Tag Archive for indie pop

Lykke Li. Red Rocks. 08.06.14

Lykke Li has gone through a transformation of sorts in the studio, but when it comes to her stage presence, she is still a force to be reckoned with. When the lights went down on the stage at Red Rocks on Wednesday night, the smoke poured in, the wind started to blow, and the girl in black took the stage like the… Read more →

Mazzy Star. Ogden Theatre. 11.10.13

Hope Sandoval wants to be heard, not seen. If that wasn’t made apparent by the strict ‘no photography’ rule, it should have been when she made her way onto a candlelit stage cloaked in shadows. Dressed in all black, there was nothing more than that signature seductive voice and a little flash of flesh separating the hem of her dress and… Read more →

Red Rocks Run. 05.30.13 – 06.03.13

The Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado is a seasonal destination. Sure, tourists can be found exploring the century-old venue every day of the year, but it isn’t until Spring that the rocks really shine. The scene on the ground might change from night to night, depending on what acts are booked to grace the iconic stage, but if you are… Read more →

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Vampire Weekend. Of Monsters and Men. Red Rocks. 05.20.13

In July of 2007, a full six months before they released their debut album, Vampire Weekend opened for Shout Out Louds at Rickshaw Stop in San Francisco. Granted, everyone in the crowd already knew who they were — their self-released EP catapulted these Cure-covering, cardigan-wearing, Columbia college students to fame faster than your high-speed Internet access could comprehend. Critics and bloggers alike… Read more →

Florence + the Machine. Red Rocks. 07.25.12

The Florence + the Machine show almost didn’t happen due to Florence Welch’s damaged vocal chords, but if the fiery redhead in the white dress was feeling any pain last night, she hid it behind a stage presence almost as monumental as the Red Rocks Amphitheater in which it was unleashed.  Epic.  Grandiose.  Bold.  These are just petty words, and… Read more →