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  • The Olivia Tremor Control

    published October 12, 2000

    Most odds-and-ends collections aren't nearly odd enough, and they generally don't end well, either; remembering anything from the average... More >>

  • KBPI Wrecks the Rockies

    published October 5, 2000

    Things have been awfully muddy the past week or two over at KBPI -- but when haven't they been? Ever since the FM rocker became part of the... More >>

  • Born to Die

    published October 5, 2000

    Genuine musical objectivity is tough to come by, since most listeners, try as they might, can't help but bring biases to what they hear. Sometimes... More >>

  • Madonna

    published October 5, 2000

    Given that Ray of Light, Madonna's last studio release, was both a big seller and the best-reviewed album of her career (its quality... More >>

  • Credit Check

    published September 28, 2000

    Plagiarism seems like a straightforward offense: It's one writer using the words of another without crediting him, right? But there are times when... More >>

  • Fred Hess/Boulder Creative Music Ensemble

    published September 28, 2000

    In the liner notes of Faith, Hess, who's been among the saving graces of Colorado jazz for a generation or so, makes an unexpected... More >>

  • The Wide World of Grief

    published September 21, 2000

    The Center for Loss and Life Transition sits on a picturesque ridge on the outskirts of Fort Collins. The dirt road leading to it would be tough... More >>

  • Next Stop, Animal Heaven

    published September 21, 2000

    Carolyn Butler, co-founder of the Argus Center at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, tells the story of a Denver family -- a mom, a dad... More >>

  • Two of a Kind

    published September 21, 2000

    The Justice Department's voluminous report on the joint operating agreement that will bind the Denver Post and the Rocky Mountain... More >>

  • Critic's Choice

    published September 21, 2000

    Elastica, Sunday, September 24, at the Bluebird Theater, with the Meat Puppets, debuted on these shores in 1995 with a self-titled... More >>

  • Dialing for Dollars

    published September 14, 2000

    After all of the hullabaloo over media behemoth Clear Channel's acquisition of competitor AMFM in March -- not to mention the predictions of chaos... More >>

  • Brian's Song

    published September 14, 2000

    rian Wilson is easily confused. Ask him something that's even slightly ambiguous and he'll respond with the verbal equivalent of a blank... More >>

  • Richard (Humpty) Vission

    published September 14, 2000

    Vission's nickname suggests an old-school hip-hop connection, but there's nothing remotely Digital Underground-like about this rising DJ's Humpty... More >>

  • Beyond JonBenét

    published September 7, 2000

    More than three and a half years after her murder, JonBenét Ramsey continues to make news from coast to coast. The August 28 edition... More >>

  • Summer of Hate

    published September 7, 2000

    Okay, it may be more than a leeetle hard for most people to believe that the forthcoming album by the Hate Fuck Trio represents a new level... More >>

  • Words Get in the Way

    published August 31, 2000

    Once upon a time, George Carlin was able to say with little fear of contradiction that his famous seven dirty words -- shit, piss, fuck,... More >>

  • Urban Renewal

    published August 24, 2000

    African-Americans account for just a 5.1 percent slice of the Denver radio audience, according to figures used by the Arbitron ratings service --... More >>

  • The Need for Weed

    published August 24, 2000

    Comedian Alex Thomas is like a profane George Gallup; he just loves taking polls. On Monday, August 21, at Fiddler's Green, where the... More >>

  • Leftoverture

    published August 17, 2000

    You'd think any radio show capable of attracting fans from avant-garde musical acts such as the Olivia Tremor Control, Built to... More >>

  • The Mermen

    published August 17, 2000

    Merman Jim Thomas could probably make a good living simply reproducing the surf sounds of old, or revving them up with a touch of punk rock and... More >>

  • Play It As It Slays

    published August 10, 2000

    There's an unwritten rule in American society that once you grow up, you don't listen to metal anymore," says Kerry King, guitar mutilator for... More >>

  • It's Black and It's Proud

    published August 3, 2000

    There are many types of niche magazines that might seem to have a shot at thriving in the Denver marketplace -- ones focusing on, say, Broncos... More >>

  • Various Artists

    published August 3, 2000

    A trip to your neighborhood CD store can be a disheartening experience, especially when the bestseller racks are filled with imitations ('N Sync)... More >>

  • Fox on the Run

    published July 27, 2000

    If the established television-news purveyors in town were hoping that Channel 31's foray into their territory -- an hour-long broadcast unveiled... More >>

  • Going Def

    published July 27, 2000

    With the likes of Korn and Rage Against the Machine demonstrating that those predictions of rock's commercial demise you heard a year or two back... More >>

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