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Tuesday, December 30,2014


A review of some of this year’s best music

By Adam Perry
TAYLOR SWIFT, who says she looks at albums as “sort of statements,” has sold an awful lot of albums this year. The unabashedly pop (as opposed to country-pop, her previous focus) 1989.
Thursday, December 18,2014


Electro/funk/hip-hop group Tnertle and electronic fusion/glitch-rock/psychedelic duo Sonic Geometry are set for one super “electro-funk-fusionglitch-rock-psychedelic-hip-hop” dance party at Boulder’s Lazy Dog. Both groups are based in Denver and are on the scene to get you moving on the dance floor.
Thursday, December 18,2014

The guitar ninja comes but once a year

Trace Bundy to perform his annual holiday show

By Amanda Moutinho
Over the past 15 years, Bundy has toured the world and his videos have reached more than 34 million views on YouTube. He’s returning to Boulder for his sixth annual acoustic holiday show on Friday, Dec. 19 at the Boulder Theater.
Thursday, December 11,2014

Family ties

Lindsey Saunders takes road less traveled, kickstarts promising music career

By Brian Palmer
“My dad plays guitar, and taught me how to play,” she says. “Basically everyone on my dad’s side is a musician. One aunt is an opera and jazz singer, another is a music teacher, and then both my dad and his twin brother grew up playing music, so it runs in the family, I guess.
Thursday, December 11,2014

Fifty years and counting

The activism and music of Peter, Paul and Mary are still pushing us forward

By Joel Dyer
Like millions of Americans who lived through the 1960s, my home was filled with Walter Cronkite’s nightly narration of the events of the day. It seemed the struggle for civil rights was at the center of every newscast only to be replaced at times by the bloody coverage of the Vietnam War and the growing anti-war movement here in the states.
Thursday, December 11,2014

Worth a thousand riffs

Ninth annual ‘Rockin’ in a Winter Wonderland’ music photography exhibit is all about that magic moment

By Josh Gross
“So I bought the camera and brought it to the Fox one night, and took a few shots,” she says. “And I was like, ‘That was kind of cool.
Thursday, December 4,2014


But Bluetech has endured those constantly moving goalposts with his special brand of downtempo tunes, with production styles influenced by The Orb, Aphex Twin and Juno Reactor, born in the early days of Burning Man and ranging from psy-hop to ambient/drone to progressive.
Thursday, December 4,2014

‘Christmas with the King’s Singers’ aims to leave the audience smiling

By Peter Alexander
Founded in 1968 by six friends at King’s College, Cambridge — hence their name — the King’s Singers have become known worldwide for their “close-harmony” style. Indeed, they invented the term, which describes their style of singing, featuring chords with notes very close together — what Wayne-Wright calls “clashy chords.
Thursday, December 4,2014

Comets get to sing, so why can't I?

Musicians’ lives are a philosophical war over noise

By Josh Gross
Industrial noise that chews up and spits out pieces of the earth like a wood chipper never has its legitimacy questioned. When it is cultural, a matter of free expression, noise is an issue of constant controversy.
Monday, December 1,2014


Since his self-titled debut in 1970, Canadian singersongwriter-guitarist Bruce Cockburn has put out over 25 albums covering genres from folk-rock to jazz, blues and reggae. He’s collected a lot of stories in that time, stories that are collected in his new memoir, Rumors of Glory.