Decadence, you did it again!! With mind blowing sets by SHOWTEK, ZEDS DEAD, RL GRIME vs BAAUER, BASSNECTAR, MARSHMELLO and many more. Night one of Decadence 2k16 will be one to remember. Citizens of Decandence, find your photos here. Photography by Romeo Fernandez
Denver crowded Ogden Theater on a night that brought record lows to the mile high city. Breath steamed outside and Nathaniel Rateliff and his Nightsweats brought the steam inside. Prior to Rateliff and his band taking the stage Colorado Governor, John Hickenlooper made a surprise appearance to announce December 17th as "Nathaniel Rateliff Day. Photography by Kyle Cooper.
Freezing from below 0 temps? Should have warmed up and caught a good view while at Parade of Lasers. The 4th annual Parade of Lasers came heavier than ever this year with Bear Grillz! Following behind was the calm before the storm with some melodic soothing tracks by MitiS. My ears are still recovering from the bass! Photos by Austin Voldseth (@avoldseth)
Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats returned to Denver to deliver an intimate set of their unique blues rock soul. The band has been on a career run the last year and a half, and showed how their decade-plus devotion and talent has turned into an internationally recognized act. The night was opened by Denver locals Casey James Prestwood and the Burning Angels, a blossoming honky tonk band. Photos by Ryan Good
Wildlight mesmerized The Boulder Theater last Friday night. Alya Nero began with songs from her independent acoustic work, honoring our earth and it's elements. She embodied that of a goddess with a great connection to the world around her and spectacular tonal range. Afterwards, The Polish Ambassador joined her onstage as Wildlight to drop the beat and get everyone grooving. Photographs by Meg O'Neill ( @Letgomymego ) .
The English unground invaded Cervantes Masterpiece last night. Nightmares On Wax DJ Set created a perpetual groove of deep drum and bass. The crowd was electrified by DJ Ease dropped beats from his new mixtapes. Nightmares On Wax showed Colorado what classic electronic dance has been mastering for over three decades. Photographs by Meg O’Neill ( @letgomymego).
The duo of the month...maybe even the year. The one and only Madeon x Porter Robinson. The amazing two put on a beautiful, upbeat performance for their Shelter Tour playing tracks from both amazing solo albums by each other like "Adventure" and "Worlds" you couldn't miss it. Needless to say, I myself have waited years to see this happen. Photos by Austin Voldseth (@avoldseth)
I saw The Fray for the first time in 2007, my first concert. Now on their 4th studio album, The Fray returned to their home state to the 1st Bank Center packed full of their hometown fans. American Authors, a Brooklyn, NY based band opened for The Fray and got the crowd and the screaming fangirls warmed up. The Fray balanced their set with new singles and old favorites such as "You Found Me". 9 years after the first time I saw them, they're as captivating and talented as ever.
Night one of The Fray being back in town was at Boulder's Fox Theater with American Authors opening up for them. The sold out crowd welcomed the local band back into town with open arms and sang the night away with them. Photos by Candace Peterson
Marc E. Bassy put on an intimate show at the Larimer Lounge on November 22nd as a stop on his Groovy People Tour. Check out the photos captured for 303 Magazine! Photography by McKenzie Coyle (@kenzcoyle)
Rufus du sol played to another sold out crowd at the Gothic for night two. The alternative dance trio from Sydney Australia did not disappoint and put on an incredible show. Check out photos from the epic night here. Photography by Kiddest Metaferia.
Shovels and Rope ended their tour November 19th at the Ogden Theater on Colfax. The energetic duo played to a pack house for over an hour and a half. Opener Indianola warmed up the crowd in a corner of the stage with loud guitar and booming bass. Review up at 303magazine.com. Photography by Kyle Cooper.
Is Thursday the new Friday now? Maybe it's just in Boulder where people partied and got the funk down to Toro y Moi like it was the weekend. With the twin brothers Mattson 2 opening, the crowd got a good taste of what was to come later in the night. Perhaps it was the smooth instrumentals or even Chazwick's smooth voice but either way, you know you were amazed and maybe a little cold last night since it was the first snow! Photos by Austin Voldseth (@avoldseth)
Los Angeles based rock group Bad Suns sold out the Bluebird Theater this Tuesday to a horde of screaming fans. Bad Suns released their newest album "Disappear Here" and combined with their hits from their debut EP, they had the crowd dancing and singing all night.
BELIEVE THE HYPE — The Hair Show is absolutely insane in the best possible way. Celebrating 10 years of shared passion for all things excess. Featuring Charlie Price, Goldie and Bob, Artemis & Birch, KTB Hair & Funk Styling, Ansley Meredith, Marlene Romero, Javier Jaimes, Chad & Co, Stephan Lauren, The Look, Beauty Underground, James Mucker, Halo Salon, Bri Bird, Rita B, The Parlour, Mode, Swank, Antoine Du Chez, Beto’s Salon and Blow Dry Lounge. Photography by Austin Cope @austinjcope austincope.com
Thought DFW would slow down after opening night? Well, it didn't. Night Two featured Velvet Wolf, Margaret Sanzo, Scout & Molly, Fab’rik, Kotomi Yoshida, Frances Roces, Georgine, and John Paul Ataker NYC. Photography by Austin Cope.
DFW Night One started things off with a BANG. Featuring Femme Fatale Intimates, Mona Lucero, Gino Velardi, Steve Sells, Maggie Burns, Anthony H, Tyne Hall, Rachel Marie Hurst and NIGHT by Charlie Price. Denver showed up in force to support these local and national boutiques and brands.
