Tiesto to headline Skylab XX at Denver Coliseum |Check It >>

One of the titans of the EDM scene will find himself atop of the Skylab 2014 lineup. DJ Tiësto, despite being on the scene for 20 years, is the cornerstone of dance culture and will fittingly be celebrating the 20th year of Skylab at the Denver Coliseum on Sept. 20. The beat crushing lineup for Skylab XX will also include Eric Prydz, Seven Lions, Danny Avila and local boys, Manufactured Superstars....

Jimmy Cliff at Denver Botanic Gardens, 7-28-14 (photos, review) |Check It >>

Jimmy Cliff unleashed his reggae revival on a surprisingly boisterous Denver Botanic Gardens crowd Monday night. The reggae evangelist rolled through his trailblazing hits while bounding across the stage, belying his 66 years with sweat-slinging aplomb. (more…)

Watch Beck’s depressing video for “Heart is a Drum” |Check It >>

Beck fans have learned not to expect uplifting love songs from his latest releases, and the new video for Beck’s “Heart Is A Drum” is true to form. In fact, it will depress the hell out of you. Thanks, Beck. The video is a strange combination of a “Yentl”-dressed Beck roaming around an old creepy farm house observing astronauts, a “Loser” dressed Beck look-alike, a couple that seem...

Video: South of France talks moving to L.A., what it will miss about Denver backstage at The UMS |Check It >>

OO.ready(function() { OO.Player.create('ooyalaplayer', 'M0c3U5bzoBvm8Qzx6IKiWfNzTLuOLkt2'); }); Please enable Javascript to watch this video Cheaper drinks, cheaper rent, riding mountain bikes — those are just a few things that Denver’s South of France will miss when it moves to L.A. During The UMS over the weekend, SOF played a few of its last gigs as a Denver band — the Main...

Album review: Shabazz Palaces, “Lese Majesty” |Check It >>

Album review: Shabazz Palaces, “Lese Majesty” If hip-hop is dead, Shabazz Palaces have come for the corpse. The brain—full of the same tired mantras, base addictions and lazy abstraction—isn’t of much use. But as a vehicle, the body—the rhythms, the rhymes and an emphasis on style—is. All it needs is a new master. With “Lese Majesty,” the Seattle duo have stitched together...

Indigo Girls, Colorado Symphony at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 7-27-14 (photos) |Check It >>

Indigo Girls returned to Red Rocks Amphitheatre on Sunday for a special performance with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra. (more…)

UMS 2014 day four photos: People, fashion, day parties and beer |Check It >>

Keeping the exhaustion and hangovers at bay, the crowds returned to South Broadway for the fourth and final day of UMS 2014. During the afternoon, Reverb packed the Hi-Dive with sets from In the Whale, Shawn James and the Shapeshifters, South of France, StaG and My Body Sings Electric. That night, Blonde Redhead headlined the main stage and diehard music fans partied well past midnight. Check out this...

Tedeschi Trucks Band at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 7-25-14 (review) |Check It >>

The double rainbow arcing over the stage lingered for 40 minutes, dazzling an already captivated crowd at Red Rocks Amphitheatre. “How y’all doin’?” asked Gary Clark Jr., the talented torchbearer of Texas blues. “Because you sure look beautiful.” Clark Jr.’s piercing riffs – a swampy blend of R&B, psychedelic shredding and Eddie Hazel-funk – seemed to keep the glowing spectacle...

Vignettes from UMS 2014 day four: Zombies at the Hi-Dive, black eyes and hangovers |Check It >>

The Reverb staff spent the weekend sharing short scenes from UMS 2014. On day four we saw zombies at the Hi-Dive, a turkey leg-induced black eye and more. (more…)
Tiesto @ 1st Bank Center

A 20-year veteran on the scene, DJ Tiesto will fittingly headline the 20th year of Skylab on Sept. 20.

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Nine Inch Nails

Nine Inch Nails, Wye Oak and more make our list of best Colorado shows this week.

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Local Natives Mile Marker

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

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Jimmy Cliff at Denver Botanic Gardens, 7-28-14 (photos, review)

Jimmy Cliff @ Denver Botanic Gardens, 7/28/14

Jimmy Cliff performs at the Denver Botanic Gardens on July 28, 2014. Photos by Michael McGrath, heyreverb.com.

Jimmy Cliff unleashed his reggae revival on a surprisingly boisterous Denver Botanic Gardens crowd Monday night. The reggae evangelist rolled through his trailblazing hits while bounding across the stage, belying his 66 years with sweat-slinging aplomb.

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The best shows during UMS 2014: Real Estate, StaG, Residual Kid and more

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Day two of the 2014 Underground Music Showcase featuring Roadkill Ghost Choir, People Under the Stairs, Residual Kid, Covenhoven, A Mouthful of Thunder, Accordion Crimes, Dawn Safari, Catch Lungs and Turner Jackson. Photos by Seth McConnell/heyreverb.com

Reverb and Denver Post staffers have compiled their lists of favorite shows at UMS 2014. A few that you’ll see on here more than once are Real Estate, StaG, Residual Kid, Whiskey Shivers and the Blue Rider.

Of course, even between the staff it’s impossible to see every show. So, if you have a different list, please feel free to share it with us in the comments below.

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