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Scene

Spotlight: Jimbo Mathus and the Squirrel Nut Zippers

In the late 1990s, it was nearly impossible to turn on the radio or TV and not hear a neo-swing band underscoring a commercial for The Gap or a big box retailer. Swing was everywhere, enjoying a renaissance as unexpected as it was brief. Somewhere in all that hullabaloo was the Squirrel Nut Zippers, whose hit single “Hell” drove their album Hot (Mammoth Records, 1996) into the platinum reaches of the Billboard stratosphere. And then, shortly after the turn of the century, it was all pretty much gone — even the ’Zippers, who were cut from a different cloth than the rest. There were similarities, for sure, but the ’Zippers threw it back to an earlier era — more vaudeville than jump swing, more flapper than Frank Sinatra. Indeed, considering how popular string-band Americana is now, it makes sense that Jimbo Mathus would stage a Squirrel Nut Zipper revival, complete with a new cast of characters and a killer Big Easy-focused album to tour on. Here, Mathus gets deep into the concept album on old Nola — Beasts of Burgundy — how the revival came to pass, and his plans for the future.

Cuisine

Off Menu with Chef Jerome Brown | Longmont Public House

Food. And earth. And soul. These are the basic ingredients to life for Executive Chef Jerome of the Longmont Public House (LPH). The ingredients to success are an important thing to consider, especially for a chef. Ingredients are the bread and butter of a restaurateur.

Summer Food Events 2019 – Yellow Scene Magazine

The town of Louisville will host its Taste of Louisville food fest on June 1 (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.). Come and try delicious foods and meals prepared by Louisville’s finest restaurants. In addition, there will be craft booths, activities for kids, and local bands performing at the Steinbaugh Pavilion. The food festival will be accompanied by the Taste of Louisville 5 k Run. The “Taste Race” will start at 8.30 a.m. and runners will convene at Pirates Park- Louisville Middle School and finish in downtown Louisville.

History

Faces of Summer

Cruising sidewalks along and beneath roadways, keeping pace with guided waters running through our Colorado towns, narrow alleys and dog-filled parks are awash in a full spectrum of hues. Not singularly due to the return of the sun’s long absent rays, these colors collected outside breweries and next to bike racks are murals rising to pull on passers’ eyes.

Summer Books: SheFactor and the Politics of Empowerment

The concept of women's empowerment is the compelling centerpiece of Heidi Ganahl's 200-page book, SheFactor. You may also know Heidi Ganahl (nee Heidi Flemming) as the accomplished female founder of the $100 million canine daycare and boarding franchise, Camp Bow Wow.

Also in This Edition

Summer Sports | Scuba Diving in CO: Spend your Summer Beneath the Surface

Summer is for sports, and Colorado loves its sports, but not all sports are as well known. For example, scuba. Scuba diving enables people to enjoy the thrilling experience of being immersed under the water, exploring the features beneath the surface, and spending time with loved ones while embarking on exciting adventures.

Summer Film | We Rise Up: Q&A with Producer Kate Maloney

The film is a social impact documentary that we have been working with all kind of remarkable influencers that are looking at what is the future of humanity and what is the definition of success that’s gonna drive us into a future that’s a thriving planet.

Summer Fashion | Boulder County’s Fancy Fashion Finds

While athletic wear or jeans and tees all day, every day, may dominate the fashion scene in our neck of the woods, certain occasions call for upscale upgrades. Whether you’ve stepped foot into one or not, clothing stores specializing in designer wear for the whole fam abound in Boulder County. Read on so that next time you’re preparing for a fancy party, a fundraising gala, or the Academy Awards ceremony, you’ll know where to shop.

Summer Travel: The Art of Staycation – Yellow Scene Magazine

We would recommend staycations across the state, as there are incredible places to visit from the Four Corners region of Southwest Colorado, through the Front Range and the entire Rocky Mountains, and here across Boulder County. In this humble little travel article we will look at a few of our favorite places to stop in for a couple of days of soft slippers, excellent eats, room service, and local fun. Follow us along as we staycation from Boulder to Denver to Grand Lake and a few places in between. It's summertime, BOCO; time to get out and enjoy your world. Check these places out for a quick break in the middle of your busy life.

Summer Drinks: Belgian Beers Infinite Variations – Yellow Scene Magazine

We all love Colorado’s 300 days of sunshine during winter, and if you don’t, you’re in the wrong place. Summer is a different story. As temperatures skyrocket drenching our clothes in sweat, we want nothing more than to shake our fists and shout profanities at the sun. Yeah, it gets hot in summer. Sweating bullets kind of hot. We need ways to chill out mentally and physically, especially after workouts Coloradans will never avoid. One of the best ways is indulging in a refreshing beer.

Libations Map 2019

Buy one, get one free! Some restrictions apply based on each location's guidelines. Must present map; one per customer; promo ends 9/30/2019.

News

Sammie’s Humanity: A DiverCity Conversation with Sammie Leon Lawrence IV

A DiverCity conversation with Sammie Leon Lawrence, the Fourth of his Name, Holder of Custom-made Dragon-topped Walking Aids, Gardener of Souls, and Weilder of Badass Afros. Long may his humanity be known.

Notables

Sammie’s Humanity: A DiverCity Conversation with Sammie Leon Lawrence IV

A DiverCity conversation with Sammie Leon Lawrence, the Fourth of his Name, Holder of Custom-made Dragon-topped Walking Aids, Gardener of Souls, and Weilder of Badass Afros. Long may his humanity be known.

Community Corner

Sammie’s Humanity: A DiverCity Conversation with Sammie Leon Lawrence IV

A DiverCity conversation with Sammie Leon Lawrence, the Fourth of his Name, Holder of Custom-made Dragon-topped Walking Aids, Gardener of Souls, and Weilder of Badass Afros. Long may his humanity be known.
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