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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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Miguel. Boulder Theater. 10.11.16

Miguel. Boulder Theater. 10.11.16 As the lights slowly dimmed around the venue, the Boulder Theater became Miguel’s bedroom. A panel of screens reflected all the stars in the cosmos, while a voice called for sacrifice to the void, because in the end, “we’re all gonna die young.” Laughing in the face of mortality, as only the young can do, the mostly… Read more →

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Adele. Pepsi Center. 07.16.16

Adele. Pepsi Center. 07.16.16 Adele has an insane connection with her fans. Her latest album, 25, sold something like 50 trillion copies the week it came out. She didn’t stream it at first, because why would she? The album literally sold more than all the other albums released in 2015 combined…or something like that. Adele songs are all written in… Read more →

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Beyoncé. Qualcomm Stadium. 05.12.16

Beyoncé. Qualcomm Stadium. 05.12.16 When people asked me how the Rihanna concert was, my immediate reply was “incredible!” When the same thing happened after the Beyoncé show, my reaction was very different. “It was quite the production,” I would say, before adding “she really puts on an incredible show.” That got me to thinking. Why simply ‘incredible’ for Rihanna, but all… Read more →

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Algiers. Larimer Lounge. 10.03.15

Algiers. Larimer Lounge. 10.03.15 Many words have been written about Algiers since their self-titled debut dropped a few months ago, so I’m not going to spend a lot of time discussing their politics, background, or influences. Anyone reading this is probably fully aware that the band layers gospel, blues and soul over industrial post-punk to create a (slightly volatile) platform… 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 →