Live Reviews

Autolux proves essential at Larimer Lounge

It’s been six years since LA’s Autolux released new material - and just about as long since they last played a gig in Denver. During that time, the members of the three-piece have been busy - guitarist Greg Edwards rejuvenated Failure with the band’s first album in 19 years and extensive touring, while drummer Carla Azar played with Jack White’s all-girl project Peacock, among other things - but the space between records wasn’t especially long, comparatively (Autolux took six years to release their second album, 2010’s "Transit Transit", as well).

Father John Misty preaches to the millennial choir at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House

With a nihilist's sneer and the aesthetic of an H&M scarecrow, Josh Tillman's Father John Misty might be the ultimate millennial totem. Was Misty purposefully undermining the stuffy powers that be by swinging the doors of Denver's $92 million opera house open to feisty twenty-somethings looking to cross "vape in an opera house" off their quarter-life bucket list on Saturday and Sunday?

Iggy Pop bares chest and genius at Ellie Caulkins Opera House

There are only few music personalities as unique, iconic and influential as Iggy Pop. Denver’s Ellie Calkins Opera House was one of only 20 stops worldwide that Iggy and Josh Homme scheduled in support of their March release, “Post-Pop Depression.” Nearly four decades into his career, it’s the highest charting album of Iggy’s entire career -- partly because audiences (especially younger ones) have caught up to his music and acknowledged his sheer brilliance.

Joanna Newsom timeless at the Boulder Theater

Joanna Newsom had some help on Sunday from the most unexpected source: Justin Bieber. Newsom's bus broke down on the way from her tour stop in Salt Lake City, and Bieber and his team, who'll perform at the Pepsi Center tonight, gave them the parts they needed to make her Boulder Theater gig.