Kiiara showed Denver what true savage was last night at Summit Music Hall. Her elusive air behind big sunglasses and bright lights made the show that much more alluring. She performed alongside a drummer and keyboardist to create her soon to be iconic sound of looping verses and vocal notes to create a techno melody. This just last year homeless girl might have only one hit on the radio now, but keep a look out because Kiiara will not be so “low key” for long. Photographs by Meg O’Neill ( @letgomymego ).
The Motet brought the funk to the Ogden for a second sold out night in their self-proclaimed second home town. Colorado has a soft spot for funk and jam bands and it shined through as everyone danced the night away. After a quick set break, we were treated to a "1979 Mixtape" where the band came out in 70s attire to cover bands such as Earth, Wind, and Fire. The Motet couldn't have brought more positive vibes and funky music if they tried.
The sold out Ogden Theater was full of fans wearing red, white and blue for the election night. Courtney Barnett and opener Alex G put on an amazing show which helped distract the crowd from the results of which way the presidential race was going to go. Photos by Candace Peterson.
Sturgill Simpson breaks the common stereotype of a modern country singer. Between his thundering vocals and impeccable guiatar work he is a country force to be reckoned with. Accompanied buy a full band and horn section, Sturgills sounds was even more full and refined for the 2 sold out nights at the Paramount Theater.
Rising Appalachia played an amazing show filled with ecletic instruments and soulful harmonizing. They also incorporated a strong message, to respect our natural resources. Check out the gallery to see photos from the show. Photos by: Jackie Collins
Mac Miller and friends graced the stage on Halloween for the 2nd year in a row. With all star hip-hop cast including Pouya, Big K.R.I.T. and Vince Staples Red Rocks was treated to a real show. On the Divine Feminine tour, Mac has been bring along love interest Ariana Grande to many of the shows, and of course Red Rocks was not left out. She made a surprise appearance on stage and left the crown in awe at the last Red Rocks show of the season.
The best night in pop punk was at The Ogden. The big line up of Seaway, Moose Blood, Knuckle Puck, Real Friends, and The Wonder Years all happening under one roof?! You know it got pretty emotional and was filled with teen angst. Photos by Austin Voldseth
The queer, glammy and genuinely hilarious duo (and this time trio) PWR BTTM have a genuine talent and feel for pop punk music. Ben Hopkins and Liv Bruce swap roles between lead guitar and drums while playfully telling stories and jokes in between songs. Lost Lake was packed to capacity and full of glitter as they played and the crowd sang along to some of their most popular songs Ugly Cherries, and I Wanna Boi.
Good Charlotte with openers Big Jesus and The Story So Far rocked the sold out Gothic Theater. The night was full of excited fans singing, moshing and crowd surfing. Photos of Good Charlotte's performance by Candace Peterson.
Cherub killed it last night as they headlined Red Rocks for the first time. The night certainly started off with a bang as openers Boo Seeka, Friendship and Gorgon City amped up the crowd for what was to come. Once Jason and Jordan hit the stage the crowd became intoxicated with excitement as the boys jammed alongside their new added band to classics and new soon to be hits off their new album. Earlier in the day Cherub sat down with 303 for an exclusive interview and photoshoot. From which they had enjoyed our golden skeleton so much that they added it to the stage decorum. The crowd was dressed in creative Halloween costumes, including some classic Cherub album cover attire. Cherub did not disappoint giving an eccentric and theatrical performance to close out the Red Rocks season. Photographs by Meg O’Neill ( @Letgomymego ) .
The legendary Stevie Nicks returned to the Pepsi Center last night to enchant her faithful Colorado audience. The Pretenders opened for Stevie amping the crowd up for what was to sure to be a magical night. Stevie fulfilled her promise to give Colorado “the show they’ve been wanting for the last thirty years, even if some of them might not remember the last thirty years” jousting at her new younger generation of admirers. Stevie did not disappoint, even bringing on Chrissie from The Pretenders to help sing Don’t Go Dragging My Heart Around. Photography by Meg O’Neill ( @letgomymego ).
If you have ever been to the Larimer Lounge you can understand how intimate the setting is. The crowd pressed against the stage as Lewis Del Mar played above and around the crowd. After jamming through the night the band hung out after and introduced themselves to a handful of fans that stuck around. It was a very close up evening for Lewis Del Mar and those that attended.
The Canadian duo Purity Ring mesmerized The Ogden Theatre with lights and crystallized sounds. From the ceiling hung two walls of color changing lights that lead vocalist Megan James danced through. In the center Corrin Roddick played his life-sized crystal chime. The two created a show that had other worldly qualities captivating their audience. Photography by Meg O’Neill ( @letgomymego ).
Legend Joey Bada$$ opened up the Blank Face Tour show to a sold out audience. He and his crew owned the stage and got the energy in The Filmore to an unprecedented level , ripe and ready for a Schoolboy Q performance. Check out the gallery to see photos from the show. Photos by: Jackie Collins
If you stumbled downtown yesterday unaware of what was happening you might have jumped to grab your crossbow for the dead were walking among us. This year's Denver Zombie Crawl was a grotesque spectacle of blood stained ghouls haunting the 16th Street Mall. This spooktasitc parade featured an array of classic zombies to favorite icons turned dead. Photography by Meg O’Neill ( @letgomymego )
The Fillmore Auditorium was transformed into a psychedelic circus this past Friday. Re:Creation featured dub beats by Shpongle, Ott and Desert Dwellers. Everywhere you looked fascination and curiosities were to behold. Fire dancers, aerial acrobats, virtual reality simulations, hula hoopers, runway models, and live painting were just a few of the key elements to this trippy all immersive performance. Photography by Meg O’Neill ( @letgomymego ) .
