live review

Speedy Ortiz at the Larimer Lounge in Denver (review)

Anyone who has followed Speedy Ortiz from the band's earliest days knows how satisfying the growth and rise has been. After winning love and and praise with debut full-length "Major Arcana," the musically brainy and brawny foursome upped its game to deliver a sophomore album that didn't find them in a slump.

String Cheese Incident at the 1stBank Center, 12/30/12 (photos, review)

Among fans of jam bands, a commonly held axiom for those who like Widespread Panic is, "Never miss a Sunday show." For those who like String Cheese Incident, one that might be adapted is, "Never miss the second show of a three-night run." On Sunday night at 1stBank Center, hometown boys, String Cheese Incident, brought the goods in force over the course of three delectable hours.

Live review: Mission Creek festival featuring the Antlers, Seun Kuti, Justin Townes Earle, Sharon Van Etten, more

If good music is lyrical, and successful writing is rhythmic, then the Mission Creek Festival in Iowa City is one happy marriage. The Creative Writing program at the University of Iowa and its famed Iowa Writers’ Workshop have earned Iowa City the tag of “The City of Literature.” Mission Creek’s afternoon and early evening readings included renowned authors and former U.S.

Live review: Umphrey’s McGee @ the Fillmore Auditorium

The 2012 tour T-shirt says, “Rage, Rest, Repeat.” That’s exactly what Umphrey’s McGee did this past weekend. After two intimate performances for ambitious fans at the Belly Up in Aspen, the progressive jammers capped off their three-night Colorado run Friday night in front of a sold-out crowd at the Fillmore Auditorium.

Live review: Dengue Fever @ the Bluebird Theater

Dengue fever – A tropical South Asian disease known to cause rash, headache and explosive body temperature. Upon viewing the feverish crowd’s sweaty excitement last night at the Bluebird, one just might have thought that a small portion of Denver had succumbed to such illness.