Kickin’ Television

Dead & Company announce webcast for Folsom Field shows

The drive from Denver to Boulder via I-36 is daunting for some folks, especially during rush hour. Couple in several thousand fans trekking in the name of Jerry Garcia and you have the makings of a disastrous long, strange trip, particularly when trying to attend the first concert at Folsom Field since the 2001.

Ringo Starr shows Paramount Theatre there’s life after the Beatles

The internet claims that Ringo Starr is 75 years old, but based on his energy, enthusiasm and powerful physicality, that just can’t be. That sprightly, smiling, peace-sign-flashing man doing jumping jacks and commanding the Paramount Theatre stage for more than two hours on Tuesday night was Ringo Starr, the former drummer of a band you might have heard of.

Discord dominates on Blood Orange’s excellent “Freetown Sound”

Hip hop and R&B has grown increasingly self-conscious over the last few years. On “To Pimp A Butterfly,” Kendrick Lamar dropped fiery verses about oppression and his rise to fame in “King Kunta.” Beyoncé sang about the struggles of black women on “Lemonade.” Dev Hynes’ latest Blood Orange album, “Freetown Sound,” is no exception as it tackles blackness, sexuality, Christianity and his African roots.

The Growlers concoct playful psych pop at Ogden Theatre

Friday night at the Ogden Theatre, The Growlers brought a little bit of the beach to a steamy summer night in landlocked Denver. Their bouncy Orange County “Beach Goth” sound, a perfect hybrid of surf rock, cowpunk, psych rock and reggae, coalesces around the distinctive vocals and lilting melodies of frontman Brooks Nielsen.