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Land Lines connects Colorado’s indie music past with present on “The Natural World” |Check It >>

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Good thing Justin Bieber apologized for being arrogant, thanks for that |Check It >>

We can all stop hating Justin Bieber now. Yep, the abandonment of pet monkeys, the arrests, the racist comments, the fights — that’s all in the past. He’s apologized! Let’s let bygones be bygones, right? Let’s go grab a beer and catch up. The pop star posted a video on his Facebook this morning apologizing for his many misdeeds (which range from illegal, to immoral and...

Keggs & Eggs 2015: Dirty Heads, 3OH!3 to play Lodo’s Bar in Denver |Check It >>

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Watch: Kanye West’s “Only One” video is actually pretty sweet |Check It >>

You’ve seen the tender side of Kanye West before — there’s “Hey Mama” and pretty much all of “808s and Heartbreak.” He brought that side to the “Ellen” show to premiere the Spike Jonze-directed video for “Only One.” In home movie-type filming, Jonze was able to capture a sincere side of Kanye that fans rarely get to see (usually it’s...

PHOTOS: King Tuff at the Larimer Lounge in Denver |Check It >>

There are likely few people who know what actually happened at the Larimer Lounge on Tuesday. One minute King Tuff is ripping through the title track from the band’s latest album, “Black Moon Spell,” and what felt like a second later, pink blow up couches were surfing on top of the audience. People started joining the couches in surfing. Bodies and pink plastic smashed against the...

AEG Live Rocky Mountains expands to northwest region, worrying local promoters |Check It >>

Prince fans, many dressed in purple, line up to catch the first of four shows at Denver’s 1,700-capacity Ogden Theatre Sunday evening May 12, 2013. Photos by Evan Semón, heyreverb.com. AEG Live is bringing the power of its Denver-based management team to bear in the Pacific Northwest, hoping to dominate live-music promotion in Seattle and Portland, Ore., as it has in Colorado. The strategy shows...

PHOTOS: Eric Church at the Pepsi Center in Denver |Check It >>

With a baby and the Grammys on the way, country singer Eric Church stopped at Denver’s Pepsi Center on Tuesday. Church, in blue jeans, a t-shirt and aviator sunglasses, took the stage to enormous cheers. He kept the production simple (well, besides his drummer dropping from the rafters) with an open stage. Throughout the show, Church connected with the crowd, shaking hands and keeping the audience...

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Billy Joel has announced a show at the Pepsi Center, marking his first Denver appearance in five years.

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PHOTOS: King Tuff at the Larimer Lounge in Denver

King Tuff at The Larimer Lounge on 1/27/15.

King Tuff performs at the Larimer Lounge on Jan. 27, 2015. Photos by Michael McGrath, heyreverb.com.

There are likely few people who know what actually happened at the Larimer Lounge on Tuesday. One minute King Tuff is ripping through the title track from the band’s latest album, “Black Moon Spell,” and what felt like a second later, pink blow up couches were surfing on top of the audience. People started joining the couches in surfing. Bodies and pink plastic smashed against the venues lighting rig and projector.

And suddenly, it was over. King Tuff brought a whirlwind of glam-sparkled garage-rock to the Larimer Lounge on Tuesday, and it seemed that it had been only moments, once the show was over and the couches were being deflated (but in reality King Tuff played for about an hour).

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Land Lines connects Colorado’s indie music past with present on “The Natural World”

After a low-key yet ambitious approach to the recording process , Land Lines will release its new album, "The Natural World," with a show at the Larimer Lounge on Jan. 30. Photo by Glenn Ross.

After a low-key yet ambitious approach to the recording process , Land Lines will release its new album, “The Natural World,” with a show at the Larimer Lounge on Jan. 30. Photo by Glenn Ross.

Martina Grbac’s low-key approach to her music sounds downright sheepish at first.

