String Cheese Incident Archive

  • The one summarizing thought about this year's YarmonyGrass: not enough! Just two days of hardly strictly bluegrass on the Colorado River was not enough. The weekend boasted blue skies, warm temperatures and so many friendly faces gathered at Rancho Del Rio for the best of what Colorado has to offer of Bluegrass and string music. Mountain air, clear skies and incredible once in a lifetime collaborations made YarmonyGrass 2014 one of the most beautiful and unforgettable summer festivals to date.

    YarmonyGrass – August 15th-17th – Rancho Del Rio

    The one summarizing thought about this year's YarmonyGrass: not enough! Just two days of hardly strictly bluegrass on the Colorado River was not enough. The weekend boasted blue skies, warm temperatures and so many friendly faces gathered at Rancho Del Rio for the best of what Colorado has to offer of Bluegrass and string music. Mountain air, clear skies and incredible once in a lifetime collaborations made YarmonyGrass 2014 one of the most beautiful and unforgettable summer festivals to date.

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  • This weekend brings the annual YarmonyGrass back to Rancho Del Rio, high up in the Rockies--because there's no better place in the world for a Bluegrass festival. A favorite on the Colorado summer music schedule, YarmonyGrass provides a variety of native and nationally renowned names in the Bluegrass and string band communities. This year's lineup boasts a number of impressive acts so we've put together our “Top Five” acts that cannot be missed.

    LUD!’s Top 5 YarmonyGrass Picks

    This weekend brings the annual YarmonyGrass back to Rancho Del Rio, high up in the Rockies--because there's no better place in the world for a Bluegrass festival. A favorite on the Colorado summer music schedule, YarmonyGrass provides a variety of native and nationally renowned names in the Bluegrass and string band communities. This year's lineup boasts a number of impressive acts so we've put together our “Top Five” acts that cannot be missed.

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  • One of the fastest growing festivals in Colorado is Sonic Bloom, which will be holding its 9th annual summer solstice gathering in a brand new location.  In the past few years Sonic Bloom has called Shadow’s Ranch in Georgetown home.  While it's still known as a “boutique” festival, due to an increase in attendance and the need for additional space for camping and stages, festival organizers have staked their claim on the American Safari Ranch in South Park for June 19th-22nd.

    Sonic Bloom Relocates and Boasts Strongest Line-Up To Date

    One of the fastest growing festivals in Colorado is Sonic Bloom, which will be holding its 9th annual summer solstice gathering in a brand new location. In the past few years Sonic Bloom has called Shadow’s Ranch in Georgetown home. While it's still known as a “boutique” festival, due to an increase in attendance and the need for additional space for camping and stages, festival organizers have staked their claim on the American Safari Ranch in South Park for June 19th-22nd.

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  • Last Monday The String Cheese Incident celebrated the release of their new album, Song In My Head, with a free, two hour show on The Hill outside the Fox in Boulder.  Despite a little chill in the air that forced the "Barefoot Boys" to leave their shoes on for the duration of the performance, the weather held out and SCI played a solid set of music as thousands of fans danced in the streets.

    String Cheese Incident – April 28th – The Hill, Boulder, CO

    Last Monday The String Cheese Incident celebrated the release of their new album, Song In My Head, with a free, two hour show on The Hill outside the Fox in Boulder. Despite a little chill in the air that forced the "Barefoot Boys" to leave their shoes on for the duration of the performance, the weather held out and SCI played a solid set of music as thousands of fans danced in the streets.

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  • Saturday at the Ogden Theatre was expected to be a night of good ole' Bluegrass.  The Infamous Stringdusters have earned quite a following in Colorado, going head-to-head with Colorado locals such as Leftover Salmon.  The 'Dusters, hailing from Virginia, came to Denver last weekend with gusto, ready to impress the Rocky Mountain Bluegrass fans.  The crowd was just large enough that there was plenty of room to dance comfortably.

    The Infamous Stringdusters – April 12th – Ogden Theatre

    Saturday at the Ogden Theatre was expected to be a night of good ole' Bluegrass. The Infamous Stringdusters have earned quite a following in Colorado, going head-to-head with Colorado locals such as Leftover Salmon. The 'Dusters, hailing from Virginia, came to Denver last weekend with gusto, ready to impress the Rocky Mountain Bluegrass fans. The crowd was just large enough that there was plenty of room to dance comfortably.

