Klutch Beat’s “Valley of the Kings”

Snarky Puppy cerebrally satisfying at Ogden Theatre

It's hard to pinpoint a modern act as talented and prolific as the fusion collective Snarky Puppy. This year, the band earned their 2nd Grammy (for Best Contemporary Instrumental Album) and released their eleventh studio effort, "Culcha Vulcha." Armed with their usual arsenal of heavyweight players and cerebral compositions, the ensemble was eager to please a polite sold-out crowd on Tuesday night at the Ogden Theatre.

Flume and friends make “Skin” deep

Music is all about collaboration, but Harley Streten (aka Flume) has taken the concept to a whole new level. For his upcoming album, “Skin,” due out May 27 via Future Classic, the 24-year-old Australian producer brings in many friends, new and old, to flush out his already expansive electronica songs.

Built to Spill and Doomtree complimentary contrasts at Project Pabst

The after came before. Project Pabst’s Denver edition kicked off Friday night with six "after shows" preceding the main festival on Saturday. The biggest ticket of Friday night had Summit Music Hall hosting Built to Spill, a band whose best work was arguably found on albums like “Perfect from Now On” and “Keep It Like a Secret” from the late ‘90s.