<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Music]]> <![CDATA[It's Bootsy, baby]]> He played with George Clinton and his merry band of Funkadelic freaks. He broke out on his own. He made beats with the rap superstars of the early '90s. He got addicted to drugs. He got sober. Now, at the age of 59, Bootsy finds himself reflecting on his life and the forces that drove him to where he is today.]]> <![CDATA[School of Rock students learned well ]]> Looking upon the stage from the top of Red Rocks Amphitheater, I saw a rock band decked to the nines in flared pants, tie-dye and bandanas. I heard what I presumed to be an adult opening act covering classic rock favorites — it wasn’t until I reached the front row that I realized the person clad in an elaborate glam-rock outfit was Ethan, a tyke from Boulder, who tore up the mic with a swagger expected of someone who has reached double digits. ]]> <![CDATA[Reunited, and it feels so good]]> King has a demonic face tattooed to the back of his skull and more ink stretching from his arms to his fingertips. His guitar looks like the fiery, extended claw of a demon. He%uFFFDs been called a Nazi, a Satanist and scads of other equally complimentary names.]]> <![CDATA[Funk is Dead]]> When we first saw the marquee bill for this year’s gig, Dave Watts and the Motet tribbing-up the Dead, the first thing that hit us was — wait, Watts is covering one of the unfunkiest bands in pop music lore, daring to navigate the meanderings of post-psychedelic, shamanistic jug-band Americana, garnished with guitar solos lofted to the rafters by the colliding aromas of patchouli and Humboldt leaf.]]> <![CDATA[Unclassifiable]]> Dafnis Pietro was born in Santa Clara, Cuba, in 1974, and he didn’t take long to become immersed in the rich Afrocuban musical tradition of his homeland.]]> <![CDATA[With our powers combined]]> Indeed, the entire weekend is a testament to their hard work, as it came together quite quickly. It began in November, when Z2 was approached by Media Mechanics, a group of veteran music and radio executives who, among other things, produce the House of Blues radio hour hosted by Dan Aykroyd (found on the Internet at Bluesmobile.]]> <![CDATA[Boulder Chamber Orchestra celebrates 10th season with wide variety of works]]> “The season is basically about celebrating our 10-year anniversary doing things that have always been my favorites, pieces that I’ve missed doing, and pieces that I know the audiences have been wanting to come back,” Saless says.]]> <![CDATA[The ’dudes are back in town]]> A year and a half ago, we had a chance to chat with John Magnie and Steve Amedee to get a little background on their work with singer/songwriter Rebecca Folsom, who was just getting ready to release her new album Reunion.]]> <![CDATA[Albums on the Hill is the last independent music store]]> Take a trip to Albums on the Hill before it’s too late. Go there before it succumbs to the inevitable fate of the record industry, before it turns into a pizza place, into a sandwich place, into a novelty store and suddenly you can’t recall how it felt to hold music in your hands.]]> <![CDATA[Prieto programs favorites for festival]]> The Mexican conductor, the second of three candidates for the position of music director of the festival, will lead the full Festival Orchestra in a program of early 20th-century ballets on July 17 and 18, and the Chamber Orchestra in a program of 18th/19th-century classics on July 20.]]> <![CDATA[Rahzel's vocal percussion must be seen to be believed]]> Rahzel's next move makes a lot of sense. He is the world's preeminent beatboxer, but that's a post that accords only so much eminence. In the 10 years since he used his former crew, The Roots, as a springboard to go solo with his rapping, beatboxing and virtuoso sound effects, he has released one studio album.]]> <![CDATA[Psyching out the rock]]> Farrell didn’t spell out exactly how Jane’s Addiction will achieve this immersive concert experience, but he said there will be a film component to the show and a specific look that he described as “1920s surrealist twist mixed with a ’60s Warhol pop.”]]> <![CDATA[Stepping outside the country box]]> The tune tells the tale of a guy who is a small town everyday Joe during the work week but shows up one evening at a nightclub dressed as a woman. While clearly meant to be an over-the-top, funny song, country radio was skittish about sharing in the joke.]]> <![CDATA[Black Friday for record shops]]> In the age of the Internet, buying an album is about as personal as checking the weather. Gone are the days of awaiting the next release of your favorite band before buying a copy at your local music store and popping a copy into your player at home.]]> <![CDATA[The cat’s meow]]> In the classic-rock marinated Ohio dorm room where Brothertiger began, five years ago, the smooth electronic sound t wasn’t just coastal; it was downright alien.]]> <![CDATA[Career change]]> "But I didn't know anybody that was necessarily pursuing that kind of thing. In my family, everybody just kind of works. There are people who are artistic, but none of them really have pursued that as a profession or whatever. To me it wasn't even an option."]]> <![CDATA[Gasoline Lollipops: Through a filter of romance]]> Gasoline Lollipops’ founder Clay Rose is tired of people saying that songwriters should just be themselves. Though this may manifest itself more overtly in his side project where band members dress and act like 1920s zombies, Gasoline Lollipops certainly creates its own enchanted atmosphere. The Boulder musician thinks it’s important to be genuine onstage — but genuine is very different than ordinary.]]> <![CDATA[Mark Vann Benefit celebrates eight years of charity]]> Very few banjo players possess enough talent to influence a music scene so powerfully as the late Leftover Salmon banjoist Mark Vann.]]> <![CDATA[Inspired by Boulder’s past, Otis Taylor digs into his own]]> Brant Turney drove his shovel into the soil on a property in west Boulder a couple of years ago, working a landscaping project for the property owner, when the business end of the blade hit something that wasn't supposed to be there. Or, wasn't supposed to be found.]]> <![CDATA[Which house for witch house?]]> What do you get when you have a downtown warehouse with little city enforcement and a group of tenants whose primary addiction is art? You get Rhinoceropolis, a Denver D.I.Y. art establishment and anarchist commune that has been the city's most fertile breeding ground for new art projects.]]>