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Thursday, June 6,2013

Maintaining innovation

After 15 years, Umphrey’s McGee keeps it fresh

By Joseph Wirth
One fun thing that people probably don’t know is that we have a fantasy football league together with the band and crew members, so once fall comes around there’s definitely an uptick in the amount of shit talking that happens, which is always a lot of fun.
Thursday, May 30,2013

High guru of shock rock

For Marilyn Manson, there's nothing he can do but confuse you

By L. Kent Wolgamott
Marilyn Manson doesn’t want to be shocking. In fact, he says that’s impossible.
Wednesday, May 29,2013

Review: Soundgarden at the 1stBank Center, 5-28-13

Looking Californian and feeling Coloradan

By Arjun Narayan
On a crisp overcast Tuesday night at the 1stBank Center in Broomfield, ’90s rock legends Soundgarden arrived on scene to deliver the riff.
Thursday, May 23,2013

The final countdown

Fox Theatre show signals end of Hatrick Penry

By Patrick Fort
Ska music has a rough-and-tumble energy. The energy comes easily for Hatrick Penry, whose members have an average age of 19. Like all things, though, eventually the music comes to an end, and Hatrick Penry will be playing its last show as a band at the Fox Theatre on May 25.
Thursday, May 23,2013

Been away for too long

Soundgarden returned from hiatus for right reasons — and the results are good

By David Accomazzo
Before Soundgarden took the stage at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in July 2011, you could forgive the casual fan for wondering whether the band members were just the latest rock gods to pad their bank accounts with fan nostalgia.
Thursday, May 16,2013

Leaving on a high note

MahlerFest bids farewell to departing CU professor Julie Simson

By Peter Alexander
“Der Abschied” is ideal for Simson’s MahlerFest farewell because the text literally describes the parting of two friends. It is, Olson says, “the most colorful, beautiful, intimate piece of music ever written. Period.”
Thursday, May 16,2013

No rules

Frankly, Opeth doesn’t care how you define metal

By L. Kent Wolgamott
Akerfeldt, singer/songwriter/guitar/driving force of Opeth, says touring is how the band became known outside of Sweden and how it built its following and reputation.
Thursday, May 16,2013

Yo La Tengo still has it

Ira Kaplan discusses what 20 years flying under the mainstream feels like

By Dave Kirby
Staying the same for almost 30 years has it benefits, explains Yo La Tengo helmsman Ira Kaplan, but it’s also OK to shuffle the deck once in a while.
Thursday, May 9,2013

Beethoven explained

Boulder Chamber Orchestra’s Saless describes composer’s link to Napoleon

By Peter Alexander
Tired of weird spring weather? Bahmann Saless is doing something about it. The conductor of the Boulder Chamber Orchestra has programmed Beethoven’s Third Symphony and Fifth Piano Concerto, two popular avatars of the composer’s heroic style, for its upcoming concert.
Thursday, May 9,2013

Lysergic settings

The Black Angels are on the unexplored sonic frontier

By David Accomazzo
There’s a nostalgic element to the term “psych-rock” that harkens back to the tie-dyed, patchouli-scented dorm rooms that spun the records of The Doors, Jefferson Airplane and Velvet Underground. Calling something “psychedelic” invokes a sort of free-love, tripped-out aesthetic that recalls the ’60s and the pioneering days of rock ’n’ roll.