Tag Archive for funk

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R.I.P. Sharon Jones

Sharon Jones was the living embodiment of dancing in the face of death. I was lucky enough to see her strut her shit across the stage multiple times, but I’m so glad I was able to introduce my dad to her talent when she played with Valerie June a couple years back, as well as witness her steal the show from… Read more →

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Duran Duran. CHIC. Red Rocks. 09.20.15

Duran Duran. CHIC. Red Rocks. 09.20.15 The early season storms were a distant memory as fans young and old made their way into the Red Rocks Amphitheatre on a mid-September evening, but when the lights went down on the stage, the audience was met with the recognizable sound of thunder. Strobe lights mimicked crackling lightning, as real-life wind carried miniature… 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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D’Angelo and The Vanguard. Ogden Theatre. 06.10.15

D’Angelo and The Vanguard. Ogden Theatre. 06.10.15 Late night conversations about music were not uncommon when I lived in San Francisco. Sometimes these conversations would turn into arguments. Take a love of music, add a bottle of Jameson whiskey, a double shot of ego and ice. Shake well. Scrape all pragmatism off the top and overserve. Words were wasted as… Read more →

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Stevie Wonder. Pepsi Center. 03.17.15

Stevie Wonder. Pepsi Center. 03.17.15 Anticipation is a killer. I’m fortunate enough to be able to attend quite a few shows every year, so it’s a rare occasion that I find myself with that awkward feeling. I live by the theory that going to a show is a perfect way to pass the time while you’re waiting to go to… Read more →

Lionel Richie. Red Rocks. 06.11.14

When it was announced that Lionel Richie would be performing at Red Rocks, almost 6 months ago, I felt an excitement that couldn’t be explained. Sure, I am somewhat of a Red Rocks junkie, and it was the first big show of the season to be announced, but that didn’t explain my level of enthusiasm to fork over hard earned… Read more →

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Nas & Ms. Lauryn Hill. Fillmore.11.16.12

Every time I walk into a hip-hop show, I do my best to leave my expectations at the door.  Despite my best intentions, I usually walk out disappointed by the complete lack of respect the artists have for the people who paid money to see them perform.  I know I’ve said this many times before, but the late-starts, crowded stages… Read more →