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    DJ Cam The Beat Assassinated (Globetrotter/Sony Music International) Throughout last year's Mad Blunted Jazz, DJ Cam conjured up hip-hop revelations on the DJ Shadow tip--meaning that he dispensed with lyrical excursions in order to explore...

    by Thomas Peake on May 21, 1998
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    Summer of Love

    Most of the biggest shows of the summer concert lineup are headlined by stars from the Sixties and Seventies or by Nineties artists who sound like they're from the Sixties and Seventies. In other words, everything new is old again, as you'll discove...

    by Michael Roberts on May 14, 1998
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    If you're not a record-industry insider, news that the Association for Independent Music convention is being held in Denver from Wednesday, May 13, through Sunday, May 17, likely ranks just below a repeat of Full House on the excitement scale. But fo...

    by Michael Roberts on May 14, 1998
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    The Aging of Sonic Youth - The ultimate indie band embraces the past, the present and the future.

    Is Sonic Youth the Grateful Dead of indie rock? At first the question seems laughable. Whereas much of the Dead's appeal can be traced to the accessibility of the assortment of American music that inspired it, Sonic Youth has consistently challen...

    by James Mayo on May 14, 1998
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    Desperate Measures - The men of Starlite Desperation favor the vinyl solution.

    Compact discs' victory over vinyl wasn't merely a revolution of format. The change in sound quality, which at first furrowed brows, has altered the way musicians write, record and market themselves and has changed listeners' opinions about what sound...

    by Amy Kiser on May 14, 1998
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    Notes From the Underground - Musical crime and punishment with Little Fyodor.

    Denver's Little Fyodor doesn't care if audiences are laughing with him or at him. "That's what your parents tell you to keep you from doing anything foolish," he claims. "And what I'm doing is rather foolish." Perhaps--but Little Fyodor's musica...

    by Thomas Peake on May 14, 1998
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    Feedback

    'Tis the season for the announcement of summer concerts--and usually by the time they make it into print, the details surrounding them are fairly firm. But that's not the case with KTCL's Big Adventure, set to take place on May 30, and the Fox's Seve...

    by Michael Roberts on May 7, 1998
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    Playlist

    Ray Wonder Good Music (Nons Records) Daybehavior Adored (Nons Records) Ask most American listeners what they think of music from Sweden and you're apt to receive a diatribe about Abba for your trouble. But this pair of discs from ...

    by John Young on May 7, 1998
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    Harvest Time - Both Cheri Knight's music and her business are blooming.

    Death is a big part of Cheri Knight's life. A former member of the Blood Oranges, an acclaimed but obscure roots band that dropped off the branch a few years back, she is finally getting noticed by music lovers nationwide thanks to The Northeast King...

    by Michael Roberts on May 7, 1998
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    Grading on the Curve - Boulder's Belle Curve Records makes music for a very specialized audience.

    Three million children nationwide have been identified as having "special needs," but the term is so broad that it covers disorders from autism to lisping. Such kids generally have at least one thing in common, though: It's often difficult for them t...

    by Amy Kiser on May 7, 1998
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    Mob Rules - The Goodie Mob is a hip-hop group with a higher purpose.

    Big Gipp, one of the four Atlantans behind hip-hop's Goodie Mob, knows all about bad choices. "I had a cousin who was out there in the gang life in Denver," he says. "And I had another cousin who got shot, and I've got a cousin who's doing fifteen to...

    by James Mayo on May 7, 1998
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    It's a Massacre - The Brian Jonestown Massacre, that is--and its members have some scores to settle.

    To date, San Francisco's Brian Jonestown Massacre has received more press for the mock scuffle its members initiated with Portland's Dandy Warhols than for their swirling, sprawling and sizable discography. And while the band claims to have backed of...

    by Amy Kiser on April 30, 1998
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    Feedback

    A lot of people have done a lot of whining about Ticketmaster, the monolithic firm that Pearl Jam attacked several years ago. However, most people in the music trade have remained in bed with Ticketmaster anyway; even Pearl Jam is allowing tickets fo...

    by Michael Roberts on April 30, 1998
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    Playlist

    Tortoise TNT (Thrill Jockey) The next time a musician tells you that the reason he's recycling other people's sounds is that there are no new ideas in the world, hand him this CD. Tortoise, an instrumental sextet made up of Chicago musician...

    by John Jesitus on April 30, 1998
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    Breaking Up Is Easy to Do - Local experts offer reasons why so many of Denver's biggest bands are vanishing.

    David Fox knows a thing or two about the high mortality rate of Denver bands. Fox, a longtime booster of Denver music, co-founded Alley Records in 1994, and since then, he and his partners, Mike Nile and Chris Cardone, have signed seven Colorado ...

    by Michael Roberts on April 30, 1998
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    Hardcore Times - Thanks to Nyke Loc, gangsta rap is alive and well in Denver.

    "We're not sending no gangsta message," asserts Denver rapper Nyke Loc. "Like, we're not claiming anything, because I never claimed nothin'. I never told you I was Blood nor no Crip. I never dissed no set. We make gangsta rap, but without the gangsta...

    by James Mayo on April 30, 1998
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    Spin City - A look at Den One, Denver's least likely regular hip-hop party.

    Dave Self, one of the DJs behind the hip-hop collective called Den One, didn't grow up in a rap-loving household. "My stepmom and my dad were like, 'What is this Run PRQ and the Beastie Boys? What is this shit? This is just a fad,'" he recalls. "And ...

    by James Mayo on April 23, 1998
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    Playlist

    Neutral Milk Hotel In the Aeroplane Over the Sea (Merge) You've read a lot in these pages about the Elephant 6 collective and how this shifting cadre of musicians from a number of cities gets together on a regular basis to make weird and wo...

    by John Young on April 23, 1998
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    Feedback

    The current issue of Rolling Stone suggests that Internet radio is worth noticing mainly because it's providing a new forum for old-fashioned heavy metal. But this implication sells the concept short in a major way. A wide range of stations have popp...

    by Michael Roberts on April 23, 1998
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    Rock of Ages - An Aerosmith concert begs the question: If rock and roll is rebellious, why do your mom and dad like it, too?

    On the way to the Aerosmith concert at McNichols Arena on April 20, I told my beloved companion that the crowd would likely be populated entirely by guys in their forties wearing unfashionably long hair and tattered Harley-Davidson T-shirts. It didn'...

    by Michael Roberts on April 23, 1998
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