Music | alt-J and TV on the Radio | Red Rocks Amphitheatre | July 27

Monday night Red Rocks Amphitheatre played host to two amazing bands. Opening up the night were Brooklyn outfit TV on the Radio. The band ripped through their hour set at a frantic pace that had lead singer Tunde Adebimpe pacing up and down the Red Rocks stage with his unique dance moves. They played a slew of hits off of their extended catalog opening with "Young Liars" and other notable hits like "Wolf Like Me", "Happy Idiot", and ending with "Staring at the Sun", a fitting number just as the sun began to set for headliners alt-J.

As the house music went silent black and blue lighting highlighted silhouettes of the four piece band hailing from Leeds, England. The haunting riffs of "Hunger of the Pine",  began to blare out of the speakers sending the crowd into a frenzy. The sold-out crowd fed off the band with almost every song. Not a hard feat considering the band only has two studio albums to date. The band has progressively improved their sound since the last time we saw them this past October. With infectious Gregorian-like chants and sexual inducing dance numbers like "Tessellate", the band was flanked by a light show that captured the essence of the venue to perfection. The band has made themselves home here in Colorado judging by the audience. A younger crowd seemed to be more evident this time giving way to the bands reach that is only beginning to grow bigger and bigger every time.

Words and Images-Castro

Setlist: Hunger of the Pine | Fitzpleasure | Something Good | Left Hand Free | Dissolve Me | Matilda | Bloodflood | Bloodflood pt. 2 | Tessellate | Every Other Freckle | Taro | Warm Foothills | The Gospel of John Hurt | Encore: Lovely Day | Nara | Leaving Nara | Breezeblocks