Events

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07/18/14 Kutandara Boulder, Colorado Trident Cafe
Time: 8:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 940 Pearl Street. Venue phone: (303) 443-3133. Kutandara fuses ancient African music traditions with Latin, jazz, gospel, classical, and world folk influences. Our exuberant and hi-energy polyrhythmic performances manage to be innovative and deeply-rooted at the same time. Kutandara Combo is a scaled down version of Kutandara Marimba Experience with Jon Stubbs on bass, kit, vocals, and marimba; Daniel Lockley on bass, kit, mbira, and marimba; Justin Berndt on marimba, vocals, and hosho; Randy McIntosh on marimba and mbira; and Amy Stewart McIntosh on marimba, vocals, and hosho. web: www.kutandaramusic.com fb: www.facebook.com/Kutandara twitter: https://twitter.com/KutandaraMusic
07/19/14 Anthony Leon & The Chain Boulder, Colorado Trident Cafe
Time: 3:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 940 Pearl Street. Venue phone: (303) 443-3133. Anthony Leon & The Chain is a ″Two Steppin′ Head Bangin′″ Alternative Country Rock band in the vein of Old 97s and Uncle Tupelo. Based out of Santa Fe, New Mexico, Anthony Leon & The Chain is described by fans as Rockin′ Honky Tonk with a touch of indie pop. Landing somewhere in between Steve Earle and Social Distortion, Anthony Leon & The Chain are a vigorous and talented group of musicians who lace rock and roll with twang and poetry with angst. Comfortable performing both in intimate venues and on big stages, this four piece turns their passion to sweat when they hit the stage, dripping infectious ‘good time’ energy. Anthony Leon & The Chain has been playing together for over four years in and around New Mexico at such places as The Launchpad and Low Spirits in Albuquerque, Santa Fe Sol and the Cowgirl in Santa Fe among many other venues. Just recently Anthony Leon received a standing ovation for his solo performance to a sold out crowd at the at The Lensic Performance Center in Santa Fe. Anthony Leon & The Chain has released two well received CDs, and are currently recording their third. Anthony Leon & The Chain can be seen on tour throughout summer-fall 2014 in Colorado, New Mexico, and Texas. Anthony Leon & The Chain have been awarded in the Best of Santa Fe for 2011 and 2012 from the Santa Fe Reporter, nominated for 3 best songs in the New Mexico Music Awards, and won the Taos Solar Challenge in 2012. Anthony Leon & The Chain have had the honor to open shows for Billy Joe Shaver, Infamous String Dusters, Reckless Kelly, Lukas Nelson, Roger Clyne and The Peacemakers, The Silent Comedy, and many more. http://www.anthonyleonandthechain.com/epk_altc.html
07/19/14 Peregrine Boulder, Colorado Trident Cafe
Time: 7:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 940 Pearl Street. Venue phone: (303) 443-3133. Peregrine is a trans-idiomatic improvising ensemble based in Denver, CO. Blurring the lines between jazz, post/indie rock, R&B, and electronica, Peregrine plays both original material and an eclectic array of contemporary music ranging from Squarepusher to Otis Redding to Vijay Iyer to tUnE-yArDs. The group consists of Tyler Farr on alto/tenor saxophones, Annie Booth on piano, Kim Bird on bass, and Ryan Seward on drums.
07/21/14 Bina Peters and Luke Yanders – acoustic coffee shop blues Boulder, Colorado Trident Cafe
Time: 7:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 940 Pearl Street. Venue phone: (303) 443-3133. About: If you get the chills, I am doing it right. Biography: I’ve been singing since I could make noise. I’ve done music my whole life, I made my first album with a ska/punk band called One Less Gentleman in my high school years, and after making a solo project album, I changed my musical style and began to play in bars and anywhere people would listen. I am now working on another album. Description: Music is a spirit that every person, in their human experience, feels. I want to give a voice to that spirit, the feelings of others, to bring out passion and compassion in the people who listen to me. The end goal being to inspire love and empathy in the world. Artists We Also Like: Wigmore, James Brown, Adelle, Pink Floyd, Starfucker, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Nirvana, Kings of Leon https://www.facebook.com/Binamusic?ref=hl More information
07/23/14 Pier Luigi Salami + Shawn Crowder Boulder, Colorado Trident Cafe
Time: 7:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 940 Pearl Street. Venue phone: (303) 443-3133. Pier Lugi Salami & Shawn Crowder Bio: Born in 1987, Italian pianist Pier Luigi Salami first put his hands on the piano when he was six years old; it was love at first sight. Starting as a self-taught musician, Pier Luigi Salami developed his own musical vein characterized by strong energy and transparent communication. In 2007, Pier Luigi was awarded a scholarship to Berklee College of Music where he graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2010. While at Berklee he studied with Jazz artists such as Greg Osby, Joe Lovano, Laszlo Gardoney, and Tony Germain, while deepening his knowledge of Cuban and African music with world renowned timbalero Eguie Castrillo and percussionist Joe Galeota. While in Los Angeles for a year, Pier Luigi had