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Thursday, August 14,2014

Flamenco metal

Contradictions have always made for compelling art. But there’s contradictions and then there’s Rodrigo y Gabriela, a duo from Mexico City that hit it big in Dublin, Ireland, where their instrumental, heavy metal-influenced flamenco guitar caught the ear of folk-pop crooner Damien Rice.
Thursday, August 14,2014

Rock and roll

Portland stoner-rockers Black Pussy really don’t care if you think their name is offensive. Like so many things in rock and roll, it comes from The Rolling Stones (before being censored by the record company, “Brown Sugar” was originally called,...
Thursday, August 14,2014

Choose your own adventure

Zombie Apocalypse Live! is theater for the video game generation

By Josh Gross
Attendees don’t just stroll through a haunted house, gawking at the horror show all willy-nilly. They are handed a military-replica machine-gun that fires lasers so they can gun down the zombies. A headshot triggers a flash of light and vibration from the sensors mounted to the actor’s heads and down they go; a body shot and they just keep coming.
Thursday, August 14,2014

Hail to the chiefs

Presidents of the United States of America still doing things their way

By Brian Palmer
Songs like “Lump,” “Peaches,” and “Boll Weevil,” were short, fast, loud, catchy as all hell, and unlike almost every other Seattle band releasing records in the ’90s, they were giddy fun, preferring lyrics about tiki gods and kitties to heroin.
Thursday, August 14,2014

Is Eric Johnson learning to relax?

The storied guitar virtuoso talks about living in the moment and blowing out a few candles

By Dave Kirby
Anyone following the career of Austinbased guitarist Eric Johnson has learned to reconcile the guitarist’s singular fretboard mastery with his sluggish pace of releasing recordings.
Thursday, August 14,2014

A feast for the soul

Folks Fest continues to be a celebration of narrative songwriting, but this year it’s also a celebration of rebirth

By Caitlin Rockett
Around these parts, there’s no better table to set a feast for the soul than Planet Bluegrass Ranch in Lyons. And around this time of year there’s no better feast for the soul than the Rocky Mountain Folks Fest, a veritable cornucopia of great music from some of the world’s most talented singer/ songwriters. As we prepare ourselves for the changing of the seasons, Folks Fest provides us a physical place to wind down, reflect and enjoy the final days of summer.
Thursday, August 14,2014

Upcoming Events

with diabetes. Boulder County Fairgrounds, 9595 Nelson Road, Longmont, 888-DIABETES, ext. 7020. Yoga on the Rocks..
Thursday, August 14,2014

Carrying on with a heavy load

Sherpas continuing conversation on increased wages and life insurance in the wake of Everest tragedy

By Elizabeth Miller
For Lakpa Rita Sherpa, there was no question. After five of his men died on the side of Everest in the avalanche that swept down its slopes on April 18, he had two things to do — take the body of a friend home, and then come back to Base Camp to tell his team that for him, the season was over.
Thursday, August 14,2014

The long shadow of a decade of loose enforcement

Report from Pennsylvania speaks to local fracking bans across U.S.

By Elizabeth Miller
Pennsylvania and Colorado may be a nation apart, but they’re side-by-side when it comes to having recently seen explosive increases in oil and gas development, specifically through the use of hydraulic fracturing in shale formations that are often drilled horizontally.
Thursday, August 14,2014

Ebola anxiety

Are fears of an American outbreak justified?

By Matt Cortina
Perhaps more widespread than the outbreak of the Ebola virus is the outbreak of Ebola virus paranoia. With more than a thousand people dead, evacuations of infected foreigners to the U.S. and Europe, and an escalating number of new infections in west Africa, it’s hard to blame folks for getting a little antsy.
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