We have all been to shows in which our objectivity towards the music is undermined by a more powerful force. Something happens apart from the stage that distorts, and often intensifies, the true sonic nature of each set. These are the shows that lay futility at the feet of those who try to listen to a recording later on to recapture the magic. This happened to me for the first time in October ‘99 when I saw Phish at Illinois State. I was smitten with a girl who would, very soon after, become my first love.
So, Widespread Panic played a show at Red Rocks on Saturday night. Honestly, for those of you who have seen them in that setting before, that’s about as good of a review as you need. All it would take is one glance at the set list, particularly from the second set on, to know that it was a spectacular evening.
Rage. Rest. Repeat. This was the motto printed on flyers around Boulder promoting Umphrey's McGee upcoming Red Rocks show, and it was the one the band adhered to faithfully on Friday night. Mixing in a high-energy varied set list with their unique, dynamic musicianship, Umphrey's proved why they are one of the best live bands, jam or otherwise, performing today.
Lotus is ready for an intense festival season. Before they get back on the road with a special two-night run at Pittsburgh's Mr. Small's Theatre, the group releases a live video for "Age of Inexperience" from the 2012 headline appearance at Red Rocks, courtesy of NoCoast. Lotus returns to this historic site on September 13th with special guests BoomBox, Break Science, and Minnesota.
Earth Day is celebrated around the world by a billion people in several different ways. In some way or another many people no matter where they live take time out to observe and celebrate our resilient “mother.” Red Rocks is always the best location to see a concert no matter who you are seeing.
Lotus is composed of Mike Greenfield (Drums), Jesse Miller (Bass, Sampler), Luke Miller (Guitar, Keys), Mike Rempel (Guitar) and Chuck Morris (Percussion). Special guests BoomBox, Break Science and Minnesota will open the show.
Tune in to AXS TV today, Saturday, April 20th at 6:45 pm PST to check out the LIVE broadcast of Slightly Stoopid & Cypress Hill's SOLD OUT "420 Hot Box" at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, presented by High Times & Growlife. For everyone that doesn't have access to AXS TV, B-Real TV will be offering the exclusive live webcast!