The 20 most memorable Denver concerts of 2013

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Eric Gruneisen

Alabama Shakes at the Ogden Theatre, with Michael Kiwanuka, 3/9/13

"There were too many musical threads to count during Alabama Shakes' dynamic and dizzying performance at the Ogden Theatre. During the most heart-rending moments of "Be Mine," for example, vocalist and guitarist Brittany Howard summoned the spirits of James Brown, Etta James and Solomon Burke simultaneously. Keyboardist Ben Tanner, meanwhile, evoked the soul of Booker T. Jones and Zac Cockrell's bass lines took cues from Motown's James Jamerson and the Stax label's Donald "Duck" Dunn." --A.H. GOLDSTEIN

From giant gigs at Red Rocks to the club circuit, our reviewers saw a lot of live music this year. But no matter what the new year brings, we'll remember these shows in 2014 and beyond.

Published on December 17, 2013

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