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October 9, 2009

Paper Bird at The Boulder Theater: a review.

review via Matas Vilgalys

Paper Bird: an Authentic Sound—and a Good Time.

Authenticity reigns as the relevant buzzword when discussing contemporary independent music.

In an age of synthesizers, digital distortion and other electronic apparati, Paper Bird is as authentic as they come. The indie collective, hailing from Boulder and Denver, includes a wide range of instruments and talents, all based around genuine musicianship.

After attending their October 2 show at Boulder Theater, I am converted to their church of instrumentation.  The group offered up a dynamic bonanza of tunes that got the crowd not only moving and grooving [a feat in itself], but also grinning.  In a room full of Boulderites, many privileged enough to see world-renowned acts come through town on a regular basis, Paper Bird makes music lovers take notice—and check any pretentiousness at the door.

They are a group who creates “feel good” music that encourages merrymaking, not because it is mere fluff, nor for loss of any musical merit—but for the passion, the artistry and the sheer enjoyment the band reflects from the stage.

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