Vampire Weekend w/ Of Monsters and Men | Red Rocks Amphitheatre | May 20

It was a beautiful spring evening at Red Rocks last Monday night. The sun was setting behind the orange clouds and wonderful music was played as the crowd swayed. Of Monster and Men serenaded the crowd with songs of life and love. The natives from Iceland have left quite an impression in the states within the last year and a half.

Of Monsters and Men (Photo Credit: Matt Smith)

Nanna Bryndís Hilmarsdóttir Iceland native and lead singer Of Monster and Men sounded even more beautiful and real in a live setting. Her studio sound is really good, but if you have not heard her sing live you are missing out. They had great stage presence and even jumped out into the crowd a couple of times and danced along side their fans. Of Monsters and Men seemed to really enjoy the crowd and playing at Red Rocks. Crowd favorites included radio friendly hits such as "Little Talks," and "Mountain Sound," which had the crowd singing in unison!

Vampire Weekend took to the stage and opened with "Cousins," as they prepped the crowd for almost two hours of musical bliss. They too were dancing and having a great time on stage increasing their stage presence since they last played here. They played a great mix of their new album Modern Vampires Of The City and the rest of their discography. They even played "Boston (Ladies of Cambridge)," a song only known by long term VW fans. Vampire Weekend blew away the crowd and rocked Red Rocks this beautiful evening, they continue to add to their already impressive resume.

-Matt

Vampire Weekend Setlist: Cousins | White Sky | Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa | I Stand Corrected | Diane Young | Step | Holiday | Unbelievers | Horchata | Everlasting Arms | A-Punk | Boston (Ladies of Cambridge) | Don't Lie | Ya Hey | Campus | Oxford Comma | Giving Up The Gun | Encore: Obvious Bicycle | Diplomats Son | One (Blake's Got A New Face) | Walcott