Anti-pop: What to expect at Sia’s first Red Rocks show

[caption id="attachment_118174" align="aligncenter" width="576"] FILE: Sia performs at Wango Tango 2015 at StubHub Center on Saturday, May 9, 2015, in Carson, Calif. (Photo by Rich Fury/Invision/AP)[/caption] In the age of arena shows saddled with pyrotechnics, laser beams, slick backup dancers and a slide shaped like Miley Cyrus’s tongue, Sia’s live performances stand out for a few reasons.

Watch: Super Bowl halftime show 2014 with Bruno Mars and Red Hot Chili Peppers

East Rutherford, N.J. -- The fans here needed to be entertained on Sunday night. Even the diehard Seahawks fans reveling in their team’s 22-0 lead against the Broncos at Super Bowl XLVIII’s halftime were in need of something unexpected, something flashy, something that was more engaging than their beloved Seattle footballers running over the floppy, flat-footed team from Denver.

Pop & Circumstance: Top 10 summer singles

There's something about these sweet and sticky summer months that just begs for creating a playlist. Every pop megastar aims to have just one super summer single to soundtrack the country's hometown BBQs, sweaty nights at the club and "down the shore" roadtrips.