Went to Boulderfest (the music festival held on the grounds of Boulder Coffee and some adjacent homes) today. Ran into a couple of people I haven’t seen in ages, and accidentally saw a pretty good show. All in all, it’s been a goodDayTM.
If you’re in the area, go check out Lobster Quadrille next weekend. They’re kinda nutty, and the lead singer mumbles like a fanatic preacher on crack, but they have a really interesting sound and stage presence – the whole show is entertainment, not just the music. The music is good fun too. Think Gospel meets Ska meets Alice in Wonderland.
The music at Boulder in general seems to have improved a lot over the… holy crap, is it really over two years now? … that I’ve been avoiding it. There’s always been a couple of folks who were good, and seemed to be there almost by accident, but when they first opened, “show tonight” was often my cue to head out. Today was a nice surprise.