<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Music]]> <![CDATA[Prodigal Child]]> It’d be a bit of a stretch to find contemporary points of reference to adequately qualify Pat Grossi’s music; we’ll go out on a limb to suggest a club-tempered melding of Jimmy Somerville-meets-Andrea Vollenweider at a trip-hop rave, and if that sounds improbable, well, that’s about the best we can do.]]> <![CDATA[Adrian Belew’s killer app]]> After amicably stepping away from Trent Reznor’s reformed Nine Inch Nails project in June 2013 and being politely excluded from Robert Fripp’s reformed King Crimson later that year, esteemed guitarist and sonic disrupter Adrian Belew now finds himself currently on tour with his long-tenured Power Trio, and poised to unleash his experimental project called Flux, a music and visual art app that he’s been working on for five years.]]> <![CDATA[The dark side of Poor Moon’s beautiful whimsy]]> Poor Moon, which also returns to Colorado Nov. 1 for a date at the Walnut Room, features two members of Fleet Foxes, the well-known Seattle indie darlings who skyrocketed to wide acclaim in 2008 with a brilliant eponymous debut.]]> <![CDATA[We can rebuild it]]> Coppenbarger is quick to admit the downside of having 60 percent of the Oxford, Miss., rock band exit during the past couple years. Yet he%uFFFDs also realizing that a simpler life is an easier life, one that allows for a lot more creative and financial control.]]> <![CDATA[Large happenings for Big Gigantic]]> What sort of huge, raucous event could warrant switching the moniker of one the most iconic stages on the planet? Something Big Gigantic.]]> <![CDATA[G-Love and Special Sauce learn to G-love their new album]]> Philadelphia’s G. Love and Special Sauce will be doing two consecutive nights at the Boulder Theater, Friday, April 11 and Saturday, April 12. But Sugar, the new studio album dropping April 22 that Love is in town promoting is not at all the album he was ready to release when he returned from a recording session in Seattle last year.]]> <![CDATA[Slideshow: Dead Floyd at the Fox Theatre, Oct. 6]]> Jeremy Williams was at Thursday's Dead Floyd show at the Fox Theatre. Check out his photos.]]> <![CDATA[Hometown pachyderms]]> Right up there with Leftover Salmon and Big Head Todd, Elephant Revival is one of those handful of Boulder bands iconic to the city, but also widely known beyond the People’s Republic. But that status also comes with the price of not being able to play its hometown very often.]]> <![CDATA[Rose Hill Drive wears White Stripes on sleeves]]> The White Stripes rose above the scrap heap of early 2000s garage bands to become the biggest rock ’n’ roll band of the aughts for two main reasons. First, Jack and Meg White’s take on the delta blues is dirtier, heavier and more emotionally raw than any band since Led Zeppelin. Second, the duo effortlessly mixes their bombastic blues-rock swagger with achingly sweet, unselfconsciously twee little folk ditties that provide balance and depth to albums that would otherwise run the risk of sounding hollow amidst all of Jack White’s tongue-in-cheek guitar god posturing. When Boulder’s Rose Hill Drive announced they were performing the Stripes’ Elephant front to back for two New Year’s shows at the Fox Theater, there was little doubt that the band would crush murky rockers like “Black Math” and “Girl, You Have No Faith in Medicine.”]]> <![CDATA[Rockabilly Renaissance]]> From the way she carried herself to the way she dressed, Jackson has always expressed a self-determination that was a little ahead of its time. Even now, she's as spunky as ever.]]> <![CDATA[Join the circus]]> When I was in third grade, my best friend's parents took me to the Big Apple Circus in Manchester, N.H. At the time, it was like nothing I had ever seen - all spectacle and showmanship, full of the sheer elation of putting on a show just for the sake of putting on a show.]]> <![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[Lindsey Saunders]]> After releasing  her debut album Nothing Normal at the age of 18, Saunders has grown to be a force to be reckoned with.]]> <![CDATA[Demise of Dead band births Chicha]]> “It took forever to get the band together, mostly with Craigslist,” says Lee, who calls Chicha’s repertoire “modern Latin."]]> <![CDATA[Classically ambitious]]> Very few pianists follow a full recital program with a 20-minute encore. Very few, as in one: AndrĂ¡s Schiff, the Hungarian pianist who comes to Macky Auditorium as part of the University of Colorado’s CU Presents series at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27.]]> <![CDATA[Success comes in waves]]> %uFFFDWhen I found out I was a regional finalist, I had one day to make a music video. All these people helped out: There were climbing videographers who were psyched about the shoot, and I got people to cover my shift at work,%uFFFD she says with a laugh. %uFFFDEverything just came together; it was crazy how it worked out so perfectly.]]> <![CDATA[Electronic Music...]]> Equipment failures can bring all DJs to the same level. In the case of rising electro producer Porter Robinson, 18, a decade of experience could not have fixed his busted sound card during his first Colorado performance at Snow Ball Music Festival in Vail. That was “spooky,” but Robinson also points out that a more recent lock-up at the Soundwave Festival was a technological failure that demanded a higher caliber of performance.]]> <![CDATA[Being honest with yourself]]> Though the album created short-term success and fame was imminent, the MC began to stray from his own mindful advice and found himself writing songs about staying in the moment without a sense of selfreality. His personal drug and alcohol use left the ensuing years after Language.]]> <![CDATA[Head For The Hills is rising]]> By just about any measure, Head for the Hills (H4TH) has had a pretty solid 2011. The Fort Collins-founded newgrass quartet unleashed a solid and surprising long-player last year, winning their second consecutive “Best Bluegrass Band” award from Westword%uFFFD copping some head-turning critical attention at Austin’s South By Southwest industry schmoozefest in March, and riding a busy festival season into a handful of smaller-deal local gigs, including a Mishawaka date a couple of weeks ago, an upcoming Fox Theatre show and a two-night, twin-bill stand with Leftover Salmon at the Ogden Theatre around Thanksgiving.]]> <![CDATA[REVIEW: Bassnectar at Red Rocks]]> Bassnectar is exactly that — a sweet distillation of low-frequency pollens, collected from the flowers of many sizes and colors. And just like the name implies, the crystalline sugar that results from all that busy-bee gathering is always the king of the show. Seeing DJ Lorin Ashton’s black mane thrashing behind the mixing board, or the blinding light installation that serves as his backdrop, is great, but it’s the chest-shaking, face-melting bass that brought Red Rocks to capacity and kept everyone moving (or forcibly vibrating) during the more-than- three-hour set. ]]>