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  • Action Packed Thrill Ride

    published December 7, 2006

    Spacemen 3 very well may have taken drugs in order to make music to take drugs to. Action Packed Thrill Ride, on the other hand, appears to... More >>

  • Division Day

    published December 7, 2006

    Though the members of Division Day cite noise-rock auteurs Unwound and Drive Like Jehu as influences, their music has more in common with the... More >>

  • The Haggardies

    published November 23, 2006

    The Haggardies' debut full-length, So Good You'll Think You're Eating! (scheduled for release this Saturday, November 25, at the... More >>

  • Parenthetical Girls

    published November 23, 2006

    Originally named after an early Brian Eno and Robert Fripp song called "Swastika Girls," this Seattle band wisely settled on the more congenial... More >>

  • Sepultura

    published November 23, 2006

    While it may be an overstatement to say that Sepultura is the most influential death-metal band of all time, you'd be hard-pressed to find a... More >>

  • Yerkish

    published November 23, 2006

    Yerkish is a language created by experimental researchers to facilitate communication between chimpanzees and humans using geometric forms. And... More >>

  • Johnny Knows Karate

    published November 16, 2006

    The men of Johnny Knows Karate (due at the Larimer Lounge on Monday, November 20) cite the calculatedly offensive Hate Fuck Trio as an... More >>

  • Tom Heinl

    published November 16, 2006

    Tom Heinl's music is either inspired kitsch or demented satire. Like Gene and Dean Ween (a pair of admirable oddballs to whom he's often compared)... More >>

  • Lee "Scratch" Perry

    published November 16, 2006

    Whether Lee "Scratch" Perry got his nickname through some association with the Devil or because he's well known for being more than a little crazy... More >>

  • Day Dissolved Dream

    published November 9, 2006

    The music of Day Dissolved Dream evokes images of Denver's night skies in November: Clouds drift across the face of the moon while the... More >>

  • Two Ton Boa

    published November 2, 2006

    Like a non-bluesy Johnette Napolitano seething with righteous venom, Sherry Fraser is back with a new album after a seven-year hiatus. Her band,... More >>

  • Hillstomp

    published November 2, 2006

    These days, it seems like anyone with even the slightest notion of getting down to their roots -- particularly ex-punk rockers, for whatever... More >>

  • Blue Blooded Girls

    published October 26, 2006

    Existing somewhere at the crossroads of complete abandon and tightly controlled psychosis, the music of the Blue Blooded Girls jerks the... More >>

  • Sound Team

    published October 26, 2006

    Oftentimes a band waters down its artistic vision by incorporating too many disparate elements into its sound. Although Austin's Sound Team has... More >>

  • Now It's Overhead

    published October 26, 2006

    Taking Pulp's more orchestral moments and sewing them to the dark, experimental synth pop of Macha, Now It's Overhead crafts what could be termed... More >>

  • To Be Eaten

    published October 19, 2006

    Formed in 2003 by the members of Rivers Run Dry, To Be Eaten -- which will play one of its last shows ever this Friday, October 20, at the... More >>

  • The Willowz

    published October 19, 2006

    Anaheim, California, seems an unlikely place for one of the country's better garage-rock revival bands to call home. Fortunately, the saccharine... More >>

  • Nathan & Stephen

    published October 12, 2006

    The field of atmospheric pop is horribly crowded at the moment. And it only gets worse every time some trendy would-be hipster kid picks up a... More >>

  • Sonnenblume

    published October 5, 2006

    Avant guitarist Todd Ayers has been a catalyst for some of the best and most compelling music to ever come out of Denver. He's performed with and... More >>

  • Yo La Tengo

    published October 5, 2006

    More than twenty years and twelve albums into its career, Yo La Tengo remains one of the few vital bands that manage to release brilliant albums... More >>

  • The Long Winters

    published October 5, 2006

    When John Roderick was a member of Harvey Danger, few would have predicted that he would go on to do bigger and better things. But after leaving... More >>

  • Krakatau

    published September 28, 2006

    In August 1883, Krakatau, south of Java, violently erupted, producing a cataclysmic sound -- the loudest ever recorded by humans. Earlier this... More >>

  • The Human League

    published September 21, 2006

    Few would suspect that a band like the Human League -- which prided itself on using no rock instruments on its first three albums -- was inspired... More >>

  • DJ Krush

    published September 21, 2006

    Inspired by the 1982 cult film Wild Style, DJ Krush became one of Japan's first turntablists. Equally adept at breakbeats, trip-hop,... More >>

  • King for a Day

    published September 7, 2006

    Although King for a Day (due at the Exchange Tavern on Saturday, September 9) sounds like it could come from Manchester, England, the... More >>

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