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  • Q&A with Rachael Pollard

    published May 21, 2008

    Rachael Pollard likes roller skates. A lot. She got married with her skates on, played a few gigs with them on and even skated in the pivot position for the Red Riding Hoods roller derby team for abou... More >>

  • The Aakash Mittal Quartet

    published May 22, 2008

    In the liner notes of his debut, Aakash Mittal asserts that every moment can be the start of something new or the end of something old, and... More >>

  • Pogue Mahone’s

    published May 22, 2008

    When I was just a kid, I walked into Budget Tapes & Records in Cherry Creek to ask Rusty, my friend's older brother, for some music... More >>

  • Rock & Roll Grill

    published May 15, 2008

    What was supposed to be a May 2 benefit show at the Rock & Roll Grill (1531 Champa Street), one of downtown's two all-ages venues, ended... More >>

  • Liam Finn

    published May 8, 2008

    Rolling Stone recently reduced New Zealand-based singer-songwriter Liam Finn to a simple formula: He equals Elliott Smith minus the... More >>

  • 15th St. Tavern

    published May 8, 2008

    It's been a rough year for the owners of the 15th St. Tavern. Last June, Mykel Martinez and Jennifer Raddatz were served notice to clear... More >>

  • Joe Jackson

    published May 1, 2008

    Since his 1979 debut Look Sharp, Joe Jackson has into delved into a variety of genres, traversing through pop, jazz, Latin, even trying his... More >>

  • Joe Jackson

    published May 1, 2008

    Since his 1979 debut Look Sharp, Joe Jackson has into delved into a variety of genres, traversing through pop, jazz, Latin, even trying... More >>

  • Bliss Cafe

    published May 1, 2008

    Using a specially designed keyboard linked to a magnetic-resonance imaging machine, some Johns Hopkins and government scientists recently... More >>

  • Hillstomp

    published April 24, 2008

    Hillstomp's bucket thumper and washboard scraper John Johnson once said, "The blues isn't really about being sad," but about using the music as... More >>

  • Catacombs

    published April 24, 2008

    It can be odd to visit a place where you haven't been for more than a decade. You get a picture in your head, and it stays there until you... More >>

  • Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey Reinvents Itself…Again.

    published April 24, 2008

    The musicians in Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey thrive on change. When bassist Reed Mathis and keyboardist Brian Haas formed the trio fifteen years... More >>

  • Tusk Safari Lounge

    published April 17, 2008

    I recently got a tip about a hip, safari-themed bar in south Longmont, of all places. Looking at the website of Tusk Safari Lounge, I... More >>

  • Owsley’s Golden Road

    published April 10, 2008

    While listening to a live recording of Widespread Panic at last week's Widespread Wednesday at Moon Time Bar & Grill (846 Broadway), I... More >>

  • Meet Jim Rome’s Favorite Band

    published April 10, 2008

    On There's Nothing Safe, Vendetta Valentine's latest, the Los Angeles-based trio draws inspiration from George Orwell's 1984,... More >>

  • The Claudia Quintet

    published April 3, 2008

    On the Claudia Quintet's latest genre-bending album, For, composer and percussionist John Hollenbeck dedicates each of the disc's eight... More >>

  • Hot Dog!

    published April 3, 2008

    Over the past few months, I've been running into people I haven't seen in years, and it's mildly freaking me out. At Vinyl (1082... More >>

  • Carbon/Silicon

    published March 20, 2008

    Over thirty years ago, long before Mick Jones joined the Clash and Tony James teamed up with Billy Idol in Generation X, the pair played... More >>

  • Raising the Bar

    published March 20, 2008

    Four years ago, club owner Regas Christou transformed the former Jonas Brothers building at 1037 Broadway into the jungle-themed Serengeti,... More >>

  • Harvey Knuckles Scores a Knockout

    published March 20, 2008

    In the late '70s, there was a power forward on the University of Toledo basketball team who was known more for the giant black growth on his... More >>

  • Beta

    published March 13, 2008

    Denver-based Beatport.com pretty much dominates the world of electronic and dance-music downloads through... More >>

  • Kurt Rosenwinkel Visits the Vanguard

    published March 13, 2008

    The list of musicians who've played New York City's Village Vanguard throughout its seventy-year history reads like a who's who of jazz.... More >>

  • Grizzly Rose

    published March 6, 2008

    About halfway through David Allan Coe's song "You Never Even Called Me By My Name," he talks about how his friend Steve Goodman wrote the first... More >>

  • Tia Fuller Has Sax Appeal

    published March 6, 2008

    On the Tuesday before Father's Day in 2006, Tia Fuller went to an audition that changed her life. Beyoncé was scouting for members of... More >>

  • Boulder Gets a New Elixir

    published February 28, 2008

    Since Boulder is a college town, you'd think there would be more places to dance as well as drink, says Will Coleman. And with his latest... More >>

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