A lively and loud show, Grouplove at the Ogden played for an extremely excited crowd. Not to mention DILLY DALLY, and MUNA built the suspense and stoke as the night carried on. Everyone was jumping and raising their hands in the air while singing along to some of Grouplove's most popular songs.
After this show had ended I wondered if I had taken anything unusual before I left the house. From the moment Of Montreal took the stage in black cloaks with smoke protruding from them the audience was set to go for a wild ride. The entire show was like "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas", "A Clockwork Orange" and "Alice in Wonderland" all rolled up into a music video. With multiple costume changes and appearances from some of the wildest creatures ever imagined this show kept everyone guessing at what might be coming next. Of Montreal's music has always sparked the imagination and their live performance brought the things you'd see in your head to reality.
Denver Yogis let their true light shine through at Soul Pose today. Soul Pose hosted four black light classes today at The National Western Complex. Everyone was decorated head to toe with neon coloring, flowing together and throwing confetti all over the complex. Photographs by Meg O'Neill.
Day two recap from the annual Snowboard on the Block Festival can be found here! Day two was the day you HAD to be there, with the sales still happening, the brand new movies premiering, not to mention the whole reason you'd go, the live rail jam! As the night crawled in we all sat back and enjoyed music entertainment by the great Afroman followed by Australia's own Wolfmother. It might have been warm this weekend but if you were there you can say you saw snow. Photos by Austin Voldseth (@avoldseth)
Day 1 of the great and notorious Snowboard on the Block Festival kicked off yesterday. Even though it started at 5p.m. there was still a good show up of people who came to do three things. Watch the best of the best snowboard movies, see live music with Chief Keef & Mimosa, and see some of the biggest brands display their new merch and shop for their discounted stuff too. This is the new location in Sculpture Park for this event which means it's gonna be bigger, better, and of course louder! Photos by Austin Voldseth
Phantogram returns! This time they brought art to the table. Like every other Phantogram show, you're eyes are going to be pleased at the visuals they bring to the table! Performing their new album along with their classics, this show couldn't have been better. Photos by Austin Voldseth (@avoldseth)
The Paramount Theatre was full with people of all ages on a Monday night for the Alessia Cara show. Ruth B. opened the show and captivated the audience with her smooth vocals. Alessia then stole the stage with her undeniable talent, relatable lyrics and genuine nature. Though she's one of the biggest up-and-coming artists, she spoke to the audience as if they were all her friends. Many had their hands up the whole time and passionately sang along to her raspy and soulful vocals.
Photography by McKenzie Coyle (@kenzcoyle)
Thrash gods Slayer and Anthrax blew everyone off their feet last night at the Fillmore! The energy was non stop and the circle pit was as endless as could be. We all knew when that curtain dropped hell was going to be unleashed! The insane guitar shredding, brutal riffs, and countless amounts of headbanging, what more could you ask for?! Long live thrash metal! Photos by Austin Voldseth
The Boulder Theater creates an intimate and amazing sound. That combined with the lively Strumbellas and Cold War Kids made for quite an amazing show. The Strumbellas kept the crowd entertained with jokes and light tunes, while the Cold War Kids aimed to leave all of it on the stage. Both bands proved within a very close setting that live amazing music is still very much alive. Photography by Nick Annis (@nickboards)
Tech N9ne brought a solid crew through the Red Rocks venue on a warm fall night. The performances leading up to the final and strange act constructed a strong anticipation for Tech N9ne. The crowd of "Technicians" were excited and welcoming to the amazing openers, and were beyond ready and rowdy once the strange ending began. Photography by Nick Annis (@nickboards)
The Gothic Theater was filled to the brim on a Sunday for Jimmy Eat World. The Hunna was scheduled as the opener but Denver local band Montoneros was a surprise fill in for them. Jimmy Eat World rocked out their hits that made a lot of the crowd feel like they were in high school again. Photos by Candace Peterson
Everyone got their groove on Saturday night at Red Rocks for great performances by Russ Liquid, Sunsquabi Michael Menert, and The Floozies. The night was crisp and cool, but Russ Liquid and Michael Menert warmed the crowd with their beats and energy. The Floozies turned the heat up with their energized and fun performance. Another great late season Red Rocks show.Photos By: Jackie Collins
Kaytranada and Cashmere Cat made for a mixture of smooth and eclectic beats for a very amped crowd at the Ogden on a Friday Night. The mass danced and vibed together late into the night as the show carried a bit later than expected. Photography by Nick Annis (@nickboards)
The first night of the Great American Beer Festival went off with out a hinge and beer drinkers united in costumes, pretzel necklaces and one in a pretzel, beef jerky ammunition belt. Bob the brewers and pint glass hats moved through the shoulder to shoulder crowd as breweries from coast to coast poured 1 ounce samples of their beer. Photography by Kyle Cooper.
Don’t let the tutu and glittered violin fool you, Lindsey Stirling is a total badass. No only were her self written songs on violin captivating, but she danced a mixture of ballet hip hop while playing. Lindsey took the art of storytelling to a whole new level with dance moves, chords, drums, keyboards, and a desire to live genuinely. Her spark lite up the stage at Red Rocks, inspiring the audience to never give up on their dreams when told they were a “Winnie the Pooh and not a Disney Princess.” Photography by Meg O’Neill.
Robert DeLong and Tears for Fears combined to create a show that blended modern mixes with classic music of the 80's. The crowd was happy to enjoy both classics and present-day beats while hints of each type of music played into each other throughout the show. Photography by Nick Annis (@nickboards)
LANY put on an awesome show for a sold out crowd at The Bluebird Theater on October 2nd, 2016. This up-and-coming band, with a cool California inspired sound, had the crowd fully invested from start to finish!
