Live Reviews

Lettuce and the Motet at Red Rocks Amphitheatre (photos, review)

"I want to thank ya’ll. It rained… and ya’ll stayed!” Lettuce's Nigel Hall told a sold-out, waterlogged crowd on Friday at Red Rocks Amphitheatre. A torrential downpour wasn’t enough to keep the hometown jam favorites in the Motet and funk super-group Lettuce from throwing one of the most memorable parties of the 2015 Red Rocks season.

Speedy Ortiz at the Larimer Lounge in Denver (review)

Anyone who has followed Speedy Ortiz from the band's earliest days knows how satisfying the growth and rise has been. After winning love and and praise with debut full-length "Major Arcana," the musically brainy and brawny foursome upped its game to deliver a sophomore album that didn't find them in a slump.

Bette Midler at the Pepsi Center in Denver (photos, review)

Bette Midler starts out her Pepsi Center show pleading old age. She makes fun of her own perseverance (“I’m like vodka,” she jokes, “ageless, odorless and tasteless”) and of all the gray hair in her audience (“I don’t know if I should sing to you,” she rants, “or talk to you about the advantages of a reverse mortgage”).