Live Reviews

The Growlers concoct playful psych pop at Ogden Theatre

Friday night at the Ogden Theatre, The Growlers brought a little bit of the beach to a steamy summer night in landlocked Denver. Their bouncy Orange County “Beach Goth” sound, a perfect hybrid of surf rock, cowpunk, psych rock and reggae, coalesces around the distinctive vocals and lilting melodies of frontman Brooks Nielsen.

Pop craftsman Neil Finn offers Boulder Theatre varied career retrospective

[caption id="attachment_19887" align="aligncenter" width="538"] Neil Finn and Crowded House played a catalog-spanning set on Sept. 9, 2010 at the Fillmore Auditorium. Photo by John DiTirro,[/caption] Fresh from an appearance at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Neil Finn played the first of a two-night stand at the Boulder Theatre on Tuesday night.

Esme Patterson formidable at Larimer Lounge tour kick-off

[caption id="attachment_115268" align="aligncenter" width="580"] Denver singer-songwriter Esme Patterson's new album "We Were Wild" is her most direct offering yet. (Provided by Press Here Publicity)[/caption] There’s something formidable about Esme Patterson; she takes over a room, and Saturday night at the Larimer Lounge was no exception.

On Father’s Day, Red Rocks gets Bob Dylan at his cruelest

[caption id="attachment_116705" align="alignnone" width="300"] FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2012, file photo, Bob Dylan performs in Los Angeles. Goldenvoice announced Tuesday, May 3, 2016, that the Rolling Stones, Dylan, Paul McCartney, Neil Young, Roger Waters and the Who will perform during a three-day concert at the desert grounds where the annual Coachella music festival is held.

Beanstalk 2016: The good, the bad and the beautiful

Imagine a small-scale Woodstock on the set of a Clint Eastwood Spaghetti Western. This unlikely pairing of free spirit liberalism and old town Western nostalgia was the aesthetic of Beanstalk this past weekend, the fourth rendition of the music festival hosted by Colorado jam band The Magic Beans.

M83 awes Red Rocks with dance-forward set

M83’s synth-filled, vaguely nostalgic show was the stuff of dreams on a cloudy Tuesday evening at Red Rocks. [insertSmugmug] The French group — fronted by Anthony Gonzalez — opened the night up with 2011 hit “Reunion.” The song was a strong first show of their dreamy sound, harking back to the '70s and '80s tunes that inspired Gonzalez as a child.