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Vampire Weekend’s Rostam Batmanglij performs at Governors Ball 2014 in New York. Photo by Joe McCabe, heyreverb.com. BY MARK KENNEDY AP DRAMA WRITER NEW YORK (AP) — The music playing when you first file into the Cort Theatre to see “This Is Our Youth” is no mere canned, off-the-shelf tune. It’s an original by a Grammy Award winner. Rostam Batmanglij, the guitarist, keyboardist...

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After teasing their fans for a week about a “secret show,” Portugal. The Man delivered at the Larimer Lounge on Wednesday. The show sold out in minutes, and tickets were immediately selling for twice the retail price on aftermarket websites. “My mom is going to the show tomorrow night, I need to be a professional then. Tonight is for fun,” said bassist Zachary Scott Caruthers....

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PHOTOS: Jack White Red Rocks Amphitheatre show (review, video) |Check It >>

Hardly a few measures after taking the stage with “High Ball Stepper” at Red Rocks Amphitheatre on Wednesday, Jack White took his first solo of the night. Then his second. Then his third. Halting the swampy roll of the instrumental track from his new album, “Lazaretto,” he would rip from the depths of his amp a crunching, all-consuming sound, followed by piercing squeal and a bluesy bend. As...

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Future Islands finally gets its moment after a decade of waiting |Check It >>

Nearly a decade into its career, Future Islands is finally having its breakout year. The band plays Colorado’s Gothic Theatre on Aug. 27. Photo courtesy of 4AD. On stage, Future Islands’ Sam Herring will shove his fist in his mouth as if he’s pulling his heart out through his esophagus. He’ll throw his arms behind his head and thrust his hips like no one is watching. Dripping with sweat,...

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Breaking down Jack White’s color obsession |Check It >>

Jack White performs at Governors Ball 2014 in New York City. Photo by Joe McCabe, heyreverb.com. Jack White is a known color obsessive. You can start with his surname, borrowed from his ex-wife and former bandmate, Meg White (not, sadly, as yin to Jack Black’s yang), and carried on well after their band’s dissolution. Of course, Jack himself is white—almost alabaster, really—a fact he purportedly...
Vampire Weekend's Rostam Batmanglij performs at Governors Ball 2014 in New York. Photo by Joe McCabe, heyreverb.com.

Rostam Batmanglij, the guitarist, keyboardist and co-writer for alt-music darlings Vampire Weekend, is making his Broadway debut - albeit only sonically - alongside Michael Cera, Kieran Culkin and Tavi Gevinson.

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Governors Ball - Day 2

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PHOTOS: Jack White Red Rocks Amphitheatre show (review, video)

Jack White Red Rocks 2014

Jack White performs at Red Rocks Amphitheatre on Aug. 20, 2014. Photos by Seth McConnell, heyreverb.com.

Hardly a few measures after taking the stage with “High Ball Stepper” at Red Rocks Amphitheatre on Wednesday, Jack White took his first solo of the night. Then his second. Then his third. Halting the swampy roll of the instrumental track from his new album, “Lazaretto,” he would rip from the depths of his amp a crunching, all-consuming sound, followed by piercing squeal and a bluesy bend. As he moved into “Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground,” Jack White had again claimed his musical territory for the 9,000 in attendance: He’s the guitar hero for millennials, embalming a nostalgic version of rock music for a generation more comfortable with indulgent bass drops rather than indulgent solos.

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Future Islands finally gets its moment after a decade of waiting

Nearly a decade into its career, Future Islands is finally having its breakout year. The band plays Colorado's Gothic Theatre on Aug. 27. Photo courtesy of 4AD.

Nearly a decade into its career, Future Islands is finally having its breakout year. The band plays Colorado’s Gothic Theatre on Aug. 27. Photo courtesy of 4AD.

On stage, Future Islands’ Sam Herring will shove his fist in his mouth as if he’s pulling his heart out through his esophagus. He’ll throw his arms behind his head and thrust his hips like no one is watching. Dripping with sweat, Herring will growl and pound his chest with his fist. Looking eerily like a young Marlon Brando, the frontman/singer brings to life the music of Future Islands, a synth-pop band that has been dramatically balancing dance with electronic-punk and rock for nearly a decade.

And until recently, few people were paying attention.

“We had this belief over the years that one day it’s going to get better,” said Future Islands bassist/guitarist, William Cashion. “We always believed that if we played a show for 10 people that the next time we come through those 10 people would hopefully come back and bring their friends.”

Since forming in 2006, the band plugged away, playing small clubs, house parties, art galleries and basements throughout the country.

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Jack White is hanging at Rockies’ batting practice at Coors Field

Jack White at Rockies' batting practice at Coors Field. Photo courtesy of Alexis Perry.

Jack White at Rockies’ batting practice at Coors Field. Photo courtesy of Alexis Perry.

Jack White‘s summer of baseball continues. The day before his sold out Red Rocks show, White stopped by Coors Field to take batting practice with the Colorado Rockies. He was even decked out in his own Rockies gear.

White shagged fly balls with a glove in left field during Rockies batting practice, according to The Denver Post’s Nick Groke.

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