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Photos: Lost Lake Festival Phoenix Day Two

164 Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest EmailWow. Day two of Lost Lake Festival really kicked it into gear. The crowds were measurably larger – I am sure in part that it was a Saturday, and also certainly due to the killer (hahaha) lineup. I had so many photos; below is only a fraction of them –
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Foster The People Photos From Fillmore Denver

13 Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest EmailI have a weird obsession with tracking how many times I have listened to songs and I can tell you that Foster The People’s “Houdini” is way, way up there for me. Embarrassingly so. The whole Torches album just makes me happy and I love the latest Sacred Hearts Club too
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Concert Lighting Advice For Bands from a Photographer

156 Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest EmailI have been a concert photographer around Denver for about eight years and it’s been an amazing ride. I love photographing every kind of band in every kind of venue – and I have even started traveling to do it. Here in Denver, we have venues of every size, which
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Hotel Riu Palace Peninsula Review: Luxury and Ease in Cancun

79 Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest EmailNote: Riu Hotels provided my stay, however all words and photos are mine. I was lucky enough to add a day at the beginning and end of my recent trip to Tulum to visit Cancun for the first time – and two Riu resorts: The Riu Palace Peninsula and the
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The Lumineers at Fiddler’s Green in Denver

62 Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest EmailA Denver band that I am shocked I had not seen live until recently is The Lumineers. They moved here from New York in 2010 and played the Meadowlark’s open mic night regularly, so I definitely missed out. It took two nights of sold out shows at Fiddler’s Green for
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My Body Sings Electric + Chemistry Club at Levitt Pavilion

34 Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest EmailRemember summer? And how the new Levitt Pavilion had a bunch of local Denver backs to kick off their first season? Yeah, totally! That’s just me, catching up on photos right on time for a band’s next show. My Body Sings Electric in particular will be celebrating their 10th anniversary
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Photos: Lost Lake Festival Phoenix Day One

242 Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest EmailThe people behind Bonnaroo and Outside Lands (as well as another festival coming to Denver next year) have created a new event in Phoenix called Lost Lake – not to be confused with our local dive bar Lost Lake. Lost Lake, the festival, attracted over 45,000 attendees in its first
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Young The Giant, Cold War Kids + Joywave: Perfect Red Rocks Lineup

246 Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest EmailLate in the summer, music lovers had a special treat. Young The Giant, Cold War Kids and Joywave teamed up for an incredible night at Red Rocks. I’m pretty sure it was the best overall lineup of the season, as each band is uber-talented in their own right. Together? Pure
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Airplane Mode and The Outer Vibe: Coming Home To Denver

14 Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest EmailTechnically neither Airplane Mode nor The Outer Vibe are Denver bands, but we claim them. Dave Wiskus from Airplane Mode used to live in Colorado – we first met during that time – although he and his bandmates are now based in New York City.  And I met The Outer
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Interview with The Still Tide – Getting Ready For Red Bull Sound Select

0 Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest EmailFeature photo by George L. Blosser As Denver’s music scene continues to grow, it’s always a pleasure to chat with people you have admired but never got a chance to meet. Case in point is Anna Morsett, who I did actually see and photograph when her band, The Still Tide,
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Photos from Denver Zombie Crawl 2017: Blood and Clowns

136 Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest EmailDenver Zombie Crawl returned to the Mile High City with a vengeance this year. Sure, since the date for the event was a bit earlier than normal there was perhaps a bit lighter attendance (not much), but our Colorado undead were no less enthusiastic. In fact, I would say the
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So Much Love: Amy + Nick Wedding Photos

0 Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest EmailI don’t often photograph weddings but when I do – it’s the most fun when it’s friends. Nick and Amy are half of a fantastic band in Fort Collins named Post Paradise and we have been going to their shows for years. I was honored to capture their special day
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Tulum Mexico Hotel – La Zebra: Luxury in the Heat

