The new Kendrick Lamar album has a release date … and it’s soon |Check It >>

http://t.co/4D2zhfsEkf — Kendrick Lamar (@kendricklamar) March 6, 2015 While Beyonce and Drake have encouraged the surprise album phenomenon, Kendrick Lamar is keeping the traditional route alive with an actual release date for his project. On Friday Lamar tweeted a link to pre-order his as-yet titled album and revealed its release date in the process. It looks like we’ll be hearing his...

Could Prince be playing a Denver show this year? |Check It >>

Prince performs at the19th annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, Monday, March 15, 2004, at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York. Photo by Kevin Mazur, AP Photo/Wireimage.com. Last year, Prince and 3rdEyeGirl brought the Hit & Run Tour through the U.K. The unconventional run of appearances had Prince announcing the dates and locations of each show spontaneously. (more…)

Best Denver-area shows this week: Tennis, Greensky Bluegrass and more |Check It >>

Tennis, Greensky Bluegrass and more make our picks of the best Colorado shows this week. See you there, and if you don’t make it out, follow our music musings on our Twitter @RVRB and our selfies on Instagram @heyreverb. Sound of Ceres — Oriental Theater, March 7 How often do you get to see a band’s debut performance? Not that often, well, unless you count watching a few friends pick...

Gregory Alan Isakov at the Ogden Theatre in Denver (photos) |Check It >>

Just as their first song was fading to a close, Mandolin Orange‘s Emily Frantz looked at the sold out Ogden Theatre and said, “I knew there were going to be 1600 of you here tonight, I just didn’t know you were all going to be listening.” And for the rest of the Thursday night, that’s what the audience did, they listened, with rapt attention to a night of soaring folk...

Global Dance Festival 2015 lineup: Kaskade, Tiesto among first acts revealed |Check It >>

Scenes from the 2012 Global Dance Festival at Red Rocks Amphitheatre. Photos by Ryan Martin, heyreverb.com You could say that in its 13 years Global Dance Festival has managed to fundamentally change Red Rocks. Last year, Red Rocks changed its “noise” ordinances, citing EDM concerts such as Global Dance Festival. Well, restrictions don’t stop Global Dance, and the fest will return...

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…)
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The new Kendrick Lamar album will be released sooner than you think, according to a tweet sent out by the rapper today.

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Tennis @ The Bluebird Theater 11/7/14

Tennis, Greensky Bluegrass and more make our picks of the best Colorado shows this week.

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Local Natives Mile Marker

Download exclusive versions "Ceilings," "You and I" and "Columbia" by Local Natives recorded in Denver for Reverb's Mile Marker.

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Gregory Alan Isakov at the Ogden Theatre in Denver (photos)

Just as their first song was fading to a close, Mandolin Orange‘s Emily Frantz looked at the sold out Ogden Theatre and said, “I knew there were going to be 1600 of you here tonight, I just didn’t know you were all going to be listening.” And for the rest of the Thursday night, that’s what the audience did, they listened, with rapt attention to a night of soaring folk music.

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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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Could Prince be playing a Denver show this year?

Prince performs at the19th annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, Monday, March 15, 2004, at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York. Photo by Kevin Mazur, AP Photo/Wireimage.com.

Prince performs at the19th annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, Monday, March 15, 2004, at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York. Photo by Kevin Mazur, AP Photo/Wireimage.com.

Last year, Prince and 3rdEyeGirl brought the Hit & Run Tour through the U.K. The unconventional run of appearances had Prince announcing the dates and locations of each show spontaneously.

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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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