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2007 Stories by Tuyet Nguyen

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  • Open Assault

    published July 26, 2007

    Put the fun between your legs today at the second annual Subaru Urban Assault Bike Race. Open to cyclists of all ages, the course runs... More >>

  • A Global Threat

    published July 19, 2007

    I used to live in this punk house. The walls were held up by tape and show fliers; the carpet smelled like beer. It was cramped and there was... More >>

  • The Dead Science Pops Off

    published July 12, 2007

    The Dead Science writes pop music. Just ask guitarist/vocalist Sam Mickens. Despite any appearances to the contrary — the lo-fi recordings,... More >>

  • Weedeater

    published July 12, 2007

    Weedeater: It's hard to imagine a more appropriate handle for this North Carolina-based power trio, whose bass-heavy metal is marked by droning... More >>

  • The Green Fuse

    published July 12, 2007

    The Green Fuse is known for ardent DIY aesthetics — specifically, its handsome homemade record covers and its soon-to-be-impractical... More >>

  • Battles Fights for Originality

    published July 5, 2007

    Sometimes on Sunday night, I just want to lay on the couch and watch TV, but I can't because I have to go entertain the people." Ian Williams... More >>

  • New Rome Is Burning

    published July 5, 2007

    At my age," Jason Walker declares, "I don't know how to approach a band anymore." At 28, Walker's not being glib. He's spent the last half of his... More >>

  • Dome of the Bike

    published June 28, 2007

    Do you like to see bike kids jump ship over their handlebars? If so, then roll down to Civic Center Park tonight at 6 p.m. to catch all kinds of... More >>

  • 'Gloss Not Over

    published June 28, 2007

    "If you asked me two years ago what I thought the future of Lipgloss would be, I'd probably tell you that the night would be dead by now," remarks... More >>

  • Band Aid

    published June 28, 2007

    Emily Francis is turning 27, and she wants everyone to know it. The road perma-buddy — she's a career tour manager, working for acts like... More >>

  • Timothy Thomas Cleary

    published May 31, 2007

    The thing about album reviews is that they tend to be fairly untrue. Too many generalities, too much name-dropping; it's a contentious game of... More >>

  • Propagandhi

    published May 24, 2007

    There is something very un-punk about the members of Propagandhi. They don't write optimistic anthems about radical social change, or dress down... More >>

  • Danceotron

    published May 24, 2007

    I'm late. It's 11:46 p.m., and I'm still on Peña Boulevard, about ten minutes from DIA's arrival area, and my phone rings. It's... More >>

  • Slim 7

    published May 17, 2007

    I am your target demographic -- young and hip, a bit edgy, even. I have a blasé hipster fashion sense and a Buffy-like ability to... More >>

  • Mannequin Makeout

    published May 10, 2007

    There is nothing un-sexy about Mannequin Makeout. Its five-song self-titled EP is a coed fete of lusty hormones and throbbing erratic heartbeats.... More >>

  • Spill

    published May 10, 2007

    Club Scout knows the look. I am outside Spill, locking up my bike, and this guy, a very short guy, is standing by himself in the... More >>

  • Against the Grain

    published May 3, 2007

    One night in May 2003, Denver police raided a small, inconspicuous warehouse space in an inactive industrial neighborhood. God knows what they... More >>

  • Hot & Wild Wednesdays

    published May 3, 2007

    Anybody got Steve Hornerís number? The crusader against ladiesí nights needs to know about Guysí Night, also known as Ho... More >>

  • The Still City

    published April 26, 2007

    Why does anyone play music? To feel better, to feel worse, to feel something? There are no answers, no reasonable explanations, but foolish... More >>

  • Thank God for Astronauts

    published April 19, 2007

    Bring Us Meat, Thank God for Astronauts' latest effort, is, to be precise, impressively bland. The album (due for release this Saturday,... More >>

  • Ciao! Wednesdays

    published April 19, 2007

    I like narrow bars. The rectangular kind, with a long stretch of booths on one side and bar stools lined up on the other. Architectural slivers of... More >>

  • Blue Ice

    published April 12, 2007

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  • Crave

    published April 5, 2007

    For as long as there has been an underground rock community, there has been a connected, collective subconscious that randomly makes and kills... More >>

  • Eyes and Ears

    published March 22, 2007

    There are half a million people in Denver, but it seems like there are only about twenty musicians to go around. The local scene is incredibly... More >>

  • British Bulldog

    published March 22, 2007

    Club Scout has made a critical life decision: I need a DJ name. It has to come with an interesting tale or a clever misspelling of my own moniker... More >>

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