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  • Blogs

    April 25, 2013

    Alex Hebert of A Tom Collins on working with Bob Ferbrache and touring in Europe

    A. Tom Collins, the five-piece band fronted by Aaron Collins, has a sound that's equal parts ragtime, honky tonk blues and tin pan alley. The outfit, which has smartly left its rough edges intact, is driven by Collins' piano and impassioned vocals, and while the act may teeter on the edge of chaos a ... More >>

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    February 18, 2013

    Neurosis at Summit Music Hall, 2/16/13

    NEUROSIS at SUMMIT MUSIC HALL | 2/16/13 Experiencing the rare and punishing set from Neurosis at the Summit Music Hall evoked the sensation of being in front of a oncoming freight train. But then the music itself was so powerful and felt like so many things, that it was almost overwhelming. The imp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2012

    Munly talks Slim Cessna's Auto Club's new album and seeing Billy Bragg for the first time

    Slim Cessna's Auto Club, which celebrated its twentieth anniversary last April, had been playing annual New Year's Eve shows at the Bluebird Theater for the past eleven years. This year, the band is playing two nights at the Oriental Theater -- with Sterling Sisters (which features Slim's son George ... More >>

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    September 27, 2012
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    August 29, 2012

    Denver's ten best side projects

    The Swayback is obviously Eric Halborg's main gig. But lately he's been moonlighting in Dragondeer, a side project he helms with Swayback drummer Carl Sorensen and Cole Rudy of Varlet on mandolin and lap steel. With Dragondeer, Halborg and company delve into some swampy blues and reverb-drenched psy ... More >>

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    April 16, 2012

    Review: Mojo Nixon at Lion's Lair, 4/14/12

    MOJO NIXON @ LION'S LAIR | 4/14/12 "Rick Santorum can suck my dick!" was the chorus Mojo Nixon got the crowd to chant as a line in an extended version of "You Can't Kill Me." But everything was an extended version out of an eleven song set. With just his Guild electric and more playfully rambunctio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2011

    Slim Cessna's rare recordings now available to download

    A few years ago, Slim Cessna made CDs of old cassette recordings and sold them to help make ends meet. Now he's offering those two volumes of rare recordings again, but as download only. Some of the cuts date back to the '80s, some include his brother Whiff, some were recorded in Cranston, Rhode Isl ... More >>

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    November 29, 2011

    Mile Highlights: Denver/Boulder area concert news, local radio playlists and top album sales

    Here's what's happening in music on the Front Range this week: On the concert front, shows from Phil Lesh, Trey Anastasio, Rusko (Snowball Fest), NEEDTOBREATHE and Dr. Dog were announced; Ian Cooke, Bare Bones and Slim Cessna got spins on local radio; and new releases from Drake, the Rolling Stones ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2011

    Will Oldham narrating an audiobook? Here's 10 more musicians we'd like to see narrate classic books

    ​Audio books are all about finding the perfect actor with the perfect voice to read to you while you drive across the country. So, when we heard Will Oldham had taken on the narration of Rudolph Wurlitzer's Slow Fade, we started thinking about what other artists should venture into the same bu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2010

    Rose Hill Drive rehearsing in advance of its back-to-back New Year's shows at the Fox

    In what's become a homegrown tradition on par with shows by Slim Cessna and Big Head Todd, Rose Hill Drive has helped usher in the New Year up in Boulder for at least the past five years by taking on a classic album in its entirety. This year at the Fox, the band will be playing Elephant by the Wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2010

    Top 10 Denver New Year's Eve Concerts for 2010

    ​Arguably the best single night of the year for live music, New Year's Eve can be an overwhelming thing to plan for. To help you narrow down your options, we've picked the ten best shows this year, plus a few extras we couldn't ignore. Also, feel free to hype your own show in the comments sect ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2010

    Bob Febrache documentary needs your help

    ​Bob Frebrache's Absinthe Studios has been buzzing along for the better part of three decades, recording the likes of Ian Cooke, The Fluid, The Swayback, Frantix and many others. Now, friend and fellow sound engineer James McElwee wants to tell Bob's story in a new documentary -- but he needs ... More >>

