The band Walk Off The Earth is well-known for the stage presence, so a show at Denver's famed Red Rocks was definitely going to be over the top. They started with a video that made it seem like the band was just arriving from the…
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.
Late 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 magic. I was lucky enough to interview Francois Comtois, drummer for Young The Giant, last year and it's been marvelous to watch their continued rise as on the best indie bands around. The new Cold War Kids album is by far my favorite and Joywave is that quirky fun band you can't wait for everyone to discover. Or maybe not, because you also want them to be just yours alone, right?