<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Music]]> <![CDATA[Rock]]> Upstate New York-based duo Phantogram has won no shortage of accolades for its electronic sound, heavy on elements of of trip-hop and psychadelia, all swirling guitars and synth bass over boom bap beats, finished off with the clear melodies from vocalist Sarah Barthel.]]> <![CDATA[Symphony in a dream]]> Cirque de la Symphonie adds visuals to orchestral performance Everyone loves a circus. Even at the symphony %uFFFD in the temple of high culture?]]> <![CDATA[Sex, drugs and tango]]> Juxtaposing Vivaldi’s familiar Four Seasons with the Four Seasons of Buenos Aires by the Argentine nuevo tango composer Astor Piazzolla, the program will be presented Friday, April 4, in Denver and Saturday, April 5, in Boulder, both performances starting at 7:30 p.]]> <![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[Success comes in waves]]> %uFFFDWhen I found out I was a regional finalist, I had one day to make a music video. All these people helped out: There were climbing videographers who were psyched about the shoot, and I got people to cover my shift at work,%uFFFD she says with a laugh. %uFFFDEverything just came together; it was crazy how it worked out so perfectly.]]> <![CDATA[The composition of carbon]]> %uFFFDMusic is like a combination of all the things in the world to me,%uFFFD he says. %uFFFDIt has a physical challenge to it, it has a mental component, it%uFFFDs spiritual and it has heart and emotion as well. It%uFFFDs one of the few things I%uFFFDve encountered in the world that is an expression of all those things.]]> <![CDATA[Head in the clouds]]> When you combine the prestige of being a headlining MC, the ego of a smartass working stiff, a career that has only grown over two decades and a show at the Fox that immediately sold out months in advance, one might assume that Sean Daley (aka Slug), the voice of hip-hop duo Atmosphere,.]]> <![CDATA[Second time the charm for Colorado Music Festival?]]> After a failed first attempt, the CMF announced that it has hired a new executive director. Andrew Bradford, currently the executive director of the Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra in Park Forest, Ill., will take the reins at CMF on Aug. 11.]]> <![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[Don’t call it a comeback]]> Claudia Schmidt has been playing here for years.]]> <![CDATA[music]]> Opera on Tap brings you what’s new in the world of opera from local composers. For this concert they presenting Colorado Composes, in which their singers will be showcased along with local composers and musicians on the piano, viola, clarinet and percussions. Tickets are available at www.eventbrite.com and more information can be found at the Facebook page, Opera on Tap Colorado. A donation of $10 is suggested.]]> <![CDATA[One-handed piano]]> When pianist Leon Fleisher and the Irish Chamber Orchestra (ICO) comes to Boulder next Tuesday, be prepared for fireworks. ]]> <![CDATA[Violinist Sarah Chang is back where it all started]]> Sarah Chang is happy to be back in Boulder.]]> <![CDATA[Classical music and classic musical madness]]> What's really amazing is that the style of music has little to no impact on the composition and dynamics of the band. The front man, be it the lead singer or the first chair violin, is always the leader. Conflict between this leader and the second-in-command, who could as easily be a guitarist as a second chair violin, is inevitable.]]> <![CDATA[Cult-raised Girls singer rambles for BW ]]> Owens was raised in the Children of God cult and claims that having to busk hymns for money all over the world as a child had a big effect on him. His malleable voice can be nearly as deep as Peter Steele of Type O Negative, whiny as Gary Numan, or (as the New York Times stated last year) shaky as Elvis Costello.]]> <![CDATA[REVIEW: Atmosphere at the Fox Theatre]]> Atmosphere’s Slug took the stage looking solid and sounding solid, the confidence of a 39-year-old MC in a town that loves him as tangible as the sweaty shoulders the hundreds of fans packed like sardines in every corner of the Fox. Any musician approaching their 40s has a scrutinizing lens focused on their relevancy and energy, and rappers are easily the slowest targets. But if you heard anyone in Boulder today talking about how Atmosphere has lost it, you’ve found a bitter person who didn’t get a ticket to last night’s show at the Fox Theatre.]]> <![CDATA[Mashamatics]]> %uFFFDWe go back from the early days of the festival circuit from 10 years ago, so you always look forward to seeing each other when festival season comes back around. %uFFFD It%uFFFDs like all the bands coming together in one communal environment. It%uFFFDs so different from your normal tour grind.]]> <![CDATA[Transformative festival Arises]]> Music festivals have become far more than a gathering of bands and have morphed into a sub-cultural phenomenon that emphasize collaboration, ritual and enlightenment and strive to leave attendees transformed.]]> <![CDATA[Some unexpected charisma]]> Before I confuse you any further, some simple facts: Conductor Bahman Saless and the BCO open this season, titled “Mystique,” with a performance at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19, at First United Methodist Church in Boulder. They will repeat the program at 7:30 p.]]> <![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.”]]>