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Thursday, July 2,2015

Mosh

Headbangers unite. Described as “the world’s biggest heavy music touring festival,” the Mayhem festival is headlined by thrash icon Slayer, and it will combine some of heavy metal’s premier acts all on one stage. Accompanying Slayer atop the festival’s bill is Danish stalwart of the heavy metal scene King Diamond, sharing the lineup in the U.
Thursday, July 2,2015

Listen

Blitzen Trapper’s brand of alternative country music is an ideal soundtrack for warm summer nights. The band specializes in a sound that straddles the line between somber and mellow. Currently touring ahead of a yet-to-be-named eighth studio album, coming out this September, Blitzen Trapper is touring throughout the Northwest and West this summer.
Thursday, July 2,2015

Something old, something new

Steve Hackman kicks off CMFs third summer Mash-Up Series

By Caitlin Rockett
If there’s one thing composer Steven Hackman wants you to know about his growing collection of “mash-up” compositions — where he joins celebrated master works from classical artists like Brahms seamlessly with works from contemporary pop culture gods like Radiohead — it’s that this is no gimmick. Rather, it’s work that flows from a fundamental part of who he is.
Thursday, July 2,2015

Some things you just can’t ignore

After 30 years together, the Indigo Girls are still recalibrating

By Caitlin Rockett
More than three decades ago, when Amy Ray began penning emotionally charged songs about social justice as one-half of the folk rock duo the Indigo Girls, fighting for same sex marriage wasn’t high on her list of priorities — despite being a lesbian.
Thursday, July 2,2015

New CMF music director aims to build a relationship with the audience

With the festival under way, Zeitouni can come into his own

By Peter Alexander
Jean-Marie Zeitouni is excited about his entire first season as music director of the Colorado Music Festival (CMF). “I love them all!” he says of the festival concert programs. “These are all concerts that I’m looking forward to. [Over the summer] you have every single genre, and every single period in music. You have solo works, you have chamber music, you have recitals, you have chamber orchestra and big orchestra — everything is covered.”
Thursday, June 25,2015

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Amy Kress has been making music since she was 8 years old. But it wasn’t until she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011 that she decided to share it with the world with her aptly named debut album Secret Music.
Thursday, June 25,2015

Still bringing the “Umph”

Nearing 20 years of existence, Umphrey’s McGee is racking up their number of shows

By Sam Routhier
After forming in 1997, Umphrey’s McGee soon began their relentless touring schedule. Meticulously recorded on its website, the band tracks the venue and set list for every live show the band has ever played over 17 years: a number that currently sits right above 2,060.
Thursday, June 25,2015

The musical sandbox

Matt Butler brings talented and diverse musicians together with Everyone Orchestra

By Matthew DuBois
Matt Butler is the conductor and focal point of an ever-rotating series of musicians that creates the Everyone Orchestra. The band itself is an improvised jam band created specifically for each show, with different combinations of musicians playing every performance.
Thursday, June 18,2015

Celebrate

Treat your dad properly this Father’s Day with some barbeque, blues and some beer of course. Head over to McGuckin Hardware’s Father’s Day event for some outdoor cooking demonstrations by Escoffier Culinary School, grilling and smoking demonstrations, food and beer provided by Boulder Beer.
Thursday, June 18,2015

Killin’ it

Tyler, the Creator is as funny as he wants to be

By Kyle Eustice
It’s hard to tell whether Tyler, the Creator is a complete ass or a total genius. However, it is safe to say he’s probably a little bit of both. Born Tyler Gregory Okonma, the 24-year-old mastermind behind hip hop collective Odd Future Wolfgang Kill Them All is on the ride of his life, and he’s never been happier.
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