Photography by: McKenzie Coyle @kenzcoyle
Mumford and Sons with openers Catfish and the Bottlemen wowed a sold out crowd at Fiddler's Green for the second night in a row. The crowd was treated to some old tunes from Mumford and Sons along with their big hits like "I will wait." Photos by Candace Peterson
Sigur Rós brought their uplifting and unique sound to Denver, CO Tuesday night 9/27. After a last minute venue change to accommodate the lighting and visuals that accompanied the band, spectators were presented with a unique light show involving lasers, LEDs, spotlights, and projected images. The brilliant lights complemented Sigur Rós' dazzling sound and took the crowd on a journey they won't forget.
Die Antwoord got freaky at The Ogden Theatre this past Monday. This South African Hip Hop / EDM group consists of two lead rappers Ninja and Yolandi, and DJ God, whose style and charisma is unlike to any seen in the US. Making this performance, one of their last on their final tour EVER, as unique as they come. Photography by Meg O’Neill.
Fans of Leon Bridges filed into the Fillmore Auditorium off Colfax in Denver, CO. Opener Lianne La Havas woo'd the crowd awake with soulful chords and a british accent. Leon Bridges took to the stage with his radio single Smooth Sailin' followed by a large collection of dance moves circa 19050. The auditorium quickly turned into a dance hall and Bridges says, "Denver, I took one step and I'm out of breath!" after 15 minutes of sprinting and dancing on stage. Photography by Kyle Cooper.
Big Gigantic played their 5th year at Red Rocks to a sold out crowd. Kasbo and Dj Marshmello got the crowd rowdy with thier opening sets. Check out photos from the night here. Photgraphy by Kiddest Metaferia
With cables, knobs, samples and "weird faces," Boris literally started the night on a strange note (in the best way). Denver group Rose Quartz got everyone dancing, and Junior Boys put on a perfect show for fans old and new. Fog and blue light perfectly complimented their downtempo electropop set. A dark, fun dream. Photography by Austin Cope
Armed with a brand new album, Sunlit Youth, Local Natives took to the Ogden Theater stage ready to play new tracks and old favorites. Opener Charlotte Day Wilson readied the crowd with her soulful voice and Chicago Bulls tee. Photography by Kyle Cooper.
The G Eazy tour with Kehlani made a stop at Red Rocks on Thursday night. The sold out showcased the musicians talents and definitely was a night a night to remember. Check out photos from this show here. Photography by Kiddest Metaferia
Oh Wonder dazzled the sold out crowd at The Gothic Theatre last night. Opener Kevin Garrett melted hearts with his vocal range and boyish charm. The romance of the night continued as the London based Oh Wonder duo connected with their fans who sang along to every song preformed that night. Photographs by Meg O'Neill .
The Crush is Denver's largest independent street art festival. Featuring local and national artist, the event aims to beautify the streets of the RiNo art district in hopes it'll promote a safer, cleaner and more vibrant community. Photos by Brittany Werges.
The melodic downtempo beats of Lotus took over Red Rocks Amphitheatre last night. Those smart enough to sit up at the top of the amphitheatre witnessed a blood red moon rising over the horizon for the last bit of El Ten Eleven's set. Tycho followed El Ten Eleven, playing their sweet tunes at Red Rocks for their fourth time. By the time Lotus came on the moon was high in the sky, as their music carried fans high into the night. Photography by Meg O’Neill.
80's heavy metal superstars, Def Leppard with special guests REO Speedwagon and Tesla, rocked out live at The Pepsi Center in Denver on Saturday 09/17. Long time fans were joined by some new faces to revel in the glory of these legendary rockstars. Photos by Andrew Duffy.
What a show to not miss! Last night legends Blink 182, A Day To Remember, and The-All American Rejects stopped by Denver and threw a party, and yes there was beach balls and confetti. The-All American Rejects had their classic songs we all know and sang along to for getting us all ready for the night. After that A Day To Remember brought even more energy and giant beach balls! Opening with 'Downfall of Us All' had everyone jumping, which is good because the lead singer Jeremy came into the crowd running inside a giant hampster ball! Finally Blink 182 gave us what we all came for, and that is the classics. Starting it off with 'Feeling This' absolutley the way to go! Photos by Austin Voldseth
The legendary duo of Hall and Oates put on a remarkable show at Red Rocks on Monday night playing most of their classic hits. Trombone Shorty and Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings were also not be missed. Check out photos from the evening here. Photography by Kiddest Metaferia
Ludacris, Galactic and Soulive amongst other talented artist brought music and dancing to the streets of downtown denver at the Punching Mule Festival. The crowd sang along to Ludacris’s top hits such as "Stand up" and made them move (just like that). See photos from the amazing festival here. Photography by Kiddest Metaferia
Little Big Town opens for Luke Bryan in a knock out Kill the Lights Tour Friday night in Commerce City. Luke, the CMA Entertainer of the Year does not disappoint his audience. He has a wonderful sense of humor, shakes it for the crowd and brings out his openers for collaboration and good ole country fun on stage. Check out all the fun you missed in our gallery. Photography by Kim Baker.
As Superbowl Champions, Denver hosted the NFL Kickoff event at Civic Center Park. One Republic and Dierks Bentley gave free performances to kick off the season properly. Check out photos from the concert here. Photography by Kiddest Metaferia
Super group The Prophets of Rage brought together members of Rage Against the Machine, Cypress Hill and Public Enemy for one of the most high-energy shows of the 2016 Red Rocks season. The group lived up to their expectation as one of the most anticipated acts on the summer tour circuit playing a set mostly consisting of Rage's most known tracks, as well as hits from Public Enemy and Cypress Hill.
