Live Reviews

Ryan Adams slays Red Rocks tour-ender with rarities and a new song

Haunting vocals. Captivating guitar harmonies. Hair-flipping and somber emotion. Goofy banter often drifting into the feline. Skinny jeans. Ryan Adams at Red Rocks Amphitheatre on Wednesday night was everything you would want from the eclectic rocker and then some, as he crooned for hours amid his arcade cabinets, vintage (and sadly, non-functional) Dr.

The Yawper just turned the UMS up to eleven

"This one is about huffing gasoline and f%#&ing hookers." Yawpers singer Nate Cook certainly knows his brand. The rowdiest and wildest cow-punk band in Denver had a 2015 to remember, signing a record deal and reaching new ears across the country, and they returned home to turn the UMS Main Stage into a ruckus of dancing and flying beers.

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.