Live Reviews

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.

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.

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.