Concert Reviews

Pentagram at Snowboard On the Block, 9/14/13

PENTAGRAM at SNOWBOARD ON THE BLOCK | 9/14/13 If Pentagram's last show in Denver in March 2010 left a bit to be desired, this performance more than made up for it. Coming out of the gates with "Treat Me Right," Bobby Liebling and his new line-up were in fine form, both energetic and enthusiastic. Liebling was all tongue-wagging, intense stares, James Brown-esque dancing as he rocked out with his bandmates, doing air guitar and the like in genuine appreciation of the music, like he was a fan of his own band as much, perhaps even more than the audience. That set the expectations high for the set, and fortunately the band was more than able to meet that standard.

See also: The best metal shows in Denver in September

KEEP WESTWORD FREE... Since we started Westword, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Denver, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
Tom Murphy is a writer, visual artist and musician from Aurora, Colorado. He was a prolific music writer for Westword and a documenter of the Denver music scene.