Janet Weiss

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    October 16, 2013

    The fifteen best female-fronted fuzz guitar bands

    In the past few years, fuzz guitars have come conspicuously back to the forefront, and they're being played by some female-led outfits that sound like they came straight out of mid '90s, the time when Juliana Hatfield, Liz Phair and Courtney Love were queens of the Sam Goody racks. With jangly and d ... More >>

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    March 7, 2013
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    September 10, 2012

    Coady Willis on playing parties with projectile vomiting and people jumping out of windows

    Coady Willis and Jared Warren formed Big Business in the wake of break ups by the Whip and Dead Low Tide. Prior to that, the two had been in a number of noteworthy -- even legendary in some circles -- Pacific Northwest bands like Karp and the Murder City Devils, groups that essentially helped to def ... More >>

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    February 14, 2012

    Joanna Bolme of Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks on playing Scrabble with Pavement

    Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks (due tomorrow night at the Fox Theater in Boulder) formed after Malkmus's influential band, Pavement, went on indefinite hiatus at the end of the '90s. Initially, it was something of a solo project, but Malkmus ended up recruiting his friend John Moen, as well as Joanne ... More >>

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    March 18, 2010
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    March 16, 2010

    Q&A with Janet Weiss of Quasi

    ​ Since 1993, Quasi has released a series of albums underscoring the fact that sad songs don't have to sound like surrender. Instead, as Quasi's material often displays, there can be a feisty defiance to the inner grey skies and rain. The act comprises yeyboardist Sam Coomes, who played in He ... More >>

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    November 7, 2008

    Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks at the Gothic

    Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks, Blintzen Trapper Thursday, November 6, 2008 The Gothic Theater, Englewood Better Than: A musical legend falling back on past glory. Opening the show was Blintzen Trapper. I have to admit I wasn’t too much into the band before the show or even afterward but it seemed c ... More >>

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    November 5, 2008

    Q&A with Stephen Malkmus

    Stephen Malkmus, left, with his band, the Jicks. Former Pavement frontman Stephen Malkmus is an eccentric fellow, which explains in large part the idiosyncracies of this Q&A, conducted for a Westword profile published in advance of his Thursday, November 6, appearance at the Gothic Theatre. But th ... More >>

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    May 28, 2008

    Last Night...Dresden Dolls, Smoosh and Ukulele Loki @ the Ogden Theatre

    Photo by Chris Velarde The Dresden Dolls, Smoosh, and Ukulele Loki and the Gadabout Orchestra Tuesday, May 27, 2008 Ogden Theatre Better Than: Not dressing up in clothes from the movie Cabaret. The Dresden Dolls throng was out in full force last night, but only about half of them donned the requis ... More >>

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    April 5, 2007

    On the Download

    Linking you to the best in legitimate, artist-approved exclusives.

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    May 19, 2005


    The Woods (Sub Pop)

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    December 27, 2001


    Backbeat writers revisit their favorite albums of the year.

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    June 22, 2000

    Tin Huey

    (Future Fossil Records/P.O.S. Records)
    Complete Recordings 1987-1989
    (Innerstate Records)

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    October 21, 1999


    Poor Little Knitter on the Road and Quasi

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    March 18, 1999
  • Calendar

    October 15, 1998

    Night & Day

    October 15 - 21, 1998

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    October 15, 1998

    The Hype Report

    Sleater-Kinney is a critic's favorite that makes music you might actually enjoy.

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    July 17, 1997