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  • Rock This Way

    published December 27, 2007

    Guitarist/vocalist Daniel Sproul wasn’t even a zygote when Aerosmith released 1975’s Toys in the Attic, which he and his fellow... More >>

  • Risk Averse

    published December 20, 2007

    Today, the Colorado Springs Police Department is under continuing pressure from local and national media to divulge all pertinent details... More >>

  • Two Mittens Up

    published December 20, 2007

    Although there seem to be Santa Clauses everywhere at this time of year, they're seldom accompanied by the Grinch and Cindy Lou Who. Today,... More >>

  • Colorado Navidad

    published December 20, 2007

    The title of Á Colorado en una Noche de Navidad (To Colorado on a Christmas Night), a musical-theater piece by El... More >>

  • The Web Revolt

    published December 13, 2007

    In retrospect, the saga that's come to be known as the Boulder land grab seems like a surefire hit. After all, the tale involves a prominent... More >>

  • Hate Fuck Trio

    published December 13, 2007

    Why has the Hate Fuck Trio been largely inactive for most of this millennium? Jon and Sam DeStefano, the sibling tandem behind one of the best... More >>

  • Sanity Claus

    published December 13, 2007

    The slump that's afflicting the music industry has apparently bypassed the holiday genre, since nearly forty new or reissued yuletide releases... More >>

  • The Cool Kids

    published December 13, 2007

    The phrase "It's all good" has never been less true when it comes to hip-hop. The genre's mainstream branch is mighty uninteresting these days,... More >>

  • The Kooks

    published December 13, 2007

    Were Andy Warhol still aboveground, he could tweak his prescient bon mot about fame for the British music scene — something like "Every... More >>

  • Viva Zapata

    published December 13, 2007

    There are no shortage of flicks about dead singers these days — but The Gits, which debuts tonight, is a documentary with a... More >>

  • Swinging Christmas

    published December 13, 2007

    John Pizzarelli, who sits in with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra tonight, is a jazz guitarist with an impressive pedigree; he's the son of... More >>

  • Helping Journalists Take the Jump

    published December 6, 2007

    Managers at the Denver Post and the Rocky Mountain News value veteran journalists for their experience, their wisdom and their... More >>

  • VHS or Beta

    published December 6, 2007

    "I kind of figured that we'd get bashed on this record some," says VHS or Beta singer/guitarist Craig Pfunder about the band's latest album,... More >>

  • OneRepublic

    published December 6, 2007

    OneRepublic's Colorado connection is mighty tangential. Tulsa-born lead singer Ryan Tedder and guitarist Zach Filkins met while attending high... More >>

  • Primasonic

    published December 6, 2007

    Some musicians draw upon so many genres that it's tough to rank them in importance, while others focus on a single approach with a fealty that... More >>

  • The Lemonheads

    published December 6, 2007

    Descendents and All drummer Bill Stevenson, who's also the proprietor of Fort Collins's Blasting Room Studios, doesn't consider himself a... More >>

  • Office

    published December 6, 2007

    The video for "Oh My," the first single from A Night at the Ritz, the latest CD by Chicago's Office, toys with soft-core-porn scenarios... More >>

  • Hooked on Humor

    published December 6, 2007

    According to Mark Lundholm, star attraction of the Comedy Addiction Tour, "There's only one story worth talking about, ever; I don't care... More >>

  • Shock Therapy

    published December 6, 2007

    Most economics students know the late Milton Friedman as an energetic booster of the free-market system. But to Naomi Klein, author of... More >>

  • PBS West

    published November 29, 2007

    Colorado Studios houses two of the state's best-kept media secrets. First among equals at the Stapleton-area facility is HDNet,... More >>

  • Team Sleep

    published November 29, 2007

    More than two years have passed since Team Sleep last toured, and it's likely that just as much time will go by before the group ventures into... More >>

  • Jeff Finlin

    published November 29, 2007

    Writing in 5280, Pulitzer Prize winner J.R. Moehringer declared that singer-songwriter Jeff Finlin, who headlines at Lannie's Clocktower... More >>

  • Workhorse

    published November 29, 2007

    As Beasts of Burden's title implies, Workhorse, which joins Front-side Five and Pitch Invasion at the Bluebird Theater on Friday,... More >>

  • Duran Duran

    published November 29, 2007

    Sorry, '80s nostalgists, but Duran Duran was never a great band, or even a particularly good one. The Duranies gained fame as sleek, sleazy... More >>

  • Shonen Knife

    published November 29, 2007

    For a simple idea to last rather than annoy, it's got to be a mighty good one — like, for instance, the concept behind Shonen Knife.... More >>

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