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Thursday, January 22,2015

Three’s a crowd, but four’s a party

New producer gives The Devil Makes Three a new sound

By Alan Sculley
forming in Santa Cruz, California in 2002, the group had steadily improved as it developed its rollicking brand of rootsy acoustic music (which draws from bluegrass, country, jazz and pop) over the course of three studio albums — a 2002 selftitled debut, Longjohns, Boots, And A Belt.
Thursday, January 22,2015

Your imaginary friend

Slow Magic says his anonymity keeps the focus on the music

By Kyle Eustice
Most musicians want to be known. Some even want photos of their faces plastered across the covers of high-profile music magazines and lining the walls of teenagers’ bedrooms. The allure of “celebrity” often fuels the desire to keep creating. Slow Magic, however, is an anomaly.
Thursday, January 15,2015


It’s National Western Stock Show time in Colorado, so to keep the rodeo going pull on your cowboy boots and hit the Grizzly Rose for a night of country music with Aaron Watson. In his 12-year career Watson has toured all over the world, and his albums have appeared on the Billboard top 200 charts.
Thursday, January 15,2015


Beethoven, Mozart, Chopin, Tchaikovsky. The most popular names of classical music have one thing in common: they’re all men. On Jan. 21 The Dairy Center for the Arts is paying homage to the lesser-known women in classical music.
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


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


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.