Denise Chambers

Live review: Adam Lambert @ the Paramount Theatre

If there’s one thing you can say about Adam Lambert, it’s that he’s not subtle. Not even in the least. The Season 8 "American Idol" runner-up fills his live show with such ostentatious flamboyance there’s really no question of ever mistaking him.

Live review: Imogen Heap @ the Ogden Theatre

The gender-balanced, albeit conspicuously sensitive male crowd filed into the muggy room of the Ogden Theatre on an inclement Friday night to pay homage to the 32 year-old Bristish musical phenom Imogen Heap.

Live review: Laura Veirs @ the Larimer Lounge

Portland-based singer-songwriter Laura Veirs and her band the Hall of Flames, having recently just completed a successful tour of Europe, stopped in to the Larimer Lounge Friday in support of her new LP “July Flame,” which is rightfully being hailed as her finest work -- a collection of spare, beautiful folk punctuated by her earthy lyrics.

Live review: Laura Veirs @ Venue 515

Laura Veirs played a rare hometown show in Manitou Springs on Saturday. Photo by Denise Chambers. Laura Veirs has been on a whirling tour of the world in support of her relatively brand new album, “July Flame.” It was a delight to see that she came back to her hometown of Colorado Springs to play a small room stuffed with folding chairs in the small town of Manitou Springs – to an audience that included her parents, even.

Photo essay: Zac Brown Band @ World Arena

[insertReverbPhoto id="99342" photo="47"]Zac Brown and his band brought the house to its feet at Colorado Springs' World Arena on Friday. Photo by Denise Chambers. If you'd asked me three days ago what kind of music I listened to my response would have been "pretty much everything except country." Taking part in the Zac Brown Band "experience" on Friday night at Colorado Springs' World Arena has made me reevaluate.

Photo essay: Manchester Orchestra @ the Black Sheep

[insertReverbPhoto id="91880" photo="1"]Manchester Orchestra's name may sound British, but the Atlanta indie rockers are all American guitar rock. Photo by Denise Chambers. Atlanta-based indie rockers Manchester Orchestra started their set at the Black Sheep on Sunday night with a bit of technical difficulty, but that was pretty much forgotten by the crowd the moment the lyrics, "Shake it out, shake it out" were sung.

Photo essay: Martina McBride, Trace Adkins @ the World Arena

Martina McBride got the crowd up and moving at Colorado Springs' World Arena on Thursday night. Photo by Denise Chambers. After an opening set by Trace Adkins, big-voiced country star Martina McBride made a dramatic entrance to the stage at Colorado Springs' World Arena last night and brought her seated fans to their feet.