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Glowing gloves, spider webs (the fake kind) and bear costumes dotted the sold out Ogden Theatre crowd on Saturday for a night with Seattle electronic duo Odesza. A simple stage setup, the two producers stood side-by-side behind a table filled with electronics. An enormous screen behind them filled the back wall of the Ogden with cityscapes, patterns and the Odesza geometric symbol. Mostly sticking...

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Pearl Jam performs at the “Made In America” music festival on Sunday Sept. 2, 2012, in Philadelphia. (Photo by Drew Gurian/Invision/AP) Pearl Jam survived the ’90s. Pearl Jam survived the death of grunge and the slew of forgettable new-grunge bands that came afterward. More than two decades into its career, Pearl Jam has proved itself as one of the most prolific and influential bands...

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Sleater-Kinney returns with new album, 2015 tour, Denver show

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Odesza at the Ogden Theatre in Denver (photos)

Odesza - Ogden Theater | 10/18/14

Odesza performs at the Ogden Theatre on Oct. 18, 2014. Photos by Dylan Langille, heyreverb.com.

Glowing gloves, spider webs (the fake kind) and bear costumes dotted the sold out Ogden Theatre crowd on Saturday for a night with Seattle electronic duo Odesza. A simple stage setup, the two producers stood side-by-side behind a table filled with electronics. An enormous screen behind them filled the back wall of the Ogden with cityscapes, patterns and the Odesza geometric symbol. Mostly sticking to their laptops and electronic controllers, they would occasionally pick up drumsticks to play the drum parts on beat pads. Known for cheerful pitched up vocals and catchy hooks, Odesza had the Ogden dancing through material from its two studio albums, 2012’s “Summer’s Gone” and 2014’s “In Return.”

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Listen: Broncos players pick their top songs

Denver Broncos defensive tackle Terrance Knighton (98) warms up prior to their game against the San Francisco 49ers August 17, 2014 at Levi's Stadium. (Photo by John Leyba/The Denver Post)

Denver Broncos defensive tackle Terrance Knighton (98) warms up prior to their game against the San Francisco 49ers August 17, 2014 at Levi’s Stadium. (Photo by John Leyba/The Denver Post)

By Troy E. Renck
The Denver Post

Kickoff approaches. The inflatable horse head takes shape. The flamethrowers prepare to burn. Inside the bowels of Sports Authority Field at Mile High, players steel themselves for the moment. Tucked away in a corner locker, Broncos linebacker Von Miller nods his head, losing himself in Phil Collins’ voice.

I can feel it coming in the air tonight, oh Lord

And I’ve been waiting for this moment for all my life, oh Lord

Miller races out of the tunnel, the song providing motivation for the mayhem.

“It’s the calm before the storm,” explained Miller, who said he keeps 32,000 songs on his computer, from country to “Lithium” by Nirvana. “When you are in the locker room, putting tape on, talking to guys, time is winding down, and you are starting to get hyped, I put it on. It works.”

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10 reasons Pearl Jam is a live act like no other

Pearl Jam performs at the "Made In America" music festival on Sunday Sept. 2, 2012, in Philadelphia. (Photo by Drew Gurian/Invision/AP)

Pearl Jam performs at the “Made In America” music festival on Sunday Sept. 2, 2012, in Philadelphia. (Photo by Drew Gurian/Invision/AP)

Pearl Jam survived the ’90s. Pearl Jam survived the death of grunge and the slew of forgettable new-grunge bands that came afterward. More than two decades into its career, Pearl Jam has proved itself as one of the most prolific and influential bands of the ’90s. But part of what defines Pearl Jam is the band’s unforgettable live shows, which bring some of the most impressive and unique concert experiences to the largest venues on the planet.

Ahead of Pearl Jam’s show at the Pepsi Center on Wednesday, we outline 10 characteristics of the band’s concerts that set it above its contemporaries.

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