Events

Date Artist City Venue
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
08/07/14 Lakewood Cemetery Boulder, Colorado Trident Cafe
Time: 5:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 940 Pearl Street. Venue phone: (303) 443-3133. Americana/folk duo from Minnesota featuring strong vocal harmony
08/07/14 Matthew Szlachetka Boulder, Colorado Trident Cafe
Time: 8:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 940 Pearl Street. Venue phone: (303) 443-3133. “Rock & Roll/ Americana” Sometimes playing in a band is like a love affair, and for Matthew Szlachetka, the magic was gone. After nearly seven years fronting the Northstar Session, the Los Angeles singer and songwriter is stepping out with his solo debut, Waits for a Storm to Find.
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 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
08/14/14 Bonzo Terks Boulder, Colorado Trident Cafe
Time: 8:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 940 Pearl Street. Venue phone: (303) 443-3133. “A night of musical exploration” “Bonzo Terks makes jazz that straddles the line between arty & challenging and accessible & danceable. This is truly adventurous music.”
08/18/14 Double Stop Jazz Trio Boulder, Colorado Trident Cafe
Time: 4:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 940 Pearl Street. Venue phone: (303) 443-3133. We are a saxophone (Max Bessesen) and double bass (Ethan Phillion) jazz duo based out of Oberlin, Ohio. We are two members of a Downbeat award-winning septet.
08/19/14 Jasper T Boulder, Colorado Trident Cafe
Time: 8:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 940 Pearl Street. Venue phone: (303) 443-3133. From the heart of the Pacific Northwest, Jasper T. combines the heart and soul of pure acoustic music with a kiss of the modern touch of hip hop and electronic. Jasper T. made his touring debut this past November, with a successful West Coast Tour from San Diego to Seattle. An honor of being a singer-songwriter and sharing the stage with artists ranging from hip-hop star Big K.R.I.T. (including a cameo from Ludicris) as well as Grammy-award winning folk/blues artist Dave Alvin. Jasper T. has played at numerous venues in Seattle including Tractor Tavern, The Nectar Lounge, Barboza, Crocodile Café, and has played at numerous other events throughout the region including West Seattle Summerfest and the PDX Farm Fiesta. http://jaspertmusic.com
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. http://www.generalrubric.com/hamster/main.html
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
08/30/14 Shadow Puppet Adult Retelling of “Little Red Riding Hood” Boulder, Colorado Trident Cafe
Time: 8:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 940 Pearl Street. Venue phone: (303) 443-3133.
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
09/06/14 An American Forrest & Bevelers Boulder, Colorado Trident Cafe
Time: 1:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 940 Pearl Street. Venue phone: (303) 443-3133. “Forrest’s songs, similar to the harsh winters of the Northwest, are not for the faint of heart.” – Bart Budwig An American Forrest is a native of rural Southwest Washington, a songwriter, prose writer, analog photographer, and seasoned traveler. He was born in a farmhouse surrounded by conifers and alongside a barn with ideal acoustics for a country musician. An education in Impressionism began in 2012 with a 6-month stint living in France, Spain, Bulgaria, and Morocco, and ending in a songwriting aesthetic founded on fleet-footed imagery, sensory-triggered memories, heroic women, rural Western American scenery, and a God that bears a striking resemblance to Ernest Hemingway. An American Forrest will be on tour indefinitely. Http://anamericanforrest.bandcamp.com http://mydarlingrecords.com Adria Ivanitsky and Lee Aulson met while working at a coffee shop together called, Vivace in Portland, OR. It was there that their friendship blossomed musically! Lee Aulson, 25, writes, sings and plucks guitar strings in Bevelers. Just 3 weeks after she graduated college in May 2011, she boarded a Greyhound bus in Boston, MA and headed west. She has committed herself to simply, making art [post-art school]. During her time she explored drawing, performance art, event production and her primary study, Art Education. Adria Ivanitsky likes puns and chocolate milk. In Bevelers she sings, plays guitar, piano horn and glockenspiel. Originally from Salem, OR, she has experimented with a variety of different instruments starting at the age of 4! Together they wear many hats! http://bevelers.bandcamp.com http://mydarlingrecords.com
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!
09/18/14 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 »