Best Colorado shows this week: Odesza, Foxygen, BRONCHO and more |Check It >>

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Sam Smith tour includes a Colorado arena show |Check It >>

Singer Sam Smith performs with Disclosure onstage during day 3 of the 2014 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Club on April 13, 2014 in Indio, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Coachella) Rising soul star Sam Smith will make a triumphant return to the U.S. for an arena tour starting in January. The UK singer made a huge splash with the single, “Stay...

“South Park” releases Lorde parody song sung by Sia, “Push (Feeling Good on a Wednesday)” |Check It >>

Well, it’s a good thing that Lorde is such a good sport about “South Park’s” jokes at her expense, because they aren’t done yet. Now, the cartoon has shared the full version of the Lorde parody song “Push (Feeling Good on a Wednesday).” The biggest news, though, is that it’s actually sung by popular Australian singer Sia. On recent episodes of “South...

“Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways” a lofty look at rock, studios and blues legends |Check It >>

1 of 31 Lead singer Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters perform Sunday, October 9, 2011 at Pepsi Center. John Leyba, The Denver Post 2...

Snoop Dogg throwing a music, comedy fest for Colo. governor hopeful Mike Dunafon |Check It >>

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Little Big League “Tropical Jinx” review: Some lovely almost-punk |Check It >>

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Listen: New Foo Fighters song, "Something From Nothing"

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Best Colorado shows this week: Odesza, Foxygen, BRONCHO and more

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Big Freedia at the Bluebird Theater in Denver (photos, review)

Big Freedia at The Bluebird Theater on 10/14/14.

Big Freedia performs at the Bluebird Theater on Oct. 14, 2014. Photos by Michael McGrath, heyreverb.com.

After playing opposite Slayer and Weezer on Riot Fest’s Friday night line-up, Big Freedia, the Queen Diva of New Orleans Bounce, was back in Denver on Tuesday. And after two appearances in as many months, Freedia has more than fulfilled Denver’s booty quota for the next one or two fiscal years.

Freedia has a lot to celebrate this year: Her Fuse reality show was picked up for a third and fourth season, she’s released her debut album and announced she’ll have a memoir out next year. And for Freedia, the only appropriate way to celebrate (or do anything, really) is with the gyrating and jiggling shaking of one’s rear end.

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Listen: Broncos players pick their top songs

Denver Broncos defensive tackle Terrance Knighton (98) warms up prior to their game against the San Francisco 49ers August 17, 2014 at Levi's Stadium. (Photo by John Leyba/The Denver Post)

Denver Broncos defensive tackle Terrance Knighton (98) warms up prior to their game against the San Francisco 49ers August 17, 2014 at Levi’s Stadium. (Photo by John Leyba/The Denver Post)

By Troy E. Renck
The Denver Post

Kickoff approaches. The inflatable horse head takes shape. The flamethrowers prepare to burn. Inside the bowels of Sports Authority Field at Mile High, players steel themselves for the moment. Tucked away in a corner locker, Broncos linebacker Von Miller nods his head, losing himself in Phil Collins’ voice.

I can feel it coming in the air tonight, oh Lord

And I’ve been waiting for this moment for all my life, oh Lord

Miller races out of the tunnel, the song providing motivation for the mayhem.

“It’s the calm before the storm,” explained Miller, who said he keeps 32,000 songs on his computer, from country to “Lithium” by Nirvana. “When you are in the locker room, putting tape on, talking to guys, time is winding down, and you are starting to get hyped, I put it on. It works.”

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Why production makes all the difference in the Preatures’ debut, “Blue Planet Eyes”

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There’s something I love about the debut album from the Preatures, an Australian rock quintet that weirdly splits the difference between the Pretenders, Bonnie Raitt and Twin Shadow.

The band’s smooth, melodic songs roll on waves of punchy percussion and rubbery bass, visceral and grabby in all the right ways. The title track on its Universal debut, “Blue Planet Eyes,” immediately jumps out as an example, like a studio master that was hastily recorded to VHS and broadcast through 1980s TV speakers — with that sort of barely-perceptible, high-pitched white noise — then remastered because it was the only surviving document.

Have you guessed what I love about it yet?

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