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  • Progress?

    published March 22, 2007

    There's less to AM 760 talk-show host Jay Marvin than there used to be. Due to concerns over Type 2 diabetes, he put himself on a... More >>

  • Goes Cube

    published March 22, 2007

    Our music's not guarded," notes David Obuchowski, guitarist and vocalist for Brooklyn's Goes Cube. "We're not into irony; we're not into being... More >>

  • El-P

    published March 22, 2007

    Definitive Jux founder Jaime Meline, who goes by El-P, has spent the millennium battering hip-hop's boundaries, and on his first solo CD... More >>

  • The Wendy Woo Trio

    published March 22, 2007

    Denver DIY queen Wendy Woo is hardworking and prolific; Luxury, whose release is being celebrated on Friday, March 23, at a Fox Theatre... More >>

  • 120 Days

    published March 22, 2007

    Jonas H. Dahl, Arne Stöy Kvalvik, Ådne Meisfjord and Kjetil Ovesen, the four Norwegians who make up 120 Days, are too young to have... More >>

  • On Track

    published March 15, 2007

    People who know me know how averse I've always been to the idea of journalists as celebrities," says Rocky Mountain News reporter Kevin... More >>

  • An Angle

    published March 15, 2007

    People are making music that sounds like '60s rock or '70s rock," says Kris Anaya, the California singer-songwriter behind An Angle. "And I want... More >>

  • Apostle of Hustle

    published March 15, 2007

    Yes, the Apostle's latest is artsy. But rather than overemphasize his eagerness to tweak convention, head Hustler Andrew Whiteman (of Broken... More >>

  • Fever Dream

    published March 15, 2007

    The music of Fever Dream (which celebrates the release of this CD on Saturday, March 17, at Cricket on the Hill, with Yerkish and Amphibious... More >>

  • Priestbird

    published March 15, 2007

    Most established bands change names only under a judge's orders -- but Priestbird, appearing this Monday with the Sword, isn't most bands. Danny... More >>

  • TV on the Radio

    published March 15, 2007

    TV on the Radio, fronted by Brooklyn artiste Tunde Adebimpe, is simultaneously progressive and regressive -- a forward-looking throwback that's... More >>

  • Split Decision

    published March 8, 2007

    There's no denying that Michael Andre was a public figure. As a defense attorney, he represented numerous well-known individuals over the years,... More >>

  • Albert Hammond Jr.

    published March 8, 2007

    Most assessments of Yours to Keep, the first solo disc by Albert Hammond Jr., have focused more on the singer/guitarist's main band, the Strokes,... More >>

  • The Stooges

    published March 8, 2007

    On "Trollin'," The Weirdness's first cut, Iggy Pop declares, "Rock critics wouldn't like this at all," and if he's right, the Stooges' improbable... More >>

  • The Mercury Project

    published March 8, 2007

    Many local CDs feel unfinished; they require listeners to imagine what the songs might sound like had they been recorded under optimal conditions,... More >>

  • Taking Back Sunday

    published March 8, 2007

    When Taking Back Sunday debuted in 2002 with Tell All Your Friends, there weren't a gazillion emo bands competing to express the overheated... More >>

  • John Digweed

    published March 8, 2007

    Initially known for his collaborations with Alexander Coe, who performs as Sasha, John Digweed is now firmly established as a mixology superstar... More >>

  • Life Swap

    published March 1, 2007

    Former Denver Post reporter Amy Herdy knows full well that many newspaper types look down upon their broadcast counterparts. After... More >>

  • OK Go

    published March 1, 2007

    The proliferation of red-carpet shows, in which faux celebrities criticize costumes worn by the real stars, is bleeding much of the fun out of... More >>

  • Cold War Kids

    published March 1, 2007

    The Cold War Kids are among the current scene's buzziest buzz bands, but this status hasn't prevented them from being jabbed by the tastemaking... More >>

  • Lucinda Williams

    published March 1, 2007

    Although Williams garnered fewer bad reviews during the past decade than Mother Teresa, early notices bestowed upon West have been... More >>

  • Glenn Kotche

    published March 1, 2007

    Longtime Wilco fans have occasionally gotten frustrated with leader Jeff Tweedy when he's pushed the group into avant-garde territory. But by the... More >>

  • Crusade

    published February 22, 2007

    Since the January 1 murder of Denver Broncos cornerback Darrent Williams, the Rocky Mountain News's Dave Krieger has devoted... More >>

  • Danity Kane

    published February 22, 2007

    Aubrey O'Day isn't terribly convincing when she argues that her combo, Danity Kane, "has struggled and overcome a lot to make it to the top," and... More >>

  • Lily Allen

    published February 22, 2007

    Alright is a love-loathe proposition. Plenty of listeners will be enchanted by Allen's defiantly casual singing, cool-girl vocabulary and... More >>

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