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Full Interview: Grammy®-Winning Bassist Victor Wooten

By Molly McCowan Victor Wooten: bass virtuoso, powerhouse behind Béla Fleck and the Flecktones for over 20 years, five-time Grammy® winner. With seven solo albums to his name and over 20 other albums with his many projects over the years, this masterful musician has a lot of experience under his belt. He has also been named Bass Player Magazine’s “Bassist of the Year” three times – the only person to […]

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The Riflemen’s Final Salute – Dual CD Release Party to be Local Legends’ Farewell Show

By Maggie Canty-Shafer In a college town, band deaths due to attrition are as crowded as beer specials. Most never have a proper farewell, just a fading away. The Riflemen too are ending, but with a proper burial. Coming together this month for a final show on April 9 at Everyday Joe’s Coffee House, the six will celebrate their growth from Rifleboys to men, and the natural progression as life […]

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For Musicians: How to Get Started in the Exciting World of Disc Jockeying

By Conor Hooley There’s never been a better time to be a disc jockey (“DJ” for short, or perhaps “egomaniac” if you’re not into the whole brevity thing). With ever-improving technology having taken the actual work out of mixing, and the endless reserves of free music on the Internet eliminating financial constraints, pretty much everyone can do it. At least in theory. So don’t let anyone tell you different – […]

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The Knew: A Good Time, All the Time

By Dave Schutz Denver quartet The Knew had a prolific year, releasing their first full-length record Pulpería and subsequent Before It Ends EP, and landing spots in commercials and TV shows. They once elicited comparisons to Kings Of Leon, but as that band has morphed into a glossy arena rock act, The Knew has refined its minimalist sound in a more nuanced way. The band will play at Hodi’s Half […]

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For Musicians: Tips for Getting Signed

By Dusty Ray So you’ve formed a band, you’ve been playing venues around the Front Range and Denver, you have an album/EP, and you’re ready to take it to the next level: signing on to a label. The benefits of getting signed are huge: It exposes your music to a wider audience, puts your group on tour, protects your music from copyright infringement, and networks you with other bands/promoters who […]

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Mishawaka Gets a Facelift

By Maggie Canty-Shafer When Mishawaka Amphitheater owner Dani Grant moved to Colorado from Philadelphia 16 years ago, she wasn’t expecting much from the music scene. But as a lover of the great outdoors, the mountains were worth the sacrifice. Not long after buying Chipper’s Lanes in 2003, Grant and her husband decided to open up the alleys to local bands limited by a lack of venues: A can of worms […]

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Celtic Crossroads Bring World Fusion Tour to Budweiser Events Center

By Charlie Englar On March 29, Celtic Crossroads, a forceful extravaganza of Irish music and theatre, will make a stop at the Budweiser Event Center in Loveland as a part of their World Fusion Tour. Starting off as a street show in Galway City on the west coast of Ireland in 2005, the group morphed and grew into a theatre-level production in 2007. Since then, the members have been touring […]

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Springdale Quartet Brings the Noise

By Dave Schutz Boulder’s Springdale Quartet plan to release their first album, Noise Factory, on April 18 – four years to the day since they played their first show. The process that led to Noise Factory started not long after that performance, with the band beginning work in 2008 with engineer Brad Smalling – owner of Evergroove Studios – and culminating with a marathon three-day session last November to lay […]

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Leftover Salmon’s Winter Run Mini-Tour Includes a Stop at the Aggie

By Lindsay Nichols Leftover Salmon has been an exceptional part of the Colorado music scene since 1989. Through the years, they’ve truly grown into themselves as a band. They are an admired, well-oiled machine, which in turn has earned them a huge, adoring fanbase. Leftover formed in Boulder as a result of a merger between Vince Herman, Drew Emmitt and Mark Vann. For 15 years the band toured relentlessly and […]

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Common Anomaly: Musicians, Friends, Fellow Travelers

By Dusty Ray With a fresh new sound and a good amount of creative ambition, Common Anomaly has been spreading their music across the Front Range and Denver for a solid three years. Consisting of members Sean Joyce (bass), Nick Lofaro (vocals/guitar), Paul Simmons (vocals/guitar/violin) and his brother Adam Simmons (drums), the band has a work ethic and writing style that is all about inclusion. “We’re all friends,” says Lofaro, […]