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Check Out BIFF2019 Music Line Up!
Friday + Saturday March 1 & 2
The Filmmaker Lounge
@ The Post
2027 13th St., Boulder, CO 80302
BIFF keeps the music fresh in 2019 with the popular Singer-Songwriter Showcase. Festival goers are invited to hang with their favorite filmmakers in the Filmmaker Lounge @ The Post while listening to great music and discovering great new local talent.
Friday, March 1
Lucas Wolf is a South Dakota born, Arizona raised singer-songwriter currently touring the western region of the United States. He has supported bands such as Robert Randolph and the family band, Leftover Salmon, Lion Vibes, Gipsy Moon, Mountain Standard Time with sincerity each and every time. Once upon a time he lived as a wandering, hitchhiking busker playing his music from town to town, never knowing where he would end up next. As time went on, life on a never-ending road lost its allure and he decided to stay put awhile and pour himself fully into his music. He is currently working on his second full length record out of Boulder, Colorado.
Boss Eagle a.k.a. The Firebird is an unashamedly clean, undoubtedly relevant, undeniable storyteller. Originally from Harvey, IL, The Colorado-based Hip Hop artist is carving his path as a bonafide entertainer and entrepreneur. His Billboard®-charting debut album, The Firebird Album, is a reflection of his journey from being ‘just a kid from Chicago’ to becoming a man forged at altitude in Colorado. The album is deep and reflective, but also fun and smart. Boss Eagle raps about his spirituality (The Vine, Firebird), fighting for your dreams (Dream) and overcoming hardships (Ivan Drago), but also uses his rhymes to pay homage to the forefather/mothers of hip hop (Rap Dance). His popular ode-to-the-old school, Hip-Hop-meets-Motown track, Baby, demonstrates Boss Eagle’s awareness and appreciation of the singers/artists who paved the way for his genre and music to have a place today.
Dango Rose embraces a passion for music as a vital healing influence and as a spiritual path. He creates and collaborates to support harmony and truth. Born with a poet’s soul and a warrior’s heart his life’s journey has been one of transformation. Rose is best known as the founder and principle bassist of Colorado’s beloved Transcendental Folk outfit, Elephant Revival. Recently, Dango launched an Artist Development Agency, Production House and Music Media Platform called the Elephant Collective, focusing on career growth for musicians. Rose is a dedicated songwriter and is looking forward to sharing his recent works and catalogue favorites at this years’ Boulder International Film Festival. http://dangorose.com/home-2/
Shanna in a Dress
Shanna in a Dress is your quirky best friend who refuses to wear pants. A fun combo of humor, truth, and poignancy wrapped up in a sweet voice, this witty wordsmith calls what she does “snarky folk pop from a clever millennial who sucks at dating.” She is a diverse songwriter with a playful repertoire that manages to teeter the line masterfully of taking on complex subject matters with smart, yet accessible lyrics. Her songs are laden with clever wordplay and are relatable across all ages as she hops back and forth between the guitar, uke, and piano. Her first full length album was successfully crowdfunded and is currently in production. Shanna in a Dress has been compared to Ingrid Michaelson, Ani DeFranco, Jason Mraz, and the Flight of the Conchords all wrapped up in one. She hosts a monthly showcase called Women in Song in Boulder, CO and tours locally and internationally.
Michelle Petrie began playing music in Denver in 2014. She writes from a personal place and was hesitant to share her music at first. After trying a few open mics, she found that her songs resonated with people, and her raw and honest approach was welcomed. She has been playing shows along the Front Range ever since. She just released her first album on November 30, 2018.
Saturday, March 2
Gabrielle Louise is eclectic, eccentric, seductive, flexible, literate and a plethora of other descriptive adjectives that pertain to music and creativity and yet there is no pinning down this woman, no way to sum her up in one word. She manages to blend seemingly disparate styles of music and lyrics into a captivating blend…a homogenous mix of folk, bluegrass, and jazz…Her voice is going to make time stand still in that it is full, rich and has great nuance in it…A beautifully crafted disc in every possible way.
Vidushi is a singer-songwriter raised in Boulder, Colorado. She has been singing and doing theatre since she was 13 years old. She is also very interested in science and is looking to pursue graduate school in Neuroscience. She loves to sing more than anything and wishes to touch the world with her music, any way she can.
