Lots of people ask me where to see concerts around Denver, and I always ask a few questions. What style of music do you like? Do you like bigger venues or more intimate settings? Do you care what the bathroom looks like? We are lucky…
In the beginning of the year, I walked out of the DNCE show amazed at the performance I had just witnessed. It was incredible. I feel like Gary Numan wrapped up 2017 just like that for me - with an electric display of music and charisma at Denver's Gothic Theatre. Most people know Gary Numan from the song "Cars," which is a staple of great 80s music. But, if you delve into his library, there is so much more than that - especially if you lean towards industrial a la Trent Reznor. (Gary and Trent have become great collaborators over the years.) The new album, Savage (Songs From A Broken World) is a dark look to a possible post-apocalyptic world. I personally find many of the songs to be quite beautiful, too - so perhaps there is hope for us yet. As far as Gary Numan in concert? It was chaotic and seriously fun. A great way to end a year that felt like the world was going roll right off its axis.
Gary Numan Concert Photos - Savage Tour 2017
I was excited to photograph Magic Man and The Griswolds at Denver's Gothic Theatre for several reasons. First, we were introduced to the latter during UMS a few years ago and was blown away. We've kept up with each other on social media since then but I have never been able to photograph them. Chris Whitehall's pink hair made for fun photos, but the music, of course, is what made the show. And then I had never seen Magic Man, ever. Lead singer Alex Caplow was all over the stage while bandmate Sam Lee kept to the shadows. It's an arrangement that clearly works for them, and the crowd, because the place was going nuts. These two bands are awesome, and I hope to see them together or separately again soon.