Sit back, relax, and enjoy the electronic jam band Tycho. Starting off their first non festival show this tour they land in Denver for the best and smoothest jams that hit the Rocky Mtns! Photos by Austin Voldseth (@avoldseth)
Mastodon return to Denver in support of their new album Emperor of Sand. The Atlanta based metal band enjoyed the stage with co-headliner veterans The Eagles of Death Metal, and the instrumental three-piece Russian Circles as opening act. Photos by Ryan Good
Silversun Pickups with opener Kiev rocked a sold out crowd at the Ogden Theater. Silversun Pickups kept their fans happy by playing the hits along with new songs from their album Better Nature. Photos by Candace Peterson
The musical variety was endless at The Fillmore Auditorium this past Friday. Thievery Corporation had musical numbers from different genres like Reggie, French, Latino, Indian, disco and rap. All melded together for one hell groovy night. Photography by Meg O’Neill ( @letgomymego ).
Although 3 days late, Snoop Dogg, Wiz and friends brought the real 420 party to Red Rocks. Filled to capacity, the venue was awash with smoke and cheers as Berner, Cyprus Hill and the Wiz & Snoop combo played one 90's weed anthem after another.
The Beats Antique show at The Fillmore Auditorium was something out of a fairy tale, a very trippy fairy tale. Their unique blend of EDM and ritualistic world fusion music had the whole crowd dancing. The show was just as visually stunning as it was musically exocitic. Between with light and belly dancers, a goddess drumline and even a fairy tale for weirdos was told ending with the slaying of a giant dragon on stage. Photography by Meg O’Neill ( @letgomymego )
Fans braved the wet and cold weather this 4/20 and gathered for the annual celebration at Red Rocks. Headlined once again by the weed powered trap heavyweight Flosstradamus, and accompanied by the likes of What So Not, Gucci Mane, Gryffin and Branchez. It rained consistently through the evening up until it was time for the headliner, by then the crowd had begun to warm up as Flosstradamus brought the trap bangers and weed anthems to finish out yet another succesfull 420 On the Rocks.
All photography by Alden Bonecutter @alden.co
Gucci Mane started off the day at Red Rocks and finished with a sold out show at the Ogden. Almost half way into his set, he brought out his Georgia counter part 2 Chainz who had performed earlier that day at the Civic Center during the 4/20 rally. Gucci did not disappoint as he ran through his catalogue of new and old hits. It most definitely was the return or East Atlanta Santa.
Now in its eighth year, The Common Threads Creative Lab’s Recycled Runway has become a staple event for the community’s fashionable and eco-conscious youth. During Tuesday’s sold-out show, more than 30 young designers strutted the stage at The Boulder Theater, wearing outfits made of freezer bags, parts of old shoes, suitcase lining and sunglass lenses.
Photography by Meg O'Neill
The eve before 420 a thin haze of smoke covered red rocks as artists Redman and Method Man, Flatbush Zombies and several others performed. Check out photos from the epic night here. Photography by Kiddest Metaferia
The 1st Banks Center was packed with loyal fans for A Perfect Circle, which happened to land on Maynard's birthday. Heavy metal band Prayer's amped up the crowd before the main performance. A Perfect Circle emerged on stage in a classic air of mystery behind a giant curtain which had the band members' shadows casted larger than life. Photographs by Meg O’Neill ( @Letgomymego )
Ophelia’s was extra electric on Saturday Night with a Ayla Nereo performance. Before the show staff writer Taylor Heusser got to sit down with Ayla to discuss her music. Head over to 303magazine.com/music to read her exclusive interview. At the show, Las Curandera and Xerephine Music got the SOLD OUT crowd warmed up with their acoustic Latino vibes. Afterwards, Ayla Nereo graced the stage with a powerful feminine energy that strongly juxtaposed the posters that depicted the sexualization of women hanging around this brothel turned restaurant. Ayla’s energy and sound reverberated throughout the venue transforming all those in the audience. Photographs by Meg O’Neill (@letgomymego)
With members hailing from Colorado Springs, the Judah & The Lion show at The Ogden felt very much like a homecoming. They danced around on stage with a fierce amount of energy that quickly amped up the SOLD OUT crowd. The rap-rock-folk group treated the audience like family sharing in their love for music and their belief that everyone can achieve their dreams.. Photographs by Meg O'Neill (@letgomymego).
