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  • Rose Hill Drive

    published December 29, 2005

    According to Rose Hill Drive drummer Nate Barnes, someone at the Boulder Theater suggested that, during its Friday, December 30, show at... More >>

  • King Woody

    published December 22, 2005

    The day after the Denver Post published his goodbye (sort of) column, Woody Paige is in what's become his element. Road-tripping... More >>

  • AIM, Fire

    published December 15, 2005

    The Rocky Mountain News and the American Indian Movement of Colorado are a match made in hell. The Rocky's been consistently... More >>

  • Yule's Tide

    published December 15, 2005

    Fox News's Bill O'Reilly has been yammering for months about a "war on Christmas" being waged by politically correct zealots who want to strip all... More >>

  • The Radiators

    published December 15, 2005

    Over the past several months, the Radiators have received more national and international exposure than at any point since their late-'70s launch... More >>

  • Halifax

    published December 15, 2005

    Unlike the Radiators, Halifax didn't need a natural disaster to capture MTV's attention. The Southern California quintet had issued just one disc,... More >>

  • Channeling

    published December 8, 2005

    On December 6, when the Denver City Council's technology services committee approved the selection of Deproduction, a local nonprofit, to manage... More >>

  • Dandy Man

    published December 8, 2005

    In late 1995, Portland, Oregon's Dandy Warhols were generating big buzz for their debut disc on the independent Tim/Kerr imprint, but they didn't... More >>

  • Various Artists

    published December 8, 2005

    On a recent episode of his film-rating program, Roger Ebert awarded the Usher-starring In the Mix the "wagging finger of shame" because its... More >>

  • Vices I Admire

    published December 8, 2005

    The bio for this band, which headlines a December 17 CD-release party at Bender's Tavern, mingles hardscrabble tales with two admissions: "We have... More >>

  • Swayzak

    published December 8, 2005

    Talk about courting preconceptions: On top of admitting that their group's handle pays tribute to Patrick Swayze, the British duo of David Brown... More >>

  • The All-American Rejects

    published December 8, 2005

    The moniker adopted by the All-American Rejects is half accurate, half not. The "All-American" part fits the quartet's leaders, Oklahomans Tyson... More >>

  • Home Boy

    published December 1, 2005

    As 2005 dawned, Steffan Tubbs's career was moving ahead quite nicely. A correspondent and sometime anchor at New York City's Fox-owned... More >>

  • Extraordinary Machination

    published December 1, 2005

    Plenty of people out there are under the impression that Fiona Apple is, well, nuts -- but nothing could be further from the truth. Take the... More >>

  • Big & Rich

    published December 1, 2005

    At the outset of City, Big Kenny Alphin and John Rich declare, "Somebody's got to be unafraid to lead the freak parade" -- and they're... More >>

  • Michael Lloyd Band

    published December 1, 2005

    Since singer/pianist Ben Folds isn't dead, his ghost can't possibly hover over Highwaters EP, the latest from Boulder's Michael Lloyd Band.... More >>

  • Nickel Creek

    published December 1, 2005

    Chris Thile and siblings Sean and Sara Watkins, collectively known as Nickel Creek, have been widely embraced by the bluegrass and acoustic-music... More >>

  • Tre Hardson & Fuqawi

    published December 1, 2005

    Hip-hop history brims with gifted solo artists, but there are far fewer great bands -- groups whose shows were every bit as memorable as... More >>

  • Face Time

    published November 24, 2005

    When Chronicle Books agreed to publish 2005's Everything I Ate: A Year in the Life of My Mouth, its author, new Denver Post dining... More >>

  • No Fantasy

    published November 24, 2005

    Just because Fantasia Barrino won American Idol last year doesn't mean that everything in her world is ideal. "When people see you on TV,... More >>

  • The Rolling Stones

    published November 24, 2005

    Pity poor Mick Jagger -- or at least feel his future pain. Ian Anderson is certainly capable of doing so. During a recent interview on KOA, the... More >>

  • Freakwater

    published November 24, 2005

    The brand of country music lauded at this month's Country Music Association awards doesn't have much to do with the music's origins; to understate... More >>

  • Truman Tale

    published November 17, 2005

    In November 1959, when Denver-based photographer Rich Clarkson heard about four murders in rural Holcomb, Kansas, he didn't foresee a... More >>

  • Casting Stones

    published November 17, 2005

    Plenty of Christians are proud of San Diego's Payable on Death, a band that has achieved mainstream hard-rock success even though its music... More >>

  • Santana

    published November 17, 2005

    This marks the third time in a row that Carlos Santana has made the same album. And if the success of the original model, Supernatural (a... More >>

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