Live Reviews

STS9 blasts off for 20th Red Rocks show

In the storied history of Red Rocks Amphitheatre, the list of acts to play the venue twenty times is short. There is Widespread Panic (legends with over 50 performances), Blues Traveler (kings of the Fourth of July since 1993), and, as of Saturday night, STS9, an electronic jamband with minimal mainstream success but one of the most dedicated fanbases in the country.

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

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.