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Live review: Rosanne Cash @ Denver Botanic Gardens

Rosanne Cash played a mix of originals and covers at Denver Botanic Gardens on Friday. Photo courtesy of the artist's Facebook.

Live review of Rosanne Cash at Denver Botanic Gardens

Live review: David Berkeley @ Swallow Hill

David Berkeley's modest folk music was the perfect soundtrack to a rainy evening at Swallow Hill on Saturday. Photo courtesy of the artist.

Live review: David Berkeley @ Swallow Hill Music in Denver, Colorado

Live review: Liz Phair @ the Bluebird Theater

Liz Phair @ The Bluebird Theater

Liz Phair delights with mix of new and old hits at the Bluebird Theater

Live review: Yo Gabba Gabba (Live) @ 1stBank Center

Yo Gabba Gabba @ the 1stBank Center

Yo Gabba Gabba lacks televised cache in real-life setting

Live review: David Sedaris @ the Boulder Theater

David Sedaris will slay you with his intellect and NPR-approved humor.

David Sedaris uses humor as weapon of choice at the Boulder Theater

Live review: Wilco, DeVotchKa, the Court Yard Hounds, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings and more at the 20th annual Jazz Aspen @ Snowmass Village

Wilco played a particularly fiery set in Snowmass Village on Friday night as part of Jazz Aspen's 20th anniversary celebration. Photo by John Hendrickson,

Jazz Aspen Snowmass, a polished jewel of a festival in the pocket of prosperity, provided sublime fodder for the rest of us on a beautiful weekend. We made the first two days of the three-day festival. DAY 1: Headliner Wilco played a typically restless and outstanding set on Friday evening, mixing ’70s-style rock and country with modern uneasiness and shards of sonic ambiguity. Wilco established this restlessness in the set’s first two songs. Opening with “Wilco (The Song),” Jeff Tweedy (toting guitar with owls on […]

Live review: Meadowgrass Music Festival @ the La Foret Center

Nederland-Boulder act Elephant Revival was one of many acts to play the Meadowgrass Music Festival outside of Colorado Springs last weekend.

Live review: Meadowgrass Festival @ the La Foret Center in Colorado Springs

Live review: Kaki King @ the Fox Theatre

Kaki King, seen here playing the Fox Theatre in Boulder, should sing her own songs -- and she should dance to them, too. Photo by Denise Chambers.

Some reviews of Kaki King’s new release, “Junior,” on which her vocals are more prominent than before, suggest that she does her music no justice by singing her own songs. Sometimes this suggestion is framed apologetically, or as a counterpoint to praise for her virtuosity and originality on guitar. And true, there may be no more interesting or talented woman guitarist on the scene today. But I understand why a music critic probing for affronts to perfection might prefer that King focus more on instrumental […]

Live review: Bob Mould @ the Bluebird Theater

Despite his legendary pedigree alt-rock and indie-rock godfather Bob Mould's set at the Bluebird on Saturday felt anticlimactic. Photo by Michael McGrath.

Live review: Bob Mould @ the Bluebird Theater

Live review: Greg Brown @ the L2 Arts and Culture Center

[photopress:greg.jpg,full,pp_image] Greg Brown’s literate, thoughtful musings on the season beat mindless, piped-in carols any day. Photo from A week before Christmas, Iowa folkie Greg Brown played a concert that, like the holiday, was variously a celebration, humble exercise and occasion for worship. “I’ll start with this poem,” said Brown, taking the stage at the L2 Arts and Culture Center on Saturday alone in wide-brimmed hat, dark sunglasses, and sleeveless shirt. The e.e. cummings poem, “most this amazing day,” set a commanding, reverent tone that […]