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Supersuckers are headed to Durango – and then Mars

If you had to reduce the Supersuckers to an acronym, it would be FU, according to Eddie Spaghetti, the band’s founder. Simple and to the point.

Much more to the point, Spaghetti and the rest of the rock/punk/country band – with ‘Metal’ Marty Chandler on guitar and vocals and ‘Captain’ Chris Von Streicher on drums – will...

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A conversation with local musician Dan Szabo

A recent conversation with local musician Dan Szabo covered loads of musical ground.

It hit on the various local bands he’s played in, which have included The Dugouts, Angst for Nothing, and Fuzzy Killing Machine, along with current gigs with ska band Buster’s Ghost and rock band Little Wilderness. We also spoke on the...

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This Ignacio artist’s custom habitats are amphibian-filled jungles, and they’re magical

Peering inside one of Oscar Gillespie’s creation is like losing yourself in another world, except the world is a miniature jungle, with frogs and lizards climbing through the leaves, and branches expertly situated inside a Curio cabinet. Or, perhaps it’s a collection of fish swimming about an old candy dispenser turned...

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Fertile music ground: The great Colorado bands and musicians

Colorado is fertile musical ground. It’s birthed some major musical players, while others have settled here and ended up calling it home. Jam band and bluegrass may be dominant Colorado genres, but the state also churns out cow-punk and alternative country and claims two members of a classic punk band and The Denver Sound....

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From Wimps to Father John Misty: The best albums of 2018, part two

OK, here’s the thing about compiling a year-in-review or Best Of list: If I write this article next week...well, shit. If I write this article later tonight or even tomorrow, it could likely – nay, certainly – look different than it does today. Not all of it would change, mind you. Seven or eight of these records are the...

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Our top record picks of 2018, part 2

The year 2018 saw the release of a lot of music. The following is the second half of what this writer thought was the best of the year. Full disclosure: I don’t care about album sales. I don’t care about concert-ticket sales. If everything in the world was judged by the amount sold, you’d have a hell of a lot of chefs in high...

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Color me in: A coloring page by Lyshawna Benally

Take a minute to print off this drawing by Lyshawna Benally and color it in.

Durango artist and Fort Lewis College graduate Lyshawna Benally is always looking to try something new with her art.

She often incorporates social justice, historical, and political themes into her artwork, such the Navajo code talkers...

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The best albums of 2018, ranked

OK, here’s the thing about compiling a year-in-review or Best Of list: If I write this article next week...well, shit. If I write this article later tonight or even tomorrow, it could likely – nay, certainly – look different than it does today. Not all of it would change, mind you. Seven or eight of these records are the...

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Our top record picks of 2018, part 1

The challenge that lies in making a list of the best things you listened to for the last year comes from the whittling. There’s a lot of music made each year. Much of it sucks, much of it mediocre, and some of it worth keeping around. With record labels disintegrating, and the ease of making records at home or with smaller...

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Doodle Durango: Grab your markers and channel your inner artist, cause it’s the adult coloring book issue

Print off these drawings, get out your markers, and give these badass coloring pages a go.

The monster-making coloring page artist from this week’s issue, Kayla Shaggy, is a New Mexico native turned Durangatang who has published three comic books. She graduated from Fort Lewis College in the spring of 2017 with a...

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Hindsight 20/20: Durango artist Dan Groth reflects back on his coloring book he created during the 2016 election

A woman emerging from water alongside a multi-headed sea monster. An enraged bird shaking his fists at the sun. A mustachioed train coming across a dying dog. The year 2016 was a weird year for everyone, but especially for Durango artist Dan Groth, who released his adult coloring book that year.

When we reached out to...

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Color me in: A coloring page by Lyshawna Benally

Take a minute to print off and color in this coloring page by Durango artist Lyshawna Benally. A Fort Lewis College graduate, Benally is always looking to try something new with her art.

She often incorporates social justice, historical, and political themes into her artwork, such the Navajo code talkers and missing...

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