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Thursday, October 2,2014

Boulder’s Barsamian joins Kronos Quartet for Oct. 8 concert at Macky

By Peter Alexander
“The world that we live in is incredibly affected by things that occurred a long time ago,” he says. “For me personally, and I think for a lot of Americans, that war is something that we don’t know as much about as we know about other wars, so I thought it would be a good idea for Kronos to explore that time.
Thursday, October 2,2014

Coming clean

Matisyahu says it doesn’t take a beard to talk to God

By Alan Sculley
While ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons and Dusty Hill have not taken a razor to their signature facial hair, Matisyahu went clean-shaven and trimmed his hair in December 2011. It radically altered his appearance, but registered with audiences on a much deeper level because of what the whisker whacking represented to an entire population.
Thursday, September 25,2014

Rock

Upstate New York-based duo Phantogram has won no shortage of accolades for its electronic sound, heavy on elements of of trip-hop and psychadelia, all swirling guitars and synth bass over boom bap beats, finished off with the clear melodies from vocalist Sarah Barthel.
Thursday, September 25,2014

Retro

La Roux, the nom de stage for London songwriter Elly Jackson, almost seems like she commutes to work in a DeLorian. Her dancy 808 disco-pop beats, her synth lines, even her hair are straight out of the Human League/Euthymics/Flock of Seagulls slice of the 1980s.
Thursday, September 25,2014

A new perspective

Justin Townes Earle on marriage, sobriety and not whining about the past

By Brian Palmer
People talk about how life can be a real roller coaster, and few know this better than Justin Townes Earle. From struggling with alcohol and drug addiction — not to mention a double-digit number of stints in rehab — to signing his first record deal while still in his teens, Earle has definitely seen both sides of the coin. And the years leading up to his just-released new record, Single Mothers, were no less mixed.
Thursday, September 25,2014

Breakneck blues

George Thorogood is definitely not slowing down with age

By Josh Gross
The Beatles did what they do, Dylan did what he does, and the rest of us had to play the blues,” George Thorogood says of the barreling Chicago-style electric blues he has specialized in for 40 years now.
Thursday, September 18,2014

STRING BAND

Twelve years ago, Yonder Mountain String Band put on their first Kinfolk Celebration at Planet Bluegrass Ranch in Lyons. This year, the festival will be triumphantly returning to its inaugural setting after much of the town was damaged by the 2013 flood.
Thursday, September 18,2014

Spooking the horses

Despite its forced relocation, Riot Fest endures

By Josh Gross
“Last year we were subjected to 20 hours of abuse by the extreme nonstop noise,” one resident told the Arapahoe County Board of Commissioners as part of his objection to 2014’s Riot Fest. “If approved this year, it will mean more than 30 hours of the same.
Thursday, September 18,2014

Some unexpected charisma

Classical Requiem not by Mozart opens BCO season

By Peter Alexander
Before I confuse you any further, some simple facts: Conductor Bahman Saless and the BCO open this season, titled “Mystique,” with a performance at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19, at First United Methodist Church in Boulder. They will repeat the program at 7:30 p.
Thursday, September 11,2014

Lyons

For the past six years, Sounds of Lyons has been complementing the rich folk music mecca at Lyons with an annual classical music festival. This year that tradition will continue with performances of Brazillian flamenco guitar, Beethoven string quartets, pieces by Bach, Celtic and jazz.
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