Denver concerts

Tonight: Nada Surf at Summit Music Hall

Sometimes Nada Surf feels like the last remaining alt-rock band in an era when the once all-inclusive genre has been segregated into radio-ready "modern rock" and more obscure "indie-rock." Nada Surf's songs are melodic and poppy, guitar-driven and nostalgic, smart and highly accessible.

Live review: Wilco @ the Fillmore Auditorium

On Thursday night at the Fillmore, Wilco proved that yes, its most recent studio material can stand up against its hallowed back catalog. Indeed, new songs like "Art of Almost, "I Might" and "Dawned On Me" charged forward with ferocity, and could have easily been mistaken for "Yankee Hotel Foxtrot" B-sides.

Live review: Slim Cessna’s Auto Club @ the Bluebird Theater

For the 11th year in a row, Slim Cessna’s Auto Club played the Bluebird Theater on Dec. 30 to kick off the two-night stand that serves to ring out the old year and in the new, and Slim wanted to make sure the faithful there to once again witness the alt-country gothspel according to them understood the band didn’t take it for granted.

Live review: Ween @ the Fillmore Auditorium, Day 2

If you’re looking for a longtime Ween fan’s in-depth review of Friday’s show at the Fillmore -- this ain’t it. This is from the perspective of a (former) Ween skeptic, still digesting his first Ween show; stunned to see heads get snapped back, including his own, within Friday night’s first three songs and convinced by the conclusion of the nearly three hour performance that Ween is the best live band performing today.