Greener on the Other Side: Jackie Greene Shows Freedom, Experimentation on Stage

Submitted by Angela Gattuso on Mon, 01/16/2012 - 1:24 pm

With the release of his fifth album, Jackie Greene said in an interview that he was tired of being labeled as the “new Dylan.” Now almost four years later with another record under his belt, Greene’s live performance has placed him in a realm outside of the more simple acoustic guitar and harmonica playing solo artist that gave Greene his start.

Disco Biscuits & EOTO | Chicago, IL | 12/30/11 | Review & Pics

Submitted by June Reedy on Mon, 01/16/2012 - 12:10 pm

Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
and never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
and auld Lang syne?

For auld Lang syne, my Jo (or my dear),
for auld Lang syne,
we’ll take a cup o’ kindness yet,
for auld Lang syne.

Reed Foehl | Shack @ Shug's | Boulder, CO | 1/14/2012

Submitted by Kevin Notine on Sun, 01/15/2012 - 2:08 pm

You always know you’re in for a treat when Reed Foehl takes the stage.  He has been providing an intricate blend of heartfelt soul and smooth jams for more than two decades.  A Boston transplant he quickly gained local fame after moving to Boulder with his former band, Acoustic Junction, in the early nineties.  He has become largely known for his lyrical ability as an artist.  He possesses a talent that is very seldom seen (or heard

G. Love & Special Sauce | Fox Theater | 12/30/2011 | Review | Pics

Submitted by scushing on Sat, 01/14/2012 - 2:09 pm

Upon hearing that G. Love and Special Sauce planned to ring in 2012 in Boulder, CO’s Fox Theatre, I was initially surprised. A lot of bands generally try to play big holiday and New Years Eve run shows in, or in close proximity to, their hometowns, so it initially seemed odd that G. Love (a.k.a.

Dave Papuga's Top 10 Shows of 2011

Submitted by Dave Papuga on Thu, 01/05/2012 - 2:26 pm

Out of over 200 live acts I was fortunate to catch this past year, here are 10 of my favorites:10. Bright Eyes: The rumor had it that this would be their last tour. Perhaps they didn’t take into consideration that The Peoples’ Key was maybe their best effort to date and would be so unbelievably well received. From the spoken word intro/outro, which was magnificent in a live setting, to the new songs filed in with classics, the shows on this tour (I saw two) were stout.


Other Lives | Hi-Dive | Denver, Colorado | 12/14/11

Submitted by Annie Zdrojewski on Thu, 01/05/2012 - 1:06 pm

The Hi-Dive is anything but expansive. But when Other Lives played on December 14th, on the last night of their eight month tour, the progressive folk band brought cinematic space and light to the stage with a shimmering performance.  The crowd at the sold out show was clearly enamored with these five, who between them played enough instruments for a small orchestra, and sounded like one, too.


JGB Band Live at Quixotes True Blue | 12/29/2011

Submitted by Dylan Muhlberg on Tue, 01/03/2012 - 12:44 pm

For the fans of the Grateful Dead most saw the time they spent as shows as an escape from reality, a dojo where the realms of the ordinary and the everyday vanished. The counterculture that surrounded that band was not only based on the years of memories captured in the hearts of millions, but like church, a Deadhead could truly have a mind-left-body experience and be closer to their spiritual selves.

Railroad Earth | New Years Eve | Ogden Theater | 2011>2012

Submitted by Charles Sokoloff on Mon, 01/02/2012 - 5:55 pm

On New Year’s Eve, Railroad Earth swung into a rendition of Warhead Boogie that, when all was said and done, left me in a state of almost comical ecstasy. During the crescendo and climax, I was twirling and spinning and swirling and grinning, and, then, when even kinetic rhythm couldn’t contain my body, I jumped as high I could, over and over, like a gobsmacked pogo stick.

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