King George is riding into the sunset. George Strait's 26-city farewell tour culminates a more than three decade country music career spanning 39 studio albums from 1981's Strait Country to 2013's Love Is Everything. Reigning supreme over the genre, Strait has more number one hits than any other artist including Elvis Presley and the Beatles.
For some bands, getting noticed takes years—even decades—of dedication to the craft. But for the bass-heavy synthpop group Chvrches, the journey from nobodys to the SXSW lineup only took a matter of months. Watch the trio, including a powerful female lead vocalist, play tracks from their debut album The Bones of What You Believe. Thu 8 p.m.
Grammy-winning indie rock band Arcade Fire goes beyond the limitations of typical rock genres by incorporating instruments such as mandolin, accordion, xylophone, and synth into their music. The Canadian group's latest album Reflektor was inspired by Haitian street music and includes a variety of exotic dance hits such as "Here Comes the Nighttime." Wed 7:30 p.m.
Famed for its 2004 hit "Take Me Out" off its debut self-titled album, Scottish group Franz Ferdinand quickly became a pioneer in the new millenium's post-punk revival. The dance-rock band spent the last three years working on its latest album release, Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Actions. Mon 8 p.m.
Kicking off Red Rocks Ampitheatre's summer concert season, the psychedelic rock group Slightly Stoopid is back as a headliner for the sixth time. For almost 20 years, Slightly Stoopid has toured consistently, fusing reggae, funk, and blues influences. Opening bands include Pittsburgh rapper Mac Miller and hardcore punk group Mariachi El Bronx. Sat 7 p.m.
As Simon Cowell's brainchild, Il Divo puts distinctive touches on classic Broadway songs during live performances. The British singing troupe's selection range from classic operas to contemporary pop songs. Expect to hear songs from the group's The Greatest Hits album released last fall, including "Ave Maria" and "Nella Fantasia." Wed 7:30 p.m.
Listen to a free concert of smooth brass and percussion jazz by MSU Denver's Big Band. This year's jazz celebration includes a performance by Jose Madera, musical director of the Tito Puente Orchestra, a 66-year-old Latin music sensation. Madera has written arrangements for many commercial Latin artists as well as TV show soundtracks including The Simpsons. Fri 1 p.m.
Meet the man who took charge of the Colorado DOC in the wake of his predecessor’s murder....
The 33 things every Coloradan should know how to do.
This season’s nine top looks for men and women exude a casual but polished elegance...
Behold, the 10 very best restaurants to hit the Mile High City in the past year.
Elegant taste, feminine colors, and just a touch of sparkle: How a city girl got her dream home...