This week at the Boulder Theater:
American singer-songwriter Gregg Allman comes from the one and only Allman Brothers Band. He brings his soulful and distinctive voice back on tour for his seventh album, Low Country Blues. Coming out of a 13-year hiatus, his album brings old, obscure blues songs to life in the contemporary world of music. Thanks to his powerhouse band, Allman’s album brings a mix of earthy tunes fused with gritty R&B, a little psychedelia and some deep soul.
This album is a milestone in his recovery not only from the death of his longtime producer Tom Dowd in 2002, but also from a successful liver transplant because of Hepatitis C in 2010. Allman called this record one of the main highlights in his career. His extensive award repertoire includes several Grammys, an induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Georgia Music Hall of Fame. Catch him live at the Boulder Theater on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015 at 8 p.m.
Dark Star Orchestra
This seven-member group honors the Grateful Dead in sound and spirit. They bring the familiarity of the famed band with the energy and experience that they have accumulated over the past 15 years. Each concert is a unique experience, as they choose a set list from the Grateful Dead’s 30 years of touring and make it appealing to young and older-generation fans.
Dark Star Orchestra has played nationally and internationally. They’ve participated in major festivals like Bonnaroo, All Good Festival, Wakarusa and 10,000 Lakes. They have featured guest performances from five original Grateful Dead members — Bob Weir, Bill Kreutzmann, Donna Jean Godchaux-MacKay, Vince Welnick and Tom Constanten. Catch them at the Boulder Theater on Thursday, Oct. 15 at 8 p.m., as well as the Ogden Theater on Friday, Oct. 16 at 9 p.m.
Beats Antique’s Creature Carnival
Get ready for a concert experience like no other. Beats Antique brings back Creature Carnival, a tour that promises outstanding performances, audience participation and improvisational discoveries. This group of experimental world fusion and electronic beats has been noted for their mix of different genres.
The trio consists of David Satori (production/live instrumentation), Tommy Cappel (production/percussion) and Zoe Jakes (dance/choreography). Their shows are notorious for their inclusion of tribal fusion dance and performance art. Special guests include Lyrics Born and Pinky D’Ambrosia, at the Boulder Theater on Friday, Oct. 16 and Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015 at 9 p.m.
This week at the Ogden Theatre:
Dark Star Orchestra [see above]
Dopapod’s name is as wild as their Boston beginnings back in their college basement. The eclectic group experiments with the spectrum of artists that shapes who they are today. The group sways toward a progressive rock and dance music sound, with catchy songs and entertaining set lists. They recently locked themselves up in a studio for a month to create their newest studio release, Never Odd or Even.
Dropping Nov. 11, in the midst of their fall tour, this album should garner momentum from Dopapod’s fans. They take pride on this next record in terms of sharper melodies, themes and lyrical imagery. Dopapod has been a part of Electric Forest, Camp Bisco, Peach Fest and Gathering of the Vibes. They stop at the Ogden on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015 at 9 p.m.
Named one of the greatest live bands around by Rolling Stone, The Roots have four Grammys to their name. They are an American hip-hop/neo soul band formed in 1987, and are known for a jazzy and eclectic approach to hip-hop that features live musical instruments. They’ve released twelve projects and were the house band on NBC’s “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” for five years.
The Roots are the face of Philly’s “Fourth of July Jam,” an annual Fourth of July festival that features big-name artists such as MKTO, Zella Day and Twin Ghost. They also headline “The Roots Picnic,” a revered show during awards season. Jam out to some jazzy tunes at the Ogden on Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015 at 8 p.m.
Contact CU Independent Staff Writer Paola Fernandez at Paola.FernandezGrados@colorado.edu.