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PHOTOS: Interpol Ogden Theatre show in Denver (review)

Interpol @ the Ogden Theatre 9/27/14

Interpol gave a polished, exciting set in Denver on Saturday night during a headlining show at the Ogden Theatre that was framed by artful, abstract screen art, shadowy lighting, and a packed house that hung on every dour note and esoteric lyric.



PHOTOS: Future Islands Gothic Theatre show (review, video)

Future Islands

After a breakout 2014, the bar was set pretty high for Future Islands’ sold out show at the Gothic Theatre on Wednesday. Did the synthpop band live up to the hype?



PHOTOS: Pretty Lights, Colorado Symphony Red Rocks show, night two

Pretty Lights @ Red Rocks 8/9/14

The best part of Pretty Lights’ second of two sold out Red Rocks shows was also the briefest, the third set with members of the Colorado Symphony Orchestra.



Jurassic 5, Dilated Peoples at the Ogden Theatre, 7-21-14 (photos, review)

Jurassic 5

Los Angeles “backpack rappers” Jurassic 5 and Dilated Peoples enjoyed a convivial crowd Monday at the Ogden Theatre during the first of a two-night stand.



Nas, Flying Lotus, Schoolboy Q at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 6-19-14 (photos and review)

Feed the Rocks @ Red Rocks

Nas, Flying Lotus, Schoolboy Q at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 6-19-14 (photos and review)



Macklemore & Ryan Lewis at the Ogden Theater, 12/06/12 (photos, review)

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis @ Ogden Theatre 12/6/12

‘Heads have said for a long time that hip-hop’s heart and soul now resides in the music underground, where indie DJs and lyricists erect an audience one fan at a time through devoted touring and a savvy web presence as opposed to booty girls and gold-toothed bravado. Seattle rapper Macklemore and his wingman, producer Ryan Lewis, proved it Thursday night during a sold-out show at the Ogden Theater. These guys came to work, and delivered a performance that was thoughtful, funny and raw.



Lauryn Hill, Nas at the Fillmore Auditorium, 11/16/12 (photos, review)

Lauryn Hill

Lauryn Hill must really hate the music that catapulted her career.

Because from the moment this diva took the Fillmore Auditorium stage on Friday night, she clearly had no intention of performing anything the crowd would recognize.



Yasiin Bey (a.k.a. Mos Def) at Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom, 10/5/12 (photos and review)

Yasiin Bey @ Cervantes 10/5/12

Yasiin Bey (a.k.a. Mos Def) at Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom on Friday, 10/5/12. Photos and review of the concert in Denver, Colorado.



Live review: Portishead @ the 1stBank Center

Portishead @ 1st Bank Center 10/27/11

Portishead is a true original. That statement may be seriously unoriginal, but there were points in Thursday night’s Portishead show at the 1stBank Center when this reviewer was simply at a loss for words to describe not the music nor even the progressive video graphics but the seductive grasp all of it combined had on this audience.



Live review: Lupe Fiasco @ the Fillmore Auditorium

Lupe Fiasco 10.7.11 Fillmore

Photos and Review of Lupe Fiasco at the Fillmore Auditorium in Denver, Colorado