the opportunity to work for famous rap/hip hop artist “Tyga”, writing harmony for and playing keys/synths on “Black Crowns”, a song featured on the rapper’s latest album (“Careless World”, on Cash Money and Universal Republic records). Pier Luigi currently resides in New York City. Shawn Crowder began playing drums at age 10, a third-generation drummer and Colorado native. He soon immersed himself in learning orchestral percussion and jazz at school while taking private lessons for drum set and piano. Shawn continued his studies in high school, going on to perform with the Colorado All-State Symphonic Band, All-State Concert Band, and All-State Jazz Band. Meanwhile, he played in rock bands and delved into the study of Afro-Cuban and Brazilian music. Upon graduating, Shawn received a scholarship to attend the Berklee College of Music where he studied with world-renowned drummers Mike Mangini, Terri Lyne Carrington, Kenwood Dennard, and Dave DiCenso. He graduated from Berklee in 2010 and has since held a guest faculty teaching position at the annual Berklee Percussion Festival each summer. Shawn maintains a busy performing and recording schedule as a drummer and percussionist with numerous bands, songwriters, and groups in New York City. Website: www.pierluigimusic.com (use this as primary in case need just one link) www.shawncrowder.com Brief Description of Event: Jazz/Groove Duo
07/24/14 Ryan Brasher’s songwriter’s showcase Boulder, Colorado Trident Cafe
Time: 7:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 940 Pearl Street. Venue phone: (303) 443-3133. Ryan Brasher: Http://eleanorlovesyou.bandcamp.com http://youtu.be/YLAJ4SquNU0
07/25/14 Flamenco Boulder Boulder, Colorado Trident Cafe
Time: 8:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 940 Pearl Street. Venue phone: (303) 443-3133. Flamenco dance, music and song by Corazon flamenco! https://www.facebook.com/corazon.flamenco
07/26/14 Some Sweet Day Boulder, Colorado Trident Cafe
Time: 7:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 940 Pearl Street. Venue phone: (303) 443-3133. Songs and tunes from the woods, mostly acoustic sounds to uplift and getcha singing, dancing, tapping & clapping. Americana, bluegrass, folky, Country,etc. The band is centered around Phillip & Lauren Douglas, multi – instrumentalists and singers. Sometimes accompanied by a roving cast of characters on various instruments. www.reverbnation.com/somesweetday
07/28/14 Bina Peters and Luke Yanders – acoustic coffee shop blues Boulder, Colorado Trident Cafe
Time: 7:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 940 Pearl Street. Venue phone: (303) 443-3133. About: If you get the chills, I am doing it right. Biography: I’ve been singing since I could make noise. I’ve done music my whole life, I made my first album with a ska/punk band called One Less Gentleman in my high school years, and after making a solo project album, I changed my musical style and began to play in bars and anywhere people would listen. I am now working on another album. Description: Music is a spirit that every person, in their human experience, feels. I want to give a voice to that spirit, the feelings of others, to bring out passion and compassion in the people who listen to me. The end goal being to inspire love and empathy in the world. Artists We Also Like: Wigmore, James Brown, Adelle, Pink Floyd, Starfucker, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Nirvana, Kings of Leon https://www.facebook.com/Binamusic?ref=hl
07/29/14 David Barsamian Boulder, Colorado Trident Cafe
Time: 7:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 940 Pearl Street. Venue phone: (303) 443-3133. The Environment: Saving the Future SAVING THE FUTURE Sure we have Earth Day, the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, the Endangered Species Act and the Environmental Protection Agency. Still, the threat to our environment is acute and growing. The majority of solutions on offer, from driving a hybrid, to recycling plastic, to using efficient light bulbs, focus on individual lifestyle choices of mostly privileged people. But the scale of the crisis requires a far deeper and fundamental transformation. As global warming accelerates, carbon-fueled industrial capitalism is systemically incapable of making the necessary radical changes to protect the planet. Its insatiable appetite for profits precludes it from doing so. It is time to think about a different economic system. * * * David Barsamian is the award-winning founder and director of Alternative Radio, the independent weekly audio series based in Boulder, Colorado. One of America’s most wide-ranging and respected independent journalists, David Barsamian has altered the media landscape with his radio programs and books with Noam Chomsky, Tariq Ali, Howard Zinn, Edward Said, Arundhati Roy and others. His most recent books are Occupy the Economy: Challenging Capitalism with Richard Wolff and Power Systems: Conversations on Global Democratic Uprisings and The New Challenges to U.S. Empire with Noam Chomsky. He is winner of the Media Education Award, the ACLU’s Upton Sinclair Award for independent journalism, and the Cultural Freedom Fellowship from the Lannan Foundation. The Institute for Alternative Journalism named him one of its Top Ten Media Heroes.
