<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Music]]> <![CDATA[Time signatures and space]]> Going boldly where few choirs ever do, Boulder’s Ars Nova Singers and conductor Thomas Edward Morgan love to explore strange new worlds of vocal performance.]]> <![CDATA[The Ringers are very highly strung]]> Anyone familiar with Wayne Krantz’s threedecade career (Berklee College of Music grad, sideman to the likes of Donald Fagan and Randy Brecker, a taciturn and artistically feral solo jazz/fusion/avant artist) might therefore find it surprising that the guitarist would be paired up with two other guitarists, Jimmy Herring and Michael Landau, in something that looks an awful lot like … one of those things.]]> <![CDATA[A meritorious spirit]]> To make things even more interesting, the deaths occurred around a couple of her musicians%uFFFD weddings, in spring 2009. Merritt married her longtime boyfriend and drummer, Zeke Hutchins, and bassist Jay Brown had just gotten engaged. All three lost their grandmothers within a period of three weeks.]]> <![CDATA[Swamp thing]]> Dustin Arbuckle’s year is still young, but if the guy at the recent New Brunswick, N.J., gig is any indicator, he may want to plan for longer set lists.]]> <![CDATA[Songs to consider]]> Boulder needs better musical infrastructure in order to create the sort of music that graces our top 10 list.]]> <![CDATA[Lissie’s new EP: Strong start, weak finish]]> Folksy bordering on irritating at points, newcomer indie singer/songwriter Lissie's [Lissie Maurus] EP Why You Runnin', out Nov. 10 on Fat Possum Records, makes an unstable but positive debut with her new label.]]> <![CDATA[Big Gigantic rolls up its sleeves]]> this time, while most of the national press has moved on and the TV cameras are all wearing local station logos, and chocolate-brown waters are lazily carrying pieces of Boulder County toward the Missouri River, Colorado’s northern Front Range communities are figuring out how to reconstruct themselves.]]> <![CDATA[Beyond Austin]]> That's the sort of year the Los Angeles indie rock band has enjoyed, as the sheer fun and energy of hipster tracks like 'Pumped Up Kicks' resonates on playlists coast to coast. The band's upcoming North American tour, which brings them through Denver on Wednesday, sold out numerous shows up and down both coasts and Chicago as well.]]> <![CDATA[40 years of music]]> After intermission, Oswald will play a series of duo performances, starting with a Handel Passacaglia with his son, cellist Oswald Lehnert III. Next up is a pair of pieces with harpist Janet Harriman, and then two pieces by the Argentinean tango composer Astor Piazzolla with guitarist Jonathan Leatherwood.]]> <![CDATA[No caps, no scruffy trainers]]> It had been a few years — well, more like eight years — since we had last caught up to William Topley, and prior to our transatlantic chat, we thought we’d have a look at the British singer’s upcoming gigs. We noticed a monthly gig for the ex-Blessing frontman at Arcangel, a decidedly upscale bistro/pub located on Kensington High Street in west London, deep in one of the city’s busiest shopping zones and not far from the Royal College of Art, which counts Ian Dury, Ridley Scott and Adam Ant among its alumni.]]> <![CDATA[Catfish Kray Blues Band]]> Since its debut in 1997 this Colorado blues ensemble has thrilled almost every venue in Denver, and its 2009 CD Splash has garnered international airplay. Influences include Albert Collins, Robert Jr. Lockwood and Joe Walsh. Live shows remain the group’s specialty.]]> <![CDATA[Music for musicians]]> The obstacles were obvious. Mahler's music requires very large orchestras and often a chorus. It is extremely challenging to the players and the conductor, and it has a limited, if devoted, audience of its own. Nobody had ever attempted anything like it.]]> <![CDATA[Selasee and the Fa Fa Family]]> Selasee and the Fa Fa Family will continue the reggae night tradition at the Lazy Dog this Thursday. The local group brings feel-good reggae music influenced by lead singer Selasee’s West African roots. In 2009 the group was awarded “Best World Fusion Song” at the Independent Music Awards.]]> <![CDATA[Second time the charm for Colorado Music Festival?]]> 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.]]> <![CDATA[Meagan Chandler’s unusual muse]]> Meagan Chandler’s body is her instrument. Well, technically her voice is her instrument, but the vivacious singer draws her lyrics and one-of-a-kind music from bodily inspiration. Her voice, she says, “just happens to make noise.”]]> <![CDATA[Don’t call it ‘brostep’]]> Porter Robinson almost forgets to pick up his phone as he wakes up groggy from a nap after a long night of DJing. “I hate it, dude,” he says. “I’d much rather wake up at 6 a.m. than 6 p.m., but it’s just not an option when you’re on tour.”]]> <![CDATA[listen up!]]> Two amazing concerts in one night and all for a worthy cause, not to mention that Breckenridge Brewery will be providing the beer. The first concert starts at 6 p.m. and will feature the legendary John McCutcheon and Alice DiMicele. The second show starts at 9 p.]]> <![CDATA[World music artist Chris Berry goes digital]]> Ten years ago, musician Chris Berry found himself narrowly escaping death in Zimbabwe. He was the lead singer of the massively popular Zimbabwean band Panjea and was trying to figure out a way to break the band in the United States. That is until Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe apparently tried to have him killed.]]> <![CDATA[Esther Sparks & the Whiskey Remedy]]> With members from all over the world, this folk band resides in Lafayette and recently released its album Back to Life. The lead singer, Esther, wrote the songs while pulling from her experiences with illness, depression, poverty and more. The show is guaranteed to move you with Esther’s powerful performance and uplifting messages.]]> <![CDATA[Symphony in a dream]]> Cirque de la Symphonie adds visuals to orchestral performance Everyone loves a circus. Even at the symphony %uFFFD in the temple of high culture?]]>