Entertainment

Reunited, and it feels so good

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Kerry King, guitarist for iconic thrash metal band Slayer, has had a gloried career, from angry speed-metal outsider to controversy-provoking media target to grizzled guitar hero. Slayer formed in 1982, when King met Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman at an audition for ...

The composition of carbon

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  The reason why Ryan Fechter, the bassist for Denver/ Boulder-based indie-rock band Carbon Choir, makes music is a unique one...

The Tea Party does cartoons

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 Joe the Plumber may be a cliché of a human being, but since Obama made him the hero of Main Street during his 2008 presidential campaign, when he jots his endorsement down for anything, people pay attention...

Phoenix burn brightly at Mile High

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French pop...

An indecisive mash-up

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I take notes as I watch films so that I can remember salient plot points, great effects, and idiotic story twists. During The Other Guys, I wrote down “buddy cop film from hell.” That might well sum up the weird mash-up that is The Other Guys, a movie that can’t ...

Down to business; business accomplished

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Getting low means getting down to business, in the parlance of the backwoods oddity played, wonderfully, by Robert Duvall in Get Low. Let’s get down to business, then. This film, calm but full of feeling, relays an intriguing story brought to life by some ...

Strays & runaways

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The metamorphosis of folk trio The Waifs, who play at the Rocky Mountain Folks Festival in Lyons this weekend, is equal parts gritty survival story and enchanting fairy tale. Beginning in 1992, sisters Vikki and Donna Simpson, selftaught guitarists, began traipsing...

One last show

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Dave Matthews’ recent announcement that his hugely popular group would take all of 2011 off probably seemed like an ominous sign to some of his fans. But Matthews says the fact that he and his bandmates — drummer Carter Beauford, violin player Boyd Tinsley and ...

Light it up

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Not that we’d know anything about this, but sometimes the hardest part of getting a piece of work done is just starting it, getting the wheels turning, finding a way in while being stared at by a blank page waiting for a lead sentence, or that first brushstroke, or ...

Blast your ears off

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BoomBox began as the meeting of two new souls in Muscle Shoals, the famous town in Alabama where Bob Dylan, Aretha Franklin, The Rolling Stones and others recorded albums. Producer Russ Randolph met singer/guitarist Zion Godchaux during a 2004 recording session for ...

A sound legacy

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For the 40 years AEG Live Rocky Mountains President and CEO Chuck Morris has worked the Colorado music scene, he has had a crucial hand in implementing nearly every fixture of that scene we now take for granted. Tulagi back in the day? Red Rocks? The Fillmore? Thank...