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Thursday, May 21,2015

Calling all nerds

Bassnectar embraces the versatility of electronic dance music

By Kyle Eustice
Lorin Ashton, better know as Bassnectar, has not cut his hair since he was 19 years old. The Santa Cruz, Calif., native has been growing it out for nearly two decades. It all started with his love of death metal, the only genre of music he could connect with as a teenager.
Thursday, May 14,2015


In an effort to grow and expand the Boulder music scene, four Colorado bands headed off to Austin, Texas for one of the biggest music festivals in the country, SXSW. They’re back and ready to share what they’ve gathered at The Hill Music Summit.
Thursday, May 14,2015


To celebrate a new moon and a time for recharging, Shine Restaurant is gathering an eclectic group of musicians including Lara Ruggles, Beth Preston and Sam Rae, featuring Jeb Bows. Rae has been playing the cello for over 15 years, and her music is haunting and whimsical, ranging from slow and soft to dancey and energetic.
Thursday, May 14,2015

On music and madness

Henry Rollins turns his anger into fuel

By Kyle Eustice
Rollins was born Henry Lawrence Garfield in Washington, D.C., the only child to Iris and Paul Garfield. His parents divorced when he was just 3 years old and he was mostly raised by his mother. Rollins suffered from depression and low selfesteem during most of his formative years, which led to an early interest in physical fitness.
Thursday, May 7,2015


Katie Mahan knew she wanted to be a concert pianist since the age of 4. She had her first solo recital at the age of 6, and since then she has performed on stages across the globe.
Thursday, May 7,2015

Drunken Hearts’ designated driver

Andrew McConathy talks loss, the Center of the Universe and new music

By Dave Kirby
YarmonyGrass turns 10 years old this summer, almost old enough to wander off on the grounds of Rancho Del Rio without direct supervision, and founder Andrew McConathy just published the lineup for the annual high country stringpalooza August 13-16 with headliners The Traveling McCoury’s with Bill Nershi, Rebel Alliance Jam and Head for the Hills atop a lengthy marquee. One of Colorado’s most essential and quirkiest ’grass fests, the event will be stationed at The Center of the Universe… but more on that later.
Thursday, April 30,2015


On May 3, folk legend and activist Pete Seeger would have been 95. To celebrate his life, Forked Tree Music, The Rocky Mountain Peace and Justice Center and the Unitarian Universalist Church of Boulder are throwing this fundraiser to benefit Earth Guardians, a group of young activists striving for a better environment through activism and art.
Thursday, April 30,2015

The pale blue dot

Motion Trap brings things into perspective on debut album

By Caitlin Rockett
“Ten years ago, we tried recording home versions of music inside of a dorm room — and we still have those recordings, but it’s come a long way since then,” says guitarist and singer Nathan Rogers. “The new album is [comprised of ] lots of different music that we’ve created over the last 10 years.
Thursday, April 23,2015

Her turn

Rhiannon Giddens of Carolina Chocolate Drops on going solo and working on The New Basement Tapes

By Dave Gil de Rubio
If there’s one word Rhiannon Giddens detests, it’s genres. Classically trained in opera at Oberlin University, she moved on to a whole different style of music in becoming the leader of the Carolina Chocolate Drops, the Grammy-winning old-time string band from North Carolina — whose members all happen to be African- American.
Thursday, April 16,2015

Rock Out

Get ready to be wooed. Join singer/songwriter Wendy Woo and her band at the Dickens Opera House on Saturday, April 18 for a CD release party. The new album, Tipping Point, was released by Woo’s independent record label Woo Music, and the independence has allowed her music to grow.