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Monday, December 1,2014


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.
Thursday, November 20,2014


Denver funk band Rowdy Shadehouse aren’t just a group of tight pants and bare chests. Members “Warlock Vundercock,” “Weeze,” “BadWhorsey,” “Man of Thought,” “Fab Folz” and “Cosmic Slim” have also earned a reputation for impressive skill and lively shows.
Thursday, November 20,2014


“Grassjazz” band Dustbowl Revival is rambling over from California and through the Rocky Mountains, and bringing their hoedowns, breakdowns and ballads to Denver this weekend. Dustbowl Revival stomps through jazz, bluegrass, swing, folk and old-school blues with eight core members on stage at all times.
Thursday, November 20,2014

Raising the dead

The second coming of Death From Above 1979

By Caitlin Rockett
Not so long ago, in a land called Toronto, two young men met at a Sonic Youth show (or maybe it was in prison, or on a pirate ship, or perhaps on — this part of the story is murky).
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.