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Looking Back: Boulder Beer: Bold Since 1979

May 19th, 2022

Founded in 1979, on a farm just northeast of town, Boulder Beer has come a long way since it planted its roots in the Boulder Valley 38 years ago. As Colorado’s First Craft Brewery, Boulder Beer quickly took off, giving beer lovers an extraordinary change. After expanding their product, the brewmasters realized that they needed to expand their space as well, moving to the Pub on Wilderness Place in 1994. There are now two Boulder Beer locations – the one on Wilderness Place, and the other just off the Pearl Street Mall on Walnut. The Pub on Wilderness has to be my favorite location,... Read More

An Island on the Hill – Boulders Tulagi Bar

May 15th, 2022

Through a combination of nostalgia and legend, some pieces of Boulder never fully disappear. Maybe the best example was an ordinary building in the middle of the Hill known as Tulagi. On walking inside, you were hit with the smell of decades of beer being poured, consumed, and spilled. Past the Tiki-ish foyer, you were deposited into the venue, with an open dance floor as simple as the stage at its head. On either side were raised sitting areas with built-in benches and stacked-stone walls, under-lit to give the feel of a cavern-come-club. Surrounding was a mural with various scenes—all sun-drenched... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day ~ Austin!

May 5th, 2022

  Austin is currently studying aerospace engineering at CU Boulder and dreams of becoming an astronaut in the next twenty years. He’s three years deep in his studies and his passion for engineering has only grown. He decided to leave his small town Tecumseh, Michigan to attend such a highly regarded university. He said he wanted to go somewhere new and do something important. Austin enjoys hiking, snowboarding, soccer, and making music. He has his own Soundcloud account and has been releasing music for five years. He started making beats around the age of fifteen in his parents’ basement.... Read More

Complex Origins of Boulder’s Fox Theatre

April 30th, 2022

The grand red sign and huge white marquee of Boulder’s Fox Theatre give the building a sense of purpose and permanence. This strong identity boldly contrasts the complex and confusing history of the building itself. This nearly 90 year old space has housed vaudeville acts, a cafe, and a other interesting things in between. The building sitting at 1135 13th Street on The Hill was constructed in 1926 by Adrian G. Diez, but was first owned a Mr. William Beach. Beach sold the building to Diez in 1926, and the building changed hands no less than 8 times to become what it is today. Its first... Read More

5 Boulder Musicians You Should Know

March 29th, 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

Faces of Boulder – Eric: “His teachers suggested practicing on the infamous Pearl Street”

March 23rd, 2022

Have you seen Eric around before? No, you haven’t because last Monday was the first time Eric had ever been to Boulder. Eric comes from a small town in Colorado and currently lives in Denver but he decided to come up and visit a friend in Boulder. The first thing that he did? Come to pearl street and play his heart out. Eric is taking some classes on preforming and one of his teachers suggested practicing on the infamous Pearl Street. So, instead of running the chance of bothering his friend by playing in his apartment, he stands in front of a modest crowd and belts to his hearts content.... Read More

Faces of Boulder- Pic of the Day ~ Daelin!

March 20th, 2022

Meet Daelin!  Daelin was inspired to pursue music education after having great teacher’s of his own. “Music is a big deal to me,” he says, “it would be cool to be that person that teaches other people their own music.” He is currently saving up to attend CU Boulder to continue his passion and beautiful talent while teaching others the art of music.  Read More

Faces of Boulder ~ Pic of the Day – Eva!

March 19th, 2022

Eva is on her first week of a long journey. She plans to travel to Boston, and perform on her way to pay for gas. She plays four instruments: fiddle, ukulele, banjo and guitar. “I was born into playing music. My family all plays different instruments, and I guess I just took after them,” Eva said about how she got into music. Eva has traveled before, and claims her favorite places are Boulder and Helena. She started traveling because she wanted to meet new people and see new places. Eva is able to make connections with people through music because, “it creates a bridge across... 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

Grab a Coffin and a Turkey, Frozen Dead Guy Days is Here: March 18th – 20th

March 18th, 2022

What on earth are we talking about today? Only the coolest festival in Colorado. Every year thousands gather in Nederland to celebrate our state’s most famous frozen grandpa with games, beer, music, and coffin races! Did we mention most events are free? A little backstory first: Back in 1993 it was discovered that Trygve Bauge and his mother Aud were storing Trygve’s grandfather with dry ice in the shed behind their unfinished house in Nederland. They wanted the body cryonically frozen in the hopes that someday grandpa would be resurrected by future technologies (nanobots, etc.). The... Read More

