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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

Music

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

COCKBURN

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.
Monday, December 1,2014

PRESLEY

Elvis? Dead? Not so long as he’s alive in our hearts in all his sequin-jumpsuitedthat’s-all-right-mama-there’sgood-rocking-tonight-hunkaburning-love glory. And there may be no heart in which he is more gloriously alive than in that of George Gray, frontman for Elvis tribute band known as George Gray and the Elvis experience.
Monday, December 1,2014

Evolution

The Longest Day of the Year finally sounds like The Longest Day of the Year

By Nadia Mishkin
When local band The Longest Day of the Year got their start playing at breweries in Boulder and Fort Collins, “bluegrass-brewery bands” were kind of a thing in the area. Being from Boulder and being a brewery band, naturally, people assumed the band was another bluegrass act.
Monday, December 1,2014

No Rush to Record

Pierce the Veil headbangs to the beat of its own drum

By Alan Sculley
Coupled with the considerable praise Pierce The Veil has received for its ability to craft songs that combine the fierceness of hardcore and metal with the songcraft and melodicism of pop, this has some predicting that the fourth album could bust the band into the mainstream and major popularity.
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