Live Reviews

Judas Priest at the 1stBank Center in Broomfield (photos, review)

Veteran metal gods Judas Priest brought a righteously eardrum destroying show to the 1stBank Center Wednesday night. The band, vocalist Rob Halford, guitarists Glen Tipton and Richie Faulkner, bassist Ian Hill and drummer Scott Travis, performed a setlist that hit something from almost every era of their extensive discography, celebrating both their new LP "Redeemer of Souls" as well as their 40-year history.

First Aid Kit at the Ogden Theatre in Denver (photos, review)

First Aid Kit shared its shimmery, polished harmonies and sweet country-inspired songwriting with an eager, sold-out audience at the Ogden Theatre on Tuesday night. The impossibly pretty Swedish sisters have the youth, looks and talent to be outright pop stars a la Taylor Swift, but have chosen a more personal path, penning and performing earnest, writerly country-folk with influences ranging from Emmylou Harris to the Carpenters.

Murder City Devils at the Gothic Theatre (photos, review)

Spencer Moody, iconic frontman for the Murder City Devils, wasted no time getting into character Monday night at the Gothic Theatre. The slight, small looking man literally ran off of the stage and into the crowd after uttering only a few words in the opening song, “I Don’t Wanna Work for Scum Anymore,” thrashing about to start up a mosh pit.

Beats Antique at the 1stBank Center (photos, review)

Sometimes it’s hard to believe that Beats Antique continues to make sense in the EDM scene. As multi-instrumentalist and composer David Satori said at the 1stBank Center on Thursday, “Sometimes violins and computers don’t mix...Sometimes it just doesn’t work out.” But, more often than not for Beats Antique, this odd combination of instruments works, and the trio served up an impressive two-hour set to a lightly filled house to prove it.