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Papadosio | Fox Theater | Boulder, CO | 11/15/2012 | Review

When Papadosio took over the Fox Theatre Thursday night and turned it into a hypnotic display of light, sound and video projections, the crowd and band both knew that something special was in store. This was documented at the end of the show when lead guitarist Anthony Thogmartin called Colorado a second home for the band to mass cheers and rooster crows.

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B.B. King | Boulder Theater | Boulder, CO | 11/12/2012 | Review

The legend of the Delta Blues is a somber story. Its grandfather died at the age of twenty-seven under debated circumstances. The legacy that Robert Leroy Johnson left Mississippi was a new style of guitar playing and singing that would eventually become the predominant defining form of American roots music. Nearly every style of American-born music can be structurally traced back to blues. Jazz and Rock ‘n’ Roll is blues music, and wouldn’t have been birthed without that foundational backbone.

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Junkie XL | Synthesized | New Music Review

Few producers can stand the test of time and survive the modern-day music industry like Dutch music producer Tom Holkenborg, better known as Junkie XL. A one-man wrecking machine, Holkenborg has accomplished more in his 15-year career than many musicians could ever fathom. "When I found out in 1986 how my sampler could produce sounds, I knew it was pointless to ever leave the studio," says Holkenborg.

Melody Walker and Jacob Groopman | Freight & Salvage | Review

Berkeley's Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse provides a comfortable setting for artists and fans just 1 block from Shattuck Avenue...and all it has to offer. On Friday night, Bay area native Melody Walker and partner Jacob Groopman took the stage in front of a modest crowd who braved the first rains of the winter season.

Iceage Sign To Matador Records; Announce New Album

Copenhagen's Iceage released one of the most exciting and lauded albums of the last couple of years with their outstanding debut, New Brigade. Following two years of intense touring in support of New Brigade, the Danish four-piece have announced they are signing with Matador Records and releasing their sophomore album on February 19th! Escho will release the record in Denmark.

Otis Taylor's 'My World is Gone' CD features Indigenous' Mato Nanji

Roots music visionary Otis Taylor’s 13th album, My World Is Gone, set for release February 12, 2013 on Telarc, a division of Concord Music Group, is a lightning bolt of musical creativity and social commentary. Its songs crackle with poetic intelligence and a unique, adventurous sound that balances the modern world with echoes of ancient Africa, Appalachia and more.

Brazil Night with GINGA and Bateria Alegria | 12/8/12

Known for their spectacular First Friday Samba parade on Boulder’s 16th Street Mall and residency at Shine Restaurant & Gathering Place, Brazilian powerhouse, GINGA, is ready to take over Denver this winter! The Boulder-based band will bring their talents to Denver’s renowned and intimate Mercury Café on Saturday, December 8, 2012 for a night of live music, food and dancing.

The Oak Creek Band Leaves a Mark with New Fingerprints EP

The Oak Creek Band, hailing from Denver CO, announces the release of their sophomore effort, Fingerprints EP, the follow up to their 2011 self-titled EP. Fingerprints embodies the Indie Pop/Americana sound that The Oak Creek Band has been cultivating in the Southwest, framing classic songwriting with energetic execution, all the while blurring the boundaries between traditional genres.

Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band: Fall/Winter Tour And New Album

With roots in traditional Funk, Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band continuously inspires listeners and artists alike with their unique improvisation and ability to transcend traditional genres. Formed in 2002, the group has averaged over 150 shows per year for over a decade.

Bobby Rush 'Down in Louisiana' album due in February

Bobby Rush’s new Down in Louisiana, out February 19, 2013 on Deep Rush Productions through Thirty Tigers, is the work of a funky fire-breathing legend. Its 11 songs revel in the grit, grind and soul that’s been the blues innovator’s trademark since the 1960s, when he stood shoulder to shoulder on the stages of Chicago with Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Little Walter and other giants.

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