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GA-20 plays the punky-blues

Every band has different methods for how they create and debut new songs. Some bands may have a member write individually, then bring the work in progress to other band members to add their ...

Hotel Draw: Playing music for the sake of playing music

Making music is fun. At least it is for members of local band Hotel Draw. While they don’t perform with the regularity as other local bands, they’ve been one of the sleeper bands at the last...

Salt Lake City bluegrass comes to Durango

Many bluegrass bands are born from a bluegrass pick. It’s a story this column has referenced in the past: the “pick” being an informal collection of musicians playing an even less formal con...

Taylor Neal, a DIY musician

Music is important. That’s a general statement that many could and would agree with, but for people like Taylor Neal, it’s a belief that resonates down to their core. Yes, it’s something tha...

The Sadies return to Durango

Canadian surf and garage rock, cosmic-country and punk band The Sadies made their Durango concert debut on Nov. 5, 2013. That night, music lovers of Durango were treated to a solid blast of ...

100 Year Flood to rock Gazpacho

Local musicians Dyllon Drake and Dugan Frase are stuck with each other. That’s OK with them. Guitar player Drake and drummer Frase met a decade ago, when both were playing in the band Revere...

Paying tribute to Johnny Cash

Johnny Cash is for everybody. An early country star who along with Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis put Sam Phillips and Sun Records out of Memphis on the musical map, Cash gr...

Jazz orchestra celebrates art form

The world of music lovers can thank America for jazz. Sure, the U-S of A has kicked down a load of recognizable genres, but arguably the one genre that spread quickly around the world is jaz...

Zimbira takes stage at iAM Music fest

Zimbira is a band born from musical education. Do you want to learn how to drive? Get behind the wheel of a car. Want to learn how to play a particular style of music? Form a group that spec...

Seth Mulder & Midnight Run taking stage at Bluegrass Meltdown

North Dakota isn’t really a state known for its bluegrass music. While there are pockets of the genre just about everywhere throughout the country, bluegrass remains tied with the southern s...

Ragwater to hold record-release concert

It was a little more than two decades ago when Pagosa Springs-based musicians Chris Rapp and Chris Haas began their musical partnership. Vocalist Haas had asked guitar player Rapp about play...

Acid Wrench: ‘We just love playing live’

It began with a drum set. Local attorney Justin Bogan has always been a fan of the punk-rock, digging on classic hardcore bands from labels like SST out of Los Angeles, Sub-Pop out of Seattl...