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A fight on Shakedown Street leaves one man in stitches and another fearing for his family.
Westword  |  Dave Herrera  |  09-30-2011  |  Music

The Colorado Voice Clinic Thinks Every Person Has the Right to be Heardnew

Although the clinic has seen more than its share of famous patients, the facility is designed to help everybody who needs to keep their voices healthy, and clients range from students to housewives to lawyers to politicians to local musicians.
Westword  |  Dave Herrera  |  07-20-2009  |  Science

Remembering the King of Popnew

I think we can all agree that Michael Jackson was an icon. Although in recent years, his vast musical accomplishments have been overshadowed by the tabloid headlines, he's still the best-selling artist of all time, a rare performer whose appeal spanned generations and transcended gender and race lines.
Westword  |  Dave Herrera  |  07-06-2009  |  Music

Meet the Pirate Signal, One of Denver's Most Compelling Hip-Hop Actsnew

When he performs, Yonnas Abraham's artistic zeal is unmistakable. As frontman for the Pirate Signal, one of Denver's brightest emerging hip-hop acts, he's simply electrifying.
Westword  |  Dave Herrera  |  06-15-2009  |  Profiles & Interviews

After Playing a Supporting Role for Years, Elin Palmer Has Moved to the Forefrontnew

Elin Palmer has spent a great deal of her career playing a supporting role, adding majestic violin textures to the music of some Denver's most critically revered acts. Now, with the impending of release of her self-titled debut, the multi-instrumentalist is poised to take center stage.
Westword  |  Dave Herrera  |  05-04-2009  |  Profiles & Interviews

The Seasoned Men of Horse Are Making the Best Music of Their Lifenew

U.S. Metal takes a time-tested, bare-knuckled approach to the type of metal that's built on driving riffs and double kicks, resulting in a taut, classic, thrash sound that nods to vintage Pantera.
Westword  |  Dave Herrera  |  03-02-2009  |  Profiles & Interviews

Jimmy Gnecco's Sound is All Oursnew

Despite how he's been portrayed by critics and perceived by fans, the Ours frontman isn't particularly in love with his pain, nor does he need to feel tormented to write.
Westword  |  Dave Herrera  |  12-02-2008  |  Profiles & Interviews

The Members of DeVotchKa Found Success by Following Their Own Musenew

As worldly as the act may seem, and as valid as some of those effusive similes are, at its core DeVotchKa is a distinctly American band -- not in the Grand Funk Railroad we're coming to your town, we'll help you party down sense, mind you, but a more literal one.
Westword  |  Dave Herrera  |  09-15-2008  |  Profiles & Interviews

The Always Fiery Fear Before the March of Flames Finishes Its Fourth Recordnew

While Fear prepares for its upcoming tour, frontman David Marion talks about the new record.
Westword  |  Dave Herrera  |  09-08-2008  |  Profiles & Interviews

The Celebrity-starved Denver Media is All Twitterpated During the DNCnew

All the same, as mind-numbingly inane as most Twitter feeds have been, there have been a few that were illuminating. For instance, this one from the Denver Post.
Westword  |  Dave Herrera  |  09-02-2008  |  Tech

The DNC Concert Cheat Sheetnew

For a few days, Denver will be the world's stage, with thousands of delegates and media types parachuting into town. No reason for you not to try to join the party! So here's a cheat sheet on some of the week's most ballyhooed events and your chances of getting in.
Westword  |  Dave Herrera  |  08-25-2008  |  Concerts

Leslie Feist Spent Years on the Road Before "1234" Hitnew

Now her touring days are numbered.
Westword  |  Dave Herrera  |  07-15-2008  |  Profiles & Interviews

The Unexpected Death of Bassist Johnny Schou is Just Plain Heartbreakingnew

In an inexplicably unkind twist of fate, Schou died on the very day that the band he co-founded released its national debut, Madeline, on Wind-Up Records.
Westword  |  Dave Herrera  |  07-15-2008  |  Music

Denver's Music Scene Deserves to be Heardnew

In the sober light of day, Denver is indeed more than just the Fray — or any of the other acts that have been called up to the majors. We're elated for and proud of those bands that have graduated, of course, but to pin all of our aspirations on them is more than a bit shortsighted.
Westword  |  Dave Herrera  |  06-17-2008  |  Profiles & Interviews

The Swayback Raises the Barnew

Long Gone Lads, this trio's long-awaited album, is a painstaking work of art.
Westword  |  Dave Herrera  |  04-07-2008  |  Profiles & Interviews

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