Girls on Top play at the Boulder Bandshell some songs we share of their performances here are a cover of RESPECT, Love Shack, Thank You Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin, Gonna Take U Higher and other great songs.
The Wendy-Woo Band plays at Band on the Bricks June 2011 we get a sneak peak at some of the songs they played and the big crowd that was enjoying the great music.
We watch the Lil Bluegrass Band jam out to the local Boulder Farmers Market crowd.
Heidi introduces us to the Boulder Summer Concert Series and this one by The Nacho Men called Testify, with lots of dancing from the jam packed crowed.
Eric Roberts play his Spanish guitar music from his new album My Brazilian Heart, at the Boulder Farmers market.
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Best Coast’s full-length debut – Crazy For You — was released yesterday, July 27, on the Mexican Summer label. Living up to the buzz and hype surrounding the band’s singles, the Los Angeles-based trio have indelibly left a sunny-warm, sticky-sweet mark on today’s music scene.
Singer/songwriter Bethany Cosentino (formerly of Pocahaunted) spends every second of the quick-hitter album (run time is just over 33 minutes) painting a portrait of stoned romanticism. Whether or not the lyrics are a derivative of the romance between Cosentino and surf punk rocker Nathan Williams (Wavves), the pure-heartedness and passion of a summer fling are laden in each track.
The first track, Boyfriend, encapsulates all the best qualities of Best Coast’s fuzzy, hazy brand of beach pop music. The desperation and hopeless longing that compose this song’s lyrics (and most of the album’s) harken back to the time of J. Frank Wilson and The Cavaliers (Last Kiss) when less-than-happy subject matter could still be incorporated in upbeat music.
Cosentino wears you down with her lyrics about young love and unrequited adoration, but the music remains poppy, optimistic and mostly enjoyable. It’s like one’s love for the beach and the ocean combining to overcome a hatred for sand. Realistically, the album’s short run time doesn’t afford the opportunity to tire of the straightforward and sappy lyrics.
If the duration of the album is a flaw, it’s also a strong suit. The repetitive lyrics and treble-heavy guitar can begin to blur and make songs indistinct from one another. Building upon the summer imagery, the album’s brevity is akin to getting out of the sun just in time to develop a tan and not a sunburn.
Nonetheless, Crazy For You is more than a seasonal novelty and will outlive the summer months. Best Coast are advancing a genre that’s attracting attention from the mainstreamers. With that said, this reviewer finds Boyfriend and the album’s bonus track, When I’m With You, to be the strongest and most likely candidates for repeated listening.
These CU music students on the performing on the Pearl Street Mall, with their tubas, put on a little Christmas concert for Boulder Channel 1.
We get a first hand look at the Boulder Chorale performing their wonderful holiday songs.
A special musical booth at the Boulder Farmers Market hosted by the Kutandara Center. The Kutandara Center lays musical foundations for a lifetime of musical enjoyment. Teaching community oriented group music classes and lessons for all ages, Kutandara Center uses African styles as a vehicle for everyone to experience the joy of music.
It was the night before the big fire in Boulder. Nina Storey had a soothing , haunting effect on a packed amphitheater audience in Boulder as she played the song Love me Enough from her new album Think Twice.