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1964 The Tribute @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre

[photopress:1964_pic_1.JPG,full,pp_image] "Hello, Denver! Meet the... er... Beatles!" Text and photos by Lisa Gedgaudas. 1964 was a big year in music history and the Beatles led the way when they jogged across the Atlantic from Liverpool.

Julieta Venegas @ the Ogden Theatre

[photopress:julieta5.jpg,full,pp_image] Julieta Venegas displayed her grace and versatility as a songwriter and performer at the Ogden Theatre. Photos and text by Julio Enriquez. The pride of Mexico, Julieta Venegas (I'm not talking about Vicente Fernandez here), sashayed from end to end across a tiny stage on Aug.

John Mellencamp @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre

[photopress:Mellencamp_019.jpg,full,pp_image] John Mellencamp engaged in heavy stage banter between hits and new songs at Red Rocks on Sunday. Photos by Jason K. Powers. I went to see John Mellencamp and Lucinda Williams at Red Rocks on Sunday night expecting to relax and take in a few hours of classic, straight-ahead Americana-tinged rock 'n' roll.

At the Gates @ Cervantes

[photopress:IMG_7078.jpg,full,pp_image] Monday's At the Gates show at Cervantes thoroughly exhausted the adoring crowd. Photos and text by Joe McCabe. On October 18, 2007, Sweden's At the Gates announced several reunion shows throughout the United States, including a show at Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom in Denver.

Matmos @ the Boulder Theater

[photopress:mat4.jpg,full,pp_image] Photos by Sarah Slater. Call it what you will -- music for films, or self-indulgent ramblings through home-built, impossibly complex contraptions of wire, capacitors and diodes -- the electronic music genre continues to fascinate.

The Fluid @ the Bluebird Theater

[photopress:flblue4.jpg,full,pp_image] Fluid singer John Robinson (above) brought back memories of Denver's long-gone punk scene and planted new ones at the Bluebird on Friday. Photos by Glory Breitweiser and John Moore.

Old 97's @ the Gothic Theatre

[photopress:old97s_04.jpg,full,pp_image] Rhett Miller is a handsome man -- and one hell of a player. Photos by Matt Schild. Rhett Miller and Murry Hammond brought the steam train known as the Old 97’s to the Gothic Theatre on Tuesday night, and the crowd -- surprisingly packed full of cougars -- screamed their tender hearts out.

Liam Finn, Laura Veirs @ the Walnut Room

[photopress:liamfinn06.jpg,full,pp_image] Liam Finn played (nearly) every instrument at his Friday-night show at the Walnut Room. Photos by Doug Beam. As hard as it was, tearing ourselves away from the Walnut Room’s majestic pizza on Friday night, we did it.

Cut Copy @ the Larimer Lounge

[photopress:cut6.jpg,full,pp_image] We partied like it was 1984 on Saturday when Cut Copy headlined a sold-out Larimer Lounge. Photos by Julio Enriquez. (More photos, by Laurie Scavo, down below!) Being a music fan, it's easy to feel like you were born a generation or two too late.

Bon Jovi @ the Pepsi Center

[photopress:bon_jovi.jpg,full,pp_image] Bon Jovi's unchallenging songwriting formula continues to serve it well. Denver Post photo by Karl Gehring. Much has been made of Bon Jovi's recent dip into country-rock on its 10th and latest disc, "Lost Highway." Perhaps too much.

Justice @ the Ogden Theatre

[photopress:jus1.jpg,full,pp_image] "We are ... your friends." Indeed. Justice plays to a sold-out Ogden Theatre on Saturday night. Photos by Laurie Scavo. Leaving the Ogden Theatre on Saturday night, it was finally obvious to me.

Jonathan Richman @ the Lion's Lair

[photopress:jonathan_richman.jpg,full,pp_image] Jonathan Richman: Intimate, sure, but unremarkable. Word that Jonathan Richman would be playing at the Lion's Lair provoked two immediate responses: First: It's a no-brainer.

Live review: George Lopez @ Comedy Works

The prisms through which we view entertainers always seem to determine their hue, as I learned last week with George Lopez. I'd never been a fan of the L.A.-born-and-based comic, but in the process of researching him for a Denver Post piece I gained a new respect for what he's done for other Latino entertainers, whether highlighting their lack of representation in the media or making it safe for others to follow.