Johnny Thunders

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    September 16, 2014

    Eleven Famous Musicians Who Recently Moved to Colorado

    With the legalization of cannabis for recreational use starting January 1, 2014, Colorado has become a destination for touring bands. However, a steady stream of artists have been moving to the state for years. Some seem to use it purely as a base of operations, but some have engaged with the local ... More >>

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    June 4, 2014

    Jeff Raphael on collage, art teachers and thrift-store books

    Jeff Raphael was once the drummer of early San Francisco punk band The Nuns. Along with The Avengers, that band opened the infamous last show that the Sex Pistols in its first run played at Winterland in February 1978. Since then, Raphael has gone on to play with several of the luminaries of the pun ... More >>

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    October 4, 2013

    Guitar Wolf's Seiji on his love of noisy music: "I want to live my life in the noise of the jet plane"

    Founded in the Harajuku district of Tokyo in 1987, Guitar Wolf puts on one of the most wild shows around. Inspired in part by guitarist Seiji's encounter with "Rumble," the Link Wray classic, the band crafted a sound that combines bits of old time rock and roll with punk, garage rock and noise. See ... More >>

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    March 11, 2013

    Ten Essential albums from the CBGB scene

    It's easy to look at what's become of rock music over the last three and a half decades and find countless traces of the CBGB micro-culture and the fast-and-loud aesthetic it cultivated. During their now-legendary years at CBGB, bands like the Ramones, Talking Heads, Blondie and Patti Smith were dis ... More >>

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    September 27, 2012

    Chris Brokaw on the time he played a show with GG Allin in drag and under an assumed name

    Chris Brokaw has had a career in underground music that sounds like it can't possibly be true: He went to Oberlin College in the '80s, where he met Sooyoung Park, Liz Phair, John McEntire and Stephen Immerwahr. After graduation he played drums briefly with GG Allin, and from there he more or less he ... More >>

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    June 1, 2012

    Bon Iver at Red Rocks, 5/31/12

    BON IVER @ RED ROCKS AMPHITHEATRE | 5.31.12 Flanked by talented multi-instrumentalists and standing in front of two drummers, both of whom played kits so sprawling they resembled Neil Peart's smaller setups in the '70s, Bon Iver compelled the packed Red Rocks crowd with songs from across its powerf ... More >>

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    May 9, 2012

    Social Distortion's Mike Ness on must-have albums: If you don't have these, you're not alive

    "One of my favorite things to do is look at the line of the people going into the show. It's totally diverse. And even back in the day, in the early days, I didn't want to play just for punk rockers. I felt that we had something more to offer. Maybe we didn't have quite the global message that the C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2011

    Broken Social Scene at the Boulder Theater, 3/19/11

    Photo: Adam PerryKevin Drew of Broken Social Scene.BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE With Houses Boulder Theater
 | Saturday March 19, 2011 
Better Than: Learning just hours before the show that our armed forces had entered yet another war with a small Middle-Eastern nation rich with natural resources. Dres ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2010

    Finally taking a look at Giraffes in My Hair: A Rock 'n' Roll Life

    ​It's probably no secret at this point we're a bunch of dorks, nerds and geeks here, and luckily, every once and while these tendencies happen to collide with our love for music. Such is the case with Giraffes in My Hair: A Rock 'n' Roll Life, a graphic novel released last year by Fantagraphi ... More >>

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    December 11, 2009

    Q&A with Joe Johnson of Moore and Wild Game

    ​Although Moore has been together for over a decade, it has garnered very little press, mainstream or otherwise, despite being something of an institution in the local metal scene and having put out a handful of albums during its time together. In the last year and a half or so, Moore has been evo ... More >>

  • Music

    May 1, 2008
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    February 21, 2008

    New York Dolls Glam It Up

    David Johansen dresses up the Dolls one more time.

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    January 26, 2006

    DJ Nights

    15th Street Tavern, Skylark Lounge

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    July 21, 2005

    The Beatdown

    After more than two decades, Blackie is still lawless.

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    May 13, 1999

    Growing Up in Public

    Mike Ness makes an album without so much Social Distortion.

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    May 15, 1997

    Punks of the Rising Sun

    Thanks to Electric Summer, the Denver music scene is turning Japanese.

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    December 5, 1996

    Generation D

    D Generation aims to teach these young punks a thing or two.

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    June 13, 1996

    The Revolution Lives

    Punk godfather Wayne Kramer is keeping the legacy of the MC5 alive.