Live Reviews

Hell’s Belles at the Oriental Theater, 6-20-14 (photos, review)

Hell's Belles at The Oriental Theater, 6-20-14

If the energy sent out by Hell’s Belles Friday night at The Oriental Theater could be harnessed in some way, well, let’s just say we could all at least have charged our cell phones and called some more people to come check out this kickass band.



Westword Music Showcase 2014: Diplo, 2 Chainz and more (photos, review)

2014 Westword Music Showcase

Westword Music Showcase’s biggest problem is always its best strength: too many great bands, not enough time. The annual festival wrapped up a long and eventful weekend in the Denver music scene with happier circumstances on Saturday. An arsenal of Denver’s finest musicians took over a pocket of blocks in the Golden Triangle neighborhood to celebrate in one quick blast what the city has to offer.



Telluride Bluegrass Festival 2014 day three (photos, review)

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Day three of the 41st annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival dawned under cloudy, overcast skies and cooler temperatures, and stayed that way for most of the day. However, it only made the crowd dance harder.



Skrillex at Red Rocks Amphitheatre day two, 6-21-14 (photos, review)

Skrillex (6/21)

A soft breeze flowed through Red Rocks and the stars were clear, providing the perfect backdrop for Skrillex’s interstellar obsession. But even as night dropped on Saturday, it would be a few more hours until his mothership officially landed at the mountain amphitheater.



Photos: Telluride Bluegrass Festival 2014 day two (review)

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From 10 a.m. to just after midnight, day two of Telluride Bluegrass Festival 2014 brought the longest list of established acts of its for days. And that was just on the main stage.



Skrillex at Red Rocks Amphitheatre day one, 6-20-14 (photos, review)

Skrillex plays Red Rocks on 6/20/14.

Enclosed in the cockpit of a giant neon mothership, Skrillex exalted Red Rocks Amphitheatre with a shower riffs and the type of deep bellowing synth-surges that have come to exemplify his sound on Friday.



Telluride Bluegrass Festival 2014 day one (photos, review)

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The 41st annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival kicked off under perfect, clear blue skies and moderate temperatures Thursday.



Nas, Flying Lotus, Schoolboy Q at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 6-19-14 (photos and review)

Feed the Rocks @ Red Rocks

Nas, Flying Lotus, Schoolboy Q at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 6-19-14 (photos and review)



James Taylor at Red Rocks Amphitheatre day one (photos, review)

James Taylor @ Red Rocks

A sea of mostly Boomer fans welcomed James Taylor to his first of two sold out Red Rocks Amphitheatre shows with a standing ovation.



Nashville Pussy, the Yawpers at the Marquis Theatre, 6-15-14 (photos, review)

Nashville Pussy with The Yawpers

The Yawpers and Nashville Pussy have a few things in common: Both growl about living fast into whiskey soaked microphones. Both play straight up country punk and apologize for nothing. Both wrecked the Marquis Theatre on Sunday.