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Articles Written By KelseyHahn

 

Featured Artist: Wonderlic

May 6th, 2016

  This week, I sat down with Michael Whalen, guitarist and vocalist for Denver-based funk/jam band Wonderlic, to talk about their new album, what it’s like to be a band in this area of the country, and how surprisingly similar jazz and jam bands really are. To backtrack a bit, Wonderlic features Allen Galton on electric mandolin and vocals, Michael Whalen on guitar and vocals, and James Dare on bass. They see a rolling cast of drummers: Ryan Elwood, Zach West, and sometimes the original drummer on their first album, Alejandro Castano. They’re often joined on stage by friends... Read More

Featured Artist: Envy Alo

April 22nd, 2016

  Last Friday, I went to see local prog-funk trio Envy Alo at the Boulder House (right next to the Rio), which was once Absinthe House. Throughout the show, I couldn’t help but scrawl names of the artists that I love, whose influence I heard in Envy Alo. I heard a little bit of the Soft Machine, some Pink Floyd layered with bluesy vocals, threads of Surrealistic Pillow, and even a little early Radiohead in there somewhere. What is really striking is the fact that there’s almost a wall of sound effect, yet it comes from only 3 musicians. Envy Alo is Kevin Hinder on guitar, Aaron... Read More

Featured Artist: Flash Mountain Flood

April 7th, 2016

For AboutBoulder’s first featured musician profile, I went to see, and subsequently sat down and chatted with Boulder’s own Flash Mountain Flood! FMF consists of five members: Logan Green (lead guitar, vocals), Wes Rather (rhythm guitar, vocals), Derek Dames (bass, vocals), Paul Copoulos (keys, organ) Taner Clark (drums, percussion). The group is currently in residency at Owsley’s Golden Road on the Hill, a little dive absolutely covered in posters and paraphernalia in homage to the Grateful Dead, and other artists relevant to the psychedelic San Francisco scene of the 1960s (with a lovely... Read More

Featured Events: Naive Melodies, Murder by Death, and more!

March 24th, 2016

People of Boulder, this week in music is looking great. From critically-acclaimed, nationwide crowd-pleasers, to equally critically-acclaimed local artists (with a fun burst of quirky Talking Heads covers, for good measure) there’s a lot to do in the week ahead. Here are a few highlights: FRIDAY 3/25 Citizen Cope hits Boulder Theater on Friday, March 25th at 8:30pm. If you’re one of the few who is not yet acquainted, Citizen Cope is a soulful artist bridging the gap between touchstones of American music – folk blended with rhythm and blues. If you’re itching in your seat waiting for the... Read More

Featured Events: St. Paddy’s Day Fun, Dead Floyd, and more!

March 17th, 2016

THURSDAY 3/17 For St Patrick’s Day, you’ve got a plethora of events and specials to choose from at any given bar, brewery, or eatery in town. Interested in something different? At 7PM, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jennifer Egan will be at the Boulder Public Library. Egan’s novel A Visit From the Goon Squad, winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize, is a fascinating, non-linear investigation into the passage of time through the lenses of a cast of 13 characters whose lives are drawn together by rock and roll. Further, it contains an excellent list and analysis of some of the best and most notable... Read More