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  • Feedback

    published July 11, 1996

    Some good news on the local club scene. Club Mecca, at 1360 College Avenue in Boulder, provides something that the Denver-Boulder area has... More >>

  • Playlist

    published July 11, 1996

    Beck! Odelay (DGC) Based on the two shows I've seen him perform, Beck Hansen probably isn't the worst performer in the history... More >>

  • Survey Says

    published July 4, 1996

    I. Purpose Radio, in Denver and most other American communities, is more segmented than ever before. Demographers and marketing gurus have... More >>

  • Feedback

    published July 4, 1996

    It's been a couple of weeks since we've spoken. We have some catching up to do. June 21 was the last day on the Denver airwaves for KBPI's... More >>

  • Still Hopping

    published June 20, 1996

    "Can you hang on for a minute?" asks Todd Lewis, singer, guitarist and principal songwriter for the Toadies, in response to a click on his phone... More >>

  • Feedback

    published June 20, 1996

    Although it pains me deeply on a personal level, I must admit at the outset that the hero of this next item is Sting. Angela Long is a... More >>

  • Rebel With a New Cause

    published June 20, 1996

    So you thought that after coming through heroin addiction, imprisonment and virtual banishment from the country-music industry, Steve Earle would... More >>

  • The Revolution Lives

    published June 13, 1996

    "I think we need radical change in politics," says Wayne Kramer, "and that can only come from young people with revolutionary ideas. Right now... More >>

  • Playlist

    published June 13, 1996

    The Cranberries To the Faithful Departed (Island) There's a fine line between a distinctive voice and an annoying voice, and... More >>

  • Feedback

    published June 13, 1996

    Since its inception, 16 Horsepower has been the product of three people: multi-instrumentalist David Eugene Edwards, drummer Jean-yves Tola and... More >>

  • Feedback

    published June 6, 1996

    They've got the local music in them. Flesh Blanket, by Zoon Politikon, is not a punk album in the contemporary, major-label sense--meaning... More >>

  • Kids Do the Darnedest Things

    published June 6, 1996

    Madonna's baby-to-be (reportedly a girl to be named Lola, after the Marlene Dietrich character in 1930's The Blue Angel) is a star even before... More >>

  • Native Tongues

    published May 30, 1996

    "In a way, it's almost a privilege not to be played on the radio," singer-songwriter Tish Hinojosa says with a laugh. "Sure, I'd love to have... More >>

  • Feedback

    published May 30, 1996

    Thus far, videotape shot during the aftermath of the punk-rock-show-turned-riot at a Denver VFW hall on May 18 (Feedback, May 23) hasn't caused... More >>

  • Playlist

    published May 30, 1996

    Howlin' Maggie Honeysuckle Strange (Columbia) Who'd a thunk that in 1996, one of the hottest sounds in the United States would... More >>

  • Feedback

    published May 23, 1996

    The mainstream-media coverage of the so-called melee that took place Saturday, May 18, at a punk show staged at the Veterans of Foreign Wars hall... More >>

  • Playlist

    published May 23, 1996

    Rage Against the Machine Evil Empire (Epic) Why are so many left-wingers humorless? Sure, there are terrible things happening... More >>

  • Whatsa Matto?

    published May 23, 1996

    Shortly after moving from Japan to the United States in the late Eighties, Yuka Honda landed a job writing about American food for a Japanese... More >>

  • Tribe and Tribulations

    published May 23, 1996

    Very little unnerves Leslie Mah, guitarist for San Francisco's Tribe 8. But she admits to being a bit nervous about playing her first show in... More >>

  • Old Hag

    published May 16, 1996

    At the Academy of Country Music awards presentation in late April, a slew of country stars were rounded up for a tribute to Merle Haggard, the... More >>

  • Playlist

    published May 16, 1996

    Paul Westerberg Eventually (Reprise) You've got to feel bad for Westerberg. As the mouth behind the Replacements, the man... More >>

  • Feedback

    published May 16, 1996

    Local consumers interested in picking up the latest music by area artists know they can find it at a handful of locations, including Wax Trax,... More >>

  • Feedback

    published May 9, 1996

    While recently flipping through a copy of the Denver Post, Neil Slade, a fixture on the local music scene, stumbled across an advertisement for... More >>

  • Playlist

    published May 9, 1996

    Hootie & the Blowfish Fairweather Johnson (Atlantic) Listening to this album put me in mind of a line from an episode of the... More >>

  • Just Deserts

    published May 9, 1996

    When Neil Halstead--vocalist, guitarist and guiding light for Britain's Mojave 3--thinks of Denver, he pictures singer and fellow bandmate Rachel... More >>

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