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Free music downloads now available from Boulder Public Library via Freegal


For everyone who’s ever heard a song on the radio and wanted to add it their collection, wanted a hit single off an album, or just wanted to explore the work of new musical artists, Boulder Public Library offers a new, free online music download service.  Freegal Music, a downloadable music service designed for libraries, is now available through the library’s website at:


Freegal is free for all Boulder Public Library (BPL) cardholders who live in Boulder County, and all downloads may be kept permanently. Each library cardholder may download up to three songs per week (156 per year) and keep the songs forever. All that is needed to access this service is a Boulder Public Library card number in good standing.


Freegal Music provides access to the Sony Music Entertainment catalog, which includes hundreds of thousands of songs, more than 100 genres of music, and more than 50 record labels. No special software is needed to use the service, and there are no digital rights management restrictions. Downloading of songs is completely free and legal for library cardholders. Songs are downloaded in a universally compatible MP3 format, so they can be saved to any computer, mobile device or MP3 player, including an iPod. Songs can be downloaded at home or at computer stations in libraries via a USB device, such as a flash drive or MP3 player.  One click and you can save the songs to your iTunes or Windows Media Player.


“We are excited to be able to offer this free music download service to Boulder Public Library cardholders,” said Valerie Maginnis, library director. “It gives our patrons access to more of the materials they want, in a convenient, accessible format, while also being highly efficient for the library. We anticipate that this will be a very popular new service.”

More information and answers to frequently asked questions about Freegal are available on the BPL website,  Music can also be found in the library’s catalog by searching for “Freegal.”  BPL offers other music and film streaming services, such as Alexander Street, which offers 30,000 albums for streaming, at:

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Boulder Symphony “Transcendental Metamorphosis” March 31 tickets now on sale


February 1, 2012 EVENT:   Boulder Symphony concert “Transcendental Metamorphosis”, a collaboration with The Playground
EVENT DATE/LOCATION:  Saturday, March 31st  at 7 pm at First Presbyterian Church, 1820  15th St.,  Boulder
ADMISSION:  $5-$15  
PUBLIC CONTACT:  970-577-1550,

Boulder Symphony, the Community Orchestra of Boulder County, is proud to present our fifth concert of the 2011-2012 season, “Transcendental Metamorphosis” at 7:00 pm Saturday, March 31st at First Presbyterian Church, Boulder.   Boulder Symphony will collaborate with the dynamic modern music chamber ensemble, The Playground, in the World Premiere of Conrad Kehn’s Playgrosso Concerto for Playground and Orchestra.  Boulder Symphony music director Devin Patrick Hughes will also conduct the orchestra in the Boulder Premiere of Arvo Part’s Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten; Charles Ives’ The Unanswered Question; and the magnificent Symphony No. 4 in e minor by Johannes Brahms.

Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and $5 for students.  Additional information is available at or at 970-577-1550.


Boulder Symphony concert “Heroism Reborn” Friday, February 17 at 7 pm


EVENT:   Boulder Symphony concert “Heroism Reborn”, featuring the World Premiere

piece Invisible Heros by composer Chip Michael

EVENT DATE:  Friday, February 17 at 7 pm at First Presbyterian Church, 1820  15th St.  Boulder

ADMISSION:  $5-$15

PUBLIC CONTACT:  970-577-1550, 

Boulder Symphony, the Community Orchestra of Boulder County, is proud to present our fourth concert of the 2011-2012 season, “Heroism Reborn” at 7:00 pm Friday, February 17 at First Presbyterian Church, Boulder.   Boulder Symphony music director Devin Patrick Hughes will conduct the orchestra in the World Premiere piece Invisible Heros by composer Chip Michael; Handel’s Ch’io mai vi possa from Siroe; Gabrieli’s  Sonata piano e’ forte; Shostakovich’s Concerto no. 2 in F Major featuring the winners of the Colorado State Music Teachers Association Concerto competition; and the magnificent Eroica Symphony No. 3 by Beethoven.

Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and $5 for students.  Additional information is available at or at 970-577-1550.

Photos and interviews with the Music Director, composers in residence, and guest artists can be obtained by contacting


Submitted by:

Ginger Hedrick, Boulder Symphony Public Information





Yawpers debut videos, Announce Winter Dates


This Saturday night, the Yawpers play the Mercury Cafe in Denver for the first time. Until then – we’ve got some new live videos to share.