07/31/14 Foreseeable Futures Boulder, Colorado Trident Cafe
Time: 7:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 940 Pearl Street. Venue phone: (303) 443-3133. Indie Acoustic Music from Hawaii Foreseeable Futures is an indie acoustic duo from Honolulu, Hawaii comprised of Phil Potter & Anna Sachs. They will be joined by frequent collaborator Todd Beiler, a Colorado native, on the drums. Their set will showcase a diverse selection of original tunes and creative reinterpretations of artists ranging from the Lumineers to Whitney Houston, via guitar, melodica, tambourine, harmonicas and tight harmonies. Free, all ages. http://www.foreseeablefs.com www.facebook.com/foreseeablefuturesmusic
08/01/14 Tangle of Wisps Boulder, Colorado Trident Cafe
Time: 8:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 940 Pearl Street. Venue phone: (303) 443-3133. About: Acoustic sounds straight from Denver, CO Biography: Tangle of Wisps is acoustic music written and performed by Dylan McCarthy and Aidan Allen Description: Tangle of Wisps is an acoustic band from Denver, CO. Drawing from a variety of influences, these guys have cultivated a sound blends the best of American roots music. Book them, you won’t be sorry ;) Band Interests: Playing for you! Artists We Also Like: Gregory Alan Isakov, Modest Mouse, Devotchka, The Kills, Pixies, The Yawpers, Jeff Buckley, Andrew Jackson Jihad, Old Crow Medicine Show, The White Stripes facebook.com/tangleofwisps https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OI_dgdP11Es tangleofwisps.bandcamp.com/
08/02/14 Skean Dubh Boulder, Colorado Trident Cafe
Time: 7:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 940 Pearl Street. Venue phone: (303) 443-3133. Skean Dubh is one of the most enjoyable Celtic/Acoustic bands in the Rocky Mountain region. Their diverse repertoire spans centuries with fire-driven instrumentals, Scottish ballads, Irish pub-songs, Celtic folksongs, and gorgeous slow airs. Their music demonstrates to old and young alike the rich and varied musical heritage of the Celtic people. These versatile musicians have received accolades consistently over the years for their exuberant performances. They have that unique combination of traditional melodies, driving rhythmic accompaniment, and extremely musical vocals that make their performances unforgettable. The music may be Celtic, but the drive and enthusiasm are akin to full on rock. They have continually delighted audiences both with their musical styling and with their unusual instrumentation (a unique blend of traditional and modern instruments) including: Uilleann, (Irish) bagpipes, fiddle, guitar, banjo, bouzouki, whistles, mandolin, bodhran, djembe, doumbek, and accordion. A Brief History Since 1994 Skean Dubh has performed, at numerous, major Celtic festivals such as the Colorado Irish Festival, Kiowa Celtic Highland Games, Rocky Mountain Highland Games, Longs Peak Scottish Festival, High Plains Scottish Irish Festival, and the Grand Junction Celtic Festival. Other venues include the HRCAA Arts Festival and Wine Tasting, Durango Bluegrass Meltdown Festival, the Boulder Creek Festival, DU Culture Fest, Old South Pearl Street Arts Festival, Vail Arts Festival, Wheat Ridge Carnation Festival and the Swallow Hill Folk-festival and local Coffee houses including Stella’s, Common Grounds, Angie’s, Cannonmine Coffee and the Acoustic Cafe in Nederland, Colorado. www.reverbnation.com/theskeandubhband
08/03/14 Cameron Powers Project Boulder, Colorado Trident Cafe
Time: 7:30pm. Admission: 15. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 940 Pearl Street. Venue phone: (303) 443-3133. Music from Greece
08/04/14 Bina Peters and Luke Yanders – acoustic coffee shop blues Boulder, Colorado Trident Cafe
Time: 7:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 940 Pearl Street. Venue phone: (303) 443-3133. About: If you get the chills, I am doing it right. Biography: I’ve been singing since I could make noise. I’ve done music my whole life, I made my first album with a ska/punk band called One Less Gentleman in my high school years, and after making a solo project album, I changed my musical style and began to play in bars and anywhere people would listen. I am now working on another album. Description: Music is a spirit that every person, in their human experience, feels. I want to give a voice to that spirit, the feelings of others, to bring out passion and compassion in the people who listen to me. The end goal being to inspire love and empathy in the world. Artists We Also Like: Wigmore, James Brown, Adelle, Pink Floyd, Starfucker, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Nirvana, Kings of Leon https://www.facebook.com/Binamusic?ref=hl
08/09/14 Playback Theatre Boulder, Colorado Trident Cafe
Time: 7:30pm. Admission: $10. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 940 Pearl Street. Venue phone: (303) 443-3133. Boulder Playback Improv presents a new company of actor/performers for our 2014 summer series. (Visit: http://BoulderPlayback.com.) Actors: Deanna Amacker, Rosey Waters, Racheli Mendelson, Marc Weiss, director, Ira Liss, assistant director and Ryder Turner, Ira G. Liss Come share your stories! Participate, watch, listen, laugh. (Maybe, feel your eyes begin to water.) We build community and delight folks by playing back their personal stories with humor, generosity & love. Cost: $10 (No one will be turned away. Pay what you’re able. Come participate by being there. Tell your story. Listen, feel and watch other stories. See (y)our stories acted out instantly!
