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2005 Stories by Michael Roberts

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  • The Rolling Stones

    published September 15, 2005

    For decades, each okay-but-not-great Stones CD has inspired the inevitable Rolling Stone review that declares it to be masterful -- hence... More >>

  • badpenny

    published September 15, 2005

    Judging by how few of them there are, good rock CDs must be damned hard to create. But Special Racer, whose arrival is being celebrated on... More >>

  • Green Day

    published September 15, 2005

    Truth be told, bands are generally most innovative early in their career -- unless you're talking about Green Day, that is. In 1994, several years... More >>

  • Wild and Crazy

    published September 15, 2005

    "When you get to the highest levels of the entertainment business," says banjo expert Pete Wernick, "you never know what to expect."... More >>

  • Time Capsule

    published September 15, 2005

    FRI, 9/16 "Pod is dead. Long live Pod." That's Lauri Lynnxe Murphy's weary-yet-relieved refrain as she closes the book on Pod,... More >>

  • The Message

    published September 8, 2005

    The cover illustration for August's Toilet Paper seems calculated to offend as many constituencies as possible in the free monthly's... More >>

  • Staind

    published September 8, 2005

    Folks out there remain so hungry for rock that they'll gobble up almost anything -- even Staind's Chapter V, which entered the... More >>

  • Savage Henry

    published September 8, 2005

    Few local recordings are as skillfully played and cleanly produced as Savage Henry's self-titled debut. Too bad the CD lacks the spark of... More >>

  • Dave Matthews Band

    published September 8, 2005

    Dear Dave: We welcome you to town with open arms and full hearts. Admittedly, though, this wasn't our first plan. In the beginning, we were going... More >>

  • Alasdair Roberts

    published September 8, 2005

    With his latest CD, No Earthly Man, Scotland's Alasdair Roberts (no relation to either me or Julia) has accomplished the seemingly... More >>

  • Listen Up

    published September 8, 2005

    SUN, 9/11 Since its inception five years ago, Stories on Stage has been a noble experiment, blending the best of literature and... More >>

  • Take a Bow

    published September 8, 2005

    SUN, 9/11 You may have done a double take last fall while driving along 14th Street past the gutted Auditorium Theatre, wondering why... More >>

  • The Message

    published September 1, 2005

    "I'm very positive about DCTV carrying on," declares Paul Fiorino, a producer and liaison to the board of directors at Denver Community... More >>

  • Go Ask Alice

    published September 1, 2005

    "I'm a dad first and an artist second," Alice Cooper declares. Yet the former Vincent Furnier isn't bothered in the slightest that he has to watch... More >>

  • Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

    published September 1, 2005

    From its up-front Allen Ginsberg nod to the behind-the-scenes assistance of Grammy fave T-Bone Burnett, Howl practically begs to be taken... More >>

  • Felisa

    published September 1, 2005

    Just because vocalist Felisa Herrera shifts effortlessly from Spanish to English and back again doesn't mean she focuses exclusively on the... More >>

  • Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey

    published September 1, 2005

    This Tulsa, Oklahoma, three-piece brims with contradictions. First off, "Jacob Fred" doesn't exist; the name is a pseudonym invented by pianist... More >>

  • Field Day

    published September 1, 2005

    FRI, 9/2 Boston-based saxophonist Ken Field makes grown-up sounds for idiosyncratic outfits such as Birdsongs of the Mesozoic and the... More >>

  • The Message

    published August 25, 2005

    In New York City, Jack-FM is officially recognized as a giant killer, thanks to its June takeover of WCBS, a heritage operation that had been... More >>

  • American I-Dull

    published August 25, 2005

    Kelly Clarkson, who's slated to visit the Colorado Convention Center this week, is beating the odds. Her second album, 2004's Breakaway,... More >>

  • Greenfield

    published August 25, 2005

    Whoops! The members of Greenfield got the chance to record with producer Malcolm Burn, a Grammy winner whose credits include work with Bob Dylan.... More >>

  • Puddle of Mudd

    published August 25, 2005

    How have rock fads shifted during recent years? The career turns of Puddle of Mudd and its original benefactor, Limp Bizkit's Fred Durst, are... More >>

  • Failure to Communicate

    published August 18, 2005

    "People expect you to take corrective action when there's a problem, and they don't understand why you don't do it on a pretty prompt basis," says... More >>

  • Big Flack Attack

    published August 18, 2005

    So far, Hank Brown is definitely earning his paycheck at CU -- and thanks to him, nearly a dozen others won't. Before his first day at More >>

  • Throwing the Book

    published August 18, 2005

    "I fought for everything I ever got in the journalism business, and I'm proud of what I did," says former Longmont Times-Call reporter... More >>

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