Riot Fest is the time of the year where you can wear all black and get away with it, or wear whatever you want! We won't judge. It's the festival that brings all the punks together and have one amazing time. Photos by Austin Voldseth
Day two of Riot Fest Denver brought several big names to four stages including The Meat Puppets, The Dandy Warhols, The People Under the Stairs, Against Me, Vince Staples, Julian Marley, Ween, and many more.
Alison Wonderland, Jauz, Diplo and Galantis dropped the beat to sold out crowd at red rocks. The mad decent artists threw down and knew how to pump up the crowd. Check out photos from this amazing night here. Photography by Kiddest Metaferia
It was calm with a little bit of spice added Tuesday night. Mac DeMarco came and showed us all what he was made of whether it was laid back music or PBR. You know you had a good time if you were there. Photos by Austin Voldseth
Cheap Trick, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, and Heart sold out Red Rocks for a Tuesday night show. Despite the heavy rain that rolled in causing a delay the crowd and bands did not loose the momentum and continued to rock. Photos by Candace Peterson
Alessia Cara opened for Coldplay. Coldplay was amazing as they shot confetti into the crowd, had giant balloons falling from the ceiling, sported the Colorado flag and Chris has more energy than most people I know. Check out what you missed in our gallery. Photography by Kim Baker
It really did “seem like Happiness, Everywhere” this past weekend in Telluride, CO as Pretty Lights and his loyal tribe filled this sleepy mountain town with groovy vibes. Derek Vincent Smith teaming up with his five piece band and the infamous Laser Shark hypnotized the crowd with rainbows of lights, deep bass and funky electronic tempo. Under the rain and clouds of lights and nestled between mountains, the PL Tribe was entranced in the magic moments of sound and lights. Photography by Meg O’Neill.
Returning for the fourth year, High Plains Comedy Festival brought a fine selection of comedians to South Broadway and the Paramount Theater this weekend, delivering laughs with every performance. With live tapings, game shows, rap battles, improv stand-up and more, High Plains represented a broad spectrum of comedy that pleased just about every demographic. Of course, there were some topics that kept cropping up—like weed jokes, the income inequality between men and women and (parents, cover your children’s eyes) dick jokes. Yes, those were in full force this weekend and the audiences could not get enough. 303 Magazine checked out the busy scene and gathered some highlights for those of you who missed out on the laughs. One thing is for certain—Denver appreciates good comedy and is willing to come out in numbers to support it. Photography by Cori Anderson and Brittany Werges
Shakey Graves surprised Denver with a free concert this Saturday in Denver. Located off 17th and Lawrence, the show took place on hidden plaza above the city. Sponsored by Budweiser the theme was saturated with patriotism. Almost all of the performers, which also included Pandas and People and Head for the Hills, stopped and asked the crowd to "raise a Bud" for America. The crowd happily obliged. Cheers! Photography Brittany Werges
Denver local, Nathaniel Ratliff took to his knees and bowed to the sold-out Red Rocks Amphitheater while the Preservation Hall Jazz Band played behind him—the rest was history. Harmonies raised over the rocks and emptied into the canyons and down to Morrison, CO. Nathaniel Ratliff stated he would attend shows at the historic venue, smoke and drink wine and dream of playing the greatest venue in the world. The dream happened this night and S.O.B., drinks were had. Photography by Kyle Cooper.
Any way you want it, that's the way you got it at Pepsi Center Saturday night! Journey took us on an adventure through there music, not to mention the help they had with The Doobie Brothers. Photos by Austin Voldseth
What a refreshing evening of heartfelt live music. Sarah McLachlan filled the Pepsi Center with her amazing musical talents and she shared stories and the inspirations behind her songs, including one guy she dated that turned out to be an asshole, as she called him. Josh's performance wowed the audience not only with his amazing voice, but with his humor, stories, and support from an orchestra band. Josh also shared his love of Colorado and enjoying his two days off around the state among his many interactions with the crowd. Two live performances you will want to see again and again. Check out what you missed in our photo gallery. Photography by Kim Baker.
Guests attending the annual 303 Magazine White Party and Poolside Fashion show showed up in their whitest of whites and were ready to see the best in swimsuit fashion Denver has to offer. Swimsuits by Femme Fatale. Photography by Kyle Cooper.
Guests attending the annual 303 Magazine White Party and Poolside Fashion show showed up in their whitest of whites and were ready to see the best in swimsuit fashion Denver has to offer. Swimsuits by Femme Fatale. Photography by Suzanne Simone.
The weather was on our side when we all were blown away by Flume's amazing performance. But let's not forget about the great and talented openers like Chrome Sparks and Vincent Staples! Photos by Austin Voldseth
A rainy evening did not deter loyal fans from seeing the Dirty Heads, the KONGOS, and the Expendables at Red Rocks. Fans stuck around braving the weather and dancing in the rain. Rain or shine the show went on. See photos from this rainy memorable night here. Photography by Kiddest Metaferia
The Big Wonderful had a surprise pop up event this past Saturday below West Colfax. Modelo proudly sponsored the event by giving free samples of beer, merchandise and tacos to guests who posted pictures to social media. There was plenty of games, food trucks and music to enjoy at this in-the-know event! Make sure to follow The Big Wonderful to never miss out. Photographs by Meg O'Neill.
