Wilson Harwood Returns to Colorado For Boulder-In-The-Round & More

By: Hannah Oreskovich

Last year, singer/songwriter Wilson Harwood made the move from Boulder to Nashville after the release of his EP Roll Away The Day. Since then, he’s worked on recording new music and continued touring the US with his solo work.

Wilson Harwood. 

Wilson Harwood. 

This week, Harwood returns to the Colorado music scene on a six show tour, with a stop in Boulder this Wednesday, March 1st for Boulder-In-The-Round at eTown Hall. He will share the stage with Hunter Stone, AJ Fullerton, and Michael Howard. This will be an extra special performance for Harwood at BITR’s new location, as he helped create the event (formerly hosted at Vapor Distillery) with Stone and Theresa Peterson back in 2015.

Said Harwood of the upcoming BITR show, “I’m excited to continue the tradition of performing original music where the focus is on the song without a backing band or stage production.”

Wilson will also be releasing a single on his Colorado run at his Longmont show March 8th at Still Cellars. The new track is called “Rose Petal” and Harwood is stoked to debut it live in his old stomping grounds of Colorado. It’s got a more bluesy vibe at the start than the tunes you may have heard on Harwood’s last record, but it keeps the easy-listening vibes that Harwood has previously been known for.

So make sure to catch this talented singer/songwriter over the next week Colorado! You can peep Harwood’s full tour schedule here, and stay tuned for more music from Wilson on his website.

-Hannah

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Boulder In-The-Round Moves to eTown

By: Claire Woodcock

If you’re in Boulder and find yourself in the music scene circle, you’ve probably already come across Boulder In-The-Round. What began as workshopping sessions for founders Hunter Stone and Theresa Peterson soon morphed into into a monthly concert series hosted by Vapor Distillery.

Boulder In-The-Round at its previous location, Vapor Distillery.

Boulder In-The-Round at its previous location, Vapor Distillery.

This year, Boulder In-The-Round has a new home. eTown Hall will host the concert series that features local artists the first Wednesday of every month. The program showcases four songwriters who take turns performing one song at a time, one after the other.

“We’re bringing a different group to eTown that doesn’t go there regularly,” says Stone, also a singer/songwriter in the community. “Our show has its own following of young music lovers and musicians that we’re going to be able to bring to this really cool venue.”

Hunter Stone.

Hunter Stone.

Boulder In-The-Round’s community presence will be amplified by eTown’s state of the art sound equipment engineered by sound technicians at eTown. Local singer/songwriters will set up in eTown’s cafe for an intimate listening room experience.

“If you enjoy this kind of thing, you’re entering a world where everybody there is interested in music too,” says Theresa Peterson, co-founder of Boulder In-The-Round, and a singer/songwriter herself.

Theresa Peterson.

Theresa Peterson.

eTown syndicates its programming nationally, which means the venue often brings in bigger artists. The folks behind Boulder In-The-Round are providing local artists with access and opportunity to state of the art equipment and a larger listening base.

“Having Boulder In-The-Round at eTown opens up the community to who’s coming through, who’s playing when; shows that should be on their radar,” says Stone. “It’s bridging the gap between local and national artists, giving us all a space to grow.”

eTown Cafe, the new home of BITR.

eTown Cafe, the new home of BITR.

Also moving to eTown are the live paintings that Boulder In-The-Round exhibited when they were at the Vapor. Visual artists begin with a blank canvas and the artists create to the beat of the songs. At the end of the night, artists are left with a tangible piece of art from the evening that is sometimes auctioned off to the crowd.

“Art shouldn’t be segregated. Adding that visual aspect to the auditory: seeing someone painting live and seeing what they’re creating in the moment it kind of regulates the growth of the show,” says Stone.  

Mike Tresemer painting at a Boulder In-The-Round.

Mike Tresemer painting at a Boulder In-The-Round.

Boulder In-The-Round’s first night at eTown is tomorrow, January 4 at 7PM in the eTown cafe. On the bill are singer/songwriters Dechen Hawk, Megan Burtt, Monica Marie and Dusty Stray. Live paintings will be produced by local artists Mick Tresemer and Ellen Moershel

Check out a live video performance from a previous Boulder In-The-Round:

“It’s all original music,” says Peterson. “There’s a lot of collaboration that happens too on the spot. A lot of times we’ll have people that just met or have only met a couple times before just playing on each other’s songs all night.”

