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Tedeschi Trucks Band at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 7-28-14 (review)

Tedeschi Trucks Band @ Red Rocks 7/15/2013

Tedeschi Trucks Band plays at a sold out Red Rocks Amphitheatre on June 15, 2013. Photos by Lisa Higginbotham, heyreverb.com.

The double rainbow arcing over the stage lingered for 40 minutes, dazzling an already captivated crowd at Red Rocks Amphitheatre.

“How y’all doin’?” asked Gary Clark Jr., the talented torchbearer of Texas blues. “Because you sure look beautiful.”

Clark Jr.’s piercing riffs – a swampy blend of R&B, psychedelic shredding and Eddie Hazel-funk – seemed to keep the glowing spectacle both aloft and afire. While the rainbows eventually faded, the incendiary sounds continued with the Tedeschi Trucks Band.

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The best shows during UMS 2014: Real Estate, StaG, Residual Kid and more

UMS 2014 Day Two Seth M

Day two of the 2014 Underground Music Showcase featuring Roadkill Ghost Choir, People Under the Stairs, Residual Kid, Covenhoven, A Mouthful of Thunder, Accordion Crimes, Dawn Safari, Catch Lungs and Turner Jackson. Photos by Seth McConnell/heyreverb.com

Reverb and Denver Post staffers have compiled their lists of favorite shows at UMS 2014. A few that you’ll see on here more than once are Real Estate, StaG, Residual Kid, Whiskey Shivers and the Blue Rider.

Of course, even between the staff it’s impossible to see every show. So, if you have a different list, please feel free to share it with us in the comments below.

Read more…