Concert Reviews

Public Enemy at Summit Music Hall, 12/21/13

PUBLIC ENEMY at SUMMIT MUSIC HALL | 12/21/13 One of the most powerful moments of Public Enemy's set came when Chuck D told us they were reaching back to It Takes A Nation of Millions To Hold Us Back for the next song. It was hard to say what was coming next, since by then the act had already played many of the biggest hits from its back catalog. But then we got a ferocious version of "Louder Than a Bomb," and it was like getting to hear a new song, thanks to the richness of sound and the raw energy the guys poured into it.

See also: Chuck D on Yo! Bum Rush the Show and the importance of live performances

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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.