PHOTOS: Beck Red Rocks Amphitheatre show (review, video)

Beck @ Red Rocks 8/15/14

Beck is a master of styles, and on Friday night he returned to Red Rocks for the first time in more than a decade to give a razor sharp performance that spanned the gamut of American music.

J. Cole shares “Be Free” about the Michael Brown shooting

Drake w/ Waka Flocka Flame & J. Cole @ Comfort Dental Amphitheatre 5/13/12

J. Cole has shared the new song, “Be Free,” about the Michael Brown shooting.

Best Colorado shows this week: Jack White, Beck and more

Governors Ball - Day 2

Beck, Jack White and more make our list of best Colorado shows this week.

Denver Psych Fest grows in RiNo district

Psychedelic Light and Sound Festival 8/10/13

Denver Psych Fest returns for its second year with an expanded lineup and the expectation of twice the attendance.

PHOTOS: Jenny Lewis Bluebird Theater show (review)

Jenny Lewis @ Bluebird Theatre 8/14/14

Never missing a chance to wink and smile, Jenny Lewis delighted her rabid fans at the Bluebird Theater on Thursday.

PHOTOS: The Head and the Heart, Iron & Wine Red Rocks show review

The Head and the Heart @ Red Rocks 8/14/14

The Head and the Heart, Iron and Wine/Sam Beam and opening act Houndmouth all confessed that they weren’t sure the show would go on at Red Rocks Amphitheatre on Thursday.

Best covers of 2014 so far: Skaters, Temples, Brothertiger and more

Temples @ The Bluebird 4/22/14

We picked some of the best covers of 2014 so far, with Skaters’ take on the Ramones, Temples doing the Kinks and more.

VIDEO: Ark Life brings the spirit of the road to debut album, “The Dream of You & Me”

Ark Life Feature

After spending a year defining its sound on the road, Denver band Ark Life will release its debut album, “The Dream of You & Me” on Aug. 19.

WATCH: Ryan Tedder teaches Gov. Hickenlooper to play “Counting Stars”

WATCH: Ryan Tedder teaches Gov. Hickenlooper to play "Counting Stars"

Ryan Tedder is blunt about Gov. John Hickenlooper’s singing skills in this video of the two trying to play “Counting Stars.”

Does Beck’s chameleon approach to music work in 2014?

Does Beck's chameleon approach to music work in 2014?

Friday marks just over 11 years since Beck last played Colorado’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre. But in more than a decade, how has Beck fared? The artist we know as Beck found success by defying predictability. That’s an accomplishment that feels much more difficult to pull off today.