Captured by Mountain to Sound at the Thin Man Tavern’s intimate Ubisububi Room in Denver last month,the Yawpers’ performances of “Mother” and “Garbage Man” present the Boulder indie-rock and country band at its down-and-dirtiest. Hope you enjoy. These two songs are not on the Yawpers’ just-released debut, Savage Blue, but will be on our first full-length, to be recorded soon.

In other news, the Yawpers are keeping busy this winter with repeated visits to Nebraska, Missouri and Kansas, as well as a few just-announced home-state dates leading up to our first-ever appearance atSouth by Southwest in Austin, this March. Check out the attached press release for more information, and have a peek below at the Yawpers’ winter dates confirmed thus far.

Mountain To Sound Presents: The Yawpers – “Garbage Man” from Mountain to Sound on Vimeo.

January 21 – Mercury Cafe, Denver CO
January 27 - Singer’s, Hays KS 
January 28 – Bobby T’s, Manhattan, KS


February 3 – The Garage, Kearney NE
February 10 – Vinefield Showcase at the Meadowlark, Denver CO
February 11 – Shug’s Shack, Boulder CO
February 16 – Lucky’s, Manhattan KS
February 18 – Triple Nickel Tavern, Colorado Springs
March 2 – Shug’s Shack, Boulder CO
March 3 – The Walnut Room, Denver CO
March 15 – Mike Galaxie Showcase, Austin TX (SXSW)

March 23 – Oskar Blues, Longmont CO
March 29 – Lucky’s, Manhattan KS
March 30 – The Garage, Kearney NE
March 31 – Front Range BBQ, Colorado Springs CO

April 26 – Conor O’neills, Boulder CO
April 27 – Dickens Opera House, Longmont CO

Yawpers Boulder tour dates new album


The Yawpers, a young indie rock ‘n’ roll and country band from Boulder, Colo., are thrilled to announce that Adventure Records will be releasing Savage Blue, the trio’s debut CD (a 5-song EP), in late November. The EP will be available through mailorder, iTunes, select music stores (starting 11/29), and directly from the band throughout an upcoming Western tour, which begins November 25 in Santa Fe and wheels back to Boulder December 2 for a raucous CD-release show at Shug’s.The Yawpers
The partnership between Adventure Records and The Yawpers aims to bring soulful, Southern-tinged rock ‘n’ roll from the Front Range to the larger music world. Highlighting the simultaneous romance and ravage of singer/guitarist/songwriter Nate Cook, Savage Blue alternates between sinister indie dirge ala The Black Angels; poignant, off-the-rails Exile On Main St.-style rock; and desolate, dusty balladry recorded with former Smashing Pumpkins engineer Bill Douglas.


Saturday, Nov. 5 at Shug’s in Boulder with Griff Snyder of Dovekins
Thursday, Nov. 10 at Swallow Hill’s “Thursday Cafe” in Denver
Thursday, Nov. 17 at the Evergroove Podcast in Evergreen, CO.
Friday, Nov. 25 at the Cowgirl BBQ in Santa Fe, NM
Saturday, Nov. 26 at Lo-Fi in Mesa, AZ
Sunday, Nov. 27 at the Hemlock Tavern in San Francisco, CA
Tuesday, Nov. 29 in Eureka, CA TBA
Wednesday, Nov. 30 at Studio on 4th in Reno, NV (with Tidelands)
Thursday, Dec. 1 in Salt Lake City TBA
Friday, Dec. 2 at Shug’s in Boulder (CD Release Party)
Monday, Dec. 19 at KGNU Studios in Boulder (On-Air performance)
Adam Perry
2331 Broadway St. Apt. BB
Boulder, CO 80304
Phone: 415-806-9144


Boulder Symphony concert “Seasons of Change” Friday Nov 18


October 13, 2011

EVENT: Boulder Symphony concert “Seasons of Change” featuring guest artist Patrick Sutton, guitar, and Austin Wintory’s world premier “Fugue of Fugues”

