Boulder Theater

John McLaughlin & The 4th Dimension | 12/4/2010 | Review

After driving around downtown Boulder for about 20 minutes and finally finding a parking spot eight blocks away, I hurried through the crowds toward the Boulder Theatre.  The John McLaughlin concert on Saturday just happened to coincide with the city’s annual Christmas parade.

The Last Waltz Revisited featuring Polytoxic

Back in 2005, Denver's number one "jamband", Polytoxic, wanted to put on a show that could showcase all the great local musicians they had been playing with for the past few years. They decided to re-enact The Band's "The Last Waltz", a concert film by Martin Scorsese from 1978 of The Band's last performance that included all of that era's greatest musicians - Eric Clapton, Dr John, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, etc.

Martin Sexton | Chautauqua | Boulder, CO

Martin Sexton brought his solo Acoustic show to the Boulder landmark this past Saturday along with opening guest, Leslie Stevens.

Truth and Salvage Co. open sold-out shows for Avett Bros.

The Avett Brothers played a pair of sold out shows at the Boulder Theater this week, and they brought fellow North Carolina country rockers Truth and Salvage Co. with them.  The Tuesday show, on the 20

Lotus | Boulder Theater | 4/16/2010 | Review

In 1939, at the age of 13, a precocious and aspiring trumpet player in a high school band was criticized mid-song for playing with too much vibrato.  The band teacher had stopped the song short to deliver a message to the trumpeter that he would never forget: He told the boy that he had to create his own style.  That he was gifted and able to mimic any of the popular players well, but that to be truly successful in the jazz world, he would eventually have to develop his own sound.  At the time, the criticism burned the b

Reverend Horton Heat: Multifarious

It’s been four years since I have seen Reverend Horton Heat. The last show I witnessed the magic that this band projects was at the Wakarusa Music Festival in 2006. Coincidentally, it was the first review that I ever wrote. I was anticipating the same amount of energy, if not more since the show was in Boulder, and they always have a great cult following here. One notable pre-show note that I made was about the ticket prices.

Meshell Ndegeocello | Boulder Theater | Review

Legendary jazz-funk bassist Meshell Ndegeocello recently brought her band to Boulder Theater in support of her new album, Devil's Halo – a show totally unlike the one I expected (more on that in a minute).

Sell-out crowds for the Avett Bros. at the Boulder Theater

It was the Friday before school started at the University of Colorado, and downtown Boulder was alive with activity.  For months the town had enjoyed the relative tranquility of student-free summer – parking spaces were abundant, tables were available, the Hill wasn’t littered with Key Lite cans and the omni-present red plastic cups that represent frat life at universities nationwide.  Boulder is a different place in the summer, and when school begins again in the fall our little town starts to feel a bit more big city.  But there was still one more weekend before classes sta

Robert Cray at the Boulder Theater

On Sunday, the Boulder Theater simmered with genuine blues bravado, the kind that clings to the air with an intoxicating presence. The source of this beautifully hazy down-home sound came in the form of guitarist and vocalist Robert Cray.

Dark Star Orchestra | Boulder Theater | 3/27/09 | Review

Keepers of the flame. Revivers of the vibe. The ultimate players in the game of cover band glory.—Whatever title you pin on Dark Star Orchestra, doesn’t nearly encapsulate their dedication, precision and drive. Getting everything right, even the simple sounds of instrumental tuning, is something that they take very seriously.