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Steve Knopper

Articles By Steve Knopper

An Oral History of the Warped Tour

The hard-partying music festival holds its last Denver show this month.

Mark Brown and G. Brown

Q&A With Two of Denver’s Most Well-Known Music Critics

Music writers G. Brown and Mark Brown used to compete for interviews with the stars who came through town. For the first time, they worked together on the induction of Caribou Ranch into the Colorado Music Hall of Fame.


Rose Hill Drive Returns With a New Album

A veteran Boulder band tries to make it big—again.


Tennis Drops Its Fourth Album

Will Yours Conditionally propel the Denver band to rock stardom?

First-Person With A Jefferson County Hero

Retired S.W.A.T. officer Grant Whitus revisits the Columbine mass shooting and much more in his new memoir.

Feel-Good Real Estate

Some industry pros are just as interested in good karma as they are in fat commissions.

Rocket Science

Colorado students learn STEM skills by building the world’s largest hobby rocket.

The Time Nirvana Played The Gothic

Twenty-five years ago, a little-known grunge band from Seattle took the stage in Englewood and performed a song that would eventually change popular music.

Digital Da Vinci

Digital artist Android Jones helps you make contact with extraterrestrials.

A UFC Champion Comes to Denver

Elevation Fight Team, an up-and-coming mixed martial arts club, lands its first heavyweight name. 

Santa’s Workshop

Susen Mesco’s exacting standards ensure the Kris Kringles who graduate from her school are as close to the “real thing” as possible.

Colorado’s Famous Historic Artist Commune

Trinidad’s 1960s artist community 50 years later.

Meet the Colorado Lawyer Working On Michael Jackson’s Estate

Perry Sanders Jr. has been involved in two of the music industry’s most famous legal battles—all while based in Colorado Springs.

Doobie Brothers

Will the legalization of marijuana turn Denver into a live music mecca? Or will it be business as usual? A report from the front lines.

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