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Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

September 15th, 2020

 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

5 Boulder Musicians You Should Know

September 12th, 2020

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 – The Flatland Harmony Experiment

September 10th, 2020

    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

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

September 2nd, 2020

“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

Complex Origins of Boulder’s Fox Theatre

August 22nd, 2020

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

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

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

Featured Artist: Wonderlic

June 20th, 2020

  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

Must See Local Boulder Band Video: The Copper Children

June 16th, 2020

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Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

June 11th, 2020

  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

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

An Island on the Hill

May 11th, 2020

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!

May 10th, 2020

“A musician, a poet, and a young man searching for his life.” To escape the “Meth heads and Mormons” of Missouri, Pier came to Boulder in search of fabled beautiful scenery and a lot of enlightened people. While he found this to be true, he also found that there is a level of pretentiousness that comes with the amount of money some people have here. There’s a huge focus on arts in Boulder that he falls right into. He primarily plays guitar, but is the master of all things strung, like the ukulele and bass. But he’s a “lyricist above all else”. He’s always had an affinity for... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Jack

March 27th, 2020

Jack started playing the piano at four years old inspired by his two older sisters. Now, he goes to CU Boulder and studies music composition. He plays a little bit of a lot of things, but focuses on vocals and the piano. He hopes to either do film scoring, or possibly tour with a rock band after he graduates. Jack performs on Pearl Street occasionally. He loves doing this because it’s “a great way to connect with people is through music because there is no barrier between the musician and the audience.” Jack is about to record an album, and is going to host a release party in... Read More

Frozen Dead Guy Days Survival Guide

March 4th, 2020

FDGD is USA Today’s #5 Cultural festival in the country as of 2015. With a Facebook following around 12k and an annual turnout that consumes 50k in merchandise, 100 kegs, 100 cases of beer, and 9k in liquor drinks, things can get wild. 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 2016’s FDGD to find out: “I’m from Kansas and my buddies in Colorado said I had to cone this year. They told me... Read More

Yoga On The Rocks: Take Your Practice To The Next Level

August 16th, 2019

They stand, side by side, towering 300 feet over practitioners below. The iconic red sandstone walls ricocheting sound from the front of the stage where the DJ is playing, as more than 2,000 people raise their hands above their heads before bowing to fold forward. With the early morning sun rising, slowly warming the amphitheater, students eagerly follow commands from the instructor—the conductor of the experience. “Inhale to upward dog, exhale to downward dog. Step to the front of the mat. Inhale to halfway lift, exhale to fold. Repeat.” It’s a steady mixture of sweat, breathing, and movement.... Read More

Rolling Stones Coming to Colorado

August 9th, 2019

The Rolling Stones: 2019 No Filter tour is coming to Denver Saturday, August 10th at Broncos Stadium. Tickets start at $125 and go up to nearly $2,000 if you want to get up close and personal with the band. The band was originally scheduled to play in May, but had to postpone due to medical issues from Mick Jagger. Denver-based band Nathaniel Rateliff and The Night Sweats will be opening for the Rolling Stones. Front runner Mick Jagger seem to be ready for the tour, as seen by his Instagram post in May. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Mick Jagger... Read More

ARISE: A Transformative Colorado Festival of Yoga and Music

August 9th, 2019

Community and healing: those are the words that come to mind when partaking in your first yoga-music festival. For anybody that’s been to ARISE before, they’ll likely know what I’m talking about. Nestled between the rolling green foothills of Loveland, Colorado is Sunrise Ranch—an ideal location for an event such as this. Whether you come predominately for the yoga or the music alone, you’ll get a wide variety in both realms. From folk, funk, and electronic to vinyasa flow and AcroYoga, there’s a plethora of activities to choose from over the course of three days. What’s unique about... Read More

Why I Love Going to Music Festivals

July 20th, 2019

I recently developed a love for music festivals! I share a deep love for the experience of a music festival, as it’s like nothing else I’ve seen. It feels like an EXPERIENCE over just another concert, hangout, etc. I love them for the way they bond us with others and create a sense of belonging. Here are some of the reasons I love them and why you should try going to one someday! 1.The Good Energy Every time I’ve been to a festival, the energy has been off the wall amazing. I am a big believer in vibes, and I’ve always felt nothing but good vibes radiating from people at the festival.... Read More

5 Tips to Save Money Going to a Music Festival

June 27th, 2019

It’s summer, which means it’s festival season!!! As in, music festivals! I personally love festival season and went to Electric Forest last year and Bonnaroo this year. Festivals can get pricey, but I was amazed by how much I could save with small money-saving hacks. Yes, you can go to a festival too and not be freaking out about money too! (Trust me, I know. Currently on a barista salary…haha) Look no further for tips to make festival season fun and affordable.   Bring Your Own Food.   This seems like a fairly simple and obvious idea, but planning out what food you bring is... Read More