I was fortunate enough to witness awe-inspiring, jaw dropping, mind-blowing music performances in Denver in 2018. Below is a brief summary:
- St. Vincent stunned her audience dressed as a futuristic sadomasochistic superhero.
- The Killers piled on the charm with the help of a gold suit and a confetti canon.
- The lead singer from The Darkness jumped from a balcony into a sea of fans that “smelled like marijuana and saliva.”
- Lyle Lovett, Margo Price, and Chris Stapleton renewed my faith in real Country Music.
- The blue-eyed soul voices of St. Paul and The Broken Bones, Anderson East, and Allen Stone moved bodies, hearts, and minds.
- Camp Cope and Against Me! belted-out feminist political punk refrains.
- Little Steven and The Disciples of Soul inspired a crowd to worship at the Church of Rock and Roll.
- Glen Hansard sang about lost souls, beat poets, and redemption.
- Michael Franti jumped through a Red Rocks crowd spreading a mountain size heap of positivity.
- Jack White proved once again why he is my Lord and Savior of Rock.
Here are my top 5 shows of 2018:
5. The Darkness at the Gothic Theatre in Englewood, CO on 4/7/18
4. Little Steven and The Disciples of Soul at the Gothic Theatre in Englewood, CO on 11/30/18.
3. Glen Hansard at the Boulder Theater in Boulder, CO on 3/14/18.
2. The Killers at the 1st Bank Center in Broomfield, CO on 2/5/18.
1. Jack White at the 1st Bank Center in Broomfield, CO on 9/4/18.
See you at the next show. I’ll be the one wishing you a happy New Year.