The creativity on Thursday night at the Annual ACDA Paper Fashion Show was explosives. The outfits created by students had a range of inspiration from Alice In Wonderland, to Greek Mythology, to Marie Antoinette. It was stunning to see paper become a wearable. Photographs by Meg O'Neill (@letgomymego)
Shane Smith and the Saints got the Ogden rocking and the Turnpike Troubadours kept it rolling with their unique red dirty country and bluegrass sound. You could tell the crowd was full of diehard fans it was easy to see why they were!
Photos by Kenneth Coles
Legendary punk rock band, Green Day played a packed 1st Bank Center on April 5th entering the stage with popular song, " Know Your Enemy." Pyrotechnics and flames exploded on the stage and lead singer Billy Joel Armstrong brought a young fan onto the stage to sing and then stage dive off. Photography by Kyle Cooper
21Savage started out on stage with a machete and a Jason Mask. His horror theme played well with the crowd as you can see them jumping up and down, with countless water bottles being thrown in the air. It got even more hype when they brought on a couple of kids to start dancing. From the moment the show started you could feel the energy. As the kids say these days, "It was litttt"
"Just to clear up any confusion. Yes, we are also in the other band that is playing tonight. Good, I'm glad we got that cleared up." - Erik Koskinen of the Erik Koskinen Dou and Dead Man Winter. Last nights show was full of funny tidbits like this one. Erik being from Colorado had many friends in the crowd which gave him and the rest of the band plenty of opportunities for jokes and light hearted banter. While opening the show Erik brought on the rest of Dead Man Winter as guests to help play his songs and finished his set by saying, "We've got one more song for you and then the headliner will be out." The headliner, which was the same guys that were just on stage, proceeded to play plenty of old and new songs while taking shots with the crowd and even covering a song from the band Trampled By Turtles, which two of the members of Dead Man Winter are also members of. They covered themselves. Summing up the show with a 3 song encore David Simonett gave us one more great qoute, "Just one more song and we'll let you go home."
Photo booth photos from Denver Fashion Weekend Spring '17. For more photos, go to these galleries/articles NIGHT ONE: http://bit.ly/2nGprao NIGHT TWO: http://bit.ly/2nGl1R0 NIGHT THREE: http://bit.ly/2nGld2G Street Style: http://bit.ly/2ozBZ7o DFW Recap: http://bit.ly/2ozAbLm
Photography by Meg O'neill and Amanda Piela.
G.Love & Special sauce brought the funk to The Ogden Theatre. It might have been April Fools but these guys weren't foolin around about their musical talent. Though G. Love definiatly had some goofy lyrics that had the crowd giggling. Photographs by Meg O'Neill (@Letgomymego)
LA/Denver based hip-hop group sold out the Larimer Lounge on Saturday night. The small cramped venue created the perfect atmosphere for THEY's unique production and rap style. Their incredibly loyal fanbase was jumping and screaming the lyrics the whole time. As the last song and arguably their most popular U-RITE came on they invited all of their friends and family on stage and treated the crowd to a wild, water soaked finale, and then ran the song a second time and did it all over again.
The fast rising Venice Beach producer Big Wild brought his unique dance music to the Gothic theatre on April 1st. Having been sold out for months, the crowd filled The Gothic to the brim with all eager to dance.
Regina Spektor didn't need an opener for her show in Denver. The moment she walked on stage the sold out Fillmore Auditorium erupted with excitement. She played many of her new songs during the show seemingly leaving out her most popular songs until she came back on stage for an encore that featured all our favorites.
Last time Bring Me The Horizon came to town was two years ago. Now they're back and armed to the teeth with more lights, confetti, and louder sound! Supporting them was another great band Beartooth and of course Underoath! Photos by Austin Voldseth (@avoldseth)
Big Sean lit up the Fillmore Auditorium on March 27, 2017 with a larger than life performance. On his "I Decided Tour" Big Sean has maintained the same hunger and ambition that got him to where he is in the first place. Read our full review up on the homepage! Photography by Kyle Cooper.
Cosplayers got to break out their favorite characters this weekend at A Symphonic Tribute to Comic Con: A Tetralogy put on by the Colorado Symphony. Darth Vader, Jack Skellington and Harley Quinn all made stunning appearances.
The 43rd annual Denver March Powwow took place over the weekend, showcasing dancers, drum circles, vendors, storytellers, and food from across the country and into Canada. Color, sound, movement, culture, unity; the Coliseum was alive. Photography by Austin Cope (@austinjcope).
