Tokyo Police Club at the Bluebird Theater, 4-21-14 (photos) |Check It >>

Canadian pop-rock act, Tokyo Police Club, played for an enthusiastic crowd on Monday at the Bluebird Theater. The night kicked off with a set from Said The Whale and a standout performance from Geographer. (more…)

The Knife at the Fillmore Auditorium, 4-21-14 (photos, review) |Check It >>

Like any good workout, the Knife began Monday’s stop of the “Shaking the Habitual” tour at Denver’s Fillmore Auditorium with pre-show calisthenics. An in-drag trainer/preacher with a full beard and glitter led the thousands in the crowd through DEEP Aerobics — prepping the audience for a physical and mental workout to follow. After a good stretch, the Knife worked to re-establish...

Sleigh Bells at the Fox Theatre, 4-21-14 (photos, review) |Check It >>

By Kate Lacroix Having just sung to masses in the desert at Coachella, Sleigh Bells‘ Alexis Krauss was eager to perform for an intimate crowd at the Fox Theatre on Monday. She spent the show high-fiving those in the front, waved to those in the back and took a lap through the crowd, praising Boulder for its “great energy.” (more…)

Austin City Limits 2014 lineup: Pearl Jam, Eminem, OutKast and more |Check It >>

Pearl Jam, Eminem and OutKast top the Austin City Limits 2014 lineup, organizers revealed today. The summer festival grand finale takes place over two weekends (Oct 3-5 and 10-12) and also brings Beck, the Replacements, Lorde, Interpol, Spoon, the Avett Brothers, Skrillex, St. Vincent, CHVRCHES, Phantogram and more. Also on the bill this year is Denver-bred act the Chain Gang of 1974. (more…)

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

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...

Photos: The Cannabis Cup during 4/20 weekend in Denver |Check It >>

By John Ingold, Matt Miller and Kate Gibbons As the sun rose at Red Rocks Amphitheater on Sunday, David Garcia — high on the holy spirit as well as just plain high — contemplated the unusual convergence of prayer and pot in Colorado this year. “It’s a beautiful sight,” Garcia said. He said he was raised Christian and said he smoked marijuana before going to the annual sunrise...

Kings of Leon add a Red Rocks date to 2014 world tour |Check It >>

More than a month after headlining Lollapalooza 2014, Kings of Leon will return to Colorado to play Red Rocks Amphitheatre. (more…)

Steal This Track from Spiv |Check It >>

Jonny B. of Spiv and ColfaxAvenue.com. ColfaxAvenue.com is releasing its second compilation of songs about Denver’s most storied street. And yes, it features drug addicts, hookers, and all varieties of dirtiness. Steal Spiv‘s “The Dirty 15.” Playboy once called Colfax Avenue the “longest, wickedest street in North America.” And in his 1878 autobiography, Schuyler...

Snoop Dogg, Wiz Khalifa at Red Rocks Amphitheatre on 4/20 (photos, review, video) |Check It >>

As any OS (Old Stoner) knows, you gotta take a bake break or risk gunking up the flow, and that’s particularly crucial on a big day like 4/20 — and not just any 4/20, but the first 4/20 after legal recreational marijuana sales started in the state. This wasn’t just any celebration of 4/20, either. This was Snoop Dogg’s Wellness Retreat on Sunday night at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, where a...
Austin City Limits 2013

Pearl Jam, Eminem and OutKast top the Austin City Limits 2014 lineup, organizers revealed today.

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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

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The Knife at the Fillmore Auditorium, 4-21-14 (photos, review)

The Knife @ Fillmore Auditorium

The Knife performs at the Fillmore Auditorium on April 21, 2014. Photos by Glenn Ross, heyreverb.com.

Like any good workout, the Knife began Monday’s stop of the “Shaking the Habitual” tour at Denver’s Fillmore Auditorium with pre-show calisthenics. An in-drag trainer/preacher with a full beard and glitter led the thousands in the crowd through DEEP Aerobics — prepping the audience for a physical and mental workout to follow. After a good stretch, the Knife worked to re-establish what many would consider a contemporary musical performance. Those expecting to see a traditional electronic, pop, or rock show instead were given something closer to an aggregated art show — more fitting in a museum than the Fillmore.

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Record Store Day buoys the resurgence of vinyl, neighborhood record shops

Nathaniel Rateliff @ Twist & Shout 4/10/14

Nathaniel Rateliff performs at Twist & Shout records on April 10, 2014. Photos by Lisa Higginbotham, heyreverb.com.

Dave Wilkins is expecting customers to line up by the dozens outside of Wax Trax Records on Record Store Day to buy exclusive, limited-edition releases from Death Cab for Cutie, the Pixies and other bands.

But they won’t be buying them on CD.

“Almost all the Record Store Day releases are on vinyl, and while we sell everything in sight on that day, we sell vinyl five-to-one over CDs,” said Wilkins, who has managed the Capitol Hill store for 30 years. “Our sales have been up year-over-year for the last 12 years and the majority of that is due to vinyl.”

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

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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