Best Denver-area shows this week: Dirty//Clean, Paper Bird and more |Check It >>

We know how it goes. New Year’s Eve is going to take up most of your live music energy this week. For our best Denver-area shows this week we chose some local, non-NYE concerts for you to pick from. For a complete list of NYE shows, you can head here. And check back with us on Monday for our picks of best New Year’s Eve shows. See you there, and if you don’t make it out, follow our music...

Five producers Madonna should have used instead of Diplo |Check It >>

Madonna has pulled a half-Beyoncé (which sounds like a diva wrestling move). This week, she dropped six new tracks off of the forthcoming album, “Rebel Heart.” And two of these tracks use “bitch” in the title. What are you trying to tell us, Madonna? While the surprise release in itself is exciting, the producers on these new tracks leave much to be desired — even if...

Nicki Minaj, “The Pinkprint” review: She shows heart, insanity |Check It >>

With all the heart, there’s Nicki Minaj’s classic insanity on “The Pinkprint.” Perhaps you didn’t expect Nicki Minaj to start her new album with some heavy, deeply personal concepts. She’s known for crazy voices, nuts costumes, controversial videos and for being a sex symbol. But talking about prescription pill usage, losing a loved one and pain on “All Things...

Watch: One Direction, the Roots and Jimmy Fallon perform “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” |Check It >>

It isn’t Christmas without One Direction. Or, well, it since 2010 at least. Thankfully, Jimmy Fallon recognizes the essential holiday band and brought the boys on “The Tonight Show” to perform “Santa Claus is Coming to Town.” One Direction, with the help of the Roots and Jimmy Fallon, belted out the timeless Christmas classic, “Santa Claus is Coming to Town,”...

Best concert photos of 2014: Jack White, Lorde, St. Vincent, Childish Gambino and more |Check It >>

Concert photographers are a tough breed. Just this year, we’ve had photographers get out of shows with bruises, broken equipment, possibly-broken hands, bloody noses, soaked from rain and frozen from snow. They’ll shove through any mosh pit, tough it out through any storm just for that one magic shot. With the year coming to an end, Reverb’s photographers went through thousands of...

Nathaniel Rateliff holiday show at the Ogden Theatre in Denver (photos) |Check It >>

Nothing brings family together better than music, and on the Friday before Christmas, Denver’s Nathaniel Rateliff gave hometown fans the gift of two sets at the Ogden Theatre. For his annual holiday show, Rateliff once again showed off the spirit of the Denver music scene, with a packed house at the Ogden. Rateliff is a man of many talents, as he proved on Friday by switching personas from his...

UPDATED: Joe Cocker dead at 70 |Check It >>

Joe Cocker at Comfort Dental Amphitheatre on Aug. 12, 2012. Photos by Nathan Iverson, heyreverb.com. By Jesse Paul and Matt Miller Joe Cocker, the Grammy-winning British singer and longtime Colorado resident, died on Monday in the Centennial State after a long battle with small-cell lung cancer. By most accounts, Cocker, 70, had totally immersed himself in the Rocky Mountain lifestyle, fly-fishing...

Download “My Only One,” a Christmas song from Kissing Party |Check It >>

Kissing Party keeps traditions alive. It’s Christmas! Which can only mean a new track from Kissing Party. Download it here.   For the past three years, on the week of Christmas, Steal This Track has re-gifted a Christmas track from Kissing Party. And it’s a tradition we’re not ready to break. This year, we give you “My Only One.” Now, one thing you must understand:...

Eagles bassist Timothy B. Schmit to reunite with Poco at Colorado Music Hall of Fame concert |Check It >>

Eagles bassist Timothy B. Schmit will reunite with his Poco band members at the Colorado Music Hall of Fame induction concert on Jan. 9 at the Paramount Theater. Eagles bassist Timothy B. Schmit will reunite with his Poco band members at the Colorado Music Hall of Fame induction concert on Jan. 9 at the Paramount Theater, AEG Live announced on Monday. Poco is among the latest group of bands inducted...
Joe Cocker at Comfort Dental Amphitheatre on Aug. 12, 2012. Photos by Nathan Iverson, heyreverb.com.

Joe Cocker, the famed, Grammy-winning British singer and longtime Colorado resident, died on Monday in the Centennial State after a long battle with small-cell lung cancer.

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Best Denver-area shows this week: Dirty//Clean, Paper Bird and more

We know how it goes. New Year's Eve is going to take up most of your live music energy this week. For our best Denver-area shows this week we chose some local, non-NYE concerts for you to pick from.

