Input on how he came up with his name

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Welcome back to the Name Game, the periodic Backbeat feature in which we check in with a local act and ask members to share the story behind their nom de tune (if there is one) to find out how and why they chose their handle and to spell out any special significance the moniker might have.

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Gustavo D'Arthenay is the rapper otherwise known as Input.

Gustavo D'Arthenay has one hell of a story. A few months ago on the eve of the release of Never Heard of Ya, his collaboration with Broken and the first of two releases, we caught up with the rapper, known otherwise as Input, and he talked about everything, from how he was a student at Columbine when tragedy struck more than a decade ago to how he was so obsessed with rap that he used to hustle print outs of porn to kids at school to fund his habit to how he hooked up with SupaHotBeats, the lauded Atlanta producer he worked with on his latest effort, Bombs Over Everything, which just dropped last week. One thing that we didn't include in that original interview is how he came up with his name. Keep reading to see the first video from Bombs and find out how he coined the name.

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- Input on SupaHotBeats convincing him to share his harrowing Columbine experience
- Input on Fameless Entertainment and making a mark outside of Colorado
- Fresh hip-hop: New track from Input, with Caleb Slade


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Thee Dang Dangs tell us how they came up with their unusual name and what it means exactly

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Thee Dang Dangs got going this past summer when Broox Pulford of Wombmates, Shawn Butzin and Ray Koren of Dead Rollers and Rebecca Williams of Call Me Dolly decided to start a new band, united by a mutual love of rock that's still rough around the edges. The outfit has already garnered a good deal of attention for its visceral live shows, and that spirit is captured well on the recently released Stone Coast EP, recorded by Alex Anderson of ManCub and Flashlights. We recently spoke with the affable bunch about the emotional roots of the music and the origin of their name.

See also:
- Friday: Thee Dang Dangs EP release show at Moe's, 11/30/12
- Review: Thee Dang Dangs Stone Coast EP

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Egyptian gods, a 3000 year old poem, and the Fugs: How Fingers of the Sun got their name

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For the last two and a half years, Fingers of the Sun have been delighting Denver music fans with their infectious melodies and instrumental flair. And with a moniker as surreal and poetic as theirs, we couldn't help but call up guitarist/songwriter Nathan Brasil and find out just how they came up with it. It turns out while the music pulls from the '60s, '70s and '90s, the origin of the band's handle is derived from a much older source.

See also:
- Sybil Vane is the side of Molly Zackary that doesn't behave
- Fingers of the Sun continues to brighten Denver's music scene
- Fingers of the Sun - Sleepy EP


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Like a soprano singing Tony Clifton, Sybil Vane is the side of Molly Zackary that doesn't behave

Welcome to the Name Game, the latest Backbeat feature, in which we periodically check in with a local act and ask members to share the story behind their nom de tune (if there is one), to find out how and why they chose their handle, and to spell out any special significance the moniker might have.

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For years, Molly Zackary has transformed herself into Sybil Vane night after night, going from a polite young sprite of a girl to a rude, uncensored force of punk-rock opera. Like a soprano singing Tony Clifton, Zackary describes Sybil Vane as the side of her that doesn't behave, as she puts it. We asked her to give us some insight into the name Sybil Vane.

"The name comes from the [Oscar Wilde] book, 'The Picture of Dorian Gray,'" Zackary explains. "But I chose the name not from the book, but from the film version. It stars Angela Lansbury from Murder, She Wrote, but in the movie, she's only eighteen. Her character's dad owns a titty bar where all the sailors go to get drunk and look at tits.

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