New Music Venue Brings The Dead to Boulder
The last weekend of April is among us, and spring is well on its way. If you haven’t heard, Quixote’s of Denver has opened a new venue on The Hill, just in time for spending the evenings on a great patio listening to live music. What was once The Goose, is being re-vamped and turned into a music bar whose name pays homage to the sound engineer for The Grateful Dead. While the owner of Quixote’s, Jay Bianchi has been booking shows at The Goose, Owlsley’s Golden Road will officially take over mid May. If you want a sneak preview of the new Grateful Dead themed venue, check out Matt Flaherty Trio at 7 p.m on Friday.
The Fox theater will be hosting two great shows this weekend. Both headlining bands hail from around these parts. On Friday night, Boulder’s own electronic hydro funk group Sunsquabi will take the stage. The trio of musicians have been gaining rapid recognition ever since they came on the scene in 2012, sharing the stage with big electronic names such as GriZ, Pretty Lights and Big Gigantic. Chris, Andrew and Kevin are constantly striving to re-invent what a live electronic band should be.
Ned based “groove grass” group, The Magic Beans will perform with the help of Kitchen Dwellers on Saturday night. The Magic Beans are a Boulder favorite, always bringing high energy funk electronica to the crowd. They have the ability to combine roots music with modern technology and electric dance music. Their supporting act, Kitchen Dwellers is a saucy bluegrass band from Bozeman, Montana. The group formed from picking sessions in the kitchen, and have since opened for leaders in the bluegrass scene such as Railroad Earth and Greensky Bluegrass. If you can only make it out one night this weekend, this is how you should spend it!