The Weekend Six: Six Shows to See 09/18 & 09/19

By: Hannah Oreskovich

Our weekend picks- get to ‘em:

Today (Friday, 09/18)

Sambadende.

Sambadende.

Sambadende at St. Julien Hotel and Spa 630PM-??

Sambadende are a Boulder-based samba reggae outfit who have been performing Brazilian music together since 2001. They will be breaking beats in the St. Julien lobby on the earlier-side of this evening, so stop in while you’re cruising Pearl for a dance or two.

The Big Brown Door.

The Big Brown Door.

Acoustic Ambush at The No Name Bar 10PM-Close

Sometimes it’s nice to head out for the night and discover surprisingly sweet sounds that you weren’t expecting. The No Name always provides this fix. Who will be in the acoustic ambush tonight? We don’t know, but we know it will be awesome. Go take a peek behind the big brown door.

the Bareface crew. Polaroid:   Hannah Oreskovich

the Bareface crew. Polaroid: Hannah Oreskovich

Bareface and Derang at The Deer Pile 830PM-???

We featured Bareface about a month ago here. We love their grooves, and they’re playing with their friends Derang tonight, who they told us have a “Persian psychedelic” sound. Bareface’s Robert Collins is heading to Ireland soon for a few months, so this is one of your last chances to catch this group before 2016! Don’t miss it! Get to the DP.

Tomorrow (Saturday, 09/19)

Jelly Bread.

Jelly Bread.

Jelly Bread at The Lazy Dog Sports Bar and Grille 10PM-Close  

Jelly Bread are a band from Reno who “blend desert twang with the urban tones of funk and rock.” They’re touring the West this fall and are releasing their next studio album, Here, There, & Everywhere soon. You can preview their music here before you hit the LD.

It's Gonna Be a Late one.

It's Gonna Be a Late one.

Late Night Radio at The Fox Theatre 9PM-Close

Late Night Radio is a Denver-based electronic and hip-hop DJ. He’s jetting off on tour the next couple of weeks, but he’s stopping in Boulder before he heads to the Midwest. You can check out some of his tracks here and the show is only $12. Go shake yo hips with LRD.

Andrew Bonnis at The No Name Bar 10PM-Close

Bonnis is a man of many talents. He can play just about every instrument around, and he will be bringing several with him to The No Name tomorrow night for a great performance. You can listen to some of his work here before you head to the show. We can guarantee people will be dancing.

Another weekend of sweet sounds Boulder! Get out there!

-Hannah

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The Weekend Six: Six Shows to See 08/21 & 08/22

By: Hannah Oreskovich

It’s the weekend. Per usual, here’s your six Boulder:

Today (Friday 08/21)

the polkanauts.

the polkanauts.

The Polkanauts at Bohemian Biergarten 9PM-Close

That’s right Beat kids. Polka. But not just traditional polka. The Denver-based Polkanauts play metal, rock, punk, and surf variations of polka. Curious how this is done? We are too. So check out their show!

Moonwavve at Johnny’s Cigar Bar 9PM-Close

This electronic outfit is one of our Boulder faves. Remember when we wrote about them here? Eason’s voice combined with Warwick’s synth will take you into space. So launch yourself by rolling to Johnny’s tonight! Word on the street is they have a pretzel machine now. Time to nom.

the z boys.

the z boys.

The Zimmermans at Conor O’Neills Traditional Irish Pub 10PM-Close

The Zimmerman boys have been bringing Bob Dylan’s sounds to Boulder ears since 2006. Their covers rock out and as you know, we think Conor’s is always a fun time. Johnny’s and Conor’s are in close proximity, so double dip to both shows for a night full of good tunes.

Tomorrow (Saturday 08/22)

Bareface. polaroid per   the author  .

Bareface. polaroid per the author.

Bareface at Boulder Outdoor Cinema 730PM-Dusk

We just wrote about how much we dig this doo-wop lounge band yesterday. So tomorrow is your chance to lend an ear. They’ll all be dressed in costume for this screening of The Princess Bride, and they’d love it if you grooved with them before the film. So head on over.

G-Nome Project at The Lazy Dog 8PM-Close

G-Nome Project claim to be Israel’s premiere livetronica band and tomorrow they’re making a stop in the B on their tour. They say their sound is “grilled cheese funk at its finest,” so prepare to boogie. Roll down to the LD and check them out.

pettin'.

pettin'.

The Heavy Pets at Owsley’s Golden Road 8PM-Close

Get ready for some heavy petting tomorrow at Owsley’s. This five piece jam band from Florida have been around for a decade, and even played big festivals like Bonnaroo and Wakarusa years ago. So if you couldn’t see them then, or you’re just in the mood to chill at a bar with The Grateful Dead acid bears painted all over it, this one’s for you.

That’s it Boulder! Pick a show and we’ll see you there!

-Hannah

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I Spent Saturday in a Storage Unit with Bareface & It Was Awesome.

By: Hannah Oreskovich

I spent my Saturday night in a storage unit with Boulder band Bareface and it was awesome.

Driving up, the venue appears to be part warehouse, part storage unit. It’s got a garage, it’s got a front door, and everything else around the unit it is dark and quiet. The location is secret, the vibe is relaxed, and I’m told that the music at this spot is always choice. Where am I? Paradime.

The Paradime Steps.

The Paradime Steps.

