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Friday, August 16,2013

REVIEW: Queens of the Stone Age at Red Rocks, 08-15-13

By David Accomazzo
Call me a fanboy. Call me obsessed. Call me what ever you'd like, but I'm of the firm belief that no band has made better rock music over the past decade-and-a-half than Queens of the Stone Age.
Thursday, August 15,2013

For the love of it

Lyle Lovett, always the maverick, is looking forward to being a musical free agent

By Alan Sculley
Lyle Lovett doesn’t let himself get tied down to a set list with his concerts. Yes, he has one, but it’s hardly set in stone. To script a show so tightly would rob Lovett of one of his main joys of performing, the flexibility to respond to the audience and play requests or to alter the selection of songs to fit the mood of the evening.
Thursday, August 15,2013

Rocky Mountain Folks Fest preview: The hard road

Some artists use life's tough times to connect us all

By Joel Dyer
Art affects us. It’s powerful. It can knock us down like a hammer or keep us afloat even after we stop treading water.
Thursday, August 8,2013

A farewell to the baton at the CMF

Finale concert marks the end of conductor Michael Christie’s tenure with the CMF

By Peter Alexander
One day, back when she was Kristy Peterson, composer Kristin Kuster got bored. The Boulder native was supposed to be practicing the piano, but like a lot of kids she got tired of the pieces she had been assigned. So she went into her father’s study, took out the scissors, and cut Mozart into tiny one-measure fragments.
Thursday, August 8,2013

Transformative festival Arises

Music, speakers, environmental ethos converge in Loveland

By Camilla Sterne
Music festivals have become far more than a gathering of bands and have morphed into a sub-cultural phenomenon that emphasize collaboration, ritual and enlightenment and strive to leave attendees transformed.
Thursday, August 1,2013

Psych rock group Eugene's Axe on the leading edge

Is Eugene’s Axe ready for a close-up?

By Dave Kirby
There’s some undeniable peril in tapping a rock song reference to name your band.
Thursday, August 1,2013

Gregory Alan Isakov: The horticultural hypnotist

Singer-songwriter's new album is spellbinding

By David Accomazzo
A vein of nature runs through troubadour Gregory Alan Isakov's music, fitting imagery for the singer-songwriter, who lived on a farm for several years. On his new album, The Weatherman, which dropped July 9, Isakov sings of “casting hooks off the California coast,” “plucking strings in the pouring rain” and “waiting in the wings while the trees undress.”
Thursday, July 25,2013

RockyGrass returns to Lyons

Festival brings the essence of bluegrass

By Joseph Wirth
Traditional bluegrass does not include any kind of electronic components or a modern-day drum kit, but its history throughout the United States and its improvisational nature has proven time and time again that bluegrass is one of the most complicated genres to perform.
Thursday, July 18,2013

Concerto marathon at Chautauqua

Pianist Olga Kern to play a bold series of Rachmaninoff pieces

By Peter Alexander
Michael Christie is really up for this weekend’s concerts at the Colorado Music Festival (CMF). “I think it’s going to be one of the most spectacular feats of artistry and stamina I’ll ever see,” he says.
Thursday, July 18,2013

Longmont Jazz Festival highlights Colorado's jazz scene

Longmont's passion for jazz keeps festival going

By Ainslee Mac Naughton
This Saturday, the Longmont Jazz Festival will celebrate its 15th year. The festival is aimed at bringing more jazz to Longmont and exposing a new audience to the music, says Jerry Maddock, a board member of the Longmont Jazz Association.