Roots Run Deep

From humble beginnings in small ski town bars to consistently selling out Red Rocks Amphitheater, The String Cheese Incident continues to reinvent themselves as they roll into their twenty-sixth year as a band. After forming in Crested Butte in 1993, the buzz around SCI on the Western Slope quickly spread to the front range. On December 11, 1994 the band…

The Man Behind the Music

Otis Taylor, prominent American blues musician, and Boulderite, just released his 15th album, Fantasizing About Being Black. 
Throughout his musical career Taylor, a somewhat soft-spoken, warm personality with a welcoming sense of humor, has primarily focused on the harsher realities of life in his songwriting, particularly the harsh realities of Black America. While the lives of Black Americans have always…

Front Range Roots

Colorado has become a calling for great music; one can attend a concert while being immersed in the breathtaking scenery. As inspirational a night of music can be to attendees, consider the effect on the artists in residence. The community encourages new music, in turn, a genre of progressive bluegrass is embraced. Yonder Mountain String Band has risen alongside this…

Performers on Pearl

When first entering Historic Downtown Boulder, you're greeted by planters brimming with fresh flowers, and visitors are invited to follow the red brick road. Is it somewhere magical like Oz? Not quite that magical, but it’s still one of the most active places around town. Pearl Street Mall, dedicated August 6, 1977, has been the hub in Boulder since the…

Creative Kids

If you're interested in having your art published in an upcoming issue of Boulder Lifestyle, we're looking for young artists 11–18 years old in the Boulder area to submit their work! 
The realm of art can include photography, writing, poetry, drawing, painting and everything in between!

The Lumineers

If you had to listen to one album or song right now, what would it be? “Well, I did just listen to this one album, "Amnesiac," by Radiohead on a plane coming back to Denver, and it just floored me because it was just so inventive and crazy.”

Zach Heckendorf

Zach Heckendorf is a Denver native, singer-songwriter and musician who writes Jack-Johnson-esq melodies over hip-hop influenced beats. At 23, he has already spent six years as a professional musician. Heckendorf signed his first professional record deal at eighteen and has played with some big names at some big venues; he has opened shows for some of his childhood heroes including…

Ask the Expert

Nearly 70 percent of American families have no legal plan in place. Many people don’t know how to proceed or are overwhelmed with choices. Some people try to DIY their estate plan, only to discover they’ve wasted time making big mistakes. The better choice is to find a trusted attorney to create a proper plan that protects your family and…

History Lesson: Boulder International Film Festival

The Boulder International Film Festival (BIFF), sponsored by the Colorado Film Society, is held annually on Presidents Day Weekend in Boulder and has developed a reputation as one of the most compelling young film festivals in the U.S., exhibiting a number of new-but-unknown feature films, documentaries, animations and shorts that have gone on to significant box-office success and multiple Oscar…

Homegrown

Hat maker and owner of Royal Stag Hats, Cate Leuenberger makes high quality, handcrafted custom hats. Hats are rooted in classic men's dress wear with a modern spin. The styles are classically oriented shapes like the fedora, homburg or the derby. Always a hat person and a maker, it was just a matter of time until Leuenberger put the ideas…

LET TREY SING

The year 2015 marked 50 incredible years on the road to unlimited devotion with the Grateful Dead. To close out this remarkable musical career, the band billed a series of five farewell shows to close this chapter of their legacy. Two shows in Santa Clara, then three shows in Chicago, over the Fourth of July weekend. Aside from the “core…

“The Nutcracker” Gets a Makeover

If you grew up in Boulder, you grew up with the knowledge that the Boulder Ballet’s annual Nutcracker performance was not to be missed. As a dancer, I always admired the professionalism, magnitude and grace of their Christmas-time performance, and noticed that non-dancers appreciated this annual treat just as much, or more, than I did. Boulder Ballet is a common…

Jazz on 2nd Ave

The highly anticipated fifth year of Jazz on 2nd Ave returns on August 13, 14 and 15, for its biggest year yet, as the masterminds behind J2A bring Niwot big headliners, delicious food and drinks and a feeling of community through music that is fit for any musical preference. I had the pleasure of sitting down with one of the…