Get ready – good music is comin’ to town
This is a campus filled with students who are looking to expand their knowledge, ski the snow-tipped mountaintops and possibly hear some hot metal guitar riffs along the way.
Here are a couple must-see events that should move some feet and shake some rears.
Sept. 13-14: 2008 Monolith Music Festival at Red Rocks Amphitheatre
The 2008 Monolith Music Festival is a two-day event filled with huge headliners such as Justice, Atmosphere, Tokyo Police Club and DeVotchKa.
“Devotchka is a mix of mariachi and gypsy sounds.violins, tubas, trumpets, guitars,” said Gabriel Romero, a senior political science major. “I’m really looking forward to it.”
While two-day tickets cost $110, buyers can also opt for $59 single day tickets or $85 dollar “Green Ticket” packages, which includes a two day entry but requires purchases in quantities of four and that the buyers carpool to the event.
Sept. 21: Buckethead at Fox Theatre
Get ready for a shred-fest. Buckethead is the masked guitar virtuoso made popular among CU Boulder students through his incredible guitar riffs, his short stint with Guns N’ Roses, and the near-impossible to beat song “Jordan” from the video game Guitar Hero II.
“I’m definitely looking forward to Buckethead,” said Andreas Sparkuhl, a freshman open-option major . “I went to his show last year.it was phenomenal.”
While seeing Buckethead live is definitely an experience, be sure to catch the opening act “That 1 Guy,” who will likely be showing off his homemade, seven-foot tall instrument called the “Magic Pipe.”
Oct. 3: Cold War Kids at The Boulder Theatre
Students who are looking for something a little more indie-rock should check out the Cold War Kids, a band with a wide variety of influences such as Bob Dylan and the Velvet Underground.
“They’re rock, but their lead singer has a really unique sound” said freshman English major Riley Asher.
Students who dig the soulful, blues-inspired rock of the Cold War Kids will also appreciate the opening act Sean Hayes, whose voice is known for touching the soft spots in the hearts of the audience.
Contact CU Independent Staff Writer Andrew Salazar at andrew.Salazar@colorado.edu .