Tape Date: May 13, 2013
WHEN: May 13th, 2013 / 7:00 PM SHOW (6:00 PM Doors)
WHERE: eTown Hall
1535 Spruce Street
Boulder, CO 80302
COST: $22.00 (plus tax and theater fee) / THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT
The voice is unmistakable – immediately identifiable by those that know it and intensely intriguing to those that don’t. It belongs to Dallas Green, perhaps better known as the man who writes, records, and performs under the moniker of City and Colour. Dallas was with us for our very first eTown taping recorded from our new digs at eTown Hall, and we knew we had to have him back again.
Already renowned across Canada thanks to the success of his previous two full length albums – 2005’s Sometimes and 2008’s Bring Me Your Love – and a live CD/DVD combo released between the two, Green’s third studio effort, Little Hell (released in June 2011), propelled his profile to a new plateau. The album debuted at #1 on the Top 200 SoundScan Chart in Canada, #2 in Australia, #28 in the USA and in the UK Top 40. It has achieved Platinum certification in Canada and recently received Gold certification in Australia. Little Hell garnered him his 2nd Songwriter of the Year JUNO Award, his first in 2009 for Bring Me Your Love.
Joining City and Colour at the taping will be the up-and-coming band BOY!
The Hamburg-based duo gets your toes tapping, mind playing, feet moving, emotions traveling, head thinking, hips jerking. But above all, they make music that brings a smile to your face. Imagine a mix of the art school elegance of Phoenix, the lively melodics of Feist and the emotional depth of Bon Iver. But to draw such comparisons is superficial and not especially helpful because what you miss is the originality of the BOY concept and the charisma of its two performers. The BOY phenomenon began this summer with their first single ‘Little Numbers’. Now, having conquered their native Germany and Switzerland, they are shipping their sharp brand of pop to the rest of Europe. BOY are both girls. Valeska Steiner sang in several bands in her native Switzerland before moving to Germany, where Sonja Glass grew up, playing the cello in classical orchestras as a child, and later working as a bass player for several pop bands. The duo met when Valeska won a place at a prestigious summer holiday music workshop in Hamburg. There she met Sonja, who had recently returned from a spell studying bass guitar in Holland. BOY’s debut album, “Mutual Friends”, is an autobiographical affair. “It’s about arrivals and new beginnings,” says Valeska, whose songs are written and sung in English. “About hopes and dreams and aspirations. We want to make music that’s positive and hopeful,” explains Valeska.