Nathaniel Rateliff holiday show at the Ogden Theatre in Denver (photos) |Check It >>

Nothing brings family together better than music, and on the Friday before Christmas, Denver’s Nathaniel Rateliff gave hometown fans the gift of two sets at the Ogden Theatre. For his annual holiday show, Rateliff once again showed off the spirit of the Denver music scene, with a packed house at the Ogden. Rateliff is a man of many talents, as he proved on Friday by switching personas from his...

Joe Cocker dead at 70 |Check It >>

Joe Cocker at Comfort Dental Amphitheatre on Aug. 12, 2012. Photos by Nathan Iverson, heyreverb.com. By Jesse Paul and Matt Miller Joe Cocker, the famed, Grammy-winning British singer and longtime Colorado resident, died on Monday in the Centennial State after a long battle with small-cell lung cancer. By most accounts, Cocker, 70, had totally immersed himself in the Rocky Mountain lifestyle, fly-fishing...

Download “My Only One,” a Christmas song from Kissing Party |Check It >>

Kissing Party keeps traditions alive. It’s Christmas! Which can only mean a new track from Kissing Party. Download it here.   For the past three years, on the week of Christmas, Steal This Track has re-gifted a Christmas track from Kissing Party. And it’s a tradition we’re not ready to break. This year, we give you “My Only One.” Now, one thing you must understand:...

Eagles bassist Timothy B. Schmit to reunite with Poco at Colorado Music Hall of Fame concert |Check It >>

Eagles bassist Timothy B. Schmit will reunite with his Poco band members at the Colorado Music Hall of Fame induction concert on Jan. 9 at the Paramount Theater. Eagles bassist Timothy B. Schmit will reunite with his Poco band members at the Colorado Music Hall of Fame induction concert on Jan. 9 at the Paramount Theater, AEG Live announced on Monday. Poco is among the latest group of bands inducted...

Best Denver-area shows this week: Nathaniel Rateliff, Wild High and more |Check It >>

Hey, it’s the holidays, so Reverb is going all-local for its picks of best Denver-area shows this week. We’ll be kicking it with our friends Nathaniel Rateliff, Wild High and more 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. 4) Wild High — Dec. 19, Larimer Lounge This year treated...

Waka Flocka Flame at Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom in Denver (photos) |Check It >>

After an hour of waiting, a hazy-looking Waka Flocka Flame took the stage at Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom on Thursday for his 16-and-up show in Denver. (more…)

Telluride Bluegrass Festival 2015 initial lineup announcement |Check It >>

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You can buy pieces of Caribou Ranch music history |Check It >>

The Caribou Ranch Recording Studio in 1983. Photo by the Denver Post. The 1910 Steinway & Sons grand piano used to record Elton John’s “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me” is one of 400 pieces of music history memorabilia from the legendary Caribou Ranch that will be auctioned off at the end of January, Leslie Hindman Auctioneers have announced. Auctioneers estimate the cost...

Stephen Colbert last show: The best music moments from “The Colbert Report” |Check It >>

Stephen Colbert dancing on “The Colbert Report” because he’s awesome. Goodnight, sweet prince. Alas, after nine years and 1,442 episodes “The Colbert Report” will end its incredible run of smart and hilarious political satire. On Dec. 18, Stephen Colbert will run out in front of a screaming crowd, sit at his “C” shaped desk and take the role of a conservative...
Joe Cocker at Comfort Dental Amphitheatre on Aug. 12, 2012. Photos by Nathan Iverson, heyreverb.com.

Joe Cocker, the famed, Grammy-winning British singer and longtime Colorado resident, died on Monday in the Centennial State after a long battle with small-cell lung cancer.

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Nathaniel Rateliff, Wild High and more make our picks of best Denver-area shows this week.

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

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Nathaniel Rateliff holiday show at the Ogden Theatre in Denver (photos)

Nathaniel Rateliff @ The Ogden Theater

Nathaniel Rateliff, Ark Life and Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats at the Ogden Theater on Dec. 19, 2014. Photos by Evan Semon, heyreverb.com.

