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Greyboy Allstars & Dumpstaphunk | Cervantes | 4/12/2013 | Review

The veteran cast, all-star group of talent called the Greyboy Allstars is back on the road in support of their newest album entitled, Inland Emperor, which the tour is aptly named after. They started it all off with this two night run at Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom, which is one of my favorite indoor venues in Colorado.

Songs for the Nomad Theater | 4/6/2013 | Review/Photos

It’s not rare to walk into Macky Auditorium and feel overwhelmed by its elegance, but walking in to School of Rock playing ‘Black Magic Woman’ in all its sultry splendor on April 6th for the Nomad Theater’s benefit show added a whole new element of allure. These kids could rock it, and seeing such young folk on the stage of an old-time auditorium was a pleasing contrast to the senses.

Drive-By Truckers | Boulder Theater | 4/12/2013 | Review/Photos

I must admit I was worried that the departure of guitarist John Neff was going to leave a noticeable void in the sound of the Drive-By Truckers last Friday night at the Boulder Theater (Neff split in December of last year). His pedal steel was always on time amidst the guitar-heavy DBT shows, a near perfect "icing on the cake," if you will. All said and done, was his absence noticeable? Sure.

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Elephant Revival @ George's Majestic Lounge | Preview

Over the years, many great bands have played the stage at George’s Majestic Lounge in Fayetteville, AR. And many of them have played in Fayetteville year after year. One of those bands is Elephant Revival. If you haven’t seen this band before, just go. I promise you won’t regret it. In the short time I’ve been listening to Elephant Revival, they’ve become one of my top 5 bands.

Leftover Salmon | Aggie Theater | 4/13/2013 | Review

Festivaaal! Polyethnic Cajun Slamgrass giants, Leftover Salmon brought the sauce to Fort Collins’ Aggie Theater this April.

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Jeff Austin & Friends | Fox Theater | 4/12/2013 | Review/Photos

Out of the resurging Bluegrass Music movement one of the most seasoned vets around is Jeff Austin. The mandolin-man of Yonder Mountain String Band built his following beside his band-mates based upon a loyal fanbase and always keeping it interesting for them. Yonder lives for their fans, and have made their mark in the community.

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Drive-By Truckers | Boulder Theater | 4/13/2013 | Review/Photos

Before the band even takes the stage, the energy at "the rock show" is palpable:  Whiskey and flannel, talks of SEC football, and sweet sweet accents.  It's the closest to the south you’ll get on Pearl Street in Boulder, Colorado.

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Dumpstaphunk | Fox Theater | Boulder, CO | 4/11/2013 | Review

A common misconception about funk music is that the style is all nostalgia and not contemporary. Many of the founders of the form are still performing today such as George Clinton, George Porter Jr., Leo Nocentelli, or Art Neville. Though the founders are still a big part of the funk scene its best to think of funk as a sensibility rather than something definitive or solidified.

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Is something brewing in the near future for Mister Heavenly?

Indie supergroup Mister Heavenly released one of the most underrated albums of 2011, and if we’re lucky, they just might do it again this year.

Eric Lambert & Friends to Perform in Historic Building at Two Brothers

Rockin’ Americana stringband, Eric Lambert & Friends (ELF), featuring acclaimed guitarist Eric Lambert, along with Dan Rogers on bass, and Pat Fiddle on mandolin and fiddle, will be performing live at a Chicago suburban historical landmark on Saturday, April 20. ELF debuts at Two Brothers Roundhouse, located at 205 N. Broadway Street in Aurora, IL, performing three hours of music, beginning at 9 pm.

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