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Thursday, November 20,2014

In the nick of time, Boulder Symphony will bring listeners ‘Out of the Darkness’

By Peter Alexander
Only days after Boulder descended from record highs to record lows, into what feels like the depth of winter, the orchestra and conductor Devin Patrick Hughes are offering to bring listeners “Out of the Darkness” Saturday evening (7 p.m. Nov. 22 in Boulder’s First Presbyterian Church: http://bouldersymphony.
Thursday, November 13,2014

Goin’ swimmin’

Shovels & Rope plan to save the world on its new album

By Brian Palmer
When people say they eat, breathe and sleep something they love, it is usually hyperbole; not so with Michael Trent and Cary Ann Hearst, the husband-and-wife duo who make up the Charleston, S.C.-based Shovels & Rope. When it came to the making of their new album, Swimmin’ Time.
Thursday, November 6,2014

Love modern

In the 1970s, Jonathan Richman helped change music forever with his band The Modern Lovers. Since leaving garage-rock behind, Richman continues to tour as a solo act, strumming soft ballads and innovative pop songs like those that were so influential once upon a time.
Thursday, November 6,2014

Hometown pachyderms

Elephant Revival plays a rare Boulder show

By Josh Gross
Right up there with Leftover Salmon and Big Head Todd, Elephant Revival is one of those handful of Boulder bands iconic to the city, but also widely known beyond the People’s Republic. But that status also comes with the price of not being able to play its hometown very often.
Thursday, November 6,2014

Experience music, and glimpse culture from a world away

World music concert invites rethinking the meaning of music

By Peter Alexander
The College of Music offers several world music ensembles, giving students the opportunity to learn a different musical culture from the inside. In addition to the Japanese and Balinese ensembles, there is West African Highlife ensemble, which will perform Saturday at 7:30 p.
Thursday, October 30,2014

Hancock

Wayne the Train Hancock 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1. The Hi-Dive, 7 S. Broadway, Denver, 303-733- 0230, $15 Austin-songwriter Wayne Hancock’s nickname didn’t come from nowhere. It’s because his “house-rocking, hillbilly-boogie” will hit you like a train..
Thursday, October 30,2014

Adrian Belew’s killer app

All things considered, Adrian Belew has had a pretty weird year

By Dave Kirby
After amicably stepping away from Trent Reznor’s reformed Nine Inch Nails project in June 2013 and being politely excluded from Robert Fripp’s reformed King Crimson later that year, esteemed guitarist and sonic disrupter Adrian Belew now finds himself currently on tour with his long-tenured Power Trio, and poised to unleash his experimental project called Flux, a music and visual art app that he’s been working on for five years.
Thursday, October 23,2014

Synths

Synth-pop group Polica is putting audiences in a groovy trance nationwide. Drums, bass and synths are layered and topped off with with dreamy, stylized vocals. The group started out as an experiment between singer Channy Leaneagh and producer Ryan Olson, who had worked together in a supergroup called Gayngs among the likes of Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon.
Thursday, October 23,2014

Songs

Colorado-based indie-folk artist Reed Foehl has finished his new album Lost in the West and the CD release party is planned for Friday, Oct. 24 at Boulder’s eTown Hall. The veteran artist began touring in the ‘90s with jam-band Acoustic Junction. After taking a hiatus to raise his son he is back on the road with the new solo work.
Thursday, October 23,2014

Young luddites

Technology isn’t the boss of Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.

By Brian Palmer
One might say that this statement from multi-instrumentalist Josh Epstein — who makes up half of the Detroit-based duo Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. that will play The Fox Theatre on Tuesday, Oct. 28 — encapsulates both their writing process and their creative process as a whole.
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