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Phish played a tight, predictable second frame Sunday at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, wrapping up its fourth three-night stand on the Commerce City pitch with expected plays that roamed in unanticipated directions. The super rare “Curtain With” opener hinted that the band might be feisty and ready to dig up some treasures from its vast quiver. The unhurried “Wombat” follower – with its syrupy...

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Amid a swirling wind of manure, marijuana and rain, Phish found greatness on Colorado’s plains Saturday with a show for the ages. Dick’s Sporting Goods Park = Phish’s home. In a sprawling exercise under threatening skies, the Vermont fourtop shone a thousand different ways on Saturday. It was bombastic, from the first frame’s disco “Moma Dance” through an all-time “Carini” to the merry...

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Phish’s fourth Labor Day weekend at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park saw the Vermont quartet continue its first-night roguery. In a throttling first set Friday, the 31-year-old band spelled out the title of a long-lost song using first letter of each song. It was an old trick. But the way the band dug deep to craft their acrostic fun was refreshing. The often intelligible and uncommon “Llama”...

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Arctic Monkeys, Inner Oceans and more make our list of best Colorado shows this week. We’ll be seeing you there, and if you don’t make it out, follow the music musings on our Twitter @RVRB and our selfies on Instagram @heyreverb. 4) Phish — Aug. 29-31, Dick’s Sporting Goods Park (more…)

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PHOTOS: Phish at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park day three review

Phish at Dick's Night Three

Phish performs its final show of a three night run at Dick's Sporting Goods Park on Aug. 31, 2014. Photos by Dylan Langille, heyreverb.com.

Phish played a tight, predictable second frame Sunday at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, wrapping up its fourth three-night stand on the Commerce City pitch with expected plays that roamed in unanticipated directions.

The super rare “Curtain With” opener hinted that the band might be feisty and ready to dig up some treasures from its vast quiver. The unhurried “Wombat” follower – with its syrupy rhythm – delivered another dose of exploratory jamming from frontman Trey Anastasio. But the surprises ended there. Two more tunes from “Fuego” – the vacuous “Waiting All Night,” and the featureless “Winterqueen” – meant that Phish played nine of its 10 new songs from “Feugo” in three days at Dick’s.

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JAS Aspen Snowmass: From jazz to Earth, Wind and Fire, OneRepublic

Earth Wind and Fire @ Red Rocks

Earth, Wind and Fire brought hit after hit to Red Rocks on Tuesday. Photos by Joshua Elioseff, heyreverb.com.

Before winning Grammy awards and a spot in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, singer Philip Bailey remembers traveling to Aspen to play covers of Sly and the Family Stone, Bread and Three Dog Night for the locals and summer vacationers.

“I was right out of high school and playing Latin percussion, like congas and stuff, and we’d spend a few weeks living in a house up there each year,” the 63-year-old Denver native said over the phone this week. “It brings back a lot of memories being there, and I can’t wait to show the guys in the band how beautiful it is since I always brag about it.”

That band, of course, is Bailey’s longtime squeeze of Earth, Wind & Fire, just one of the acts playing this weekend’s JAS Aspen Snowmass Labor Day Experience.

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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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