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Thursday, January 23,2014

Deep in the stuff

For its first album in four years, The Motet brings the funk

By Dave Kirby
Drummer and Motet majordomo Dave Watts unleashes the Boulder-based band’s seventh and most rigorously cogent CD this coming weekend, titled simply The Motet.
Thursday, January 23,2014

The venue Boulder needs

Boulder musicians sound off on how to make the scene actually a scene

By Kirsten Cohen
You can book a bluegrass band in multiple places, but once you talk about rock bands, you run into difficulties.
Thursday, January 16,2014

Slanted Jack

Saturday, January 18: Slanted Jack. 10 p.m. Conor O’Neill’s

This Boulder-based band got together last year after a Craigslist ad and a hot-tub party. Slanted Jack is taking over Colorado with its background of musicians from the realms of reggae, acoustic folk and hip-hop, creating its own blend of a unique genre.
Thursday, January 16,2014

Esther Sparks & the Whiskey Remedy

Saturday, January 18: Esther Sparks & the Whiskey Remedy. 10 p.m. Jamestown Mercantile, 108 Main St., Jamestown, 303-442-5847.

With members from all over the world, this folk band resides in Lafayette and recently released its album Back to Life. The lead singer, Esther, wrote the songs while pulling from her experiences with illness, depression, poverty and more. The show is guaranteed to move you with Esther’s powerful performance and uplifting messages.
Thursday, January 16,2014

Country style granola

As a country singer, Boulder’s Kristina Murray stands out

By David Accomazzo
Late last year she released her first album of 11 original songs, Unravelin’, and she has been gigging locally to support it ever since. She got a slew of good press right after the release, and she is looking forward to taking her musical career to the next level.
Thursday, January 16,2014

Ska hooks and lines

Reel Big Fish turns 21

By L. Kent Wolgamott
“These days, you want to leave a show feeling like you’ve been somewhere. We do our best to give them a fun show, that kind of experience, and the music, universally, just makes people go crazy — in a good sort of way.“ The music is ska-punk, something RBF helped pioneer in the United States in the 1990s along with other Orange County, Calif.
Thursday, January 9,2014

Joel Van Horne

Saturday, Jan. 11 at Shine

When Joel Van Horne’s band Carbon Choir broke up roughly a year ago, he locked himself in his family’s cabin in Wyoming and wrote music. What he emerged with was a powerful indie-folk album, a melancholy, gorgeous work celebrating his childhood summers spent in the mountains.
Thursday, January 9,2014

Springdale Quartet

Thursday, Jan. 9 at Fox Theatre

Boulder’s jam band scene certainly doesn’t lack for membership, but no one quite brings the party atmosphere like Springdale Quartet. The local group will be teaming up with Brooklyn-based funk jammers Turkuaz for a night of instrumental music guaranteed to make you dance.
Thursday, January 9,2014

Who says classical music isn’t passionate?

Rachael Barton Pine to perform in Boulder on Saturday, Jan. 11

By Peter Alexander
“Within classical music my goal is to do the same thing [as heavy-metal bands], to give 150 percent and get everyone caught up in the emotions,” says Rachael Barton Pine.
Thursday, January 9,2014

Metalachi wants to see your chi-chis

Friday, Jan. 10 at Larimer Lounge

By Taylor Hamby
The L.A.- based band combines the bad-ass riffs and lyrics of metal bands like Metallica, Guns N’ Roses and Bon Jovi with the distinct instrumentation and arrangements of mariachi. The intro to “Crazy Train” on a trumpet? Yes, please.