“The idea of that being recognized by an outside source and [eTown] giving us a chance to brow our show into a different space, that could potentially help us grow a lot,” says Stone. “It feels really good to have that kind of validation. Theresa and I started this with the mentality that if you build it, it will come.”

And Boulder In-The-Round is well on its way. More on this month’s lineup herekeep up with BITR on their Facebook.

-Claire

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Copper Leaf Releases Debut Record 'Lay Awake'

By: Hannah Oreskovich

Boulder indie folk singer/songwriter Sawyer Bernath is Copper Leaf. Though Bernath’s been involved in music for years, his debut release as Copper Leaf just dropped last month. It’s a 16-track album, which Bernath wrote all himself (except for the final track which was a dual effort made with Eric Dorr) and features a long list of talented local musicians.

Listen to Copper Leaf’s debut record Lay Awake:

While some singer/songwriters go for that here-it’s-me-and-my-guitar approach, Copper Leaf’s debut release does not, and believe me, that’s a good thing. Lay Awake is full of beautiful harmonies featuring vocals by Eric Dorr, Liz Berube, Meagan Rudge, Ryan Brasher, and Sydney Miller. It’s also got an entire string quartet, comprised of Andrew Giordano (violin), Joshua Ulrich (violin), Andrew Krimm (viola), and Zachary Reeves (cello).

Of course Bernath’s sometimes earnestly bare and other times subtle and echoey vocals remain at the forefront of every track, but this album showcases some amazing instrumentation too, ranging from complex and pretty string melodies, to smooth horn solos, to steady percussive swings. Bernath has enlisted some major talent in these areas as well, with Bradley Morse (upright bass) and Carl Sorenson (drums and percussion) holding down rhythm and Dave Laub (alto and tenor sax), Eric Dorr (trumpet), Leah Concialdi (bari sax), and Tyler Bentley (trombone) rocking on horns. Jacob Passini (cello) and Theresa Peterson (violin) are also in the mix.

Copper Leaf.

Copper Leaf.

Lay Awake, which was recorded at The Keep Recording, Coupe Studios, and at Bernath’s home, is an impressive debut. The fact that Bernath has employed so much talent for the instrumentation of his first record has us excited for Copper Leaf’s present and future plans.

Give Lay Awake a listen for yourself above, and keep up with this new and talented artist on Copper Leaf’s website.

-Hannah

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The Halloweekend Six: Six Shows to See 10/28 & 10/29

By: Hannah Oreskovich

It’s been a minute Sixers! But we had to give you a Halloweekend guide, so party down at these spots in your best costumes this weekend:

Today (Friday 10/28):

In The Whale EP Release with One Flew West, CITRA, & Loretta Kill at Larimer Lounge in Denver 8PM-Close

In The Whale.

In The Whale.

Denver’s In The Whale have been traveling around the state this month in support of their new EP Quicksand, which you should definitely peep below. Tonight, the rock duo will be blasting the walls at the Larimer in a show of ghoulish delight that screams happy heavy Halloweekend. The always entertaining One Flew West will share the stage for the evening, along with Denver favorite CITRA, and rock duo Loretta Kill. Come dressed as a beardbanger and get ready to party.

Hand your zombie ears over to In The Whale’s new EP Quicksand:

Ben de la Cour, The Heartstring Hunters, Alex Maes, & Theresa Peterson at The Walnut Room in Denver 8PM-Close

Ben de la Cour.

Ben de la Cour.

Denver’s Walnut Room will be full of haunting vocals tonight, ready to launch you into all that is Halloweekend. Folk artist Ben de la Cour will headline the evening, with opening appearances by Boulder’s The Heartstring Hunters and Theresa Peterson, plus Salida’s Alex Maes. Sounds like a chilling good time to us.

Give Ben de la Cour’s Midnight in Havana a deep, dark listen:

Whiskey Autumn’s Halloween Bash at The No Name Bar in Boulder 10PM-Close

Whiskey Autumn.

Whiskey Autumn.

Boulder’s Whiskey Autumn are holding down our favorite Boulder joint tonight, where rumor has it the vibes of legends past will make eerie appearances, including our favorite grunge god Kurt Cobain. The winds have whispered something about Prince too. Roll over and dance with this indie pop rock trio while you sip on all your favorite spirits…

Get your creepy carnival on with Whiskey Autumn’s “Coney Island” video from CPR:

Tomorrow (Saturday 10/29):

The Great Halloween Pumpkin Bash Block Party at Deviant Spirits in Boulder 630PM-Close

Kronen Band.

