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  • Cloudy Weather at Denver Meteorologist Conference

    published June 26, 2008

    For the most part, Channel 31 forecaster Chris Dunn has a sunny disposition. But even he clouds over at the thought of what he considers... More >>

  • Lords of Fuzz

    published June 26, 2008

    Their moniker aside, the Lords hardly come across as aristocratic wannabes on Bruiser (the focus of a CD-release party on Friday, June... More >>

  • Sigur Rós

    published June 26, 2008

    Sigur Rós's latest is positively festooned with danger signs: first album to be mainly recorded outside its home base of Iceland, first... More >>

  • Stevie Wonder

    published June 26, 2008

    Even the greatest artists have difficulty staying at their creative peak, as Stevie Wonder's career demonstrates. During roughly a five-year... More >>

  • Black Francis

    published June 26, 2008

    The Stone Temple Pilots' choice of Charles Michael Kittridge Thompson IV, aka Black Francis, as an opening act for their comeback tour is... More >>

  • Gnarls Barkley Never Meant to Go "Crazy."

    published June 26, 2008

    Crazy," the lead single from Gnarls Barkley's first long-player, St. Elsewhere, wasn't just 2006's biggest pop song. It's likely to be a... More >>

  • Cobra Starship Took Flight

    published June 26, 2008

    The words to "Pleasure Ryland," a song on Cobra Starship's 2007 disc ¡Viva La Cobra!, are very different from the ones initially... More >>

  • Julie, Julie, Julie

    published June 26, 2008

    The filmography of director Julie Taymor isn’t especially lengthy — just three features that played in cinemas (1999’s... More >>

  • Rock Star

    published June 26, 2008

    According to Judah Friedlander, who begins a four-night comedy run here tonight, there are some similarities between his standup stylings... More >>

  • Black Francis

    published June 26, 2008

    The Stone Temple Pilots’ choice of Charles Michael Kittridge Thompson IV, aka Black Francis, as an opening act for their comeback tour is... More >>

  • Gnarls Barkley

    published June 26, 2008

    “Crazy,” the lead single from Gnarls Barkley’s first long-player, St. Elsewhere, wasn’t just 2006’s biggest pop... More >>

  • Punk'd

    published June 19, 2008

    Upon being hired by Channel 2 in 1990, TV-news videographer Jim Hucks was told to carry his camera with him wherever he went so that he... More >>

  • Rose Hill Drive

    published June 19, 2008

    Knocking the members of Rose Hill Drive for their retro tastes is like criticizing shredded wheat for being crunchy. It's part of the package... More >>

  • Weezer

    published June 19, 2008

    Over the years, reviewers aplenty have wished for Weezer's Rivers Cuomo to grow up. But when he's occasionally tried to do so, the results have... More >>

  • The Fluid

    published June 19, 2008

    There are definitely people who think we're legendary, who think we're the greatest, and that's so cool to me," says James Clower, guitarist... More >>

  • Dilated Peoples

    published June 19, 2008

    Moving from the underground to the overground is difficult in any musical genre, but especially in hip-hop, a populist medium whose... More >>

  • Faun Fables

    published June 19, 2008

    At first blush, Dawn McCarthy seems to have been born into the wrong time. After all, the music she makes as the main force behind Faun Fables,... More >>

  • Lonely at the 'Top

    published June 19, 2008

    Don’t put Pinetop Perkins in a pine box — because he’s still got things to do. At a few weeks shy of his 95th birthday,... More >>

  • Joke and Cover

    published June 19, 2008

    A couple of months ago, Brad K. Evans joined friends at a movie, and although he doesn’t remember the flick they saw, he vividly recalls the... More >>

  • Skin Deep

    published June 12, 2008

    Ever since KHOW talk-show host Dan Caplis began attacking the presumptive Democratic Party presidential nominee, Senator Barack... More >>

  • Riot Squad

    published June 12, 2008

    Once upon a time (the 1990s) in a land far, far away (Glen Ridge, New Jersey), a pair of elementary-schoolers named Wes Miles and Ezra Koenig... More >>

  • Sudden Dethklok

    published June 12, 2008

    Metalocalypse, a show entering its second season on Adult Swim, Cartoon Network’s grown-up sister network, revolves around a... More >>

  • Magic Wanda

    published June 12, 2008

    Wanda Sykes, who begins a two-day engagement here tonight, isn’t as big a star as she deserves to be, and she’s making Hollywood... More >>

  • RZA

    published June 12, 2008

    The Backbeat section of Westword’s June 12 edition is dominated by updates and details about the annual Westword Music Showcase, as... More >>

  • Welcome to Collywood

    published June 12, 2008

    As the folks at the Colorado Film Commission will tell you, our fair state offers an incredible variety of potential movie locations:... More >>

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