Live review: Greyboy Allstars @ the Boulder Theater

More than 15 years after its release, “West Coast Boogaloo” has stood the test of time. Featuring the legendary Fred Wesley (James Brown) on trombone, the Greyboy Allstars' seminal first album became a staple of the funk-jazz genre and ignited a groove movement that continues to this day.

Photo essay: Blues Traveler @ the Boulder Theater

Blues Traveler recorded an upcoming episode of eTown at the Boulder Theater on Sunday, showcasing classic hits “But Anyway,” “Run Around” and “The Mountains Win Again.” John Popper and the crew surprised their sing-along congregate with a harmonica-infused rendition of Sublime’s radio favorite, “What I Got.” Blues Traveler will release its new album “Blues Traveler 25” on March 6.

Live review: Soulive @ the Fox Theatre

Jazz-funk trio Soulive kicked off its three-day mini-festival at the Fox Theatre on Friday, the aptly titled "Snowlive." In addition to three nights of music with special guests JJ Grey and the Hartswick Horns (led by Jennifer Hartswick of the Trey Anastasio Band), the weekend featured a series of musical workshops led by the band and a Sunday performance of its well-received 2010 album of Beatles instrumentals, “Rubber Soulive.” Friday’s show offered a peppering of the band’s original staples -- from the improvisation of “El Ron” to the cerebral odd time of “One in Seven” -- but was themed mostly around soul and R&B classics.

This weekend: Alabama Shakes

Barely one month into the new year and Alabama Shakes are already one of 2012's buzziest acts. The Athens, Ala., group, fronted by the soul-filled Brittany Howard, will likely be a household name come summer.

Why So Serious, Demetri Martin?

Demetri Martin's thin frame, quiet demeanor and thoughtful jokes don't exactly cast him as a burly, cold-weather type. But he's embracing frosty locales as part of his "Cold Places" tour, which kicked off in Canada earlier this month and which takes him through the northern U.S.