Willie Nelson’s weed shop, Willie’s Reserve, to open in 2016 |Check It >>

Willie Nelson walks out on stage during his Country Throwdown Tour 2011 at Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colo., on Tuesday, June 21, 2011. (Daniel Petty, The Denver Post) Move over, Marley Natural — the Bob Marley estate’s global cannabis brand poised to launch later this year. Now another famous weed-worshiping musician is throwing his hat into the aromatic arena. Willie...

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DENVER, CO – DECEMBER 12: Stevie Nicks (L) and Lindsey Buckingham of Fleetwood Mac perform during the band’s “On With The Show” tour at the Pepsi Center on December 12, 2014, in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Daniel Petty/The Denver Post) In September of 2013, as Fleetwood Mac toured through the UK, Lindsey Buckingham got some news that he was convinced would never come. It was...

Walk the Moon at the Fillmore Auditorium in Denver (photos) |Check It >>

“We feel like we are on the precipice, near the top of that first hill on a roller coaster,” Walk the Moon vocalist Nicholas Petricca said before wrapping up his band’s largest headlining date in Denver. He stood in front of a 3,500-person sold out crowd at the Fillmore Auditorium, and he had a point. (more…)

Five Rhymes with Rapsody, who appeared on Kendrick Lamar’s “To Pimp a Butterfly” |Check It >>

From Lauryn Hill to Common, Rapsody, who recently appeared on Kendrick Lamar’s “To Pimp a Butterfly”, runs down five rhymes that define her as an artist. In 2008, Jamla Record, a label led by Grammy Award winning producer 9th Wonder, signed North Carolina MC Rapsody to join a roster that included Big Remo, Actual Proof, GQ and others. This month, Rapsody’s career go a huge boost...

Arvada Center summer 2015 concert lineup: Steep Canyon Rangers, Los Lobos and more |Check It >>

Jamie Cullum performs at the Arvada Center on June 9, 2014. Photos by Evan Semon, heyreverb.com. The Arvada Center has announced its 2015 concert lineup, which will feature Steep Canyon Rangers, Los Lobos and more. Hosted at the Arvada Center’s outdoor amphitheater, the summer concert series has become a popular music tradition in the suburbs. This year’s lineup also includes the Waterboys,...

Seth Avett, Jessica Lea Mayfield play Elliott Smith at the Boulder Theater (photos, review) |Check It >>

Set up in a staged Depression-era kitchen — or, perhaps, one you might find in a basement apartment in Portland — in the Boulder Theater, Seth Avett, Jessica Lea Mayfield and bassist Paul Defiglia made the sold out venue feel intimate. Complete with maudlin blue and white patterned wallpaper, shelves over the kitchen sink crowded with empty bottles and cans, and a desk light and rotary phone resting...

Who should replace Zayn Malik in One Direction? |Check It >>

Directioners will call this Black Wednesday — the day Zayn Malik left One Direction. In years to come, this will become an international day of remembrance, where One Direction fans and supporters mourn the day that the music died. But, we must look ahead not, to the past. Who will replace Zayn Malik in One Direction? What was Zayn’s role in One Direction? Which member of One Direction...

VIDEO: Ben Roy of Spells talks “Those Who Can’t,” K pop in the rain at SXSW |Check It >>

Ben Roy of Spells talks with Reverb during SXSW 2015. Photo by Seth McConnell, heyreverb.com. When he’s not standing on top of a barrel rattling it until you’re sure he’s going to fall or screaming in a fan’s face or rolling around on the stage, Ben Roy is a comparatively calm guy. Sure, he’s still excitable, bounding from thought to thought, joke to joke like he has a...

Lollapalooza 2015 lineup: Paul McCartney, Metallica, Denver’s In the Whale |Check It >>

AUSTIN, TX – MARCH 20: In The Whale perform at Austin Java during SXSW on March 20, 2015 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Seth McConnell/The Denver Post) In The Whale will be representing Colorado at Lollapalooza 2015 lineup this summer. The Denver act is joining headliners Paul McCartney, Metallica and Florence + the Machine at the Chicago music festival. While the headliners (save Florence + the...
Willie Nelson's weed shop, Willie’s Reserve, to open in 2016

Willie Nelson will open his first weed shop called Willie's Reserve in 2016.

