Reviews

Posted on Wednesday, January 14th, 2009 - 8:10 pm
As the thermometer's mercury spends more of its time below freezing than above, I have a warm spot inside as, in my imagination, I concoct endless paths that Phish may take on their summer tour following the recently announced dates in June. Perhaps all the rumors of the phearsome phorsome...
Posted on Tuesday, January 13th, 2009 - 9:42 pm
Most tribute bands fall short of capturing the true essence of their musical pioneer predecessors. Rocky Mountain Grateful Dead Revue, a cosmic conglomerate of members of Shakedown Street and Dark Star Orchestra's Rob Eaton, reform the very art of imitation. They weave an intricate, improvisational...
Posted on Monday, January 5th, 2009 - 10:26 am
Picture this: it's the night before the New Year and throngs of revelers in all stages of anticipation are moving on downtown Boulder.  Some of us are eager to put the shit behind us and start anew, others of us are ready to step it up a notch and make the next year even better, some of us are...
Posted on Saturday, January 3rd, 2009 - 11:57 am
With one of the biggest food and family holidays only a few days behind us, and the always-rowdy student population on hiatus until early January, Downtown Boulder was a quiet place to be on December 28.  The scene was atypical, and I felt out of place as one of only about three people on the...
Posted on Tuesday, December 30th, 2008 - 11:51 pm
If you're looking for something to do New Year's Eve this year and you're in the neighborhood of Minneapolis, fall by The Boardroom at Trocaderos on Wednesday night for a four-band groove extravaganza on two stages, hosted by local music partiers The Big Wu.  Doors open at 7:30 with the first...
Posted on Friday, December 19th, 2008 - 5:03 pm
It's a Friday night, and I'm back at the Fox Theatre in Boulder, CO.  The moon overhead is as big as it'll be for the next 8 years or so.  For the beginning of the weekend it's kind of slow, maybe because it's seriously cold outside.  The mood inside seems appropriately low key as...
Posted on Sunday, December 14th, 2008 - 12:43 pm
Last Saturday night was a regular jamfest down at the Boulder Theater, and something like a showcase of local mountain bluegrass scene.  The evening's festivities featured the likes of Great American Taxi, the Emmitt Nershi Band, Oakhurst, the Jefferson Hamer, K.C. Groves and Greg Schochet...
Posted on Friday, December 12th, 2008 - 8:09 pm
Living in Colorado, the chance of an epic snowfall during the winter can be pretty good.  One such weather occurrence happened in late 2006 when three straight weekends of blizzards hit Denver and the surrounding Front Range.  The city essentially shut down those days, and holiday travels...
Posted on Wednesday, December 10th, 2008 - 9:17 pm
The holiday weekend gave most us a chance to enjoy some needed time off from our daily grinds, as well as fill our homes with friends and tons of the usual Thanksgiving feasts.  And what better way to work off the turkey and tators than by dancing to the reggae, rock, and hip-hop sounds...
Posted on Tuesday, December 9th, 2008 - 2:17 pm
Unlike the raw, folk music I heard during Nathan Moore's thought provoking solo sets on a recent short tour of the Northeast, his latest release, 'You Yeah Smokin' Hot', takes advantage of what the studio has to offer today's musician. With a full band, backup vocals, overdubs, sound effects and...