08/11/14 Bina Peters and Luke Yanders – acoustic coffee shop blues Boulder, Colorado Trident Cafe
Time: 7:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 940 Pearl Street. Venue phone: (303) 443-3133. About: If you get the chills, I am doing it right. Biography: I’ve been singing since I could make noise. I’ve done music my whole life, I made my first album with a ska/punk band called One Less Gentleman in my high school years, and after making a solo project album, I changed my musical style and began to play in bars and anywhere people would listen. I am now working on another album. Description: Music is a spirit that every person, in their human experience, feels. I want to give a voice to that spirit, the feelings of others, to bring out passion and compassion in the people who listen to me. The end goal being to inspire love and empathy in the world. Artists We Also Like: Wigmore, James Brown, Adelle, Pink Floyd, Starfucker, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Nirvana, Kings of Leon https://www.facebook.com/Binamusic?ref=hl
08/11/14 Electrician Boulder, Colorado Trident Cafe
Time: 9:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 940 Pearl Street. Venue phone: (303) 443-3133. Shadowy, intimate songs about death and destruction and friendship. All songs written by Neil Campau. Live performances are usually with Ellen Avis. http://www.electricianmusic.com
08/12/14 Whitherward Boulder, Colorado Trident Cafe
Time: 7:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 940 Pearl Street. Venue phone: (303) 443-3133. At its core, Whitherward is the embodiment of the true desires of creatives; primarily to have fun and embrace expression of how the world around us is perceived. Founded in January 2014, Nashville-based singer/songwriters Ashley E. Norton and Edward A. Williams, tired of the trench warfare that typifies the music industry, opted to keep things simple; an acoustic duo with meaningful music, pushing the boundaries of their own creative energy. Currently, the duo has performed in several states across the country, entertaining audiences of all sizes. Tours have already been completed through Missouri, Arizona, Tennessee, Texas, and Georgia, with many more states lined up. The duo’s initial release, “Stardust”, encompasses a wide range of sounds and issues, bringing with it a raw power and acute sense of self-examination. A blend of modern americana, classic folk, and 90’s rock (ceremoniously dubbed “power folk”), the duo has a sound that appeals to many different groups from all walks of life, and therein lies the he group’s greatest drive is to uncover the next great excitement, the next big fan, the next song that hits so close to our true selves. And in this pursuit, we ask; whitherward lieth the way home? http://whitherward.com
08/18/14 Bina Peters and Luke Yanders – acoustic coffee shop blues Boulder, Colorado Trident Cafe
Time: 7:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 940 Pearl Street. Venue phone: (303) 443-3133. About: If you get the chills, I am doing it right. Biography: I’ve been singing since I could make noise. I’ve done music my whole life, I made my first album with a ska/punk band called One Less Gentleman in my high school years, and after making a solo project album, I changed my musical style and began to play in bars and anywhere people would listen. I am now working on another album. Description: Music is a spirit that every person, in their human experience, feels. I want to give a voice to that spirit, the feelings of others, to bring out passion and compassion in the people who listen to me. The end goal being to inspire love and empathy in the world. Artists We Also Like: Wigmore, James Brown, Adelle, Pink Floyd, Starfucker, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Nirvana, Kings of Leon https://www.facebook.com/Binamusic?ref=hl
08/20/14 Handmade Moments Arkansas folk-jazz duo Boulder, Colorado Trident Cafe
Time: 7:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 940 Pearl Street. Venue phone: (303) 443-3133. Handmade Moments Arkansas folk-jazz duo: “Handmade moments is a folk-jazz duo from Fayetteville, Arkansas. Their music is reminiscent of 20s dance hall hits and viper era jazz standards mixed with current themes.. Plus some beatboxing. Although modern and fresh, Joel and Anna’s songwriting contains a subtle and humble vibe. Every show leaves fans lusting over Anna’s prolific voice while Joel’s guitar grooves ring in their bobbing heads. They will be releasing their first album on Trout Records (4-time Grammy nominee Trout Fishing in America’s record label) on July 25. The duo will be embarking on their third west coast tour this fall and then Mexico and St. Croix in the winter. This is a band you want to catch while they’re in town. They wont be playing small venues for very long ” http://www.handmademoments.net https://www.facebook.com/pages/Handmade-Moments/158975757507819 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mPZwIBdDg_I
08/21/14 Rocky Mtn P&J Film – “The Ultimate Wish, An End to the Atomic Age.” Boulder, Colorado Trident Cafe
Time: 8:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 940 Pearl Street. Venue phone: (303) 443-3133. The Ultimate Wish focuses on the moving testimony of Nagasaki survivors and Fukushima evacuees. Their stories are interlaced with experts illuminating the largely unrecognized connection between nuclear weapons and nuclear power. Archival footage, some of it disturbing, puts their comments in riveting context. The documentary raises profound questions about war, technological failure, radioactive contamination, proliferation, the courage to survive and the importance of taking action to prevent future nuclear disasters. It was produced by Kathleen Sullivan and Robert Richter. Screening time is 39 minutes with discussion following.
