Rock

Ex Hex’s debut, “Rips,” brings Mary Timony back to Earth

The Speedy Ortiz and Ex Hex co-headlining bill was an excellent match-up -- noisy and biting respectively -- at the Hi-Dive in Denver on Thursday.

In Ex Hex, which headlines the Hi-Dive on Oct. 9 , Mary Timony is abandoning her droning chords and alternate tunings for a throat-grabbing directness.



Tom Petty at Red Rocks Amphitheatre (photos, review)

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers @ Red Rocks

“This is a full-length, industrial-strength rock and roll show,” said Tom Petty early in his 100-minute set at Red Rocks Tuesday night, the first of three he and the Heartbreakers are playing at the storied venue.



Temples’ James Bagshaw doesn’t want you to smoke weed during his show

Temples @ The Bluebird 4/22/14

About five months ago, Temples’ singer James Bagshaw asked his Denver audience to stop smoking weed. Now his band returns to Colorado on Oct. 1.



PHOTOS: Interpol Ogden Theatre show in Denver (review)

Interpol @ the Ogden Theatre 9/27/14

Interpol gave a polished, exciting set in Denver on Saturday night during a headlining show at the Ogden Theatre that was framed by artful, abstract screen art, shadowy lighting, and a packed house that hung on every dour note and esoteric lyric.



PHOTOS: Ty Segall Bluebird Theater show in Denver (review)

Ty Segall - Bluebird Theater

There was a clear note of maturity in Ty Segall’s sound at the Bluebird Theater, even if he spent most of his time clowning around on stage.



Best Colorado shows this week: Ty Segall, Phantogram and more

Phantogram @ the Ogden Theatre 4/15/2014

Ty Segall, Phantogram and more make our list of best Colorado shows this week.



PHOTOS: Lykke Li Ogden Theatre show in Denver (review)

Lykke Li @ The Ogden, 9/25/14

Thursday night at the Ogden Theatre, Lykke Li — who just released the emotionally tortured “I Never Learn” — seemed to be uncharacteristically happy.



PHOTOS: Glass Animals Larimer Lounge show in Denver (review)

Glass Animals

Glass Animals made its Denver debut at the Larimer Lounge on Thursday, attempting to let its sonic complexity shine in the small room.



Best live shows of fall 2014: The Black Keys, Thee Oh Sees, Slow Magic and more

The Black Keys at the 1stBank Center on May 1, 2012. Photo by Glenn Ross, heyreverb.com.

It’s about to get cold. As you return to dingy clubs and dark arenas, we run down the best live shows of fall 2014.



PHOTOS: Kings of Leon Red Rocks Amphitheatre show (review, video)

Kings of Leon

One year to the day after releasing its sixth album, “Mechanical Bull,” Kings of Leon returned, playing a sold-out, nearly two-hour set Wednesday night at Red Rocks Amphitheatre.