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...

Chuck Ragan & the Camraderie, White Buffalo at Gothic Theater, 4-12-14 (photos) |Check It >>

Chuck Ragan & The Camaraderie played a blistering set that clocked in at a little over an hour Saturday night at the Gothic Theater in Englewood. The band played a set heavy on tracks from their recently released album “‘Til Midnight.” The White Buffalo co-headlined the show and Jonny Two Bags opened. (more…)

Steal This Track from Jesse Manley |Check It >>

Jesse Manley will debut the live recording of “A Gothic Folktale” on April 26. On April 26, Jesse Manley will debut the live recording of “A Gothic Folktale,” music he wrote for a ballet in collaboration with Wonderbound and mentalist/magician Professor Phelyx. Steal “The Rules” now. What do you get when you cross a folk musician, a dance troupe and a magician? No...

Five full Coachella 2014 sets that you need to watch: OutKast, Arcade Fire and more |Check It >>

Coachella 2014, weekend one, has come and gone. It seems that everybody wants to talk about fashion and the lack of “fandom” at the festival. Hell, even Win Butler from Arcade Fire was throwing out his critiques of the festival. (more…)
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With a show at nearly every bar, club, arena or amphitheater, we put together the five best 4/20 concerts in Colorado.

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Phantogram @ Gothic Theatre 10/12/2013

Phantogram and Chance the Rapper top our picks of best Colorado shows this week.

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Night Beds @ Hi-Dive 2/13/13

Download three tracks from Night Beds -- recorded at Uneven Studio in Denver for Reverb's Mile Marker session.

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Coachella 2014 day three photos: Arcade Fire, Beck, Neutral Milk Hotel, Lana Del Rey and more

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.

Blondie’s Debbie Harry and Preservation Jazz Hall Band joined Arcade Fire during its headlining set on day three of Coachella 2014 on Sunday. During the set Win Butler had some critical comments about the festival, calling out Coachella’s “fake VIP room bullshit” and giving a shout-out to “all the bands still playing actual instruments.” Throughout the day, Slash made a surprise appearance at Motorhead’s set, Mary J. Blige and Sam Smith performed with Disclosure and Lana Del Rey debuted the new song “West Coast.” But, unfortunately, the day also brought out Justin Bieber performing as hype man during Chance the Rapper’s set.

See photos of 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.

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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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