<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Music]]> <![CDATA[True love and music]]> Nicki Bluhm has a lot going for her. Her country-rock vocals recall the rootsy strut of Linda Ronstadt, while sweet and smooth like a crème brûlée.]]> <![CDATA[Super slash]]> If you’ve been waiting to see jazz/ funk/rock group Garage A Trois in concert, you’ll have to forgive the quartet for being so busy. After all, each member is spinning multiple plates, which is why they’re so popular in the first place. Yet Skerik wouldn’t have it any other way.]]> <![CDATA[North Mississippi Allstars bridge the divide]]> Mixing traditional with contemporary, the North Mississippi Allstars not only have a rich musical pedigree to draw upon, but also the wherewithal to know that hard work is necessary for survival.]]> <![CDATA[Season's greetings]]> Growing up in rural Montana, pianist George Winston didn’t have a lot of entertainment options. “We didn’t have any TV stations growing up,” Winston says. “And we only had one radio station. The seasons were our entertainment — playing in the leaves in the fall, sledding in winter, baseball in the spring.” Out of that early isolation, Winston crafted a musical style that evokes Eastern Montana at every turn. From the stark, plaintive beauty of winter on the frigid plains to the bouncy jubilance of the first spring thaw, Winston’s compositions are deeply rooted in the rustic landscape of his childhood.]]> <![CDATA[Music abounds in Boulder, despite lack of venues]]> The Fox’s closing rekindles a conversation Boulder musicians and promoters often have with each other, and that is the lack of venues in Boulder. The Fox and the Boulder Theater — and Chautauqua Auditorium and Macky Auditorium, to a degree — keep a steady influx of national acts coming through town, but there is a distinct lack of a 100- to 200-person venue in town where local acts can stretch their wings and start developing an audience. ]]> <![CDATA[Going old-school DJ]]> Thankfully, your body will remain intact after a night of the DJ's head-stretching electronic rhythms. The mission of this nimble bass sprite is to plug a subwoofer directly into the inherent human desire to move to vibration, as she reveals some of the best global-psy-funk tracks the electronic world has to offer.]]> <![CDATA[Licking the beaters]]> When I was a 12-year-old aspiring musician and daydreamer, music flowed through my mind like heroin in William Burroughs%uFFFD blood. I wanted to play hard and crazy like the metal bands I idolized.]]> <![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[The Appleseed Collective]]> This bluegrass-meetsjazz band from Ann Arbor, Mich., travels the country, planting musical seeds wherever they might land. Their throwback instrumentation includes washboards and a cook’s bell, and a lead singer who sounds like she hoped out of a 1930’s jazz bar.]]> <![CDATA[Strumming the sacred steel]]> "I can't tell you how many times I've gotten e-mails from people who were poor or on the verge of being suicidal or even killing somebody because of something that happened," Randolph says. "And these people came to a show and now they're like, 'Man, I just feel like I want to be a different person.'"]]> <![CDATA[Making waves]]> In recognition of the concert date, the orchestra will play music that was inspired by heroes: Aaron Copland%uFFFDs %uFFFDFanfare for the Common Man,%uFFFD written to honor the unsung heroes of World War II; his %uFFFDLincoln Portrait,%uFFFD narrated by Boulder story-teller Bill Mooney; and Beethoven%uFFFDs %uFFFDSymphony No.]]> <![CDATA[RockyGrass turns 40]]> For a lot of us, turning the odometer over at one of those zero years can be a soul-scraping experience. But at the 40-year mark, RockyGrass is blowing out its candles with a serene and confident grin.]]> <![CDATA[Brandi Carlile bares her soul on latest album]]> One of the major ways Brandi Carlile feels she improved as a singer on her latest CD, Give Up The Ghost, was in being able to tap into the emotions that fueled her songs as they were first being written when it came time — sometimes many months later — to record her vocal track in the studio.]]> <![CDATA[Beyond Austin]]> That's the sort of year the Los Angeles indie rock band has enjoyed, as the sheer fun and energy of hipster tracks like 'Pumped Up Kicks' resonates on playlists coast to coast. The band's upcoming North American tour, which brings them through Denver on Wednesday, sold out numerous shows up and down both coasts and Chicago as well.]]> <![CDATA[Snowed into the Fox]]> Eric Krasno doesn’t know what’s going to happen this weekend. Neither do you. And to hear the Soulive guitarist explain it, that’s what makes Snowlive a must-see event this weekend at the Fox Theatre.]]> <![CDATA[Stepping into the spotlight]]> Fourteen years, give or take, is a long time to be the guy off to one side, but Dave Rawlings, the guitarist/songwriter who%uFFFDs been accompanist to Gillian Welch since the mid-%uFFFD90s, is a studiously pragmatic musician.]]> <![CDATA[For the love of it]]> Lyle Lovett doesn’t let himself get tied down to a set list with his concerts. Yes, he has one, but it’s hardly set in stone. To script a show so tightly would rob Lovett of one of his main joys of performing, the flexibility to respond to the audience and play requests or to alter the selection of songs to fit the mood of the evening.]]> <![CDATA[Notes from the road]]> It was six years last week that Great American Taxi first climbed the Boulder Theater stage for an all-star jam benefiting the Rainforest Action Group. ]]> <![CDATA[Blast your ears off]]> BoomBox began as the meeting of two new souls in Muscle Shoals, the famous town in Alabama where Bob Dylan, Aretha Franklin, The Rolling Stones and others recorded albums.]]> <![CDATA[Shorty’s wild ride]]> When Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews and his band Orleans Avenue released their breakthrough CD Backatown in the spring of 2010, there were few outside his club-circuit fan base and the New Orleans cognoscenti who would have predicted how far it would take the 24-year-old brass bandleader.]]>