Music

Indie hip hop is dead

Musab, aka Sab the Artist, aka Beyond, has gone through his fair share of personal transformations. He started writing lyrics when he was 9,...

Boulder’s holiday musical banquet serves ‘All Things Bright and Beautiful,’ ‘Fire...

The musical banquet that is the holiday season this year brings us “All Things Bright and Beautiful,” “Holiday Memories,” “Fire and Ice” and Diane...

Wood Brothers

The Wood Brothers’ new LP, suggestively titled One Drop of Truth¸ starts its program with a simple acoustic guitar bounce, a bluesy, sundance-in-the-field filigree...

Staying up late

Each week, Carmen Sandim voluntarily forgoes sleep for two nights. Not back to back, of course, because that would be crazy. Still, two nights...

The comeback kid

In September, Gary Numan’s new album, Savage (Songs from a Broken World), entered the U.K. Album Charts at No. 2. This, Numan’s 22nd album,...

Boulder Symphony presents music inspired by Shakespeare

Devin Patrick Hughes had some tough choices to make. The conductor of the Boulder Symphony wanted to do a concert celebrating music inspired by Shakespeare,...

‘Mistakes are just things we didn’t mean to play’

By all accounts, Victor Wooten is a great musician. He’s won five Grammy’s, been named one of the top 10 bassists of all time...

Yekwon Sunwoo comes to Boulder

Pianist Yekwon Sunwoo always travels with his music. “Even if I know the piece well,” he says. While on tour, he adds, “I try to...

It’s a woman’s world

MaryLynn Gillaspie and her sister Gaile had just settled into a hotel room in Tokyo when their tourmate Dizzie Gillespie called. Gaile answered the...

The only chip in the cookie

Vance Gilbert is black. Vance Gilbert plays the acoustic guitar. Vance Gilbert does not play the blues. Most of us assume a black man...

In the thick of transition

People from around the world know the Curtis Institute of Music is highly selective. With just a 4.8 percent admission rate, Curtis only grants...

The Smashing Pumpkins front man confronts reality

Less than two minutes into our conversation, Billy Corgan asks me to hang on. I hear a muffled and brief interaction he’s having with...
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