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Thursday, September 19,2013

Boulder Bach Festival: New take on a classical composer

New director Carrettin aims for diverse offerings

By Peter Alexander
Zachary Carrettin is not a strictly-by-the-book kind of guy. The new director of Boulder Bach Festival prefers to sample it all.
Thursday, September 12,2013

Boulder's Summa: Balancing the rock equation

Local band brings equal parts indie rock and pop to Bohemian Biergarten

By Stephanie Riesco
Jake O’Neal, the front man of local indie rock outfit Summa, is neither left-brained nor right-brained. He’s both a falsetto-wielding singer-songwriter who pens lyrics charged with emotion and an electrical engineer who graduated summa cum laude from CU-Boulder last year.
Thursday, September 5,2013

All you need is bugs

Youth Lagoon's wondrous weirdness comes to Boulder

By Adam Perry
The humble Trevor Powers, who records under the moniker Youth Lagoon, is somewhat of an enigma.
Thursday, September 5,2013

Inspired by the earth

Boulder Phil kicks off season with geologic symphony

By Peter Alexander
For the Boulder Philharmonic, the 2013–14 season is all about nature.
Wednesday, September 4,2013

Interview: Jeffrey Nytch

Composer explains interplay between geology and his music

By Peter Alexander
My first thought when I heard about this work was, knowing the scope of time in which geologists think, you will really have to compress things in the symphony! Yes, the earth has rhythms, but…
Thursday, August 29,2013

Performance plus music

He's My Brother She's My Sister puts in the extra effort for live shows

By Alan Sculley
People who see He’s My Brother She’s My Sister can expect the band to be able to faithfully reproduce the songs from their recently released full-length debut CD, Nobody Dances In This Town, in a live setting.
Thursday, August 29,2013

Electric Red: Ghosts of fusion past

Electric Red is not kind of blue

By Dave Kirby
You hear it immediately, and practically see it, too. The glowering and stooped visage of post-Bitches Brew Miles Davis, prowling across a stage and cueing one of his sidemen for a solo with a hand gesture, the trumpet pointed south, the music tightening and loosening around a fragmentary melodic figure, distortion and backbeat, the elegant chaos of gaseous music solar systems resisting a surrender to form.
Thursday, August 29,2013

Rarities resurface for Boulder jazz singer

MaryLynn Gillaspie sang jazz around the globe in the '80s. Now, more than two decades after she stopped, she's back

By David Accomazzo
In the ’80s, MaryLynn Gillaspie toured with Benny Goodman, met Dizzy Gillespie and was nominated for three Grammys as a member of the vocal jazz group Rare Silk.
Thursday, August 22,2013

Meagan Chandler’s unusual muse

Boulder singer releases album inspired by the wisdom of the body

By Camilla Sterne
Meagan Chandler’s body is her instrument. Well, technically her voice is her instrument, but the vivacious singer draws her lyrics and one-of-a-kind music from bodily inspiration. Her voice, she says, “just happens to make noise.”
Thursday, August 22,2013

NedFest 2013: Standing strong

For second festival after death of founder, NedFest soldiers on

By Dave Kirby
A year after Michigan Mike’s tie-dye-in-the-dust music fest proved it can go on without him, with a little help from his friends, NedFest still swings a pretty mean hula hoop.