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Grant Sabin: Future Musicology

If you put your ear to the ground and listen closely enough, you can probably still hear Grant Sabin’s CD release concert performance reverberating through the tectonic plate of Colorado’s music scene.

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Coloradoan of the future, you are receiving a message from the past. It is 2013, your time, and I trust that neither of us smoke cigarettes, drink till we get weird, or eat fatty and over-processed foods anymore (thanks to our New Year resolve). Moreover, as certain as there is still a dusty Neil Diamond record waiting snugly i…

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Coloradoan of the future, you are receiving a message from the past. It is 2013, your time, and I trust that neither of us smoke cigarettes, drink till we get weird, or eat fatty and over-processed foods anymore (thanks to our New Year resolve). Moreover, as certain as there is still a dusty Neil Diamond record waiting snugly in every thrift store from here to Fort Collins, we all own a copy of Grant Sabin’s new Blank Tape Records release, Anthromusicology, by now. Right?

I must remind you, good Coloradoan, how far we have come. It wasn’t long ago when this whoop-ass blues musician– who played to us with a guitar hand-made from scrap wood carefully selected for acoustic resonance… who constructed a foot controlled stomp-box for us to dance to when he didn’t have a drummer… who flabbergasted us with his singular vision and subtle fury– was underappreciated by the city we live in and love.  There was a time when venues in Pueblo would only offer Grant wages comparable to what you would pay a child to sweep up a parking lot. Although he loved us, he simply couldn’t afford to visit. How times have changed. Right? Right?

Person of the future, I want to take you on a little trip. If you put your ear to the ground and listen closely enough, you can probably still hear Grant Sabin’s CD release concert performance reverberating through the tectonic plate of Colorado’s music scene. However, you don’t have to get your knees dirty. Citizen of the future, step into PULP’s magic wormhole mechanism and allow me to escort you back in time. Hold steady, this will only take a minute.

Wooowoo wooowoowoo…plop… plop…fssssss.

Welcome to Stargazers Theatre on the fourteenth of December 2012. This is the day that changed everything. Please be cool, do not to talk to anyone, and don’t change anything. I suffer from a terrible self-diagnosed case of paradoxaphobia. Now, you should put on your coat; it is freezing outside tonight. 

As you can see, we are waiting in the cold open air and a white bearded man named Alan is chatting us up. This friendly man, clad in a tasseled leather jacket, colorful flannel shirt, and a bowler hat, is overjoyed to be the first in line. Our feet are frozen to the inside of our shoes. Fog billows from our lips as if our very words catch on fire and leach degrees of our core temperature out into the icy atmosphere. Finally, after over an hour, the doors to Stargazers Theatre open up and we move inside to a ticket table womaned by a friendly lady who is, no doubt, warmer than we are. I find our names on the guest list (hot-shot one and hot shot two… right there), and we are each given a copy of, Anthromusicology. We quickly shuffle into the auditorium to find what we can both agree is ‘the best seat in the house.’ 

Photo by Kara Mason

Photo by Kara Mason

The giant dome ceiling gives the feeling that we are in a cathedral of sorts, leaving plenty of headroom for a holy spirit, or a mystical presence of some kind. There is a massive chandelier hanging down from the center of the dome, and a giant movie screen showing us upcoming events. Alan was just telling us that Stargazers used to be a movie theatre. He saw Bambi here for the first time as a child. Huh! Just knowing that makes me feel better (look, there it is! It is the best table in the house; lets get it). Finding our place at a mid-level table, you thaw your feet, and wait for the opening band to begin. I leave and quickly return to the table with two hot mugs of spiced wine that helps to warm our bones. Sitting down in the seat next to you, I open my notebook and get my pen ready. 

The lights dim, and a giant image of Grant Sabin’s face appears on the movie screen. On the image, the word, Anthromusicology, is laid out across his tongue like a communion wafer. The crowd begins to applaud as the first act, Chimney Choir (from Denver), takes the stage. I begin writing furiously, sending tremors through the table. 

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Photo by Kara Mason

You seem to be enjoying the band thoroughly, however, after the first two songs, I am getting the feeling that Chimney Choir is composed of modern urbanites trying to articulate some romanticized version of traditional world folk music. It is impossible for the band’s armada of expensive instruments, addiction to egg sh…

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Star Wars™ Pinball: Star Wars Rebels™

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Zen Studios has concocted a ruse of amusement, it’s a trap—of fun. Star Wars™ Pinball: Star Wars Rebels™, established by the critically acclaimed animated TV show on Disney XD, Star Wars Rebels™, releases endorphins chock full of nostalgia and bliss. With all of the Star Wars talk going on as of late, it’s nice to get in your daily nee…

Zen Studios has concocted a ruse of amusement, it’s a trap—of fun. Star Wars™ Pinball: Star Wars Rebels™, established by the critically acclaimed animated TV show on Disney XD, Star Wars Rebels™, releases endorphins chock full of nostalgia and bliss. With all of the Star Wars talk going on as of late, it’s nice to get in your daily need of pew pew! Stormtroopers assemble and try to take down the hero of Lothal, the whole mission thing is a bit nuts. This pinball table goes to a galaxy far far away by delving into an age that has yet to be traversed by the films. Zen studios gets the balance of the force just right, do not try to get this table, do it.

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Zen Studios does it again with Pinball FX2 – Marvel Avenger’s: Age of Ultron. This table is available on PC, Xbox One, and Playstation 4. Avengers Assemble! Age of Ultron quenches a thirst for adventure you didn’t know you had. Players assist Iron Man in finishing his most aspiring venture to date. The profound and climactic soundtrack will rip yo…

Zen Studios does it again with Pinball FX2 – Marvel Avenger’s: Age of Ultron. This table is available on PC, Xbox One, and Playstation 4. Avengers Assemble! Age of Ultron quenches a thirst for adventure you didn’t know you had. Players assist Iron Man in finishing his most aspiring venture to date. The profound and climactic soundtrack will rip you out of the comfort of your chair and into the Age of Ultron. Enjoy this audacious addition to the Avenger’s universe, Thor’s might is on your side. The Incredible Hulk, Hawkeye, and Black Widow make a gargantuan attempt at arresting the nefarious Ultron. Pull yourself together and check out this game, you can’t afford more mistakes. The god of thunder favors you.

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Shaking the Habitual, The Knife | Album Review

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Shaking the Habitual is something every person needs more of in life. Stepping outside of boundaries and entering a new experience can have a confounding effect on the senses. Rhythm and movement resonate from the deepest depths of the soul and project outward in an array o…

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Shaking the Habitual is something every person needs more of in life. Stepping outside of boundaries and entering a new experience can have a confounding effect on the senses. Rhythm and movement resonate from the deepest depths of the soul and project outward in an array of vibrancy. 

What starts off like a indigenous ceremony quickly changes to a post apocalyptic nuclear wasteland by the third track, “A Cherry on Top.” Then, finding semblance in a 19 minute interlude, “Old Dreams Waiting to Be Realized,” the brother-and-sister duo reemerge in ritualistic fashion with the deep bass line of “Raging Lung”. Ending with an unsettling aptitude, Frackin…

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Local and independent journalism is under threat in the West and you can change that.  With corporate raiders slashing newsrooms across the West, the PULP is one of the "Last Locals" in Colorado to produce original, compelling journalism missing in today's profit hungry world. But that costs money, time and hard work. We don't believe in spamming you with ads and that's why we need your help.

For every contribution, we put 100% back into producing original and amazing journalism. That's a promise only a local and independent newsroom can promise. Take heart because you will fuel stories just like this one and the future of journalism.

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