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Everybody Can Pussy Riot

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A night with Maria Alyokhina and Alexandra Bogino of Pussy Riot By Isobel Thieme “Don’t you know that a wall has two sides and nobody is free?” – Pussy Riot in their EP “xxx” Pussy is a word I’ve seen and heard quite a lot lately, how it is “grabbed” and how it “grabs back,”

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Pussy Riot–A Wake Up Call for American Women

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By Molly McGrath Let me start off by saying that American women just can’t relate to Pussy Riot. Most American women have never served time in brutal Russian prisons or Serbian workcamps. Most American women don’t have to worry about the police coming into their house and quite literally stealing their belongings. Most American women

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Marty Stuart Shines at Oriental Theater

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Photos by Michael McGrath Five time Grammy winner Marty Stuart and his Fabulous Superlatives dazzled the packed house at the Oriental Theater on Saturday, May 13th.

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Son Volt Relevant and Real at Gothic Theatre

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Story by Amy McGrath, Photos by Michael McGrath “You’re with me now, will be again…” Drown, Jay Farrar, Son Volt The music of Son Volt serves as a significant musical place-holder in my memory. Rising from the ashes of early 90’s college radio gods Uncle Tupelo, Son Volt’s first album, 1995’s Trace, was one of

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Substance Flows from Peter Hook and The Light

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Photos by Isobel Thieme/DenverThread The Summit Music Hall was filled with history last Saturday night, as Peter Hook and the Light played both the New Order and Joy Division Substance albums in their entirety. Hook played his signature, unforgettable bass constructions alongside his son Jack Bates, who also played bass throughout the show, and keyboardist

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Bob Mould Lights Up the Oriental Theater

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Photos by Michael McGrath, Story by Billy Thieme After decades of almost no stage banter or commentary, Bob Mould had some things to say to a near-packed house at the Oriental last Saturday night, both in and in-between songs. The ‘80s/’90s influential punk rocker cut a slim, professional figure, alone on that large stage save

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A Garden of Surprising Delights at the Marquis Theater

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Photos by Sandisz Thieme, Story by Molly McGrath Something about the energy of the Garden as they played the Marquis last Tuesday was shocking and innovative, chaos in its best form. The Marquis lineup was one of the strangest, most innovative lineups I’ve ever seen; The Garden, Fat Tony and Loretta Kill all highlighted each

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Tinariwen Come in From the Desert to Play The Oriental Theater

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Photos by Michael McGrath Taureg guitar band Tinariwen delighted a near-packed Oriental Theater with their unique blend of blues, psychedelic guitars, and rhythms often reminiscent of a slow, majestic plodding across hot dunes, camels in tow as night falls. The band was promoting its eighth international release, Elwan (Elephants), the latest product of 20 years of global

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