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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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8 horror games to complete your creepy Halloween shindig

You got October plans? No? I ain’t judging. Feel free to paint your face pumpkin colors and gorge yourself on candy corn now to November – but, how’s about taking a nip-deep dive into the glorious, gory grave of macabre gaming while yer at it?

Therapy, escapism, sinister fun – yep to all. Here’s eight horror games to...

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The introverted, nonstop life of Henry Rollins

Photographer, actor, writer, and human rights activist Henry Rollins is masterful at forging stories from the grit and grandeur he intakes while raw powering around the world. Last week DGO spoke with Mr. Rollins about photography, the intentions of art, and if we’re ever gonna see him on a travel TV show. Buckle in, because...

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Films you don’t want to miss at the inaugural Mancos Doc Fest

Rosa Sabido hasn’t left the boundaries of United Methodist Church of Mancos in more than a year. The Mexican immigrant who has lived in the United States for more than 30 years, Sabido sought sanctuary with the church after Immigration Customs Enforcement denied her most recent stay of removal request on May 11, 2017. Facing...

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Henry Rollins ain’t in it for the scenery: An interview with the Black Flag punk rock icon, actor, and author

If ever there was a black hole masquerading as a human, that phenomenon is Henry Rollins. Nothing can escape the gravitational pull of a black hole’s event horizon, and similarly, no one can sidestep the thrall of Rollins’ ferociously present storytelling. Both absorb matter at an alarming rate, and each slows time – though...

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Kyle Hollingsworth on String Cheese and home brewing

Kyle Hollingsworth is a practice-makes-perfect kind of musician. Hollingsworth is the keyboard player for longtime Colorado-based jam band stalwarts String Cheese Incident, and also has a handful of solo releases under his own name. He’s a lifelong student of the instrument, and what started as a typical scenario of “kid...

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What’s new: “Digital Garbage,” Mudhoney

I think it is safe to say that fans of music – true fans, not the casual listening, “only really put music on in the background” sort of music fan, but the sort that travel to see their favorite bands play live, buy physical releases on new release day, or read locally written music reviews – likely have a running list of...

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It’s time to Get the Led Out

You missed your chance to see Led Zeppelin. The famed English rock band knocked it out of the park between 1968 and 1980 with nine official records, some live releases and compilations, and shows in venues that ranged from theatres to stadiums, but called it quits following the death of drummer John Bonham in 1980. Yes, there...

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All hail the under-appreciated sound people

The sound person: they are the unsung heroes of the music scene, and an under-appreciated aspect of the live and studio music experience. In the studio, you could have many people, along with the musicians, all working on making that final product just right. On stage, it’s sometimes just one person tucked away in another...

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What’s new: Various releases

One of my favorite ritual pastimes, which began as a preteen, was loitering after school in one of a handful of local records stores each and every Tuesday to celebrate new release day. For those of you who are too young to remember, new release day was the weekly influx of new stock, new PHYSICAL music releases, at your...

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Life advice from ‘Sense and Sensibility’

Let’s talk Jane Austen, mothereffers. Why? Because the Merely Players, Durango’s innovative found theater company, are performing Kate Hamill’s adaptation of “Sense and Sensibility.” Catch it and you’ll see a witty, romantic tale of people falling in and out of love, set against gossipy aristocratic aholes of the 18th...

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What’s new: Black Belt Eagle Scout, “Mother of My Children”

“Having this identity – radical Indigenous queer feminist – keeps me going. My music and my identity come from the same foundation of being a Native woman.” Katherine Paul, also known as KP, grew up on the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community in northwest Washington state. She was raised on her family’s influence of Indigenous...

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The punk-inspired bluegrass of La La Bones

The road to become a lover of bluegrass music is, for some, a road that weaves and winds its way through a punk rock neighborhood. The genres, believe it or not, have their similarities.

In both punk and bluegrass, you’ll find an aggressive and direct instrumentation, often paired with wrenching lyrics and a revved-up...

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