“As a band we don’t really look around for opportunities,” admitted Grbac, the singer-cellist for Denver indie trio Land Lines, over lunch at Capitol Hill’s Shish Kabob Grill last week.

But don’t mistake low-key for unambitious.

“We figured if no one comes to us to release this new record, we’ll just do it ourselves,” she said.

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AEG Live Rocky Mountains expands to northwest region, worrying local promoters

Prince fans, many dressed in purple, line up to catch the first of  four shows at Denver’s 1,700-capacity Ogden Theatre Sunday evening May 12, 2013. Photos by Evan Semón, heyreverb.com.

Prince fans, many dressed in purple, line up to catch the first of four shows at Denver’s 1,700-capacity Ogden Theatre Sunday evening May 12, 2013. Photos by Evan Semón, heyreverb.com.

AEG Live is bringing the power of its Denver-based management team to bear in the Pacific Northwest, hoping to dominate live-music promotion in Seattle and Portland, Ore., as it has in Colorado.

The strategy shows faith in the leadership of Chuck Morris and Don Strasburg, but concert industry professionals in the Pacific Northwest say the change is bad news for existing promoters and music fans.

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Major Lazer to debut new, “more progressive” music at Red Rocks, says Diplo

Diplo performs at the Westword Music Showcase on June 21, 2014. Photo by Evan Semon, heyreverb.com.

Diplo performs at the Westword Music Showcase on June 21, 2014. Photo by Evan Semon, heyreverb.com.

For traditional musicians, cold weather is an unforgiving environment to perform in: Instruments get out of tune quickly, amps take time to acclimate to the temperature and the musicians’ fingers will freeze, leaving them unable to play complicated chords or handle drum sticks.

So, that must mean electronic musicians have it easy — no wood, no strings, no problem. Right?

That’s not entirely true, says Diplo, who will be playing the annual cold weather concert at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Winter on the Rocks, on Jan. 30.

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Father John Misty launches fake service to stream “I Love You, Honeybear”

Father John Misty performs at the Fox Theatre for FMQB on Aug. 7, 2014. Photos by Kirsten Cohen, heyreverb.com.

Father John Misty performs at the Fox Theatre for FMQB on Aug. 7, 2014. Photos by Kirsten Cohen, heyreverb.com.

If you’ve ever seen Father John Misty live, you’d know that the guy is hardly ever serious. His latest prank is a stunt for his upcoming new album “I Love You, Honeybear.”

Father John Misty sent out a press release Tuesday morning announcing that he had introduced a “breakthrough digital music service” called Streamline Audio Protocol (SAP) where he’ll debut the new album.

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Jessica Pratt, “On Your Own Love Again” review: Folk medium finds her stride

Jessica Pratt's "On Your Own Love Again" is folk revivalism done right and a must-hear for fans of Nick Drake.

Jessica Pratt’s “On Your Own Love Again” is folk revivalism done right and a must-hear for fans of Nick Drake.

Musicians tend to be identified by their latest release. In the case of L.A.-based folk singer-songwriter Jessica Pratt, that would be a group of songs she penned in 2007, at 19 years old. In an interview with Pitchfork, Pratt said people taking the dated material as current is “like being haunted by your teen journal.”

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Belle and Sebastian, “Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance” review: Bold, misguided aspirations

On “Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance,” Belle and Sebastian dip into dance music to inject their sunny disposition into times of far-reaching strife.

On “Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance,” Belle and Sebastian dip into dance music to inject their sunny disposition into times of far-reaching strife.

Over the last nineteen years, singer-songwriter Stuart Murdoch’s Belle and Sebastian has made bright indie pop their business, even from their overcast vantage of Glasgow. There’s seemingly no bummer Murdoch can’t—or won’t—transform into a playful reprise. There are people following you on a dark walk home? Pretend you’re Dylan in the Movies and don’t look back. Even the depressive cycle outlined in “Sleep The Clock Around” is told with near ecstatic delivery, as if to suggest that no matter how glum it gets, we can always look forward to sleep.

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