Kronen Band.

Deviant Spirits Distillery is hosting one trick or treatful celebration tomorrow night with J Wells Brewery, Rowdy Mermaid Kombucha, and The French Twist Food Truck. The music planned is equally sweet, with performances by Last Minute Blues Band, Kronen Band, and Emmanuel Dali on the books. Who needs candy when you can brews?

The visuals in Kronen Band’s “Artfully Answered” will get your Halloweekend tripppin’:

Ultraween6 Presents: Bud Bronson & The Good Timers, The Velveteers, & DJ E-Trane at Azatlan Theater in Denver

BBGT.

BBGT.

Our friends over at Ultra5280 are throwing a massively cool monster bash this Halloweekend. Performances by Bud Bronson & The Good Timers, The Velveteers, and DJ E-Trane will melt you. And if you roll VIP (which why not, Halloweenie?) there is a fashion show, goodies, a meet and greet, and more. Get other details plus tickets right here to party at this Denver haunt.

Rock your skulls out to Bud Bronson & The Good Timers’ Fantasy Machine:

Tenth Mountain Division’s Boogie Nights Halloween with Guerilla Fanfare at The Lazy Dog in Boulder 10PM-Close

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Mustaches have been grown, extremely tight pants will be worn, and Boulder’s Tenth Mountain Division will be throwing one crazy ski rock party at The Lazy Dog tomorrow night. Guerilla Fanfare will join the crew on horns for the Boogie Nights-themed bash, which will feature music from the iconic film and a number of the band’s originals. Feast on that.

Boogie down to TMD’s “Storm of the Century”:

Can’t wait to creep with you Colorado! Happy Halloweekend!

-Hannah

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The Weekend Six: Six Shows to See 02/26 & 02/27

By: Hannah Oreskovich

Picks! Picks! Here they are yo:

Today (Friday 02/26):

Analog Son featuring Jason Hann with The Pamlico Sound at The Fox Theatre in Boulder 8PM-Close


Denver’s funky duo Analog Son will rock your socks at The Fox tonight with Jason Hann (String Cheese Incident) and other special guests. And Boulder’s The Pamlico Sound will open this magical show, a spot they had to compete for in a recent Battle of the Bands contest. Go get baptized by all these talented funkadelics, and if you’re in Denver, catch both acts at Ophelia’s tomorrow night. Or be a rockstar and see both shows! What a sweet start to the weekend- get tickets to tonight’s performance here.

Listen to Analog Son’s “Shady Nights”:

Jaden Carlson and Friends Birthday Celebration at The Lazy Dog in Boulder 10PM-Close

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Earlier this week, we dropped a sweet feature on Jaden Carlson and her headlining set at The LD tonight. Did we mention Jaden is 15 and has played with Michael Franti and SpearheadThe Revivalists, John Popper, and Blues Traveler? We might have, but you know what? This lady is insanely talented so it’s worth mentioning again! Come celebrate her birthday- she’s sharing the stage with musicians from TAUK, Eminence Ensemble, Lady and the Gentleman, The Drunken Hearts, Mama Magnolia, the Jacob Larson Band, and more. Get to her gig!

Listen to The Jaden Carlson Band’s album Polychromatic:

The Alcapones at Conor O’Neill’s Irish Pub in Boulder 10PM-Close

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Reggae/ska six-piece The Alcapones will take the Conor’s stage this evening. Formed on the Front Range, they “bring a new-school feel to what was made popular in Jamaica in the 1960s”. Righteous. The band plans to make you dance alllll night, so come by and get down. And grab an Irish brew while you’re at it!

Listen to their song “Molotov Dub”:

Tomorrow (Saturday 02/27):

Antonio Lopez CD Release Show at Swallow Hill Music in Denver 8PM-Close

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We just brought you a feature on Antonio Lopez’s Cloud 9000: Vol. 2: The Alamosa EP when it hit the interwebs a couple of days ago. And now it’s time for the release parties! The first one is tomorrow evening at Tuft Theatre at Swallow Hill in Denver. Get your tickets before they’re gone and celebrate with Lopez and opener Theresa Peterson. These two talents are going to put on one awesome show!

