On tour

Posted on Tuesday, January 31st, 2012 - 4:31 pm
The biggest sham perpetuated by mainstream rock and pop music magazines is the narrow “greatest guitarists of all time” annual issue. In the editor’s defense, it’s probably a dreaded task. Most of these sorts of publications (none specific come to mind, of course) tend to focus their top picks on...
Posted on Sunday, January 29th, 2012 - 9:44 pm
If you are a Deadhead living in SFO, PDX, PHL, BWI, or NYC, I need to talk to you about time and energy. But not in the “How do you get to Carnegie Hall?” tradition of “Practice, Practice, Practice”. Instead, I need to talk to you about the temporal evolution and aggregate electrical output that...
Posted on Tuesday, January 24th, 2012 - 2:59 pm
What happens when you take little pieces of bluegrass, surf rock, Afro-pop, Spanish flamenco, hip-hop, and blues, and then shake them up in the “Boggle cube” of these North Carolina based artists?  Well, you’ll get ONE of The Toubab Krewe’s songs.  Shake it again, and these same pieces of...
Posted on Sunday, January 22nd, 2012 - 3:45 am
2012 offers us a lot of mystery, wonder, and spirituality. It induces the end of a great cycle, which brings upon the rebirth of the world to a higher level of consciousness, according to the Maya. Great cycle changes can cause a huge amount of turmoil and change. But, it is all for our greater...
Posted on Saturday, January 21st, 2012 - 2:23 pm
“I can’t rock without a chandelier…that’s just where I am in life,” joked Wilco front man Jeff Tweedy, commenting on the décor (namely the purple glowing chandeliers) in the Fillmore Auditorium on Thursday night. Denver was the first stop on the 2012 leg in support of 2011’s The Whole Love, the...
Posted on Friday, January 20th, 2012 - 9:28 pm
Last night the famous Fox Theater hosted a band that has been rapidly finding fame of their own.  Or should we say…infamy? Drawing in an audience from the blustery Boulder wind, The Infamous Stringdusters, warmed us up with a set that left us with no doubt why their ascension to the top of the...
Posted on Monday, January 16th, 2012 - 2:24 pm
With the release of his fifth album, Jackie Greene said in an interview that he was tired of being labeled as the “new Dylan.” Now almost four years later with another record under his belt, Greene’s live performance has placed him in a realm outside of the more simple acoustic guitar and harmonica...
Posted on Monday, January 16th, 2012 - 1:10 pm
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,and never brought to mind?Should auld acquaintance be forgot,and auld Lang syne? For auld Lang syne, my Jo (or my dear),for auld Lang syne,we’ll take a cup o’ kindness yet,for auld Lang syne. Bottle rockets and snap pops~ on December 30, 2011 Abakus, EOTO, and...
Posted on Sunday, January 15th, 2012 - 3:08 pm
You always know you’re in for a treat when Reed Foehl takes the stage.  He has been providing an intricate blend of heartfelt soul and smooth jams for more than two decades.  A Boston transplant he quickly gained local fame after moving to Boulder with his former band, Acoustic Junction,...
Posted on Saturday, January 14th, 2012 - 3:09 pm
Upon hearing that G. Love and Special Sauce planned to ring in 2012 in Boulder, CO’s Fox Theatre, I was initially surprised. A lot of bands generally try to play big holiday and New Years Eve run shows in, or in close proximity to, their hometowns, so it initially seemed odd that G. Love (a.k.a....