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1997 Stories by John Jesitus

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  • Now They're Cooking

    published December 11, 1997

    When the Moog Cookbook was invited to play live on MTV's Week in Rock program, bandmembers Uli Nomi and Meco Eno, aka Roger Manning and Brian... More >>

  • Arms Askimbo

    published December 4, 1997

    For an aspiring party band, Denver's Askimbo has been known to leave the occasional listener in a mood that's far from festive. At one cafe gig,... More >>

  • Cast of 1000

    published October 23, 1997

    Every musician has a story about gigs from hell, but few of these tales can compare with the one told by Michael Rains, bassist and vocalist for... More >>

  • Tales of Wojo

    published September 25, 1997

    During the course of an average set, the Boulder-dwelling white boys in Wojo play more funky music than Wild Cherry did during its entire career.... More >>

  • Playlist

    published September 25, 1997

    Oasis Be Here Now (Epic) Many reviewers tackling this disc have complained that it's too derivative. Well, duh. You're likelier... More >>

  • Bittersweet Del-lights

    published August 28, 1997

    Just because the music of Scotland's Del Amitri is tuneful and accessible doesn't mean that the group's lead singer, Justin Currie, is shy about... More >>

  • Catie Did

    published August 21, 1997

    With everyone from marginally talented sitcom actresses to scores of hairy-legged Indigo Girls wannabes trumpeting their alternative sexual... More >>

  • Bastardized

    published August 7, 1997

    Journalists know that most musicians will gush about their latest projects no matter how tepid they may actually be. So it comes as a pleasant... More >>

  • Not-So-Gentle Ben

    published July 31, 1997

    Despite his tender years, singer-songwriter Ben Lee, age eighteen, is no stranger to the interview process; rave reviews and cult stardom have... More >>

  • Kindred Spirits

    published July 10, 1997

    "We're not rock stars," contends Bill Buffo, drummer for Kindred, a collection of teenage rockers based in Louisville. "We don't, like, walk... More >>

  • Playlist

    published May 29, 1997

    The Holmes Brothers Promised Land (Rounder) Most of the CD stores that stock material by the New York-based Brothers Holmes--and... More >>

  • Cool 'Cats

    published May 22, 1997

    At a recent battle-of-the-bands contest sponsored at Lafayette's Centaurus High School by the community's police department, the five local... More >>

  • Playlist

    published May 1, 1997

    The Offspring Ixnay on the Hombre (Columbia) Despite the presence of Jello Biafra on "Disclaimer," a bit o' hucksterism plopped... More >>

  • Just in Kase

    published April 24, 1997

    "People can't just take Stevie Ray Vaughan and think he's the creator and almighty god of the blues, because that's just not how it is," says... More >>

  • Immortal Beloved

    published April 10, 1997

    In its three years of existence, the Fort Collins-based Immortal Dominion has received about as much attention from the mainstream media as Tom... More >>

  • Playlist

    published March 27, 1997

    U2 Pop (Island) The hype, the hype, the hype. Regular reports over the course of a year about the making of U2's latest--who... More >>

  • Spirit of '76

    published February 20, 1997

    Three of the four members of '76 Pinto reside in the Boulder area, but that doesn't stop the act's Louisville-based drummer, Pat Gill, from saying... More >>

  • The volplane! The volplane!

    published February 13, 1997

    Most musicians aren't known for having impressive vocabularies. Then again, most musicians aren't members of volplane, a Colorado combo whose... More >>

  • Playlist

    published January 16, 1997

    Ivo Perelman + "Cama de Terra" (Homestead) Oranj Symphonette Plays Mancini (Gramavision) The phrase "forward... More >>

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