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NYM | Warm Blooded Lizard | Album Review w/ Interview

Submitted by Kevin Adams on Wed, 12/26/2012 - 8:17 am

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.

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

Submitted by Evan Marks on Sun, 12/23/2012 - 4:35 am

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.

Elephant Revival New Years @ the Aggie Theater | Preview

Submitted by Matt Cook on Wed, 12/19/2012 - 8:22 am

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.This 5-piece acoustic or “transcendental” folk band comes to Fort Collins to play a New Years Eve show at the Aggie Theatre. By playing a mix of folk, bluegrass and americana this group truly creates an innovative heart-felt sound.

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

Submitted by Stephen Boyd on Tue, 12/18/2012 - 10:48 am

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

Submitted by Dylan Muhlberg on Tue, 12/18/2012 - 8:58 am

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.

Perpetual Groove | Fox Theater |12/7/12

Submitted by underwoodschumm on Sun, 12/16/2012 - 5:42 am

The name Perpetual Groove indicates a stylistic form for the veteran jam band. You hear the name and imagine long songs segueing through jams from one to the other. In a sense, Perpetual Groove could define many jam bands, but with PGroove, you get the name, and an assortment of various musical tastes and styles that careen from the stage like a robotic factory on overdrive.

Bob Weir Acoustic | Paramount Theater | 12/13/12 | Review

Submitted by Dylan Muhlberg on Sat, 12/15/2012 - 3:29 pm

Seventeen years ago in September, the iconic American rock band the Grateful Dead announced a well-thought but difficult decision. Without their fallen band mate Jerry Garcia, who had passed that August, they would not be able to continue touring as the band Grateful Dead. It was a tough choice to make as certain band members were divided about what should become of their future tours or even the possibility of continuing without Jerry.

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