Get ready to plan your weekend. Here are some stories, reviews and features you'll find in the June 8 GO!
- On the cover: Austin, Texas-based band The Lonesome Heroes calls its brand of music Cosmic Americana, which takes it beyond a little bit country and a little bit rock 'n' roll into the territory of indie music. "The term comes from Gram Parsons and the Flying Burrito Brothers - hippies starting to play more country," said Rich Russell, the band's lead singer and guitarist. The Lonesome Heroes will play a free show Wednesday at Front Range Barbecue.
- Stumbling across a brother-and-sister barbershop quartet is one thing; finding a barbershop quartet of 16-year-old quadruplets is quite another. That's the story behind Vintage Mix, three sisters and a brother from Milwaukee. Nowadays, they criss-cross the country belting out '40s-style barbershop hits at conventions and gigs. The group will guest star at two performances by America the Beautiful Chorus called "If I Could Write a Song." The shows are Saturday at Sunrise United Methodist Church.
- While traveling his one-man shows around the world for three decades, performer Bill Bowers was bound to stockpile some juicy stories. He did, and fortunately he was also wise enough to capture the details of many of them in his journals. Being the natural storyteller he is, after regularly relaying his absurd tales to family and friends, he began to consider putting together a solo show about doing a solo show. He'll bring "All Over the Map" to Millibo Art Theatre on Saturday. The fundraiser will benefit MAT's scholarship and visiting artist programs.
- The Gazette's Caleigh Derreberry reviews the Fine Arts Center's current offering, "Man of La Mancha." She writes that the "musical's best party trick is the way it slyly edges toward an emotional climax, hiding a tender underbelly in comedy and adventure. The lean-forward-in-your-seat sort of ending has stunning lights and beautiful songs." Read more of her review at gazette.com
- Looking to get out of town? Our Beyond the Springs story this week focuses on French violinist Jean Luc Ponty has musically sweet-talked his audiences for decades after becoming the first bebop violinist and working with the likes of Eddy Louiss, Daniel Humair, Stanley Clarke, Quincy Jones, Frank Zappa and, more recently, Jon Anderson of the British progressive rock band Yes. Recently, he got the band back together - the same set of musicians he toured and recorded with in the '80s - for a new tour. The "Atlantic Years Tour" will revisit music going back to the '70s. They'll make a stop at Boulder Theater Tuesday.
- Dining reviewer Robin Intemann checks out Mollica's Italian Market and Deli, where red and white checkered tablecloths go together with Italian restaurants like spaghetti and meatballs. It's a delicatessen where sandwiches are assembled fresh to order; it's a restaurant where the Italian sausage is prepared from an old family recipe, and many of the pastas are made in house; and it's a small market selling Italian foods.
- On the beer scene, Pikes Pub columnist Stephanie Earls talks about whether a beer with sexually explicit, derogatory or otherwise reprehensible labeling should get a medal at the Great American Beer Festival or any Brewers Association-sponsored event.
- Food writer Teresa Farney talks about the recent expansion by Peng and Ted Jones, owners of Asian Cookery, into catering. While catering is the main focus of the business they have added a few tables and chairs so you can have a seat to enjoy Peng's delicious Malaysian street food. There are a few Chinese offerings too.
Find all these stories and more at gazette.com and in Thursday's GO! section in our print Gazette. And watch features writer Michelle Karas on KKTV 11 News promoting GO! Wednesday morning in the accompanying video.