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  • Hanks a Lot

    published September 27, 2007

    John Nathan, who fronts a group called the Rotten Gamblers, was born to perform during the fourth annual Hankfest showcase. He and Hank... More >>

  • Jonesing for a Savior

    published September 27, 2007

    Although Terry Gilliam is the best-known director to spring from the coils of Monty Python owing to productions such as 1985's Brazil,... More >>

  • Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals

    published September 20, 2007

    Given the advances in digital studio equipment, cutting an album in analog can be both more difficult and more expensive than using readily... More >>

  • New Forecast

    published September 20, 2007

    I've heard one former press secretary at another agency say they'd rather die than have this job," says Dana Perino, the new White House... More >>

  • Charlie Hunter

    published September 20, 2007

    Guitarist Charlie Hunter may be something of a jazz popularizer, but his creative restlessness makes his music interesting as well as accessible,... More >>

  • Heaven and Hell

    published September 20, 2007

    On his website, Heaven and Hell bassist Geezer Butler teases the group's tour with Alice Cooper and Queensrÿche by noting that "it's time to... More >>

  • Velvet Revolver Seek Libertad

    published September 20, 2007

    The good news: Slash's photo appeared on the August 9 cover of Rolling Stone just as his current band, Velvet Revolver, was releasing a new... More >>

  • Various Artists

    published September 20, 2007

    Satire Records' Jack Redell is taking a cue from Prince, who was among the first artists to thank concert attendees by including a free CD with... More >>

  • Down South

    published September 20, 2007

    South Park animation director Eric Stough, who appears tonight as part of the University of Colorado at Boulder's International Film... More >>

  • Rights and Wrongs

    published September 20, 2007

    "Government officials often intrude on everyday choices that touch on drinking, smoking, moral matters and a bevy of other issues," says David... More >>

  • Republicans Say DNC Will Be a Grand Ol' Party

    published September 13, 2007

    Although the Democratic National Convention doesn't open in Denver until August 25, 2008, press coverage in these parts makes it seem as if the... More >>

  • The Flaming Lips Are on Fire!

    published September 13, 2007

    A few years back, Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne asked fans to don animal costumes and cavort on stage, unaware that the invitation would... More >>

  • The Skivies

    published September 13, 2007

    Their moniker may sound jokey, but the Skivies — who'll join New Ancient Astronauts and Amphibious Jones on Saturday, September 15, at... More >>

  • The Used

    published September 13, 2007

    In the video for "Pretty Handsome Awkward," an entertaining track from Lies for the Liars, the latest CD by the Used, bassist Jeph Howard... More >>

  • Zookeeper

    published September 13, 2007

    Austin-based singer-songwriter Chris Simpson, who was raised in Littleton, first came to the fore as a member of Mineral, a band whose two... More >>

  • Jersey Boys

    published September 13, 2007

    Because the Colorado Rockies are playing meaningful games in September for the first time in recent memory, they don't need gimmicks to attract... More >>

  • Two of a Kind

    published September 13, 2007

    Take Two: Film and Its Inspirations, a new series starting tonight at the Denver Art Museum, has an inspiration of its own: Inspiring... More >>

  • The Used

    published September 13, 2007

    In the video for "Pretty Handsome Awkward," an entertaining track from Lies for the Liars, the latest CD by the Used, bassist Jeph Howard... More >>

  • The Funnies Aren't Anymore

    published September 6, 2007

    Not long ago, I was a zealous reader of daily newspaper comics, devouring at least a dozen strips per day, more when I had the time. But somewhere... More >>

  • Sound Tribe Sector 9 Kicks Out the Jams

    published September 6, 2007

    Sound Tribe Sector 9 isn't a group that embraces conventional wisdom. The act has built an expanding audience by specializing in instrumentals... More >>

  • M.I.A.

    published September 6, 2007

    Arular, the 2005 debut by Mathangi "M.I.A." Arulpragasam, got lotsa reviewers hot and bothered (and deservedly so), but only a relative... More >>

  • Erik Deutsch

    published September 6, 2007

    Before his recent move to Brooklyn, pianist Erik Deutsch spent a decade on the Colorado jazz scene. Fingerprint, issued by Boulder's... More >>

  • Against Me!

    published September 6, 2007

    In "Piss and Vinegar," a new song by Against Me! (currently touring with David Dondero and Matt & Kim), lead singer Tom Gabel advises music... More >>

  • Hop Stuff

    published September 6, 2007

    Sixteen years ago, Ute Meadows Elementary School teacher E.J. Boillot began coaching the Jumping Eagles, a jump-rope team named after the... More >>

  • Wholly Unholy

    published September 6, 2007

    Nick Sugar, who's directing The Bible: The Complete Word of God (Abridged), concedes that "there are liberties taken" in this comic... More >>

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