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In between working as producer and multi-instrumentalist for his band The xx, Jamie Smith, better known as Jamie xx, has been keeping himself busy as a well-respected DJ. In 2011, he released “We’re New Here,” a remix album of “I’m New Here” by the late Gil Scott-Heron, which features the single “NY Is Killing Me.” He’s since done a number of other remixes for popular artists, including...

Best Colorado shows this week: Arctic Monkeys, Inner Oceans and more |Check It >>

Arctic Monkeys, Inner Oceans and more make our list of best Colorado shows this week. We’ll be seeing you there, and if you don’t make it out, follow the music musings on our Twitter @RVRB and our selfies on Instagram @heyreverb. 4) Phish — Aug. 29-31, Dick’s Sporting Goods Park (more…)

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PHOTOS: Future Islands Gothic Theatre show (review, video) |Check It >>

Someone set a ridiculously high bar for Wednesday’s Future Islands show at the Gothic Theatre. And that someone was the band itself. This electro-art-rock act native to North Carolina, but now comfortably rooted in Baltimore’s high-brow synth scene, surfaced in Colorado after what has been a milestone trek behind their latest release, “Singles.” (more…)

PHOTOS: Colbie Caillat Denver Botanic Gardens show (review) |Check It >>

“Hello Denver; there are so many of you, and you stayed,” cheered Colbie Caillat early in her water-logged set at the Denver Botanic Gardens Wednesday night. “You guys are rad!” Of course, for a while, whether the show would go on was a huge question mark. Lighting rolled in about 15 minutes before Caillat was originally scheduled to take the stage at 8:00 p.m. A light drizzle...

JAS Aspen Snowmass: From jazz to Earth, Wind and Fire, OneRepublic |Check It >>

Before winning Grammy awards and a spot in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, singer Philip Bailey remembers traveling to Aspen to play covers of Sly and the Family Stone, Bread and Three Dog Night for the locals and summer vacationers. “I was right out of high school and playing Latin percussion, like congas and stuff, and we’d spend a few weeks living in a house up there each year,” the 63-year-old...

PHOTOS: John Legend Red Rocks Amphitheatre show (review) |Check It >>

Through walls of wind, rain and what could have been debris from Dorothy’s house bodies climbed the hills to Red Rocks Amphitheatre on Tuesday to see the calm and collected cool of John Legend. Gates opened at 6 p.m. and the storms progressively got worse from there. It got so bad that Stockholm, Sweden singer Mapei’s set was cut from the show entirely. Organizers were calling for a hold in...

PHOTOS: Melissa Etheridge Paramount Theatre show |Check It >>

By Jensen Sutta Melissa Etheridge stopped at Denver’s Paramount Theatre on Tuesday as part of her “This is M.E. Solo Tour.” (more…)

Bob Dylan announces North American tour with a Denver stop |Check It >>

Bob Dylan performs onstage during the AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Michael Douglas at Sony Pictures Studios on June 11, 2009 in Culver City, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for AFI) Bob Dylan has announced a 31-date North American tour that will stop at Denver’s Bellco Theatre this fall, according to the singer-songwriter’s website. (more…)
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PHOTOS: Jamie xx Bluebird Theater show (review, video)

Jamie xx at the Bluebird Theater

Jamie xx performs at The Bluebird Theater on Aug. 28th, 2014. Photos by Juli Williams, heyreverb.com.

In between working as producer and multi-instrumentalist for his band The xx, Jamie Smith, better known as Jamie xx, has been keeping himself busy as a well-respected DJ. In 2011, he released “We’re New Here,” a remix album of “I’m New Here” by the late Gil Scott-Heron, which features the single “NY Is Killing Me.” He’s since done a number of other remixes for popular artists, including Radiohead, Florence and the Machine and Adele, and he’s also produced songs for Drake and Alicia Keys.

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JAS Aspen Snowmass: From jazz to Earth, Wind and Fire, OneRepublic

Earth Wind and Fire @ Red Rocks

Earth, Wind and Fire brought hit after hit to Red Rocks on Tuesday. Photos by Joshua Elioseff, heyreverb.com.

Before winning Grammy awards and a spot in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, singer Philip Bailey remembers traveling to Aspen to play covers of Sly and the Family Stone, Bread and Three Dog Night for the locals and summer vacationers.

“I was right out of high school and playing Latin percussion, like congas and stuff, and we’d spend a few weeks living in a house up there each year,” the 63-year-old Denver native said over the phone this week. “It brings back a lot of memories being there, and I can’t wait to show the guys in the band how beautiful it is since I always brag about it.”

That band, of course, is Bailey’s longtime squeeze of Earth, Wind & Fire, just one of the acts playing this weekend’s JAS Aspen Snowmass Labor Day Experience.

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Phish at Dick’s: Will its return to Colorado become the stuff of legend?

Phish - Day 2 @ Dick's Sporting Goods Park

Phish performs at Dick's Sporting Goods Park for the second night on Aug 31, 2013. Photos by Daniel Petty, heyreverb.com.

Phish returns to Dick’s Sporting Goods Park this weekend for a fourth Labor Day run, stepping into a venue that has emerged as a celebrated turning point in the Vermont quartet’s storied history.

Who would have thought that the Commerce City soccer stadium would become the stuff of Phish legend? And that legend runs deep in Colorado, where the band first wandered between Telluride bars in 1988.

Phish’s 26-year history in Colorado has culminated with its trio of Dick’s stands, displaying the band’s engrossing, unpredictable frivolity and humor alongside the exploratory grooves that keep fans frenzied. Yes, the magical McNichols Arena shows in November 1997 were overwhelming odysseys into the deepest funk, but Dick’s commands more space on the band’s Colorado trophy shelf.

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