Live Reviews

Railroad Earth bring Nershi along for top shelf make-up show (night one)

Railroad Earth was forced to postpone last month’s show due to an illness, so when they rolled into the first of a two-night stint at The Fillmore Auditorium on Friday, it was clear fans were ready to start “chasin a rainbow.” Opening with “Happy Song,” the band quickly led fans into “420” and “Storms.” The breath and depth the band explores in every song makes it impossible to classify their sound as bluegrass, newgrass or some kind of funk infused awesomeness.

Nathaniel Rateliff, Saint Motel pop off Kegs and Eggs 2016

Only the most dedicated drinkers and music fans attend the annual St. Patrick’s tradition that is Kegs & Eggs at Lodo’s Downtown. KTCL understands that it’s imperative to ensure the lineup is not only good, but has enough energy to wake people up in the wee hours -- some who’d been in line since 3 p.m. the previous day.

Funky Good Times Benefit an ideal fun-draisier for KGNU

Mountain Sun’s 23rd Annual Funky Good Times Benefit for independent community radio station KGNU has become Boulder’s most alternatively geared pledge drive. On Saturday, they threw a costumed bonanza celebrating two locally owned and operated establishments at The Boulder Theater with the brewery’s libations on tap and the ever-changing Pearl Street All Stars providing the tunes.

Thirty years later, the spirit of Megadeth rages on (review + photos)

If there’s one thing that’s stable about Megadeth, it’s their instability. Founded, fronted and fueled by the legendarily erratic Dave Mustaine, this is the 10th incarnation of the thrash metal icons, this time including long-time bassist Dave Ellefson (who returned in 2010 after a six-year hiatus), drummer Chris Adler (on loan from Lamb of God) and Brazilian guitar wizard Kiko Loureiro (formerly of Angra).

The Budos Band at The Gothic Theatre, Feb. 20 (review, photos)

Most bands say they've made it when they get to quit their day jobs. Not so with The Budos Band. In addition to playing in a group that has received international acclaim over several albums, the members of Staten Island’s The Budos Band all still hold down regular jobs, and really wouldn’t have it any other way.

Nile Rodgers brings the funk to the Paramount Feb. 19

To synonymize Nile Rodgers’ music with only Disco would be a huge mistake. Agreed, Rodgers’ hit “Good Times” (No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 in 1979) could be considered the era’s anthem, but the caliber of music Rodgers has made, and the caliber of the artists he has made it with, far eclipsed the disco moniker.