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Northwest String Summit 2014 | Review and Photos

No single thing makes a festival the “best festival ever.” Sure, one great band can make it really good. Or maybe the campground scene was where it was at. But it’s really when you group those moments with the ones of unbearable laughter, silly dancing, and inspirational people that a festival becomes the “best ever.” And you know what? The Northwest String Summit consistently brings the best.

YarmonyGrass 2014 | Preview

With the final lineup announced and the secret guests unveiled, the annual YarmonyGrass is ready to roll this weekend, August 15-17.

The Motet Announces "New Year's Eve in Funklandia"

The Motet is leading the new Funk revival and today the band announces a special New Year’s Eve celebration at Portland, Oregon’s Crystal Ballroom on December 31, 2014.  Known for throwing some of the best dance parties around, The Motet’s “New Year’s Eve in Funklandia” promises a festive night of great music, good vibes, and plenty of surprises.

LoHi Music Festival 2014 & Everyone Orchestra After-Party

The disco themed LoHi Music Festival held in the lower highlands Denver neighborhood started with a bang with Genetics and Blake Mobley’s collaborative musical project Tiger Party, that this time featured guitarist Tom Hamilton from Brother’s Past and American Babies. After a brief down pour of rain during the Heavy Pets set, the skies opened up to a beautiful day for a city festival.

The Motet Announces Famed Halloween Shows, 10/28 - 11/1

Today, progressive funk collective The Motet announce their annual Halloween shows along Colorado’s Front Range, and unveil this year’s always-anticipated theme for the legendary parties:  “Mixtape 1975.”  The Motet’s “Mixtape 1975” Halloween run makes stops at Vilar PAC in Beaver Creek, the Boulder Theater, and Denver’s Ogden Theatre, with an additional Colorado show still to be announced.  Tickets go on sale

Umphrey's McGee | Red Rocks | 7/5/2014 | Review & Photos

For the first time since they started headlining Red Rocks, Umphrey’s McGee achieved a sellout on Saturday night at the famed amphitheater. They proceeded to demonstrate over the course of two fiery sets exactly why it was such a hot ticket.

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Analog Son | New Music Review

It is quite rare for album art to get noticed in the age of iTunes and Mp3 players. But I found myself captivated by the cover of Analog Son’s eponymously titled debut album when it arrived in the mail. I couldn’t help but notice a distinct similarity to one of funk’s most celebrated records.

Roosevelt Collier's Colorado Getdown | Review/Photos

Striking out on your own as a musician after being part of an ensemble is never easy to do, save for the fortunately marketable front men and Beyoncés of the world. Roosevelt Collier is doing his best, and while picking up steam, has never forgotten where he came from and what made him the musician he is today.

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This is Camp Euforia. This One Goes to 11.

Bluegrass, world, reggae, funk and jam are all coming to Camp Euphoria XI (CEXI) this summer. It’s one-festival, two-days, for all-ages, July 11-12, 2014 on “Jerry’s Farm” near Lone Tree, Iowa.  With its hallmark eclectic musical lineup, Camp Euforia is turning it up to Eleven. One better.

Everyone Orchestra | Fox Theater | 3/22/14

Most folks going out to see live music generally seek a familiar favorite band, or at the very least a certain style or genre implied. Rarely can an act draw interest based on anything without these qualities. Matt Butler’s Everyone Orchestra is the exception. Butler is a fantastic multi-instrumentalist (primarily a drummer) who decided to abolish all of the above qualifiers of what constitutes a traditional band.

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