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I liken the creation of music to an impromptu dance session. Break it down to the basics: What a well-dressed wedding dancer needs is a library of moves. You can't just make up any movement and expect it to look cool, just like any old assembly of notes won't necessarily sound like music.   Full Story
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After less than two years in the position, executive director Andrew Bradford is leaving the Colorado Music Festival, the organization announced today.   Full Story
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In 1980, weirdo-rock outfit Half Japanese released its first record and now, 36 years later, is back with a 15th studio album.   Full Story
Pinned on some excellent guitar and bass work, "Assossamagh" is a funky, organic retro jam.   Full Story
Not long before he put the finishing touches on a new DIIV record, Zachary Cole Smith told Pitchfork, "We're trying to extend the life of guitar music."   Full Story
On a sleek, brightly lit sound stage in Centennial, country music singer Joey Canyon watches the crew of his TV show trade instruments and jokes.   Full Story
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University of Colorado athletic officials announced Monday that Folsom Field, the 50,183-capacity home of Buffaloes football, is open for live music for the first time since a 2001 concert by the Dave Matthews Band, which was fined $15,000 for playing past curfew.   Full Story
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What was it Bear Grylls used to say? When climbing as a lad his dad would tell him, "you never know how steep a climb is until you literally rub noses with the face of it." So it is with music, and specifically, creating music from scratch.   Full Story
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You can't name your album 'Anti' without inviting your audience to think about what you oppose. So what is Rihanna standing against in her eighth studio record?   Full Story
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Popular reggae band is set to headline a bill at the Fox Theatre, sharing the stage with fellow local bands Policulture and Realtalk.   Full Story
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— —Attention live music lovers! Locals Live is back at Innisfree and we are kicking off 2016 with a live performance from local singer-songwriter Makenna Moorethis on Thursday from 6 p.   Full Story
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A graduate of Fort Morgan High School who came to Boulder in 1923 as a student at the University of Colorado, Glenn Miller by the 1940s was one of America's most famous performers   Full Story
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Z2 Entertainment operates the city's two main music venues, the Boulder and Fox theaters. And, in October, the company announced it had become the exclusive promoter of summer concerts at Chautauqua Auditorium. That makes Z2 a virtual gatekeeper for national-level concerts in Boulder.   Full Story
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As recording engineer for the Colorado Daily's live music studio, Second Story Garage, I've often been witness to a unique phenomenon regarding the brain, the ears and the eyes.   Full Story
Though southern finger-picker Daniel Bachman is only 26, his musical sensibilities run deep with tradition and modern innovation. On his third record, River, Bachman pulls inspiration from pickers such as Jack Rose and Leo Kottke, and his voice and six-string both shine loudly.   Full Story
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Adele, leading nominee Kendrick Lamar, the Weeknd and Little Big Town will perform at the Grammy Awards on Feb. 15.   Full Story
While neither the Eagles' Glenn Frey, who died Monday at age 67, nor the band he co-founded originally hailed from Colorado, their history is inextricably linked to this state — and Boulder's own rich music scene.   Full Story
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The DJs at CU's very own Radio 1190 KVCU change every semester, but the spring 2016 schedule is jam-packed with the best shows, new and old.   Full Story
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Though 2015 held some of the most-anticipated albums we have seen in a long while, 2016 is looking bright when it comes to new releases.   Full Story
There is so much great music to be seen live in 2016. To help guide you to the best shows this semester, here are 10 concerts you don't want to miss in the coming months.   Full Story