EVENT DATE: Friday, November 18 at 7 pm at First Presbyterian Church, Boulder

ADMISSION: $10-$15
PUBLIC CONTACT: 970-577-1550,
Boulder Symphony, the Community Orchestra of Boulder County, is proud to present our second concert of the 2011-2012 season, “Seasons of Change” at 7:00 pm Friday, November 18 at First Presbyterian Church, Boulder. Boulder Symphony music director Devin Patrick Hughes will conduct the orchestra in Malcolm Arnold’s Serenade featuring guest artist Patrick Sutton, guitar; the beloved Appalachian Spring Suite by Aaron Copland; Johannes Brahms’ soulful Serenade No. 1 in D Major, and Mark O’Connor’s Appalachia Waltz.
Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for students and seniors. Additional information is available at or at 970-577-1550.
Photos and interviews with the Music Director, composers in residence, and guest artists can be obtained by contacting

Submitted by:
Ginger Hedrick, Boulder Symphony Public Information

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Michael Jackson died a DRUG addict says Deepak Chopra:


The truth came banging home about King of Pops terrible drug habit. Yep, he died using. All that according to Deepak Chopra. He’s been saying it for year. Jacksons been right out of his mind for years. He had been in and out of rehab since the mid 80′s. Does anyone remember when his hair caught on fire filming that Pepsi commercial, then a year later he went to Drug Rehab. Elizabeth Taylor took him for Gods sake. He told Chopra “I want to die like Elvis” Well, he got his wish. He died a junkie. And that’s the straight truth.

Deepak Chopra: Michael Jackson was an “addict”; his death was “an accident”

Best-selling self-help author Deepak Chopra is a guest on “Piers Morgan Tonight,” and he talks about his new book “War of the Worldviews” and more. He also talks about Michael Jackson, who he knew very well. “Michael was a controlled substance addict,” he told Piers Morgan. “He could stay off and then he’d be on again.”

Chopra also talked specifically about the Dr. Conrad Murray trial happening right now. Here’s his take:

“He didn’t expect to die,” said Chopra. “An accident. Dr. Conrad didn’t intend to kill him. He used a drug that should not have been used outside an operating room. He miscalculated the dose. There were probably other things in Michael’s system. It was a tragedy.”

Boulder Symphony concert “Journeys of Rebirth” October 14


EVENT: Boulder Symphony concert “Journeys of Rebirth”, featuring the Cherry Creek Chorale and the Longmont Youth Symphony EVENT DATE: Friday, October 14 at 7 pm at First Presbyterian Church, Boulder Saturday, October 15 at 7:30 pm at Bethany Lutheran Church, Denver ADMISSION: $10-$15 PUBLIC CONTACT: 970-577-1550, Boulder Symphony, the Community Orchestra of Boulder County, is proud to collaborate with the Cherry Creek Chorale and the Longmont Youth Symphony to present our premiere concert of the 2011-2012 season, “Journey of Rebirth” at 7:00 pm Friday, October 14 at First Presbyterian Church, Boulder, and again at 7:30 pm on Saturday, October 15 at Bethany Lutheran Church, Denver. Boulder Symphony music director Devin Patrick Hughes will conduct the orchestra in the World Premiere of celebrated composer Austin Wintory’s “Gray Rain”. Also on the program is the beloved Gloria by Francis Poulenc, Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Toward the Unknown Region, and Johannes Brahms’ Nanie. The program concludes with the exciting Variations on a Theme of Haydn by Brahms. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for students and seniors. Additional information is available at or at 970-577-1550

Pearl Street Music festival MOSTLY at Boulder Theatre; some music free in other clubs


Friday and Saturday Boulder is hosting quite a bit of music  all over the city. More than usual. With CU graduation, parents and family in town, Mothers Day, Musickings tent sale, farmers market and hot weather the city should be gridlocked…but fun.  There has been little press on the Pearl Street Music Festival (  they don’t have a phone) so we pick up bits and pieces where we can. Below is as much information we could find. One thing is for sure there will be a hulluvalot of bands playing in Boulder.

No Black Bands ??? Not one out of 40 acts. Oooh. hOW VERY WHITE OF US. so we bring you Kool and the Gang won’t be there, we could wish. but it’s time to “Get Down on it”

They are not all exactly playing on Pearl Street though. ok A few are playing in the Lazy Dog. But Pearl Street Music Festival is a catchy name but a bit misleading. You’d expect a big stage set up on Pearl Street and the roads blocked off. Right??  well, no.

