Event Reviews

Read on for action reports of concerts, festivals, stand-ups, one-acts, and other parades of human entertainment from the passionate reviewers camping out in backstage trenches and after-parties to write about them for you in the morning.

HEALTH

HEALTH

Event Reviews

HEALTH continue their mission to make everyone love each other, bringing their RAT-BASED WARFARE TOUR to the Mile High City, where Steven Cruse gets to be a very lucky middle-aged industrial fanboy.

Orange Blossom Revue

Orange Blossom Revue

Event Reviews

Ink 19’s Nancy Garmer takes a sweet little drive through orange trees and junk shops, winding up in the Highwaymen painting that is Lake Wales, Florida’s Orange Blossom Revue — and then there’s the music, too.

The Japanese House

The Japanese House

Event Reviews

Quinnie opens for The Japanese House at Wooly’s in Des Moines, Iowa, Jeremy Glazier’s favorite road trip.

Chris Knight

Chris Knight

Event Reviews

Joe Stamm opens for Chris Knight at First Avenue Club in Iowa City, Iowa, and the audience is there for absolutely all of it.

Ani DiFranco

Ani DiFranco

Event Reviews

This fall, Ani DiFranco brought new Righteous Babe labelmate Kristen Ford to Iowa City, where Jeremy Glazier enjoyed an incredible evening of artistry.

AFI Fest 2023

AFI Fest 2023

Event Reviews

Since 2015, Lily and Generoso have reviewed the offerings from the American Film Institute’s annual festival. With AFI Fest 2023 in the books, they are here to present their top ten favorite features from this year’s impressive slate of 140 films!

The Dollyrots

The Dollyrots

Event Reviews

The Dollyrots ended their 2023 tour with a triumphant homecoming show at the Crowbar, in Tampa’s Ybor City.

Ironing

Ironing

Event Reviews

It’s an evening filled with field recordings, vinyl abuse, and time dilation/contraction effects for Julius C. Lacking as he attends a unique event at an upstairs bookstore.

The 44th Clearwater Jazz Holiday

The 44th Clearwater Jazz Holiday

Event Reviews

The Clearwater Jazz Holiday returned to their traditional home of Coachman Park and a brand new concert facility, The Sound. Bob Pomeroy spent the October weekend grooving to old, often surprising favorites and discovering some new, talented characters.

Slowdive

Slowdive

Event Reviews

Steven Cruse uncovers the many layers of Slowdive, unfolded finally at Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom in Denver on a memorable fall day.

Slamming Bricks 2023

Slamming Bricks 2023

Event Reviews

Small-town Grand Junction, Colorado, comes out in droves to Slamming Bricks 2023, as our beloved queer community event eclipses its beginnings to command its largest audience yet. Liz Weiss reviews the performance, a bittersweet farewell both to and from the Grand Valley’s most mouthy rebel organizer, Caleb Ferganchick.

Pixies and Modest Mouse

Pixies and Modest Mouse

Event Reviews

Pixies: Kid Tested, Mother Approved. Saturday night in Vail, Liz and Jackie Weiss were just a couple of cool kids on a pretty sweet road trip that ended up at Frank Black’s feet.

Candlebox

Candlebox

Event Reviews

Candlebox headlines their The Long Goodbye tour as they release their eighth, and final, studio album.

Marcus King with Myron Elkins

Marcus King with Myron Elkins

Event Reviews

Myron Elkins opened for Marcus King at Cedar Rapids, Iowa’s McGrath Amphitheater in June, showcasing some of the finest musical talent on the road today. Jeremy Glazier caught the action with his camera.

Sublime with Rome and Dirty Heads

Sublime with Rome and Dirty Heads

Event Reviews

The small beach town of Cocoa, Florida, was recently a sold-out stop on the Sublime with Rome and Dirty Heads Summer 2023 tour — and the most fun Elise Norman has had all summer.

Gov’t Mule

Gov’t Mule

Event Reviews

Gov’t Mule tackles Dark Side of The Mule at iconic Red Rocks Amphitheatre, with Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Evening paying homage to his famous father. Michelle Wilson soaks up the second half of a bucket-list adventure.

Disappearer

Disappearer

Event Reviews

A tribute to Low and a whole lot of nervous energy join forces to make a memorable evening of music for Julius C. Lacking.

Joe Bonamassa

Joe Bonamassa

Event Reviews

Joe Bonamassa brings his blues-rock extravaganza to historic Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado, where Michelle Wilson is thrilled to review a bucket-list show.

The Wood Brothers

The Wood Brothers

Event Reviews

The Wood Brothers bring joy to a happy crowd of human popcorn with their first live performance at Grand Junction, Colorado’s historic Avalon Theater. Judy Craddock reviews the show.

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The Shootist

The Shootist

Screen Reviews

John Wayne’s final movie sees the cowboy actor go out on a high note, in The Shootist, one of his best performances.

HEALTH

HEALTH

Event Reviews

HEALTH continue their mission to make everyone love each other, bringing their RAT-BASED WARFARE TOUR to the Mile High City, where Steven Cruse gets to be a very lucky middle-aged industrial fanboy.