Photo Essays

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.

CMJ 2014 photos: The Wytches, Obits, Wampire and more

CMJ 2014 wrapped up this weekend after bringing thousands of fans and bands to New York City on Oct. 21-25. On Saturday and Sunday, we stopped into the Sub Pop Showcase, the Hardly Art Showcase and the Austin Psych Fest Showcase to catch sets from the Wytches, Obits, Wampire, Prince Rama, Protomartyr, Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard and more.

PHOTOS: Drake and Lil Wayne Red Rocks Amphitheatre (review)

Lil Wayne and Drake are the rap game’s equivalent to President Barack Obama and VP Joe Biden. There’s the obvious competition, respect for each other’s talent and dubious public joshing -- not to mention the fact that while they’re on the same team, audiences love each equally but for totally different reasons.

PHOTOS: Passenger Ogden Theatre show

Touring on the success of his 2014 album, "Whispers," singer-songwriter Michael Rosenberg returned to Denver on Wednesday performing as Passenger. After its release in early June, "Whispers" became Passenger's highest charting album yet, reaching No.