8/12/2016 - Pretty Lights Night One @ Red Rocks - Morrison, CO
Photographer: Sina Ghozati @mr.svndmvn
"Pretty Lights. It’s been ten years since the electronic artist debuted his first album, and his success and popularity certainly hasn’t faded away. With two nights at Red Rocks to celebrate (for the fifth year in a row), and two additional nights in Telluride two weeks from now, Smith is continuously showing his love for his home state." Tyler Harvey
Lord Huron opened up the show followed by the headliner Trampled by Turtles who played to a sold out crowd Thursday evening at Red Rocks Amphitheater. Check out the gallery to see photos from the show. Photos by: Jackie Collins
Curiosities covered every corner of the ARISE Festival this weekend as artists, musicians, yogis and free spirits gathered to celebrate love and life. Between acrobatics, yoga classes, painting and song writing workshops, cannabinus and creativity panels, compost seminars and much more there was never an unenlightened moment to be had. Musicians like Jurassic 5, Elephant Revival, Wildlight, Rising Appalachia, Papadosio, Ziggy Marley and many more kept the good vibes going all three days and nights of this beautiful festival. Photography by Meg O’Neill.
This last weekend's Yoga Fest in Denver was filled with awesome asanas and smiling exaltations. Although the tricky Denver weather kept most of the events from being outside, this past weekend was a great first year for the festival!
Demi Lovato was accompanied by friends Nick Jonas and Mike Posner during her stop at the Pepsi Center in Denver, CO. A packed lower bowl of the arena screamed as every act came and went from the stage. Impressive lights lit the cat walks above and the crowd below creating an amazing environment. Photography by Kyle Cooper
The National's mesmerizing down tempo melody was the perfect way to close out a weekend at Red Rocks. Real Estate opened the night with a humble appreciation for their first performance on the Red Rocks Stage. Lead singer Matt Berninger seemed just as entranced within his performance as the Sold Out crowd within the amphitheater. Photography by Meg O’Neill.
The Underground Music Showcase returned to South Broadway for its annual four-day festival. Hundreds of bands played up and down the main drag in Denver, squeezing music into almost every second of the 37 hours of scheduled performances. Photos by Brittany Werges and Romeo Fernandez.
The Underground Music Showcase returned to South Broadway for its annual four-day festival. Hundreds of bands played up and down the main drag in Denver, squeezing music into almost every second of the 37 hours of scheduled performances. Photography by Brittany Werges and Romeo Fernandez.
The Avett Brothers performed three nights at Red Rocks Amphitheater. On Saturday, J. Mascis warmed up the SOLD OUT audience with his funky guitar, followed by The Brother's soulful folk. It was lead singer Seth Avett's birthday, and the loyal fans packed the crowds with hand made birthday signs and paper candles to celebrate the occasion. Photography by Meg O'Neill.
Bassnectar dropped some serious bass to a sold out show on night two of Basscenter. Wu-Tang Clan, Porter Robinson, and AlunaGeorge also played mind blowing sets. Check out all the photos from this amazing night here. Photography by Kiddest Metaferia.
Bass heads gathered at Dick Sporting Goods Park to listen some of their favorite artists kick off night one of Basscenter. Bassnectar, Flux Pavillion, and Flying Lotus and others brought down the house with epic performances. Check out photos from this memorable night here. Photography by Kiddest Metaferia
The backdrop of the beautiful Colorado Rocky Mountains could not have been more perfect for the first ever Divide Music Festival. The intimacy of the festival was unlike any I've ever experienced before. And even Edward Sharpe got down with his fans sitting criss-cross applesauce singing into the brisk night. With all local artists and vendors a new appreciation for our great state was echoed throughout the festival. Photography by Meg O'Neill.
Panic at the Disco and Weezer with Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness packed Fiddler's Green on a Sunday night. The weather finally cooperated this week to make for a beautiful night. Photos by Candace Peteson
140 talented tattoo artist gathered at the Denver Convention Center to showcase their work at the inaugural Tattoo Masquerade. The weekend event was filled with live art, music, healers, and of course some of the most beautiful tattoos pieces around. Check out photos from this one-of-a-kind event here. Photos by Kiddest Metaferia.
Country music fans filled Fiddler's Green on 7/22 for a rocking show featuring 3 acts and 2 country music super stars. Brett Eldredge played as the sun set, coming out on to the stage in a straitjacket, later ripping it off mid set. Then Keith Urban took the stage with a 6 string banjo plucking away to popular radio hits. Photography by Kyle Cooper
Portugal The Man, Glass Animals and Little Son played a packed to the brim shout Red Rocks on 7/20. Little Son opened with a solid rock and roll, bluesy feel that was followed by Glass Animals Indy-Electronic, bass-heavy blend. Mid-set a face appeared in the clouds above the amphitheater. Later Portugal The Man came out and played to an excited and energized crowd. Photos by Kyle Cooper
The Sufjan Stevens concert was one for the books! If you weren't there, after seeing these pictures, you will surely be sad you missed out on this epic performance. RHYE’s sultry voice dismissed the afternoon thunderstorms, singing beneath a double rainbow. And as though welcoming Sufjan Stevens onto the stage, the colors of the rainbow, reflected the colorful show put on by the entire band. Sufjan Stevens rocked red rocks to it’s core with vibrant colors, fantastical lights, rocking dance moves, and the iridescent wings. Even leading to an eccentric breaking of a banjo by Sufjan, two songs in. Photography by Meg O’Neill.
The String Cheese Incident jammed out on the Red Rocks stage for three nights this weekend. Fans from near and wide gathered under the stairs to listen to this classic Colorado Band. On Saturday night Kamasi Washington and his band opened for The String Cheese Incident, warming up the crowd with their jazzy funk. Photography by Meg O'Neill.
"It's not a concert. It's a PARTY!" was the theme of last night's performance by Boombox & Galactic. Funky beats and groovy brass filled the breezy Red Rocks Amphitheater. The tonal range was unlike any I've ever heard from both instruments and vocalists alike. Photography by Meg O'Neill.
