Game of Thrones season five trailer: That’s TV On The Radio covering David Bowie’s “Heroes” |Check It >>

TV on the Radio performs during the final day of Riot Fest at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on September 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. Photo by Seth McConnell, heyreverb.com. We know, the Game of Thrones season five trailer is out: Ohmaygawd. We also know what you’re thinking. Who’s that woman with the whip? Who is Jorah Mormont fighting? How awesome is Tywin’s beard? But also,...

Best Denver-area shows this week: Land Lines, Winter on the Rocks and more |Check It >>

Land Lines, Winter on the Rocks and more make our picks of the best Denver shows this week. See you there, and if you don’t make it out, follow our music musings on our Twitter @RVRB and our selfies on Instagram @heyreverb. Major Lazer, Damian Marley — Jan. 30, Red Rocks Amphitheatre Diplo performs at the Westword Music Showcase on June 21, 2014. Photo by Evan Semon, heyreverb.com. Icelantic...

Vinyl Me, Please: Boulder service brings record shopping to your door |Check It >>

A look at Tyler Barstow and Matt Fiedler’s Vinyl Me, Please, which outfits thousands of customers’ record collection from a basement in Boulder. Photo courtesy of Brad + Jen. A once outmoded form of entertainment, vinyl records have seen a resurgence in the years comparable to the yo-yo in the ’90s. Like the wholesome toy, LPs have found a new home in a generation not even old enough...

Run the Jewels at the Ogden Theatre in Denver (photos, review) |Check It >>

A little more than midway through Run the Jewels’ free show at the Ogden Theatre Thursday night, El-P and Killer Mike stopped to dedicate a song to Jessie Hernandez, the 16-year-old fatally shot by Denver police just a few days ago. (more…)

Billy Joel announces Pepsi Center show, first Denver appearance in five years |Check It >>

Billy Joel has announced a show at the Pepsi Center, marking his first Denver appearance in five years. Photo courtesy of the artist’s Facebook. Can we get through an entire news post about Billy Joel without using the words “Piano” and “Man” consecutively in a sentence? No, we can’t. Because the Piano Man has announced his first Denver show in five years —...

Land Lines connects Colorado’s indie music past with present on “The Natural World” |Check It >>

After a low-key yet ambitious approach to the recording process , Land Lines will release its new album, “The Natural World,” with a show at the Larimer Lounge on Jan. 30. Photo by Glenn Ross. Martina Grbac’s low-key approach to her music sounds downright sheepish at first. “As a band we don’t really look around for opportunities,” admitted Grbac, the singer-cellist for Denver indie...

Good thing Justin Bieber apologized for being arrogant, thanks for that |Check It >>

We can all stop hating Justin Bieber now. Yep, the abandonment of pet monkeys, the arrests, the racist comments, the fights — that’s all in the past. He’s apologized! Let’s let bygones be bygones, right? Let’s go grab a beer and catch up. The pop star posted a video on his Facebook this morning apologizing for his many misdeeds (which range from illegal, to immoral and...

Keggs & Eggs 2015: Dirty Heads, 3OH!3 to play Lodo’s Bar in Denver |Check It >>

Lee Truskin Kongos perform at Lodo’s Bar and Grill during Channel 93.3’s 9th annual Kegs N Eggs on March 14, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Seth McConnell/The Denver Post) Wild Coloradans have been waking up on a March morning to indulge in beer, breakfast food and live music for 10 years. It’s tradition now, and anything that involves drinking, music and food, we’ll definitely...

Watch: Kanye West’s “Only One” video is actually pretty sweet |Check It >>

You’ve seen the tender side of Kanye West before — there’s “Hey Mama” and pretty much all of “808s and Heartbreak.” He brought that side to the “Ellen” show to premiere the Spike Jonze-directed video for “Only One.” In home movie-type filming, Jonze was able to capture a sincere side of Kanye that fans rarely get to see (usually it’s...
Super Bowl 2015 playlist: Seattle vs Boston music

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Diplo performs at the Westword Music Showcase on June 21, 2014. Photo by Evan Semon, heyreverb.com.

Land Lines, Winter on the Rocks and more make our picks of the best Denver shows this week.

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Vinyl Me, Please: Boulder service brings record shopping to your door

A look at Tyler Barstow and Matt Fiedler's Vinyl Me, Please, which outfits thousands of customers' record collection from a basement in Boulder. Photo courtesy of Brad + Jen.

A look at Tyler Barstow and Matt Fiedler’s Vinyl Me, Please, which outfits thousands of customers’ record collection from a basement in Boulder. Photo courtesy of Brad + Jen.

