During his 18-year music career, Keb' Mo's versatile roots style and intuitive lyrics have won him three Grammys. After a two-year recording hiatus, the southern-style blues singer-songwriter and guitarist released The Reflection—an emotional album reflecting on the journey of life—in 2011. Sat 8 p.m.
If you missed Steep Canyon Rangers at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival, this is your chance to see them a little closer to home (sans their famous bandmate Steve Martin). The group is out playing songs off their newest album, Tell the Ones I Love, released in 2013.
There's a different sort of holiday ghosts in this Christmas show. Based in the 1920s, the story follows a family who considers selling their mansion to pay off debt, but the ghosts who celebrate the solstice there have other ideas. This heartwarming cultural celebration—styled after old-fashioned radio variety shows—invites audience participation, as if you'd need an invitation to sing along.
The legendary improv comedy troupe takes its sketch show on the road. Long a training ground for comic genius, the Second City has produced talent such as Bill Murray, Chris Farley, Tina Fey, and dozens of other stars of SNL and Hollywood fame. Its traveling ensemble offers Colorado a chance to catch the next big thing. Sat 8 p.m.
Celebrate pride in Boulder with a high-energy day of nonstop entertainment. Drag kings and queens, aerial dance, and the all-female rock cover band the Tah Tahs are the highlights. An afterparty transforms Boulder Theater into an 18 and up club to close the night in style. Sat 3 p.m.-midnight.
The complex, introspective electro-pop of Passion Pit has made them a favorite of college students and hipsters everywhere. Lead singer Michael Angelakos' personal demons define their 2012 sophomore release, Gossamer, but it's not an unhinged, disconcerted sound. Every random piece is in its place, a labyrinthine creation that does any incubus justice. Tue 7 p.m.
KT Tunstall has been exploring uncharted musical landscapes ever since she landed on the scene nearly a decade ago. Her latest album, Invisible Empire // Crescent Moon, continues her exploration into what she calls “nature techno,” a marriage of electronic and folk music. Mon 8 p.m.
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