Rachel & the Ruckus
Rachel Alena grew up in the Los Angeles music scene with her father as a band member of Phil Spector’s ‘Wall of Sound.’ Rachel’s voice can be heard on hundreds of commercials, radio spots, audio books and much more as a professional voice talent and singer. Jessica Golich of Tatoo.com writes, ‘ “Rachel & The Ruckus are no rookies to the game as they have opened up for Nashville legend, Jimmy Hall, and rocked the stage at Crestone Music Festival, Parker Days, Colorado State Fair, Adams County Fair and Arapahoe County Fair.” Eileen Shapiro of Pure M Magazine writes, ‘the very talented vocalist Rachel Alena powerfully belts out those tunes as front woman for Rachel and the Ruckus. With the audaciousness of Janis Joplin, the strength and attitude of Joan Jet.’
Denver-based rock band, Professor Plumb, is the brainchild of CU Denver music business professor, Benom Plumb. Professor Plumb brings high-energy rock with a taste of satire, punk, blues and classic rock elements. The band’s first commercial release is a series of three EP’s titled “The Majic 12”, with EP 1 just released in August 2018. Professor Plumb’s BIFF performance is comprised of Benom Plumb (songwriting, vocals, bass) and John Demitro on guitar (of Boulder’s The Velveteers / Pink Fuzz). To learn more, visit www.professorplumbmusic.com.
“Many may try to harken back to the heyday of rock and roll, but few pull it off as authentically as Augustus. ” – Sun News, 9/17. From their humble acoustic beginnings in 2014, to their current status as a full time touring indie rock band, the 4pc Denver-based Augustus continues to push the boundaries while delivering honest, original songs. Since turning heads at SXSW 2017, the band has crisscrossed the country playing both coasts and Canada. Augustus has released a steady stream of critically acclaimed music, licensed songs to MTV, E!, and the Discovery Channel, and dropped their much anticipated 4th studio record ‘Idle’ Fall 2018.
More Festival Live Music
Friday Night Alive 9:15pm- 11:30pm Lucky Me Band
In 2009 a group of Boulder’s most veteran and beloved musicians, friends and colleagues for over 40 years, decided to join up and make music together: Three-time Grammy-Winning producer/musician Tom Wasinger, legendary Pearl frontman & singer-songwriter Craig Skinner, and the immortal rhythm section (of Navarro, Magic Music, & Leftover Salmon fame) Rob Galloway & Michael Wooten.
Saturday Night Alive 9:15pm- 11:30pm Special Guest Fiddler Jake Krack from the film Fiddlin'
Don’t miss this unique performance! This is a fiddling experience you do not want to miss!
Back by popular demand! Music & Film Panel Saturday, March 2 12:00-1:30pm BIFF Festival Tent
TV/Film Music Licensing and Audio Production
Join us for an interactive discussion and Q&A for all things TV/Film music licensing and audio production. Our panelists have decades of experience working with major music catalogs and TV/Film productions.
Benom Plumb, Assistant Professor of Music Industry Studies, University of Colorado Denver
Amy Abrams, Manager, 7S Management
Jeff Kanan, Founder and Co-owner, The Keep Recording
Nick Sullivan, Founder and Co-owner, The Keep Recording
Philip Dolin, Director/Producer of The Show’s The Thing: The Legendary Promoters of Rock
Ryan Suffern, Head of Documentaries for The Kennedy/Marshall Company
Opening Night Red Carpet Gala
Thursday, February 28 5:00-7:00pm Music at both locations by members of Mark Diamond Jazz Band Playin’ his bass all over the place, Mark Diamond presents pure jazz at its finest. Then “get on down” to the Boulder Theater with the funky brass of Guerilla Fanfare.
Mark’s hard-grooving acoustic bass sound was birthed in the New York area in the 70’s, where he learned to play many musical styles. Mark has toured Europe, regularly appears at festivals and clubs across the country and has performed or recorded with legendary performers such as Tim O’Brien, Earl Klugh, Nnenna Freelon, Spike Robinson, Richie Cole, James Moody, Ernestine Anderson, Ben Sidran, Peter Rowan, Kenny Loggins, Henry Butler, Fred Wesley, Buddy Tate, Mark Hummel, Allan Harris and Tom Lellis. Mark has opened shows for B.B. King, Kenny Rogers, Wilson Pickett, Koko Taylor, Buddy Guy and Junior Wells, to name a few.