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Walk the Moon at the Fillmore Auditorium in Denver (photos)

“We feel like we are on the precipice, near the top of that first hill on a roller coaster,” Walk the Moon vocalist Nicholas Petricca said before wrapping up his band’s largest headlining date in Denver. He stood in front of a 3,500-person sold out crowd at the Fillmore Auditorium, and he had a point.

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Lipgloss moves to S. Broadway in Denver, founder notes cultural shift in Capitol Hill

Photo courtesy of Beauty Bar.

Photo courtesy of Beauty Bar.

The April 4 closure of Capitol Hill dance-club Beauty Bar spells change for Lipgloss, the weekly dance night that has been a Denver institution since 2001. The indie-rock night co-founded by Michael Trundle finds itself moving to its fourth home — on South Broadway — bouncing between neighborhoods with rapidly changing identities.

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Fleetwood Mac navigates decades-old drama to prep new album with classic lineup

DENVER, CO - DECEMBER 12: Stevie Nicks (L) and Lindsey Buckingham of Fleetwood Mac perform during the band's "On With The Show" tour at the Pepsi Center on December 12, 2014, in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Daniel Petty/The Denver Post)

DENVER, CO – DECEMBER 12: Stevie Nicks (L) and Lindsey Buckingham of Fleetwood Mac perform during the band’s “On With The Show” tour at the Pepsi Center on December 12, 2014, in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Daniel Petty/The Denver Post)

In September of 2013, as Fleetwood Mac toured through the UK, Lindsey Buckingham got some news that he was convinced would never come.

It was from his old bandmate, Christine McVie, who had left Fleetwood Mac in 1998 and moved back to England to live a quiet life in the countryside.

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Five Rhymes with Rapsody, who appeared on Kendrick Lamar’s “To Pimp a Butterfly”

From Lauryn Hill to Common, Rapsody, who recently appeared on Kendrick Lamar's "To Pimp a Butterfly", runs down five rhymes that define her as an artist.

From Lauryn Hill to Common, Rapsody, who recently appeared on Kendrick Lamar’s “To Pimp a Butterfly”, runs down five rhymes that define her as an artist.

In 2008, Jamla Record, a label led by Grammy Award winning producer 9th Wonder, signed North Carolina MC Rapsody to join a roster that included Big Remo, Actual Proof, GQ and others. This month, Rapsody’s career go a huge boost when the warm-textured MC showed up on Kendrick Lamar’s critically hailed new release “To Pimp a Butterfly.” She walks away with the track “Complexion (A Zulu Love),” which sends a message of self-acceptance even in the face of transformation is the perfect introduction to many who aren’t familiar with her rise to the top. We chopped it up with Rapsody to talk about the hip-hop tracks that changed her perspective and inspire her to lyrical action.

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Who should replace Zayn Malik in One Direction?

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Directioners will call this Black Wednesday — the day Zayn Malik left One Direction.

In years to come, this will become an international day of remembrance, where One Direction fans and supporters mourn the day that the music died.

But, we must look ahead not, to the past.

Who will replace Zayn Malik in One Direction? What was Zayn’s role in One Direction? Which member of One Direction was Zayn Malik? The one with the hair? The one with the face? The one with the leather?

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Download “Trust” by Natalie Walker, only in Steal This Track

Natalie Walker has shed Christianity and moved to Crested Butte, and it shows on her latest release.

Natalie Walker has shed Christianity and moved to Crested Butte, and it shows on her latest release.

Natalie Walker was called a “strange bird” as a child, a nickname she chose for the title of her March release. But don’t expect strange music, at least not on the surface. Much like her previous releases, “Strange Bird” has Walker’s lush, sensual voice over subdued, down-tempo electronic production. But the subtext is a personal struggle, or at least a person in transition.

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Six acts you must hear after SXSW 2015: Courtney Barnett, Twin Peaks and more

Courtney Barnett performs at SXSW on March 18, 2015. Photos by Joe McCabe, heyreverb.com.

Courtney Barnett performs at SXSW on March 18, 2015. Photos by Joe McCabe, heyreverb.com.

Future Islands’ Samuel Herring casually leans against a pillar near the back of the crowd at Cheer Up Charlies on the Thursday of SXSW. Last year his band gave career-making performances at SXSW, landing on a number of emerging acts lists and setting the tone for its big 2014. Later on Thursday, Future Islands headlines the Pitchfork party next door at Mohawk where a line of people a few blocks long will try and fail to see the synth-pop band.

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