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PHOTOS: John Legend Red Rocks Amphitheatre show (review)

John Legend at Red Rocks Amphitheater

John Legend performs at Red Rocks Amphitheatre on Aug. 26, 2014. Photos by Steve Hostetler, heyreverb.com.

Through walls of wind, rain and what could have been debris from Dorothy’s house bodies climbed the hills to Red Rocks Amphitheatre on Tuesday to see the calm and collected cool of John Legend. Gates opened at 6 p.m. and the storms progressively got worse from there. It got so bad that Stockholm, Sweden singer Mapei’s set was cut from the show entirely. Organizers were calling for a hold in the show until the storm broke before Legend would take the stage. After about 40 minutes of slightly clear skies, the lights went down and the magic began.

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Future Islands finally gets its moment after a decade of waiting

Nearly a decade into its career, Future Islands is finally having its breakout year. The band plays Colorado's Gothic Theatre on Aug. 27. Photo courtesy of 4AD.

Nearly a decade into its career, Future Islands is finally having its breakout year. The band plays Colorado’s Gothic Theatre on Aug. 27. Photo courtesy of 4AD.

On stage, Future Islands’ Sam Herring will shove his fist in his mouth as if he’s pulling his heart out through his esophagus. He’ll throw his arms behind his head and thrust his hips like no one is watching. Dripping with sweat, Herring will growl and pound his chest with his fist. Looking eerily like a young Marlon Brando, the frontman/singer brings to life the music of Future Islands, a synth-pop band that has been dramatically balancing dance with electronic-punk and rock for nearly a decade.

And until recently, few people were paying attention.

“We had this belief over the years that one day it’s going to get better,” said Future Islands bassist/guitarist, William Cashion. “We always believed that if we played a show for 10 people that the next time we come through those 10 people would hopefully come back and bring their friends.”

Since forming in 2006, the band plugged away, playing small clubs, house parties, art galleries and basements throughout the country.

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Phish at Dick’s: Will its return to Colorado become the stuff of legend?

Phish - Day 2 @ Dick's Sporting Goods Park

Phish performs at Dick's Sporting Goods Park for the second night on Aug 31, 2013. Photos by Daniel Petty, heyreverb.com.

Phish returns to Dick’s Sporting Goods Park this weekend for a fourth Labor Day run, stepping into a venue that has emerged as a celebrated turning point in the Vermont quartet’s storied history.

Who would have thought that the Commerce City soccer stadium would become the stuff of Phish legend? And that legend runs deep in Colorado, where the band first wandered between Telluride bars in 1988.

Phish’s 26-year history in Colorado has culminated with its trio of Dick’s stands, displaying the band’s engrossing, unpredictable frivolity and humor alongside the exploratory grooves that keep fans frenzied. Yes, the magical McNichols Arena shows in November 1997 were overwhelming odysseys into the deepest funk, but Dick’s commands more space on the band’s Colorado trophy shelf.

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