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  • Yonder Mountain String Band

    published July 31, 2008

    Nederland's own Yonder Mountain, joined at Red Rocks by Keller Williams, is a jam band in the sense that, well, the members jam, and they do so... More >>

  • G Unit

    published July 31, 2008

    Like corrupt politicians and David Hasselhoff, gangsta rap isn't going away — but the played-out quality of T*O*S suggests that... More >>

  • When in Rome

    published July 31, 2008

    Best-selling scribe David Maraniss, who visits town tonight, has written about politicians (most notably President Bill Clinton) and major... More >>

  • The Offspring

    published July 24, 2008

    The Offspring is even more venerable than most fairweather fans realize. In 1994, when Dexter Holland, Greg K. and Noodles experienced their... More >>

  • Motley Crue

    published July 24, 2008

    When veteran groups release albums long after their commercial prime, the CDs are routinely described as new. But this last word usually... More >>

  • Mötley Crüe

    published July 24, 2008

    When veteran groups release albums long after their commercial prime, they’re routinely described as new. But this last word usually belongs... More >>

  • Denver DNC Protestors Get Punked

    published July 17, 2008

    The flier sent to a handful of activists in early June was far from subtle. The screaming slogan "WE BEAT YOU THEN! WE'LL BEAT YOU AGAIN!"... More >>

  • The Knew

    published July 17, 2008

    No surprise that Boom Bust recalls last year's Holladay. Both EPs were produced by Hot IQ Bryan Feuchtinger, and they share an... More >>

  • Mastodon

    published July 17, 2008

    Metal bands that transition from the underground to the overground can suffer painful backlashes. Thus far, though, Mastodon – part of a... More >>

  • Dizzee Rascal

    published July 17, 2008

    Hip-hop artists don't typically reject critical acclaim, but neither do they expect that good reviews will translate into big sales – and... More >>

  • Beck

    published July 17, 2008

    Danger Mouse is arguably the most adventurous producer to tackle a Beck project since the Dust Brothers helped birth a 1996 baby called... More >>

  • Mastodon

    published July 17, 2008

    Metal bands that transition from the underground to the overground can suffer painful backlashes. Thus far, though, Mastodon – part of a... More >>

  • Tom Petty

    published July 17, 2008

    Tom Petty is perpetually underrated. He debuted too late in pop music's historical continuum to seem deserving of full classic-rocker status... More >>

  • Tony Shawcross Saved Public-Access TV in Denver

    published July 10, 2008

    Tony Shawcross, the driving force behind a non-profit film and video concern called Deproduction, is an idealist, which explains why,... More >>

  • Leslie Feist Spent Years on the Road Before "1234" hit.

    published July 10, 2008

    Canada's Leslie Feist, for whom one name has proved more than enough, loves to travel — but after six years of near-constant gigging,... More >>

  • The Epilogues

    published July 10, 2008

    If you love the '80s, you'll love the Epilogues. The players, who introduce their new EP on Saturday, July 12, at the Marquis Theater, with the... More >>

  • Supergrass

    published July 10, 2008

    Although Supergrass (on tour with Foo Fighters and Year Long Disaster) sprang from the early-'90s British invasion period, the group never... More >>

  • Katy Perry

    published July 10, 2008

    Katy Perry's capable of remaking herself for any promising target demographic. In her teens, she delivered achingly sincere contemporary... More >>

  • Three 6 Mafia

    published July 3, 2008

    When the members of Three 6 Mafia won a 2006 Best Song Oscar for "It's Hard Out Here for a Pimp," from Hustle & Flow, they reacted with... More >>

  • The Last Seen

    published July 3, 2008

    Making commercial music that doesn't seem crass or cheeseball is among the more difficult tricks for any band to turn – and overall, the... More >>

  • The Speedknot Mobstaz

    published July 3, 2008

    Twista may be the biggest name on Mobstability II: Nation Bizness, but he's not officially in charge. Instead, he's presenting the disc... More >>

  • Devon Williams

    published July 3, 2008

    Devon Williams, who'll take the Larimer stage following Myse, Ellison Park and the May Kit, is best known for his time in Osker, a punk band... More >>

  • Constantines Work on Arts and Crafts

    published July 3, 2008

    When Constantines singer/guitarist Bryan Webb sits down to write lyrics, he doesn't simply spit out the first words that occur to him and call... More >>

  • The Book of Daniel

    published July 3, 2008

    The characters who populate Daniel Grandbois’s collection Unlucky Lucky Days, which he’ll share tonight, are a wee bit... More >>

  • And It Don't Stop

    published July 3, 2008

    “Hip-hop is more than just one thing,” says Denver Film Society programming manager Keith Garcia, the man behind a new Wednesday series... More >>

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