Live Reviews

Jimmy Buffett takes fans at Red Rocks off to paradise

[caption id="attachment_122235" align="aligncenter" width="1200"] Jimmy Buffett at Red Rocks Thursday October 13, 2016. (Evan Semón for Reverb)[/caption]It had been 20 years since Jimmy Buffett and his band the Coral Reefers have played the Red Rocks stage, and Buffett knew it was a special occasion for his fans.

Partying is powerful: An evening with Andrew W.K. at the Gothic

[caption id="attachment_122173" align="aligncenter" width="1200"] Andrew W.K. brought his Power of Partying tour to The Gothic Theater on Oct. 11, 2016. (Michael McGrath[/caption] I went to check out Andrew W.K.’s “The Power of Partying” speaking event at the Gothic Theater on Tuesday night because, frankly, I’ve been depressed as hell about the presidential election and the current state of affairs in this country.

Dinosaur Jr. for Dummies: Eight tips for your next show

Thirty years into their tenure, Dinosaur Jr. is a legitimate staple of the indie/noise rock scene and a perennial Denver favorite. Based on our experience at The Bluebird Theater on Wednesday night, here are some pieces of sage wisdom to consider should you have the opportunity to check out a Dinosaur Jr. show in the future.

Mumford and Sons’ antiseptic folk a wash at Fiddler’s Green

If such a thing as monotonously fantastic exists, Mumford & Sons channeled it at their Fiddler's Green Amphitheater show last night. The evening had all the predictable elements of a beautiful early-fall show at the outdoor venue: lots of beer, the always-expected smell of weed wafting over the audience, talented musicians performing their craft and a near absurd amount of plaid and boots.

STS9 blasts off for 20th Red Rocks show

[caption id="attachment_113360" align="alignnone" width="1024"] FILE: STS9 perform at the Fillmore Auditorium on Feb 5, 2016. Photos by Andrew Bisset,[/caption] In the storied history of Red Rocks Amphitheatre, the list of acts to play the venue twenty times is short.

Supergroup Prophets of Rage greater than sum of its parts at Red Rocks

Wednesday night, while many Americans sat in front of their televisions seething about the presidential choices (or lack thereof) on display at the “Commander-in-Chief Forum," a lucky crowd of music lovers had their righteous anger majestically elevated at “Rage Rocks.” Featuring three-fourths of the original Rage Against the Machine in addition to Chuck D, DJ Lord (of Public Enemy) and B Real of Cypress Hill, Prophets of Rage is a supergroup in every sense of the word.

At 76, Smokey Robinson is still the maestro of make-out songs

[caption id="attachment_120731" align="alignnone" width="576"] Smokey Robinson performs at Hudson Gardens in June 2014. Photo by Jensen Sutta,[/caption] Seventy-six year old Smokey Robinson, as important a figure as Berry Gordy in co-creating Detroit’s Motown Records and its sound, a songwriter’s whose songs have been covered by D’Angelo, Dean Martin, Dolly Parton, Brian Ferry, Billy Bragg, Phil Collins, Hall and Oates, The Beatles and The Rolling Stones and once called "America's greatest living poet" by Bob Dylan, sang (and joked) his way through an hour-and-forty-five minute Las Vegas-style set on Saturday night at Fiddler's Green, covering most of the legend’s 55-year show business career.