<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Music]]> <![CDATA[Dr. Dog is helping resurrect lo-fi rock, not like they’ll admit it]]> "We never expected or yearned for instant success, because it can be fleeting and it seems like it's difficult to sustain," keyboardist Zach Miller says. "I'm sure we wouldn't have tried to sabotage it had we broken [earlier] but in the meantime we worked hard and were fortunate to get a lot of great opportunities along the way.]]> <![CDATA[Photo Essay: Yonder Mountain String Band at Red Rocks]]> Yonder Mountain String Band played an energetic, lively set at Red Rocks Amphitheatre on Saturday, Aug. 20. Check out photos from the concert. ]]> <![CDATA[V-Moda Headphones give Dr. Dre a run for his money]]> The hottest headphones on the market right now are without a doubt Dr. Dre’s signature Beat by Dre headphones. Coming in at $120 or more for the in-ear headphones and up to $400 for the over-the-ear headphones, Beats by Dre boast the best audio for in-studio use or iPod sounds.]]> <![CDATA[Vintage sheen: Sallie Ford and the Sound Outside]]> Sallie Ford says that growing up, she was more comfortable singing in groups than by herself. (Her sister, after all, was the one with the performance flair.) Sallie was never one for the spotlight, she says.]]> <![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[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[Staying humble]]> When the Indigo Girls come through Boulder this Sunday, June 10, Ray will still be healing after dislocating her shoulder while prepping to go on stage for a solo show. Yet she laughs when retelling the story and insists these things happen when you’re in front of people night after night.]]> <![CDATA[Boulder's Summa: Balancing the rock equation]]> Jake O’Neal, the front man of local indie rock outfit Summa, is neither left-brained nor right-brained. He’s both a falsetto-wielding singer-songwriter who pens lyrics charged with emotion and an electrical engineer who graduated summa cum laude from CU-Boulder last year.]]> <![CDATA[Gregory Alan Isakov: The horticultural hypnotist]]> A vein of nature runs through troubadour Gregory Alan Isakov's music, fitting imagery for the singer-songwriter, who lived on a farm for several years. On his new album, The Weatherman, which dropped July 9, Isakov sings of “casting hooks off the California coast,” “plucking strings in the pouring rain” and “waiting in the wings while the trees undress.”]]> <![CDATA[Borgore ruined dubstep before anyone else]]> When haters blasted him for “ruining dubstep,” the young Israeli producer (born Asaf Borger) named his third full-length release Borgore Ruined Dubstep Pt. 1. It became a breakout release and set the tone for his characteristically carefree identity.]]> <![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[Success breeds new wheels]]> Laura Stevenson knew from an early age that she loved music — enough, in fact, to believe it probably would always be a big part of her life.]]> <![CDATA[The Motet on Halloween: Knee-deep in inspiration]]> For some years now, The Motet has been leading kind of a schizophrenic life, serving up its regular, originals-heavy set on the festival circuit, while spending some portion of its off time working up cover-version tribute shows for mainly local gigs.]]> <![CDATA[Bullet with a change for rockers Nonpoint]]> To put it mildly, Nonpoint went through a major transition heading into its seventh album when it replaced two band members — guitarist Zach Broadrick and bassist Ken “KB” MacMillan — with three new recruits, lead guitarist Dave Lizzio, rhythm guitarist Rasheed Thomas and bassist Adam Wolosyzn.]]> <![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[REVIEW: A Perfect Circle at Red Rocks]]> A Perfect Circle played an excellent show at Red Rocks Amphitheatre Tuesday night. Check out our review and slideshow.]]> <![CDATA[Black Wylde]]> Wylde had recovered from a 2009 bout with serious blood clots, quit drinking (as part of his blood clot treatment regimen) and been dismissed as Ozzy Osbourne's primary songwriting collaborator and guitarist. Plus, for the first time, Wylde had his own studio in which to record Order of the Black.]]> <![CDATA[Songs]]> Colorado-based indie-folk artist Reed Foehl has finished his new album Lost in the West and the CD release party is planned for Friday, Oct. 24 at Boulder’s eTown Hall. The veteran artist began touring in the ‘90s with jam-band Acoustic Junction. After taking a hiatus to raise his son he is back on the road with the new solo work.]]> <![CDATA[Decemberists inspire awe at Boulder Theater]]> Between Meloy’s razor-sharp wit and The Decemberists’ phenomenal feats of musical endurance (playing for nearly 30 minutes straight is a daunting task for any band, let alone a six-piece multi-instrumental ensemble), it was love at first sight. Of course, it was probably love before first sight, considering how many diehard Decemberites were in the audience. ]]> <![CDATA[Swamp thing]]> Dustin Arbuckle’s year is still young, but if the guy at the recent New Brunswick, N.J., gig is any indicator, he may want to plan for longer set lists.]]>