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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. The Fab Four appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show followed by concerts in over 25 states, including Colorado at the beloved Red Rocks Amphitheatre. On Saturday, and over 44 years later, that night was honored by one of the biggest and most critically acclaimed Beatles tribute bands, 1964. The 1964 […]

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. 7 at the Ogden Theatre — the same 13-piece ensemble set up that was used for her MTV “Unplugged” album, which she’s currently promoting. Her precise moves resembled a bank thief working his way through a vault set […]

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. And for the most part, that’s what happened. Despite any misgivings about his age, his longevity in rock or his apparently Springsteen-derived style, Mellencamp and his touring band turned out quite […]

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. The band that had defined the Gothenburg sound in the ’90s was finally ready to take the stage again with the support from Toxic Holocaust, Municipal Waste and The Darkest Hour. Toxic Holocaust, a thrash metal band from Seattle led by […]

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. Sort of a sister-genre to the No Wave and noise genres popular in the ’70s and ’80s, electronic musicians carry on an obsessively self-indulgent lifestylem — reflected by the complexity in their oeuvre. These sound wizards exude a definitive avant-guard feel, as well as a strong affinity for Radio Shack, […]

Live review: Charlie Hunter Trio @ the Boulder Theater

Charlie Hunter displayed his otherworldly guitar skills up and down the Front Range last week. Photo from

Live review: Charlie Hunter Trio @ the Boulder Theater

Journey @ Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre

[photopress:journey.jpg,full,pp_image] New lead singer Arnel Pineda (right) made Journey fans proud at Fiddler’s Green on Wednesday. Photos by Erick Lopez. Arnel Pineda had some big shoes to fill Wednesday. And by the end of his second-ever American concert as the new crooner for Journey, most of the 18,000 crammed into Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre had forgotten Steve Perry. With perfect pitch, power and amazing resonance, Pineda floored a crowd that probably arrived ready to pine for Perry. A few months ago Pineda was a somewhat popular […]

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. When I heard in April that the Fluid were getting back together for a show in Denver, I immediately ran to my old box of cassettes (yes — I still have about 50 or 60) and went right for “Glue/Roadmouth,” suddenly remembering the only cassette player I have now is a child’s player we got […]

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. And I understand why. I am a heterosexual, married male, and I couldn’t keep my eyes off of Miller’s beautiful hair. The sheer awesomeness of it was dangerous because you couldn’t […]

Live review: R.E.M. @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre

R.E.M.'s Michael Stipe, right, and Mike Mills made beautiful music together Tuesday night at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison. Photos by Laurie Scavo.

Live review: R.E.M. @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre