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  • Harold Squared

    published November 1, 2007

    On Channel 31's October 28 late newscast, correspondent Leland Vittert presented a hard-hitting exposé on beer —... More >>

  • Northern State

    published November 1, 2007

    If Northern State's Julie Potash was bitter, no one would have blamed her. Although All City, the New York-based hip-hop hybrid's first... More >>

  • Paramore

    published November 1, 2007

    Why was Paramore the breakout band from this year's Warped Tour? As its appearance at Warped's Denver stop demonstrated, the Tennessee-based... More >>

  • Kelly Clarkson

    published November 1, 2007

    Why did My December, Kelly Clarkson's latest CD, cause such a stir? Because it was better than anyone anticipated. Clarkson, of course,... More >>

  • The Daily Afflictions

    published November 1, 2007

    "Prescription Kills," one of the catchier tunes on the Daily Afflictions' new CD, Dive On In, pivots on the phrase "blah, blah,... More >>

  • The Eagles

    published November 1, 2007

    Eagles Don Henley, Glenn Frey, Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmit may all love music, but they don't make it collectively unless there's a mammoth... More >>

  • Denver Art Rock Collective

    published November 1, 2007

    The term "art rock" has fallen out of favor in recent years, largely because of its close association with certain pretentious and tedious... More >>

  • Well Fed

    published November 1, 2007

    Most of us don't think being audited is especially amusing — but perhaps we might if our accounts were being examined by David Waters, a tax... More >>

  • Son Sets

    published November 1, 2007

    Nirvana put out some of the most exciting and influential music of the past quarter-century, yet these sounds are nowhere to be heard in... More >>

  • The Post and Rocky Attempt a Cover-Up

    published October 25, 2007

    The front page of the October 17 Rocky Mountain News featured a photo of an Arvada resident trying on a Rockies jersey at the Coors... More >>

  • Benevento Russo Duo

    published October 25, 2007

    If Marco Benevento hadn't needed to take a leak so badly, the fascinating instrumental combo known as the Benevento Russo Duo might never have... More >>

  • Soul Merchants

    published October 25, 2007

    During the past two decades, producer/engineer Bob Ferbrache has assisted the Fluid, 16 Horsepower and many of Denver's most interesting acts.... More >>

  • Coheed and Cambria

    published October 25, 2007

    There's so much about Coheed and Cambria's work that cries out for ridicule: the '70s-art-rock-derived instrumental wankery, the skyscraping,... More >>

  • Public Enemy

    published October 25, 2007

    Public Enemy, which shares this bill with the Flobots, is entering new territory with each passing day. Throughout the twenty years since the... More >>

  • Miley Cyrus

    published October 25, 2007

    The Disney Channel has perfected a four-part approach to tween marketing. Step A: Find a telegenic youth. Step B: Build her into a suburban... More >>

  • Total Control

    published October 25, 2007

    Joy Division leader Ian Curtis, who hanged himself in 1980, just prior to the planned start of his band's first American tour, is among rock's... More >>

  • Knight of the Animals

    published October 25, 2007

    Chess is a serious game — but Colorado closed-chess champion Brian Wall knows it can be fun, too. That's why he and co-author Anthea Carson... More >>

  • Miley Cyrus

    published October 25, 2007

    The Disney Channel has perfected a four-part approach to tween marketing. Step A: Find a telegenic youth. Step B: Build her into a suburban... More >>

  • Ward Churchill Butts Heads With a Reporter

    published October 18, 2007

    Where Professor Ward Churchill goes, controversy follows — and so, usually, do charges, counter-charges, confusion and... More >>

  • Scary Kids Scaring Kids

    published October 18, 2007

    Although Arizona's Scary Kids Scaring Kids are generally stamped with the emo label, the performer they name-check most frequently is Michael... More >>

  • Kid Rock

    published October 18, 2007

    It's lucky for Kid Rock that he's an egomaniacal dipshit, because otherwise his music would be about as memorable as a Molly Hatchet... More >>

  • Various Artists

    published October 18, 2007

    Gear Fab Records' Roger Maglio, who recently relocated to Littleton from Orlando, Florida, specializes in reissuing obscurities from the '60s... More >>

  • Earlimart

    published October 18, 2007

    Back in the mid-'90s, when Earlimart opened for business, the Los Angeles band, which is currently touring with Office, specialized in the... More >>

  • Tiger Army

    published October 18, 2007

    At this year's Warped Tour, a gaggle of fourteen-year-olds engaged in a passionate debate about Tiger Army that went something like this: One... More >>

  • Sighs Matters

    published October 18, 2007

    In the past, author Richard Russo, the guest of honor at a book-signing tonight, has described himself as essentially a comic writer.... More >>

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