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Lyle Lovett gives a nod to promoter Chuck Morris at Red Rocks show (photos, review)

Texas’ treasured troubadour Lyle Lovett gave a tip of his hat to Colorado’s beloved promoter Chuck Morris on Tuesday at Red Rocks, telling the not-near-capacity crowd that seeing his old friend was “like seeing family.” In a moment of mid-set, pre-song silence, a loud voice from the back of the crowd boomed “You guys are awesome!” “You guys are awesomer,” Lovett responded, noting how privileged he felt to pursue his passion for music.

DeVotchKa, Colorado Symphony Orchestra at Red Rocks (photos, review)

Nick Urata is aging. Of course he is -- we all are. But with Urata, it's almost impossible to tell. His visage, anchoring the brilliant Colorado Symphony Orchestra at Red Rocks on Thursday night (the fourth consecutive year the two musical giants have combined efforts at the iconic amphitheater), revealed little change from the first time his band DeVotchKa shared this stage with them.

Death Cab For Cutie at Red Rocks Amphitheatre (photos, review)

Seventeen years ago the Washington indie powerhouse known as Death Cab For Cutie released its first album as a full four-member band -- 1998’s "Something About Airplanes." After nearly two decades of touring, a major label deal, marriage, divorce and relocation, that four piece is down to a core of three full-time members touring on the release of their eighth studio album.

Smashing Pumpkins, Marilyn Manson at Red Rocks (photos, review)

The Smashing Pumpkins and Marilyn Manson temporarily resurrected the angst of the 1990s on Monday at Red Rocks. They played all those songs us 30-somethings still love to hear on the radio (those of us who still listen to FM radio, that is), but they also reminded the iconic venue of their legacies, which still echo through music today.

The Avett Brothers at Red Rocks, night two (photos, review)

Saturday night the Avett Brothers continued their run at Red Rocks Amphitheatre with the second of three sold-out performances over the weekend. The show paid respect to many corners of the brothers’ now extensive discography, from their humble roots as North Carolina folk crooners to the polished mainstream success of their last three Rick Rubin-produced albums.

Neil Young at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Night 1 (photos, review)

“He used to say 1970s,” my dad leans over and tells me as Neil Young opens his set at Red Rocks on Wednesday. The song is “After The Goldrush.” Young is playing it on his own, lit by a single spotlight with dramatic shadows hanging from his hat as he’s singing, “Look at Mother Nature on the run in the 21st century.” My dad has heard Young sub in the lyrics "1980s" and "20th century" in that warbly, broken wail intended to last generations.