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

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Best concert photos of 2014: Jack White, Lorde, St. Vincent, Childish Gambino and more

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MORRISON, CO - AUGUST 20: Jack White performs at Red Rocks Amphitheatre on August 20, 2014 in Morrison, Colorado. (Photo by Seth McConnell/The Denver Post)

Concert photographers are a tough breed. Just this year, we’ve had photographers get out of shows with bruises, broken equipment, possibly-broken hands, bloody noses, soaked from rain and frozen from snow. They’ll shove through any mosh pit, tough it out through any storm just for that one magic shot. With the year coming to an end, Reverb’s photographers went through thousands of shots from hundreds of concerts to choose their 10 best concert photos of 2014.

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Best albums of 2014: St. Vincent, Run the Jewels and more

The best albums of 2014.

The best albums of 2014.

A list can keep you up at night. You suddenly sit up straight and think, “How could I leave out THAT album?” Even for you, the reader, you’re looking at a list from your favorite publication and are offended that your favorite band is ignored.

Lists are dangerous; they’re divisive. Yet every year, we take on the stress of making lists. Why? Because it puts the year of music into perspective. What music defined 2014? Sure they start fights and ruin friendships, but the conversation is important. These fights over what’s No. 1, what’s No. 10, even what’s No. 50 make us think deeply about what we listen to, why we listen to it and why we connect to it.

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Iggy Azalea announces 2015 spring tour with a Pepsi Center show in Denver

Iggy Azalea performs during KS 107.5's Summer Jam at Fiddlers Green Amphitheater on June 6, 2014 in Englewood, Colorado. (Photo by Seth McConnell/The Denver Post)

Iggy Azalea performs during KS 107.5’s Summer Jam at Fiddlers Green Amphitheater on June 6, 2014 in Englewood, Colorado. (Photo by Seth McConnell/The Denver Post)

She’s 24 years old, she has one album to her name and on April 27 Iggy Azalea will be headlining the Pepsi Center in Denver. But, with four nominations at the 2015 Grammys and taking Lil’ Kim’s place as the female rapper with the longest-leading number one single on the Billboard Hot 100, the stop at the massive arena makes sense.

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Dillon Francis on Denver collaborations, his crossover with the adult film industry

Ahead of his show at the 1stBank Center, Dillon Francis talks about returning to his roots, projectiles at performances and his unlikely crossover with the adult entertainment industry.

Ahead of his show at the 1stBank Center, Dillon Francis talks about returning to his roots, projectiles at performances and his unlikely crossover with the adult entertainment industry.

Dillon Francis‘ career in 2014 was defined by exploring outside the comforts of the sound that made him popular from 2010-2012. But, when Reverb caught up with Francis this week ahead of his 1stBank Center show on Friday, he was focused on returning to his roots. We spoke with Francis about how he deals with projectiles during stage performances, his unlikely crossover with the adult entertainment industry and more.

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Stephen Colbert last show: The best music moments from “The Colbert Report”

Stephen Colbert dancing on "The Colbert Report" because he's awesome. Farewell, sweet prince.

Stephen Colbert dancing on “The Colbert Report” because he’s awesome. Goodnight, sweet prince.

Alas, after nine years and 1,442 episodes “The Colbert Report” will end its incredible run of smart and hilarious political satire. On Dec. 18, Stephen Colbert will run out in front of a screaming crowd, sit at his “C” shaped desk and take the role of a conservative political pundit for the last time.
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The 10 worst albums of 2014: Pitbull, U2, Robin Thicke and more

Pitbull and Ke$ha

Pitbull and Ke$ha co-headlined Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre on June 11, 2013. Photos by Seth McConnell, heyreverb.com.

By Ashley Dean and Dylan Owens

December is the month of lists — best this, best that, best of the best. But, sometimes negativity is fun (or more fun even), and we wanted to highlight some of 2014’s horrible music.

So get with the hating and take a look at our list of the 10 worst albums of 2014, then go and forget that these ever existed … if you can … Read more…

The 10 biggest Colorado music news stories of 2014: Riot Fest, Schoolboy Q, Caribou Ranch and more

Chromeo, Cut Copy and Flume perform at Red Rocks Amphitheatre on Aug. 5, 2014. Photos by Dylan Langille, heyreverb.com.

Chromeo, Cut Copy and Flume perform at Red Rocks Amphitheatre on Aug. 5, 2014. Photo by Dylan Langille, heyreverb.com.

As Reverb looks back at the the albums, songs and shows that defined 2014, we wanted to take a moment to step away from our headphones to recall the happenings of the music world that shaped our Colorado music scene this year.

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