folk

Mumford & Sons, “Wilder Mind” review

The saying “the more things change, the more they stay the same” comes to mind while listening to Mumford & Sons' “Wilder Mind.” The band traded rollicking folk for glossy rock and it had about as much the same effect as changing out of suspenders and into leather jackets.

UMS veterans Bowerbirds to play Larimer Lounge on Tuesday

Underground Music Showcase veterans Bowerbirds play delicate folk music that’s at once lush and stripped down to its most basic elements. Principal members Phil Moore and Beth Tacular routinely meet on lonesome harmonies that easily lead listeners to feelings of nostalgia, rather than sappiness, like most of their peers.

Mile Marker: Deer Tick

To put it simply, Deer Tick has been one of our favorite live bands for several years. The Providence, R.I. group plays a mix of garage, country, punk and folk and wears its influences on its collective sleeve while still managing to sound wholly unique.

The Head and the Heart at the Boulder Theater, 9/23/12 (photos)

The members of the Head and the Heart brought their trademark beautiful harmonies to the Boulder Theater on Sunday night. From the opening notes to the two encore songs -- a haunting "Honey Come Home" and a powerful "Down in the Valley," the audience never stopped singing and dancing.

Gregory Alan Isakov to close out Chautauqua Auditorium summer concert series on Friday

Gregory Alan Isakov certainly feels a strong connection to Chautauqua Auditorium in Boulder, which he will headline for the first time on Sept. 21. Isakov and his band have played the venue on several occasions as an opening act, sharing the stage with such renowned artists as Cowboy Junkies, Indigo Girls and Brandi Carlile -- the latter of whom Isakov has frequently sat in with, most recently opening for her at Red Rocks.

Railroad Earth at the Boulder Theater, 9/13/12 (photos)

The Boulder Theater undulated with sound and gyrating bodies on Thursday evening as Railroad Earth took the stage, playing to a packed house. Throngs swarmed the Boulder Theater for this show, originally promised as part of a package deal along with the band's Red Rocks date with Umphrey's McGee on Friday.