Collaboration Fest returned for its fourth year. But this time it was at a new location—the National Western Complex. The new venue made way for the 500+ brewers that participated in this year's event. What didn't change was more than 100 beers were poured, with each one made through collaborative efforts between breweries. Check out our photos and make sure to read our review to find out what was a hit and a miss. Photos by Brittany Werges
The Gothic Theater was packed full for Brooklyn based band Sleigh Bells. Tunde Olaniran from Flint, Michigan got the crowd warmed up for them with his smooth singing and dancing with his two dancers. Sleigh Bells came out and rocked the house thanks to Alexis Krauss' high energy and Derek Edward Miller shredding on the guitar. Photos by Candace Peterson @candacemariepeterson
Deafheaven brought the funnest show I have ever had the privelage of shooting to Denver. This band stays engaged with it's fans and gives a true 150% of their all from beginning to end; and the fans gave it right back in return. All photography by Canada Albin.
Daya with her all female band showed all those in at the sold out Bluebird Theatre what strong women are capable of. With up beat and positive music she inspired everyone with her immense talent. Jess Kent came opened up the show with intensity and set Daya up with enthusiasm.
Photos by Kenneth Coles, knnthclsphoto
Australian based folk group Paper Kites warmed up the crowd for the English folk singer songwriter legend Passenger. A former busker and passionate story-teller, Passenger rocked the venue with many of his famous songs whilst telling stories and jokes in between. The sold out crowd screamed lyrics, danced, and listened intently to the stories behind many of his songs written during his busking days.
Excision brought the heavy bass family along with him for his 2 night stop on The Paradox Tour in Colorado. Apashe, Cookie Monsta B2B with Funtcase, and Kill the Noise had the crowd head-banging for hours before Excision even took the stage. As his insane stage setup and lighting was revealed the crowd was reinvigorated and continued the moshing and head-banging late into the night.
AnomalyCon, "Colorado's own steampunk and alternative history convention" descended on Denver this past weekend, welcoming creative folks from all walks to gather and mingle for a weekend-long event. The event included costume contests, guest speakers, workshops, prop shops, and plenty of photo opportunities. Photography by Austin Cope (@austinjcope).
Pepsi Center sold out on St. Patrick's Day for Panic! At the Disco's Death of a Bachelor tour. Saint Motel got the crowd going and Misterwives followed them up with nonstop moves getting them dancing. Panic! At the Disco built up the audience's anticipation with a countdown coming out swinging with their hit "Don't threaten me with a good time." Photos by Candace Peterson
Atlas Genius rocked The Fox Theatre in Boulder Wednesday night. South of France warmed up the crowd with their indie vibes. Once Atlas Genius came on stage the indie vibes got a deeper mix of alternative rock. Photography by Meg O'Neill ( @letgomymego).
German indie-folk group Milky Chance made their Blossom Tour stop here in Denver on March 13th. Frontman Clemens Rehbein and the band had the crowd dancing and singing along to every song. The folk hits Flashed Junk Mind and Stolen Dance were received with incredible energy from the intimate setting at the Bluebird Theater. As the release of their next commercial album release approaches, their live shows are building the hype and showing fans just how well rounded the band is.
Finalists in USA Climbing's Sport & Speed Open Nationals square off at Movement Climbing + Fitness in Denver. In the Sport division, each new hold the climbers reached led to an explosion of cheers. Very few actually completed these insanely-difficult lead routes. As for the Speed division: these super-human athletes scampered up the wall faster than a human ought to be able to. It was unnatural and awesome to watch. Photography by Austin Cope (@austinjcope)
There is nothing dreamier than an Australian. NOPE, there is nothing dreamier than an Australian Musical Duo such as Boo Seeka. The hip-hop-psych-soul/dream-tronica group returned to Denver playing at Lost Lakes last night. The duo was quite impressed by their Denver fan base knowing most of the words to all their songs. And if you’ve ever heard them you know exactly why. Because beyond their dreamy-ness these two have true talent in both raspy vocals and kickass drumps. Photography by Meg O’Neill (@Letgomymego).
