Z2 Entertainment is proud to present Weird Al Yankovic at the Boulder Theater on Sunday, July 21st, 2013. Tickets will go on sale Friday, May 3rd at 10:00am for $32.00 general admission and $40 reserved balcony.
Dead Phish Orchestra (DPO) kicks off right with ‘My Friend, My Friend’ opener, they showcase exuberant energy for such a dark song and then burst quite alarmingly in to Casey Jones. This is commonplace for the band, a bizarre mash-up of idyllic songs switching back and forth between Phish and the Grateful Dead.
My issue with the whole trance fusion style of free-music is that it lacks a fundamental separation from what a DJ could compile in a two hour set. Only a few select bands hold the torch as progressive and risky enough to truly hold my attention. Above all of the one-hit DJs and livetronica wannabees is bands like Lotus, STS9 and The Disco Biscuits.
I must admit I was worried that the departure of guitarist John Neff was going to leave a noticeable void in the sound of the Drive-By Truckers last Friday night at the Boulder Theater (Neff split in December of last year). His pedal steel was always on time amidst the guitar-heavy DBT shows, a near perfect "icing on the cake," if you will. All said and done, was his absence noticeable? Sure.
Before the band even takes the stage, the energy at "the rock show" is palpable: Whiskey and flannel, talks of SEC football, and sweet sweet accents. It's the closest to the south you’ll get on Pearl Street in Boulder, Colorado.
When Lotus comes to Boulder, Colorado, the streets are just a bit more abuzz. People standing in front of the Boulder Theater are giving off a charge of excitement, and there’s a stimulating, magnetic sense in the air that tells us of what’s to come.
While every state has their bevy of Grateful Dead cover bands, Colorado is proud to put Shakedown Street at the top of their list. Playing shows all over the Front Range and Rocky Mountains, they’ve built themselves into the beloved act they are today. Even Rob Eaton of Dark Star Orchestra plays with members on occasion when jamming around Colorado.
Z2 Entertainment is proud to present Todd Rundgren’s Official State Visit to the Boulder Theater on Tuesday, July 2, 2013. Tickets will go on sale to the public on Friday, April 5th at 10:00 am for $30.00 general admission.