Live Reviews

Neil Young at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Night 1 (photos, review)

“He used to say 1970s,” my dad leans over and tells me as Neil Young opens his set at Red Rocks on Wednesday. The song is “After The Goldrush.” Young is playing it on his own, lit by a single spotlight with dramatic shadows hanging from his hat as he’s singing, “Look at Mother Nature on the run in the 21st century.” My dad has heard Young sub in the lyrics "1980s" and "20th century" in that warbly, broken wail intended to last generations.

Brian Wilson at the 1stBank Center (photos, review)

Going to see Brian Wilson in 2015 is far from some run-of-the-mill musical nostalgia show. It’s like going to church. The embarrassingly half-full 1stBank Center on Wednesday was a reminder that Brian Wilson worship is kinda like Scientology -- you’re either all in or not.

Thievery Corporation at Red Rocks Amphitheatre (photos, review)

Friday night Washington D.C. based collective Thievery Corporation put on yet another genre-bending headlining performance at Red Rocks Amphitheatre. Led by DJ’s Rob Garza and Eric Hilton, the duo brought their production to life with a full band and a myriad of guest vocalists (seven in all) as they flowed between Middle-Eastern lounge, downtempo, reggae and hip-hop.