Most of the bands are appearing in Boulder Theatre which is on 14th street. A few are scattered around at bars on 13th street  and Walnut st..  So is it a festival?? A real music festival??  It is certainly a way to drive people to shop in Boulder. We’d like it better if the called the Pearl Street Music Arts and Shopping festival. Wait did somebody say Arts……..?? Arts ?? What Arts?? Will there be tents with Art?? No info on that. We’ll get back to you. but read on for al the latest.


This weekend, Dr. Dog, The Head and The Heart, Mason Jennings and many more musicians and bands will play at the inaugural Pearl Street Music Festival in Boulder, CO. Although smaller than other two-day festivals, the stellar line-up and humble community makes Pearl Street Music Festival a great primer for the various outdoor summer concerts and festivals coming through Colorado this summer. Festival organizerTravis Albright spoke to PopWreckoning about the festival line-up and the perks of a Pearl Street Music Festival wristband.

PopWreckoning, Brianna Hernandez: How did you decide which artists to feature at the festival?
Travis Albright, Pearl Street Music Festival: I wanted to have a nice mix of local and national acts with a wide array of genres. The genres at this festival include indie, folk, bluegrass, jam, rock, and even late night DJs. Plus, they’re bands that I really love. The Head and the Heart and Dr. Dog are two of my favorites.

PopWreckoning: Aside from Snowball Music Festival, this is really the first music festival in CO this year. Is there any pressure as Pearl Street Music Fest kicks off music festival season in CO?
Travis: There is absolutely no pressure. We have had such strong support from the community since day one. All of the businesses, bands, fans, and the city of Boulder have been so great to work with.

PopWreckoning: How are you working with local businesses to enhance the festival experience?
Travis: Because the festival and local businesses decided to work together on festival logistics, the entire downtown area is benefitting this weekend. With one single festival wristband, patrons can get into seven different venues from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m., attend a film premiere, and check out art expos, all while receiving great discounts from local restaurants and retailers.

PopWreckoning: As Paste Magazine highlighted, this is your inaugural year. What are your goals for this festival?
Travis: We are so honored to named one of Paste Magazine’s “Top 10 Most Interesting Inaugural Music Festival of 2011!” It’s great to be in the company of such festivals as the Dave Matthews Caravan, Escape to New York, Electric Forest, and even Rock A Field in Luxembourg. Our only goal was to logistically get the downtown area to work together for a true Boulder experience. Hopefully next year we will have all of the Pearl Street district involved.

PopWreckoning: 2011 is the inaugural year for both Snowball Music Festival and Pearl Street Music Festival. With a slew of already successful music festivals, and several new music fests (including Pearl Street and Snowball), what does this mean for CO’s music scene?
Travis: I think that the music scene on the front range of Colorado is something that exceeds major markets such as New York, Chicago, and L.A. Our humbly populated area is able to run with the big dogs. That alone speaks volumes.

PopWreckoning: How is Pearl Street Music Festival different from other CO music festivals such as Westword Music Showcase, Underground Music Showcase, Snowball Music Fest, Telluride, etc?
Travis: I think it’s different because even though some of the others are multiple venue festivals, this is the only where you can buy a single festival pass and have access to so much in just a few blocks.

PopWreckoning: How would you describe CO’s music scene?
Travis: I think anyone that loves music already knows about the Colorado music scene. I’m from the east coast. Six years ago, the music scene was one of the main reasons that I moved to Boulder. That and the great beer, outdoor activities, sunny weather…


Boulder Theater Schedule
Boulder Theater Schedule
11:45 – 1:00 The Head and The Heart
11:00 – 1:00 Dr. Dog
10:00 – 11:15 Mason Jennings
9:30 – 10:30 Paper Bird
8:30 – 9:30 Gregory Alan Isakov
8:00 – 9:00 Boulder Acoustic Society
7:30 – 8:00 Ian Cooke
Other Evening Performances

Other Evening Performances in Clubs downtown Some may be FREE
The Congress @ Conor O’Neills
The Springdale Quartet @ Conor O’Neills
Oakhurst @ The Lazy Dog

Boulder Theater Performers

“Perhaps thanks to pal Jim James from My Morning Jacket (who lends a hand on the title track here), Dr. Dog are digging deeper into their rootsier leanings, taking cues from the Band and CSNY”

-Pitchfork Magazine

“Add a new name to summer’s soundtrack. The music of Hawaii born, Pittsburgh bred Mason Jennings has infiltrated the beach-party scene the way Jack Johnson’s folk-harmonies did ten years ago.”

