The Jesus and Mary Chain at the Ogden Theatre in Denver (photos, review)

Rather than take their iconic back-to-the-crowd stance, The Jesus and Mary Chain faced a packed Ogden Theatre audience on Monday. The band looked over the crowd -- an interesting mix of people old enough to have listened to many a Mary Chain mix on cassette or vinyl and even more that weren’t even born when the band’s first record was released in 1985.

Tech N9NE, “Special Effects” review

With his drama, face paint, machine gun flow and searing emotion, Tech N9NE is like the the operatic star of hip-hop. His lyrics are vulnerable, the production heart-pounding and experience so authentic it’s surreal.