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    July 19, 2010

    Apples in Stereo bassist Eric Allen eats at Pete's Cafe

    Eric Allen (l) enjoys a good smothered burrito now and then.​Like all good rockers, Eric Allen enjoys a big fat burrito now and then. We caught up with the Denver-based Apples in Stereo bassist recently and asked him where he last ate out in the city. It's not where you might think. While i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2009

    Reno Divorce at the Ogden Theatre

    I was shuttling between the hi-dive and the Larimer Lounge on Friday night, so unfortunately, I didn't catch Reno Divorce and Slim Cessna heating things up for Reverend Horton Heat at the Ogden. But from the sounds of it -- Jon Solomon was at the show -- both acts tore it up, and although it took th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2008

    Rearview: The Week in Review (11/17/08-11/21/08)

    Leave the Gun. Take the cannoli. All eyes -- or ears, rather -- in the music world, including ours, were on Chinese Democracy this week. Most of us honestly never thought we'd live to see the release of the mythical Guns N' Roses record, and now that we had a chance to listen to it all the way thro ... More >>

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    August 5, 2008
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    July 3, 2008

    The Book of Daniel

    Musician/author Daniel Grandbois’s prose positively sings.

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    July 2, 2008

    Last Night...Th’ Legendary Shack Shakers @ Bender's Tavern

    Photo by Daniel K (not at Bender's) Th’ Legendary Shack Shakers, The Limbs, “Seven Signs” Tuesday, July 1, 2008, Benders Better than: Sunday morning mass. Down through the ages many have tried to preach the gospel from the stage. The key word being “preach.” For such a tactic to be effe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2008

    Bandicoots: Lively Up Yourself, Denver

    I'm a little under whelmed, Denver. You claim you like Art. You claim you like the nightlife. Even our mayor loves the rock and roll (his favorite band is X!). So where are you?

  • Music

    January 17, 2008


    The Swayback’s new platter, Long Gone Lads, has all the makings of a career-defining record.

  • Music

    April 5, 2007

    What About Bob?

    Meet the man behind some of Denver's best releases.

  • Music

    January 18, 2007

    Murphy's Law

    Andrew Murphy carries on a long-distance love affair with Denver music.

  • Music

    September 14, 2006

    Turnabout Is Fairplay

    Footloose and fancy free, South Park proved to be a gay old time.

  • Calendar

    December 30, 2004
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    January 8, 2004

    The Beatdown

    Life is a lonely highway when youre a touring musician without a good booking agent.

  • News

    June 19, 2003
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    May 1, 2003


    Homeward bound, Slim Cessna keeps sin alive in a new project.

  • Music

    January 23, 2003

    The Blackstone Valley Sinners

    It's a Sin (Valley Records)

  • Music

    December 5, 2002


    Scott Campbell moves down the road and away from the 15th Street Tavern.

  • Music

    May 23, 2002

    Sum of Their Parts

    With a twisted vision, Reverend Glasseye and His Wooden Legs get a leg up on the competition.

  • Music

    December 6, 2001

    Altar Ego

    Gospel-and-soul group Reverend Leon's Revival has released minister Paul Ramsey's campy spirit.

  • Music

    July 5, 2001

    Revival of the Fittest

    Following Jeffrey-Paul Norlander's detour through sin and salvation, the Denver Gentlemen reclaim their own history.

  • Music

    October 26, 2000


    Internet interest at CMJ Music Marathon 2000

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    August 31, 2000


    All the cool kids are playing Six Degrees of the Denver Gentlemen.

  • Music

    May 11, 2000

    Hit Pick


  • Music

    April 13, 2000


    Jug-gernaut is the latest local musician to leave town.

  • Music

    January 20, 2000

    So Long, Sugar

    Say goodbye to another Denver band.

  • Music

    December 9, 1999

    So long, Slim.

    A Denver favorite gets ready for a long-distance commute.

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    February 18, 1999
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    April 23, 1998

    Spin City

    A look at Den One, Denver's least likely regular hip-hop party.

  • Music

    September 25, 1997
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    September 18, 1997
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    March 27, 1997
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    January 9, 1997
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    December 19, 1996
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    December 12, 1996
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    September 19, 1996

    Westword Music '96 Awards Showcase

    1 night, 5 bucks, 7 venues, 39 bands Sunday, September 22 6 P.M.-1A.M. in LoDo

  • Music

    July 13, 1994