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2007 Stories by Michael Roberts

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  • Plain White T's

    published August 9, 2007

    The Plain White T's may be the most polite band in pop-punk. The Tom Higgenson-led combo — which joins Social Distortion, Blue October, I... More >>

  • Bitter:Sweet

    published August 9, 2007

    "Lounge music" was once a pejorative term: It called to mind blowsy has-beens warbling off-key Peggy Lee covers while slumped against a baby grand... More >>

  • Roll On

    published August 9, 2007

    Producers Gary Schnell and Alex Ryer are uniquely qualified to stage The Great American Trailer Park Musical, which enjoys its... More >>

  • Excitable Book

    published August 9, 2007

    I'll Sleep When I'm Dead: The Dirty Life and Times of Warren Zevon, which author Crystal Zevon will sign and read from tonight and... More >>

  • The Plain White T's

    published August 9, 2007

    The Plain White T's may be the most polite band in pop-punk. The Tom Higgenson-led combo — which joins Social Distortion, Blue October, I... More >>

  • Open Case

    published August 2, 2007

    Reporter Heath Urie has faced plenty of obstacles while covering Jefferson County for the Columbine Courier newspaper, and he's... More >>

  • Ryan Adams Is As Prolific As Ever

    published August 2, 2007

    Ryan Adams has been called many things: brilliant, temperamental and more. But the famously prolific tunesmith, who records solo and with his... More >>

  • Justice

    published August 2, 2007

    Because plenty of French artists wear their reputation for pretentiousness like a particularly tony beret, the decision by Justice's Gaspard... More >>

  • Across Tundras

    published August 2, 2007

    It's been less than a year since Dark Songs of the Prairie, Across Tundras' most recent full-length, swept into stores — but the... More >>

  • Rufus Wainwright

    published August 2, 2007

    Dudes insecure about their sexuality, be warned: Release the Stars, the latest Rufus Wainwright disc, is one of the gayest recordings since... More >>

  • Rush

    published August 2, 2007

    Although the overwhelming majority of nascent punkers who attended the recent Warped Tour stop at Invesco Field don't know Rush from Russia, those... More >>

  • Rock Shots

    published August 2, 2007

    "I photographed a lot of big bands early on, and a lot of other ones at their peak," says Chris Deutsch, whose snaps are at the center of... More >>

  • A Serious Game

    published August 2, 2007

    "I look at the way that sports and politics collide in society — sometimes with very gruesome results, and sometimes with very inspiring... More >>

  • Newspaper Wars

    published July 26, 2007

    Fort Collins Weekly publisher Joel Dyer knew that a recently announced partnership with the daily Greeley Tribune would... More >>

  • Lordi Goes From Zeroes to Heroes

    published July 26, 2007

    Forget MTV. Last year, Lordi, a Finnish group whose members costume themselves as literal monsters of rock, got exposure on a slew of cable-news... More >>

  • Velvet Revolver

    published July 26, 2007

    As with Contraband, the first Velvet Revolver CD, Libertad is an amalgam of its influences: some good (Guns N' Roses), others less... More >>

  • John Common

    published July 26, 2007

    Common's second solo recording (which greets the public at a CD-release party on Saturday, July 28, at Forest Room 5) is even more uncommon than... More >>

  • 3 Inches of Blood

    published July 26, 2007

    When it comes to metal, the big new thing is the big old thing. Rather than go to the usual metal-core extremes, younger acts such as... More >>

  • Going, Going, Gonzo

    published July 26, 2007

    Although Dr. Hunter S. Thompson was called many things during his 67-plus years on the planet — brilliant, disturbed, innovative, dangerous... More >>

  • Digitizing

    published July 19, 2007

    Not long ago, advertising at movie theaters was a fairly ambient medium. In the moments before the main feature unspooled, muted Muzak would play... More >>

  • Ice T Answers the Tough Questions

    published July 19, 2007

    Most performers who rise to fame are able to climb past competitors because of their innate toughness — but once they reach the top, they... More >>

  • The White Stripes

    published July 19, 2007

    The White Stripes have always teetered on the brink of novelty — and it's astonishing that so few people seem to have noticed. The goofy... More >>

  • The Knew

    published July 19, 2007

    The marriage of punk and roots music was consummated long ago, but the relationship hasn't stopped working, and the Knew know it. Holladay,... More >>

  • Hinder

    published July 19, 2007

    Those rock-is-dead pronouncements we hear periodically ignore the genre's cyclical nature. Every time the style seems bound for the grave, it... More >>

  • Ad it Up

    published July 19, 2007

    Don't dismiss Fergie as just another dopey pop star. In addition to her intimate knowledge of London Bridge, she's an eager businesswoman who's... More >>

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