Fifty years later, The Who still smash expectations (review, photos)
The Who’s legendary rockers Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend could easily have tumbled into the nostalgia-trap for their The Who Hits 50 tour. Grumble through the hits, throw a windmill strum or two, twirl the mic and harvest cash.
Wild Feathers all Nashville sweat and rhythm at Bluebird Theater
The Wild Feathers ruffled Denver fans last night and rattled the antique plaster at The Bluebird Theater. Though they hail from Nashville, the Wild Feathers didn’t play fiddles and lap steel, ya’ll.
Railroad Earth brings peace to Fillmore Auditorium on Saturday (night two)
Railroad Earth opened their second show at the Fillmore with more energy than the night before. Saturday saw the venue far less packed than Friday (it takes time to hide eggs and baskets), which gave fans more room to dance to the funky beats Earth laid down.
Railroad Earth bring Nershi along for top shelf make-up show (night one)
Railroad Earth was forced to postpone last month’s show due to an illness, so when they rolled into the first of a two-night stint at The Fillmore Auditorium on Friday, it was clear fans were ready to start “chasin a rainbow.” Opening with “Happy Song,” the band quickly led fans into “420” and “Storms.” The breath and depth the band explores in every song makes it impossible to classify their sound as bluegrass, newgrass or some kind of funk infused awesomeness.
Santigold is money at sold-out Ogden Theatre
Much like the Colorado spring day that broke through to unravel the recent blizzard, Santigold burst onto the Ogden Theatre stage on Thursday night like a jolt of dense sunshine shimmering through the cold.
Magma shows the Gothic Theatre what they’ve missed at first-ever Denver show
By: Justyn Withay For their first-ever Denver show, cult-favorite progressive rock band Magma called on a surprise hype man: Dead Kennedys front man Jello Biafra.
Nathaniel Rateliff, Saint Motel pop off Kegs and Eggs 2016
Only the most dedicated drinkers and music fans attend the annual St. Patrick’s tradition that is Kegs & Eggs at Lodo’s Downtown. KTCL understands that it’s imperative to ensure the lineup is not only good, but has enough energy to wake people up in the wee hours -- some who’d been in line since 3 p.m. the previous day.
José González puts symphonic spin on solo show at Paramount Theatre
While tiny snowflakes fell from the sky and revelers up and down 16th Street knocked back Guinness and green beer, José González, the soft-spoken singer-songwriter from Gothenburg, Sweden, gave the Paramount Theatre an intimate St.
With Wiz and Ty Dolla $ign, Future reigns supreme over the Fillmore Auditorium
Future is among the most popular rappers in the game right now and the mayhem inside the sold-out Fillmore Auditorium in Denver on Tuesday proved it.
LE1F turns Cervantes into a pop-up club
New York rapper LE1F threw a slow-burning party at Cervantes, supporting his November release of “Riot Boi,” his first full-length. Fans screamed when the beats for niche hits like “Wut” would start their trap snare clicks.
Ty Segall & the Muggers exorcise the guitar at the Gothic Theatre
Oh, baby, what a show! Ty Segall, accompanied by his best and loudest band ever, the Muggers, brought the sold out-Gothic Theatre house down on Friday night.
Jackie Greene takes the Gothic Theatre to church (review)
Fans of Jackie Greene understand that his shows have changed quite a bit since his packed Bluebird concerts back in 2006. So it was no surprise that, similar to last year’s Greene’s concert, Thursday's gig was wicked short.
Joe Satriani confirms otherworldly guitar talent at Paramount Theatre
This song, said Joe Satriani, introducing his 1998 tune “Crystal Planet,” is not about alien life on another planet. “I’m not that weird,” the whammy-barred maestro told the Paramount Theatre Monday night.
Vince Staples gives the Bluebird Theater his best Colorado show to date
If Vince Staples ever decides to stop rapping, he could double as a comedian. The Long Beach, CA artist spent lots of time cracking jokes with the audience at the sold-out Bluebird Theater on Saturday night, slapping hands and dancing around with unsurprising stamina and energy.
Carly Rae Jepsen crams an arena-sized show into the Gothic Theatre
It can’t be said enough that Carly Rae Jepsen’s songs are unjustly underexposed. In a strange turn of career fate, she’s showing the industry how to build a fan base the old fashioned way after the flash-fire coals of “Call Me Maybe” fully cooled.
Animal Collective make for a surreal Super Tuesday (photos + review)
While most of the country was buzzing over Super Tuesday's winners and losers, scores of neo-psychedelia enthusiasts were gearing up for Animal Collective. The vibe was mellow as the audience swayed to house music as the massive stage set-up of blown up characters moved with the breeze.
Funky Good Times Benefit an ideal fun-draisier for KGNU
Mountain Sun’s 23rd Annual Funky Good Times Benefit for independent community radio station KGNU has become Boulder’s most alternatively geared pledge drive. On Saturday, they threw a costumed bonanza celebrating two locally owned and operated establishments at The Boulder Theater with the brewery’s libations on tap and the ever-changing Pearl Street All Stars providing the tunes.
Wavves and Best Coast throw a late summer party at the Bluebird Theater
After a unseasonably warm and bright Saturday in late February, the sold-out Bluebird Theater crowd was perfectly primed for the sunshiny vibes of the “Summer is Forever II” Tour featuring a trio of Southern California’s finest indie rock: Cherry Glazerr, Best Coast and Wavves.
Fetty Wap, Post Malone too comfortable at sold-out Fillmore Auditorium
If Fetty Wap and Post Malone were around during the height of ringtone popularity, they each would be the king of sales. Their single-driven success is continued evidence that the music industry has gone the way of whatever-antics-go-viral first.
Thirty years later, the spirit of Megadeth rages on (review + photos)
If there’s one thing that’s stable about Megadeth, it’s their instability. Founded, fronted and fueled by the legendarily erratic Dave Mustaine, this is the 10th incarnation of the thrash metal icons, this time including long-time bassist Dave Ellefson (who returned in 2010 after a six-year hiatus), drummer Chris Adler (on loan from Lamb of God) and Brazilian guitar wizard Kiko Loureiro (formerly of Angra).
WinterWonderGrass 2016: A bluebird weekend and year (photos, review)
After last year's festival was plagued by sporadic snow and subfreezing temperatures, WinterWonderGrass fans could not have asked for a better change of fortune in 2016.
The Budos Band at The Gothic Theatre, Feb. 20 (review, photos)
Most bands say they've made it when they get to quit their day jobs. Not so with The Budos Band. In addition to playing in a group that has received international acclaim over several albums, the members of Staten Island’s The Budos Band all still hold down regular jobs, and really wouldn’t have it any other way.
Nile Rodgers brings the funk to the Paramount Feb. 19
To synonymize Nile Rodgers’ music with only Disco would be a huge mistake. Agreed, Rodgers’ hit “Good Times” (No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 in 1979) could be considered the era’s anthem, but the caliber of music Rodgers has made, and the caliber of the artists he has made it with, far eclipsed the disco moniker.
Vance Joy shows off gritty, intimate folk chops at 1STBANK Center
Australian folk-pop powerhouse Vance Joy has grown immensely since breaking into the mainstream music scene with his ukulele-led “Riptide,” putting aside his law studies to bring melancholic music to a growing fan base.