Tonight: Punch Brothers at the Boulder Theater
Built solely on the intricacies of a well-trained string section, Punch Brothers are equal parts bluegrass and modern classical music. Chris Thile -- known also as a member of acoustic band Nickel Creek -- leads the quintet with his gentle and powerful voice. But it's his expert mandolin playing that blends gorgeously with the fiddle, banjo, guitar and upright bass of his counterparts.
Whether the band is tackling a forty-minute suite like Thile's four-part epic "The Blind Leaving the Blind" or covering an array of songs from Radiohead's deep discography, Punch Brothers' diversity is where their talent burns brightest. With just two albums under its belt, the band still seems to have no shortage of material for a fan base that appreciates its throwback-style of string arrangement set in a electric guitar-based world. This show all ages and tickets $25.75-30.75. Doors open at 8 p.m., concert begins at 9 p.m.