08/22/14 The Mondegreens Boulder, Colorado Trident Cafe
Time: 4:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 940 Pearl Street. Venue phone: (303) 443-3133. The Mondegreens: Although founded and based out of Chico, CA in 2012, for the past few years the band members have been spread across the west coast. Despite the distance between them, the Mondegreens, comprised of Jack Knight (vox/lead guitar), David Friedlander (vox/bass guitar), and Russell Rabut (vox/rhythm guitar), has maintained a level of solidarity in their song-writing due in part to their common backgrounds and in part to a mutual respect for well-written emotive music. The Mondegreens bring to the stage tightly knit harmonies, earnest songwriting, and unabashedly exposing lyrics. themondegreensmusic.com
08/22/14 Hamster Theatre Boulder, Colorado Trident Cafe
Time: 7:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 940 Pearl Street. Venue phone: (303) 443-3133. About Hamster Theatre HAMSTER THEATRE was first formed in 1993 by Dave Willey, who had previously played in Mark Fuller’s group Big Foot Torso with Jon Stubbs. Dave had quit Big Foot to travel to Europe, where he was exposed to music not often encouraged in the states. A lot of free improv, but also post “RIO” bands such as Nimal, and Lars Hollmer’s folk-influenced group Fem Soker En Skaat. Dave and Jon formed the group on Dave’s return, and the original lineup was Dave on keyboards, guitar and melodeon, Jon on bass, Deborah Perry on keyboards and vocals, Steve Doyle on guitar, Greg LaLiberte on saxes and flute, and Josh Wright on drums. They mixed covers of Lars Hollmer tunes with originals by Dave and Steve, some of which appeared on Dave’s first CD, “Songs from the Hamster Theatre,” and most of which remain in the current group’s repertoire. Hamster Theatre’s first gig was at the Penny Lane coffeehouse on August 20th, 1993, the group augmented by Jay Trolinger on percussion. For some reason, the house was full, and afterwards they did a spate of gigs in the basement of the West End Tavern. Skyrocketing housing prices, failed love and both questionable and not-so-questionable opportunities drove some key members of the band away to different climes. Josh Wright was replaced by Mark McCoin on drums. But when Steve and Deborah left, everything fell apart. In 1995, Arnie Swenson released “Songs from the Hamster Theatre” on his label, Prolific Records. There was a lot of support for this little disc, even though it was recorded on a 4-track cassette and mixed very badly by Dave. Jon worked late into the night trying to make it all better. Did it work? You be the judge! Local papers, Option magazine, and various Web reviewers quite enjoyed the disc. Dave and Jon formed a new band in 1996, the lineup of which exists today, save for one member. The group was Dave and Jon, Mark Harris on winds and reeds, Mike Johnson on guitar, Mike Fitzmaurice on bass, and Raoul Rossiter, drums. Their first gig was at the Boulder Public Library in January of 1997. Mike Johnson and Mark Harris were (and are) both members of the internationally feared Thinking Plague, who are tightly connected with both Mark Fuller (see above) and Dave Kerman, and who Dave and Deborah joined as bassist and singer, respectively. Slowly, the Plague influence began to creep into Hamsters’ music… For a while, this group had a fairly high profile, thanks to organizations like Creative Music Works and the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art. Dave and Jon both became immersed in the local modern dance scene, composing pieces for various companies, many of which became Hamster Theatre tunes. And, some of the songs from “Songs from the Hamster Theatre” were used in various modern dance and performance art pieces. This group recorded the live disc “Siege on Hamburger City” at the Mercury Cafe in 1998. The disc was recorded by Mark Fuller and David Gittleman and put together at Mark McCoin and Jon”s studio, Brave New Audio. Around this time, work began for what was to become “Carnival Detournement”. Dave and Jon would work on their hard-disc recorders at home and then bring the tracks to Brave New Audio or September School for sensitive parts like drums. Slowly they amassed a Cds worth of songs. The process was slow and arduous. A new standard had been set; after the praise the band had gotten, they felt that their new disc should have more sonic depth, more attention to detail, and get the treatment that a release on Cuneiform records would deserve. At the same time, Dave had stumbled upon the music of Pascal Comelade, Look de Bouk, Toupidek Limonade and Klimperei, which was diametrically opposed to any vision of a slickly-produced release. The tension between these two approaches can be felt on both Carnival Detournement and the new CD, “The Unpublished Exploits of Mr. Personality”, or whatever. Many of the songs on Carnival Detournement are aural documents of actual events or stages in the (non-musical) lives of the composers, i.e., if they had lyrics they would tell you about a situation, a feeling, a girl, a problem, an exorcism (!), a near-deadly bug-bite, a cat, a joy, but as they don’t have lyrics, the effect is left to the imagination of the listener. As there were many significant personal events for everyone during the making of Carnival Detournement, the group tried to present an emotionally sequential ride through the topsy-turvy world in a way that would leave the listener feeling shaken, but not alone. Since it was to be a Cuneiform release, and since Mike and Mark and Dave were all now in Thinking Plague, who was a better choice to mix the disc than Bob Drake? Bob, the visionary who co-founded Plague with Mike, was now the house-mixing guy for ReR, and he has a recognizable aural stamp no matter what he contributes to. This was a very lucky and wonderful thing. Unfortunately, Dave and Jon decided to mess with Bob’s master, significantly squashing the sonic palette he had created. He was understandably very upset, and it was a mistake the group does not repeat on the new disc, “Mr. Personality is a Crimean Warlord”, or whatever. Bob mixed that one, too. After the recording of Carnival, personal issues took more of a front seat to certain members of the band, and the economy grew yet even horribly more difficult to navigate for itinerant musicians. So, Dave and Jon both took on other projects. Jon co-produced a CD with songwriter Kimmer