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Hot Chip at the Ogden Theatre in Denver (photos)

London-based indie electro-pop group Hot Chip played a sold out Ogden Theatre on May 28, making for another summer dance party on Colfax. The band was formed in the same early 2000s wave of indie dance that spawned Chromeo and LCD Soundsystem, and after more than a decade of touring, they’ve clearly had time to refine their show.

Nadalands might be Fort Collins’ best-kept musical secret

Add John Lindenbaum to the list of Colorado songwriters whose new output threatens to torpedo his under-the-radar status. The 38-year-old, who previously fronted Bay Area act Rust Belt Music and still plays in the stripped-down duo Lonelyhearts, has lately focused on Nadalands — a solo project that has grown over the past year with bassist Matt Schild (The Morning Clouds) and drummer Benjamin Buttice (Sour Boy, Bitter Girl).

Bette Midler at the Pepsi Center in Denver (photos, review)

Bette Midler starts out her Pepsi Center show pleading old age. She makes fun of her own perseverance (“I’m like vodka,” she jokes, “ageless, odorless and tasteless”) and of all the gray hair in her audience (“I don’t know if I should sing to you,” she rants, “or talk to you about the advantages of a reverse mortgage”).