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    June 5, 2012

    Jane's Addiction, Swans, Aaron Freeman lead this week's shows

    Things might be slowing down a bit with the bigger concert announcements, but there was still a fair amount of activity over the last week, including Jane's Addiction at the Pikes Peak Center in Colorado Springs, Swans and Xiu Xiu at the Gothic Theatre, and Aaron Freeman (aka Gene Ween) at both the ... More >>

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    August 18, 2011

    Tonight: Tapes 'N Tapes at the Bluebird

    ​Tapes 'N Tapes (due at the Bluebird Theater tonight with the Chain Gang of 1974) may have initially snagged some recognition outside of its Minneapolis home by way of the obligatory music blog circuit, but the quartet has long outlived the hype. The band's jangly sound has grown bigger and mo ... More >>

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    June 14, 2010

    Black Keys and Ratatat strong sellers at local record stores

    ​The Black Keys' latest effort, Brothers, continues to be strong seller locally, grabbing the top spot at Twist & Shout and claiming the second slot at Albums on the Hill for the week ending June 13. Jack Johnson's new album, To the Sea, and Ratatat's latest LP4, released last week on XL Rec ... More >>

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    May 10, 2010

    Holy Fuck reach new heights with Latin

    ​Experimental noise-pop krautrock act Holy Fuck is not the easiest band in the world to love. Hell, it isn't the easiest band in the world to talk about -- you can't even say the name in polite company or on the radio. But if you love krautrock and wish the movement had never fizzled out -- an ... More >>

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    April 14, 2009

    Beyond Playlist: Peaches - I Feel Cream

    Peaches I Feel CreamXL Recordings If, like me, you haven't tuned in to what electroclash pioneer Peaches has been up to since 2000's brash and bracing The Teaches of Peaches, her self-produced fourth album will take you by pleasant surprise. Collaborating with wizards like Soulwax and Simi ... More >>

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    August 28, 2008
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    August 27, 2008

    Q&A with Evan Mast of Ratatat

    The members of Ratatat are deer friends. Westword’s August 28 Ratatat profile dips into a lengthy interview with Evan Mast, who makes up half the lineup of this electro/eclectic instrumental partnership. So take a long drink of the complete Q&A, accessible below.

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    June 19, 2008


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    May 15, 2008


    Since reinventing herself as M.I.A., Maya Arulpragasam has hardly been missing in action.

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    March 20, 2008

    Vampire Weekend Takes on Its Buzz

    Hot on the heels of SXSW, the nation’s hottest buzz band returns to Denver.

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    February 5, 2008

    45 Second Reviews

    Helio Sequence Keep Your Eyes Ahead Sup Pop 02:00-02:45 of “Lately” I remember this band sounding totally different. It seems like they used to be sort of electro-pop. Now they sound like U2. I guess they’re just copying U2 in reverse historical order. Anyone remember Pop? Man, that record wo ... More >>

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    December 6, 2007

    Vampire Weekend

    Most bands would kill for the buzz surrounding this NYC quartet.

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    November 27, 2007
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    May 10, 2007


    This hip-hop producer turned fledgling rocker hasnt turned his back on the boom-bap.

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    June 22, 2006

    Tape Ops

    Thanks to the blogosphere, Tapes 'n Tapes is wired for sound.

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    April 7, 2005

    Grime Pays

    Dizzee Rascal brings his very British sound to the States.

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    September 26, 2002

    More Than a Mouthful

    Peaches is the toast of the fashion world, and she doesn't even shave her armpits. Say hello to the Madonna of the porn generation.

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    October 14, 1999


    Ol' Dirty Bastard, Richmond Fontaine, Basement Jaxx, Barbra Streisand

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    April 15, 1999
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    December 25, 1997

    And the Winners Are ...

    Handing out the trophies for 1997's best albums.

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    August 7, 1997

    Plugged In

    Just in time for Lollapalooza, a list of the albums you need to understand electronica.