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  • The Shipping News

    published March 17, 2005

    When vocalist/axman Jeff Mueller agreed to borrow his band's moniker from the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Annie Proulx, he hadn't read it yet.... More >>

  • Mars Volta

    published March 17, 2005

    Make no mistake: There's an anti-Mars Volta contingent out there, and its members will rip this disc apart. They'll dismiss its musical... More >>

  • SleepinGiants

    published March 17, 2005

    If the name Bernard Bickerstaff sets off a buzzer, it should. His father, Bernie Bickerstaff, used to helm the Denver Nuggets and currently... More >>

  • Ben Lee

    published March 17, 2005

    Although he's still in his twenties, Ben Lee has already been through more personal and professional changes than the average performer three... More >>

  • Buzzy Blues

    published March 17, 2005

    "Popular music, and especially blues- influenced music, has been a really important venue for women to express their wilder side," says... More >>

  • The Message

    published March 10, 2005

    It was a bad week for Adrienne Anderson. On February 3, the environmental-studies professor at the University of Colorado at Boulder,... More >>

  • Marbles

    published March 10, 2005

    In 1997, Robert Schneider, a former Denverite whose best-known creation remains the Apples in Stereo, released some of his early recordings on... More >>

  • Melissa Ivey

    published March 10, 2005

    Melissa Ivey doesn't seem particularly interested in going where no singer-songwriter has gone before -- at least not yet. From the Inside... More >>

  • Danzig

    published March 10, 2005

    Thanks to footage that's gotten plenty of Internet play, Glenn Danzig's tough-guy reputation has taken a wallop. Shot at a gig last July, the... More >>

  • Duran Duran

    published March 10, 2005

    The first time he saw the video for "Mr. Brightside," the latest single by the Killers, Simon LeBon must have felt as if he'd fallen through the... More >>

  • The Message

    published March 3, 2005

    Tony Marquette says he grew up listening to Tom Martino on Denver radio. So when it came time to choose a contractor to install new... More >>

  • Legendary

    published March 3, 2005

    During a February 14 interview, John Legend reacts with a knowing chuckle when he's asked what Valentine's Day means to him. "It's a good payday,"... More >>

  • Jennifer Lopez

    published March 3, 2005

    Once upon a time, the existence of Jennifer Lopez CDs was entirely justified by the photos included with them. Given that she's now 34 years old... More >>

  • Omarion

    published March 3, 2005

    It's not exactly a mystery why Sony is pushing O. After all, Omarion Grandberry's got a kiddie-soul pedigree (he was in B2K), an acting... More >>

  • The Walkmen

    published March 3, 2005

    During the mid-'90s, Jonathan Fire*Eater was marked for big things that never came to fruition, which is the sort of thing that happens to groups... More >>

  • Jucifer

    published March 3, 2005

    Anyone silly enough to believe that music journalism is populated exclusively by deep thinkers will be quickly disabused of the notion after... More >>

  • Jazz Rejuvenation

    published March 3, 2005

    SAT, 3/5 Denver hosts big musical acts all the time, but how many of them involve music inspired by a man who has his own United... More >>

  • The Message

    published February 24, 2005

    There were no major train wrecks in Colorado over President's Day weekend -- unless you counted the transitions during late local TV newscasts.... More >>

  • King Me

    published February 24, 2005

    Right now, Atlantic Records is giving the star treatment to San Diego's Louis XIV, whose first full-length for the company, The Best Little... More >>

  • John Digweed

    published February 24, 2005

    Fabric is a very orderly label. The London-based imprint specializes in mix discs helmed by the likes of Doc Martin and Eddie Richards, with each... More >>

  • Adam Green

    published February 24, 2005

    Green has been attracting plaudits and brickbats ever since his days with the Moldy Peaches, when his repertoire was filled with songs like "Who's... More >>

  • Ashlee Simpson

    published February 24, 2005

    Defending Ashlee Simpson is a full-time job these days. Tell the average person that 2004's Autobiography, her debut album, is the... More >>

  • Give our regards to Broadway

    published February 17, 2005

    5:55 a.m.: 7600 Broadway They say the neon lights are bright on Broadway...but right before dawn, on the hillside where Broadway... More >>

  • The Message

    published February 17, 2005

    Talk-show host Ed Schultz apologizes for missing a scheduled interview. He explains that Tom Daschle called, and he "couldn't get... More >>

  • The Hustler

    published February 17, 2005

    The parties taking place this week in conjunction with the NBA All-Star Game promise to be epic -- and while he's hardly the biggest name heading... More >>

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