Macarus, and Dave co-produced a CD with songwriter Lorna Hunt. They are both very good. But as there was money involved, and the projects were very time-consuming, Hamster Theatre lay by the wayside for a time. Not helping this was Dave’s decision to replace Mike Fitzmaurice. Mike was possibly the most dedicated Hamster, a very in-demand bassist who made Hamster Theatre a priority to balance his in-demand bass player life. But Dave felt there was a thread that Mike didn’t grasp. So, without a replacement, Dave let Mike go. Legend has it that it took Dave five beers to have that conversation, but I digress… This left Hamster Theatre bass-less. One of the most horrific moments in the life of the band was when Jon and Dave alternated bass parts at the expense of an inner harmony, and poor Raoul had to accommodate the different bass grooves all night. Thankfully hardly anyone was there. Boulder is teeming with great musicians, not the least of whom are bass players. Trouble is, they work all the time, and Hamster Theatre doesn’t make money. The band understands this, but to this day, the band does not have a regular bass player. They have a book of charts, and people will play bass in Hamster until they have to make a living. So it goes. Brian MacDougal has known Raoul for a very long time. They were once together in a band called Frogpile (with the amazing guitarist Eben Grace) in the ‘80’s. On Raoul’s recommendation Brian came in as the new bassist and stepped the groove up 120 notches. Evidence of this exists on the new CD “Mr. Quasi Personality’s Day Room, and the Horse it Rode In On”, or whatever. But of course, “life called” and Brian was whisked away to Florida, where he made a CD with his wife, Nika Garcia, and scads of hot Cuban musicians. Brian was replaced by Erik Thorin, another groove-meister. But when Erik joined Open Road, it was all over. Open Road had a long road ahead of them; they even have a disc on Rounder Records, and Gosh only knows what fancy venues they’ve done been parlay to. So that story ended, or did it? Matt Spencer replaced Erik Thorin, and his second gig was opening up for Chris Cutler and Tom DiMuzio for the inauguration of Dave Kerman’s ReRUSA label. Tough company, but Matt pulled it off with flying colors. Now Matt lives in California, so Hamster is bass-less again, BUT… Erik Thorin came back to town; Open Road is done touring, and he wants to be a rodent again! Yay! But I am getting ahead of myself. What is this Quasi Day Room? Quasi Day Room is an imagined choral piece that has never been written. Fears put to rest by the great tearcaker in da sky. Or not. Right. So what the fuck is “Mr. Personality’s got a Crush on My Little Sister”, or whatever? Who is Mr. Personality? Why was he executed? Why was it public? It remains to be seen. Both Jon and Dave are fairly reticent about the subject. But this writer has her own guess as to what this may be about. I have been researching this for 4 years, and when I’m finished with my piece I will regurgitate it to you, my darling masses… yours, Maura Trauer, ISC http://www.generalrubric.com/hamster/main.html
08/25/14 Bina Peters and Luke Yanders – acoustic coffee shop blues Boulder, Colorado Trident Cafe
Time: 7:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 940 Pearl Street. Venue phone: (303) 443-3133. About: If you get the chills, I am doing it right. Biography: I’ve been singing since I could make noise. I’ve done music my whole life, I made my first album with a ska/punk band called One Less Gentleman in my high school years, and after making a solo project album, I changed my musical style and began to play in bars and anywhere people would listen. I am now working on another album. Description: Music is a spirit that every person, in their human experience, feels. I want to give a voice to that spirit, the feelings of others, to bring out passion and compassion in the people who listen to me. The end goal being to inspire love and empathy in the world. Artists We Also Like: Wigmore, James Brown, Adelle, Pink Floyd, Starfucker, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Nirvana, Kings of Leon https://www.facebook.com/Binamusic?ref=hl
08/28/14 Ryan Brasher’s songwriter’s showcase Boulder, Colorado Trident Cafe
Time: 7:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 940 Pearl Street. Venue phone: (303) 443-3133. Ryan Brasher: Http://eleanorlovesyou.bandcamp.com http://youtu.be/YLAJ4SquNU0
08/29/14 Open Fields Boulder, Colorado Trident Cafe
Time: 9:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 940 Pearl Street. Venue phone: (303) 443-3133. We’re a 4 piece and we all sing, often close harmony, sometimes polyphonic. We play melodic psychedelic space rock that ranges from slow soft lullabies to fast, loud, heavy drone. Open Fields are places without fences, the space between magnets attracting each other, and the electromagnetic energy around people who have open minds and are not afraid of change or to connect with others around them to spread love and save the world. I know promotion is all up to us on this one, but if you have anywhere to plug our websites we’d really appreciate it. Use whatever of that bio info or giant run-on sentence you want. Our live studio demo: openfields.bandcamp.com Our only real website right now: www.facebook.com/openfieldsband
09/01/14 Bina Peters and Luke Yanders – acoustic coffee shop blues Boulder, Colorado Trident Cafe
Time: 7:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 940 Pearl Street. Venue phone: (303) 443-3133. About: If you get the chills, I am doing it right. Biography: I’ve been singing since I could make noise. I’ve done music my whole life, I made my first album with a ska/punk band called One Less Gentleman in my high school years, and after making a solo project album, I changed my musical style and began to play in bars and anywhere people would listen. I am now working on another album. Description: Music is a spirit that every person, in their human experience, feels. I want to give a voice to that spirit, the feelings of others, to bring out passion and compassion in the people who listen to me. The end goal being to inspire love and empathy in the world. Artists We Also Like: Wigmore, James Brown, Adelle, Pink Floyd, Starfucker, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Nirvana, Kings of Leon https://www.facebook.com/Binamusic?ref=hl
09/05/14 Regenerative Lifestyles Film Screening Boulder, Colorado Trident Cafe
