Brian Wilson announces tour with a Colorado stop |Check It >>

You’ll be waiting all summer long for Brian Wilson to bring the sunshine to Colorado. The Beach Boys co-founder has announced a 17-date tour that will stop at Broomfield’s (sadly indoor and away from the sun) 1stBank Center on July 8. (more…)

Zac Brown Band to play Coors Field show in Denver this summer |Check It >>

Zac Brown Band and Sturgill Simpson perform at Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre on Sept. 5, 2014. Photo by Karson Brown, heyreverb.com. There’s no better way to celebrate America than with a hotdog, baseball and country music. Zac Brown Band has announced that it will play Coors Field on July 3, as part of the baseball club’s country music series. In 2014, Coors Field hosted a concert...

Riot Fest Denver will return in 2015 |Check It >>

DENVER, CO – SEPTEMBER 20: A Day to Remember performs during the second day of Riot Fest at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on September 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. Riot Fest wraps up its second year in Colorado on Sunday at Sports Authority Field. (Photo by Seth McConnell/The Denver Post) Riot Fest, the punk rock festival that took place last year in the parking lot of Sports Authority...

Taking Back Sunday at Summit Music Hall in Denver (photos) |Check It >>

Taking Back Sunday stopped in Denver for the third time in less than a year on Wednesday night. The band has been touring relentlessly in support of its latest album, “Happiness Is.” Having played the Ogden Theatre with the Used in April and Riot Fest Denver in September, Taking Back Sunday finally got its own headlining slot at the Summit Music Hall in Denver. (more…)

The “Blurred Lines” trial is drawing to a close: Here’s where it’s at |Check It >>

BY ANTHONY MCCARTNEY AP ENTERTAINMENT WRITER LOS ANGELES (AP) — Marvin Gaye was part of the soundtrack of Pharrell Williams‘ life growing up, and the Grammy-winning singer-producer told a jury that he did not borrow from his idol’s work to craft the 2013 hit “Blurred Lines.” Williams’ testimony about how he wrote the song could be crucial to a federal jury that will...

The Church at the Gothic Theatre (photos, review) |Check It >>

“Some say we’re the grandfathers, or the great-grandfathers of psych rock”, explained The Church’s Steve Kilbey to a mostly sedate, middle aged crowd at the Gothic Theatre on Tuesday night. (more…)

Sound of Ceres connects decades of Colorado indie-pop history: From Apples in Stereo to Candy Claws |Check It >>

FORT COLLINS, CO – MARCH 2: Ryan and Karen Hover of Fort Collins dream-pop band Candy Claws are releasing an album with Apples In Stereo’s Robert Schneider under the name Sound of Ceres. (Photo by AAron Ontiveroz/The Denver Post) During high school in the early 2000s, Fort Collins’ Ryan Hover came across a sound that changed his opinion on music. “I started getting into the Elephant...

Purity Ring, “another eternity” review: Duo’s “future pop” feels familiar |Check It >>

On Purity Ring’s “another eternity,” the duo’s “future pop” has caught up with the mainstream. Before Purity Ring released “Shrines” in 2012, before the duo became indie darlings who were pursued by labels and who collaborated with high profile rappers, Megan James and Corin Roddick called their music “future pop.” On “another eternity,” in 2015, that...

Marcus Mumford details new Mumford & Sons album, Colorado ties, Salida music festival |Check It >>

We caught up with Marcus Mumford to talk about the new Mumford & Sons album, the frontman’s time living in Denver and the upcoming Salida music festival. Photo courtesy of Big Hassle. Before returning to England in 2007 to start the biggest folk-rock band in the world, Marcus Mumford was working as a soccer coach in Denver. “You can tell you’re in Colorado when you’re in Colorado,”...
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Brian Wilson has announced a 17-date tour that will stop at Colorado's 1stBank Center this summer.

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English singer-songwriter Elvis Costello with The Imposters perform during 'The Revolver Tour' at a sold out Beacon Theater in New York. Photo by Chad Batka.

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Taking Back Sunday at Summit Music Hall in Denver (photos)

Taking Back Sunday stopped in Denver for the third time in less than a year on Wednesday night. The band has been touring relentlessly in support of its latest album, “Happiness Is.” Having played the Ogden Theatre with the Used in April and Riot Fest Denver in September, Taking Back Sunday finally got its own headlining slot at the Summit Music Hall in Denver.

