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  • Branded Bandits played the Colorado Music Party during SXSW 2015 in Austin, Texas. Photo by Quentin Young

    Branded Bandits make off with the show, SXSW 2015

    Boulder is full of Americana and bluegrass, but Branded Bandits offers a merciful dose of good hard mean rock ‘n’ roll. The Boulder trio, fronted by the brother-sister left-right punch of John and LuLu Demitro, gave one of the slammingest sets at the Colorado Music Party, during SXSW 2015, at the 512 in Austin, Texas, and it would have been appropriate for them to have concluded their show with a curt “you’re welcome.”

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  • The Patti Fiasco performed at Colorado Music Party during SXSW 2015. Photo by Quentin Young

    Elvis lives in the SXSW 2015 music of The Patti Fiasco

    The Patti Fiasco’s set at the Colorado Music Party including a song about Elvis, clearly a hero to singer Alysia Kraft. The Fiasco, from Fort Collins and Laramie, Wyo., performed on Friday, March 20, at the 512 during SXSW 2015 in Austin, Texas.

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  • The Railsplitters, from Boulder, played the Colorado Music Party during SXSW 2015. Photo by Quentin Young

    The Railsplitters play ‘My World’ during SXSW

    The Colorado Music Party, a five-day showcase of Mile High musicians during SXSW 2015, featured a mini-showcase of four Boulder bands on Saturday, March 21. The featured bands were The Sweet Lillies, Rocktin Grove, The Railsplitters and Cold River City. This is a clip of bluegrass and Americana band The Railsplitters playing their song “My World,” by banjo player Dusty Rider. The set took place on the rooftop stage of the 512, on Sixth Street in Austin, Texas.

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  • Second Story Garage: Aspen Hourglass

    Second Story Garage: Aspen Hourglass

    Aspen Hourglass perform their song “Who Needs” at Second Story Garage music video studio in Boulder, Colorado. Most people don’t play guitar like Grayson Erhard does. That’s because most people can’t play guitar like he does. He often uses a difficult two-hands-on-the-fretboard technique that Eddie Van Halen first popularized but which players such as Erhard have developed beyond pop-rock vulgarity. In the Fort Collins band Aspen Hourglass, Erhard is joined by two similarly accomplished instrumentalists — Elvin Holderfield on keys […]

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  • Aspen Hourglass perform ‘Justify’

    Aspen Hourglass perform ‘Justify’

    Aspen Hourglass perform their song “Justify” at Second Story Garage music video studio in Boulder, Colorado. Most people don’t play guitar like Grayson Erhard does. That’s because most people can’t play guitar like he does. He often uses a difficult two-hands-on-the-fretboard technique that Eddie Van Halen first popularized but which players such as Erhard have developed beyond pop-rock vulgarity. In the Fort Collins band Aspen Hourglass, Erhard is joined by two similarly accomplished instrumentalists — Elvin Holderfield on keys and […]

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  • Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds played the Colorado Music Party during SXSW 2015. Photo by Quentin Young

    Sister Sparrow flies south for SXSW and the Colorado Music Party

    Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds from Brooklyn were one of several non-Colorado acts that played the Colorado Music Party at the 512 in Austin, Texas, during SXSW 2015. Singer Arleigh Kincheloe’s got a big voice and a band with a big sound. Listen to the harmonica, a highlight of the set.

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