Listen to Cloud 9000: Vol. 2: The Alamosa EP:

ASA Martin, Ludlow, Patrick the Pirate, The Real Lyin’ Rohr, & Crust-E the Katt at The Forge in Boulder 630PM-Close

Look- we could give you the info on all of these awesome acts, but half of the fun of walking into a Forge show is not knowing what the h*ll is going on. So we’re not going to. If you just really have to know more, check out the event page right here and preview the bands.

And you know what, here’s ASA Martin’s new EP for your curious listening pleasure:

Anna Englander Trio at Johnny’s Cigar Bar 9PM-Close


Cozy up to some jazz, some bourbon, and a stranger at tonight’s Johnny’s show. Why? Because it’s fun. Anna Englander, Adam Sammakia, and Alex Heffron will light your jazz fire. And Johnny will light your cigar (only in the back room, of course). Read more about the event here.

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PS: This week, our Sunday partnership with Green Light Radio and Streetside Productions will feature a track by Denver’s Miles Wide! The trio released their new EP this week, The Kindness of Strangers, and they’re throwing a release party next weekend. So tune in Sunday to any of the Colorado Community Network Radio Stations here (95.3 or 95.5 Boulder) or stream Green Light between 9-10PM to listen to Miles Wide’s new song “California”!

Thanks Boulder- see you around!

-Hannah

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Antonio Lopez Just Dropped New Music- Listen to "Cloud 9000: Vol.2: The Alamosa EP"

By: Hannah Oreskovich

Antonio Lopez's newest EP will put you in one easy-listening mood.

Antonio Lopez.

Antonio Lopez.

Local singer/songwriter Antonio Lopez dropped the second volume in his Cloud 9000 project yesterday, titled Cloud 9000: Vol. 2: The Alamosa EP. Lopez dropped his first EP in this eventual trio series back in 2011, which you may remember as Cloud 9000: Vol.1: The Minneapolis EP. For Lopez, each chapter (or EP) in the project is the chance to work in and reflect on a place that has inspired this Colorado songsmith.

So it was no surprise that for the recording of Cloud 9000: Vol. 2: The Alamosa EP, Lopez made his way back to his hometown of Alamosa, where he worked on the EP with the musical mentors of his youth. Said Lopez, “Growing up in that type of rural environment was invigorating as a boy seeking adventure and also as a young musician. Sure, there wasn’t [a] ton of live music happening every night of the week, but that just left me more time to hang out in my bedroom jamming along to Red Hot Chili Pepper records.”

Listen to Cloud 9000: Vol. 2: The Alamosa EP:

But the songs on this EP don't just reflect on Lopez’s childhood; they’re also inspired by his time at Adams State University, where he double majored in guitar performance and music composition. His time at university is what Lopez describes as a “pivotal point in my musical evolution.” Said Lopez, “After each lesson with my composition professor Matthew Schildt, I felt like a kid who [had] just received a new box of Legos. I’d go home and try and build something cool utilizing what I [had] just learned.” It made sense then that Schildt, along with musicians Don Richmond, Don Conoscenti and James W. Doyle, were the core team of musical mentors that Lopez worked with on his newest EP.

This week, Lopez will actually have two chances for you to celebrate his release with him. The first is at Tuft Theatre at Swallow Hill this Saturday at 8PM. Boulder-in-the-Round creator and singer/songwriter Theresa Peterson will open the show. The second party will be held at Still Cellars next Thursday at 7PM. For that show, Wilson Harwood (who just released new material himeself), will share the stage as opening act.

When asked about the inspiration behind Cloud 9000: Vol. 2: The Alamosa EP, Lopez told us, “This collection of songs is my farewell to the past. While I have cherished memories from those days, there are also some I'd rather not mention. This EP brings closure to that chapter of my life.”

So make sure to celebrate beginnings and endings with this talented local artist this weekend and next week! More information on both shows can be found here.

-Hannah

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Hit Up Boulder-in-the-Round's 1st Anniversary Showcase Tonight!

By: Hannah Oreskovich

BITR has been at it for a year and it's time to celebrate. 

Vapor Distillery. Photo Credit:   Hannah Oreskovich

Vapor Distillery. Photo Credit: Hannah Oreskovich

On the first Wednesday of every month, you can hear some sweet sounds behind the garage door of Vapor Distillery. And who’s been bringin’ them to yah? Boulder-in-the-Round! And while tonight is the first Wednesday of the month, it also happens to be just a little bit more than that for BITR: It’s their 1st Anniversary Showcase!

