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String Cheese Incident | 1st Bank Center | 12/29/2012 | Review

A New Year’s Eve Party is much like the Super Bowl. A highly anticipated hyped event that rarely lives up to preceding tension. The event must live up to the crowds expectations and tote a larger than expected production. If you don’t end up there, or if game time doesn’t deliver the goods, disappointment is naturally amidst. Luckily us Coloradan’s here on the Front Range we have a super rare opportunity to end our year with; the chance to spend three nights with an iconic Colorado musical entity.

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Eliot Lipp | Shark Wolf Rabbit Snake | Music Review

The always fresh, always different, producer Eliot Lipp recently signed with the Pretty Lights Music Label to release his first LP in just over three years. Known for his incredibly versatile multi-genre sounds, this Brooklyn-based producer has been constantly touring, releasing albums, and changing the game for just under a decade. What’s so intriguingly different about Lipp’s style and approach is his ability to seamlessly flow instrumental sounds together to form a fusion of melodies not yet classified as a genre.

NYM | Warm Blooded Lizard | Album Review w/ Interview

As in all great Western movies, the hero is dark and nebulous. He rides through town morally ambiguous. On his heels, a shadowy past in pursuit like squalid curs nipping at his boot straps. He goes by NYM. Rumor has it he “captured an orphaned farmhand’s ragged cry for justice in a chipped whiskey bottle and drank it.”  Currently residing in San Francisco, NYM is a self-produced, experimental instrumentalist who is both imaginative and talented. NYM explains his album "Warm Blooded Lizard" (Feb.

Alt-J | An Awesome Wave | Album Review

An Awesome Wave, the debut release by British quartet, ∆ (pronounced Alt-J) is instantly a highly prized band by fans and critics. Perhaps “instantly” isn’t the right word to describe An Awesome Wave. Alt-J was formed back in 2007.

DeadPhish Orchestra | Fox Theater | 12/21/12 | Review & Photos

DeadPhish Orchestra, yea, it’s exactly what it sounds like. If you’ve never heard of them and aren’t attracted by the name immediately don’t dismiss them quite so soon, because they probably have something your craving. Whether its complex jams topped with screaming guitar climaxes or the simple tunes that everyone can enjoy, DPO can and will provide the best of both worlds.

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EOTO Improvises While Alex & Allyson Grey Paint at the Fillmore

On a night in the Rockies that provided us such amazing music, there were many decisions to make as to which show to choose.

Elephant Revival New Years @ the Aggie Theater | Preview

Music often invokes a different emotion or nostalgia in everyone. Not only do these emotions or feelings warm our hearts, but they keep us wanting more. Groups such as Elephant Revival have no problem unlocking these emotions within us, and do so in an impressive yet joyful fashion.

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Phish | Star Lake '98 | Review

Sometimes we don't realize just how good we have it these days.  High Definition video has given us unparalled clarity, especially when it comes to live concert recordings.  In recent years Phish have embraced current technology and have given fans not only super clean live web streams of their shows, but also crisp high-def DVD recordings such as recent releases Alpine Valley 2010 and Live at Utica.

Victor Wooten Band & Jimmy Herring Band | Orange Peel | Review

The Victor Wooten Band put on a show featuring four bassists, all switching up on multiple instruments at various times during their set, along with a vocalist with a truly, truly unforgettable voice plus two extremely talented drummers.  Their set was as unique as it was enjoyable. If rhythm sections float your boat, you better be prepared for a musical tsunami with this bunch.

Zappa Plays Zappa | Fox Theater | 12/14/2012 | Review

The music of Frank Zappa could be considered the most important compositional contributions to American popular music in the 20th century. Many might find this claim blasphemous. What about Miles Davis? John Coltrane? Bing Crosby? The list could go on. Zappa's music blended important elements of orchestral and jazz music while serving as a working parody of music and popular culture.

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