Lorde’s “Royals” has been banned from San Francisco radio stations |Check It >>

(more…)

Treasure Island Music Festival 2014 photos: OutKast, Alt-J, the New Pornographers and more |Check It >>

Treasure Island Music Festival 2014 brought sets from OutKast, Alt-J, the New Pornographers and more to San Francisco on Oct. 18-19. In total, the festival brought 26 artists to two stages performing staggered sets throughout the weekend so the approximately 15,000-strong crowd could catch every artist. Saturday featured a hip-hop and EDM-focused lineup anchored by OutKast while Sunday leaned more...

Maceo Parker at Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom in Denver (photos) |Check It >>

Shortly after taking the stage at Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom Sunday night, Maceo Parker summoned an enthusiastic response when he asked: “Do you know how to get funky?” What followed was a three hour lesson in that — getting funky. The veteran funk and jazz saxophonist has been doing this thing for more than 50 years now, and at Cervantes on Sunday, he showed that he still...

Julian Casablancas rants about brunch, Strokes relations and journalism on Twitter |Check It >>

Julian Casablancas + the Voidz perform at Governors Ball in New York on June 7, 2014. Photos by Joe McCabe, heyreverb.com. We’ve hope you’ve enjoyed following the “Julian Casablancas vs. Brunch” scandal as much as we have. And if you haven’t, allow us to catch you up. In an interview with GQ last month, Casablancas was quoted saying, I don’t know how many, like, white...

Patty Griffin at the Boulder Theater (photos) |Check It >>

Patty Griffin and her band captivated the audience at the Boulder Theater on Saturday. After an uplifting opening set by up and coming Oklahoma folk singer, John Fullbright, Griffin gave an inspired performance to the sold out crowd. 1 of 55 Patty...

Odesza at the Ogden Theatre in Denver (photos) |Check It >>

Glowing gloves, spider webs (the fake kind) and bear costumes dotted the sold out Ogden Theatre crowd on Saturday for a night with Seattle electronic duo Odesza. A simple stage setup, the two producers stood side-by-side behind a table filled with electronics. An enormous screen behind them filled the back wall of the Ogden with cityscapes, patterns and the Odesza geometric symbol. Mostly sticking...

Sleater-Kinney returns with new album, 2015 tour, Denver show |Check It >>

Nearly a decade after its last album, Sleater-Kinney is back. Carrie Brownstein, Corin Tucker, and Janet Weiss have announced that they will make a comeback with a new album, “No Cities to Love,” on Jan. 20 via Sub Pop. They’ve also released the first track off the new album, “Bury Our Friends,” which you can listen to above. Along with the new album, Sleater-Kinney has...

Download Andy Palmer’s “Storm’s Not Coming,” exclusively through Steal This Track |Check It >>

With a new single and b-side, Andy Palmer will perform on Friday at the Walnut Room. Photo by Kit Chalberg. When last we heard from Denver gritty folk rocker Andy Palmer, it was spring 2013. He had just released “Hazard of the Die,” an album that seemed concerned with social and economic inequalities and garnered well-deserved critical respect. In the time since, the former Brooklyn public...

10 reasons Pearl Jam is a live act like no other |Check It >>

Pearl Jam performs at the “Made In America” music festival on Sunday Sept. 2, 2012, in Philadelphia. (Photo by Drew Gurian/Invision/AP) Pearl Jam survived the ’90s. Pearl Jam survived the death of grunge and the slew of forgettable new-grunge bands that came afterward. More than two decades into its career, Pearl Jam has proved itself as one of the most prolific and influential bands...
Lorde

The popular song "Royals" by New Zealand artist Lorde is getting caught up in the fervor over the upcoming World Series between the San Francisco Giants and Kansas City Royals.

View Now >>
Best Colorado shows this week: Odesza, Foxygen, BRONCHO and more

Odesza, Foxygen and more make our list of best Colorado shows this week.

View Now >>
Local Natives Mile Marker

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

View Now >>

Treasure Island Music Festival 2014 photos: OutKast, Alt-J, the New Pornographers and more

Treasure Island Music Festival - Jon Bauer

Painted Palms, Tobacco, Ratking, XXYYXX, M0, Ana Tijoux, Jungle, Ryan Hemsworth, Janelle Monae, Classixx, Zedd, St. Lucia, OutKast, Cathedrals, Bleached, White Denim, Asgeir, The Growlers, The New Pornographers, Chet Faker, TV On the Radio, Polica, Alt-J, Washed Out, Massive Attack and more perform at Treasure Island Music Festival in San Francisco on Oct. 18-19. Photos by Jon Bauer, heyreverb.com.

Treasure Island Music Festival 2014 brought sets from OutKast, Alt-J, the New Pornographers and more to San Francisco on Oct. 18-19. In total, the festival brought 26 artists to two stages performing staggered sets throughout the weekend so the approximately 15,000-strong crowd could catch every artist. Saturday featured a hip-hop and EDM-focused lineup anchored by OutKast while Sunday leaned more toward indie-rock with Alt-J headlining. Read more…

Listen: Broncos players pick their top songs

Denver Broncos defensive tackle Terrance Knighton (98) warms up prior to their game against the San Francisco 49ers August 17, 2014 at Levi's Stadium. (Photo by John Leyba/The Denver Post)

Denver Broncos defensive tackle Terrance Knighton (98) warms up prior to their game against the San Francisco 49ers August 17, 2014 at Levi’s Stadium. (Photo by John Leyba/The Denver Post)

By Troy E. Renck
The Denver Post

Kickoff approaches. The inflatable horse head takes shape. The flamethrowers prepare to burn. Inside the bowels of Sports Authority Field at Mile High, players steel themselves for the moment. Tucked away in a corner locker, Broncos linebacker Von Miller nods his head, losing himself in Phil Collins’ voice.

I can feel it coming in the air tonight, oh Lord

And I’ve been waiting for this moment for all my life, oh Lord

Miller races out of the tunnel, the song providing motivation for the mayhem.

“It’s the calm before the storm,” explained Miller, who said he keeps 32,000 songs on his computer, from country to “Lithium” by Nirvana. “When you are in the locker room, putting tape on, talking to guys, time is winding down, and you are starting to get hyped, I put it on. It works.”

Read more…

10 reasons Pearl Jam is a live act like no other

Pearl Jam performs at the "Made In America" music festival on Sunday Sept. 2, 2012, in Philadelphia. (Photo by Drew Gurian/Invision/AP)

Pearl Jam performs at the “Made In America” music festival on Sunday Sept. 2, 2012, in Philadelphia. (Photo by Drew Gurian/Invision/AP)

Pearl Jam survived the ’90s. Pearl Jam survived the death of grunge and the slew of forgettable new-grunge bands that came afterward. More than two decades into its career, Pearl Jam has proved itself as one of the most prolific and influential bands of the ’90s. But part of what defines Pearl Jam is the band’s unforgettable live shows, which bring some of the most impressive and unique concert experiences to the largest venues on the planet.

Ahead of Pearl Jam’s show at the Pepsi Center on Wednesday, we outline 10 characteristics of the band’s concerts that set it above its contemporaries.

Read more…