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10 Songs That Mention Boulder

September 17th, 2022

The Chainsmokers, “Closer” (2016) So baby pull me closer in the backseat of your Rover That I know you can’t afford Bite that tattoo on your shoulder Pull the sheets right off the corner Of the mattress that you stole From your roommate back in Boulder We ain’t ever getting older Shawn Mullins, “Santa Fe” (2000) He was living with some hippies in school bus They had puttered here from Boulder covered in dust He said I know a little lady living 30 miles up the road The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, “Colorado Christmas” (1997) But all along the Rockies you can feel it in the... Read More

Top 8 Boulder Music Venues

September 15th, 2022

Boulder has a plethora of music venues that feature some of the best music in the country. Boulder has also produced some incredible musicians over the years. Here are some famous musicians with Boulder ties: Elephant Revival The Samples Rose Hill Drive The String Cheese Incident Leftover Salmon Hazel Miller Otis Taylor Sally Taylor Based on the most recent Yelp reviews, here are the top eight rated music venues in Boulder: Rayback Collective eTown Boulder Theater License No. 1 Colorado Chautauqua Association Fox Theatre Jazz on 2nd Avenue Dairy Arts Center      Read More

Airlines Lose Boulder Songwriter’s Guitar, But A Capella Performance Stole The Show

August 24th, 2022

“This is the biggest gig of my life,” says Boulder songwriter Jeremy Dion, as he packed up for his recent trip to Scotland to perform in the largest arts festival in the world – Edinburgh’s Fringe Festival.  “I’m not sure I’ve ever been more excited for a performance, so you can imagine my devastation when my guitar didn’t make it.” Airlines misplace baggage all the time, but when that lost baggage is the centerpiece of a one-time international performance, that’s a different story. “The guitar never did catch up to me in Scotland,... Read More

5 Boulder Musicians You Should Know

July 7th, 2022

Josephine Antoine This fair Boulderite was beloved for her incredible rise to fame as a Metropolitan Opera star. After completing her education in Boulder, Antoine went on to earn a Master’s at the Julliard School of Music in NYC. Before her first national appearance, she received a telegram from the mayor of Boulder reading: “Every citizen sends you love and good wishes for your performance tomorrow.” She was a success, and sang the lead in 14 Metropolitan Opera productions. Her singing was featured on national radio stations, and she returned to Boulder to perform at the Colorado... Read More

[VIDEO] Dirty Cello: Friday’s Featured Musicians ~ April 9th, Lafayette, CO

March 18th, 2022

From Iceland to Italy, and all over the U.S., San Francisco based band Dirty Cello brings the world a high energy and unique spin on blues, rock, and Americana. Led by vivacious cross-over cellist, Rebecca Roudman, Dirty Cello is cello like you’ve never heard before. From down home blues and rock with a wailing cello, to virtuosic stompin’ Americana, Dirty Cello is a band that gets your heart thumping and your toes tapping! “A five-piece string ensemble that truly pushes the envelope and breaks the barriers, they blend blues, bluegrass and world music sounds with roots in the world of... Read More

Espresso: A Local Band in the Spotlight!

March 17th, 2022

Colorado-based band Espresso! merges these same two musical traditions with red-hot interpretations of American swing and Gypsy jazz favorites. The traditions of the past come alive with powerful instrumental leads and vocals in French and English. Very danceable, this music is infectious. “You owe it to your ears.” Espresso! includes an abundance of Colorado talent: Bill Pontarelli (clarinet), National Mandolin Champion Jordan Ramsey (mandolin), chanteuse Emily Reynolds (rhythm guitar), and stand-up bass man Duane Webster. Bill and Emily have performed Gypsy Jazz and American Swing... Read More

Boulder Flashback 2014 ~ Back In The Days When I Used A Record Player…

February 20th, 2022

Music is accessible in so many ways now in 2014, and it is honestly a wonderful phenomenon thanks to technology. However, a large majority of people my age or younger are not too familiar with a wonderful piece of equipment known as a record player, or by its more popular name a turntable. Once you hear a song on vinyl, especially a song you really enjoy, it does not matter what else you have heard it on: it will most likely not compare. The sound of the needle touching a record, the requirement of moving the arm to as close to the edge of the record of possible, and once you catch a whiff of the... Read More

Local Boulder Colorado Musicians – Album of the Month!

