Best Colorado shows this week: The UMS, Night Beds and moreBy Matt Miller | July 12th, 2013 | No Comments »
Topping our picks of best Colorado shows this week are the Underground Music Showcase, Night Beds and more. 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) John Mayer — Red Rocks, Tuesday-Wednesday, Sold out
I always find it necessary to defend my guilty respect for John Mayer. He has a persona of a sappy singer-songwriter that tends to overshadow his phenomenal guitar playing. Listen to the tone and his bends on “Gravity” from the John Mayer Trio live album. In fact, listen to that entire album, and you’ll be convinced how his guitar work can put soul and the blues into any ho-hum pop song. He’s a blues guitarist cooped up inside of a teenage heartthrob. If you’re still not convinced, watch the video below, where Mayer dresses up as a bear suit and harasses fans before his own concert. At least we can all agree that he’s a great guy. He plays two nights at Red Rocks this week on Tuesday and Wednesday.