St. Paul and the Broken Bones at Hi-Dive, 4-15-14 (photos, review) |Check It >>

Watching a band make its Denver debut is always something fun, especially when the band is on as momentous a ride as Birmingham’s St. Paul and The Broken Bones. And, should the elevation (or our newly legalized flora), not damper the singer’s breath control, you can generally bet on an extra spirited performance. (more…)

Pretty Lights announces Red Rocks shows with Colorado Symphony |Check It >>

Pretty Lights‘ live band just keeps getting bigger. After a unique tour last year that had the Denver producer performing with a live band, Pretty Lights has announced he will return to Red Rocks for two nights with 13 members of the Colorado Symphony. (more…)

Phantogram at the Ogden Theatre, 4-15-14 (photos, review) |Check It >>

It had only been about seven months since the band’s last Colorado appearance, but Phantogram had no trouble returning with the nice weather to sell out Denver’s Ogden Theatre on Tuesday. The presentation was similar to when the duo played here in October at the smaller and sold out Gothic Theater. The audience was once again blasted with a huge, stroby light show. Josh Carter and Sarah...

Best 4/20 concerts in Colorado: Snoop Dogg, Leftover Salmon and more |Check It >>

In the past few years 4/20 in Colorado has gone far beyond the underground, stoner-specific holiday that once secretly celebrated weed. Take a walk around the city on Sunday and you’ll find an atmosphere in similar to New Year’s Eve, Halloween or the Fourth of July. Nearly every bar, event center, arena, amphitheater and club has planned special a special 4/20 event. By our rough estimate there...

What Colorado band will Arcade Fire cover at the Pepsi Center? |Check It >>

What does it mean when a band covers another artist? In some cases it’s a tribute, in others it’s a way for the covering band to show off its musical depth and flexibility with other genres. For Arcade Fire it’s a little of both. Throughout its big “Reflektor” arena tour this year, the Grammy-winning band has been giving nods to artists from each market it plays. While in Connecticut Arcade...

Atmosphere announces a return to Red Rocks, shares “Kanye West” video |Check It >>

This year, Atmosphere will release “Southsiders,” its first album since 2011, and along with the album, the rap duo will make its return to Red Rocks Amphitheatre. (more…)

Childish Gambino blasts his record label on Twitter |Check It >>

Despite the success of his sophomore album, “Because the Internet,” Childish Gambino continues to feud with his label, Glassnote Records. The rapper/actor took to twitter on Monday to complain about how the company handled the release of his new video for “Sweatpants.” (more…)

Can 50 Cent return to the top with the new “Hustler” video? |Check It >>

50 Cent is attempting to make his comeback with weekly track releases, and today he shared the video for “Hustler.” The track is from his forthcoming album “Animal Ambition” — a title that hints at 50′s urge to return to the limelight. The “Hustler” video is set in vintage gangsterdom with 50 dressed in a dapper in a suit and tie (an image reminiscent...

STS9 at Spring Back to Vail, 4-12-14 (photos) |Check It >>

Sound Tribe Sector Nine (STS9) rocked the annual Spring Back to Vail celebration on April 12 in front of an estimated 10,000 fans at Ford Park in Vail, Colo. The free show was the band’s second performance since canceling their recent winter tour (included four Colorado dates) after the departure of founding member and bassist David Murphy. Alana Rocklin has since replaced Murphy in the band...
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After a unique tour last year that had the Denver producer performing with a live band, Pretty Lights has announced he will return to Red Rocks for two nights with 13 members of the Colorado Symphony.

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Phantogram @ Gothic Theatre 10/12/2013

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Night Beds @ Hi-Dive 2/13/13

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St. Paul and the Broken Bones at Hi-Dive, 4-15-14 (photos, review)

St. Paul and the Broken Bones @ The Hi-DIVE

St. Paul and the Broken Bones performs at the Hi-Dive on April 15, 2014. Photos by Evan Semon, heyreverb.com.

Watching a band make its Denver debut is always something fun, especially when the band is on as momentous a ride as Birmingham’s St. Paul and The Broken Bones. And, should the elevation (or our newly legalized flora), not damper the singer’s breath control, you can generally bet on an extra spirited performance.

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What Colorado band will Arcade Fire cover at the Pepsi Center?

Coachella 2014 -- Day 3

Arcade Fire, Motorhead, Disclosure, Lana Del Rey, Calvin Harris, Neutral Milk Hotel, the Naked and Famous, Blood Orange, Chance the Rapper, Justin Bieber, Duck Sauce and more perform at day three of Coachella on April 13, 2014. Photos by Karl Walter, Chris Pizzello, Jason Kempin, Scott Roth and Frazer Harrison.

What does it mean when a band covers another artist? In some cases it’s a tribute, in others it’s a way for the covering band to show off its musical depth and flexibility with other genres. For Arcade Fire it’s a little of both. Throughout its big “Reflektor” arena tour this year, the Grammy-winning band has been giving nods to artists from each market it plays.

While in Connecticut Arcade Fire covered John Mayer; in Philadelphia, Boyz 2 Men; in Ohio, Devo. Even during a South America run in early April the band referenced Antonio Carlos Jobim and Bob Russell’s “Brazil.” It’s a nice gesture, and offers unique spin on each show, highlighting the area’s musical history. So, we have to ask, as Arcade Fire makes its way to Denver’s Pepsi Center on April 23: How will the band pay tribute to Colorado?

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