January 7th, 2022

Local artists, Peter Sharpe & Jeremy Dion have released a new album — Sharpe & Dion. Enjoy six new songs as well as a blast from the past through your favorite streaming service, including YouTube, Spotify, and Apple Music. Listen Now  Read More

Bouder’s Featured Musician this Weekend: Jeremy Dion

October 9th, 2020

Jeremy Dion of Boulder, CO, basically grew up in the music world, singing and dancing as a young kid and starting piano at just 7 years old. Dion continued to play and sing in high school in choir and musicals, but it was when he turned 18 and was gifted a guitar that he really began dedicating himself to music. Dion returned back to his hometown of Seattle after college with a degree in psychology and a guitar, with no idea what to do with the two. He was introduced to the idea of music therapy and went to grad school to combine the two passions, but ultimately separated them into two different... Read More

Local Spotlight: DJ Lazyeyez

June 28th, 2020

Hello, and welcome to another wonderful, musically inspired article this week! Our interview is with CU Boulder alum and Colorado native DJ Lazyeyez, who has played all over the state and some parts of the country. Without further ado, let’s learn about the skilled musician below:   1. What inspired you to start deejaying, was there a specific song, album, time in your life, etc? I would say my formative years as a teenager and high school formed my love of hip-hop and DJing. There’s a period of time in your adolescence when hanging out with your friends, roaming the streets, and being... Read More

Must See Local Boulder Band Video: The Copper Children

June 16th, 2020

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Featured Artist: Flash Mountain Flood

June 8th, 2020

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

Boulder Uses Music to Fight Through Hard Times – Be Apart of AboutBoulder.com’s Featured Musicians

April 2nd, 2020

ATTENTION BOULDER BANDS, SINGERS, and OTHER MUSIC PRODUCERS, WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU! AboutBoulder.com is excited to announce the Featured Musicians section. Boulder is home to talented artists across many disciplines. For those who have a passion for creating and sharing music, we want to create a place for you! With live music being put on hold due to the current pandemic, AboutBoulder.com’s Featured Musicians section allows you to continue to get exposure from a local audience and share your music! If you are a music creator, or know somebody who writes, sings or produces music in the... Read More

The Top Tier of Telemarketers

July 15th, 2018

“Pictures were made to entertain. If you want to send a message, try Western Union.” That quote was originally attributed to film mogul Samuel Goldwyn.* It proves that, ever since the dawn of the motion picture business, studio heads usually didn’t give a damn about making an artistic statement. They are, as a great American philosopher once said, all about the benjamins. Sometimes that’s cool! Sometimes we just want pure entertainment for a couple of hours, a way to escape from a chaotic and hostile world. We don’t want to think of movies as Art, because we think Art is work. I think... 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

Remembering Bowie in Denver

January 13th, 2016

Just before heading to bed on Sunday night, I read the shocking and sad news: David Bowie had passed. I now have to reckon with the knowledge that the infinite creative artist, the beautiful mythical creature, the timeless/ageless stranger from the cosmos, was also a mortal man. Of course I’ve been listening to my favorite Bowie songs these past few days (including Starman, The Man Who Sold the World, and Modern Love), as well as downloading my gaps in his discography (he made a lot of music). But I’ve also been reading random articles (like the “nobituary” published... Read More

‘Tis The Season…(Poem)

December 6th, 2014

This blog normally talks about concerts that are coming up, albums that should be checked out and listened to multiple times, as well as my passionate interest in the culture of Hip Hop. This time slot is also, however, an entertainment blog and so I would like to do something different yet again with this article entry tonight and try to entertain you. Well, entertain you but also make you think and maybe gain some perspective you may not know but will certainly plant some kind of seeds that grow and give you new thoughts to ponder on. I have been writing for most of my life, and I have been writing... Read More

Societal Issues Reflected in Hip Hop

November 29th, 2014

Music has had numerous periods of time where musicians decided that enough was enough, and they were going to make some kind of wonderful music statement about it. Many people think of Jimmi Hendrix’s National Anthem, the two We Are The World celebrity and recording artist behemoths that were well-intentioned but not that impactful, and of course the Headed For Self-Destruction rap video of the 80s featuring numerous Golden Era emcees that are still considered important to Hip Hop today. Fortunately, we are in a time and age where protest songs are no longer oddities that happen only when... Read More

Welcome Back to the Renaissance

November 21st, 2014

Hello AboutBoulder readers, I’ve been thinking about writing about a topic I’m pretty interested and involved in, so I decided tonight’s post would be on said topic. It is longer than normal, and may have some mature themes in the post, but I am hoping you all enjoy it, and if not at the very least get a new perspective you may have never heard before. Without further ado, it is time for the commencement of what is undoubtedly my biggest passion, Hip Hop. It may not seem like it, but we are honestly in the midst of a Hip Hop Renaissance, version two point zero. Welcome to another... Read More