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  • Going Ape

    published December 31, 2009

    While many moms and dads like the idea of bringing in the New Year alongside their children, keeping the youngest of them conscious into the wee... More >>

  • Maynard James Keenan rests his Tool in favor of his "Cuntry Boner"

    published November 19, 2009

    Maynard James Keenan describes a show by Puscifer, arguably the oddest sibling in a family of Keenan-connected bands that includes Tool and A... More >>

  • Roger Daltrey isn't quite ready for his senior discount

    published October 15, 2009

    I am a pensioner!" Roger Daltrey declares with a laugh. "I'm not just a few years from it. Technically, I am. That's the age we... More >>

  • Tr3CooH

    published October 8, 2009

    The distinction between indelible hip-hop and the dismissible kind is so narrow that artists can straddle the line without realizing it —... More >>

  • Le Combat Dans L'ile at Starz

    published October 1, 2009

    Most movies dealing with terrorism these days treat it as fundamentalist insanity or societal cancer. In contrast, 1962's Le Combat Dans... More >>

  • Hope Sandoval

    published October 1, 2009

    Most artists hope to develop an indelible personal style — but achieving that goal can produce both negatives and positives, as Hope... More >>

  • The Postmarks

    published October 1, 2009

    Miami has more than its share of nice Jewish girls — but few of them can sing like Tel Aviv-born Tim [that's not a typo] Yehezkely, who... More >>

  • Maree McRae

    published October 1, 2009

    "Urgency," this album's title track, was inspired by the chronic illness of Maree McRae's youngest son, so it makes sense that her performance... More >>

  • Flick Pick

    published October 1, 2009

    Most movies dealing with terrorism these days treat it as fundamentalist insanity or societal cancer. In contrast, 1962’s Le Combat... More >>

  • The Escapist, University of Colorado International Film Series

    published September 24, 2009

    Like Memento, The Escapist, screening as part of the University of Colorado's International Film Series, freshens what... More >>

  • Pitbull

    published September 24, 2009

    Judging by an appearance at Aspen's Belly Up earlier this year, rapper Armando Christian Pérez didn't choose the pseudonym "Pitbull" at... More >>

  • Chella Negro

    published September 24, 2009

    These days, folk singers tend to tart up their arrangements under the assumption that the simple combination of voice and guitar puts too many... More >>

  • Rashomon at Starz

    published September 17, 2009

    The title of 1950's Rashomon is invoked whenever a filmmaker depicts the same event from multiple, often contradictory points of... More >>

  • Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers

    published September 17, 2009

    "You try and you try and you try again/But you can't try enough," Stephen Kellogg sings on "Shady Esperanto and the Young Hearts," a key track... More >>

  • Andy Ard

    published September 17, 2009

    At the decade's dawn, transplanted Georgians Andy Ard and Rachel Simring established themselves in these parts as an acoustic duo cleverly... More >>

  • Flick Pick

    published September 17, 2009

    The title of 1950’s Rashomon is invoked whenever a filmmaker depicts the same event from multiple, often contradictory points... More >>

  • Chickenfoot

    published September 10, 2009

    Conceptually speaking, Chickenfoot, on tour with Davy Knowles, seems less like a band than an act of revenge — an attempt to outdo the... More >>

  • Titus Andronicus

    published September 10, 2009

    It's not as if Titus Andronicus (joined on this bill by the So So Glos, Raleigh and Accordion Crimes) had dozens of members. The band's latest... More >>

  • Saints

    published September 10, 2009

    "It's so simple when you open your mouth," singer-guitarist Rob Gault croons in "Simple," among the gems on this consistently beguiling EP... More >>

  • TriMedia Film Festival in Fort Collins

    published September 10, 2009

    Fort Collins's three-day TriMedia Film Festival showcases a handful of movies featuring recognizable faces, including Trucker,... More >>

  • Flick Pick

    published September 10, 2009

    Fort Collins’s three-day TriMedia Film Festival showcases a handful of movies featuring recognizable faces, including Trucker,... More >>

  • When it comes to hip-hop, Busdriver refuses to stick to a designated route

    published September 3, 2009

    Boasting is an essential element of hip-hop; the verbal technique, honed through countless on-stage battles, epitomizes the idea that a rapper... More >>

  • The Windmill Movie at Starz

    published September 3, 2009

    Early in The Windmill Movie, filmmaker Richard P. Rogers, whose never-completed autobiographical project was knitted together by... More >>

  • Blink-182

    published September 3, 2009

    Blink's return on a bill co-starring Weezer, Taking Back Sunday and Chester French could be really, really good or really, really bad. Pros:... More >>

  • The Motet

    published September 3, 2009

    For the Motet, the groove is paramount — no shock, since the band's de facto leader, Dave Watts, is a drummer. But despite the presence... More >>

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