Back in 2007, I attended a show by The Killers at Red Rocks Amphitheater just outside Denver, CO. My sister was living in Denver at the time and we planned a trip for me to go out there pretty much every year around making it to a show at Red Rocks. In 2007, off the heels of their sophomore release, Sam’s Town, we really wanted to see The Killers. I had seen The Killers once or twice before, but if memory serves me, it would be my sister’s first time seeing the Vegas rockers. We were beyond excited to fulfill our yearly tradition. We got to the venue nice and early, ate a picnic dinner, drank our fair share of beers, and entered the venue. Everything was going as planned.
Then, after three songs (“Sam’s Town”, “Enterlude”, and “When You Were Young”) this happened…
Band of Horses hail from the musically rich Seattle along with other new Americana bands like Fleet Foxes, Moondoggies, and The Cave Singers. Frontman Ben Bridwell has everything a Seattle rocker needs: a kickass beard and an endless supply of plaid shirts. Continue reading “Band of Horses Review: Mirage Rock”
My Morning Jacket with Band of Horses Red Rocks Amphitheatre Morrison, CO August 3, 2012
If you’ve ever been to Red Rocks, you know that there is no place on the earth quite like it. If you’ve ever been to a My Morning Jacket concert, you know that there really isn’t anything like it either. Combining the two? That sounded like one damn good show to me.
In continuation of our end year lists, we decided to bust out a short list of our favorite live acts of the year. Obviously, we can only choose from what we have seen, but between the three of us, we have seen many of the seminal acts of today this year.
We at LxL believe that a live performance is by far the best way to experience music, but if you can’t make it out to a show, why not try to experience it through a live album? In honor of the release of the Sigur Rós’s live double album, Inni, here are our top ten favorite live albums that best capture the non-stop energy, raw emotion, and incredible skill utilized in the most unforgettable shows.