The melodrama of DeVotchKa performing in the opulent Paramount Theatre on Valentine’s Day crafted a romantic trifecta. One of Denver’s highest-climbing indie bands pulled out all the stops, including a Cirque de Soleil-like sideshow of scantily clad young women scaling red sashes for some sexy aerial dancing.
“Something wasn’t right,” Bob Weir said Thursday night after he muffed the lyrics during his opening song, a jaunty “The Music Never Stopped.” The cagey, veteran performer quickly recovered, and finished the song with no further mishaps. Of course, the adoring crowd ate it up, and screamed for more, not caring for perfection, which has never been what the Grateful Dead and its many offshoots have been about.
Alice Cooper may hold one of the longest running tenures on the hard-rock-glam-metal scene, but he’s no slouch after all the success — quite the opposite actually. The veteran rocker and ever-consummate showman packed the house at Denver’s Paramount Theatre on Friday evening and demonstrated just why he’s been able to cross the 40-year mark of a successful musical career.