LIVE REVIEW: August Burns Red in Denver, CO

The Overseer knew they had a tall order as the opening band for some of hardcore’s titans but they managed to rile the crowd into a tumultuous pile with songs like “Arkansas” and “Traitor”. The passion emoted by the band during the performance was impressive – this band clearly understood that as an opening band, they had to give more than 110% if they wanted to be remembered the next day after the performances the crowd was about to witness from the next few bands. I can guarantee more than a few people were converted to Overseer fans and we

LIVE REVIEW: Refused in Denver, CO

"People ask why we came back - we came back because of you, the fans, because we love you!" confessed Refused frontman Dennis Lyxzen to a packed show in Denver, CO. After a 15 year hiatus, Refused are back in action performing and touring, despite not having any new material to promote. We had the privilege of seeing the band in action at their show at the Ogden Theater and all we can say is, it was nothing short of a rock-n-roll religious experience. Fans sat in the dark for a good 10 minutes before the lights rose and the band

LIVE REVIEW: Neon Trees in Austin, TX

 Neon Trees lit up the stage at La Zona Rosa in Austin, TX. The venue was filled to capacity as Neon Trees had sold out the show. The line to get in before doors opened wrapped around the venue, as 1,200 fans camped out for the best spots in the Texas summer heat. The doors opened up and the crowd filed in. The lights went down as JJams and Penguin Prison opened up the show. A combination of slow rock and 80's beats got the crowd ready for the headlining performance by Utah native's Neon Trees.   Most people are familiar with Neon

LIVE REVIEW: LIARS in Denver, CO

When a band has become known for their explosive live sets and experimental rock sound, you never know quite what to expect when said band puts out a 100% electronic record - but then again, Los Angeles rockers Liars aren’t your average experimental rock band. Armed with their first fully electronic album “WIXIW” (wish you), Liars seem to have had little trouble in taking their cacophony of electronic sounds and fitting them into an already impressive live performance. Liars graced us with their presence at The Bluebird Theater in Denver on a balmy summer night. The fog rose in time with

LIVE REVIEW: Coldplay in Dallas, TX

 The lights go down and the crowd goes wild. B-Sides caught up to Coldplay in Dallas, TX last Saturday at the American Airlines Center. From the moment the stage is done being setup, it is apparent to the entire audience (all 18,000 or so) that this isn't just a concert. It is a celebration of music. Now after having played two nights in a row on most of their tour stops, you might expect a lack of energy from the second night. Not even a little bit. Chris Martin was as energetic as any front man could be, making the stage

LIVE REVIEW: Gavin DeGraw and Colbie Caillat in Austin, TX

Tuesday night at The Backyard in Austin, TX brought together some truly talented artists for a great show, and B-Sides was there! Colbie Callait came onstage after Andy Grammer warmed up the crowd on the warm Texas afternoon. Speaking to the crowd about the perils of love, and sharing heart felt advice with all the women in the audience, Colbie Callait managed a cute, and warm beginning to a nice evening. Playing songs from her latest album "All of You" and her latest single "Favorite Song,"  along with hits like "Bubbly" and "Brighter than the Sun."   After a great set by Colbie,

LIVE REVIEW: Snoop Dogg in Austin, TX

2 months after announcing his new album "Reincarnated" which will also feature a documentary, Snoop Dogg hits the stage at Austin's historic Stubbs BBQ, and B-Sides was there.  Drawing a crowd of all ages and from all walks of life, the sold out show this past Friday night was ripe with anticipation. After a truly crowd rousing opening by Phranchyze, people were ready for Snoop. The subwoofers were cranked to 11, and the crowd began to cheer. Snoop appeared on stage in a rasta-colored beanie, sporting equally rasta-themed glasses, and his iconic, enormous, Snoop Dogg "ring." 1051

LIVE REVIEW: Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros just dropped their new album but we here at B-Sides got to see the band in action back in March, fresh off their highly-acclaimed performance and screening of “Big Easy Express” at SXSW. The Magnetic Zeros delivered a spell-binding performance to the sold-out crowd at the Ogden Theater in Denver, CO. The venue hummed with the sound of conversations that  turned into a chorus of cheers when the band members strode out on stage. Lead vocalist Alex Ebert crouched down in front of the stage mumbling something about how they had just been in the