DJ Premier’s on his new project PRhyme: “I’d never done anything like it before” |Check It >>

Rapper Royce da 5’9″ (left) and Gang Starr’s legendary DJ Premier have emerged as the a hip-hop super-duo called PRhyme. The way he tells it, DJ Premier was practically pushed into his newest musical project. “It wasn’t my idea at all, and I was actually against it at first,” said the 48-year-old producer, formerly one-half of the legendary hip-hop duo Gang Starr. “But I’d...

Friday will be the new day for global album releases |Check It >>

Fans gather inside Denver record store Twist & Shout for a performance from Nathaniel Rateliff. Photo by Lisa Higginbotham, heyreverb.com. Friday will soon be the day you’ll be looking forward to for new album releases, Billboard reports. The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry has announced that all countries will issue new releases on Friday, as opposed to the current...

Listen: Kanye West debuts “All Day” at the 2015 BRIT Awards |Check It >>

Kanye West performs at the Grammys on Feb. 8, 2015. It’s Yeezy season. Kanye West debuted his new track “All Day” at the 2015 Brit Music Awards on Wednesday. The track takes a more fireball approach than his softer new songs, “Only One,” “FourFiveSeconds” and “Wolves.” “All Day” is a hometown boasting track that includes West’s recent...

Scott Weiland at Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom in Denver (photos) |Check It >>

Even without his old band, the Stone Temple Pilots, Scott Weiland maintains his slithery allure and rock star stage presence. Weiland, with his latest band the Wildabouts, played a high energy set on Tuesday night at Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom in Denver. The set included many Stone Temple Pilots classics as well as songs from their upcoming album set for late March release. (more…)

Gov’t Mule, John Scofield at the Ogden Theatre in Denver (photos, review) |Check It >>

In 1999, jazz giant John Scofield joined Gov’t Mule in Atlanta for a pair of shows that would become the stuff of legend. Sixteen years later, recordings from that night have been packaged into the two-disc “Sco-Mule” – released in late January – and Scofield has revived the jazz-meets-blues sound on a 21-city tour with the Mule. (more…)

Listen: New My Morning Jacket song, “Big Decisions” |Check It >>

After promising two albums in as many years, My Morning Jacket has shared the lead single off the band’s upcoming seventh studio album. On the track — “Big Decisions” — Jim James’ vocals fly beautifully with Carl Broemel’s guitar. It starts heavy, with crunching, rolling riffs, and moves to a wide open and wailing chorus. Coming in two waves, “Big Decisions”...

Big Sean, “Dark Sky Paradise” review: Detroit rapper delivers his best creative perfomance |Check It >>

If “Dark Sky Paradise” is any indication, we’re watching the best creative performance from Big Sean, who has as a hustler’s spirit and the rhymes to match. On the closing track on Big Sean‘s latest album, “Dark Sky Paradise,” John Legend sings the words, “One man can change the world.” It’s an idea that’s woven through Sean’s...

Red Rocks Amphitheatre on its way to becoming a National Historic Landmark |Check It >>

Chromeo, Cut Copy and Flume perform at Red Rocks Amphitheatre on Aug. 5, 2014. Photo by Dylan Langille, heyreverb.com. By Josie Klemaier MORRISON — Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre is on its way to becoming a National Historic Landmark along with a Civilian Conservation Corps camp in Morrison. (more…)

THEESatisfaction, “EarthEE” review: Pay attention, this is worth your time |Check It >>

If you got to lost in the far-out ambience of “EarthEE,” you might miss all the meaning THEESaistfaction packs into these songs. When THEESatisfaction released its debut full-length, “awE naturalE” back in 2012, ears perked up at the jazzy, futuristic take on hip-hop and R&B, and the duo became an act to watch. Now, with this sophomore effort, THEESatisfaction demands even more of our...
Fans gather inside Denver record store Twist & Shout for a performance from Nathaniel Rateliff. Photo by Lisa Higginbotham, heyreverb.com.

The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry has announced that all countries will issue new album releases on Friday.

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Hundred Waters performs at Webster Hall in New York City on March 22, 2013. Photo by Joe McCabe, heyreverb.com.

