Best concerts of 2014: Ty Segall, Beck, Future Islands and more |Check It >>

Here at Reverb we spend our nights (and sometimes days, and sometimes mornings) at concerts. You’ll find us in mosh pits at the Hi-Dive, near the soundboard at the Ogden Theatre, by the bar at Larimer Lounge and wondering the crowds at the state’s biggest music festivals. Every day we share our thoughts, observations, photography and videos with you in Reverb’s live reviews. When...

Watch: Kendrick Lamar debuts new song on “The Colbert Report” |Check It >>

Among guests like President Obama and Smaug, Kendrick Lamar may have gotten the biggest honor of his career by being asked to be one of the final guests on “The Colbert Report.” And Lamar didn’t waste the opportunity on Tuesday, as he used the appearance to debut another new song. Lamar performed alongside Thundercat, two backup singers, percussionists and multi-instrumentalists...

Charli XCX “Sucker” review: Taking shots at pop’s elite |Check It >>

London’s Charli XCX hopes to join the ranks of Taylor Swift, Lorde and Iggy Azealia with her major label debut, “Sucker.” What’s this year’s carrying capacity for young pop divas? Taylor Swift, Lorde and Iggy Azalea have been everywhere in 2014, filling the masses’ need for pop-pop, indie-pop and hip-pop, respectively. But Charli XCX, aka Charlotte Emma Aitchison, doesn’t quite fit into...

The Flaming Lips to play intimate Denver and Aspen shows in January |Check It >>

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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductions: Lou Reed, Green Day and more |Check It >>

Green Day at Comfort Dental Amphitheatre in August 2010. Photos by Joe McCabe, heyreverb.com. BY DAVID BAUDER AP ENTERTAINMENT WRITER NEW YORK (AP) — The punk trio Green Day, poet of the New York underground Lou Reed and “Lean on Me” singer Bill Withers will lead a new class of inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next year. (more…)

Best albums of 2014: St. Vincent, Run the Jewels and more |Check It >>

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...

D’Angelo “Black Messiah” review: A subtle, beautiful return after 14 years |Check It >>

D’Angelo is back after 14 years with “Black Messiah,” an album that’s subtle, political, organic and reclaim’s his throne as R&B’s genius. Timing is everything in music. And for D’Angelo, the nearly 15 years between his iconic album “Voodoo” and his “Black Messiah,” which he released suddenly this weekend, was perfect timing. He’s no longer the sex...

Shakey Graves at the Bluebird Theater in Denver (photos) |Check It >>

A glance at the bill before Shakey Graves‘ final show of a big, sold out Denver run, made it seem like this grand finale would go on all night. You had Esme Patterson, Gregory Alan Isakov, Macon Terry, Desert Noises, Clouds & Mountains all listed on the bill. But, when Shakey Graves’ Alejandro Rose-Garcia took the Bluebird Theater stage at 10 p.m., it was clear that these artists would...

The 10 worst albums of 2014: Pitbull, U2, Robin Thicke and more |Check It >>

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 … (more…)
Rapper Bobby Shmurda was among several people arrested Wednesday in an investigation into a series of gang-related shootings and drug trafficking in New York City.

Rapper Bobby Shmurda was among several people arrested Wednesday in an investigation into a series of gang-related shootings and drug trafficking in New York City.

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Fleetwood Mac @ Pepsi Center 6/1/13

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Best concerts of 2014: Ty Segall, Beck, Future Islands and more

Best shows of 2014

Fans at day two of Riot Fest Denver. Photo by Seth McConnell, heyreverb.com.

Here at Reverb we spend our nights (and sometimes days, and sometimes mornings) at concerts. You’ll find us in mosh pits at the Hi-Dive, near the soundboard at the Ogden Theatre, by the bar at Larimer Lounge and wondering the crowds at the state’s biggest music festivals.

Every day we share our thoughts, observations, photography and videos with you in Reverb’s live reviews. When the year comes to an end, we like to sift through our reviews and memories of lights, distortion and packed houses to decide what we think were the best concerts 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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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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Best songs of 2014: Listen to Future Islands, Run the Jewels, St. Vincent and more

The Reverb staff lists its picks of the best songs of 2014, with Future Islands, Run the Jewels, St. Vincent and more.

The Reverb staff lists its picks of the best songs of 2014, with Future Islands, Run the Jewels, St. Vincent and more.

List season has arrived! And to kick off the month of year end wrap-ups, Reverb brings you our picks of best songs of 2014.

Rather than spend weeks of sleepless nights screaming at each other in the Reverb offices, we opt to create our own individual lists of the 10 best songs of 2014. This, we believe, gives you a look into each writer’s particular taste, and also gives you a wide sample of tracks to choose from. Below you’ll find 130 songs (about 100 without repeats) of our favorite songs from the year. You’ll notice that songs from Future Islands, Taylor Swift, St. Vincent, Run the Jewels and Ty Segall appear the most on our lists.

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