Garth Brooks at the Pepsi Center in Denver (review, photos)
On Nov. 3rd, 1999, I watched Saturday Night Live. Garth Brooks was the host, and Chris Gaines -- Brooks’ rock-star alter-ego -- was the musical guest.
Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea at the Boettcher Concert Hall in Denver
The last time jazz heroes Herbie Hancock and Chick Corea toured together was 1978. Nearly four decades later, the two found themselves playing alongside each other at Denver’s Boettcher Concert Hall on a random Tuesday night.
Stevie Wonder at the Pepsi Center in Denver (photos, review)
Stevie Wonder opened the second leg of his "Songs in the Key of Life" tour at the Pepsi Center on Tuesday, continuing the celebration of his 1976 masterwork which would be played in its entirety, along with a few surprises.
Dodos at the Bluebird Theater in Denver (photos, review)
San Francisco’s Dodos seem to have proven once and for all that in rock today, the number of band members means nothing. These two musicians played what could have been a sparse, minimalist 55 minutes at the Bluebird Theater on Monday - and that would’ve been just fine.
Broods at the Bluebird Theater in Denver (photos)
New Zealand sibling duo Broods played to a sold out crowd at the Bluebird Theater on Saturday night. Despite a faulty mic that cut out several times during the first song, the band powered through and delivered a 70 minute set of all original material and one new song.
Greensky Bluegrass at the Boulder Theater (photos, review)
They hail from Michigan, but Colorado sure seems like home these days for Greensky Bluegrass. “I don’t think we need to leave,” said guitarist Dave Bruzza Saturday night, firing up yet another sold out crowd as the band closed out a three-night run at the Boulder Theater.
Greensky Bluegrass at the Boulder Theater (photos)
Greensky Bluegrass opened up three sold out days at the Boulder Theater on Thursday with a legion of screaming fans in front of them. The five member band from Kalamazoo, Michigan, offers a powerful, organic sound that stretches the definition of traditional Bluegrass.
Tennis, The UMS celebrate Mark Mothersbaugh at the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver (photos, review)
From his work with Devo and his own career as an artist and music-maker, Mark Mothersbaugh's influence on culture is immense. And since October, Denver's Museum of Contemporary Art has worked to highlight his impressive creative output with enough art to take over the entire building.
Johnette Napolitano’s Soiled Dove show in Denver cut short
Johnette Napolitano, singer/songwriter and former lead singer for the '80s indie rock band Concrete Blonde, has a committed Colorado fan base. That much is obvious, given her sold-out show and warm reception at The Soiled Dove Underground on Saturday.
Kongos at the Summit Music Hall in Denver (photos, review)
“We’re expecting you to party with us,” Kongos told the crowd at the packed Summit Music Hall on Friday night before playing “Escape,” their fourth song of the evening.
Gregory Alan Isakov at the Ogden Theatre in Denver (photos)
Just as their first song was fading to a close, Mandolin Orange's Emily Frantz looked at the sold out Ogden Theatre and said, "I knew there were going to be 1600 of you here tonight, I just didn't know you were all going to be listening." And for the rest of the Thursday night, that's what the audience did, they listened, with rapt attention to a night of soaring folk music.
Taking Back Sunday at Summit Music Hall in Denver (photos)
Taking Back Sunday stopped in Denver for the third time in less than a year on Wednesday night. The band has been touring relentlessly in support of its latest album, "Happiness Is." Having played the Ogden Theatre with the Used in April and Riot Fest Denver in September, Taking Back Sunday finally got its own headlining slot at the Summit Music Hall in Denver.
The Church at the Gothic Theatre (photos, review)
“Some say we’re the grandfathers, or the great-grandfathers of psych rock”, explained The Church’s Steve Kilbey to a mostly sedate, middle aged crowd at the Gothic Theatre on Tuesday night.
B. Dolan, Wheelchair Sports Camp, Rubedo at Walnut Room in Denver (photos)
Cold and snow didn't stop B. Dolan and his Denver companions Wheelchair Sports Camp and Rubedo from warming up the Walnut Room on Thursday. The show marked the beginning of B.
Scott Weiland at Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom in Denver (photos)
Even without his old band, the Stone Temple Pilots, Scott Weiland maintains his slithery allure and rock star stage presence. Weiland, with his latest band the Wildabouts, played a high energy set on Tuesday night at Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom in Denver.
Gov’t Mule, John Scofield at the Ogden Theatre in Denver (photos, review)
In 1999, jazz giant John Scofield joined Gov’t Mule in Atlanta for a pair of shows that would become the stuff of legend. Sixteen years later, recordings from that night have been packaged into the two-disc “Sco-Mule” – released in late January – and Scofield has revived the jazz-meets-blues sound on a 21-city tour with the Mule.
WinterWondergrass 2015: Infamous Stringdusters, Sam Bush, Leftover Salmon and more (photos, review)
Amid a four-day storm that blanketed much of the state in fresh powder, WinterWondergrass in Avon didn’t let a little snow stand in the way of throwing a party.
Hozier at the Ogden Theatre in Denver (photos)
Standing six-foot-five, singer-songwriter Andrew Hozier-Byrne, aka Hozier, would tower over any crowd -- stage or not. Factor in the good four-foot lift of the stage at the sold out Ogden Theatre, and fans on Wednesday were dwarfed as they gathered to see the giant Irishman with a voice of equal prowess.
Enrique Iglesias, Pitbull at the Pepsi Center in Denver (photos, review)
When Pitbull and Enrique Iglesias first announced their shared arena tour, critics nodded in agreement. “That makes sense,” they thought, imagining the substantial shared catalogs and fanbases between the two Latino, Miami-rooted artists.
Ariel Pink at the Bluebird Theater in Denver (photos, review)
Spiked high heels, striped pants, wrestling masks -- a packed Bluebird Theater had a date with Ariel Pink and his five piece band on Valentine's Day.