Frozen Dead Guy Days Survival Guide – March 18th – 20th, 2022

March 17th, 2022

We’re here to help you navigate the festival like a pro and get the most bang for any buck you spend. Many of the best events are free anyway! So why should this festival be on your bucket list? We asked a few people at former FDGD events to find out: “I’m from Kansas and my buddies in Colorado said I had to cone this year. They told me about the grandpa in the Tuff shed. I thought it was hilarious and now we’re heading to the Tuff shed” — Noah “PJ and I come every year. My favorite part is the music, but the Look Alike contest is awesome too. Who doesn’t... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Jared: “Performing is what keeps me alive.. It’s a thrill!”

March 6th, 2022

“Boulder has been on my mind because of its unbeatable and original outdoor beauty. Inspiring because the music I  make has historically and even now come from the mountains. Music bit me like a bug. Performing is what keeps me alive.. It’s a thrill!” Thanks Jared!  Read More

Skiing at Chautauqua Park – 1949

February 22nd, 2022

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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

Flashback 2017 ~ 24 Years of Avery!

February 19th, 2022

Looking for something local to do this Saturday? Celebrate the Avery Brewing Company’s 24th anniversary with some good tunes and plenty of beers. Avery Brewing has been around since it was established in 1993 by Adam Avery and his father, Larry. Their beers have pleased the mouths of locals for years, but now they have spread beyond Boulder. Just when I was living in Boston, I was introduced to what is now my go-to beer, Avery’s White Rascal. They’ve even crossed U.S. borders, selling their Boulder brews in Sweden and Japan! Clearly, there’s a lot to celebrate, so why not... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

September 20th, 2021

“People have been surprised to find out that I’m gay. Is it based on how I talk? How I dress? Some parts of my personality fits into the perceptions of gay men, like caring about dressing ‘nice’… But what does that actually mean? Sometimes I wonder where I fit in. Am I a portrayal of gay culture?… I’m a gamer. I’m a graphic designer. I live for music. I’m a basic nerd. I am me.” -Dean Dean is a graphic designer originally from Alaska.  Read More

Faces of Boulder – The Flatland Harmony Experiment

August 10th, 2021

    Meet the Indianapolis natives, The Flatland Harmony Experiement! This non-traditional blue grass band just got into town this morning and I caught them getting a warm-up set in this afternoon on Pearl Street before their show tonight.  They play at Owsley’s Golden Road on Broadway at 7PM! If you can’t catch them tonight, they play another show, same time same place on Tuesday night! Keep an eye on these guys they have a great sound!  Read More

Check Out Hillary Susz’s New Single: “Pollution”

October 9th, 2020

Good news! Hillary Susz has a new single, just released, and it’s called “Pollution.” The folk music resurgence is still going strong, but you probably haven’t heard a take on this familiar genre like Hillary’s. She’s a formally trained poet, originally from Spokane, Washington, who currently teaches and studies fiction at CU Boulder. With such an extensive writing background, you know that means you’re in for some tightly-spun and surprising lyrics: “Her hands are like pollution / Though not like trash / more like a purple sky / A shiny foil wrapper  / that holds me hold me... Read More

Featured Artist: Envy Alo

October 3rd, 2020

Envy Alo is Kevin Hinder on guitar, Aaron Pettine on keys, and Tyler Gwynn on drums. Aaron and Tyler both play with other outfits, Booster and Tenth Mountain Division respectively, and they commented that playing in a trio brings its own set of unique challenges, but resolved that these challenges are actually a major driver for their creativity. For instance, Kevin covers as much ground on one guitar that would be expected from a lead and rhythm two-guitarist setup, and since they lack a bassist, Aaron takes over that duty from the keys. Naturally, I was ready to make the Ray Manzarek comparison,... Read More

Faces of Boulder: Mark Acito

July 3rd, 2020

Marc Acito is a playwright and librettist best known for his novel How I Paid for College and his collaboration with George Takei on the Broadway musical Allegiance, which addresses the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II. His latest work, “Secrets of the Universe and Other Songs,” will have its world premiere at the Aurora Fox Arts Center, under the direction of Helen R. Murray. The play portrays the friendship of African American vocalist Marian Anderson (Mary Louise Lee) and Jewish physicist Albert Einstein (Jordan Leigh). While Acito currently resides in New York City,... Read More