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2010 Stories by Jason Heller

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  • Iron Maiden

    published June 10, 2010

    Written off in the '90s as yet another relic of the original heavy-metal era, Iron Maiden found new life and relevance when metal made a huge... More >>

  • Jeffree Star

    published June 10, 2010

    With Glee and Lady Gaga all the rage, one can only hope that flamboyance and theatricality are a bit more acceptable across the board... More >>

  • Wovenhand

    published June 10, 2010

    It's been two years since Wovenhand released Ten Stones. But it might as well have been an eternity. Since that last batch of songs,... More >>

  • Yes, They Can

    published June 10, 2010

    During the 2008 Democratic National Convention, the world saw Denver through the filter of the mainstream media. On the ground, though, was a crew... More >>

  • Hunter and the Hunted

    published June 10, 2010

    The late Hunter S. Thompson, never a predictable character, surprised even his most ardent fans when he took up the cause of Lisl Auman, a... More >>

  • The Gromet embraces just about every genre of music under the sun

    published June 3, 2010

    Shea Boynton's love of music is all over the map. But as he'll tell you, that kind of wanderlust is just in his genes. "My grandfather... More >>

  • The Black Keys

    published June 3, 2010

    For a rootsy duo, the Black Keys have proved themselves far more open to experimentation and collaboration than the tradition would dictate.... More >>

  • Starting the Hearts

    published June 3, 2010

    It takes a lot of balls to put the word "hearts" in your band name — especially in these post-emo days, when wearing your emotions on... More >>

  • Broken Bells

    published May 27, 2010

    Hip-hop producer and Gnarls Barkley member Danger Mouse may be known for dabbling with everyone from Gorillaz's Damon Albarn to the late Mark... More >>

  • Good Old War

    published May 27, 2010

    There was nothing simple about Days Away, the epic, progressive rock band that was a fixture on the post-hardcore circuit throughout the... More >>

  • Patrick Dethlefs

    published May 27, 2010

    It doesn't get any more literal than writing a song about the moon and titling it "The Moon." Patrick Dethlefs does exactly that on his debut... More >>

  • Identity Pusher conveys its sarcastic outlook though melodic, progressive death metal

    published May 27, 2010

    Black Market Blood Bank," one of the most brutal yet accomplished tracks of Identity Pusher's debut CD, It Was Already on Fire When I Got... More >>

  • Go to the Prom — Again

    published May 27, 2010

    "Growing up, we always saw movies like Back to the Future and 10 Things I Hate About You that had really cool proms," says Josh... More >>

  • Get Wild With These Demons

    published May 27, 2010

    But the DIY artist and his teammates may have topped themselves with OFM's latest production, Demons in the Sky! "We've brought... More >>

  • Landon Pigg

    published May 20, 2010

    The floodwaters might be receding from his home town of Nashville, but Landon Pigg isn't wallowing in them. Still on the road behind his 2009... More >>

  • Romano Paoletti

    published May 20, 2010

    Romano Paoletti opens Story of a Lifetime with "Ragtime Blues," an ode to his grandfather, "Ragtime" Bob Darch, an inductee of the... More >>

  • The Unkindest Cut

    published May 20, 2010

    Female circumcision is completely alien to most Americans, but it's a widespread custom in many places around the world — and a custom that's... More >>

  • Party in Five Points

    published May 20, 2010

    Movement, euphoria, freedom: Jazz evokes different responses in different people. And yet it's always been a music that draws people together, as... More >>

  • New York-bound Emily Frembgen is leaving behind some poetically walloping folk songs to remember her by

    published May 20, 2010

    Years after moving back to Denver from New York, Emily Frembgen still has a 917 area code. It therefore shouldn't come as a surprise that the... More >>

  • Leatherface

    published May 13, 2010

    It's safe to say that legendary punk bands like Jawbreaker and Hot Water Music wouldn't have existed — at least not in the form we know... More >>

  • Emily Frembgen

    published May 13, 2010

    Since drifting into Denver from parts east a couple years back, Emily Frembgen has been busy making a humble yet profound mark in town. Besides... More >>

  • Foxy Lady

    published May 13, 2010

    For every relative youngster and casual fan who only knows Pam Grier from her scene-stealing comeback performance in Quentin Tarantino's... More >>

  • Get Swamped With Lindsey Kuhn

    published May 13, 2010

    Lindsey Kuhn is famous in the skate world as the founder of Denver-based Conspiracy Boards. But his vivid, iconic, screen-printed artwork is just... More >>

  • Schoolz Out

    published May 13, 2010

    When Abe Brennan, singer/guitarist for Denver punk band Joy Subtraction, saw the opportunity to play this year's Tellerpalooza — the... More >>

  • Devin the Dude

    published May 6, 2010

    For anyone else, releasing an album titled Suite #420 on 4/20 would be overkill. For Devin the Dude, it's an understatement. The veteran... More >>

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