Twenty One Pilots w/ Mutemath and Chef’Special put on a spectacular show to a sold out crowd at Red Rocks. The loyal fans knew all the songs and sang along to hit after hit. View the photos from the epic night here. Photography by Kiddest Metaferia
The final night of Global Dance Fest went off with a bang. All the stages were going off with insane sets by DJ Snake. W & W, Ephwurd, Hermitage, and many more. Check out the photos from the amazing night here. Photography by Kiddest Metaferia.
The party continued on night 2 of Global Dance Fest. Above & Beyond, Brillz, Paul Oakenfold and several other artists played amazing sets. See the photos from this epic night here. Photography by Kiddest Metaferia
Health and fitness enthusiasts headed to Red Rocks on Saturday for the annual event Fitness on Rocks. Yoga, Zumba, Body Combat, and water fights were some of the activities attendees could participate in. High fives, smiles, determination and solid bodies were seen all through out the event. Check out photos from the amazing event here. Photography by Kiddest Metaferia.
93.3 put on another amazing event with Big Gig 2016 featuring The Unlikely Candidates, Vinyl Theatre, MisterWIves, X Ambassadors, Young the Giant, and Cage the Elephant. Every band had the packed crowd moving but Cage the Elephant stole the show. Photos by Candace Peterson.
Global Dance Festival kicked off night one of the 3 day festival right. Knife Party, Dash Berlin, Troyboi were some of the many artists to perform. Check out photos from the opening night of the festival here. Photography by Kiddest Metaferia
The duo from New Zealand known as Flight Of The Conchords played a sold-out Red Rocks Amphitheater in Morrison, CO the night after Independence Day. A set list full of new and old tunes was on the menu for the night and the crowd laughter was heard from the outside of the rocks. Photography by Kyle Cooper.
This holiday weekend at the Breaker's Resort was all decked out in red, white, and blue with a DJ Dan too! Great weather and good people, temp tats & booze, this holiday weekend at the pool was a blast!
Yogis gathered under the majestic mountains of Snowmass to share in community the Wanderlust Festival. Between hiking, hooping, slacklining, paddleboard yoga, and of course pretty much every other form of yoga, there was not a dull moment the entire weekend. Xavier Rudd, Kale Kush, and many more talented musicians kept the positive vibes flowing well into the rainy nights. However, not the rain, nor the clouds could dampen the enlightened spirits of the Wanderlust Tribe. Photography by Meg O'Neill.
On Tuesday, June 28, 2016 Hillary Clinton made a brief stop in Denver. The presumptive Democratic nominee visited Galvanize, a tech-focused campus and co-working space in the Golden Triangle neighborhood. She primarily spoke on technology, job creation and the importance of entrepreneurship. All photography by Brittany Werges
This year's Westword Music Showcase kicked off with stars like Matt and Kim, Cold War Kids, and Dillon Francis. We may have embraced the heat and got a burn or two but in the end it was worth it! Photos by Austin Voldseth
Denver Comic Con - all things comics, sci-fi and more! Check out these awesome cosplayers and Ian Somerhalder of the Vampire Diaries and Garret Wang from Star Trek during the spotlight panel on Ian. Photography by Kim Baker
It was a groovy night at Red Rocks this Friday as Lettuce and The Wailers jammed out. Flexing out the crowd were the openers Manic Focus, Pete Rock and Rahzel. By the end of the night, with wind blowing through the rocks and in our hair, good vibes were spread all around. Photography by Meg O'Neill.
Big Head Todd and the Monsters played to a full house in the best concert venue around, Red Rocks. Playing new and old songs Big Head Todd and the Monsters wowed the crowd Saturday night. Check out what you missed in our photo gallery. Photography by Kim Baker
Night two of The Lumineers at Red Rocks did not disappoint. The Sleepwalkers and Soak opened the show to the sold out crowd. Check out photos from the amazing night here. Photography by Kiddest Metaferia
Photos from the first 303 pool party series of 2016. Hosted by Riviera, the event took place at the beautiful Breakers Resort on a cloudless Sunday afternoon. Check out our gallery to find your photo or see what you missed. Photography by Michael Malvitz.
Night one for the Lumineers was sold out at Red Rocks. Openers The Sleepwalkers and Soak got the crowd pumped for the Colorado native band. For a throw back to their original fans during the opening set they played their first song. Photos by Candace Peterson
Denver Chalk Art Festival returned for its fourteenth year to Larimer Square. Hundreds of thousands of attendees came out to see the work of more than 200
artists. Check out our gallery to see what you missed! Photos by Brittany Werges
Jamie xx put on an amazing show that had every single person in the theater dancing for hours. Nonstop beats and beautiful lights, followed by a flashy show by Chromeo featuring mirrors, lights, and guitar solos. It was a dance party on the rocks.
Views from the soundboard. Anderson .Paak set the stage early with a live band. Bryson Tiller followed by opening with one of his singles "Let em know" off of his debut album
T R A P S O U L.
Photos by: Sina Ghozati - @mr.svndmvn
06-01-2016 -Anderson Paak - Bryson Tiller @ Red Rocks - Morrison, CO
The streets of downtown Denver came alive with soulful Jazz this past Saturday. Neighbors and visitors alike colored the streets dancing along lines of food, merchant, and activist booths. Photographs by Meg O'Neill.
A Boot Scootin Good Time - The 8th Annual Barn Party to benefit the Denver Active 20-30 Children's Foundation. All you can eat BBQ, Mechanical Bull, and live music from Canaan Smith and the Blackjack Billy band. Check out photos from the evening here. Photography by Kim Baker.
