Little Dragon managed to turn the cavernous vibe of the Ogden Theatre into a pulsating euro disco with thundering bass that occasionally obscured Yukimi Nagano’s vocals.
With the stage at the Ogden Theatre illuminated by a simple yet effective light rig and swirling plumes of smoke, Little Dragon opened their set with an extended intro — the striking, ethereal “Mirror” before laying into the crowd with catchy tracks, danceable beats and thumping bass. Lots and lots of bass.
The Swedish band, vocalist Yukimi Nagano, drummer Erik Bodin, keyboardist Håkan Wirenstrand and Frederik Källgren Wallin on keys, bass and percussion, performed an inspired set of material from throughout their discography – highlighting a number of tracks from their latest LP “Nabuma Rubberband.”
Greensky Bluegrass at the Fox Theater in Boulder on Oct. 24 and 25. Photos by Dylan Langille, heyreverb.com.
Guitarist Dave Bruzza is trying to pack a lot of things into a very small time frame. The Michigan native moved to Denver about a year ago, and his band, Greensky Bluegrass, has two big shows at the Ogden Theater on Oct. 24-25. Greensky, which includes mandolinist/lead singer Paul Hoffman, Dobro player Anders Beck, banjo player Michael Bont, and bassist Mike Devol, will then play a show at the Belly Up in Aspen on Oct. 27, Santa Fe on Oct. 28, Flagstaff on Oct. 29, and play the Suwanee Hulaween with String Cheese Incident in Florida on Halloween. The day after, Nov. 1, the band will fly to Las Vegas to play a late night benefit show for The WaterWheel Foundation right after Phish’s show.
In the middle of this, Bruzza and his wife are moving into a new apartment in the Capitol Hill area.
“I wish we were moving into our new place before the (Ogden) show since it’s right down the street,” he laughs while sitting down to talk at City O City in Capitol Hill.