Van Halen

Van Halen @ the Pepsi Center

[photopress:van_halen_1.jpg,full,pp_image] Seriously, dude, it's frickin' David Lee Roth. Seriously. Photo by Denver Post photographer John Leyba. The flashy brand of rock 'n' roll that put Van Halen into the public's heart — and the history books — was all about putting on a show: Diamond David Lee Roth's outrageous antics and guitarist Eddie Van Halen's otherworldly ability on the fretboard.

Widowers @ the Hi-Dive

[photopress:widowers02.jpg,full,pp_image] Widowers faced serious competition for the Friday concert-going crowd. Photos by Reverb contributor Doug Beam. One of our favorite new Denver bands, Widowers, rocked a half-full Hi-Dive on Friday night, competing with a packed slate of big-name shows around town (Van Halen, the Fray, Talib Kweli) and going on relatively late (post-midnight).