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2010 Stories by Jason Heller

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  • Steel Panther

    published December 16, 2010

    How long has it been since the Darkness finally went away? The correct answer: not long enough. Don't count your blessings yet, though. Steel... More >>

  • Buzzov•en

    published December 16, 2010

    Whole generations of doom-, sludge-, and stoner-rock bands have come and gone since Buzzov•en first trod the earth in 1989. Raw, screamy... More >>

  • The Centennial

    published December 16, 2010

    It's no secret why Meese's bid for major-label success failed. Blame the industry all you want, but the bottom line is this: The band was... More >>

  • Death Becomes Them

    published December 16, 2010

    For Colorado authors Jesse Bullington and Stephen Graham Jones, no season — much less the holidays — is exempt from horror, weirdness,... More >>

  • Ego vs Id

    published October 28, 2010

    There's a misconception — particularly regarding local music — that hard work and good intentions ought to be factored in when... More >>

  • Denver County Death March

    published October 21, 2010

    As a genre, metal has made an incredible amount of progress over the past decade. Denver County Death March couldn't give a fuck. Not that the... More >>

  • John Statz

    published October 14, 2010

    John Statz may not be a full-time resident of Denver, but the Mile High City shouldn't take it personally. The singer-songwriter's unquenchable... More >>

  • Halden Wofford and the Hi-Beams

    published October 7, 2010

    Bret Hertholf — better known around Denver as Halden Wofford — is the author of The Long Gone Lonesome History of Country... More >>

  • Stella Luce

    published September 30, 2010

    Eastern Europe isn't as far as from the Front Range as it might seem. Not only does Colorado have the gypsy-inflected DeVotchKa, but Wovenhand... More >>

  • Le Divorce

    published September 23, 2010

    "A Pixies album at 3 a.m./'Cause it's the small things that win in the end," sings Le Divorce's singer-guitarist Kitty Vincent on "Analogue,"... More >>

  • Broken Spirits

    published September 16, 2010

    Brent Burkhart — better known around Denver (and, indeed, much of the planet) as Reverend Deadeye — has taken a brief respite from... More >>

  • Hardcore two-piece Adai playing record-release show Saturday at Marquis Theater

    published September 2, 2010

    Coincidences often come in small, profound packages. The day Devin Mendoza and Justin Trujillo sit down to discuss their post-metal duo, Adai,... More >>

  • Bettye LaVette

    published August 26, 2010

    After a string of R&B hits in the '60s and stints touring with James Brown and Otis Redding, Bettye LaVette's career hit a brick wall when... More >>

  • Dem Bones, Dem Bones

    published August 26, 2010

    Few things in life are sexier than skull fragments, charred flesh and the ticking of a cold, dispassionate mind. Or so Bones would lead you... More >>

  • Fruit Bats

    published August 19, 2010

    The Chicago-bred outfit Fruit Bats has been making records for ten years now, most of them for Sub Pop. And yet Eric D. Johnson, who forms the... More >>

  • Honor the Fallen

    published August 19, 2010

    The Broomfield-based post-hardcore quintet Honor the Fallen trekked to Phoenix to record its new, self-titled EP with producer Cory Spotts,... More >>

  • Mega Metal

    published August 19, 2010

    Dave Mustaine has long been a punchline — if not a punching bag — for Metallica fans. The group’s founding lead guitarist was... More >>

  • Screeching Weasel

    published August 12, 2010

    A lot has been made of the 2009 reunion of pop-punk legends Screeching Weasel — but the fact is, the band has broken up and reformed... More >>

  • Rush

    published August 12, 2010

    For one of the most successful bands in history, Rush remains a pretty cryptic bunch. Formed in 1968, the Canadian trio of guitarist Alex... More >>


    published August 12, 2010

    It’s hard to miss the local arts and music scenes: Both are loud, vibrant, firm fixtures of Denver’s cultural landscape. The local... More >>


    published August 12, 2010

    Who is Philip K. Dick, and why does he have a festival of his own? That question isn’t just rhetorical. Dave Hyde — aka Lord Running... More >>

  • Screeching Weasel

    published August 12, 2010

    A lot has been made of the 2009 reunion of pop-punk legend Screeching Weasel — but the fact is, the band has broken up and reformed numerous... More >>

  • Alkaline Trio

    published August 5, 2010

    Like a thermometer crammed up the rectum of punk rock, the Warped Tour has been taking the temperature of teenage rebellion for fifteen years... More >>


    published August 5, 2010

    Any artist would have a hard time interpreting the teeming, surreal, at times shocking prose of Denver author Daniel Grandbois. But the famed... More >>


    published August 5, 2010

    Thanks to successes like Glee and the Broadway production of Green Day’s American Idiot, the musical has made a big comeback in... More >>

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