Phish at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, 8/31/12 (photos and review)

Pransksters, those Phish. Last Labor Day Weekend, as the improvisational maestros first dipped into Dick's Sporting Goods Park, they slipped a sneaky score into their Commerce City debut, playing only tunes that started with the letter “S.” On their triumphant return a year later – Friday night at the soccer stadium where octogenarian ticket checkers seemed only remotely startled by the overwhelmingly buoyant crowds - the band took a more subtle approach.

The Reverb Essay: Dylan and Dad

My dad, one hand on the wheel of a '91 sky blue Honda Accord, one hand reaching for the volume knob on the radio, feeding my brother and I the lyrics to "Like A Rolling Stone." He's spitting them out fast, really fast, before Dylan is even done with the current line.

Happy birthday, “Yankee Hotel Foxtrot”

There's not much left to be said about Wilco's magnum opus, "Yankee Hotel Foxtrot," that hasn't been said in the past 10 years. It's a masterful collection of 11 pop songs that touches on nearly every subset of "rock" music -- folk, country, alternative, noise, prog, metal -- it's all there, and it all works.