<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Music]]> <![CDATA[Rah Rah's new album deserves cheers]]> I don’t know much about Saskatchewan, but judging from its general flatness and its central location, I imagine it must be Canada’s super-polite version of the Kansas- Nebraska area, just with a different accent and more snow.]]> <![CDATA[Life in opera]]> If you think the nomadic, demanding schedule of opera singers might make it difficult for them to sustain a healthy marriage, you have not met Kevin Langan and Sally Wolf. The bass and soprano, who are appearing in plum roles at the Central City Opera (CCO) production of Our Town this summer, are living proof that opera singers can have their cake and eat it together. As a couple. Long term.]]> <![CDATA[Review: White Denim and Moon Taxi at the Fox Theatre, 1/28/14 ]]> Like most alternative bands these days, White Denim has been described with at least eight different combinations ending in the word rock. From psychedelic, blues, punk and progressive to soul]]> <![CDATA[Worth a thousand riffs]]> “So I bought the camera and brought it to the Fox one night, and took a few shots,” she says. “And I was like, ‘That was kind of cool.]]> <![CDATA[All that jazz is good for you]]> "I wasn't necessarily sick of playing with others and I don't want to put that down by any means, but the original stuff was what became the most challenging for me," Bodine says. "It became a matter of wanting to progress as a musician and develop that repertoire."]]> <![CDATA[Talk about passion]]> "Humor is a very personal thing,” Morrissey said. “But I’m thankful that the people who consider me to be depressing are always in themselves very dull, whereas those who understand my humor are always very bright people.” Morrissey’s tone and delivery is always a bit tongue-in-cheek, although there is normally a harsh truth in what he is saying. He says things most people only dream of saying in the most pompous way possible, but somehow it’s endearing.]]> <![CDATA[Blog bands in Neverland]]> The Lost Boys of Neverland occupy their days by living in the woods, harassing washed-up pirates, hanging out with mermaids, and occasionally scrapping with the natives before reconciling over a peace pipe. They generally did and said the things that a mob of unsupervised boys would do and say while living in a fantasy world.]]> <![CDATA[Beyond Bach]]> While masterworks are still very much on the mind of festival director Zachery Carrettin, the festival has expanded from one or two concerts during festival week to nearly a year-long seasons.]]> <![CDATA[Ars Nova and Sphere Ensemble team up for self-led concerts]]> There are choirs that sing without a conductor, and orchestras that do likewise. But combined choral-orchestral concerts usually require a conductor.]]> <![CDATA[Dance]]> For more than 15 years the Louisville Street Faire has provided Boulder County with a weekend night guaranteed to have live music, plenty of food and a welcoming family friendly environment. The street faire’s final musical act will be Firefall, a Boulder-based band who was inducted into the Colorado Music Hall of Fame last season.]]> <![CDATA[Jam]]> Before the countrywide tour and the critically-acclaimed debut album, the Watkins Family Hour was just a monthly show in L.A. for musicians to come let loose.]]> <![CDATA[Drink]]> Celebrate the Norse God of snow with a weekend full of beer and music at the first Ullr Grass Festival. The lineup of breweries is extensive and diverse, including Mountain Toad Brewing, Dude’s Brews and a few options for cider lovers, too, including Colorado Cider Company.]]> <![CDATA[Listen]]> Get ready for world-class bluegrass right outside your door. Fresh off the release of their first album in six years, Black Sheep, Yonder Mountain String Band are playing an evening at Red Rocks before hitting the road for a tour across the American West and parts of Mexico.]]> <![CDATA[The sound of South American strings]]> Having only recently moved here from Portland, Ore., where he had lived and worked for 20 years, most of Muro's longtime students are still back in the rainy Pacific Northwest, and Skype affords him a handy and affordable tool to maintain these...]]> <![CDATA[Railroad Earth chugs into town for three nights]]> "Well, I’m not having the best of Sundays,” admitted Railroad Earth violinist/vocalist Tim Carbone when we caught up to him on Nov. 8. “My Giants just got beat 21-20 by the Chargers.” Ouch. Fourth loss in a row, and at the hands of that brat Philip Rivers. Darkness descends over the Tri-State area, and there’s not much joy either in the Broncos’ rickety perch atop the AFC West, here on the Front Range.]]> <![CDATA[Licking the beaters]]> When I was a 12-year-old aspiring musician and daydreamer, music flowed through my mind like heroin in William Burroughs%uFFFD blood. I wanted to play hard and crazy like the metal bands I idolized.]]> <![CDATA[Blast your ears off]]> BoomBox began as the meeting of two new souls in Muscle Shoals, the famous town in Alabama where Bob Dylan, Aretha Franklin, The Rolling Stones and others recorded albums.]]> <![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[A feast for the soul]]> Around these parts, there’s no better table to set a feast for the soul than Planet Bluegrass Ranch in Lyons. And around this time of year there’s no better feast for the soul than the Rocky Mountain Folks Fest, a veritable cornucopia of great music from some of the world’s most talented singer/ songwriters. As we prepare ourselves for the changing of the seasons, Folks Fest provides us a physical place to wind down, reflect and enjoy the final days of summer.]]> <![CDATA[This Lande is our Lande]]> Haven’t we heard it all before? I know you’re thinking political ads, but the same is often said about music. The response to that question is a local sextet unlike anything you’ve ever listened to before. And if you think you have, just wait five minutes for your mind to change. Or melt.]]>