Paradime is a local DIY venue that, according to one regular, hosts “primarily punk folk bands and solo artists.” When you enter, there’s an old wooden piano to your left and beyond that, a stage. There’s room for dancing and there’s a small kitchen that’s been crafted from scratch: a counter with bar stool seating, a refrigerator, and a back room with more seating and a cut-out window for show-viewing. On the far wall opposite the door, there are steps that take you to a lofted area, and beneath them is a little hallway with a library and a vinyl collection for anyone to peruse and use. The whole place is also dripping with art: canvases, drawings, scribbles. Paradime is wildly independent and beautiful, a true testament to the DIY community’s talent and passion for this space. But sadly, due to lease issues, Paradime is closing its doors soon.

Bareface Grooving Us On Stage.

Bareface Grooving Us On Stage.

Enter Bareface, who played the final Paradime gig last Saturday. Bareface is a Boulder band composed of Will Parkhill (vocals, guitar, and bass), Robert Collins (also vocals, guitar, bass), Rebecca Oliver (vocals, kazoo), Jean du la Monde (vocals, drums), Lee Garrett (banjo, guitar, lap steel), and Emma Mulholland (violin). Parkhill and Collins met in an alchemy class a couple of years ago, started playing music together, and slowly collected members for what is now the current Bareface lineup.

Dancing with Ghosts. 

Dancing with Ghosts. 

Before the five piece started their set Saturday, a couple of solo performers had played the Paradime stage. Neither were exactly dance-worthy and they had driven a good part of the crowd outside. But the minute Bareface opened their set with a couple of jazzy numbers, everyone wandered inside. And by the time they started into their cool rendition of Paul McCartney & Wings’ “Bluebird,” everyone was dancing and laughing. A girl with blue hair grabbed anyone who wasn’t moving and pulled them onto the floor to groove with her. Soon, the whole place was twirling along to Bareface. It was radical.

Balls to the Wind. 

Balls to the Wind. 

After watching Bareface electrify Paradime with their positive, groovy energy, I wanted to know what this doo-wop lounge-group was up to besides playing amazing DIY spots. Parkhill smiled, “Well, to keep on the DIY theme, we’re actually doing a lot of DIY recording- we’re working in the bedrooms and garages of good friends.” And their plans for release? “Sometime this fall!” shouted Jean du le Monde. Bareface also has an upcoming gig that they’re pretty excited about. “We’re playing the Boulder Outdoor Cinema on August 22nd,” Mullholland laughed, "and it’s for The Princess Bride so we’re dressing up!” Sweet.

Collins Kiling It.

Collins Kiling It.

So Boulder, although you might not have the chance anymore to peep a Paradime show, you should definitely check out Bareface. Listen to them here. And keep up with their upcoming events, including this weekend’s show, here.

-Hannah

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The No Name Bar Has Live Music Almost Every Night

By: Hannah Oreskovich

There are always new tunes behind the big brown door.

Like we mentioned in our Laughing Goat feature yesterday, this week we’re trying to bring you local venues where you can find a performance any night of the week. Today, we want to talk to you about a place with no name. I’ve heard people refer to it as “the brown door” or “the secret bar”. It’s a place of many names and none at all: The No Name Bar.

The Door.

The Door.

The No Name is one of our most favorite of all Boulder hangouts. It’s where musicians go to support and be inspired by other musicians. It’s where you go to sip a great glass of whiskey while chatting with other creatives; or sit in silence enjoying the sounds. It’s atmosphere is unlike anywhere else we’ve been in good ‘ol Boulder. It’s arguably the beating heart of the local music scene.

The No Name Bar has three nights of themed music every week. Mondays are Bluegrass, Tuesdays are Swing, and Wednesdays are Jazz. The Boulder Swing Collective often performs on Tuesdays, Fleedami or a cluster of jazz musicians perform Wednesdays, & Mondays are also a variation of skilled instrumentalists bringing you dancey bluegrass jams. So drop in to check one of these out, or pick a night to religiously attend every week. Either way, you’ll always be impressed by the talent here.

Lovin' dat bass Mangrovers.

Lovin' dat bass Mangrovers.

The rest of the week, various bands play the bar. This Thursday is Mitchel Evan and The Mangrove, a folk-rock-americana trio from Boulder. They promise “tasteful harmonies” and “powerful lyrics.” They’re a band we haven’t had the chance to see live yet, but they definitely sound worth checking out.

Friday is the reunion show of Boulder’s Almond Butters band. The Almond Butters are a supergroup of sorts. Their members are all involved in other projects (Moonwavve, Natural Motives, and Bareface), but perform under aliases for this band. So frontman Jebediah Almond will be on bass, Daryl Almond will be tickling the keys, Leo Garetti will hold down lead guitar, and Jean du le Monde will be on drums. Come to the show to uncover their true identities and listen to them bring “outlaw indie, in-law country” and a seriously good time to the bar. Though their shows are few and far between, they always put on a wildly energetic live performance. We’ll be covering their event on Friday and snapping pics, so come dance with us!

The Butter Boys.

The Butter Boys.

Saturday is still TBA, so we will update this article accordingly once announced.

Sundays rarely have music. However, Matty Schelling of Whiskey Autumn bartends Sundays and a conversation with him is as awesome as any band you would roll in to check out. He’s extremely knowledgeable on all things music (truly it’s astonishing), he books all of The No Name music, and he’ll pour you an awesome IPA to sip on while you talk hip-hop influences. Skip church and pay Matty a Sunday visit.

That’s The No Name for the week! We’re featuring a video launch tomorrow, but Thursday we’ll bring you another Nightly Music Venue Feature. Keep groovin’ Boulder.

-Hannah

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