Fleet Foxes frontman explains the band’s three-year hiatus |Check It >>

It’s been a long three years since Fleet Foxes’ excellent sophomore album “Helplessness Blues.” In that time there hasn’t been much noise from the folk band, until recent rumors that the group is prepping a third album to be released this year. (more…)

Steal This Track from Wire Faces |Check It >>

With a new single just released, Wire Faces will headline FoCoMX. Photo by Darren Mahuron. Fort Collins is gearing up to show its musical might with FoCoMX this weekend. Think of it as the SXSW of Northern Colorado: tons of bands in all possible venues. Here, steal a brandy new track from Wire Faces, a power trio featured at FoCoMX. We humans sure do love labeling things. It’s how we understand...

Watch: Big Sean is the first hip-hop artist to rap at the White House |Check It >>

Over the Easter weekend, Big Sean made hip-hop history as the first MC to rap at the White House. The Detroit native joined Ariana Grande for the 2014 Easter Egg Roll on The White House lawn performing, “Right There,” before being joined by Grande for a breathy and totally G-rated performance. Ariana Grande is a Nickelodeon star who has made waves with her powerful vocals and girlish hairstyle....

Wiz Khalifa returns to Red Rocks for “Under the Influence of Music Tour” |Check It >>

Did you not get your fill of smoking weed while watching Wiz Khalifa smoke weed on stage at Red Rocks Amphitheatre on Sunday? Here’s your second chance: Wiz Khalifa will return to the Rocks this summer for the “Under the Influence of Music 2014 Summer Tour.” He will be joined by Young Jeezy, Tyga, Ty Dolla $ign, Rich Homie Quan and other (potentially hilariously titled) acts to be...

Temples at the Bluebird Theater, 4-22-14 (photos, review) |Check It >>

Tuesday night was clearly Temples‘ first time in Denver. Part way through the band’s set at the Bluebird Theater, vocalist James Bagshaw asked the crowd to stop smoking weed, adding that the fumes made it hard for him to sing. Maybe he was joking, maybe he was legitimately annoyed with Denver’s liberal smoking habits (as he has every right to be), but either way it was an awkward...

Watch: Pharrell’s “Marilyn Monroe” video |Check It >>

Pharrell Williams is a simple man. He takes pride in his big hats and companionship with many beautiful women. After two star-studded performances at Coachella and “Happy” still slaying the charts, Pharrell shared the “Marilyn Monroe” video on Wednesday. And the video, as you would imagine, includes a few of Pharrell’s favorite things. We don’t need to include much of a description...

Listen: The 15 best Arcade Fire songs |Check It >>

It was in 2011, when Arcade Fire beat out Lady Gaga and Eminem for Best Album of the Year, that the world of music flipped for many indie fans. Despite Arcade Fire’s work being hailed as near-genius by many music aficionados from the beginning with the 2004 magnum opus “Funeral,” the Canadian band was mostly coasting along in the background, stirring up indie fervor here and there...

Gavin DeGraw at the Paramount Theatre, 4-22-14 (photos, review) |Check It >>

OneRepublic has always been a band to support a good cause. So it should make sense that Colorado’s Ryan Tedder joined Gavin DeGraw on stage during a concert at the Paramount Theatre that benefitted the Bonfils Blood Center. Toward the end of the Paramount show on Tuesday, Tedder joined DeGraw to add surprise camaraderie and back-up vocals on “Finest Hour” and “I Don’t Want To Be.” ...

Tokyo Police Club at the Bluebird Theater, 4-21-14 (photos) |Check It >>

Canadian pop-rock act, Tokyo Police Club, played for an enthusiastic crowd on Monday at the Bluebird Theater. The night kicked off with a set from Said The Whale and a standout performance from Geographer. (more…)
Fleet Foxes @ Fillmore Auditorium

Fleet Foxes' Robin Pecknold explains to fans what the band has been doing during its three-year hiatus.

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Coachella 2014 -- Day 3

Arcade Fire, the Knife and CHVRCHES 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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Temples at the Bluebird Theater, 4-22-14 (photos, review)

Temples @ The Bluebird 4/22/14

Temples performs at the Bluebird Theater on April 22, 2014. Photos by Michael McGrath, heyreverb.com.

Tuesday night was clearly Temples‘ first time in Denver. Part way through the band’s set at the Bluebird Theater, vocalist James Bagshaw asked the crowd to stop smoking weed, adding that the fumes made it hard for him to sing. Maybe he was joking, maybe he was legitimately annoyed with Denver’s liberal smoking habits (as he has every right to be), but either way it was an awkward moment in what was otherwise a solid debut for the U.K. neo-psych band in the Mile High City. Since the band’s conception about a year-and-a-half ago, Temples’ singles have been hyped by UK and American press. And Tuesday night was a chance for Denver to be the judge first hand.

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Record Store Day buoys the resurgence of vinyl, neighborhood record shops

Nathaniel Rateliff @ Twist & Shout 4/10/14

Nathaniel Rateliff performs at Twist & Shout records on April 10, 2014. Photos by Lisa Higginbotham, heyreverb.com.

Dave Wilkins is expecting customers to line up by the dozens outside of Wax Trax Records on Record Store Day to buy exclusive, limited-edition releases from Death Cab for Cutie, the Pixies and other bands.

But they won’t be buying them on CD.

“Almost all the Record Store Day releases are on vinyl, and while we sell everything in sight on that day, we sell vinyl five-to-one over CDs,” said Wilkins, who has managed the Capitol Hill store for 30 years. “Our sales have been up year-over-year for the last 12 years and the majority of that is due to vinyl.”

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CHVRCHES’ Iain Cook on the band’s next album and his dislike of Red Hot Chili Peppers

Between shows at Coachella and ahead of the electro-pop act's sold out show at Denver's Ogden Theatre, Reverb caught up with CHVRCHES to talk about writing a new album and their distaste of Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Between shows at Coachella and ahead of the electro-pop act’s sold out show at Denver’s Ogden Theatre, Reverb caught up with CHVRCHES to talk about writing a new album and their distaste of Red Hot Chili Peppers.

CHVRCHES guitarist and producer Iain Cook hasn’t been home in a while.

He actually hasn’t even had much time to think about how his musical career has gotten to where it is today. Within the last eight months he’s been busy with things like performing on Jimmy Fallon, winning Popjustice’s Best British Pop single of the year for the track “The Mother We Share” and selling out shows internationally.

More specifically, Cook has somewhat suddenly become a rock star since his band formed about three years ago. When he answered the phone last Thursday afternoon he was walking the streets of Hollywood, trying to speak over the sounds of car engines, a little more than 5,000 miles from his home in Glasgow, Scotland, and the basement in which CHVRCHES was born.

Between shows at Coachella and ahead of the electro-pop act’s sold out show at Denver’s Ogden Theatre, Reverb caught up with Cook to talk about writing a new album and their distaste of Red Hot Chili Peppers.

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