Phoenix singer Thomas Mars and his band ably filled in for MSTRKRFT on the Monolith main stage on Sunday. Photo by Lewis Cooper. Denver Post pop music critic Ricardo Baca and A&E reporter John Wenzel brought you our daily Monolith Music Festival coverage this weekend, including write-ups and photo essays from Day 1 and Day 2, but there’s still more. Check out photo essays after the jump from Reverb contributing photographers Joe McCabe and Lewis Cooper.
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Always a reliable live performer, Trevor Hall and his band have lately honed their live show even more. Photos and text by Lewis Cooper. Trevor Hall came to Boulder’s Fox Theatre on Aug. 15 to demonstrate just how complete a power trio can be, with Chris Steele on drums, Mario Pagliarulo on bass and Trevor doing his thing — that mindful and passionate singing thing. This trio has come into their own in the last year together, creating their own genre by blending reggae, folk, [...]
A sullen Lucinda Williams sulked through a sodden set Wednesday at the Botanic Gardens. Photos by Lewis Cooper. Angered by dampened sound at the neighborhood venue, Lucinda Williams missed her typically charming spark in an overwhelmingly mellow display at Denver Botanic Gardens on Wednesday. Touring in support of her 10th album, “Little Honey,” the venerable singer-songwriter shuffled along a decidedly melancholy path, barely packing any punch.
Dualistics’ Charley Hine did surprising justice to the songs of Nirvana at the Hi-Dive on Friday. Photos by Lewis Cooper. If you were lucky enough, as I was, to have seen Nirvana before their unfortunate demise, then you experienced their raw, feral nature, and the infectious excitement they inspired. If you weren’t, Dualistics’ tribute to Nirvana at the Hi-Dive on Friday was as close as you could’ve come to the experience. Staged in honor of the 15th anniversary of Kurt Cobain’s death, the show was [...]