Watch: Lana Del Rey’s “Ultraviolence” video is a wedding without happiness |Check It >>

You know whose wedding would be a melancholy affair? Yeah, Lana Del Rey‘s. There would be no smiles, certainly no band, no cake. Really, let’s just scrap the reception all together and save everyone the pain. In Lana Del Rey’s new video for “Ultraviolence” she’s dressed as a bride walking around in a garden and she smiles twice: Once at the 2 minute mark (kind of...

Video: Gardens & Villa talks recording its new album, “Blade Runner” inspiration at The UMS |Check It >>

OO.ready(function() { OO.Player.create('ooyalaplayer', 'dqNjZhbzoAgUggg3kQCeOo6KQRpzlWT8'); }); Please enable Javascript to watch this video Isolated up in the Midwest, indie-pop group Gardens & Villa recorded its new album using inspiration from the “Blade Runner” landscape, the band told us backstage at The UMS on Saturday. Reverb’s Ashley Dean caught up with the band after...

Watch: Orlando Bloom throws a punch at Justin Bieber |Check It >>

Unfortunately your browser does not support IFrames. So, he’s pissed off Canada, he’s pissed off Miami Beach police, his neighbors, the curators of the Anne Frank House, but now he’s really done it, because he’s pissed off Legolas. Orlando Bloom allegedly threw a punch at Justin Bieber in a restaurant in Ibiza on Wednesday morning after getting in a fight over their exes, TMZ...

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…)
Watch: Lana Del Rey's "Ultraviolence" video is a wedding without happiness

Lana Del Rey smiles twice in her new video for "Ultraviolence" -- once at the 2 minute mark and again at the 2:30 minute mark.

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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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