We caught up with BITR’s organizers this week to ask them about hitting the one-year mark of their monthly tradition. Said Hunter Stone, “We are both so excited to be celebrating the anniversary show. We’ve had so much support from the community in the past year. We’re thankful to have met and hosted so many great musicians and fostered connections between artists and fans, while helping build a creative culture for songwriting in our community.” Added Theresa Peterson, “I’ve watched [Boulder-in-the-Round] connect people to each other and to local, original music. It’s been awesome to watch that community grow. We can’t wait to celebrate and to see what year two has in store!”

So who’s playing tonight’s anniversary party?

All four acts this evening happen to be Boulder based: folk/pop mountain dulcimer player Eric Elliott, soul/jazz guitarist, pianist, and vocalist Dechen Hawk, rock/blues guitarist and vocalist Hunter Stone, and folk guitarist, vocalist, and one part of Monocle’s Bill Huston.

The style of any Boulder-in-the-Round event is to have four badass musicians lined up on stage who then take turns playing songs. Sometimes they’ll jam together; sometimes they roll solo. Either way, they’re always so talented that you don’t really care what they’re doing- you just wanna listen. Wanting a lil taste of each artist? Lucky for you, we’ve put together a playlist for your eyes and ears here:

Eric Elliott:

Dechen Hawk:

Hunter Stone:

Bill Huston with Monocle:

Go celebrate Boulder’s awesome music community at Boulder-in-the-Round’s 1st Anniversary Showcase tonight! See you there.

-Hannah

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The Weekend Six VIDEO EDITION: Six Shows to See 11/20, 11/21, & 11/22

By: Hannah Oreskovich

Weekend! Weekend! Let’s go to these shows:

Today (Friday, 11/20)

Paul Kimbiris and The Dark Side of Pearl Concert at the Chautauqua Community House 7PM-9PM

Joined by the talents of cellist Philip Parker, percussionist Leor Manelis, keyboardist Danny Rankin, and vocalist Beth Preston, tonight is one of Paul Kimbiris’ last shows of the season. Kimbiris and these powerful players will be performing a number of songs off of his album, “The Dark Side of Pearl.” Though it’s a bit softer than what you saw with Kimbiris' project BLVD at TFS, it sure sounds like the cozy type of night we want to be a part of. There are only a few tickets left, so get yours here. PS: Say hi to Paul’s mom, and wear a nice shirt.

Watch Paul performing for CPR OpenAir here:

Ben Hanna & the Knighthawks, Whiskey Autumn, & Hunter Stone at Shine Gathering Place 730pm-Close

Get ready for Ben Hanna to electrify an entire room once again kids! We were crazy for Hanna’s performance at TFS and we can’t wait to see what he’s got up his sleeve tonight. The show is only $5 and Whiskey Autumn and Hunter Stone will be opening things up, making for an overall tasty lineup. Word on the street is Whiskey Autumn is dropping a new single soon; yum. Anddd we caught up with Stone earlier this week before his rehearsal for tonight’s show so we can tell you, it’s gonna be a good one. Leggo.

Watch a Ben Hanna original right hurr:

Funky Friday at The Armoury featuring Vance Romanca, Amoramora, & Booster 8PM-Close

Vance Romance. 

Vance Romance. 

Head on down to the Larimer part of town tonight in the D and catch this funky fresh lineup at The Armoury. Rumor has it that tonight is Vance Romance’s last show for awhile, so catch it while you can. Plussss Boulder bands Amoramora and Booster will be kickin’ thangs off! The place is gonna be straight groovin’. Peep the set times here and head out.

Already ready to funk? Peep Booster’s “Slinky” vid here:

Augustus at Gold Hill Inn 9PM-Close

Augustus.

Augustus.

Augustus is making their Gold Hill Inn debut tonight and it's gonna be a party!! It's only $7 at the door and the Boulder rock trio is even setting up rides for fans and friends on their FB event page here. Head for the hills with these boys- the mountain views + their rockin' tunes will be well worth it.

Watch an Augustus video here:

Tomorrow (Saturday, 11/21)

KUNC Presents: Yawpers Album Release Party at the Hi-Dive 8PM-Close

Now that looks like rock'n'roll. Photo Credit:  Kirsten Cohen

Now that looks like rock'n'roll. Photo Credit: Kirsten Cohen

The only way you’re lucky enough to check out this one is if you already bought your tix friends because it’s SOLD OUT. Which isn’t totally surprising since Boulder--->Denver--->Bloodshot Records band The Yawpers are hanging out at home for the release of their newest album “American Man.” They’ve got quite a badass tour schedule, which you can peep here. So here’s to hoping you’re one of the lucky few shotgunning beers with these good ol’ American boys tonight.

