New York City

Monolith Festival @ Red Rocks: Day 1

DeVotchKa singer-guitarist-thereminist Nick Urata charmed the half-full crowd at the Monolith Festival's first night with his impassioned delivery. Photo by Laurie Scavo. Monolith took some of the best aspects of last year - the potent organization, the smart stage placement and the strong booking – and built on with a line-up that was undeniable and one of the summer’s best.

Girl Talk @ the Fox Theatre

[photopress:girltalk06.jpg,full,pp_image] Can you spot Greg Gillis, a.k.a. Girl Talk, in the mayhem? Photos by Sarah Cass. To encase oneself in the hard shell of a public persona while still maintaining the soft human inside is a feat I admire in an entertainer.

Black Lips @ the Bluebird Theater

[photopress:black2.jpg,full,pp_image] Atlanta's Black Lips tore up an almost-capacity Bluebird Theater on Saturday night with their '60s-rooted, hyper-melodic garage rock. Photos by Reverb contributor Laurie Scavo.

Tone Loc @ Martini Ranch

[photopress:tone10.jpg,full,pp_image] Tone Loc brought his trademark dark shades and deep voice to the Martini Ranch on Friday for a short, lackluster set. Photos by Doug Beam.