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Thursday, July 2,2015

New CMF music director aims to build a relationship with the audience

With the festival under way, Zeitouni can come into his own

By Peter Alexander
Jean-Marie Zeitouni is excited about his entire first season as music director of the Colorado Music Festival (CMF). “I love them all!” he says of the festival concert programs. “These are all concerts that I’m looking forward to. [Over the summer] you have every single genre, and every single period in music. You have solo works, you have chamber music, you have recitals, you have chamber orchestra and big orchestra — everything is covered.”
Thursday, June 25,2015

Listen

Amy Kress has been making music since she was 8 years old. But it wasn’t until she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011 that she decided to share it with the world with her aptly named debut album Secret Music.
Thursday, June 25,2015

Still bringing the “Umph”

Nearing 20 years of existence, Umphrey’s McGee is racking up their number of shows

By Sam Routhier
After forming in 1997, Umphrey’s McGee soon began their relentless touring schedule. Meticulously recorded on its website, the band tracks the venue and set list for every live show the band has ever played over 17 years: a number that currently sits right above 2,060.
Thursday, June 25,2015

The musical sandbox

Matt Butler brings talented and diverse musicians together with Everyone Orchestra

By Matthew DuBois
Matt Butler is the conductor and focal point of an ever-rotating series of musicians that creates the Everyone Orchestra. The band itself is an improvised jam band created specifically for each show, with different combinations of musicians playing every performance.
Thursday, June 18,2015

Celebrate

Treat your dad properly this Father’s Day with some barbeque, blues and some beer of course. Head over to McGuckin Hardware’s Father’s Day event for some outdoor cooking demonstrations by Escoffier Culinary School, grilling and smoking demonstrations, food and beer provided by Boulder Beer.
Thursday, June 18,2015

Killin’ it

Tyler, the Creator is as funny as he wants to be

By Kyle Eustice
It’s hard to tell whether Tyler, the Creator is a complete ass or a total genius. However, it is safe to say he’s probably a little bit of both. Born Tyler Gregory Okonma, the 24-year-old mastermind behind hip hop collective Odd Future Wolfgang Kill Them All is on the ride of his life, and he’s never been happier.
Thursday, June 11,2015

Listen

If there were a season for bluegrass music, it most certainly would be summer. Where better to enjoy both the genre and the season than at Denver’s Botanic Garden, where Hot Rize will be performing their brand of contemporary bluegrass on June 16. Featuring local musicians such as co-founder and host of eTown’s radio show Nick Forster and “Dr.
Thursday, June 11,2015

BEING GENE WEEN

Aaron Freeman on life after Ween and the intricacies of Billy Joel

By Sam Routhier
Since disbanding the legendary alt-rock duo Ween, Aaron Freeman (aka Gene Ween) is reinventing his career after leaving the band that defined him for almost three decades. The past few years have been transitional for Freeman, who has been sober since leaving Ween in 2012 after years of drug and alcohol abuse. Since then, he has released two albums: 2012’s Marvelous Clouds, an album of songs written by the late folk songwriter Rod McKuen, and 2014’s FREEMAN, his first release of original material since the disbanding of Ween.
Thursday, June 11,2015

The Record of a year

The Weepies’ latest album serves as an archive of a difficult year overcoming cancer

By Amanda Moutinho
Working from home has its advantages. For singer-songwriter, husband-wife duo The Weepies, a home studio allows for inspiration to strike at any time. “I know other people get up and go to work, like songwriters and other musicians who will schedule two weeks to go record,” says co-Weepie Steve Tannen. “That’s something we might explore at one point, but that doesn’t seem natural to us or instinctively a good thing to set up two weeks out of your lifetime to capture something.
Thursday, June 4,2015

Jam

America has long been known as a melting pot of cultural heritage. Left Hand Brewing’s third annual Culture Jam music festival is a celebration of that diverse culture, featuring musicians from across the country and world. Mexican- American group La Santa Cecilia, 2014 Grammy Award winners for Best Latin Rock Album, will headline the event this year.
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