Dave Chappelle, Common to play Boulder Theater on Monday |Check It >>

Dave Chappelle performs at the 2013 OddBall Comedy fest at Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre. Photo by Lisa Higginbotham, heyreverb.com. Dave Chappelle‘s birthday bash in Colorado will stretch another day longer, as the comedian has announced a show at the Boulder Theater with Common. On Aug. 24 (his 41st birthday), Chappelle performs at the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre, and the next night...

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Dr. Dre does the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. While you may be avoiding your friends so they don’t nominate you to dump ice water on your head, every single celebrity ever has stepped up to the plate and gotten a little damp in the name of ALS awareness. Viral awareness campaigns are a strange thing, but this one has been entertaining for the most part. Vin Diesel challenged folks to also plant...

Best Colorado shows this week: Future Islands, Princess Music and more |Check It >>

Future Islands, Princess Music 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) Princess Music — Aug. 28, Hi-Dive Princess Music performs at the Hot Congress Records showcase on Dec. 20, 2013. Photo by Ty Hyten, heyreverb.com. The Hi-Dive...

What will OutKast do after the reunion tour? |Check It >>

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PHOTOS: Portugal. The Man, Grouplove Red Rocks Amphitheater show (review) |Check It >>

Early on Thursday, Portland indie-pop band STRFKR set the precedent for a night of great cover songs at Red Rocks Amphitheatre with a take on Cyndi Lauper’s classic, “Girls Just Want to Have Fun.” The smallish and tame crowd would be treated to takes on “Teenage Wasteland,” “Another Brick in the Wall” and “Day Man” from “It’s Always...

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ZZ Top and Jeff Beck are both circling the 50 year mark in the music world. It’s a fact that made for a night packed full of blues, rock and catchy riffs at Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre on Wednesday. Both played a free-standing set and then closed out the evening with several encores together. (more…)

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“Sonic Highway” as seen from up above. Foo Fighters have released a three and a half minute long trailer for their upcoming album, “Sonic Highway.” The album — out on Nov. 10 — will coincide with an HBO series of the same name that has Dave Grohl charting the U.S. seeking inspiration. From the sounds of the trailer, the album’s sound comes from all corners...

Vampire Weekend’s Rostam Batmanglij makes Broadway debut |Check It >>

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Dave Chappelle performs at the 2013 OddBall Comedy fest at Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre. Photo by Lisa Higginbotham, heyreverb.com.

Dave Chappelle's birthday bash in Colorado will stretch another day longer, as the comedian has announced a show at the Boulder Theater with Common.

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SXSW 2014 - Day 3

Future Islands, Princess Music and more make our list of best Colorado shows this week.

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PHOTOS: Portugal. The Man, Grouplove Red Rocks Amphitheater show (review)

Grouplove/Portugal. The Man @ Red Rocks 8/21/14

Portugal. The Man, Grouplove and STRFKR perform at Red Rocks Amphitheatre on Aug. 21, 2014. Photos by Lisa Higginbotham, heyreverb.com.

Early on Thursday, Portland indie-pop band STRFKR set the precedent for a night of great cover songs at Red Rocks Amphitheatre with a take on Cyndi Lauper’s classic, “Girls Just Want to Have Fun.” The smallish and tame crowd would be treated to takes on “Teenage Wasteland,” “Another Brick in the Wall” and “Day Man” from “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” from Grouplove and Portugal. The Man.

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Future Islands finally gets its moment after a decade of waiting

Nearly a decade into its career, Future Islands is finally having its breakout year. The band plays Colorado's Gothic Theatre on Aug. 27. Photo courtesy of 4AD.

Nearly a decade into its career, Future Islands is finally having its breakout year. The band plays Colorado’s Gothic Theatre on Aug. 27. Photo courtesy of 4AD.

On stage, Future Islands’ Sam Herring will shove his fist in his mouth as if he’s pulling his heart out through his esophagus. He’ll throw his arms behind his head and thrust his hips like no one is watching. Dripping with sweat, Herring will growl and pound his chest with his fist. Looking eerily like a young Marlon Brando, the frontman/singer brings to life the music of Future Islands, a synth-pop band that has been dramatically balancing dance with electronic-punk and rock for nearly a decade.

And until recently, few people were paying attention.

“We had this belief over the years that one day it’s going to get better,” said Future Islands bassist/guitarist, William Cashion. “We always believed that if we played a show for 10 people that the next time we come through those 10 people would hopefully come back and bring their friends.”

Since forming in 2006, the band plugged away, playing small clubs, house parties, art galleries and basements throughout the country.

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Jack White is hanging at Rockies’ batting practice at Coors Field

Jack White at Rockies' batting practice at Coors Field. Photo courtesy of Alexis Perry.

Jack White at Rockies’ batting practice at Coors Field. Photo courtesy of Alexis Perry.

Jack White‘s summer of baseball continues. The day before his sold out Red Rocks show, White stopped by Coors Field to take batting practice with the Colorado Rockies. He was even decked out in his own Rockies gear.

White shagged fly balls with a glove in left field during Rockies batting practice, according to The Denver Post’s Nick Groke.

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