The Replacements at the Fillmore Auditorium in Denver (photos, review)
If we know one thing about rock bands, it‘s that you should never, ever … ever trust them when they tell you they are reuniting to play one final farewell tour.
Best Denver shows this week: Cold War Kids, Plum, Instant Empire and more
Cold War Kids, Plum, Instant Empire and more make our picks of the best Denver shows this week. See you there, and if you don’t make it out, follow our music musings on our Twitter @RVRB and our selfies on Instagram @heyreverb.
Princess Music, the Blue Rider at Bluebird Theater, 12-20-13 (photos, review)
On a pre-holiday weekend with loads of other choices, the Hot Congress Records showcase at the Bluebird Theater drew a good crowd on Friday. The label, home to a number of excellent local acts such as Colfax Speed Queen, Fingers of the Sun and the comedy collective, Fine Young Gentleman put together a lineup of talent, with Science Partner, the Blue Rider and headliner Princess Music.
UMS 2013 photos, review of Sunday: Born in the Flood, Lord Huron and more
The 13th annual Denver Post Underground Music Showcase didn't stumble or crash to a close on Sunday, the fourth consecutive day of live music, beer, sweat, tacos and pizza along the South Broadway corridor.
Live review: Future Rock @ the Bluebird Theater
Future Rock blew in to Denver from the Windy City on Friday; and the Chicago-based band blew away a young crowd at the Bluebird with abstract tunes and a dazzling light show.
Live review: Bill Callahan (Smog) @ the Hi-Dive
Bill Callahan’s charm is in his understatement –- which, itself, is hard to take seriously at first. Last night Callahan played an alternately heavy and airy two hour set at the Hi-Dive in front of a packed house that seemed well acquainted with his style.
Feature: Jethro Tull and the day the music died
Forty years ago, Jethro Tull played an apocalyptic show at Red Rocks Amphitheatre amid tear gas, unruly crowds, hurled rocks, violent police officers and a swooping police helicopter.
Live review: Rock the Bells tour feat. Nas, Busta Rhymes, Talib Kweli and others @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Nas, left, and Damian Marley were obvious highlights of the Rock the Bells date at Red Rocks on Thursday. Photos by Brittany Moore. As Nas, the marquee MC of Rock The Bells 2009, launched into his headlining set after more than 8 hours of hip-hop on Thursday, he placed emphasis on the lyric, “Most intellectuals will only half-listen.” It came during a thunderous “Hip Hop Is Dead,” the opening song of his set from 2006’s album of the same name.