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The Highest Rated Bar in Boulder you have never heard of

September 23rd, 2022

Recently published Yelp ratings place the Velvet Elk Lounge at the top of the list for best bars in Boulder, Colorado. Velvet Elk Lounge was founded on the desire to create a small, funky, live music venue in Boulder where you could enjoy a proper cocktail while listening to great, local music. Check the calendar for DJ events, open mic nights, dance your pants off parties, and a variety of other happenings when there isn’t a live band. Many Boulder businesses have called this space home, including a Cadillac dealership, a bowling alley, a long-standing travel agency, and now a music and... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day

September 19th, 2022

Meet Nyah ‘The didgeridoo is an extension of my soul, so I suffered when I lost it.” Nyah has a spiritual connection with the beautiful sounding wind instrument, the didgeridoo. Nyah first saw one when she was in elementary school, and was immediately drawn to the sound it made. She didn’t see one again until she was visiting San Francisco and saw one that was beautifully made with mushrooms carved on to look like they were wildly flowing from the base. When Nyah was at Mt. Shasta another time for Shasta Solstice, there was a gathering of people and she came across a man with a didgeridoo... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day – Jack

September 18th, 2022

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

Looking Back: Boulder Beer: Bold Since 1979

September 16th, 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

Why I Love Going to Music Festivals

September 14th, 2022

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

Faces of Boulder – Eric!

August 28th, 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

5 Tips to Save Money Going to a Music Festival

August 19th, 2022

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

Flashback Friday 2017 ~ 24 Years of Avery!

August 2nd, 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 ~ Daelin!

July 26th, 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

Complex Origins of Boulder’s Fox Theatre

July 16th, 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

An Island on the Hill – Boulders Tulagi Bar

July 9th, 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

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

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day – Shelby!

May 31st, 2022

Meet Shelby! “I’ve lived in Boulder for five years now. I studied Environmental Design with an emphasis in Landscape Architecture and a Minor in Studio Arts. This past year I stopped working on my art and now that I’m finally done with school this is one of the things I am most excited for; hanging out in the backyard, listening to music and creating the art that I love.”      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

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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