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Thursday, July 10,2014

Lungs of gold

Devotchka already plays some of the meanest sousaphone in pop music. But this week, the weighty brass is gonna thunder even more than usual when Devotchka teams up with The Colorado Symphony at Red Rocks..
Thursday, July 10,2014

Rick Rubinesque

The Avett Brothers fatten up their sound with help from legendary producer

By Alan Sculley
Scott and Seth Avett and Bob Crawford now have plenty of company on stage with drummer Mike Marsh, keyboardist Paul Delfigia, cellist Joe Kwon and fiddle player Tania Elizabeth in the touring lineup. Crawford, the band’s bass and fiddle player, thinks 2014 will see The Avett Brothers really capitalizing on its expanded live sound.
Thursday, July 3,2014

Swing-fingers

Jazz and coffeehouses have been going together since as long as they’ve both been around, and it’s a genre that’s no stranger to Boulder’s Laughing Goat Coffeehouse.
Thursday, July 3,2014

Jazz-Hands

Art. Crafts. Music. Spend the Fourth of July weekend celebrating one of America’s great cities, as well as America, when the Pearl Street Mall will go all N’ahlins on Boulder with Boulder Art and Jazz Fest from Friday, July 4 to Sunday, July 6.
Thursday, July 3,2014

Chameleons

Umphrey’s McGee ‘Similar Skin’ is consistently different

By Brian Palmer
And Cummins is not kidding when he says this album leans heavily in the rock and roll direction. While there are melodic moments, like the Police-esque opener “The Linear,” songs like “Cut the Cable” are balls-to-the-wall rockers that teem with chugging, gritty guitar riffs.
Thursday, July 3,2014

Voices of a generation

The Revellie 3 sing history

By Josh Gross
That was why she volunteered to take part in a two-week-long event organized by the Rocky Mountain USO: Knitting for Our Troops. Originally, Ward had just planned to wield a pair of needles. But one of the event’s organizers knew of her background in musical theater and asked Ward to take part in a performance to serve as the climax for the knitathon.
Thursday, July 3,2014

Off on a light note

First CMF music director candidate crafts light program

By Peter Alexander
The first of three candidates for music director of the Colorado Music Festival to conduct at Chautauqua this summer, Boughton will lead two programs, with the chamber orchestra July 6 and the full orchestra July 10-11 (7:30 p.m. in the Chautauqua Auditorium; tickets https://tickets.
Thursday, June 26,2014

Groove

Local songwriter Paul Kimbiris is dropping his new album, Dark Side of Pearl, a collection of R&B-influenced pop tunes, at the Fox Theatre this week. Backed by his band, The Paper Stars, the tunes have a lightly funky vibe, evocative of Portland’s Shy Girls or Mayer Hawthorne.
Thursday, June 26,2014

Band geeks rule

March Fourth marches to the beat of its own drums

By Christian James Wilhelm
It’s not impossible to explain March Fourth, though it certainly is a challenge. To see the band play is to have joyous percussion and bass work into your ear canals as you find yourself surrounded by dancers and acrobats. Everyone wears intricate, colorful costumes adding to the audible liveliness.
Thursday, June 26,2014

Second time the charm for Colorado Music Festival?

By Peter Alexander
After a failed first attempt, the CMF announced that it has hired a new executive director. Andrew Bradford, currently the executive director of the Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra in Park Forest, Ill., will take the reins at CMF on Aug. 11.
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