Telluride Blues & Brews shares full 2014 lineup |Check It >>

After sharing the initial list of acts late last month, Telluride Blues & Brews organizers have released the full 2014 lineup. New additions include, Peter Frampton, the Meter Men, Buddy Guy, Charles Bradley, the Slide Brothers and more. These artists join previously announced acts George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic, Shakey Graves and the Violent Femmes. (more…)

Nathaniel Rateliff is seeking a balance between art and business |Check It >>

Nathaniel Rateliff sits in his South Broadway home somewhat distracted — record labels are once again on his mind. It’s a few weeks before the wide release of his sophomore solo album, and the topic keeps sneaking into his conversation. “Your life is surrounded by people who blow smoke up your ass,” Rateliff says. The internationally known Denver artist has a history of tough decisions when...

Watch: Future, Pusha T and the Roots play “Move That Dope” on Fallon |Check It >>

Future is celebrating one hell of a week. Along with releasing his sophomore album, “Honest,” on Tuesday, Future appeared alongside Kanye West in the new video for “I Won.” If that’s not a sign of new-found hip-hop royalty, the huge list of guest spots on his new album should be: Pharrell, Pusha T, Drake, West, Andre 300, etc., etc. Future took to the “Tonight Show”...

Arcade Fire at the Pepsi Center, 4-23-14 (photos, review) |Check It >>

If Win Butler is the frontman or the brain of Arcade Fire, Régine Chassagne is the band’s heart. As a “deathly ill” Butler did his best to sing through some of his more demanding songs at the Pepsi Center on Wednesday, Chassagne charmed and pushed her backing vocals from pleasant embellishments to frontwoman status — picking up the reins like any good band member, partner or wife would...

Fleet Foxes frontman explains the band’s three-year hiatus |Check It >>

It’s been a long three years since Fleet Foxes’ excellent sophomore album “Helplessness Blues.” In that time there hasn’t been much noise from the folk band, until recent rumors that the group is prepping a third album to be released this year. (more…)

Steal This Track from Wire Faces |Check It >>

With a new single just released, Wire Faces will headline FoCoMX. Photo by Darren Mahuron. Fort Collins is gearing up to show its musical might with FoCoMX this weekend. Think of it as the SXSW of Northern Colorado: tons of bands in all possible venues. Here, steal a brandy new track from Wire Faces, a power trio featured at FoCoMX. We humans sure do love labeling things. It’s how we understand...

Watch: Big Sean is the first hip-hop artist to rap at the White House |Check It >>

Over the Easter weekend, Big Sean made hip-hop history as the first MC to rap at the White House. The Detroit native joined Ariana Grande for the 2014 Easter Egg Roll on The White House lawn performing, “Right There,” before being joined by Grande for a breathy and totally G-rated performance. Ariana Grande is a Nickelodeon star who has made waves with her powerful vocals and girlish hairstyle....

Wiz Khalifa returns to Red Rocks for “Under the Influence of Music Tour” |Check It >>

Did you not get your fill of smoking weed while watching Wiz Khalifa smoke weed on stage at Red Rocks Amphitheatre on Sunday? Here’s your second chance: Wiz Khalifa will return to the Rocks this summer for the “Under the Influence of Music 2014 Summer Tour.” He will be joined by Young Jeezy, Tyga, Ty Dolla $ign, Rich Homie Quan and other (potentially hilariously titled) acts to be...

Temples at the Bluebird Theater, 4-22-14 (photos, review) |Check It >>

Tuesday night was clearly Temples‘ first time in Denver. Part way through the band’s set at the Bluebird Theater, vocalist James Bagshaw asked the crowd to stop smoking weed, adding that the fumes made it hard for him to sing. Maybe he was joking, maybe he was legitimately annoyed with Denver’s liberal smoking habits (as he has every right to be), but either way it was an awkward...
Nathaniel Rateliff House

Watch "Still Trying" take a wistful tone while performed at Nathaniel Rateliff's own dining room table.

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Coachella 2014 -- Day 3

Arcade Fire, the Knife and CHVRCHES top our picks of best Colorado shows this week.

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Night Beds @ Hi-Dive 2/13/13

Download three tracks from Night Beds -- recorded at Uneven Studio in Denver for Reverb's Mile Marker session.

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Arcade Fire at the Pepsi Center, 4-23-14 (photos, review)

Arcade Fire

Arcade Fire performs at the Pepsi Center on April 23, 2014. Photos by Seth McConnell, heyreverb.com.

If Win Butler is the frontman or the brain of Arcade Fire, Régine Chassagne is the band’s heart. As a “deathly ill” Butler did his best to sing through some of his more demanding songs at the Pepsi Center on Wednesday, Chassagne charmed and pushed her backing vocals from pleasant embellishments to frontwoman status — picking up the reins like any good band member, partner or wife would do.

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Nathaniel Rateliff is seeking a balance between art and business

Nathaniel Rateliff House

Nathaniel Rateliff performs a song in his dining room for a video shoot on March 20, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. Rateliff will release his new album on April 1st.(Photo by Seth McConnell/The Denver Post)

Nathaniel Rateliff sits in his South Broadway home somewhat distracted — record labels are once again on his mind. It’s a few weeks before the wide release of his sophomore solo album, and the topic keeps sneaking into his conversation.

“Your life is surrounded by people who blow smoke up your ass,” Rateliff says. The internationally known Denver artist has a history of tough decisions when it comes to signing contracts.

In 2009 he stood in this very back yard and tore up an offer from the major label Roadrunner Records. He went the more independent route and signed with Rounder Records later that year, which released his first solo album, “In Memory of Loss.”

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CHVRCHES’ Iain Cook on the band’s next album and his dislike of Red Hot Chili Peppers

Between shows at Coachella and ahead of the electro-pop act's sold out show at Denver's Ogden Theatre, Reverb caught up with CHVRCHES to talk about writing a new album and their distaste of Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Between shows at Coachella and ahead of the electro-pop act’s sold out show at Denver’s Ogden Theatre, Reverb caught up with CHVRCHES to talk about writing a new album and their distaste of Red Hot Chili Peppers.

CHVRCHES guitarist and producer Iain Cook hasn’t been home in a while.

He actually hasn’t even had much time to think about how his musical career has gotten to where it is today. Within the last eight months he’s been busy with things like performing on Jimmy Fallon, winning Popjustice’s Best British Pop single of the year for the track “The Mother We Share” and selling out shows internationally.

More specifically, Cook has somewhat suddenly become a rock star since his band formed about three years ago. When he answered the phone last Thursday afternoon he was walking the streets of Hollywood, trying to speak over the sounds of car engines, a little more than 5,000 miles from his home in Glasgow, Scotland, and the basement in which CHVRCHES was born.

Between shows at Coachella and ahead of the electro-pop act’s sold out show at Denver’s Ogden Theatre, Reverb caught up with Cook to talk about writing a new album and their distaste of Red Hot Chili Peppers.

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