Nothing brings family together better than music, and on the Friday before Christmas, Denver’s Nathaniel Rateliff gave hometown fans the gift of two sets at the Ogden Theatre. For his annual holiday show, Rateliff once again showed off the spirit of the Denver music scene, with a packed house at the Ogden. Rateliff is a man of many talents, as he proved on Friday by switching personas from his thoughtful and powerful folk to his foot-tapping, rowdy soul band the Night Sweats. From folk to soul, it was a night of many moods and emotional swings that ended with a bottle of booze and an all-venue sing along of Van Morrison’s “Caravan.”

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Best albums of 2014: St. Vincent, Run the Jewels and more

The best albums of 2014.

The best albums of 2014.

A list can keep you up at night. You suddenly sit up straight and think, “How could I leave out THAT album?” Even for you, the reader, you’re looking at a list from your favorite publication and are offended that your favorite band is ignored.

Lists are dangerous; they’re divisive. Yet every year, we take on the stress of making lists. Why? Because it puts the year of music into perspective. What music defined 2014? Sure they start fights and ruin friendships, but the conversation is important. These fights over what’s No. 1, what’s No. 10, even what’s No. 50 make us think deeply about what we listen to, why we listen to it and why we connect to it.

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Iggy Azalea announces 2015 spring tour with a Pepsi Center show in Denver

Iggy Azalea performs during KS 107.5's Summer Jam at Fiddlers Green Amphitheater on June 6, 2014 in Englewood, Colorado. (Photo by Seth McConnell/The Denver Post)

Iggy Azalea performs during KS 107.5’s Summer Jam at Fiddlers Green Amphitheater on June 6, 2014 in Englewood, Colorado. (Photo by Seth McConnell/The Denver Post)

She’s 24 years old, she has one album to her name and on April 27 Iggy Azalea will be headlining the Pepsi Center in Denver. But, with four nominations at the 2015 Grammys and taking Lil’ Kim’s place as the female rapper with the longest-leading number one single on the Billboard Hot 100, the stop at the massive arena makes sense.

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Dillon Francis on Denver collaborations, his crossover with the adult film industry

Ahead of his show at the 1stBank Center, Dillon Francis talks about returning to his roots, projectiles at performances and his unlikely crossover with the adult entertainment industry.

Ahead of his show at the 1stBank Center, Dillon Francis talks about returning to his roots, projectiles at performances and his unlikely crossover with the adult entertainment industry.

Dillon Francis‘ career in 2014 was defined by exploring outside the comforts of the sound that made him popular from 2010-2012. But, when Reverb caught up with Francis this week ahead of his 1stBank Center show on Friday, he was focused on returning to his roots. We spoke with Francis about how he deals with projectiles during stage performances, his unlikely crossover with the adult entertainment industry and more.

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Stephen Colbert last show: The best music moments from “The Colbert Report”

Stephen Colbert dancing on "The Colbert Report" because he's awesome. Farewell, sweet prince.

Stephen Colbert dancing on “The Colbert Report” because he’s awesome. Goodnight, sweet prince.

Alas, after nine years and 1,442 episodes “The Colbert Report” will end its incredible run of smart and hilarious political satire. On Dec. 18, Stephen Colbert will run out in front of a screaming crowd, sit at his “C” shaped desk and take the role of a conservative political pundit for the last time.
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The 10 worst albums of 2014: Pitbull, U2, Robin Thicke and more

Pitbull and Ke$ha

Pitbull and Ke$ha co-headlined Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre on June 11, 2013. Photos by Seth McConnell, heyreverb.com.

By Ashley Dean and Dylan Owens

December is the month of lists — best this, best that, best of the best. But, sometimes negativity is fun (or more fun even), and we wanted to highlight some of 2014’s horrible music.

So get with the hating and take a look at our list of the 10 worst albums of 2014, then go and forget that these ever existed … if you can … Read more…

The 10 biggest Colorado music news stories of 2014: Riot Fest, Schoolboy Q, Caribou Ranch and more

Chromeo, Cut Copy and Flume perform at Red Rocks Amphitheatre on Aug. 5, 2014. Photos by Dylan Langille, heyreverb.com.

Chromeo, Cut Copy and Flume perform at Red Rocks Amphitheatre on Aug. 5, 2014. Photo by Dylan Langille, heyreverb.com.

As Reverb looks back at the the albums, songs and shows that defined 2014, we wanted to take a moment to step away from our headphones to recall the happenings of the music world that shaped our Colorado music scene this year.

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