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R.E.M. Unplugged A Must Have

REM unplugged

After nearly three decades as a recording unit, we finally get a R.E.M. album you can understand the lyrics.  It’s a bit sarcastic of course but the band, that defined college radio in the eighties and nineties, had a reputation

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A Concert Film For and About the Ages

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For years Jonathan Demme’s “Stop Making Sense” has been the standard for concert films. Many have tried but rarely succeeded.  Too often filmmakers try to make too much of the behind the scenes nonsense while others struggle to capture the

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Your Colorado Summer Music Festival Guide

MammothFest

Festivals, festivals everywhere you look another festival. And there is nothing wrong with that.   Each summer the number of music festivals only seems to grow and as long as they are successful, they will continue to enhance. No longer

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The Family Allmans Celebrate 45 Years

Allman Brothers

This year marks the 45th and what many say will be the last year for on of the foundational bands of the southern rock genre The Allman Brothers.   The Allman Brothers were at one time a band made up

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Buffalo Springfield-They’re Worth A Lot

Buffalo Springfield

  Music has bonded people together in community and some say contributed to governmental overthrows or at least an occasional riot. Why else would Russia imprison a band of girls who performed for free outside a church?  Lord knows it

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Campout for A Good Cause

Campout

I had a chance to visit with Scotty Stoughton recently the organizer and all around beast of Campout for the Cause- An annual pilgrimage of music, song and yoga all for a good cause. This year will mark the sixth

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Just How Good Was DEVO?

DEVO

Recently, we lost a visionary when Bob Casale Jr of Devo died. Casale was an integral part of the band that only a few years ago had made an almost invisible yet underappreciated return to rock and roll including a

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Slopes Music Style-Vail’s Live Music week

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Which came first- the snowboarder or their playlist? Each and every participant at this week’s Burton US Open will likely have his or her ‘go to’ tunes.  The music that gets them stoked.  Even in a state where smoking artificial

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Party Rules for Music

Party Music

In high school there were always assignments for parties. You know what I mean.  The one guy in your class who could grow a beard usually had to get the beer.  The girls mostly took charge of the pre-social media

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Should You Go See A Cover Band?

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The Genesis cover band Musical Box recently announced a rare concert date in Denver this March.  This caused quite the heated debate between myself and my dear musical snob Just Plain Bill.   As a lover of live music performed

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