Joseph with opener The Marshall Mclean Band sold out the Bluebird Theater. The sister trio, Joseph, wowed the crowd with their amazing harmonizing from a connection that only siblings could have. Photos by Candace Peterson
Lake Street Dive and Joey Dosik took The Ogden Theater back in time on Thursday night. Joey Dosik “wowed” the crowd with his smooth tonal range, setting the stage for what was sure to be a night full of talent. Once Lake Street Dive went on there was no mistaking it was bound to be a roaring night with vocals by the mesmerizing lead singer Rachael Price. The music took everyone in the audience to another time of nostalgic simplicity and swing dancing. Photography by Meg O’Neill (@letgomymego)
Low-temp dance music duo Hippie Sabotage played a surprisingly rowdy show for a sold out crowd on a Wednesday night. Brothers Kevin and Jeff have been rising in the dance music scene ever since their massive breakthrough with the remix of Tove Lo's "Habits (Stay High)". Since then they have continued touring, releasing their signature Sacramento stoner vibes, and getting rowdy at shows. The night was full of head banging, crowdsurfing, fans on stage, and plenty instances of Kevin running about the venue and through the crowd.
Kilo Kish opened up the first night for the back to back shows at the Gothic. The stage performance from Kish was energetic and emotional. Her alternative style to approaching the microphone, backed up with wavy synths kept the audience on their toes. Vince Staples brought his Life Aquatic tour to Denver for a two night run and did not disappoint. His energy was so hype he even had to reach for his inhaler a few times.
After 10 long years the first debut album 'The New Reign' got its own tour! With a fantastic line up with openers Fire From The Gods, Within The Ruins, Oceans Ate Alaska, and Volumes, you really couldn't go through-out the night without being hyped. Photos by Austin Voldseth, Insta: @avoldseth
The Fillmore was launched into an outer space party on Friday night during The Polish Ambassador's performance. The crowd was dressed to groove and opener Mike Love did just that during his edm/ reggie/ acoustic one man set. Afterwards, the legendary TPA exploded on stage with deep bass, colorful laser lights, and unique funk. Photography by Meg O’Neill ( @letgomymego )
Philadelphia based Lotus continued their long history of playing for their dedicated Denver fans this Saturday (Feb 18th). The combination of electronic and jam band sound seems to be built for Colorado, and the energy of the night was never in question.
Photography by: Will Sheehan
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A sold out, capacity crowd at the Fillmore Auditorium was serenaded and rocked on Valentines Day. The evening began with a solo acoustic tribute by Sting where he reminisced about his first show in Denver (in 1972) before introducing the crowd to his son Joe Sumner. An almost perfect clone of his dad in both looks and talent Joe had the crowd feeling his unique energy. Agua Caliente brought a festive vibe from south of the border that got everyone dancing. Sting arrived on stage to an explosion of cheers from the crowd that set the tone for his entire set. Accompanied on stage with his band were special backup vocals by the members of Aqua Caliente and his son Joe which made the whole show feel like one connected act playing out to a grand finale.
Photography by Kenneth Coles
The genre bending future bass prodigy Jauz made a two night stop in Denver over the weekend, bringing his heavy beats and limitless energy to back-to-back sold out crowds. Bass rattled the venue and head banging fans shook the gates well past 1 am.
Juicy J, Belly and Project Pat brought the hip-hop stoner vibes to a packed crowd at the Fillmore Auditorium. The energy of the performers, particularly Belly and Juicy, carried through the smoke filled venue and hit the crowd like a blunt. From a twerk contest on stage and the unlimited amount of weed passed around the venue as the night went on, Belly said it best: "Colorado is by far the most lit city on this whole tour."
The Test Kitchen hosted at The Black Box in downtown Denver provides a platform for local underground hip-hop artists to perform their work for the first time in front of an audience and local hip-hop industry "judges". Similar to a slam poetry night but with a live DJ and energetic rhyming, The Test Kitchen is an incubation process for Denver's up-and-coming rap talent.
Vocal artist Kevin Garrett dropped into Denver for an intimate evening of his unique blend of soul electronic music. The evening was opened by the up-and-coming New Jersey based A R I Z O N A, who their showcased elecro-pop flavor that has earned them a name as one of the best new commers of the recent indie scene. Photography by Ryan Good.
