<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Music]]> <![CDATA[Veteran reggae artist Anthony B honors Bob Marley's birthday]]> Anthony B is a reggae artist loved for his righteous lyrics and positive attitude. A defender of the poor and a believer in the strength and beauty of Jamaican culture, his dancehall style is rich, powerful and uplifting.]]> <![CDATA[Learning the trance]]> In November 2010, Otis Taylor, Boulder’s grizzled guitar-wielding and banjo-slinging statesman of the blues, found himself with some rare time off between bouts of playing his signature trance blues in Europe. The 11-time Blues Music Awards winner decided to bring to reality an idea he’d been kicking around for awhile: Host an inclusive workshop teaching people how to play his style of music. If it’s successful, then build on it. If not, no harm done.]]> <![CDATA[listen up! | Week of March 27, 2014]]> The lo-fi, ’70s-influenced rock’n’roll of Moistboyz is noteworthy in its own right. Tracks like “Paperboy,” and “1.0 (Fuck No)” effectively ape the gritty proto-punk style pioneered by Iggy Pop.]]> <![CDATA[Joyous upswing]]> %uFFFDI love that about people%uFFFDs life journeys,%uFFFD he adds in his pleasant voice. %uFFFDSomebody like Nelson Mandela is in prison for 28 years and comes out and says, %uFFFDWe want to build a nation that%uFFFDs inclusive of all people.%uFFFD Those are the types of changes in life that get me inspired and excited to make music.]]> <![CDATA[Asylum Street Spankers find salvation]]> So unsurprisingly, we were told it might be a bit of a trick to get Christina Marrs on the horn last week, with the convention in full gallop.]]> <![CDATA[Bart's is back]]> Not content with selling records and CDs online, and freed from the contract with Value Music, Stinchcomb opened a new location this past June. His present %uFFFDproject,%uFFFD as he calls it, aptly named Bart%uFFFDs Music Shack, is a small trailer of sorts that barely covers 400 square feet of 236 Pearl St.]]> <![CDATA[Sweet like baklava]]> If you missed New Year’s the first time, Planina offers you another chance to celebrate. Planina (“mountain” in southern Slavic languages) is a group of singers and instrumentalists specializing in the folk music of eastern Europe.]]> <![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[Poetry and music combine]]> Assembling a work of art is like putting together a puzzle: Sometimes it’s a struggle to make the pieces fit, and sometimes they just fall into place.]]> <![CDATA[Different recipe, same great taste]]> The band (which at this point consisted of Emmitt, Herman, Vann, accordion player Gerry Cavagnaro, drummer Michael Wooten and bassist Rob Galloway) plays the cover pretty faithfully for the first couple of verses. Then, suddenly, the drums cut out and Herman starts a spoken-word creed filled with local imagery, delivering a tale of.]]> <![CDATA[David Allan Coe's stained legacy]]> So inflammatory was the language that in 2000, New York Times writer Neil Strauss felt compelled to call them "among the most racist, misogynist, homophobic and obscene songs recorded by a popular songwriter." A wave of accusations followed, pegging Coe as a white supremacist, a label he still defiantly rejects.]]> <![CDATA[Who says classical music isn’t passionate?]]> “Within classical music my goal is to do the same thing [as heavy-metal bands], to give 150 percent and get everyone caught up in the emotions,” says Rachael Barton Pine.]]> <![CDATA[Cheese in threes]]> When String Cheese Incident announced their summer tour plans a few months back, it was hard not to notice all the three-nighters they had on the bill. Red Rocks Amphitheatre (of course), Horning’s Hideout, Electric Forest. SCI has landed and kept itself near the top of the jam-madness world long enough to sustain these nearly stretch-weekend sieges, and just about any working franchise prowling the interstate highways these days would mortgage its soul to have that luxury, but we asked keys player Kyle Hollingsworth how the band approached these gigs.]]> <![CDATA[Boulder Philharmonic reveals 2012-13 season]]> The Boulder Philharmonic will welcome back violinist Sarah Chang and the acrobatic Cirque de la Symphonie, present a tribute to Louis Armstrong, and feature Boulder composer Jeffrey Nytch as part of t]]> <![CDATA[Planet Bluegrass: Crisis to opportunity]]> Music lovers and musicians have enjoyed Planet Bluegrass’ scenic environment for years; however, the gorgeous vista created by the river and the cliff turned nasty during the flood.]]> <![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[New program, old favorites]]> 'I had thought about programming an Antheil sonata a long time ago,' she says. 'I revisited the idea because I read Antheil's autobiography. ... I was curious to listen to the sonatas again and see what I thought of them, and the one that I wanted to hear was this one.]]> <![CDATA[Final week at CMF features aspects of love]]> In Shchedrin’s score, the rhythms and dances from the opera have been distilled and concentrated. As Zeitouni explains it, “When you condense it into a 45-minute ballet, then suddenly the landscape is more compact and you just feel the dance energy all the time.]]> <![CDATA[Forever plaid]]> That’s the whole story and Jonathan is sticking to it. But to look past the press photo and hear Carley Wolf ’s vicious slide-licks and the mischievous tone of her vocals as she coos out lyrics like “grandma’s a rebel, raised by the devil,” it’s pretty clear The Ghost Wolves are too wild to live in any sort of box anyhow.]]> <![CDATA[Mason Reed falls prey to his own pretension]]> The most obvious culprit for this lack of seriousness is Reed's almost novel approach to vocals. His overly abrasive voice, best exemplified when he sings "This could be your life" on the final track, "Six Shallow Women," makes the whole EP feel almost like a caricature of Willie Nelson.]]>