- Outside Magazine

“I’m completely obsessed with them.”

- Dave Matthews

“Born in South Africa and raised in Philadelphia, Isakov makes quietly lush, deeply vibrant music more rooted in the starry night sky than any terrestrial locale”

- Paste Magazine

“Paper Bird created a local buzz with its modern folk sounds and harmonious vocals. The band’s genre-busting music earned the group loyal fans and sold out Colorado shows.”

- Colorado Daily

“Champion of Disaster may be an evolution beyond the beginnings of Boulder Acoustic Society, but it may also be the evolution of Americana.”

- 5280 Magazine

Also: Oakhurst, The Congress, The Springdale Quartet, Jet Edison, The Lumineers, Ian Cooke, Sticky Mulligan, Whitney Mann, Various Late-Night DJ’s
Jet Edison @ The Lazy Dog
The Lumineers @ Topo Ranch
Ian Cooke @ Topo Ranch
Sticky Mulligan @ The Laughing Goat
Whitney Mann @ The Laughing Goat
Wicked Won @ Tahona
DJ Psi Star @ Tahona
DJ’s TBA @ Absinthe House
DJ’s TBA @ Absinthe House
Film Premier
23 Feet @ Boulder Rock Club (8:00 PM Friday)

Exclusive Pearl Street Discounts
Boulder Baked
Complimentary “Grab and Go” cookie
Foolish Craig’s Cafe
10% off Food and Drinks
Outdoor Divas
10% off one non-sale item
Ozo Coffee
$2 “You-Call-It”
Lazy Dog
Happy Hour Drinks from 10-Close
20% off all items *except UGG and Sorel
Absinthe House
Complimentary glass of house wine purchase of Mixed Appetizer Medley
Sensorielle Spa
15% off all services
Art Mart
15% off all purchases
The Dandelion
Complimentary MarQaha drink with purchase
Saxy’s Cafe
$5 Salad or Panini
Topo Ranch
20% off all purchases
Dish Gourmet
10% off all meals
Blue Skies Boutique
10% off non-sale items
Easton’s JuiJitsu
Free introductory class
Savory Spice House
15% off all purchases
10% off purchase
Color Me Mine
50% off studio session
Dish Gourmet
10% off all meals
Om Time Yoga
Free Class Saturday *Must email their reservation to
Artist Expos
Topo Ranch
Kristen FitzGerrell of Studio 22
Saxy’s Cafe
Melissa Rubin of Ruby Star Designs

Single Day Passes on Sale Now $35
Multiple Venues. Incredible Bands. Exclusive Discounts. Boulder Lifestyle. Limited Tickets.

Silverfox advanced festival passes are now sold out; however, you can still purchase tickets from the Boulder Theatre.

[All tickets purchased after April 27 will be held at the Boulder Theatre Box Office for day of show pick-up.]

Boulder Theater
Connor O’Neil’s
Lazy Dog
The Laughing Goat
Absinthe House
Topo Ranch
Tahona Tequila Bistro
Dr. Dog
Mason Jennings
The Head and the Heart
Gregory Allen Isakov
Paper Bird
Boulder Acoustic Society
The Congress
Ian Cooke
Springdale Quartet
The Lumineers
Whitney Mann
Jet Edison
Sticky Mulligan
Pete Setin
John Statz
Various DJ’s
Foolish Craig’s
Ozo Coffee
Saxy’s Cafe
Lazy Dog
Tahona Tequila Bistro
Absinthe House
Boulder Baked
Dish Gourmet
Outdoor Divas
Art Mart
Blue Skies Boutique
Savory Spice Shop
Umba Imports
Color Me Mine
Topo Ranch
Om Time Yoga
Easton’s Brazilian JuJitsu
Sensorielle Spa
Dandelion Wellness

Rock and Roll Marathon Denver Information

Rock and Roll Marathon Denver Information


We learn about the Rock and Roll Marathons that take place around the country, every mile you can stop and listen to some great music and help support the American Cancer Society.

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