<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Music]]> <![CDATA[Daniel Kellogg gets around]]> The Takács Quartet premiered the Kellogg piece in New York last October and has since played it on tour around the world. At the premiere, both the work and the performance earned a glowing tribute from New York Times critic Vivien Schweitzer. Kellog's “intelligently wrought and harmonically intriguing work ... echoes a famous quartet by Schubert,” she wrote.]]> <![CDATA[Comrades in axes]]> It’s been a long ride for Dr. Dog. The band got its start about 15 years ago playing parties in Philadelphia before becoming a beloved underground band.]]> <![CDATA[Rock trio Chevelle more grounded as latest album explores UFOs]]> What do unidentified flying objects, aliens and hard-rock songs have in common? Chevelle drummer Sam Loeffler can tell you. "Sci-Fi Crimes," the crunchy, rocking new Chevelle disc, sports a crafty cover painting of skeletons, trees and a flying saucer as well as songs with titles such as "Highland's Apparition" and "Roswell's Spell."]]> <![CDATA[listen up!]]> “[In the beginning] I really had an attitude about not wanting to get better at [playing music] because I had some weird indie rock attitude about [my music] getting in the way of real feelings or something, but I definitely feel like I’m having...]]> <![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[Boulder Chamber Orchestra seeks harmony via alchemy]]> If you mix the right ingredients, you will get pure gold. That was the belief of the medieval alchemists, and it is the belief of Bahman Saless, who mixes the musical ingredients as director of the Boulder Chamber Orchestra.]]> <![CDATA[A kinder, gentler Ween]]> It´s hard to picture the two guys who wrote "Waving My Dick In The Wind" and "Spinal Meningitis" settling into suburban family life, but time has a way of imposing its will on everyone, even Gene and Dean Ween.]]> <![CDATA[A haircut in four parts]]> Anyone looking to test his thesis is welcome to attend open weekly meetings of the Boulder Timberliners Tuesdays at 7 p.m., at the Mount Zion Lutheran Church at Balsam and Broadway, where they run vocal exercises, sing polecat songs and generally harmonize.]]> <![CDATA[Aquarium Rescue Unit blooms]]> When Trey Anastasio took the stage with the remaining members of the Grateful Dead a few weeks ago, subbing for the 23-year-gone Jerry Garcia, it was a little hard not to regard the gig as a gentle and respectful closing of a generational arc.]]> <![CDATA[No fussing and fighting for the Wailers]]> Not many bands that come through Boulder are able to cull a playlist from a catalog that has sold more than 250 million albums worldwide. Yet this is what will happen when the Wailers come to town for their nearly annual pilgrimage Dec. 28 at the Fox Theatre.]]> <![CDATA[The anguish of slavery]]> A group of local musicians hosting an event at Boulder Mennonite Church are trying to combine Klezmer music with American music from the rural South in an attempt to explore the connections and common experiences between African- Americans and Jewish people.]]> <![CDATA[When rock is illegal]]> Land of the free, sure, but every once in a great while, there will be a story in local and national media that details an American artist's struggle against censorship. If an artist is in fact fined or jailed, the general response of many Americans is pure outrage coupled with frequent references to the First Amendment.]]> <![CDATA[Strays & runaways]]> The metamorphosis of folk trio The Waifs, who play at the Rocky Mountain Folks Festival in Lyons this weekend, is equal parts gritty survival story and enchanting fairy tale. Beginning in 1992, sisters Vikki and Donna Simpson, selftaught guitarists, began traipsing around their native Australia in a camper van.]]> <![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[Slideshow: Furthur christens Broomfield's 1st Bank Center]]> On March 5 Phil Lesh and Bob Weir, former Grateful Dead members and now known as Furthur, helped launch Broomfield's 1st Bank Center (formerly known as The Odeum and the Broomfield Events Center). Boulder Weekly was there to explore the remodeled venue and capture the show. Photography by Foon Fu.]]> <![CDATA[Pura musica conspiracy]]> Gypsy-punk pioneers Gogol Bordello are touring now with an album that’s an athem to and call to action for gypsy punks worldwide. If you’re unfamiliar with the band, the simplest way to describe them is that they thrive on total chaos. And Gogol Bordello will invade the Boulder Theater on April 29.]]> <![CDATA[Cross-cultural celebration]]> Lee Shainis’ office at Intercambio Uniting Communities is draped in the garb of many cultures. The walls house Ghanaian traditional attire, a Costa Rican embroidered vest, a gifted painting from Venezuela and even his own multicolored abstract piece. The footprints of cultural fusion are evident even in the subtle inflection that seems to have crept into his native Marylander voice after years of speaking Spanish.]]> <![CDATA[A thriller comes to Colorado Music Festival]]> Jean-Marie Zeitouni, music director of the Colorado Music Festival (CMF), makes Bartók’s Bluebeard’s Castle sound almost like a Hollywood horror movie. “The musical score is warning about danger,” he says of the one-act opera, which he will conduct as part of a Festival Orchestra concert Thursday and Friday, July 23 and 24, in the Chautauqua Auditorium. The concert, titled “Beyond Fairy Tales,” will conclude with a concert performance of the opera. Also on the program is Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite, as arranged by the composer in 1919.]]> <![CDATA[The pale blue dot]]> “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.]]> <![CDATA[Psych rock group Eugene's Axe on the leading edge]]> There’s some undeniable peril in tapping a rock song reference to name your band. ]]>