Live Reviews

String Cheese Incident and Hot Rize make Hot Cheese Rising at Red Rocks

Sunday night at Red Rocks, Hot Rize and String Cheese Incident, two Colorado-based bands, collaborated on something of a Centennial State music salute. Michael Kang of SCI dubbed their blend the "Hot Cheese Rising” set before all 10 players opened the second part of the concert with Willy Nelson’s “On the Road Again.” Bill Nershi announced that when SCI was getting started as a more acoustic band, Hot Rize was a big influence.

Selena Gomez tosses Disney to the curb

Selena Gomez is growing up. She’s moved beyond the ridiculousness of teen-pop stardom and the Disney machine and into pure, unadulterated womanhood. Saturday night, her “Revival” tour stop at the Pepsi Center proved all of that, and then some.

The Growlers concoct playful psych pop at Ogden Theatre

Friday night at the Ogden Theatre, The Growlers brought a little bit of the beach to a steamy summer night in landlocked Denver. Their bouncy Orange County “Beach Goth” sound, a perfect hybrid of surf rock, cowpunk, psych rock and reggae, coalesces around the distinctive vocals and lilting melodies of frontman Brooks Nielsen.