Live Reviews

Denver holiday concerts: Five best rock shows to celebrate the season

Nathaniel Rateliff & Night Sweats @ Hi-Dive

Sick of “The Nutcracker” and “A Christmas Carol”? Think Trans-Siberian Orchestra is too expensive and kind of lame? Here five holiday concerts to see in Denver this season that are actually cool.



J. Mascis at the Larimer Lounge in Denver, night two (photos, review)

J. Mascis@ Larimer Lounge, 11/22/14

Armed with only a couple of guitars, a pedal board, a microphone and an amplifier, J. Mascis all but blew the roof off the Larimer Lounge in Denver.



Flying Lotus, Thundercat at the Fillmore Auditorium in Denver (photos, review)

Flying Lotus @ The Fillmore Auditorium

On the last night of his tour with Thundercat, Flying Lotus brought his experimental production to the Fillmore Auditorium.



Death From Above 1979 at the Fox Theater in Boulder (review)

Death From Above 1979 is not dead. In fact, the reunited duo proved at the Fox Theater in Boulder on Friday that it's far from it.

Death From Above 1979 is not dead. In fact, the reunited duo proved at the Fox Theater in Boulder on Saturday that it’s far from it.



Judas Priest at the 1stBank Center in Broomfield (photos, review)

Judas Priest

Veteran metal gods Judas Priest brought a righteously eardrum destroying show to the 1stBank Center Wednesday night.



Jane’s Addiction at the Ogden Theatre in Denver (photos, review)

Jane's Addiction @ Ogden Theatre

Jane’s Addiction was in top-form on Wednesday night for an intimate show at the Ogden Theatre, unfortunately Perry Farrell’s voice was not.



First Aid Kit at the Ogden Theatre in Denver (photos, review)

First Aid Kit at the Ogden Theatre 11/18/14

Swedish sister duo First Aid Kit has the poise, the looks and, most importantly, the songwriting talent to back up its sold-out crowds.



Run the Jewels at the Gothic Theatre in Denver (photos, review)

Run the Jewels @ the Gothic Theatre

Hip-hop duo of the moment Run the Jewels dropped by Denver’s Gothic Theatre on Tuesday, Nov. 18.



Sango, ESTA at 1Up Colfax in Denver (photos, review)

Sango 1Up

Flanked by vintage arcade games and tall cans of domestic beer, Michigan-based producer Sango demonstrated to Denver’s 1Up Colfax why he’s considered one of the most exciting up-and-coming electronic artists on the planet.



The Black Keys at the Pepsi Center in Denver (photos, review)

The Black Keys

With fame, Grammys and legions of fans, the Black Keys have been thrust into the role of an arena rock band. How did the band perform at the vast Pepsi Center in Denver on Thursday?