Live Reviews

Jurassic 5, Dilated Peoples at the Ogden Theatre, 7-21-14 (photos, review)

Jurassic 5

Los Angeles “backpack rappers” Jurassic 5 and Dilated Peoples enjoyed a convivial crowd Monday at the Ogden Theatre during the first of a two-night stand.



Nine Inch Nails, Soundgarden at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 7-21-14 (photos, review, video)

NIN/Soundgarden at Red Rocks

Did Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden’s joint tour fall in line with other lazy nostalgic rock tours, or was it an undertaking by passionate musicians at Red Rocks Amphitheatre on Monday?



Groove Music and Arts Festival 2014 (review)

Karl Denson w/ Juno What @ Boulder Theater 2/22/2013

In its inaugural year, the Groove Music and Arts festival brought a three-day funkfest to Shadow’s Ranch in Georgetown this weekend.



Wye Oak, Pattern is Movement at the Bluebird Theater, 7-19-14 (review)

Wye Oak played at the Bluebird Theater on Saturday.

Four people in two duo acts made one hell of a night of music on Saturday. Philadelphia’s Pattern Is Movement and Baltimore-based Wye Oak both played interesting, entertaining and compelling sets at the Bluebird Theater.



Man, or Astro-Man? at the Larimer Lounge, 7-19-14 (photos, review)

Man or Astro-Man, Sallie Ford Larimer

Man, or Astro-Man? landed in Denver on Saturday night and wowed a rowdy group of longtime fans with more than an hour of fast, sample-laden guitar instrumentals (and some with lyrics), goofy sci-fi visuals and often hilarious banter.



The Big Gig with Panic! at the Disco, Twenty One Pilots and more at Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre (photos, review, video)

Big Gig 2014

For nearly eight hours on Saturday, Channel 93.3′s Big Gig brought a mix of rock, punk, pop and even folk music to the newly remodeled Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre.



DeVotchKa, Colorado Symphony Orchestra at Red Rocks, 7-17-14 (photos, review)

DeVotchKa @ Red Rocks . 7/17/14

An adventure of a performance, DeVotchKa played a sold out Red Rocks backed by the Colorado Symphony Orchestra. And if that wasn’t enough, they were joined by El Sistema Colorado and acrobats.



Journey, Steve Miller Band at the Pepsi Center, 7-16-14 (photos, review)

Journey and Steve Miller Band w/ Tower of Power at Pepsi Center 7/16/2014

Both Bay Area legends and both storied hitmakers from the ’70s and ’80s, Journey and the Steve Miller Band joined forces to bring nostalgia to the Pepsi Center on Wednesday.



Mac DeMarco at the Gothic Theatre, 7-14-14 (photos, review, video)

Mac DeMarco at the Gothic Theatre

As Mac DeMarco and his band brought endless summer guitar lines and Bart Simpson antics the sold out Gothic Theatre went wild on Monday.



Amen Dunes at Lost Lake Lounge, 7-14-14 (review)

Amen Dunes at Lost Lake Lounge, 7-14-14 (review)

Damon McMahon, frontman for Amen Dunes is a study in easy understatement. In front of a packed house at the Lost Lake Lounge last Monday night, McMahon led the trio that makes up the touring version of Amen Dunes through an hour of passionate, liquid freak folk, the likes of which Denver hasn’t seen since Angels of Light last visited.