<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Music]]> <![CDATA[Straight, no filler]]> Buddy Guy’s new release, Rhythm & Blues, is a rarity in an era when EPs and singles are becoming popular formats to release new music. It’s a double album, 22 all-new tracks deep.]]> <![CDATA[The Afro-Punk tour gives the finger to your expectations]]> Afro-Punk is, at its core, rebellion. It’s rebellion against labels, against societal norms; it’s about becoming yourself in a world that tries to shove you into prefabricated corporate identities. It’s about personal identity. It’s punk rock.]]> <![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[Passion and performance are the heart of Lil Sum’n Sum’n ]]> Husband-and-wife duo Lisa Wimberger and Gil 'Gilly' Gonzalez combine to play more than a dozen instruments most of them percussive and when matched with background drones, guest chanters and the occasional tap dancing intro, their talents take listeners on an incredible musical journey.]]> <![CDATA[Things with wings]]> While the %uFFFDsophomore slump%uFFFD thing, releasing a vaguely disappointing follow-up to a surprisingly strong debut, may or may not be the most predictive model for a recording band%uFFFDs fortunes these days, especially since making records is often now a...]]> <![CDATA[The joys of heavy lifting]]> It could well be that Nautical Mile’s EP release at the Fox Theatre this weekend represents a watershed moment — the young band’s second release, headlining a premiere venue among well-regarded local bands, secure in its lineup and coasting on a decent club following and critical buzz. ]]> <![CDATA[Salmon steaks, over easy]]> There was a great moment captured on a YouTube video a few weeks ago as Leftover Salmon was tearing into one of their new tunes, a grassy Andy Thorn-penned bit called “High Country,” at the Loveless Café in Nashville.]]> <![CDATA[Electronic musician Pretty Lights: Mapping the sun]]> Right now, electronic music is more than a trend. It’s a tidal wave. Stars like Tiesto, Skrillex and David Guetta are filling arenas, and according to multiple media reports, cashing checks totaling tens of millions each year.]]> <![CDATA[Pigs on the Wing have Animal instincts]]> Most iconic rock bands from the 1970s, at least those that lasted long enough to still cast a visible shadow 30 or 40 years downstream, can usually be defined by neatly circumscribed periods, whether as a result of personnel changes, commercial ascendency or artistic evolution.]]> <![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[The aftermath: How the September floods will affect Lyons residents ]]> The rebuilding process is underway, but it looks to be a long, expensive and possibly painful one. At stake is the economic diversity and affordability of Lyons, and with it, its Bohemian character that has lent the town so much charm (and arguably its desirability) over the years.]]> <![CDATA[Boulder band The Wood Brothers tap into the 'The Muse' on new album]]> “That’s how that tune began,” Chris Wood says of his bass line on “Keep Me Around.” “That, and ‘Honey Jar’ is another example, where Jano and I were just playing together and came up with a groove, and Oliver was probably nearby tuning a guitar and he said, ‘Keep doin’ that!’ and recorded a little iPhone voice memo thing so he could remember it.]]> <![CDATA[Stomp that thang]]> Blake Rooker, lead singer and guitarist from the Boulder-based West Water Outlaws, responds a little cautiously when we press him to share some highlights from the band’s recent swing through the steamy Southeast, a sure sign that the big noise/big beat blues-rock quartet was probably doing the dive-bar mini-tour thing right.]]> <![CDATA[Celebrating women in classical music]]> Cynthia Katsarelis, director of Pro Music Colorado Chamber Orchestra, is a storyteller. “I kind of believe that music is always telling some kind of story, even if it’s an abstract story,” she says. ]]> <![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[Mighty fifths to end the summer]]> The 2012 Colorado Music Festival (CMF) surges to its conclusion this week with concerts Thursday and Friday by the Festival Orchestra — one of the best I have heard in recent years at CMF — conducted by Michael Christie.]]> <![CDATA[Liz Berube’s mountain road]]> Most of the songs from her debut EP, 2013’s Mountain Road, are based on her life in Colorado or at least were created here. But the closing song on the EP, “When I Was Young,” hearkens back to her days growing up in Vermont.]]> <![CDATA[Funky roots]]> For a guy who makes his living — hell, draws nearly his every breath — from da funk, it was only a matter time before Dave Watts made this pilgrimage. This year’s series of Motet and Friends trib gig finds Watts fronting a 12-piece band, playing the music of what many consider the absolute sine qua non of ’70s funk ’n’ soul ’n’ R&B, Maurice White’s Earth, Wind and Fire.]]> <![CDATA[Face to Face pens solid summer album]]> I’m not sure how I have remained completely and utterly unaware of Face To Face until now. They had a big time radio hit with “Disconnected” in 1994, which was back in the pre-iPod days of yore when I would still turn on the radio more than semi-annually. Plus, according to the Interwebs, “Disconnected” was featured in the Lori Petty opus, Tank Girl, and the last time I checked I was one of only three or four sad, misguided and maladjusted people in the entire country who have seen that movie more than once (and who will actually admit it).]]> <![CDATA[Erik Deutsch returns to Boulder to celebrate new album]]> Finding the way is a daily struggle for most of us. But it may be easy to conclude that for Erik Deutsch, former Boulderite and founding member of the mid-’90s fusion/jam militia Fat Mama, as well as the transcendent folk-jazz experiment County Road X, the way might just be finding him.]]>