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  • The Motet is celebrating their sixth studio release, 'Dig Deep,' at The Fillmore on Saturday! Simply put, this is a world-class ensemble that whips audiences into a whirlwind using sheer impromptu force. The rhythms are spontaneous and textured and the beats are hard driving. The band uses this energy to create a rapport between the audience and themselves that is rarely seen in today's world of manufactured rock.

    PICK OF THE WEEK: The Motet (CD Release Party) – The Fillmore Auditorium – Saturday, January 25th

    The Motet is celebrating their sixth studio release, 'Dig Deep,' at The Fillmore on Saturday! Simply put, this is a world-class ensemble that whips audiences into a whirlwind using sheer impromptu force. The rhythms are spontaneous and textured and the beats are hard driving. The band uses this energy to create a rapport between the audience and themselves that is rarely seen in today's world of manufactured rock.

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  • Just like last year, the first night of String Cheese Incident's New Year's run at 1st Bank Center was relatively sparsely attended.  The room was a little over half-full and though it allowed for plenty of room to dance and move freely from the floor to the stands, the room lacked the electric energy that can make a String Cheese show such a magical experience.  There were flashes of brilliance and some powerful horn fueled jams, but when all was said and done this was just an average incident.

    The String Cheese Incident – December 28th – 1stBank Center

    Just like last year, the first night of String Cheese Incident's New Year's run at 1st Bank Center was relatively sparsely attended. The room was a little over half-full and though it allowed for plenty of room to dance and move freely from the floor to the stands, the room lacked the electric energy that can make a String Cheese show such a magical experience. There were flashes of brilliance and some powerful horn fueled jams, but when all was said and done this was just an average incident.

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  • There have been many in-stores at Twist & Shout over the years.  Some, like Trey Anastasio and String Cheese Incident, were more or less ticketed affairs that saw lines stretch around the block and scalpers get top-dollar for wristbands.  Others, like Tuesday's intimate acoustic set with Mike Doughty, are much more mellow, laid back events.  Though it only lasted 30 minutes, the ten song set showcased Doughty then and now and satisfied the hardcore fans in attendance.

    Mike Doughty – October 29th – Twist & Shout

    There have been many in-stores at Twist & Shout over the years. Some, like Trey Anastasio and String Cheese Incident, were more or less ticketed affairs that saw lines stretch around the block and scalpers get top-dollar for wristbands. Others, like Tuesday's intimate acoustic set with Mike Doughty, are much more mellow, laid back events. Though it only lasted 30 minutes, the ten song set showcased Doughty then and now and satisfied the hardcore fans in attendance.

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  • Outside eTown Hall on Saturday night there was none of the usual commotion of a String Cheese Incident show.  There were very few people outside on the street, there were no fingers in the air, and not a single person selling beers or grilled cheese.  In short it was a bit disorienting.  Though the event wasn't publicized in advance outside a select group of invitees, a few hardcore fans had made it in the door and were a welcomed sight up along the lip of the stage as they danced, sang and pumped their fists in the air all night.

    String Cheese Incident – October 26th – eTown Hall

    Outside eTown Hall on Saturday night there was none of the usual commotion of a String Cheese Incident show. There were very few people outside on the street, there were no fingers in the air, and not a single person selling beers or grilled cheese. In short it was a bit disorienting. Though the event wasn't publicized in advance outside a select group of invitees, a few hardcore fans had made it in the door and were a welcomed sight up along the lip of the stage as they danced, sang and pumped their fists in the air all night.

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  • State Bridge concluded their summer season with the annual YarmonyGrass, a festival beloved by Colorado bluegrass lovers that proved it has a loyal local following whose dedication to the music remains unwavering. An annual weekend of camping, swimming, and dancing on the banks of the river - the festival is a Rocky Mountain tradition that will only get better with age. Thanks to Andrew McConathy and the rest of the performers, State Bridge, and the state of Colorado for a fantastic weekend of amazing music; it will not be forgotten.

    YarmonyGrass – August 23rd & 24th – State Bridge

    State Bridge concluded their summer season with the annual YarmonyGrass, a festival beloved by Colorado bluegrass lovers that proved it has a loyal local following whose dedication to the music remains unwavering. An annual weekend of camping, swimming, and dancing on the banks of the river - the festival is a Rocky Mountain tradition that will only get better with age. Thanks to Andrew McConathy and the rest of the performers, State Bridge, and the state of Colorado for a fantastic weekend of amazing music; it will not be forgotten.

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