Reviews

Posted on Monday, April 30th, 2012 - 12:06 pm
Trevor Robbins’ solo project, Lowlander, is a Folk infused singer/song writer’s safe haven.  In his self-released album “Criminal Mischief”, Robbins’ soft howl steals away like a reverb wind into the western hillside. The acoustic landscape of this album has rich finger-picked textures which...
Posted on Saturday, April 28th, 2012 - 9:05 pm
Mysterium Tremendum, the latest release from the Mickey Hart Band, has the former Grateful Dead drummer digging yet deeper into his ever-expanding knowledge and love of sound for another fine record. Hart’s merry band of musicians plays along to sound waves transformed from electromagnetic...
Posted on Wednesday, April 25th, 2012 - 7:54 pm
Dot Hacker, the experimental rock band based in Los Angeles, California was formed in 2008 by Josh Klinghoffer.  Klinghoffer, Clint Walsh and Eric Gardner were all previously members of the touring incarnation of Gnarls Barkley, and were subsequently joined by Hella bassist Jonathan Hischke to...
Posted on Wednesday, April 25th, 2012 - 9:34 am
“It’s like déjà vu all over again.” – Yogi Berra It is a fait accompli that, at some point in his or her first Motet show, a newbie will be hypnotized, mesmerized, and then proselytized by the thundering puissance of an Afrobeat and funk symphony. I became an official Motet neophyte during Scarlet...
Posted on Monday, April 23rd, 2012 - 3:45 pm
Baptized in Folk tradition and based in Colorado since 1989, Reed Foehl (pronounced Faille) has a soulful voice with a body of work that offers communion to a Folk congregation whose apostles have names like Guthrie and Dylan. This April 13th, Reed Foehl debuted his forth-coming album, Color Me In...
Posted on Sunday, April 22nd, 2012 - 12:12 pm
It was all Scarlet Begonias, a touch of the blues, and a whole lot of funk and soul last night at the Boulder Theater. The Motet was back in town for an encore performance of their "Funk is Dead Show." They were in Boulder for the Halloween show last October and it just wasn't enough to last us...
Posted on Tuesday, April 17th, 2012 - 1:09 pm
Charles Manson, Jim Jones, and David Koresh typically represent the idea of cults in America. Among the indie scene however, the word “cult” is gradually making an association with pop vocals and keyboard melodies entrenched in a darker noise rock thanks to the New York group, CULTS. Known for...
Posted on Tuesday, April 17th, 2012 - 9:43 am
Heading to The Paradise, I’d never seen RJD2 live. No, like many of my fellows, my experience with the artist had been restricted to lone headphone listens of his dusty-funk compilations. And, to be honest, I thought that was good enough. Foolish me. Fresh Produce opened the night up with a solid...
Posted on Sunday, April 15th, 2012 - 5:20 am
Seeking refuge from a brisk and windy San Francisco evening, hirsute hippies and mustachioed hipsters file into the Connecticut Yankee for a special performance by jam band collective Secret Chimp.  Ironically enough, the Connecticut Yankee, which has undergone a plethora of name changes and...
Posted on Friday, April 13th, 2012 - 9:09 am
Before attending a Shpongle show, one has to prepare themselves for a soul searching journey. This is not the typical concert, nor is it a typical DJ rave type event. It is a hybrid of both, with a unique ability to assist the viewer to transcend to many different places. After all, isn’t that why...