Concert Reviews

Vampire Weekend at Red Rocks Amphitheatre - 09.03.10

Vampire Weekend
Dum Dum Girls • Beach House
09.03.10 | Red Rocks Amphitheatre

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Dum Dum Girls opened the show with a notable display of confidence and music reminiscent of Elastica with a '60s girl-group vibe. The combination of chiming textures and flowing atmospheres in the guitar work gave the Girls an expansive backdrop for their expert harmonies, while the voice of Dee Dee Penny recalled the sassy but wise flavor of Chrissie Hynde and the worldly and weighty feel of Marianne Faithfull.

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