150 Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest EmailI just returned from Mexico and it’s exactly what I needed. Rest, relaxation, sun, great food, drink and, most importantly, friends. The lovely Andrea was about to turn 40 years old and had a terrific idea. “How about I gather as many gals as possible from around the world to a
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Dear Mom

0 Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest EmailFirst of all, happy birthday! Normally at this time, we would be sleepily gathering around the speaker phone to call and sing as off-key to you as possible. Secondly, we miss you. It’s been a rough seven months since you passed, both for our family and for the world. I
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311 + New Politics Crush Levitt Pavilion Denver

7 Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest EmailSometimes a concert can simultaneously be awesome and a pain in the ass, right? That was the case for 311 and New Politics in Denver recently. Both bands sounded great, especially New Politics – who are starting to be somewhat of an obsession for me to photograph. But as this
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Interview With Tim McKeon, Co-Creator of Odd Squad + Will Vs. The Future

0 Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest EmailI used to be an ambassador for PBS KIDS and the only reason I stopped is because my son is now a teenager in high school. Of course, that doesn’t stop us from watching PBS KIDS shows. But working with that group afforded me all kinds of amazing opportunities, including
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Photos: Green Day Returns to Denver for Second Time in 2017

12 Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest EmailI was pretty damn excited when I was able to photo Green Day at the beginning of the year and then they came back to Denver again during Revolution Radio? Awesome. Billie Joe Armstrong was in rare form at Fiddler’s Green, as you have probably seen by the videos of
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The Big Moon + Marika Hackman at Lost Lake Denver

6 Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest EmailWhat is not to love about a bunch of ladies who jump out on stage wearing “Kum ‘N Go” t-shirts? English band The Big Moon did just that in Denver recently declaring they couldn’t believe we get away with such a store here (I can’t either, honestly) and they had
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The Ripple Effect of 9/11

15 Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest EmailAround this time 16 years ago, Bryan and I had just decided we wanted to try to have a baby. This is a big decision for anyone, but even bigger for us, who spent a decade swearing we didn’t want children. Then 9/11 happened. It made us question everything, especially
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The Suffers + Other Black at Levitt Pavilion

0 Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest Email“What’s our name?!” THE SUFFERS. “Where are we from?” HOUSTON. It’s a shout-out that lead singer Kam Franklin repeats all through their show, to make sure we know what is going down on stage. This band’s love for their hometown definitely took on a sense of poignancy given the destruction
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Interview with Together Pangea’s Danny: Growing Up But Still Having Fun

3 Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest EmailThe band Together Pangea recently released their fourth LP, Bulls and Roosters, and for those paying attention – it sounds a bit different. Perhaps a little less punk and maybe more straight-up rock and roll? I chatted with bassist Danny Bengston about their evolution and all the venues they have
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Welcome to Levitt Denver: UB40 Featuring Ali, Astro + Mickey

0 Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest EmailI went to college in northeast Florida and we drove hours to see UB40 when they played at the home of the Gators. It was worth the trek, and I saw them several more times in the late 80s and early 90s. Which is why I was thrilled to see
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A Festival a Day to Celebrate Montréal’s 375th Anniversary

163 Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest EmailNote: Tourisme Quebec provided this trip, however, all words and photos are mine (unless noted). Last year I attended 97 concerts, and in that tally – music festivals were counted as just one. When Tourisme Quebec asked me to join them in Montréal for a “festival a day” over one
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Depeche Mode Concert Photos from Denver’s Pepsi Center

0 Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest EmailIn the week prior to Depeche Mode‘s return to Denver, I got very sentimental on Facebook. This was the band I had seen more often in my lifetime and still listen to at least once a week. “I worked at the mall record store in high school, mainly to fund
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Goo Goo Dolls + Phillip Phillips Concert Photos Denver

0 Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest EmailI love when you attend a concert and are completely surprised by how much you like the band. Such is the case for the recent Goo Goo Dolls show at Fiddler’s Green in Denver. Sure, I know all their hits and like them. Who doesn’t? But I *loved* watching GGD
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Tons of Photos from Denver Comic Con 2017