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: $5. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 940 Pearl Street. Venue phone: (303) 443-3133. HAPPY SPRING ***** There has been so much coming alive and we are so excited to share at our annual screening series, the film NEW SOLUTIONS with you all on the beautiful back patio of TRIDENT BOOKSELLERS and CAFE! We will share Earthship enthusiasm and support Boulders best coffee shop. This gathering is to open or continue the conversation with interesting people, like minded folks, update you on our movements, and watch a super inspiring film thats just released! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SEg74ZMP4tM www.regenerativelifestyles.org https://www.facebook.com/EarthshipDenver $5
09/08/14 Bina Peters and Luke Yanders – acoustic coffee shop blues Boulder, Colorado Trident Cafe
Time: 7:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 940 Pearl Street. Venue phone: (303) 443-3133. About: If you get the chills, I am doing it right. Biography: I’ve been singing since I could make noise. I’ve done music my whole life, I made my first album with a ska/punk band called One Less Gentleman in my high school years, and after making a solo project album, I changed my musical style and began to play in bars and anywhere people would listen. I am now working on another album. Description: Music is a spirit that every person, in their human experience, feels. I want to give a voice to that spirit, the feelings of others, to bring out passion and compassion in the people who listen to me. The end goal being to inspire love and empathy in the world. Artists We Also Like: Wigmore, James Brown, Adelle, Pink Floyd, Starfucker, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Nirvana, Kings of Leon https://www.facebook.com/Binamusic?ref=hl
09/10/14 Camille Bloom Boulder, Colorado Trident Cafe
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: $10. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 940 Pearl Street. Venue phone: (303) 443-3133. Rock + Folk + Funk + Pop = a damn good show! Gibson endorsed International Act, Camille Bloom has played the most premier venues in 8 different countries including Canada, The U.S., Germany, The Netherlands, UK, Denmark, Belgium and Ireland. Combining percussive guitar and a voice that can “purr and wail” (Victory Review), “Camille’s music can make even the rain dance.” (Mike Galaxy Indie Music) Though modest about her achievements, in the last six years, she has been featured in Performing Songwriter Magazine, had songs licensed for use in twenty one shows on Major Network Channels, MTV, E! and Oxygen, completed over 30 national / international tours and has been added to over 40 major and college radio stations throughout the U.S. and Western Europe: She also charted on the European FAR (Freeform American Roots) Charts in 2009 with other music greats Bob Dylan, Steve Earle, & Iron & Wine. Known for her incredibly dynamic voice and edgy acoustic rock, Camille has toured the U.S. playing the most premier venues on both coasts – from New York City’s Bitter End, Boston’s Club Passim, Seattle’s Triple Door, Tractor, and Crocodile, Los Angeles’ The Mint and over 150 other rooms spanning the nation. She has had the chance to share the stage with such acts as Smashmouth, SUGARCULT, Metric, Brandi Carlile, Sarah Bettens (KÕs Choice), Mike McCready (Pearl Jam) and many more. Touring full time for the past six years, Camille has gained an avid and adoring fanbase with her high energy and intensely personal show. She has released three full length albums, two EPÕs, and one Live DVD Ð all of which received incredible reviews: “This is wonderful; full of life; wild, sweet and rich in its sound textures; graced with songwriting that fills the heart and surprises the mind” (Bill Fisher, Victory Review). Bottom line, Camille Bloom is a powerhouse of a performer: said to be “like Ani Difranco dipped in Maple Syrup”. (Spokane Inlander). Camille can play with the powerful punch of a 6 piece band – or play acoustic shows. Bandmates include: Michael Cotta on Percussion, Jim Watkins on the Bass, Thaddeus Turner on Lead Guitar, Gaelen Billingsley on Back-up vocals, and Jessika Kitzman on Cello. http://www.camillebloom.com $10 suggested donation
09/11/14 Ira Wolf, Zack Joseph, & Woodshed Red Boulder, Colorado Trident Cafe
Time: 7:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 940 Pearl Street. Venue phone: (303) 443-3133. Ira Wolf: Hailing from the mountains of Montana, Ira Wolf’s soothing voice and authentic new-folk melodies are hard to ignore in Nashville, TN, where she’s often compared to artists like The Civil Wars and Brandi Carlisle. Mesmerizing audiences and producers alike, this rising recording artist has performed on some of Nashville’s top stages, and is currently in the studio, working on her next album, due Fall 2014. Website: http://www.irawolfmusic.com Social Media: http://www.facebook.com/irawolfmusic Audio :20586858-fickle-heart Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wd6WEMS16Q8 Zack Joseph: With a voice and songwriting style that will stop you in your tracks and demand your attention, Zack Joseph is a growing musical force to be reckoned with. Often compare to Bob Dylan mixed with “someone else”, this Buffalo, NY native will be releasing a fully produced album in May, 2014. Website: https://www.facebook.com/zackjosephmusic Social Media: http://www.zackjoseph.com/news/ Audio: 16896929-joshua-crow Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fksz7NwFu5Y
09/13/14 Playback Theatre Boulder, Colorado Trident Cafe
Time: 7:30pm. Admission: $10. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 940 Pearl Street. Venue phone: (303) 443-3133. Boulder Playback Improv presents a new company of actor/performers for our 2014 summer series. (Visit: http://BoulderPlayback.com.) Actors: Deanna Amacker, Rosey Waters, Racheli Mendelson, Marc Weiss, director, Ira Liss, assistant director and Ryder Turner, Ira G. Liss Come share your stories! Participate, watch, listen, laugh. (Maybe, feel your eyes begin to water.) We build community and delight folks by playing back their personal stories with humor, generosity & love. Cost: $10 (No one will be turned away. Pay what you’re able. Come participate by being there. Tell your story. Listen, feel and watch other stories. See (y)our stories acted out instantly!
