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Thursday, January 15,2015

Words from the road

Luke Redfield’s love of the West fuels a life in music

By Adam Perry
Redfield, 31, grew up a preacher’s son in small, humble and peaceful Minnesota and Nebraska towns, and is quick to quote memes about the morality of work, such as “Working hard for something we don’t care about is called stress; working hard for something we love is called passion.
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Tuesday, December 30,2014

THE FEW, THE PROUD, THE MEMORABLE ALBUMS OF 2014

A review of some of this year’s best music

By Adam Perry
TAYLOR SWIFT, who says she looks at albums as “sort of statements,” has sold an awful lot of albums this year. The unabashedly pop (as opposed to country-pop, her previous focus) 1989.
Thursday, October 16,2014

Riding for a lifeline

A biking trip to explore a family’s Slovakian roots takes some surprising turns 

By Adam Perry
You do not look like a person who has just biked over 100 kilometers,” Jan “Jano” Rohac of Greenways Travel Club told me, very matter-of-factly, in his thick Slovakian accent as I entered the Grand Hotel Matej in Banská tiavnica, Slovakia, after sunset.
Monday, June 23,2014

Andrew Bird's performance at Chautauqua was the anti-Kanye

Majesty and humility in both performer and venue

By Adam Perry
When I first heard that Kanye West had referred to himself as “the Michael Jordan of music,” I immediately recalled the first time I heard Andrew Bird’s instrumental Useless C
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Thursday, June 5,2014

The jokers of spades

Red Fang likes its sludge-metal with a hint of whimsy

By Adam Perry
Not many modern metal groups are featured on NPR’s First Listen or routinely garner nearly a halfmillion YouTube views when a new music video is released. But Portland sludge-rock favorite Red Fang, which plays the Gothic Theatre in Denver this Friday night, has a unique way of maintaining a sense of unbridled fun, for both band and listener, while playing remarkably heavy songs with remarkably dark lyrics.
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Thursday, March 20,2014

Demise of Dead band births Chicha

Local guitarist uses Craigslist to bring Amazonian music to Boulder

By Adam Perry
“It took forever to get the band together, mostly with Craigslist,” says Lee, who calls Chicha’s repertoire “modern Latin."
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Thursday, February 27,2014

Comrades in axes

Dr. Dog's longevity owes to the bond between band members

By Adam Perry
It’s been a long ride for Dr. Dog. The band got its start about 15 years ago playing parties in Philadelphia before becoming a beloved underground band.
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Thursday, February 13,2014

Review: Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks at the Gothic Theatre, 2-12-14

By Adam Perry
Stephen Malkmus, with his three-piece band the Jicks, was pretty masterful last night at the Gothic Theatre in Denver, playfully soloing over '60s-influenced indie-rock with a much more psychedelic, and musically challenging, vibe than Pavement, the band he founded 25 years ago in the Northern California town of Stockton.
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Thursday, December 26,2013

Songs to consider

As 2013 winds down, check out these stellar cuts

By Adam Perry
Boulder needs better musical infrastructure in order to create the sort of music that graces our top 10 list.
Thursday, October 3,2013

Erotic Whitman

Poet curates collection of inspired erotica

By Adam Perry
I'll never forget meeting the poet Aimee Herman on my first day of classes at Naropa University in the winter of 2008, in a workshop led by Maureen Owen, who famously co-directed the St. Mark’s Poetry Project in late-’70s Manhattan.
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