PICK OF THE WEEK: Thievery Corporation – Sunday August 14th – Red Rocks Amphitheatre

Why You Should Go: Thievery Corporation has been able to sell out the famed Hollywood Bowl, London’s Shepard’s Bush Empire, the Theatro Vrahon Melina Merkouri in Athens, Greece, and countless other legendary venues around the globe. Spreading their unique sound far and wide, masterminds Rob Garza and Eric Hilton were always great admirers and curators of dusty grooves and all but forgotten music styles. They borrow from the classically sensual and blunted sounds of their favorite Brazilian bossa nova, Jamaican dub reggae, vintage film soundtracks, Afrobeat, Latin and psychedelic rock to forge into new sonic territory.

Despite their minimal beginnings, Garza and Hilton have adopted a growing cast of collaborators over the years adding vital musicians and vocalists who contribute to a dynamic 15 member live band. In addition to longtime members Hash on Bass and Rob Myers on Guitar / Sitar, the band features horns, a percussionist, a drummer, and of course a deep stable of powerful singers who keep the show fresh as they rotate in and out throughout the evening. This summer as they tour in support of their new record Culture Of Fear, 7 or 8 different singers may grace the stage on any given night. Boston Hip-Hop artist Mr. Lif is on hand to rap, rising stars like Ras Puma, Sleepy Wonder, and Rootz and Zeebo Steele, handle most of the Reggae and Dub tracks, and Natalia Clavier and longtime collaborator Loulou Ghelichkhani add smoky vocals to some of the groups more sultry songs. Thievery Corporation is sure to dazzle you with their kaleidoscopic live show.

Ghostland Observatory and Nickodemus will open the show

Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 18300 West Alameda Parkway, Morrison, CO 80465 – (720) 865-2494

6:30 PM

VIP $89.90
GA $55.35

*All times and prices are gathered from other sources and I am not responsible for mistakes or inconsistencies. They are intended only as guidelines. Please, always call the venue if you desire the most accurate information possible.


Who Is Timothy Dwenger

Music has always been a part of my life. It probably all started listening to old Grateful Dead, Peter Paul & Mary, and Simon & Garfunkel records that my parents had, but it wasn't long before they were taking me to concerts like Starship, Crosby, Stills & Nash, and Huey Lewis & The News. I got the bug to write about music after reviewing an Eric Clapton concert for a creative writing project in high school but didn't really take it up seriously until 2002. Since then I have published countless articles in The Marquee Magazine and done some work for Jambase.com, SPIN Magazine, and various other outlets. I started Listen Up Denver! as a way to share the music information that is constantly spilling out of my head with people who care. Please enjoy!