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  • Sam Bush, at right, and Ben Kaufmann perform during a Yonder Mountain String Band concert featuring Sam Bush on Wednesday at the Boulder Theater. For more photos of the concert go to www.dailycamera.com
Jeremy Papasso/ Staff Photographer/ Dec. 30, 2015

    Interview: Sam Bush, Hops + Handrails headliner

    By Quentin Young Sam Bush is one of those rare artists who isn’t just great at his chosen medium but has changed the nature of the medium itself. He often is called the “father of newgrass” in reference to his role as a member of New Grass Revival, a 1970s bluegrass band that, adding rock and jazz influences, helped revolutionize the genre such that it spawned a sub-genre named after the band. Bush, who lives in Nashville, is a familiar […]

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  • Boulder alt-country band Gasoline Lollipops will close out Frozen Dead Guy Days on Sunday, March 13, 2016, in Nederland. (Gasoline Lollipops, Courtesy photo)

    Boulder’s Gasoline Lollipops to close out Frozen Dead Guy Days

    By Quentin Young One of the livelier aspects of Frozen Dead Guy Days, an annual celebration in Nederland based on a man named Bredo Morstoel who is cryogenically preserved, is its live music lineup, and the Gasoline Lollipops are one local band that seems well suited to the event. The alt-country band’s last EP was titled Death. The title song contains the growled refrain, “Death was all around.” The band is working on a new EP, to be called Resurrection. […]

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  • Cold River City

    Cold River City releases ‘Thank You. Sorry. Love You.’

    Cold River City, the Boulder band of torso-bending grooves and clean-guitar funkiness, releases a new EP this month. The recording, called Thank You. Sorry. Love You., features five songs that offer all the dance-inducing and soul-yearning sounds that fans have come to admire. Highlights include the catchy chorus of the opening track, “Burn the Money,” and the sprinting lust song “Could It Be” (“… at least let me pretend I’m going home alone,” winks one line). Throughout is singer Emma […]

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  • Cody Wales of The Magic Beans performs during ARISE Music Festival 2015. By C. Alan Crandall

    All-star lineup plays benefit for drummer’s mother

    By Quentin Young Members of some of the area’s favorite bands, in a gesture of support for one of their own, have joined the lineup of an all-star concert this weekend. The show is a benefit for Mindy Wales, mother of Cody Wales, the drummer for popular Nederland band The Magic Beans. Cody Wales has described in social media and in press accounts that his mother was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer and is struggling to get by financially. His […]

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  • Zappa Plays Zappa featuring Dweezil Zappa performs the music of Frank Zappa on Thursday, April 23, at Boettcher Concert Hall in Denver.

    Dweezil Zappa brings dad’s music to Colorado

    By Quentin Young The Frank Zappa song “Big Swifty” is a shape-shifting, rhythmically complex piece of jazz-fusion composition from the 1972 album Waka/Jawaka. Frank’s son, guitar virtuoso Dweezil Zappa, has made a career in Zappa Plays Zappa out of re-creating the music of his father, who died in 1993. When Dweezil sat down to suss out the various parts of “Big Swifty,” he came upon an instrumental harmony that left him stumped. “In the stereo mix it’s hard to distinguish […]

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  • The Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson plays 1stBank Center in July

    The Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson plays 1stBank Center in July

    Brian Wilson, visionary of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees The Beach Boys, plans to perform at 1stBank Center in July. The show is part of a tour in support of Wilson’s new album, No Pier Pressure, and includes an opening set by Rodriguez. Former Beach Boys Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin will join Wilson. The concert is scheduled for Wednesday, July 8. The Beach Boys initially gained fame in the early 1960s for their irresistible surf-rock hits but […]

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