And whether you’re headed to the show or not, watch The Yawpers “Doing it Right”:

The Next Day (Sunday, 11/22)

The Lovebirds and Theresa Peterson at Vapor Distillery 7PM-9PM

Lady projects + Vapored libations= All good things.” That’s what’s up with Sunday’s gig at Vapor Distillery. San Diego duo Veronica May & Lindsay White are The Lovebirds and they’re going to be bringing some “folk that pops” to you Boulder. Local staple and Boulder-in-the-Round creator Theresa Peterson will be opening the show. So go check out all three of these lovely ladies! It’s going to be a great end to the weekend.

Check out The Lovebirds “UNI” here:

So many killer shows. See you out there Boulder!

-Hannah

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The Weekend Six: Six Shows to See This Hallo-weekend!

By: Hannah Oreskovich

It’s time for Hallo-weekend!! Let’s do this:

Today (Friday, 10/30)

Haunted Fest Rage Time.

Haunted Fest Rage Time.

CU’s Haunted Fest at Balch Fieldhouse 8PM-???

We’ll be covering press tonight at Program Council’s Haunted Fest! Come hang with us in your costumes and let’s rage with Porter Robinson, Sound Remedy, Minnesota,Exmag, and Ananda. Two tiers of tickets have already sold out, but whether you’re a student or not, you can still get tix here. And in the meantime, we’ve put together a playlist to get you pumped for the show. Listen to it here.

Booster.

Booster.

Booster Halloween Extravaganza at Under The Sun 9PM-Close

If you didn’t already see our feature on Booster this week, you better read it here. These guys are kickin’ it tonight at Under The Sun with a costume contest + free prizes. Drummer Mike Lehman promises “it’s going to be EPIC.” We can’t wait to go groove with them! They’ve been working on a Funk Opera. Let’s go.

Band of Lovers.

Band of Lovers.

Theresa Peterson & Band of Lovers at Johnny’s Cigar Bar 9PM-Close

Band of Lovers are passing through town this Halloweekend and Boulder’s own Theresa Peterson will be playing an awesome show with them tonight! Head over to Johnny’s for a nice glass of whiskey and some great folk pop sounds. Don’t forget to wear your costume! It’s gonna be a trick or treatingly fun performance.

it's midnight.

it's midnight.

The Midnight Strange at The No Name Bar 10PM-Close

There have been many rumors circulating on tonight’s show behind the big brown door. Zombies, Jim Morrison’s hologram, and possibly even some of the members of The Almond Butters have been rumored to be there. What are you in for? We don’t know. But it’s bound to be a ghoulish time.

Tomorrow (Saturday, 10/31)

the masked men of augustus.

the masked men of augustus.

Huge Haunted Halloween Hootenanny at Studio 700 8PM-Close

There are two bands gracing the Studio 700 space tomorrow in full costumed glory: Boulder’s Augustus and Hunter Stone & The Grumpy ol’ Man. There will be a costume contest, and for $5 you can booze all night with all proceeds supporting Studio 700 and both bands. Sounds like a seriously good time! Roll out.

the whiskey boys.

the whiskey boys.

Whiskey Autumn at The No Name Bar 10PM-Close

The Whiskey Autumn boys are back at The No Name Bar tomorrow night and rumored to be bringing the Mario Bros. to the stage. They’ll fight off Goombas and Koopa Troopas with guitars and Matty Schelling’s Octapad. Get out the way! Head to the bar on your Hill-hopping journey for a hauntingly good performance. Never a cover; always a good time.

See you around Halloweenies.

-Hannah

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Wednesday Special: Boulder-in-the-Round is tonight & Wilson Harwood just dropped a new single.

By: Hannah Oreskovich

A little news for your humpday.

