• Millecular: More isn't always more - 02/03/2016 09:18 PM MST
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    Audio FileAudio File: Hi-fi basics for beginners

    This hobby is making a comeback, and new recording tech is better than ever
    Part of the reason the minds behind the Colorado Daily ask me to yak about audio equipment here is because a cultural shift took place in the last 10 or 15 years, and more folks are appreciating better sound and music than ever. Full Story
    Audio File: Fire up the canyon
    Friday is the night. You don't have plans any more, because what you should really be doing is heading up Canyon Boulevard around 8 p. Full Story

    Audio File: Back in the studio
    There's a pretty righteous beer store a couple blocks from my house here in Boulder, and as many of my neighbors are of the mid-30s bearded sort that I am, the proprietor keeps it stocked with a wide variety of dank, local brews. Full Story

    Audio File: Zippers and speakers
    A thought occurred to me the other day when pulling up my zipper. No, not that zipper. It was early morning and I was zipping up my puffy jacket and trying not to wake the girls upstairs. Full Story

    Audio File: Down-low lowdown
    If you know me or have heard my stereo system, you know I like-a the bass. But specifically, I like to hear accurate low bass in good recordings, so you might not be blown away by my system's low end, at least at first. Full Story

    Audio File: Albums of the year
    I love music, and I love musicians. I grew up in a house full of musicians and as a maestro's son, I bore witness to hordes of them throughout my childhood. Full Story

    Audio File: Enchanting spaces
    They call New Mexico the "Land of Enchantment," and while nuclear secrets and alien evidence might sound enchanting, I once had an experience that did seem a bit out of this world in that southwestern state. Full Story

    Audio File: Try tubes for detail
    Fresh off a monthlong tour is the sweet spot for a great band with great players, if you want to see a truly memorable show. Full Story

    Audio File: Linear is the new black
    The Boulder area is home to quite a few high-end audio manufacturers, like Grace Design in Lyons, Ayre Acoustics here in Boulder, Boulder Amplifiers in Louisville, YG Acoustics in Arvada, and there's more as you go up and down the Front Range. Full Story

    Audio File: Switch on the good times
    I'll admit that last week's column was pretty nerdy. There are some who couldn't care less how technology around us works, and many who are adept at operating with high precision tech they don't fully understand. Full Story

    Audio File: Music is power
    Thanks is a wonderful thing to give and receive. It's like the left brain of love — the actions to the sentiment. Full Story

    Audio File: Local hits keep coming
    This week saw the release of a few more high-quality, noteworthy albums, adding to the already-impressive fall season for local music lovers. Full Story

    Audio File: Local hits keep coming
    This week saw the release of a few more high-quality, noteworthy albums, adding to the already-impressive fall season for local music lovers. Full Story

    Audio File: Pausing the amplifier talk to discuss righteous new albums from locals
    I try to stay on track when I start a multi-week discussion like the one I started several weeks ago about how amplifiers work. Full Story

    Audio File: Picky humans prefer sweet-sounding, even-order harmonics over odd
    If you ask music fans about what element of a sound system makes the most difference when you change it, most will say the speakers. Full Story

    Audio File: Harmonics and overtones make a piano sound like a piano
    Think of the color yellow. I'll think of it, too. What are the chances our thoughts are the same? If instead I said "submarine yellow," would we both picture the shade on the cover of the Beatles' album? Full Story

    Audio File: Gain is the game
    A few years back, we at the newspaper started a music recording project we called Second Story Garage. Full Story

    Audio File: Amplification, part 1
    "1500 MEGA KICK ASS WATTS" reads the marketing language for a low-priced car audio amplifier on eBay. Full Story

    Audio File: Big week for Tennyson
    About two minutes after I received an email notice last week that one of my favorite groups, Tennyson, had released a new album, my $12 was paid and the lossless AIFF files were downloading from Bandcamp. Full Story

    Audio file: Buy the damn disc
    I try not to curse much in this column, even though I do a little in real life. It's not what you want your mom reading, and it doesn't make you super proud when you read it back sometimes. Full Story

    (Matt York / Associated Press)
    College footballCU football: Buffs reeling from first blowout loss

    Turnovers, sacks allowed pile up in defeats

    After many of Colorado's Pac-12 losses over the years, there was a helpless feeling coming from the Buffaloes.

     
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    (Matt York / Associated Press)
    College footballCU football: Buffs reeling from first blowout loss

    Turnovers, sacks allowed pile up in defeats

    After many of Colorado's Pac-12 losses over the years, there was a helpless feeling coming from the Buffaloes.

     
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    (Paul Aiken / Staff Photographer)
    Second Story Garage: Gasoline Lollipops

    The Boulder alt-country band gives its EPs names such as Death and Resurrection, and its songs bear the mark of hard truths and sin. But the punk energy behind the playing, and the sense that it's all in good fun, make it OK to dance to a song like "Death." Full Story

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