Live Reviews

Joe Bonamassa rains down licks on Red Rocks

[caption id="attachment_119523" align="aligncenter" width="576"] Joe Bonamassa performs at Red Rocks Amphitheater on July 19, 2016 . Photos by Michael McGrath,[/caption] Our nation’s news narrative of racism, prejudice and division has spilled over into the music world.

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.

A distant Mitski doesn’t move the Larimer Lounge

[caption id="attachment_119422" align="aligncenter" width="3264"] Mitski performs at the Larimer Lounge on July 16. Photo by Bethany Ao. [/caption] As much as the Larimer Lounge crowd loved Mitski’s drummer (and his dog tattoo), the strongest moments of her hour-long set Saturday night came when she loosened up after he left the stage.

Long lines and high temps mar KTCL’s Big Gig 2016

[caption id="attachment_104398" align="aligncenter" width="800"] FILE: Cage the Elephant performs at Red Rocks Amphitheatre on June 1, 2015. Photo by Evan Semon,[/caption] Saturday at Englewood’s Fiddler’s Green Amphitheater, the sweltering air was filled with the sound of local music, the thick scent of sunscreen and a general frustration at a wait time three hours longer than expected at Channel 93.3’s 2016 Big Gig.

How one act almost ruined the “I love the 90s” show at Fiddler’s Green

[caption id="attachment_118590" align="aligncenter" width="3000"] FILE: Vanilla Ice performs at Twentieth Century Fox 2016 CinemaCon Presentation on Thursday, April 14, 2016, in Las Vegas. (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision for Twentieth Century Fox/AP Images)[/caption] There's only one reason anyone buys a ticket to the "I Love the 90s Tour" — to hear the songs you used to play over and over again on your Walkman growing up.

Non-stop dancefest for Dead & Company’s second night at Folsom

[caption id="attachment_118520" align="aligncenter" width="3000"] Bob Weir performs with Dead & Company at the University of Colorado's Folsom Field in Boulder on July 2, 2016. PHoto by Autumn Parry, Daily Camera.[/caption] Bob Weir’s Dead and Company cast their rainbow across CU’s sandstoned Folsom Field Sunday, capping an historic two-night stand with a near flawless display.