Hey Boulder! We’ve missed you! We took off a few days of bringing you content in order to begin organizing something pretty awesome: Our first Fall Music Showcase! We’re super excited to be working with different local artists to bring you an event full of great music, tasty drinks, door prizes, Polaroids, and more! In the meantime, we’re back! And here are a few things we think you should check out since the last time we chatted:

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Tonight is Boulder-in-the-Round October Style! This is an event we really love hosted by people we really dig (Theresa Peterson, Wilson Harwood, Hunter Stone), so it’s a winning combo all around. Basically, a group of local musicians take turns playing songs at Vapor Distillery from 7-10PM and it’s a tasty time. Harwood is actually playing in tonight’s round, along with Colin Robinson, A.J. Fullerton, and Samantha Emmitt (½ of sister duo Samsara). Go check it out!

Second, we want to give a special shout out to Boulder singer/songwriter Wilson Harwood for more than just his upcoming performance in The Round tonight. Harwood actually released a new single this week! It’s called “Saturated in Sunshine,” and after the last few rainy days Boulder, it’s feeling pretty nice to jam this one out with some real rays. You can listen to it (and buy it!) here. You can also learn more about his upcoming single release party this weekend here. Or go see him tonight at the BITR!

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A couple of other events for tonight: Shine Gathering Place is having a music benefit for The Malala Fund with Latlaus Sky & Von Disco, which you can learn more about here. Whiskey Autumn plays the Pearl Street Pub 10PM-Close. And Conor O’Neill’s is hosting an Open Bluegrass Pick.

It feels good to be back Boulder. Stay tuned for more music news, and our upcoming buzzzzzzzz on our Fall Music Showcase!

-Hannah

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The Seven Shows to See If You're Not Going to The UMS This Weekend

By: Hannah Oreskovich

The UMS is arguably the biggest thing happening in Colorado music this weekend. But if you aren’t throwing your hands up down in Denver, these are the seven shows to see near the Boulder bubble this weekend:

Tonight (Friday 07/24):

Theresa Peterson & Hunter Stone at Vindication Brewing 530-9PM

These two Boulder-based singer songwriters are behind the monthly Boulder-in-the-Round event at Vapor Distillery. We covered it back in June here. Aside from that, both of them are super talented solo artists. In recent months, they’ve been collaborating together, so this is a performance that is worth checking out. Head on over after work!

Augustus at The Roost 6PM-Close

Augustus recently dropped their EP Into Frames and are planning a release show next month. But if you want to hear their latest songs live before their party takes over Pearl in August, then roll to The Roost and give them a listen.

That's one Cold River.

That's one Cold River.

Cold River Autumn at The No Name Bar 10PM-Close

Boulder-based Cold River City, who are incidentally also on The UMS lineup this weekend, have some members playing a show here tonight with guest drummer Matty Schelling from Whiskey Autumn. In a super-group formation of sorts, the sounds from behind the brown door are bound to be awesome. Be sure to stop in!

Tomorrow (Saturday 07/25):

Danny Shafer at Oskar Blues CyclHOPS 730PM-Close

Danny is a big name in Colorado music. It’s probably harder to find a night that he isn’t playing music than one that he is. He’s played just about every venue around the state, and he always puts on a great show. He occasionally brings along talented friends to share the stage, so make the drive here to see what he has in store for this performance!

Da Z Boys.

Da Z Boys.

Zolopht at Oskar Blues Homemade Liquids and Solids 830PM-Close

Are you one of those classic Coloradans who loves reggae, blues, rock, and bluegrass combined into one sound? Then this band is for you! The Zolopht boys hail from Grand Junction, CO and are currently playing a number of shows around these parts. We’ve been seeing their name a lot recently, so we checked out their dancy beats, which you can listen to here. Go peep their show!

Bonnis.

Bonnis.

Andrew Bonnis at The No Name Bar 10PM-Close

Bonnis is a Boulder-based musician of many talents. He is an amazing solo performer, but has also been in a number of successful group projects. Most recently, he’s been playing guitar in Nederland’s Gipsy Moon band, but this is your chance to see what he has up his sleeve solo. He won’t disappoint, so check him out!

Whiskey Autumn at Conor O’Neill’s 1030PM-Close

Rumor has it that Whiskey Autumn are currently back in the studio working on a new project. Maybe they’ll surprise you with a hint of what they’re up to at this show, so it’s one you don’t want to miss! Go dance with these boys! 

-Hannah

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Boulder-in-the-Round Event Showcases Local Singer/Songwriters

By: Hannah Oreskovich

Boulder-in-the-Round is bringing the local singer/songwriter community together the first Wednesday of every month.

