Monthly Archives: August 2009

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The Flaming Lips bury Red Rocks with confetti, lasers and peace

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Wayne Coyne heads back to the stage in his giant ball, after a romp over the heads of ecstatic fans at Red Rocks.

LIVE REVIEW: The Flaming Lips, Red Rocks, Sunday, August 23, 2009

Having seen the Flaming Lips some 12 times over the past 15 years, the question I kept pondering before their next appearance was “How are they ever going to be able to top the last one?”

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Spot @ The Meadowlark, August 21, 2009 – Reverb

Photo: MySpace

Photo: MySpace

I did have some idea of what type of music Spot would offer up that night, though, and he did not disappoint. In fact, his skill, jovial charisma and simple, blues-driven, folky punk did everything to completely wipe away any preconceived images I may have had, and replaced them with an almost loving respect for the gentleman musician he really was. Thoroughly comfortable with his oeuvre, his personality oozed off the stage, well-met by the warm and welcome atmosphere that’s typical for the backyard on a cooling Denver night.

Read the entire review at Denver Post Reverb!


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Sonic Youth @ The Ogden, and Akron/Family @ The Bluebird, July 31, 2009 – Reverb

Photo: Tina Hagerling

Photo: Tina Hagerling

. . . the five-piece showed the surging Denver throng that it has reached a sort of musical plateau, one where it can perform just about any collection of new, old and really old material with aplomb and brilliance. They can whip any crowd into a throbbing fury, and then easily coax it back into placidity.

Read the entire review at Denver Post Reverb!