Win Tickets ($40+): Head For The Hills w/ The Student Loan, Renegade String Band @ Mt. Tabor Theater | Colorado Jamgrass, Improv

We are giving away two pairs of tickets to see Head For The Hills at Mt. Tabor Theater on Saturday, March 24, 2012. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winners will be drawn and emailed Friday, March 23.

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From our sponsors at Mt. Tabor Theater:
Head For The Hills @ Mt. Tabor TheaterHead For The Hills w The Student Loan, Renegade String Band
Saturday, March 24, 2012
8 p.m. | $10 | 21+

Mt. Tabor Theater
4111 SE Hawthorne Blvd.
More Info: thetabor.com

Head for the Hills has created a sound that is all at once organic, precise, timeless, and brand-new,¬Â as reported by the Missoula Independent. The acclaimed Colorado quartet has been receiving nation-wide recognition in response to their refreshing take on acoustic music. Described as ¬Å“modern acoustic¬Â music, H4TH produces an endearing mixture of homegrown compositions, traditional harmonies, and improvisation. In the live setting, H4TH ventures into a myriad of musical styles and sonic landscapes that appeal to a boundless array of listeners.

The past year has been a whirlwind of excitement for the group, with a ¬Å“SxSW Critics Pick¬Â selection by the Austin Statesman, a featured NPR radio appearance, & a nod for ¬Å“Best Bluegrass¬Â in Colorado (2010 & 2011), via a reader's based poll conducted by Westword Magazine (Denver's premier lifestyle/entertainment publication). The quartet performed at a host of music festivals in the summer of 2011 including: DelFest, NightGrass at Telluride Bluegrass Festival (Sold Out), South by Southwest, High Sierra Music Festival, Crested Butte Music Festival (Bluegrass in Paradise), Yarmony Grass Music Festival (Late Night Set), NedFest, Strings Music Festival, Boats & Bluegrass and more.

To get a sense of Head for the Hills' snowballing momentum, look no further than the surrounding talent on their self-titled sophomore release (2010), Head for the Hills. The album garnered the group a charted position on the CMJ Top 200 national radio listings. The pickers attracted heavyweights like longtime bluegrass aficionado, Drew Emmitt (Leftover Salmon) to produce and recorded at Bill Nershi's Sleeping Giant.

Mastering wiz Gus Skinas engineered the effort, who boasts a particularly intriguing history having digitally remastered Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon; helped Sony develop the early iterations digital audio, and invented an innovative multi-tracker called Sonoma that combines the warmth of analog with the ease and efficiency of digital. In addition, Vance Powell — who adorns his mantle with a Grammy for his work on the Raconteurs wildly successful Consolers of the Lonely album — mixed the record. The self titled release earned the group a #29 position on Colorado Radio's ¬Å“Top 50 Albums of 2010.¬Â

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20 Responses to Win Tickets ($40+): Head For The Hills w/ The Student Loan, Renegade String Band @ Mt. Tabor Theater | Colorado Jamgrass, Improv

  1. Garrett March 21, 2012 at 15:19 #

    I checked out this band randomly when I lived in Boulder a bit ago, really dug em’. Would love to see them on my new home turf.

  2. Laura March 21, 2012 at 15:44 #

    You had me at “jamgrass.”

  3. Dana March 21, 2012 at 16:28 #

    I love H4TH’s baby blue electric mandolin!!

  4. Adam March 21, 2012 at 17:04 #

    Sweet, its right next door to my place. The pickup lines are going to be easy!

  5. patti March 21, 2012 at 22:18 #

    would love to win

  6. Natalie March 22, 2012 at 10:05 #

    I’m so excited… I’m so excited… I’m so excited! Going to wear my Solar Bowling Shoes!

  7. blair March 22, 2012 at 10:25 #

    sounds awesome. I’d love the tickets!

  8. kate March 22, 2012 at 15:26 #

    this would give me just the serotonin surge I’m in dire need of!

  9. Maggie Brees March 22, 2012 at 15:38 #

    I would love to see some new bands, and I’m going back to Portland for the first time in ages this weekend. :)

  10. hossmaster March 22, 2012 at 16:24 #

    I saw these guys out at Northwest String Summit and they blew me away. Real pickers, but they can still get pretty out there. The crowd was super rowdy! Can’t wait!

  11. Erica March 22, 2012 at 16:51 #

    Consider this post commented on!

  12. stevie perrone March 22, 2012 at 18:50 #

    Awesome tunes &close to my house!

  13. Cory Shird March 22, 2012 at 19:05 #

    nWSS

  14. Lindsey March 22, 2012 at 23:06 #

    Love the bands, love the venue!! Can’t beat that.

  15. Liza March 23, 2012 at 06:31 #

    OMG!! Head for the HILLS, oh my!!! please, please, please

  16. Tomas March 23, 2012 at 10:09 #

    Me and my special girl would love to go! We’re DYING for some actual adult time together. Last weekend we drove to Salt Lake City and back with a van load of girls for the cheer leading competition. I almost died from an estrogen overdose! We NEED some time out, and away from preenagers!

  17. Tania Porter March 23, 2012 at 12:27 #

    Having a girls night out on the cheap with my bestie tomorrow, this would be the perfect night cap!

  18. Eva March 23, 2012 at 13:49 #

    Would love to go see these kids!!

  19. Rowan March 23, 2012 at 15:35 #

    To avoid my student loans I’m heading for the hills with a renegade string band

  20. Leonard March 23, 2012 at 22:00 #

    Love bluegrass

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