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Thursday, June 19,2014


Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Mavis Staples takes the stage at the Chautauqua Auditorium on Wednesday. Staples was listed as one of Rolling Stone’s 100 Greatest Singers of all Time. Accompanying Staples will be Grammy Award winning Marc Cohn, notoriously known for his soulful ballads.
Thursday, June 19,2014


Thurston Moore has been in the music industry since the early 1980s, most notably with indie rock gods Sonic Youth. Moore also collaborates on numerous side projects including The Dim Stars with Richard Hell and Even Worse.
Thursday, June 19,2014


Louisville Community Park presents another great summer of free live performances every Thursday starting June 12. This upcoming Thursday the park will be hosting Denver-based bluegrass band The Carbone Family.
Thursday, June 19,2014

We be culture jamming

Longmont’s Left Hand Brewing Company hosts second annual summer music festival featuring Ozomatli

By Maalikah Hartley
“Culture Jam is all about bringing together the different communities, the different cultures of Colorado and having them rock out and get sweaty and dance for a bunch of hours together at our brewery in Longmont,” Goldberg says. “Culture Jam is all about family, it’s all about music, it’s all about great food and a ton of great beer.”
Thursday, June 19,2014

Details, details

For Boulder-native siblings Caleb and Kato Kronen, life’s too short to listen to lousy music in lame clothing

By Dave Kirby
Caleb Kronen may be a bit more prone to second-guessing the final mix than most guitarists. A hearing science major at the University of Colorado, he is leading an honors thesis research project this summer at the CU Hearing Research Laboratory and freely admits that thinking about sound, how it gets created and captured, how people hear it, is a vital component to the band’s craft.
Thursday, June 19,2014

Home base

Boulder gets new queer hosted dance night

By Josh Gross
Boulder likes to think of itself as a tolerant community. Local musician DJ Chive would — respectfully — disagree. “I don’t think there’s a place in Boulder you could go out in drag, comfortably,” Chive says. “I don’t think there’s a place you could go out and make out with your girlfriend [as a queer person] and feel comfortable.”
Thursday, June 19,2014

Forty years of festivation

New Planet Bluegrass book documents the evolution of the Telluride Bluegrass Festival and so much more

By Joel Dyer
The book is clearly intended to be a celebration of the ongoing success of the Telluride Bluegrass Festival, one of America’s greatest annual musical events. But as I explored the rich historical photos, read the essays and revisited the musical lineups from every year since the festival kicked off in 1974, I realized the book is much more than that. It is a lens focused on the evolutionary trail of not only the festival, but the people who attend, the musicians who perform and the mountain town that has played host for four decades.
Thursday, June 12,2014


Electro-indie pop band Geographer emanates a strong blend of smooth synths, strings and haunting vocals channeled on two critically acclaimed releases, Innocent Ghosts (2008) and Animal Shapes EP (2010).
Thursday, June 12,2014


Intuitive Compass gives audiences one hell of a theatrical concert experience

By Brian Palmer
“Usually our show will contain music and some kind of Vaudeville slapstick,” says Jason O’Dea, who in addition to singing, also plays the guitar, kazoo, harmonica and drum. “We’ve done stuff like that at the beginning of the show to get people’s attention.
Thursday, June 5,2014

listen up!

“The ukulele is a really accessible instrument,” says Lindsay Taylor, publicity manager for Swallow Hill Music. “There’s only four strings on it so it’s really easy to manage for people. The ukulele is small, you can put it on your back, you can go anywhere with it.