A once outmoded form of entertainment, vinyl records have seen a resurgence in the years comparable to the yo-yo in the ’90s. Like the wholesome toy, LPs have found a new home in a generation not even old enough to have nostalgia for them.

Of course, with the return of physical music comes responsibility. Not just to keep your turntable and records mint, but to care about capital “M” Music in a way that streaming does not demand. In the world of vinyl, $20 doesn’t buy you infinite songs for two months—it buys you about 12, usually by one band, for a lifetime. If you’re going to spend your money wisely, you have to do your research.

If combing through music blogs to find the next purchase-worthy album isn’t for you, you’re in luck. For annual fee of $284, the Boulder-based service Vinyl Me, Please will be your hassle-free music guru. The subscription service ships you a record of their choosing every month, and as founders Matt Fiedler and Tyler Barstow emphasize, there is only one criterion: quality.

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Land Lines connects Colorado’s indie music past with present on “The Natural World”

After a low-key yet ambitious approach to the recording process , Land Lines will release its new album, "The Natural World," with a show at the Larimer Lounge on Jan. 30. Photo by Glenn Ross.

After a low-key yet ambitious approach to the recording process , Land Lines will release its new album, “The Natural World,” with a show at the Larimer Lounge on Jan. 30. Photo by Glenn Ross.

Martina Grbac’s low-key approach to her music sounds downright sheepish at first.

“As a band we don’t really look around for opportunities,” admitted Grbac, the singer-cellist for Denver indie trio Land Lines, over lunch at Capitol Hill’s Shish Kabob Grill last week.

But don’t mistake low-key for unambitious.

“We figured if no one comes to us to release this new record, we’ll just do it ourselves,” she said.

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AEG Live Rocky Mountains expands to northwest region, worrying local promoters

Prince fans, many dressed in purple, line up to catch the first of  four shows at Denver’s 1,700-capacity Ogden Theatre Sunday evening May 12, 2013. Photos by Evan Semón, heyreverb.com.

Prince fans, many dressed in purple, line up to catch the first of four shows at Denver’s 1,700-capacity Ogden Theatre Sunday evening May 12, 2013. Photos by Evan Semón, heyreverb.com.

AEG Live is bringing the power of its Denver-based management team to bear in the Pacific Northwest, hoping to dominate live-music promotion in Seattle and Portland, Ore., as it has in Colorado.

The strategy shows faith in the leadership of Chuck Morris and Don Strasburg, but concert industry professionals in the Pacific Northwest say the change is bad news for existing promoters and music fans.

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Father John Misty launches fake service to stream “I Love You, Honeybear”

Father John Misty performs at the Fox Theatre for FMQB on Aug. 7, 2014. Photos by Kirsten Cohen, heyreverb.com.

Father John Misty performs at the Fox Theatre for FMQB on Aug. 7, 2014. Photos by Kirsten Cohen, heyreverb.com.

If you’ve ever seen Father John Misty live, you’d know that the guy is hardly ever serious. His latest prank is a stunt for his upcoming new album “I Love You, Honeybear.”

Father John Misty sent out a press release Tuesday morning announcing that he had introduced a “breakthrough digital music service” called Streamline Audio Protocol (SAP) where he’ll debut the new album.

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Jessica Pratt, “On Your Own Love Again” review: Folk medium finds her stride

Jessica Pratt's "On Your Own Love Again" is folk revivalism done right and a must-hear for fans of Nick Drake.

Jessica Pratt’s “On Your Own Love Again” is folk revivalism done right and a must-hear for fans of Nick Drake.

Musicians tend to be identified by their latest release. In the case of L.A.-based folk singer-songwriter Jessica Pratt, that would be a group of songs she penned in 2007, at 19 years old. In an interview with Pitchfork, Pratt said people taking the dated material as current is “like being haunted by your teen journal.”

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Belle and Sebastian, “Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance” review: Bold, misguided aspirations

On “Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance,” Belle and Sebastian dip into dance music to inject their sunny disposition into times of far-reaching strife.

On “Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance,” Belle and Sebastian dip into dance music to inject their sunny disposition into times of far-reaching strife.

Over the last nineteen years, singer-songwriter Stuart Murdoch’s Belle and Sebastian has made bright indie pop their business, even from their overcast vantage of Glasgow. There’s seemingly no bummer Murdoch can’t—or won’t—transform into a playful reprise. There are people following you on a dark walk home? Pretend you’re Dylan in the Movies and don’t look back. Even the depressive cycle outlined in “Sleep The Clock Around” is told with near ecstatic delivery, as if to suggest that no matter how glum it gets, we can always look forward to sleep.

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