Tag Archive for pop

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 →

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 →

Sia. Red Rocks. 06.22.16

Sia. Red Rocks. 06.22.16 The term ‘wardrobe malfunction’ is never one a popstar wants associated with their name, and although it wasn’t used to describe what happened to Sia last night, it very well could have been. Heavy gusts of wind wreaked havoc on Red Rocks the entire evening, before one such gust attacked the giant bow attached to the… Read more →

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 →

Rihanna. Viejas Arena. 05.09.16

Rihanna. Viejas Arena. 05.09.16 The following is the story of a 39-year-old man who went to a Rihanna concert by himself… We were just coming up on The Merge when Ashim yanked the wheel left to stay on the 805, causing an iPhone to come flying out of the painted fingers holding it. The three women in the backseat had just… Read more →

Carly Rae Jepsen. Gothic Theatre. 03.05.16

Carly Rae Jepsen. Gothic Theatre. 03.05.16 When Carly Rae Jepsen dropped E•MO•TION last year, it seemed odd that the news spread to blogs and publications I rely on to find new music. Sure, “Call Me Maybe” was exasperatingly catchy, but it will forever remind me of the time I was subjected to grown ass men lip-syncing it at a company… Read more →

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 →

Endless Summer Tour. Red Rocks. 05.12.15

Lana Del Rey / Courtney Love. Red Rocks. 05.12.15 Santo & Johnny were a musical duo from Brooklyn who had a #1 hit with an instrumental song titled “Sleep Walk”. That was back in 1959. Highlights from the Red Rocks season that year included Ricky Nelson and Harry Belfonte. Elizabeth Woolridge Grant wouldn’t be born for another 26 years. She… Read more →

Fleetwood Mac. Pepsi Center. 04.01.15

Fleetwood Mac. Pepsi Center. 04.01.15 Fleetwood Mac were a little before my time. Having formed in 1967 as a British blues band, Mick Fleetwood had already seen the complete transformation of personal and sound by the time I was born. In fact, up until recently, I thought the Buckingham-Nicks line-up represented the original Fleetwood Mac. As it turns out, Rumours… Read more →