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REVIEW: Blake Shelton Pepsi Center show in Denver

Blake Shelton performed at Denver's Pepsi Center on Sept. 27, 2014. Photo courtesy of Warner Brothers.

“When I get nervous, I like to drink,” said a spry Blake Shelton as he offered a cheers of a mixed-drink concoction to the sold-out crowd at the Pepsi Center on Saturday Night.



Kacey Musgraves at the Ogden Theatre, 8-2-14 (review)

Kacey Musgraves performs at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on July 20, 2013. Photos by Steve Hostetler, heyreverb.com.

Beauty isn’t often considered a handicap in show business. But for Texas-native Kacey Musgraves, her siren sex appeal seems to obscure her exemplary songwriting chops and overshadow her craft.



Sharon Van Etten at the Bluebird Theater, 6-24-14 (review)

Sharon Van Etten's set at the Bluebird Theater was a radiant goldmine for those mid-week diehards who took in the spectacle to a mostly packed house. Photo by Dusdin Condren.

Sharon Van Etten’s set at the Bluebird Theater was a radiant goldmine for those mid-week diehards who took in the spectacle to a mostly packed house.



Skrillex at Red Rocks Amphitheatre day one, 6-20-14 (photos, review)

Skrillex plays Red Rocks on 6/20/14.

Enclosed in the cockpit of a giant neon mothership, Skrillex exalted Red Rocks Amphitheatre with a shower riffs and the type of deep bellowing synth-surges that have come to exemplify his sound on Friday.



Ellie Goulding at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 5-2-14 (photos)

Ellie Goulding @ Red Rocks

Ellie Goulding kicked off the summer Red Rocks season and on Friday.



Delta Rae at the Bluebird Theater, 3-21-14 (review)

Delta Rae performed at the Bluebird Theater in Denver on March 21. Photo by M. Eric Honeycutt, courtesy of the band's label.

Delta Rae’s show on Friday at the Bluebird Theater had the group struggling against getting caught up in the indie-rock stream.



DeVotchKa at the Mercury Cafe on Valentine’s Day (photos, review)

DeVotchKa @ Mercury Cafe 2/14/14

Buoyed by peerless sound production, the DeVotchKa’s acclaimed multi-instrumentation was crisp and Nick Urata’s vocals swirled in a commanding hum at the Mercury Cafe on Valentine’s Day.



St. Lucia at the Bluebird Theater, 1-28-14 (review)

St. Lucia. Photo courtesy of the artist's label.

Tuesday was a night of ’80s glam nostalgia at the sold-out Bluebird Theater for St. Lucia.



Selena Gomez at the 1stBank Center, 11-16-13 (photos, review)

Selena Gomez @ 1st Bank Center 11/16/13

As her sold out show at the 1stBank Center proved, Selena Gomez isn’t the wholesome Disney star that she once was.



Ben Harper at Ellie Caulkins Opera House, 11-08-13 (photos, review)

Ben Harper @ Ellie Caulkins Opera House 11/08/2013

At the front end of his solo acoustic tour at the exquisite Ellie Caulkins Opera House, Ben Harper sidestepped the spotlight to let his fans feel the love.