Were it not for the giant black letters above the corner garage entrance tugging at your curiosity from the otherwise industrial-looking parking lot, you might miss the Vapor Distillery in East Boulder. When you enter, there are a couple of red, oversized booths to the right, a few tables down the center, and black and red seats along an L-shaped bar to the left. Gin, an arrosta coffee liqueur, and a pumpkin cordial are just some of the delights you browse on the menu to sip before the show begins. You’re there for Vapor’s Boulder-in-the-Round event.

Vapor Distillery. Photo Credit:  Hannah Oreskovich

Vapor Distillery. Photo Credit: Hannah Oreskovich

The Boulder-in-the-Round is a monthly gathering put on by Boulder musicians Theresa Peterson, Hunter Stone, and Wilson Harwood. For each BITR, this trio invites four local musicians to play. The artists sit in a row near the garage entrance of Vapor and play original songs, one after the other. When they get to the fourth person, it goes back to the first artist and another round begins. The format is a refreshing break from the traditional open-mics around town, and Theresa credits the "round" idea to Hunter, though she is the force driving the monthly production.

“It’s something he picked up back East!” she smiles. “Originally we were playing at Hunter’s house and were inviting people over monthly and then things with the venue sort of fell into place. We’ve been having these since December. It’s great! It’s an excuse for me to gush to local musicians and be like ‘I love what you’re doing but I also have something to offer you!’” 

Tonight, you’re watching Emily Shreve, Eric Elliott, Antonio Lopez& actually Theresa, who hasn’t played in a round since they started this event.

Ready in the Round. (Emily, Eric, Theresa, & Antonio) Photo Credit:   Hannah Oreskovich

Ready in the Round. (Emily, Eric, Theresa, & Antonio) Photo Credit: Hannah Oreskovich

Emily: This girl has some power in her pipes. She’s up first in the round and is on piano with a commanding presence. Her melodies are dreamy behind her low-toned, sultry vocals. She’s from Denver and is self-described as intellipop, a genre categorized by ‘pop structures and lyrical smarts’ represented in bands like Alt-J and Django Django. She builds crescendo swells on the keys that lead you into her musing lyrics and just when they sound the most forceful, she lets them fall faintly into a soft silence. Awesome.

Eric: Eric’s next & is switching things up with his Appalachian dulcimer. I dig this. Eric is more folky, cradled in the mountain roots of his instrument. He powerfully plucks away, holding the dulcimer as if it’s an extension of himself. It’s entertaining enough just to watch him play, but on top of this, you realize his choruses are Americana-catchy when you have a moment to stop watching his fingers. Lucky for you, he’s Boulder based so the chances of catching a live show are in your favor.

Shreve on keys. Photo Credit:   Hannah Oreskovich

Shreve on keys. Photo Credit: Hannah Oreskovich

Theresa: Theresa (also Boulder based) is third in the round on guitar. Her voice is clear, bright, and flows through the air with a gentle but persuasive pull. One of the most powerful moments of the night is when Theresa plays her waltzy “Sing Me to Sleep”. Slowly, the bar mellows into a hush and is eventually silent halfway through the piece, intently focused on her drowsy, whirling lullaby-like sound. It’s beautiful. Watching everyone remain quietly present in her playing is a testament to her talent.

Antonio: Antonio resides in Longmont, CO and wraps up each round for these Front Range artists. He calls himself a “small town, big soul songwriter” and this rings true most in his song “Cloud 9000”. It's a song that you would listen to on a Sunday morning drive through Sunshine Canyon, or at dusk on a summer night cracking beers with friends around a campfire. His lyrics find home in the simple life of small town living (he’s even got a track titled “Simple Life”) backed by soft guitar strumming for an overall easy-listening energy.

Speed. Photo Credit:   Hannah Oreskovich

Speed. Photo Credit: Hannah Oreskovich

After seven or eight rounds, the night winds down and you finish your gin. You chat with Theresa, Hunter, and Wilson, who are great hosts and make you feel welcomed and a part of their event (and who by the way have a gig coming up together where awesome harmonies and Stone on a ukulele have been promised). You walk out of the garage and down the ramp to you car until next month, when a new set of artists will bring you into their individual music worlds one after the other, again and again. Boulder-in-the-Round.

Keep an eye out for the next Boulder-in-the-Round here.

-Hannah

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All photos, videos, and embedded tracks per the artists featured and those credited. This feature was edited for brevity and clarity by BolderBeat.