<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Music]]> <![CDATA[From desert soirees to swanksville]]> To our great disappointment, Denver post-rock group Woodsman aren’t whittling sticks in a log cabin when Boulder Weekly reaches guitarist Trevor Peterson by phone. At the first stop of their current tour, the group finds themselves in the rather plush Hotel Congress in Tuscon, Ariz., a combination hotel/club that Peterson describes on Twitter as “swanksville.” ]]> <![CDATA[Queens of the Stone Age reissue landmark album]]> In addition to the original album, the release includes a second disc containing six B-sides and nine live tracks from the band%uFFFDs performance at the 2000 Reading Festival. The B-sides were first released on %uFFFDThe Lost Art Of Keeping A Secret%uFFFD and %uFFFDFeel Good Hit Of The Summer%uFFFD singles, and the Reading Festival tracks have been on the web for awhile.]]> <![CDATA[Beating the heat: Dead Winter Carpenters at the Fox Theatre]]> As June has given way to July, the heat index has inched up around Colorado. Boulder and Denver have seen their first handful of 90-degree days, with many more on the way. But coming from Phoenix, the Dead Winter Carpenters will kindly take Colorado’s summer sun.]]> <![CDATA[Country style granola]]> Late last year she released her first album of 11 original songs, Unravelin’, and she has been gigging locally to support it ever since. She got a slew of good press right after the release, and she is looking forward to taking her musical career to the next level.]]> <![CDATA[The modern musical gentlemen]]> We´re just excited to show up and show people who we are,” David Macklovitch, a.k.a. Dave 1 of Chromeo, says about the duo’s first show in Boulder. “Smile, play the songs, have some banter, hear what a bunch of screaming fans in Boulder sounds like — that’s just what I want to do.”]]> <![CDATA[Mike Dillon’s elegant chaos]]> We’re not sure who observed once that “timing is everything,” probably someone somewhere whose timing sucked at exactly the wrong juncture, but Mike Dillon’s timing is pretty good.]]> <![CDATA[Gesturing across the country]]> It’s rare for people to live out their childhood dreams, but the Diminico brothers are doing just that. Ever since the two were 13 and 12 years old, respectively, Doug and Dan Diminico have practiced and played together in a family trio that included their father.]]> <![CDATA[One last show]]> But Matthews says the fact that he and his bandmates %uFFFD drummer Carter Beauford, violin player Boyd Tinsley and bassist Stefan Lessard %uFFFD will go their separate ways next year is actually a sign of how positive things have gotten in the Dave Matthews Band.]]> <![CDATA[It’s good to see Phish again, regardless of imperfections]]> Monday and Tuesday, thousands of white people from all over the country gathered in the verdant splendor of Telluride to shout David Bowie’s name over and over beneath the mountains. In other words, after a much-needed five-year hiatus, the versatile, talented and amusing Vermont quartet Phish is back — and things have changed.]]> <![CDATA[The Editors battle the curse of the formulaic ]]> When the Editors finished their second album, 2007’s An End Has A Start, singer Tom Smith sensed a change was in the air for the group. “When we finished the second record, I really felt like we had exhausted that avenue for the time being,” Smith says. “It was time to put down the guitars and focus on something else.”]]> <![CDATA[Inspired by Boulder’s past, Otis Taylor digs into his own]]> Brant Turney drove his shovel into the soil on a property in west Boulder a couple of years ago, working a landscaping project for the property owner, when the business end of the blade hit something that wasn't supposed to be there. Or, wasn't supposed to be found.]]> <![CDATA[Out with a flash for Boulder Outlook]]> The Boulder Outlook Hotel has won the Blues Foundation’s 2013 Keeping the Blues Alive award for a club — the only recipient in a nationwide contest. It’s bittersweet news, since by 2014, the hotel will most likely be demolished and converted into student housing.]]> <![CDATA[Bird of a different feather]]> Listening to Andrew Bird’s music, one is struck by its tender grace. Bird’s eclectic instrumentation helps infuse the songs with baroque beauty abetted by sunny, hook-laden pop warmth. Running through it all are Bird’s quirky, adventurous musical sensibilities, feeling out a balance between hook-laden directness and fanciful flights of music flair.]]> <![CDATA[Boulder all-stars]]> Artists work their whole lives to develop and maintain an identity. It’s important externally — it helps form a following. It’s important internally — gotta know what you want to produce before you produce it.]]> <![CDATA[Joe Bonamassa: Blues workhorse]]> Joe Bonamassa’s recently released concert CD, Beacon Theatre: Live From New York, isn’t advertised as a homecoming show, but in a very real sense, it was a return to his beginnings.]]> <![CDATA[Boulder Blind Café’s opening night a success ]]> Dining etiquette is rewritten at the Boulder Blind Café to include one unspoken rule: Utensils are unnecessary when eating in darkness.]]> <![CDATA[Music on the electronic frontier]]> The journeyman electro-acoustic musician %uFFFD hammered dulcimer player to the ages, percussionist, electronic composer/improviser, core member of Zilla, guest artist to a withering resume of improv-sympathetic bands and artists %uFFFD is in the last...]]> <![CDATA[Fostering affliction]]> The next time Mark Foster has a chance to skip out of his work writing songs to go to the beach, don’t be surprised if he decides to stay inside and write. Another time he chose work over play, things worked out pretty well for Foster and his band, Foster The People.]]> <![CDATA[10-town travel]]> When faced with the bleak prospect of a grueling tour in support of her 2009 album, Wilson St., Austin, Texas, singer-songwriter Charlie Faye had an idea. Instead of 100 shows in 200 days, why not experiment? How about 10 one-month residencies in 10 towns across America?]]> <![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.]]>