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Thursday, January 15,2015

Back to Beethoven’s days

Conrad Tao will be both soloist and composer Saturday evening

By Peter Alexander
wide repertoire, including not only Beethoven concertos, but Rachmaninoff, Chopin, Bach, Elliot Carter, Mozart, Ravel, Debussy, Gershwin, Stravinsky — “Yeah, it’s quite across the board,” he says.
Thursday, January 15,2015

Words from the road

Luke Redfield’s love of the West fuels a life in music

By Adam Perry
Redfield, 31, grew up a preacher’s son in small, humble and peaceful Minnesota and Nebraska towns, and is quick to quote memes about the morality of work, such as “Working hard for something we don’t care about is called stress; working hard for something we love is called passion.
Thursday, January 8,2015

Sing

eTown’s Handmade Song Series reaches out to teen musicians across Boulder County with an opportunity to make their original music come to fruition.
Thursday, January 8,2015

March

Don’t be fooled by the shakos and tuxedo jackets, this isn’t your high school pep rally, it’s MarchFourth Marching Band. The almost-20-person band features a five-piece percussion corps and six-part brass section along with more traditional rock band elements.
Thursday, January 8,2015

Inspiring social change through hip-hop

Rennie Harris’ new dance company comes to CU

By Amanda Moutinho
Harris grew up in Philadelphia and has spent his life in the hiphop community. Grass Roots Project is his third dance company after Rennie Harris Puremovement and his training company Rennie Harris R.H.A.W. The new group came along when Harris wanted to start something with a West Coast vibe.
Thursday, January 8,2015

The mad scientist

The double life of the man behind Boulder-based, one-man project Ballroom Cancer and his search for a place in the city’s music scene

By Caitlin Rockett
with Sheppard channeling Thom Yorke’s delicate falsetto overtop. But listeners are quickly introduced to the scope of Sheppard’s vocal range as he takes on a rich baritone that belies the recent college grad’s age. The result is stripped, poignant and ethereal.
Wednesday, December 31,2014

Saxophones

Influenced by eclectic and infamous artists such as Duke Ellington, Philip Glass, Charles Mingus, Mary Lou Williams, Billy Strayhorn, Claude Debussy and Bjork, John A. Díaz-Cortés creates an equally eclectic sound with his own music.
Wednesday, December 31,2014

Time for Three makes time for Boulder

The three-piece string group brings their ‘classically trained garage band’ back to Boulder

By Caitlin Rockett
“[Boulder is] a second home for us for sure,” says Ranaan Meyer, double bassist for the Indiana-based string trio. “The Colorado Music Festival we consider family. We’ve been there four summers, so this will be our fifth appearance that they are presenting us at — there’s history there,” says Meyer.
Wednesday, December 31,2014

YMSB — One Bite at a Time

Dave Johnston talks about Yonder 2.0, New Year’s resolutions and a new album

By Dave Kirby
Banjoist Dave Johnston knows a little about this, as Yonder Mountain String Band found themselves in the position this year of morphing the structure of their much beloved four piece with the departure of mando player and co-founder Jeff Austin in April.
Tuesday, December 30,2014

Boogie

This improvisational power trio is known for deconstructing live soundtracks to your favorite films, but their annual Xmas Show takes a turn for the yuletide and twists favorite Christmas tunes into art-house movie scores. The trio is known for their live, danceable jazz/funk/improv fusions with heavy endings and incredible soloists.
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