136 Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest EmailEvery year, when I attend Denver Comic Con, I try to lurk in the shadows. Mainly because I like catching people in candid moments rather than setting them up all posey-posey. Not that there is anything wrong with smiling straight into the camera for photos – I just love observing
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No “Both Sides” to Charlottesville

23 Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest EmailLet’s be clear. There is no “both sides” to Charlottesville. Yes, we have free speech in this country and while it’s specifically to stop the government from stopping us from saying whatever we want, let’s not get in the weeds on that one like we always do. Let’s look at
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Photos from Westword Music Showcase 2017

164 Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest EmailYour may notice that it’s August and Westword Music Showcase happened in June. I hate it when people make excuses for late posts, but hopefully I can get a pass after the year I have had? Pretty please? Either way, my lateness is no reflection on the awesomeness of WMS.
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Happy Birthday AMZY

0 Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest EmailI used to do birthday posts for friends and I am not sure why I stopped. I also used to post a whole lot more, but that is whole ‘nother story. Today is the birthday of two AMZY members, another has one next week… and well… Nick’s isn’t for like
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The 1975 at Denver’s Fillmore – Fun Tunes & Fans

0 Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest EmailSomehow I have missed the band The 1975 on their previous stops to Denver, so I didn’t realize how young their crowd is. I don’t mean that as a criticism; I think it’s awesome that this band’s sophisticated sound appeals far beyond my expectations. Sure, “Chocolate” is pretty pop and
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Project Pabst Denver Photos: Ice Cube, Phantogram + More

0 Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest EmailLife has really gotten in the way of me editing photos lately. Project Pabst Denver happened back in May – I apologize for the tardiness of this post. That is no reflection on the fun; our favorite hipster beer pulled out the stops this year. Headliners Ice Cube, Phantogram, Danny
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40 Years of The Damned – Concert Photos from Denver’s Summit

0 Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest EmailClassic UK punk band The Damned is celebrating their 40th anniversary this year and stopped by Denver earlier this year to include us in the fun. Significantly younger but definitely kick-ass band Bleached joined the party. Damned lead singer Dave Vanian had dislocated his shoulder earlier in the tour, but no
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Peelander-Z in Concert is Like Taking Crazy Pills

0 Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest EmailIn a good way, of course. Have you heard of these guys? Peelander-Z is a Japanese pop-punk band and each member goes by the color they wear at the show. Yellow is the ringleader and since they hail from “Planet Peelander,” I can’t exactly tell you his age. Let’s just
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Goodbye Sweet Poe

0 Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest EmailThis is one of those posts I feel I should write, but I don’t have much to say. We’re heartbroken. When Poe came to us, we knew that Bernese Mountain Dogs had an extremely short lifespan, but didn’t quite realize how fast time would fly. Only eight and a half
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Universal Studios Orlando Florida Tips: It’s Not Just Harry Potter!

43 Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest EmailNote: Universal Studios Orlando provided two of our six tickets to the park. However, all words and images are mine. Yes, I will admit it. Our original goal in visiting Universal Studios was 100% Harry Potter. We went with our Denver “framily” and all six of us are serious fans,
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The Unlikely Candidates in Fort Collins

0 Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest EmailDenver likes to adopt bands. Not that we really need to, since we have a robust music scene right here in the Mile High City – but after bands start coming back over and over, we tend to think they are ours too. This is true for The Unlikely Candidates,
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Westword Music Showcase (WMS) 2017 Promo Code

62 Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest EmailIt’s almost here! Westword Music Showcase (WMS) is right around the corner and you better have your tickets. Wait, you don’t? I can help! Use discount promo code GREEBLE at checkout for $30 off GA (General Admission) and VIP tickets. Better hurry; prices will be rising soon! You don’t want
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Interview with Glen Phillips of Toad The Wet Sprocket: New Album & New Life

