Over and Un­der

One big show, one smaller

The Denver Post - - LIFE&CULTURE - Seth McCon­nell, The Den­ver Post

Yeah, “Smooth” was OK. But to box gui­tar hero Carlos San­tana in with that sin­gle, which was as much a ve­hi­cle for Match­box Twenty’s Rob Thomas than any­thing, is to miss out one of the great gui­tar play­ers of many in psych’s golden age. A buzzband from the orig­i­nal Wood­stock, San­tana has cranked out fever­ish vari­a­tions on Latin rock ever since. Last year saw the re­lease of “San­tana IV,” a se­quel to an al­bum he re­leased with his orig­i­nal Wood­stock band back in 1971. Red Rocks Am­phithe­atre rec­og­nizes the re­turn to form on July 10, when San­tana will take to the venue nearly 40 years after he first played there, sans opener. Tick­ets: $49.95 - $129.95 via axs.com. Leave it to in­die rock — a genre that traf­fics cool points from the crevices of cast-aside un­knowns — to make Kear­neysville, West Vir­ginia, sound ex­otic. That’s the home­town of Rozwell Kid, a fledg­ling in­die band hap­pily float­ing in an early 1990s alt-rock eddy that links them to out­fits like Sil­ver­sun Pick­ups and Modern Base­ball. The band wears its small-town trap­pings lov­ingly on its (pre­sum­ably tight) sleeve, singing about the third sea­son of the Simp­sons and fan­ta­siz­ing about leav­ing the Ap­palachia’s sub­ur­ban en­vi­rons be­hind in a Wendy’s trash can. Catch Rozwell Kid at the Moon Room on July 12. Tick­ets: $12-$14 via tick­et­fly.com —Dy­lan Owens

Rise Against per­forms at the Pepsi Cen­ter on June 30 in Den­ver.

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