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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.
Thursday, June 26,2014

Batons at the ready

Colorado Music Festival kicks off its season on Sunday

By Peter Alexander
When the Colorado Music Festival gets underway Sunday (7:30 p.m. in Chautauqua Auditorium), many of the festival’s familiar features will be in place. There will be family concerts, patriotic pops, orchestral showpieces, guest artists, and a mix of popular and classical styles on the “Music Mash-up” series ( July 1, 15 and 29). There will be picnics on the lawn and people sitting outside enjoying the summer nights.
Thursday, June 19,2014

Blues

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

Noise

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

Grass

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.
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