Odesza, Hundred Waters and more make our picks of the best Denver 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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Scott Weiland at Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom in Denver (photos)

Even without his old band, the Stone Temple Pilots, Scott Weiland maintains his slithery allure and rock star stage presence. Weiland, with his latest band the Wildabouts, played a high energy set on Tuesday night at Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom in Denver. The set included many Stone Temple Pilots classics as well as songs from their upcoming album set for late March release.

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DJ Premier’s on his new project PRhyme: “I’d never done anything like it before”

Rapper Royce da 5'9" (left) and Gang Starr's legendary DJ Premier have emerged as the a hip-hop super-duo called PRhyme.

Rapper Royce da 5’9″ (left) and Gang Starr’s legendary DJ Premier have emerged as the a hip-hop super-duo called PRhyme.

The way he tells it, DJ Premier was practically pushed into his newest musical project.

“It wasn’t my idea at all, and I was actually against it at first,” said the 48-year-old producer, formerly one-half of the legendary hip-hop duo Gang Starr. “But I’d never done anything like it before, and I like to challenge myself.”

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Red Rocks Amphitheatre on its way to becoming a National Historic Landmark

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.

By Josie Klemaier

MORRISON — Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre is on its way to becoming a National Historic Landmark along with a Civilian Conservation Corps camp in Morrison.

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THEESatisfaction, “EarthEE” review: Pay attention, this is worth your time

If you got to lost in the far-out ambience of “EarthEE,” you might miss all the meaning THEESaistfaction packs into these songs.

If you got to lost in the far-out ambience of “EarthEE,” you might miss all the meaning THEESaistfaction packs into these songs.

When THEESatisfaction released its debut full-length, “awE naturalE” back in 2012, ears perked up at the jazzy, futuristic take on hip-hop and R&B, and the duo became an act to watch. Now, with this sophomore effort, THEESatisfaction demands even more of our attention.
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Dan Deacon, “Gliss Riffer” review: Having fun is easier said than done

Having fun is sometimes easier said than done. By the sounds of Dan Deacon's “Gliss Riffer,” it can even be hard work.

Having fun is sometimes easier said than done. By the sounds of Dan Deacon’s “Gliss Riffer,” it can even be hard work.

Before the music world got to know the Baltimore-based producer, Dan Deacon was known best as a wise-cracking 3D lizard. Deacon’s free-association track “Drinking Out Of Cups” was set to animation and became a YouTube meme soon after. A year later, he’d release his music breakthrough, “Spiderman Of The Rings,” a funhouse of psychedelic electro-pop with the tempo of a surging sugar-rush.
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Telluride Bluegrass Festival named Music Festival of the Year by Pollstar

Telluride Bluegrass Festival 2013 - Day 4

The fourth and final day of the 40th annual Telluride Bluegrass festival ended on June 23 with performances by the Drepung Monks, Bela Fleck, the Infamous Stringdusters, Natalie Macmaster & Donnell Leahy, Hot Rize, Jackson Browne and the Telluride House Band as well as a free Leftover Salmon performance in the town of Telluride. Photos by Dylan Langille, heyreverb.com.

Telluride Bluegrass Festival has been named Music Festival of the Year by concert tour industry publication Pollstar, Planet Bluegrass’ Brian Eyster tells Reverb. This marks the first time a Colorado festival has been nominated and won the category since it began in 1997.

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Oscars 2015: Watch Common, John Legend, Lady Gaga, Tegan and Sara perform

John Legend @ Ellie Caulkins

John Legend performs at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House on Nov. 21, 2013. Photos by Evan Semon, heyreverb.com.

After a night of awkward jokes from Neil Patrick Harris and speeches battling walk-off music, the Academy Awards have all been handed out. “Birdman” is our best picture, Julianne Moore and Eddie Redmayne are our best actress and actor. But, overall, it was an Oscars about music. The drumming of Antonio Sánchez from “Birdman” provided the background of the film’s wins, along with drumming from “Whiplash”. And the highlights of the night came from excellent performances from Common, John Legend, Tegan and Sara, Lady Gaga and others. Watch the highlight performances below:

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