0 Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest EmailWhen I checked Glen Phillips’ Wikipedia page (just to make sure I had my facts straight), I realized I am only about 6 months older than him. So, while I was working at the mall, he was starting Toad The Wet Sprocket. I discovered them in college (didn’t we all?) and
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Denver Nerd Prom 2017 – MC Lars, MegaRan & Andy Rok

38 Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest EmailI have to apologize to Nerd Prom Denver for the lateness of this post, seeing as the geekfest actually happened in April. But their founder Andy Rok is out at the Wonder Woman movie with my husband this very moment, so I thought it was a perfect opportunity to catch up
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Photos: Minus The Bear with Beach Slang at Summit Music Hall

30 Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest EmailI fell in love with Minus The Bear on their 2010 album Omni, but that was actually their fourth. In 2017 the band released Voids, their first album without drummer Erin Tate. Leader singer Jake Snider’s vocals are just as distinctive and the group is just as good live. They played
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Treefort Music Festival is a Great Way to Discover Boise (Concert Photos)

25 Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest EmailNote: My trip was sponsored by Visit Boise. However, all words and images are mine. I had heard of Treefort Music Festival in recent years because Denver bands have been steadily playing it, and speaking highly of it. I was thrilled when the Boise Visitor’s Bureau asked me to come in,
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Family Fun at Great Wolf Lodge Colorado Springs

20 Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest EmailNote: Our stay was sponsored by Great Wolf Lodge. However, all words and images are mine. We had never been to a Great Wolf Lodge before they asked a bunch of Colorado bloggers to visit for the opening weekend of their Colorado Springs resort a few months ago. They chose the Centennial
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Green Day & Against Me Concert Photos from 1st Bank Denver

0 Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest EmailI have wanted to see Green Day in concert for a good long while. It was insane to finally photograph them along with Against Me at 1st Bank Center recently – this band may have been around for over 30 years, but they are still kicking much ass. This was the
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Why Hillary Lost & Where We Go From Here

1 Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest EmailThe post-mortems on why Hillary lost are finally in full swing and I’m in agreement with the gist: the media misrepresented her, didn’t correct lies about her, and the Comey letter sealed the deal. She also, of course, made mistakes herself, especially by misreading the angst and mood of the
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24 Hours in Paris: Plan The Perfect Day!

200 Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest EmailWhen I attended the Web Summit in Lisbon last year, I was having trouble getting a straightforward flight. So, I decided to take advantage of the proximity to other countries in Europe plus the fact that I had never been to France, and route myself through Paris for a one day
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Music Lover

0 Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest EmailClearly I love music. Sometimes I feel like a freak because of how much I love music. My first job was in a record store. I can’t stand it when there is silence in the house; I have music on all the time. Growing up, my mom didn’t care one
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Hummel Nights

0 Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest EmailI picked up my habit of collecting Hummels from my German family and my mom in particular. I was able to take a few of hers home with me after she passed last month and my favorite is on the mantel. I have been doing fairly well with her loss,
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Keggs & Eggs Concert Photos 2017: Green Beer & Great Music

114 Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest EmailSt. Patrick’s Day is a big holiday in many cities. In Denver, it means Keggs & Eggs, a morning concert put on by KTCL Channel 93.3. Morning… meaning REALLY REALLY REALLY early. This year, the show moved to Blake Street Tavern but continued to be as packed as ever, even with
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Dashboard Confessional with Vinyl Theatre at Summit Denver

0 Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest EmailAnother band I have always wanted to photograph but somehow always missed was Dashboard Confessional. Everyone told me how great Chris Carrabba and his crew were… and yup. Denver’s Summit Music Hall was full and ready to rock out to nearly 20 years of music. Vinyl Theatre was a perfect opening
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Under The Bus

12 Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest EmailIf you know my husband Bryan, he had crazy hair throughout his teen years. He got grief about it and swore he would let our kid do what he wanted. So, Dex had his hair longer for a while. Every single time I talked to mom, she said he needed
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