Tag Archive for progressive rock

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Steven Wilson. Gothic Theatre. 11.12.16

Steven Wilson. Gothic Theatre. 11.12.16 Images of pigeons, pecking their lives away atop buildings, were transitioned into various street scenes around London, as Adam Holzman set the stage at the Gothic Theatre with “First Regret”. The rest of the band appeared one by one, while the ominous keyboard sounds silenced the sold-out crowd. We had all become voyeurs peeking into… Read more →

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Tool. Pepsi Center. 10.26.16

Tool. Pepsi Center. 10.26.16 Sometimes it is nearly impossible to remove yourself from your surroundings when attending a concert in a giant corporate arena. While others times, suspension of disbelief is achieved effortlessly. When it comes to a Tool show, the venue itself literally ceases to exist. That was the case at the Pepsi Center last night. Hypnotized by Can Buyukberber’s… Read more →

Opeth @ Ogden Theatre. 10.25.11

Those hoping for a death metal show when Opeth came through Denver last week were sorely disappointed, but those who were familiar with the new album and aware of the progressive setlist were treated to a perfectly balanced rock show by some of the most talented musicians to come from Sweden. As the snow piled up outside, Mikael Åkerfeldt and… Read more →

notes from the coast: UFO @ The Key Club, 9/24

Cruelly underrated and overlooked throughout the history of rock, there are five names that should always be mentioned when talking about one of the greatest rock bands EVER. They are Phil Moog, Michael Schenker, Pete Way, Andy Parker and Paul Raymond, otherwise known as UFO. With the thunderous rhythm section of Way, Parker and Raymond powering the majestically gruff yet… Read more →

Peter Gabriel: New Blood, Deafening Thunder, Blinding Lightning & Red Rain at Red Rocks

Après moi le deluge translates to ‘after me comes the flood’ and can be traced back to the King of France, Louis XV (1710-1744), but when Peter Gabriel uttered those words from the stage at Red Rocks on Monday night during his cover of Regina Spektor’s Après Moi, it felt more like a prediction.  On command, the black clouds hovering… Read more →