Monolith Music Festival

The Reverb Interview: Phoenix

Two years ago, Phoenix was known mostly by critics and dance-music fans for its slick blend of soaring melodies and propulsive beats, or the fact that singer Thomas Mars was the beau of director Sofia Coppola, with whom he has a child.

Photo essays: Monolith Music Festival @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre

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.

Ra Ra Riot @ the Larimer Lounge

[photopress:ra2.jpg,full,pp_image] Ra Ra Riot's infectious energy connected with the Larimer Lounge crowd on Friday. Photos by Laurie Scavo. Die-hard fans made themselves known at the Larimer Lounge Friday night at the double-fisted, first-rate show featuring Ra Ra Riot, the Cribs and opening act Jeffery Lewis, presented by the 2008 Monolith Music Festival.