A reggae show with some old school punk rock mixed in, an unusual combo, but a combo that worked very well on Friday. Starting out the night was Kash'd Out playing traditional reggae music with a lot of hair and head banging. Red City Radio lit up the stage with their own style of punk rock with an Oklahoma twist. Less Than Jake melted the faces off the crowd with classics from their early albums that drew up feeling of nostalgia in many. Pepper did what they did best, giving everyone the reggae they love with the Hawaiian attitude that everyone needs. Photos by Kenneth Coles
This past weekend was the 21st year for the 2017 Winter X Games, and like most 21st birthdays the X Games turned up the volume and took the party to the next level. Because not only did the X Games fly out international superstars to headline their concerts, they brought together the best athletes to compete in bigger and badder events. From the debut of a new sport, SnowBike Cross, to the very first domestic competition of Women’s Ski Big Air, capacity crowds gathered from near and far to watch athletes do the impossible. Plus this year there were crazy winter storms the week before the X Games. Dumping three feet of fresh snow in Aspen, it set the stage for an amazing competition week. Photography by Brent Andeck.
Openers Souvenirs and The Chain Gang of 1974 with headliners AFI packed the Gothic Theater with die hard fans. AFI performed a few of their classics along with new songs for The Blood Tour. In true AFI fan fashion the crowd finished the night chanting "Through our bleeding, we are one."
RJD2 returned to the Ogden for a night full of crate diggin and record scratching. One of the early pioneers of the underground beat scene, RJD2 made a name for himself in the hip-hop world in the early 00's. Support was given by Rum Tum and TNERTLE, who was most impressive with his 7 person live band!
Icelantic's Winter on the Rocks brought another year of groovy vibes and dance music jams to a packed crowd of freezing people. Lil Dicky, Anderson. Paas and Zedd brought the heat to a crisp January night on Rocks.
The next punk rock revolution has begun! Will Varley from London started the night at the Fillmore with an acoustic set that left us all laughing. Arkells from Canada brought the energy level up ten notches with their new age punk rock sound and a message of unity. Tiger Army, the rock-a-billy band from California set the stage for the headliner with their vintage Johnny Cash goes Punk ensemble. Finally Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls brought the Positive Songs for Negative People we all needed to hear in our current tumultuous political climate, at one point splitting the crowd in half and creating a wall of hugs. This show will definitely be one those in attendance will be talking about for a long time.
A VIP experience like no other: seated dinner, Denver POPS (60) person orchestra, ballroom dance performances, private on-site adult cabaret, VIP lounge area next to stage, VIP bathrooms, OPEN BAR, dinner provided by: Chef Gavin Courtney, of Dark Steel Gastro Arts
Photos from the Women's March on Denver. Held on Saturday, January 21 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. approximately 200,000 women, men and children gathered at Denver's Civic Center Park. The march was a part of a national protest that spanned 500 cities with more than three million attendees, possibly making it the largest demonstration in US history. Photography by Kyle Cooper, Danielle Webster and Brittany Werges.
Sythpop duo Holy Ghost! unleashed a rare DJ set after extensive touring with their usual full band. The New York based group has earned a name on the indie-electro scene, and did not disappoint at their stop in Denver. Images by Ryan Good.
August Burns Red 10 Year Messengers Tour. You Probably listened to 'Messengers' a decade ago, well lucky for you, that album was so great it had a 10 year anniversary tour! There was no holding back either. What with Protest the Hero opening, I'm still recovering from how amazing that night was. Photos by Austin Voldseth (@avoldseth)
The 111-year-old tradition that is the National Western Stock Show is back in Denver and full of interesting things. On this night, small, medium and large dogs pulled hundred or thousands of pounds of weight, and a the nightly rodeo took place. Food and country themed items like work gloves, boots and other clothing line the Hall of Education. Photography by Kyle Cooper. @KyleCoopah
Gregory Alan Isakov and The Colorado Symphony teamed up to bring a magical two night performance to the Boettcher Concert Hall. The chemistry between Isakov and symphony conductor Christopher Dragon was magnetizing. The end of every song was met with a loud round of enthusiastic clapping with multiple standing ovations throughout the night. The best concert of 2017 might just be this one. Photographs by Meg O'Neill ( @Letgomymego) .
"Our album is 20 years old, their album is 20 years old. So when Reel Big Fish calls you and asks if you still remember how to play that 1 ska song of yours and if you want to go on tour with them you say... YES!" Chris Number2. A mix of anarchist punk and bouncing ska this show was a blast of nostalgia for the old school Punks of Denver. Direct Hit and Ballyhoo set the stage and the mood for the show. Anti-Flag kicked it into high gear with "Die For Your Government" and ending their set by playing in the heart of the mosh pit. Reel Big Fish followed it up with their usual comedic/ devil may care style. It was a punk show for those true punks.
Photos by: Kenneth Coles
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