Live Reviews

REVIEW: Dave and Phil Alvin Soiled Dove show

Dave and Phil Alvin perform at the Soiled Dove on Aug. 20, 2014. Photo by Claire Martin.

Like Dave Alvin and Phil Alvin, the crowd waiting to see the brothers at the Soiled Dove Wednesday night was a bit long in the tooth.



PHOTOS: Jack White Red Rocks Amphitheatre show (review, video)

Jack White Red Rocks 2014

The audience drank water and Jack White drank gasoline at Red Rocks Amphitheatre on Wednesday, as White fueled the audience through a steady rain storm.



PHOTOS: Wiz Khalifa, Young Jeezy Red Rocks Amphitheatre show (review)

Wiz Khalifa @ Red Rocks 8/19/14

Taking the stage in three shades of black and Timberland boots, Wiz Khalifa said the date of his Red Rocks show — the same day his album “Blacc Hollywood” dropped — was no coincidence.



PHOTOS: Aerosmith, Slash Pepsi Center show (review)

Aerosmith

Legacy rock acts need to take a lesson from Aerosmith, who possibly sounded better Tuesday at the Pepsi Center than they ever have in their career.



PHOTOS: Rodrigo y Gabriela Red Rocks Amphitheatre show (review)

Rodrigo y Gabriela @ Red Rocks, 8/17/14

When Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo joined Rodrigo y Gabriela onstage at Red Rocks on Sunday, it showed the true strength of the flamenco guitar duo — but not in the way you’d expect.



Denver Psych Fest 2014 photos: Vacant Lots, the Cosmonauts, Tjutjuna and more (review)

Synesthesia: Denver Psych Fest- 8/16/14

The Denver Psych Fest returned bigger and better for its second year, with sets from Vacant Lots, the Cosmonauts, Tjutjuna and more.



REVIEW: Bruno Mars Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre show

Bruno Mars performs during the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVIII Halftime Show at MetLife Stadium on February 2, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

In a flash of confetti and personality, Bruno Mars returned for his third Colorado show in a little more than a year on Sunday, facing a crowd of nearly 19,000 roaring fans at Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre.



PHOTOS: The Baseball Project, the Minus 5 Oriental Theater show (review)

The Baseball Project @ The Oriental, 8/15/14

A decent-sized crowd dotted with baseball jerseys and grey hair showed up to the Oriental Theater for a great triple bill of indie bands headlined by supergroup, the Baseball Project.



Folks Festival 2014 photos, review: Dispatch, Brandi Carlile, Randy Newman and more

Folks Festival at Planet Bluegrass 8/15-17/14

“I’m here to say how important Planet Bluegrass and Lyons are to Colorado,” shouted Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper before introducing Imelda May at the Folks Festival on Saturday evening.



PHOTOS: Chive Fest Denver with Edward Sharpe, Cold War Kids and more (review)

Chive Fest @ City Park 8/16/14

Like a semester-ending frat party, Chive Fest Denver is a place where irony is not welcome, or lost altogether.