Photo essay: Atmosphere @ the Fox Theatre

Indie hip-hop crew Atmosphere brought their Rhymesayers family of artists for a sold-out show at Boulder's Fox Theatre on Tuesday night. A list of opening acts including Blueprint, Grieves, Budo and Musab made for a long night of music for Boulder hip-hop fans.

Monolith Festival @ Red Rocks: Day 1

DeVotchKa singer-guitarist-thereminist Nick Urata charmed the half-full crowd at the Monolith Festival's first night with his impassioned delivery. Photo by Laurie Scavo. Monolith took some of the best aspects of last year - the potent organization, the smart stage placement and the strong booking – and built on with a line-up that was undeniable and one of the summer’s best.

Atmosphere @ the Ogden Theatre

[photopress:atmosphere2.jpg,full,pp_image] Atmosphere frontman Slug (right) made an oddly apt comparison at his act's sold-out Ogden show on Saturday night. Atmosphere is big in Colorado -- maybe not as big as the other acts playing around Denver on Saturday night (M.I.A. at the Fillmore, ICP at Red Rocks), but bigger than syphilis.