What New Year's weekend looked like in Denver
Britt Chester EPROM at City Hall in Denver getting the crowd suitably warmed up for Amon Tobin.
Wowzers! Is your head still hurting today? Ours is, and we even had all day yesterday to recharge and rehydrate. Needless to say, we all sent 2012 packing with an absolute ferociousness in the Mile High City. Whether you were there and want to relive the revelry or you had a quiet year end and slept through the countdown and just want to see what you missed, keep reading to see the best moments of the year's biggest party weekend, including scenes from Black Angels at the Bluebird, String Cheese Incident at 1STBANK Center, the Lumineers at the Ogden, STS9 at the Fillmore, Amon Tobin at City Hall, Five Iron Frenzy at Casselman's and Decadence at the Colorado Convention Center.
THE STRING CHEESE INCIDENT @ 1STBANK CENTER | 12.29.12
Like a cross between Mardi Gras and Halloween, the String Cheese Incident's three-day party at 1STBANK Center drew a ton of especially colorful characters. We compiled a post featuring the ten best costumes from the first night, and posted a ton of other pictures in the full slide show.
LUMINEERS @ OGDEN THEATRE | 12/30/12
At Sunday night's sold-out Lumineers show at the Ogden, Wesley Schultz and company made their way up to the balcony for a glorious unmiked rendition of "Ho Hey." While the entire set was energizing, this was by far the most standout moment.
Tom Murphy The Black Angels playing the first night of its two-night stand at the Bluebird Theater in Denver on Sunday, December 30.
BLACK ANGELS @ BLUEBIRD THEATER | 12/30/12
One of the best moments of the Black Angels' show at the Bluebird Theater last night came in the middle of the set when the band -- playing the first of its two night New Year's Eve run -- played "Phosphene Dream," the familiar title track from its 2010 album. The guitar resonated like a stuttering, yet controlled, welding sound effected by a masterful use of tremolo, creating a fuzzy, hefty, textured low end that boosted the sense of otherworldliness this act creates at its shows. [continue on to full review]