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Thursday, October 30,2014


Wayne the Train Hancock 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1. The Hi-Dive, 7 S. Broadway, Denver, 303-733- 0230, $15 Austin-songwriter Wayne Hancock’s nickname didn’t come from nowhere. It’s because his “house-rocking, hillbilly-boogie” will hit you like a train..
Thursday, October 30,2014

Adrian Belew’s killer app

All things considered, Adrian Belew has had a pretty weird year

By Dave Kirby
After amicably stepping away from Trent Reznor’s reformed Nine Inch Nails project in June 2013 and being politely excluded from Robert Fripp’s reformed King Crimson later that year, esteemed guitarist and sonic disrupter Adrian Belew now finds himself currently on tour with his long-tenured Power Trio, and poised to unleash his experimental project called Flux, a music and visual art app that he’s been working on for five years.
Thursday, October 23,2014


Synth-pop group Polica is putting audiences in a groovy trance nationwide. Drums, bass and synths are layered and topped off with with dreamy, stylized vocals. The group started out as an experiment between singer Channy Leaneagh and producer Ryan Olson, who had worked together in a supergroup called Gayngs among the likes of Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon.
Thursday, October 23,2014


Colorado-based indie-folk artist Reed Foehl has finished his new album Lost in the West and the CD release party is planned for Friday, Oct. 24 at Boulder’s eTown Hall. The veteran artist began touring in the ‘90s with jam-band Acoustic Junction. After taking a hiatus to raise his son he is back on the road with the new solo work.
Thursday, October 23,2014

Young luddites

Technology isn’t the boss of Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.

By Brian Palmer
One might say that this statement from multi-instrumentalist Josh Epstein — who makes up half of the Detroit-based duo Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. that will play The Fox Theatre on Tuesday, Oct. 28 — encapsulates both their writing process and their creative process as a whole.
Thursday, October 16,2014

Bonobo DJ Set

9 p.m. Thursday Oct. 16, The Fox Theatre,1135 13th St., Boulder, 303-447-0095, $23

By Nadia Mishkin
Over the last decade, Britishborn electronic musician Simon Green (Bonobo), made a name for himself by using elements of trip hop and acid jazz to slowly apply layers of samples, drum loops and melodies to build downtempo masterpieces, helping to lay the foundation of what would become chillwave.
Thursday, October 16,2014

Pro Musica Colorado opens season with beautiful music but no theme

By Peter Alexander
That particularly seems true of the first concert of Pro Musica’s season, which will be performed Friday in Denver and Saturday in Boulder (7:30 p.m. both nights; www. promusicacolorado. org/season). The program comprises three pieces with no evident connection among them: Sibelius’ tone poem Rakastava.
Thursday, October 9,2014


The War on Drugs has been through many lineup transformations since its beginnings in 2003. However, the band has not strayed from its folk-rock, harmonica-infused tunes that incorporate dreamy, psychedelic melodies and ’80s organ synths.
Thursday, October 9,2014

Roots revival

Jerry Douglas wants to help kids put down the iPod and pick up the banjo

By Josh Gross
At age 58, dobro wizard Jerry Douglas has played on more albums than most people own. The number stands north of 1,600 and counting, having backed up everyone from Ray Charles to Eric Clapton to Dolly Parton to Elvis Costello. And that’s in addition to his 13 solo albums and membership in Allison Krauss and Union Station and many production credits.
Thursday, October 2,2014


Pomplamoose paved its own path from YouTube band to nationally touring act, all without the help of a record label. The band captured the attention of Internet audiences with catchy, unique remixes and mashups of popular songs and classics, all bringing their very distinct and original indie/electronic style.