Reviews

Posted on Tuesday, July 8th, 2014 - 11:28 am
The disco themed LoHi Music Festival held in the lower highlands Denver neighborhood started with a bang with Genetics and Blake Mobley’s collaborative musical project Tiger Party, that this time featured guitarist Tom Hamilton from Brother’s Past and American Babies. After a brief down pour of...
Posted on Tuesday, July 8th, 2014 - 10:29 am
Pigeons Playing Ping Pong might sound like a funny name, but their music is serious, ranging from funk to dance to electronic. On July 3, they released their second LP called “Psychology,” and right from the get go it brings the heat. The album has 13-tracks that span across a variety of musical...
Posted on Monday, July 7th, 2014 - 1:54 pm
Steely Dan ‘Jamalot—[a Lot!]—Ever After’: The Show Biz Kids Are Still Pioneering Music on the New Frontier Poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world.  ~ Percy Shelley We are the music makers,And we are the dreamers of dreams,Wandering by lone sea-breakers,And sitting by desolate...
Posted on Monday, July 7th, 2014 - 11:02 am
For the first time since they started headlining Red Rocks, Umphrey’s McGee achieved a sellout on Saturday night at the famed amphitheater. They proceeded to demonstrate over the course of two fiery sets exactly why it was such a hot ticket. From the brand-new opener of “Lucid State” until the the...
Posted on Saturday, July 5th, 2014 - 12:05 pm
There is one thing I know, a little rain will not stop an Umphrey’s McGee Fan. Last weekend, June 28th, in Kettering, Ohio, there was an epic rock show at the Fraze Pavilion. This was Umphrey’s Mcgee’s first show at this venue and it was bound to rock rain or shine. The Fraze Pavilion is...
Posted on Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014 - 3:15 pm
Last year during Widespread Panic’s annual June pilgrimage to Red Rocks, I bore witness to a natural phenomenon so sublime, it will be emblazoned in my memory until my dying breath. An awe-inspiring lightning shower accompanied nearly the entirety of Saturday’s second set. At times, the “natural”...
Posted on Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014 - 2:16 pm
It was an illustrious night to be in the mountains of Bellvue, CO at one of the most beautiful venues in the country, Mishawaka Amphitheatre. How much more perfect could the setting be? It was a full moon on Friday the 13th, and the magic in the air was palpable. Every band loves to play at this...
Posted on Tuesday, July 1st, 2014 - 3:02 pm
When I first heard “Control”—in my opinion, the strongest track on Arc & Stones sophomore release, As You Were—I immediately thought, S—t, man, this reminds me of Bang Camaro—I miss those crazy bastards. Now, I will say that the rest of As You Were showcases the band’s ability to shift their...
Posted on Tuesday, July 1st, 2014 - 8:09 am
When Dave Rawlings hits his stride, the genius of his improvisation seems to stop time. All other distractions fade away and one can focus on his confident, driving guitar playing that is both discrete in melody and fluid within the larger harmony. Mr. Rawling’s is like a chess Grandmaster, able to...
Posted on Thursday, June 19th, 2014 - 3:42 pm
It has been eight months since Phish debuted their new album in its entirety on stage at the Halloween show in Atlantic City, much to the surprise of fans who assumed (quite wrongly) the band would instead cover a classic album as they have done in the past.  Reviews of that performance and...