Mark Barsotti

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  • 21 years ago | Music News

    There was a time when the idea of the Who's vocalist, Roger Daltrey, teaming in concert with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra to perform "the songs of Pete Townshend" would have sounded like a comic's satirical prediction. During their heyday, Sixt...

  • 21 years ago | Music News

    Peter Himmelman is definitely not a material guy. The 34-year-old singer-songwriter from Minnesota (best known to the tabloid-reading public as Bob Dylan's son-in-law) says, "I try to view the world as being constantly made manifest by the will of...

  • 21 years ago | Music News

    "In Spanish our name means `the specter, the ghost,'" drummer Steve Shiramizu says of El Espectro, a local alternative-rock group in which he's teamed with vocalist John Meggitt, guitarist Fletcher Necley and bassist Chris Kennedy. That's appropri...

  • 21 years ago | Music News

    Most members of the Beavis and Butt-head generation believe that when it comes to rock and roll, words suck. It's hard to argue the contrary: Wretched lyrics abound, from new-age prattle and sleazy backseat boasts to juvenile political pouting. It...

  • 22 years ago | Music News

    Tyson Meade, the singer, main songwriter and key creative force behind the twisted pop quintet Chainsaw Kittens, was on the receiving end of literal and figurative brickbats for much of his youth. Considering where he grew up, however, it's not su...

  • 22 years ago | Music News

    Denver-based Martha's Wake is a refreshing reminder that the devalued term "alternative rock" can mean more than loud, anguished guitar bands from Seattle. The music made by the group--which guitarist Jon Nichols jokingly calls "Egyptian death fun...