Groove Music and Arts Festival 2014 (review) |Check It >>

In its inaugural year, the Groove Music and Arts Festival brought a three-day funkfest to Shadow’s Ranch in Georgetown this weekend. Carving out its niche as a festival dedicated to, well, acts that groove, the boutique event attracted close to a thousand campers. Headliners included Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Keller Williams and the Keels, Kyle Hollingsworth Band, Dumpstaphunk and Orgone. ...

Wye Oak, Pattern is Movement at the Bluebird Theater, 7-19-14 (review) |Check It >>

Wye Oak played at the Bluebird Theater on Saturday. Four people in two duo acts made one hell of a night of music on Saturday. Philadelphia’s Pattern Is Movement and Baltimore-based Wye Oak both played interesting, entertaining and compelling sets at the Bluebird Theater. (more…)

Man, or Astro-Man? at the Larimer Lounge, 7-19-14 (photos, review) |Check It >>

Man, or Astro-Man? have returned, and in full force. Led by original members Birdstuff and Star Crunch, outer space’s most famous surf punk band landed at the Larimer Lounge on Saturday night and wowed a rowdy group of longtime fans with more than an hour of fast, sample-laden guitar instrumentals (and some with lyrics), goofy sci-fi visuals and often hilarious banter. Their first show in Denver...

UMS 2014: Artists, fans and media remember the biggest surprises after 14 years of music |Check It >>

Underground Music Showcase co-founders John Moore (left) and Ricardo Baca enjoy themselves at a UMS after-party. A great music festival can usually be pared down down to a series of memorable moments, and The Denver Post’s annual Underground Music Showcase has had no shortage of them over its 14 years and thousands of shows. In advance of this year’s July 24-27 event, which features more than 400...

Steal This Track from Bonnie and the Beard |Check It >>

Bonnie and the Beard will perform at The UMS on Saturday. Bonnie and the Beard are working on new music, which they will debut at The UMS on Saturday. Download a live preview of “Hustle” below.   If Bonnie and the Beard were a sideshow at a Western revival – which, in a different era, they very well could have been — fairgoers would be greeted by the lovely Megan Fong...

The Big Gig with Panic! at the Disco, Twenty One Pilots and more at Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre (photos, review, video) |Check It >>

For nearly eight hours on Saturday, Channel 93.3′s Big Gig brought a mix of rock, punk, pop and even folk music to the newly remodeled Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre. Well established pop act Panic! at the Disco anchored the day of music that also brought eight national and five local acts. The main stage featured, in the following order, Denver band Rumours Follow, and Bad Suns, Brick +...

Reverb Week in Playlist: Weird Al, The UMS, Beyonce and more |Check It >>

With everything that happens in the music world on a weekly basis, you couldn’t possibly be expected to keep up with it all. But don’t worry, with the Reverb Week in Playlist we’ll keep our ears to the ground for the important music news and releases of the week and compile it into the most digestible form we know: a playlist. Some weeks seem to be filled with way more releases than others, and...

DeVotchKa, Colorado Symphony Orchestra at Red Rocks, 7-17-14 (photos, review) |Check It >>

With or without the backing of a symphony, a DeVotchKa show is a cultural experience. This sense of culture is powerful. It can be felt at the band’s annual Halloween shows, in a room of less than 80 at Lost Lake Lounge or, as they did Thursday night, to a capacity crowd at Red Rocks. (more…)

Reverb’s Official Day Party at UMS 2014: In the Whale, StaG, South of France and more |Check It >>

Here’s what you need on the Sunday of UMS: A nice shady place for the afternoon, a beer (maybe a few shots) to grease that hangover and a few hours of great music to fuel your rally through a final day of music. Well, we’ve got you covered. Reverb is happy to announce our official day party lineup at UMS 2014. Our friends In the Whale have put together an awesome lineup with South of France,...
Primus @ the Ogden Theatre 10/18/11

Tim “Herb” Alexander, the drummer for Primus and Maynard James Keenan’s side project Puscifer, had a heart attack over the weekend, according to a post on Friday via Puscifer’s Facebook Page.

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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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Groove Music and Arts Festival 2014 (review)

Karl Denson w/ Juno What @ Boulder Theater 2/22/2013

Karl Denson's Tiny Universe performs at the Boulder Theater on Feb. 23, 2013. Photos by Josh Elioseff, heyreverb.com.

In its inaugural year, the Groove Music and Arts Festival brought a three-day funkfest to Shadow’s Ranch in Georgetown this weekend. Carving out its niche as a festival dedicated to, well, acts that groove, the boutique event attracted close to a thousand campers. Headliners included Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Keller Williams and the Keels, Kyle Hollingsworth Band, Dumpstaphunk and Orgone.

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UMS 2014: Artists, fans and media remember the biggest surprises after 14 years of music

Underground Music Showcase co-founders John Moore (left) and Ricardo Baca enjoy themselves at a UMS after-party.

Underground Music Showcase co-founders John Moore (left) and Ricardo Baca enjoy themselves at a UMS after-party.

A great music festival can usually be pared down down to a series of memorable moments, and The Denver Post’s annual Underground Music Showcase has had no shortage of them over its 14 years and thousands of shows.

In advance of this year’s July 24-27 event, which features more than 400 performances at 20 venues along South Broadway, we polled musicians, writers, festival organizers and fans about their favorite memories from years past — the unexpected triumphs, the craziest live shows, and the flat-out bizarre surprises that make The UMS the reliable summer party that it is.

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Real Estate’s Martin Courtney on Woodsman, Tennis and the Denver music scene

Real Estate headlines The Underground Music Showcase on July 26.

Real Estate headlines The Underground Music Showcase on July 26.

On a November morning in 2009, Real Estate’s Martin Courtney woke up in a new city, in an unknown house and felt perfectly at ease.

He was on the floor of the home then occupied by Denver indie band Woodsman. Courtney and his bandmates had played Denver’s Hi-Dive the night before with Woodsman, who graciously offered up their floor to crash on.

“I remember their house being really cozy. There was a big carpet and we slept on the floor and waking up and seeing snow on the ground, I was thinking how nice and warm it was in there,” Courtney said. “It was nice, because it was one of those times on tour where you meet people that are really great.”

Since that November show, Real Estate has released three albums and become a nationally known act that will be headlining The Underground Music Showcase on July 26 for its first Denver performance in nearly five years. The band remains good friends with Woodsman, who has since relocated from Denver to Brooklyn and released two albums.

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