09/15/14 Bina Peters and Luke Yanders – acoustic coffee shop blues Boulder, Colorado Trident Cafe
Time: 7:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 940 Pearl Street. Venue phone: (303) 443-3133. About: If you get the chills, I am doing it right. Biography: I’ve been singing since I could make noise. I’ve done music my whole life, I made my first album with a ska/punk band called One Less Gentleman in my high school years, and after making a solo project album, I changed my musical style and began to play in bars and anywhere people would listen. I am now working on another album. Description: Music is a spirit that every person, in their human experience, feels. I want to give a voice to that spirit, the feelings of others, to bring out passion and compassion in the people who listen to me. The end goal being to inspire love and empathy in the world. Artists We Also Like: Wigmore, James Brown, Adelle, Pink Floyd, Starfucker, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Nirvana, Kings of Leon https://www.facebook.com/Binamusic?ref=hl
09/18/14 Rocky Mtn P&J Film – “The China Syndrome.” Boulder, Colorado Trident Cafe
Time: 8:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 940 Pearl Street. Venue phone: (303) 443-3133. The China Syndrome (1979) 122 min – Drama | Thriller – 16 March 1979 (USA) A reporter finds what appears to be a cover-up of safety hazards at a nuclear power plant The movie was released on March 16, 1979. By a bizarre irony, the disaster at the nuclear power plant at Pennsylvania’s Three Mile Island happened just 12 days later on March 28. Director: James Bridges Writers: Mike Gray, T.S. Cook, 1 more credit » Stars: Jane Fonda, Jack Lemmon, Michael Douglas | See full cast and crew »
09/22/14 Bina Peters and Luke Yanders – acoustic coffee shop blues Boulder, Colorado Trident Cafe
Time: 7:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 940 Pearl Street. Venue phone: (303) 443-3133. About: If you get the chills, I am doing it right. Biography: I’ve been singing since I could make noise. I’ve done music my whole life, I made my first album with a ska/punk band called One Less Gentleman in my high school years, and after making a solo project album, I changed my musical style and began to play in bars and anywhere people would listen. I am now working on another album. Description: Music is a spirit that every person, in their human experience, feels. I want to give a voice to that spirit, the feelings of others, to bring out passion and compassion in the people who listen to me. The end goal being to inspire love and empathy in the world. Artists We Also Like: Wigmore, James Brown, Adelle, Pink Floyd, Starfucker, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Nirvana, Kings of Leon https://www.facebook.com/Binamusic?ref=hl
09/25/14 Ryan Brasher’s songwriter’s showcase Boulder, Colorado Trident Cafe
Time: 7:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 940 Pearl Street. Venue phone: (303) 443-3133. Ryan Brasher: Http://eleanorlovesyou.bandcamp.com http://youtu.be/YLAJ4SquNU0
09/29/14 Bina Peters and Luke Yanders – acoustic coffee shop blues Boulder, Colorado Trident Cafe
Time: 7:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 940 Pearl Street. Venue phone: (303) 443-3133. About: If you get the chills, I am doing it right. Biography: I’ve been singing since I could make noise. I’ve done music my whole life, I made my first album with a ska/punk band called One Less Gentleman in my high school years, and after making a solo project album, I changed my musical style and began to play in bars and anywhere people would listen. I am now working on another album. Description: Music is a spirit that every person, in their human experience, feels. I want to give a voice to that spirit, the feelings of others, to bring out passion and compassion in the people who listen to me. The end goal being to inspire love and empathy in the world. Artists We Also Like: Wigmore, James Brown, Adelle, Pink Floyd, Starfucker, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Nirvana, Kings of Leon https://www.facebook.com/Binamusic?ref=hl