Tag Archive for alternative rock

R.I.P. Adam Yauch (MCA)

1964 – 2012 Adam Yauch has died.  He was 47 years old.  The man known as MCA was diagnosed with cancer back in 2009 and today he succumbed to the disease.  Yauch was one third of the Beastie Boys — the group who started out punk before enraging parents in suburbs all over the country with Licensed To Ill, an… Read more →

My Morning Jacket Simply Blow Away Expectations at Red Rocks, 08-04-11

What a difference 24 hours can make.  Last night’s My Morning Jacket show at Red Rocks was the antithesis of the The Flaming Lips production the night before.  The band from Louisville, KY took the stage with nothing more than their instruments and their beards.  A little stained-glass to augment the natural background was all they needed.  No balloons, no… Read more →

The Flaming Lips bring Dorothy, Dark Side of the Moon & Primus to Red Rocks

It might have seemed a little presumptuous when Wayne Coyne took the stage to declare this night as ‘one of the greatest Red Rocks has ever seen‘.  It might have seemed that way if you don’t understand Wayne’s personality. He didn’t really mean that this night would top countless legendary performances over decades of music at the Rocks.  You can’t… Read more →

Soundgarden @ Red Rocks, 07/18/11

‘We’re Soundgarden and we’re back!‘ It had been over 15 years since I last saw them, but on Monday night Soundgarden proved they are still 100% legit.  Led by a long haired, goatee sporting Chris Cornell, the grunge masters performed one of the hardest hitting shows I have ever seen at Red Rocks.  It was the perfect night with a… Read more →

‘trying to smile through gritted teeth’

Fucked Up – David Comes To Life (Matador, 2011) A hardcore concept album concerning a heartbroken factory worker?  An 80 minute album of epic proportions from a band that was known for 7″‘s overflowing with screw-you-in-your-face political punk rock just a few short years ago?  The end, right?  They literally fucked up, right?  What’s next, a Broadway play à la… Read more →