Red Rocks went bananas at the Dada Life Before Time show featuring JAUZ, Paper Diamond, Ilan Bluestone, and Aryay. Party goers arrived pretty and left ugly after listening to Dada Life’s amazing performance full of cave men, inflatable dinosaurs, champagne, and bananas. Go back in time and check out the photos here. Photography by Kiddest Metaferia.
ZHU mystified the SOLD OUT crowd at The Ogden Theatre this past Cinco de Mayo. Opener Gallant amped up the crowd with his eccentric dance moves and captivating voice. Sombreros and glow sticks, alike, grooved along side ZHU's deep bass and energizing lights.
Photographs by Meg O’Neill
On Saturday April 30, Denver food and beer lovers gathered at Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum, the WWII-era hangar in the Lowry community of Denver, for one of the city’s marquee craft beer and culinary pairing events. This year, BrüFrou featured over 80 local brewers and chefs collaborating on 50+ unique pairings.
The ADCD Paper Fashion Show is the biggest of it's kind and it's only getting bigger. With talented design teams competing each year to be on top, it makes for a very creative and entertaining event. See all the designs here. Photography by: Romeo Fernandez
Gary Clark Jr. played his first show in a set of two over April 5 and 6 at the Ogden Theater in Denver, CO. Opener, Black Pistol Fire opened looking like the Black Keys of old and Gary Clark Jr. came out wearing a red leather jacket and unzipped boots. Photography by Kyle Cooper
Justin Bieber performed to a sold-out crowd at the Pepsi Center in Denver. It was the singer's latest stop on The Purpose World Tour. Moxie Raia and Post Malone opened the concert, prepping the fans for a night to remember. Photographs by Glenn Ross.
Carrie Underwood's Storyteller Tour brought country fans of all ages to the Pepsi Center on Wednesday. Special guests The Swoon Brothers and Easton Corbin got the crowd pumped for Carrie to make her grand appearance. Photos by Candace Peterson
The English rock band made a stop at Denver's Pepsi Center and played a show full of hits from their 5 decade run a top rock musics must see live shows. Lead singer Roger Paltry and guitarist Pete Townshend opened with their hit "Who Are You." This was an interesting show to shoot as there was no smoke machines on stage because of Paltry's allergy to it. Photography by Kyle Cooper
Hieroglyphics (ft ALL Original Members including Del The Funky Homosapien, Pep Love, Opio, A Plus, Casual, Phesto, Tajai) w/ The ReMINDers, Reason The Citizen, Jiggy Thompson and DJ Gatsby - SOLD OUT- Cervantes Masterpiece
Photographs by Meg O'Neill
1st Bank (otherwise known as 1st BASS) was rumbling from the 150,000 watts of bass Excision brought last night. But he didn't come alone, he brought his pals FIGURE and Bear Grillz to the table to throw down as well. Needless to say, we all will be spending the next couple of days regaining our hearing. Photos by Austin Voldseth
New Kids on the Block celebrated new Colorado breweries under two years old. The '80s themed event took place at The Lobby where attendees got down to classic 80s jams while sampling brews from Weldworks, Broken Compass, Comrade Brewing and many more. The event was hosted by PorchDrinking.com, The Lobby and Two Parts in celebration of Colorado Craft Beer Week. All photos by Brittany Werges.
The 2016 Collaboration Fest kicked off its third years with more collaborations than ever. Once again hosted at Sports Authority Field at Mile High, the annual event brought together 75 breweries. From Boulder to Brazil, this year's participants brought their A game with a solid line-up of brews. Check out our gallery to get a glimpse of what went down. If you spot yourself, make sure to share your photos with us using #303Magazine. Photos by Brittany Werges.
The national "nose to tail" cooking competition once again returned to Denver this weekend. Taking place at the Ritz-Carlton, the top culinary talent in the Mile High competed for the crown of porc prince or princess. This year's winner was Troy Guard and his crew from TAG restaurant. They will go on to the final round, the Grand Cochon, held in Aspen, Colorado on June 20.
The final day of the Burton US Open came to a close today. If you were a Colorado local or just visiting from out of town, Vail was the place to be. All the best riders and athletes for snowboard halfpipe were there today along with Olympic gold medalist and winner of the event, Shaun White. Photos by Austin Voldseth
The New Kingston warmed up the sold out crowd before
Pepper and Iration got the Fillmore Auditorium hopping. The reggae artists described Colorado's capital city the 9th island. The Hawaiian natives definitely felt the love.
Animal Collective filled the Ogden Theater with bright lights and a big sound on March 1st. Find pictures from the show and maybe find yourself in the crowd in this gallery. Photography by Danielle Webster.
Fans were cheering from the moment that opener Jamie Lawson walked onto stage. Jamie Lawson and Elle King got the crowd perfectly warmed up for closer Vance Joy, who did not disappoint. Photos by Candace Peterson
The Final Rodeo of the 2016 National Western Stock Show is where the winners in each category go home with the prize money. Bull Riding, Bronc Riding, Bareback Riding, Team Roping, Bull Dogging, Mutton Bustin, and Barrel Racing. Check out all the photos here. Photography by Kim Baker.
Freestyle Reining is always on opening weekend of the National Western Stock Show and a fan favorite. Horse and Rider teams choreograph their own reining routines to wow the judges and crowd. Check out the amazing photos from 2016's event. Photography by Kim Baker.
Snow and cold couldn't keep people away from a Denver tradition. The National Western Stock Show Parade is the official kick-off to the Stock Show. It is a sight to behold a herd of Texas Longhorn Cattle walking down 17th street. Check out all the fun pictures here. Photography by Kim Baker.