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  • Critic's Choice

    published April 29, 2004

    The main men of Uversa (due at the Mercury Cafe this Thursday, April 29) are no strangers to each other. Guitarist Tim Edwards and bassist... More >>

  • The Message

    published April 22, 2004

    Damon Cain, managing editor for presentation and design at the Denver Post, minces no words when describing the broadsheet he was... More >>

  • Future Sound of London

    published April 22, 2004

    Far too many musicians are scared to death of "What the hell?" moments -- those times when a song's sudden shift into unexpected territory leaves... More >>

  • The Message

    published April 15, 2004

    On April 8, Boulder High School students, supplemented by a few media members, packed the school's auditorium to see a mini-film festival and... More >>

  • Sound and Vision

    published April 15, 2004

    For Tunde Adebimpe, frontman for the intriguingly contradictory act TV on the Radio, the last couple of years have been like an extended version... More >>

  • Hélène Grimaud

    published April 15, 2004

    Even dudes into orchestras love the ladies. It's no wonder that marketing mavens trying to peddle classical music to audiences accustomed to... More >>

  • Clear Sailing

    published April 8, 2004

    In 2001, House of Blues took on the task of promoting a double bill featuring classic-rockers Styx and Bad Company, picking a station then known... More >>

  • The Message

    published April 8, 2004

    On March 22, after years of avoiding questions about when they would launch an early newscast, managers at Channel 31, Denver's Fox affiliate,... More >>

  • The Message

    published April 1, 2004

    Like it or not, controversies and speculation go together like Donald Trump and comb-overs, and the more innuendoes there are, the greater... More >>

  • Making Progress

    published April 1, 2004

    Although most mainstream rock fans don't know anything about Dave Kerman, the drummer is a household name in at least a few places. For the... More >>

  • N.E.R.D.

    published April 1, 2004

    Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo, aka the Neptunes, are nothing if not ambitious. Their production techniques rule pop radio, but they hunger for... More >>

  • Critic's Choice

    published March 25, 2004

    Over the past several years, Regina Carter, who fronts a quintet that headlines the Boulder Theater on Thursday, March 25, has been closely... More >>

  • Roadhouse Rockin'

    published March 25, 2004

    SAT, 3/27 There's a dusty crease where the wide-open range of the Western Slope meets urban sprawl, where cow-tipping is almost a... More >>

  • The Message

    published March 18, 2004

    Students who turned up for a journalism conference at Mesa State College earlier this month picked up some helpful hints, like not to become... More >>

  • The Message

    published March 11, 2004

    Colorado Avalanche announcer Mike Haynes may work on the radio, but he doesn't use this fact as an excuse to dress down. He arrives at the... More >>

  • Prose and Cons

    published March 11, 2004

    I don't think there's any reason why someone should become a Decemberists fan unless they're fully prepared," says vocalist/tunesmith Colin Meloy.... More >>

  • Norah Jones

    published March 11, 2004

    The long list of worthy artists who have never won Grammys includes the Beach Boys, Led Zeppelin and Jimi Hendrix. Norah Jones, on the other hand,... More >>

  • The Message

    published March 4, 2004

    Despite all the technical advances in data retrieval that have come into common use over recent years, the primary venue for many periodicals... More >>

  • Shake It Up

    published March 4, 2004

    Breasts: Kids love 'em! Grown men, too -- and while Ruben Studdard has a nice set, most dudes prefer the ones on women. Why? Chemistry. See that... More >>

  • Incubus

    published March 4, 2004

    Given that "Drive," Incubus's signature ditty, was a typical mid-tempo sensitivity showcase, "Megalomaniac," the first single and lead number on... More >>

  • Naming Rights

    published February 26, 2004

    When University of Colorado president Elizabeth "Betsy" Hoffman put CU head football coach Gary Barnett on paid administrative leave... More >>

  • Dizzee Rascal

    published February 26, 2004

    Britisher Dylan Mills's pseudonym doesn't exactly carry its weight in stateside street cred. Truth be told, the name Dizzee Rascal suggests Carl... More >>

  • Dillinger Escape Plan

    published February 26, 2004

    Dillinger Escape Plan, which joins the Locust and Your Enemies Friend at the Bluebird Theatre on Wednesday, March 3, has been called... More >>

  • The Message

    published February 19, 2004

    Rich Tosches has every right to be depressed. Last fall, his nine-year run as the Colorado Springs Gazette's most popular and... More >>

  • Craig Maierhofer

    published February 19, 2004

    Craig Maierhofer was part of Orphan Tears, a popular local combo from the '90s whose shot at the bigtime struck wide of the mark. Like his... More >>

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