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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