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Sturgill Simpson. Red Rocks. 07.11.15

Sturgill Simpson. Red Rocks. 07.11.15 “I listen to everything except for country music.” If I had a quarter for every time I’ve heard that, I would have a crapload of quarters. Even my mother, who literally grew up in the rodeo, couldn’t stand it when my dad would tune the dial to the country station. “It’s all the same song,”… Read more →

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4th of July. Red Rocks. 07.04.15

4th of July. Red Rocks. 07.04.15 The decision to spend Independence Day at Red Rocks has never been about the music, at least not for our family. It has always been more about spending the day at one of the most beautiful places in the country. The Rocks are only a ten minute drive from our house, so the park… Read more →

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Death Grips. Ogden Theatre. 06.24.15

Death Grips. Ogden Theatre. 06.24.15 “I’ve got the powers that B, running through me!” A shirtless MC Ride was marking his territory on the large, spacious stage in front of a violently enthusiastic audience. Zach Hill, also shirtless, was doing his best Animal impression behind the drum kit. Andy Morin (aka Flatlander) was stoically standing behind his station, while his… Read more →

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Belle and Sebastian with The Colorado Symphony. Charles Bradley. Red Rocks. 06.17.15

Belle and Sebastian & Charles Bradley. Red Rocks. 06.17.15 Indie bands always need a little help drawing a crowd to Red Rocks. Denver provides a lot of support for its excellent local music scene, but independent acts visiting from other cities (and countries) usually have to stick to venues within the city limits. They regularly sell out shows at the… Read more →

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Cheap Trick. Red Rocks. 06.16.15

Cheap Trick. Red Rocks. 06.16.15 Cheap Trick released their most influential material while I was still wearing diapers and learning to crawl. I’m pretty sure Peter Frampton peaked before I was even conceived. So I wasn’t anxiously waiting for tickets to go on sale for the double billing at Red Rocks. With the number of shows at my favorite venue… Read more →