The Cure plays, massive sixteen-encore set at Fiddler’s Green
Sunday night, The Cure played a magnificent marathon of a set that was just like heaven for a capacity crowd at Fiddler's Green. The band started the show early (coming on stage at 8 p.m. sharp following openers The Twilight Sad) and ended 32 songs later, butting right up against the Greenwood Village venue's 11 p.m. curfew.
M83 awes Red Rocks with dance-forward set
M83’s synth-filled, vaguely nostalgic show was the stuff of dreams on a cloudy Tuesday evening at Red Rocks. The French group — fronted by Anthony Gonzalez — opened the night up with 2011 hit “Reunion.” The song was a strong first show of their dreamy sound, harking back to the '70s and '80s tunes that inspired Gonzalez as a child.
My Morning Jacket finish strong at second marathon Red Rocks show
In a recent interview with Rolling Stone from Nov. of last year, My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James described his band on tour as “enduring havoc.” That endurance and dealing with havoc also best describes being a member of the audience during a two-day marathon of three-plus-hour shows at Red Rocks.
The Kills on the prowl at brief Ogden Theatre set
Onstage, Allison Mossheart, lead singer for The Kills, has every rock and roll affectation in the book; she’s a willowy, writhing, hair-flinging, mic stand-humping vision of rock coolness.
My Morning Jacket balance jams and covers at Red Rocks (night one)
Closing out a handful of dates on what the band’s calling The Waterfall/Spontaneous Curation Series II tour, My Morning Jacket returned to Red Rocks, once again proving they’re among the top live bands in any genre, anywhere.
Florence + the Machine shrinks Pepsi Center with intimate show
Like a barefoot siren, Florence Welch enthralled a packed house at the Pepsi Center Thursday night and asked them to bear it all, emotionally and literally.
Flaming Lips and CSO spurn weather with “Soft Bulletin” at Red Rocks
Ponchos, raincoats, umbrellas, and expectations for show-ruining hail filled the long risers at Red Rocks as theFlaming Lips and Colorado Symphony Orchestra loaded in.
Leon Bridges dazzles with surprise Rateliff cameo at Paramount
Rising star Leon Bridges invited Denver-based Nathaniel Rateliff and his Night Sweats horn player Wesley Watkins into his cosmos at the Paramount Theatre Wednesday night.
Snarky Puppy cerebrally satisfying at Ogden Theatre
It's hard to pinpoint a modern act as talented and prolific as the fusion collective Snarky Puppy. This year, the band earned their 2nd Grammy (for Best Contemporary Instrumental Album) and released their eleventh studio effort, "Culcha Vulcha." Armed with their usual arsenal of heavyweight players and cerebral compositions, the ensemble was eager to please a polite sold-out crowd on Tuesday night at the Ogden Theatre.
Elephant Revival rise to occasion for Red Rocks-headlining debut
It is indeed a special kind of milestone for a musician to headline a show at Red Rocks, let alone a band of people working for years, with it in mind as their common goal.
Built to Spill and Doomtree complimentary contrasts at Project Pabst
The after came before. Project Pabst’s Denver edition kicked off Friday night with six "after shows" preceding the main festival on Saturday. The biggest ticket of Friday night had Summit Music Hall hosting Built to Spill, a band whose best work was arguably found on albums like “Perfect from Now On” and “Keep It Like a Secret” from the late ‘90s.
Pentagram hailed with dark hero’s welcome at Marquis Theater
Virginia-based doom metal pioneers Pentagram shook the foundations of the Marquis Theater on Saturday night as part of the evening line-up for the Project Pabst Festival.
From “Graceland” to “Stranger,” Paul Simon spans catalog at Bellco Theatre
Paul Simon, an undeniable poet laureate of American music, spanned more than half a century of his catalog at the Bellco Theatre on Friday night.
Project Pabst: A six-pack of the Denver festival’s best moments
Last summer, Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats were playing a handful of songs from their upcoming debut on drummer Patrick Meese’s back porch to a few dozen friends and fans during the Underground Music Showcase.
Brian Jonestown Massacre bankably confounding at Bluebird Theater
“Shut up and play!” yelled the drunk guy behind me, repeatedly, over the course of the three-hour, sold-out Brian Jonestown Massacre Show at the Bluebird Theater on Tuesday night.
At Red Rocks-headlining debut, Disclosure tunes in as crowd drops out
Despite some cold, rainy weather, Disclosure turned Red Rocks Amphitheater into a bonafide bacchanal Tuesday night. There was plenty of dancing going on (duh), a lot of drugs being passed around (obviously) and, therefore, a lot of indifferent partying happening among the crowd (which made the entire event a little surreal).
Ben Folds and yMusic embrace chaos at Paramount Theatre
The future of classical music is here, and that future leans on the shoulder’s of New York-based “yMusic.” Why yMusic, you ask? Because emo, suburban pop-rocker Ben Folds, toting songs about the plight of the white male, middle-class, says so!
Joe Walsh and Bad Company rain down hits at Red Rocks
On Sunday night at Red Rocks, Joe Walsh and Bad Company rolled out a torrent of classic rock singles for the second stop on their fittingly titled One Hell of a Night tour.
At Prince’s “Purple Rain” Red Rocks tribute, Colorado pours in to fill the void
Whether it's the loss of a relative, friend, or an iconic musician -- who tend to touch the lives of so many they'll never know -- death has a way of bringing us together.
With plenty of “Dopamine,” BØRNS updates ’60s rock at Gothic Theatre
With an aesthetic somewhere between Mick Jagger’s skintight denim, leather jacket chic and Jack White’s indie vibes, Michigan musician BØRNS seduced a sold-out house with psychedelic pop at the Gothic Theatre last night.
Papadosio explore new material at headlining Red Rocks debut
If you're a jam band, a headlining slot at Red Rocks Amphitheatre is a right of passage. The newest member of this jam-elite is Papadosio, a humble group of friends that climbed the ranks to headline the historic venue for the first time on Saturday.
JJ Grey & Mofro triumphs at first top-bill Red Rocks show
The Red Rocks concert season is officially underway. With less than a handful of shows taking place so far in 2016, JJ Grey & Mofro wrangled the stage Friday night following rain and hail, soaring through a throwback-heavy set capturing the Floridian’s raw, emotional soul and penchant for storytelling.
Chris Stapleton sets up and bowls over a sold-out Fillmore Auditorium
The good news: Chris Stapleton, the bearded bard of country music, took the stage Thursday night at the Fillmore Auditorium and delivered two hours of authentic country that at burned and blurred the line of blues and rock.