Future Islands - Concert Photos - Fillmore Denver
Nov 2017

Future Islands at Fillmore Denver

You know a band is killer live when the photographers in the pit are making OMG faces as each other during our three songs. That was the case when Future Islands played Fillmore Denver recently. Frontman Samuel Herring was all over the stage – and not in the usual “oh yeah, the frontman was all over the stage” way we usually talk about. He was like a caged animal pacing back and forth, as well as doing some moves that can only be described as speed skating while he belted out Future Islands’ indie pop sound.

I like Future Islands 100 times more after seeing them live, and that is always a good thing. (Bonus points for being from my hometown of Baltimore, too.) 😁

Concert Photos of Future Islands from Fillmore Denver

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Muse Concert Photos - Red Rocks, Denver
Nov 2017

Muse, Thirty Seconds To Mars + PVRIS at Red Rocks: Another Stellar Lineup

This year at Red Rocks has to be the one for well-matched trios of bands playing together. In September, Muse returned to Denver’s favorite venue after a 10-year absence with a very, very, very sold-out show that also included Thirty Seconds To Mars and PVRIS. I had never seen Jared Leto and his bandmates in action before, and they were a sight to behold. But more importantly, I was super impressed with his voice. Another lovely voice that night was Lynn Gunn of PVRIS (pronounced Paris – I know, I don’t get it either). While the crowd was definitely there for the other bands, those guys definitely held their own.

I had seen Muse once before – in a bigger production set – but they aptly scaled their high-intensity lights and graphics for the comparatively smaller stage at Red Rocks. And just like Thirty Seconds to Mars, Muse sounded incredible.

PVRIS Photos

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Red Hot Chili Peppers - Concert Photos Denver 2017
Nov 2017

Red Hot Chili Peppers – Photos From Denver With Trombone Shorty

The first time I ever saw Red Hot Chili Peppers live was Lollapalooza 1992. I don’t remember much else about that day besides the Chili Peppers, and how good they were live. I’ve seen them several times since – including their 2012 stop that we brought our then 10 year old son to. But I had never photographed them, so when I got to do so at their recent return to the Pepsi Center (after an illness delay), it was a definite bucket list item. To do so on Flea’s birthday was extra special.

The guys still had their intensity but I loved how they also used technology to amplify it. I didn’t get a sense of what the candle-like lights were doing until I saw my friend Jenny’s video from the back.

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Authority Zero - Denver Photos - Summit Music Hall 2017
Nov 2017

Authority Zero Photos From Denver’s Summit Music Hall

I have wanted to see Authority Zero for a long time. Even more so since my pal Dan Aid joined the band. I finally got my chance when they came back to Denver’s Summit Music Hall recently. (I also just missed them in Phoenix: they played Punk in Drublic which was the same weekend as Lost Lake Festival.)

The band is as dynamic as you would expect. Lead singer Jason DeVore was all over the stage with Dan doing his now-patented high kicks right  next to him. It was a loud, sweaty, fun crowd who loved every minute of it.

Right now, Authority Zero is touring Japan to promote their new album, Broadcasting To The Nations. But personally, I can’t wait for them to make a roundtrip right back to Denver.

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Lost Lake Festival - Concert Photos - Phoenix, Arizona 2017
Nov 2017

Photos: Lost Lake Festival Phoenix Day Two

Wow. 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 – I had to cut them significantly to get the gallery to actually load!

One of the main reasons I attended Lost Lake was to see The Killers and they did not disappoint. Of course, they have now added a Denver date in February, so I am excited to see them twice in such a short time period. Another big highlight of the day was Huey Lewis. Yes, I am a child of the 80s and I love 80s music and I love how much this hip, indie music crowd loved Huey. Continue reading…