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  • Thor

    published September 7, 2006

    Jon Mikl Thor first came to prominence in the early '70s as a completely unabashed impersonator of the Norse god Thor. Since then, the Canada... More >>

  • Red Cloud West

    published August 31, 2006

    Few people can conjure feelings of utter despair and loneliness as authentically as Ross Etherton. His performances are emotional exorcisms of... More >>

  • Zero 7

    published August 31, 2006

    Zero 7 constantly gets compared to Air -- which is completely understandable, especially when you hear the utterly lovely ambience that the two... More >>

  • Willie Nelson

    published August 31, 2006

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  • Git Some

    published August 31, 2006

    When Neil Keener and Chuck French of Planes Mistaken for Stars teamed up with former White Dynamite/Sparkles frontman Luke Fairchild and Handsome... More >>

  • The Places

    published August 24, 2006

    A native of Portland, Oregon, Amy Annelle is currently wandering around the no-man's-land that surrounds the Stapleton Development in northwest... More >>

  • Venom

    published August 24, 2006

    Marching out of Newcastle, England, in the late '70s, Venom forged a harsh and blistering, highly influential sound that inspired the melodramatic... More >>

  • The Lavellas

    published August 17, 2006

    Birthed five years ago in Denver but now based in Chicago, the Lavellas are an atmospheric pop band in the best sense. Instead of taking cues from... More >>

  • Bad Luck City

    published August 10, 2006

    Dameon Merkl is a dangerously funny man with a penchant for inspired self-deprecation and Bukowski-esque aphorisms. Get him behind the mike with... More >>

  • The Advantage

    published August 10, 2006

    Anyone who grew up in the '80s remembers the original Nintendo video-game system. Equally memorable was some of the unusual and inventive music... More >>

  • Supply and Demand

    published August 10, 2006

    Five years and as many releases into its existence, Supply Boy is still somewhat of an obscurity in the Mile High City, which is unfortunate in... More >>

  • Skivies

    published August 3, 2006

    The art-damaged psychedelia perpetrated by the infamous Butthole Surfers is pretty much impossible to imitate. No one who's seen the band live has... More >>

  • Get Him Eat Him

    published August 3, 2006

    Get Him Eat Him is the latest purveyor of the jittery, keyboard-laden pop that will hopefully someday replace emo as the soundtrack for angsty... More >>

  • Skeleton Witch

    published August 3, 2006

    Even though Metallica dragged thrashy speed metal into the mainstream with its "Black" album, most of the better, more imaginative practitioners... More >>

  • Volplane

    published August 3, 2006

    The utter conviction and stark yet fiery edges of Bright Channel's music contrast sharply with the swirling, drifting, ethereal sound of Volplane,... More >>

  • Carla Bozulich's Evangelista

    published July 27, 2006

    Few artists have ventured on as varied a path as Carla Bozulich. Emerging from Los Angeles's post-punk scene during the '80s, Bozulich was a... More >>

  • Painted Saints

    published July 20, 2006

    Not so long ago, Paul Fonfara brought his multi-instrumentalist brilliance to the original incarnation of DeVotchKa. In addition to his prowess on... More >>

  • Johnette Napolitano

    published July 20, 2006

    In the late '80s, before marketing types had invented terse buzzwords such as "alternative" or "college rock" to encompass anything outside the... More >>

  • Fissure Mystic

    published July 20, 2006

    The members of Fissure Mystic are as DIY independent as they come, judging from their homemade CD case, which is fashioned from stapled canvas and... More >>

  • Tarmints

    published June 29, 2006

    Toil Like Devils, the Tarmints' fourth effort, is the musical equivalent of a James Ellroy novel: brutal, uncompromising in its artistic... More >>

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