The Guerrilla Fanfare Brass Band
The Guerrilla Fanfare Brass Band (or simply Guerrilla Fanfare or GuFa) brings New Orleans style funk to the Northern Colorado area. Our mission is always to get everyone up and grooving to our relentlessly fiery and funky sound. GuFa is composed of some of the finest and rowdiest horn players and percussionists in Northern Colorado, and performs hard-hitting funk, New Orleans Second Line style, fiery originals, and raucous arrangements of modern pop hits. Guerrilla Fanfare has performed extensively at venues, private and public events, and festivals such as the ARISE Music Festival and New West Fest in Colorado. They have been invited to perform at Honk Fest West in Seattle in 2016, 2017 and 2018 and HONK!TX in 2017. In 2017, Guerrilla Fanfare won the ARISE Music Festival “Rock the Scene” contest, effectively winning an audition to perform at the festival as well. In 2018, Guerrilla Fanfare was named ‘Best Brass Band in Colorado’ by the Westword Magazine Music Showcase.
Friday, March 1 5:00-7:00pm Rembrandt Yard
Bob, 64 years young is a Boulder, Colorado musician and still discovering new ways to create on the guitar. A full-time teacher and composer his compositions run the gamut from rock to jazz and acoustic. From songwriting to singing to looping Bob uses a guitar to speak groove and tell a story. www.bobstory.com
Opening Night Party at the Longmont Steward Auditorium
Friday, March 1 5:30-7:00pm Music by the David Moore Trio
Come and enjoyed some exquisitely played classic jazz from the David Moore Trio. A small combo with a big sound which pairs well with a glass of wine or beer and the excitement of the festival!
The David Moore Trio performs a variety of music from the jazz, pop, and blues idioms around the Northern Colorado region. The band consists of Ryan Leppich on drums, Daniel Thompson on piano, and Front man David Moore on the trumpet. Each member of the ensemble are students of the esteemed UNC jazz studies program which won 11 awards this past year in Downbeat magazine including a tie between two UNC ensembles for best college large jazz ensemble.
BIFF Noir: Leather and Lace
Saturday, March 2 9:00pm-12:30am License #1 at the Hotel Boulderado Music by: The Constant Tourists
It’s time to party the night away at BIFF Noir. License No. 1 speakeasy underground appeal lends itself to edgy yet sweet and sultry vibes of leather and lace. Enjoy a tantalizing cocktail, socialize and dance the night away. A nearly naughty night in noir with a swinging gypsy rock band The Constant Tourists followed by a late-night DJ set.
Don’t forget to “lace up” those leather dancing shoes!
FREE for all filmmakers & BIFF Passholders
$20 (includes service charge)
$25 (door, cash only)
available online and at the Boulder Theater Box Office
The Constant Tourists
Rocky Mountain Battle of the Bands “Acoustic” winner, The Constant Tourists, play gypsy folk rock. They mix Nate’s upbeat guitar lines and vocals with Cassie’s sultry voice, accordion, and jazzy trumpet licks. Within months of moving to Denver, the dynamic duo was joined by Dudley, on bass, and Sammy Boy, on percussion. Their eclectic style can only be categorized as Gypsy Folk Rock with influences from the Squirrel Nut Zippers, Pink Martinis, Django Reinhardt, and Zydeco. The group has recorded two full-length CDs together entitled, “Missed Connections” and “Carry On” which were fully funded by Kickstarter and two other previous disks as trios entitled, “Tourist Information,” and “Postcards.” The Constant Tourists frequent venues in Denver and the surrounding areas such as The Local 46, Denver Public Library, Children’s Hospital, Odell’s Brewery, Littleton Museum, and The Pike’s Peak Brewing Company. They also took their first tour through New Mexico, Arizona, and Utah.
Closing Night at the Boulder Theater
Sunday, March 3 6:15-7:15pm Featuring music by Card Catalog
Gearing up to release their debut album Push, Louisville based quintet Card Catalog is hitting the ground running for 2019. “Given that we come from different musical backgrounds and experiences, it is exciting to know that we stumbled upon something special,” says lead singer Jenn Tatro. Card Catalog have been hitting the road playing festivals and shows since 2016 when their current lineup was finalized. Originating in Louisville, Colorado, the members have begun to gain a following around the Front Range as a result of their raw, eclectic and energetic live shows. “Part bluesy swagger, part folkie murmur, part full-on rock rage, Card Catalog serves up a spiky alternative” – Boulder Magazine (Winter/Spring 18-19). Their debut album, Push, will drop April 26th and pair with a release show at eTown Hall, followed by a live studio session on KRFC 88.9FM Fort Collins on May 3rd.