String Cheese Incident | 7/26/15 | Review


Submitted by -Christopher Kemp Wed, 07/29/2015 - 1:17 pm

Never miss a Sunday show is a phrase everyone should know. Celebrating their 31st Red Rocks show The String Cheese Incident finished off a great weekend with a Sunday night show. Joined by Nahko and Medicine for the People, Sunday was hot, bright and full of energy. The show was blessed by a traditional Native American prayer that simply reminded us to love the earth and love one another.

Nahko’s music is something that everyone should listen to… for many reasons. First off it’s fun. The music is upbeat and each band member has fantastic stage presence. I could wear holes in my shoes dancing to Nahko. Second Nahko’s music has some powerful messages in it that are meant to be healing. This group is not just about performing. It’s about restoring us to a place of love and connection with each other and the earth.  For every lonely, hard and broken person there is a Nahko song to help. Lastly one should listen to Nahko’s music as a way to support Native Americans. Indigenous art is non-existent in American culture and it’s time we integrated them.  I hope Nahko is a step in the right direction.

The hot sunset. The sweat and sun glasses went away. Sunday night Cheese came into effect.  Both sets were fun, jammy and well selected for a Sunday night.  Highlights of the first set included “Joyful Sound>Miss Browns Tea house>Bollymunster.”

Second set was pure bliss.  “Howard>Tom Sawyer (Rush Cover)> Howard” was high energy, technical and well performed in the unique String Cheese manner. The encore was worth waiting the entire weekend. “This Must Be The Place (Naïve Melody)> Jellyfish> I Know You Rider.”

We all know that Jam bands have good and bad nights. This was one of the good ones. The magic was present. Everything from the people and the weather to the music and performers was brilliant.  We all eagerly anticipate the next “incident.”

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