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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

Live review: TV on the Radio, Broken Social Scene @ the Ogden Theatre, Day 1

TV On The Radio @ The Ogden 9/20/11

Photos and review of TV on the Radio, Broken Social Scene at the Ogden Theatre in Denver, Colorado

Live review: Thievery Corporation, Ghostland Observatory @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre

Thievery Corporation @ Red Rocks

PHOTOS and review of Thievery Corporation, Ghostland Observatory at Red Rocks Amphitheatre

Live review: Devo @ 1st annual Denver County Fair

Devo played the 1st annual Denver County Fair, naturally. Photo courtesy of the artist.

PHOTOS and review of Devo at 1st annual Denver County Fair

Live review: Ray LaMontagne @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre

Ray Lamontagne @ Red Rocks

PHOTOS and review of Ray LaMontagne and the Pariah Dogs at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado

Live review: Dr. John, Mavis Staples @ Denver Botanic Gardens

061411 Dr John and Mavis Staples

PHOTOS and review of Dr. John, Mavis Staples at Denver Botanic Garden summer concert series in Denver, Colorado