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Sound of Ceres connects decades of Colorado indie-pop history: From Apples in Stereo to Candy Claws

FORT COLLINS, CO - MARCH 2: Ryan and Karen Hover pose for a portrait at their home after practice a few of their new songs. Fort Collins dream-pop band Candy Claws is releasing an album with Apples In Stereo's Robert Schneider under the name Sound of Ceres The group was photographed at their home on Monday, March 2, 2015. (Photo by AAron Ontiveroz/The Denver Post)

FORT COLLINS, CO – MARCH 2: Ryan and Karen Hover of Fort Collins dream-pop band Candy Claws are releasing an album with Apples In Stereo’s Robert Schneider under the name Sound of Ceres. (Photo by AAron Ontiveroz/The Denver Post)

During high school in the early 2000s, Fort Collins’ Ryan Hover came across a sound that changed his opinion on music.

“I started getting into the Elephant 6 stuff (a music collective which includes iconic indie acts like Apples in Stereo, Neutral Milk Hotel and Olivia Tremor Control) and I started realizing that one of the most interesting challenges is making pop music that’s still artistic, that’s not mindless,” Hover said.

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Marcus Mumford details new Mumford & Sons album, Colorado ties, Salida music festival

We caught up with Marcus Mumford to talk about the new Mumford & Sons album, the frontman's time living in Denver and the upcoming Salida music festival. Photo courtesy of Big Hassle.

We caught up with Marcus Mumford to talk about the new Mumford & Sons album, the frontman’s time living in Denver and the upcoming Salida music festival. Photo courtesy of Big Hassle.

Before returning to England in 2007 to start the biggest folk-rock band in the world, Marcus Mumford was working as a soccer coach in Denver.

“You can tell you’re in Colorado when you’re in Colorado,” Mumford said. “I loved living in Denver because I loved that feeling of always having the mountains in your view. To some people it’s like having the ocean.”

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Gregory Alan Isakov’s definition of sad music

Gregory Alan Isakov performs at a sold out Boulder Theater on Sunday Aug. 4, 2013. Photos by Josh Elioseff, heyreverb.com.

Gregory Alan Isakov performs at a sold out Boulder Theater on Sunday Aug. 4, 2013. Photo by Josh Elioseff, heyreverb.com.

Gregory Alan Isakov doesn’t think his music is sad.

Hopeful? Sure.

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Purity Ring, “another eternity” review: Duo’s “future pop” feels familiar

On Purity Ring's "another eternity," the duo's "future pop" has caught up with the mainstream.

On Purity Ring’s “another eternity,” the duo’s “future pop” has caught up with the mainstream.

Before Purity Ring released “Shrines” in 2012, before the duo became indie darlings who were pursued by labels and who collaborated with high profile rappers, Megan James and Corin Roddick called their music “future pop.” On “another eternity,” in 2015, that sound is more like present pop.

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Noel Gallagher, “Chasing Yesterday” review: Album offers nostalgia and little else

Noel Gallagher's "Chasing Yesterday" offers a fraction of the surprises and joy we consistently get from his press junkets.

Noel Gallagher’s “Chasing Yesterday” offers a fraction of the surprises and joy we consistently get from his press junkets.

Part of the brilliance of Oasis was that it shed a light on two of rock’s great curmudgeons. After all, there are few things the media (and yeah, the public) clings to like an acerbic celebrity. Post-Oasis, Noel Gallagher has more or less sustained his career off his caustic wit, hopping from junket to junket on the good faith he’ll spill at least one quote worth printing.

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Mumford & Sons to headline two-day music festival in Salida

Mumford & Sons played to a sold out crowd at Red Rocks Amphitheatre on Tuesday, August 28, 2012 to kick off their two night stand at the historic Colorado venue. Seth A. McConnell, heyreverb.com

Mumford & Sons played to a sold out crowd at Red Rocks Amphitheatre on Tuesday, August 28, 2012 to kick off their two night stand at the historic Colorado venue. Seth A. McConnell, heyreverb.com

Mumford & Sons will headline a two-day, one-time music festival in Salida, Colo., the band announced Monday morning. The festival is part of the band’s series of moving music festivals called Gentlemen of the Road Stopovers, which will also be held in four other locations this year.

On Aug. 21-22 the Colorado Gentlemen of the Road Stopover will also bring the Flaming Lips, Dawes, Jenny Lewis, the Vaccines, TuneYards and others.

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