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  • Hawkins Flies Again

    published March 12, 1998

    Singer-songwriter Ted Hawkins believed in God--but for many years, Hawkins feared that God didn't believe in him. As he told Westword in late... More >>

  • Feedback

    published March 12, 1998

    Nearly two years ago, news that Superstar DJ Keoki had moved to Denver created a splash. And why not? As noted in a previous Westword profile ("DJ... More >>

  • Playlist

    published March 12, 1998

    Ani DiFranco Little Plastic Castle (Righteous Babe) One of my colleagues suggested that DiFranco is better than most of her... More >>

  • Feedback

    published March 5, 1998

    As mentioned in this space in our February 26 issue, Jacor Communications recently donated a radio station, KHOW2-AM/1190, to the University of... More >>

  • Say What?

    published March 5, 1998

    Before we get to Jake Black, aka the Very Reverend Dr. D. Wayne Love, who's both the conceptualist behind Scotland's A3 and the self-proclaimed... More >>

  • Playlist

    published March 5, 1998

    The Halo Benders The Rebels Not In (K Records) The Halo Benders are generally referred to in print as an indie-rock supergroup,... More >>

  • Feedback

    published February 26, 1998

    KTCL-FM/93.3, which makes a couple of appearances in this week's article about Denver radio (see page 73), has spent much of the Nineties as the... More >>

  • Dangerous Waves

    published February 26, 1998

    How bad is Denver radio? For an answer, look no further than my middle finger--the one I use to button-push during my drive to and from work.... More >>

  • Everything Old Is New Again

    published February 19, 1998

    "I was reading an article about 16 Horsepower," says Rhett Miller, the leader of the Old 97's, from Dallas, Texas, "and one of the guys in the... More >>

  • Playlist

    published February 19, 1998

    Pearl Jam Yield (Epic) The amount of ink spilled over Yield by our friends at daily newspapers across the country suggests that... More >>

  • Feedback

    published February 19, 1998

    Since bands tend to change personnel more frequently than Kenneth Starr subpoenas interns, the majority of lineup shifts are of only passing... More >>

  • Color Him Bluegrass

    published February 12, 1998

    "Our audiences are smaller than, say, country's or rock's," concedes Del McCoury, as exciting and authentic a bluegrass performer as any presently... More >>

  • Feedback

    published February 12, 1998

    The anticipated Denver concert-promotions war has not yet begun in earnest, but the field of battle is already crowded with potential... More >>

  • Playlist

    published February 12, 1998

    Roni Size Reprazent: New Forms (Talkin' Loud/Mercury) Plenty of electronica artists are taking the Prodigy route: i.e., they're... More >>

  • Feedback

    published February 5, 1998

    Way back in our January 1 issue, I wrote about Sire Records' decision to license Tone Soul Evolution, a fine CD by the Apples that was originally... More >>

  • Playlist

    published February 5, 1998

    Timbaland and Magoo Welcome to Our World (Blackground/Atlantic) Tim Mosley, aka Timbaland, is a producer who has stepped into... More >>

  • Heavy Petting

    published February 5, 1998

    Released in June 1966, the Beach Boys' Pet Sounds was regarded at the time of its appearance as a commercial disappointment. As author Timothy... More >>

  • Barry Fey

    published January 29, 1998

    When Barry Fey sold his interest in the concert firm that bore his name late last summer, a lot of his competitors figured that, career-wise, he... More >>

  • Feedback

    published January 29, 1998

    Low Estate, the scorching second album by 16 Horsepower, is reaching retailers in the United States this week, but it's already a success beyond... More >>

  • Blackwater Runs Deep

    published January 29, 1998

    "I would've loved to be a pitcher in baseball," says Robert Bradley. "When I was younger, I was a big Cincinnati Reds and St. Louis Cardinals fan.... More >>

  • Brother From Another Planet

    published January 22, 1998

    When I learned that Kool Keith was coming to town, I reacted with a mixture of excitement and trepidation. As a founding member of Ultramagnetic... More >>

  • Feedback

    published January 22, 1998

    Nature abhors a vacuum, and so do concert promoters--which is why the Denver live-music market has been weaving like Charles Bukowski on a bender... More >>

  • Feedback

    published January 15, 1998

    Say goodbye to the Hectics as you knew them. The group, a Westword profile subject ("Getting Pretty Hectic," April 25, 1996), called it quits... More >>

  • Playlist

    published January 15, 1998

    Bjork Homogenic (Elektra) There's no shortage of acts that have mingled ancient music with new technology, and although some of... More >>

  • Designing Men

    published January 15, 1998

    Guitarist Dave Brylawski, one of the principal architects behind Polvo, is an adamantly regular guy. So eager is he to make a personal connection... More >>

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