Murder By Death to play the Stanley Hotel next winter |Check It >>

It seems we’ve found Murder By Death‘s new favorite concert venue. The band has announced it will return for its third visit to the iconic Stanley Hotel. But this time, instead of coinciding the trip with Halloween, Murder By Death is making it a winter stop at the haunted hotel. (more…)

Burgerama 4: Weezer, Ty Segall, FIDLAR and more (photos, review) |Check It >>

Burgerama 4 offered clear evidence that Fullerton, Calif., based Burger Records has established itself as the brash new cool kid on the indie rock scene. On March 28-29, the music festival brought a lineup of newcomer and established rock acts, including Weezer, Ty Segall, The Black Lips, Ariel Punk, Gang of Four, Witch, FIDLAR, Roky Erickson, J Mascis and others. (more…)

Father John Misty’s “long con” |Check It >>

Father John Misty’s Josh Tillman talks to us about the long con, the humor and contempt that has defined his sound and persona. Photo courtesy of Sub Pop. As hard as it is to get the spotlight, artists do anything to keep it. Contracted performances, custom merchandise, music videos — it’s all a part of the game for the marquee label musician. For Josh Tillman, it isn’t a...

The Rolling Stones announce 2015 tour dates |Check It >>

Could the rumors have been just that … rumors? The Rolling Stones have announced 2015 tour dates, and there’s no Red Rocks date to be found among the 15 shows. (more…)

Tidal: Jay Z, Madonna, Daft Punk among owners of new streaming service |Check It >>

BY MESFIN FEKADU NEW YORK (AP) — Madonna, Rihanna, Beyonce and Jay Z are among the A-List musicians who are co-owners of Tidal, a streaming service being billed as the first artist-owned platform for music and video. The membership-based service – similar to subscription service Spotify – will provide music and video content that users can stream on computers, tablets and smartphones...

Mishawaka Amphitheatre 2015 summer concerts: Lord Huron, EOTO and more |Check It >>

Nathaniel Rateliff plays with his new soul band the Night Sweats at the Mishawaka Amphitheatre in northern Colorado on May 24. Photos by Ryan Johnson, heyreverb.com. The Mishawaka Amphitheatre has shared the first list of acts on its 2015 summer concert calendar, which includes Lord Huron, Fruition, Xavier Rudd and more. As it nears its 100th anniversary, the Mishawaka remains one of Colorado’s...

DJ Cavem to perform, celebrate organic gardening at White House |Check It >>

On April 6, DJ Cavem will join an event at the White House that celebrates five years of Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” health initiative by performing his Culinary Concert program alongside his wife, Alkemia Earth, chef Bobby Flay, “Sesame Street’s” Big Bird and The First Lady herself. The despair some feel amid Denver’s sharp rise in gang violence, which over the past three months...

DeVotchKa, Ozomatli members team up, face immigration in Los Dreamers |Check It >>

Los Dreamers (photo by Salvador Ochoa Ochoa) From paintings, to plays and poetry, artists have long worked to tackle the issue of immigration creatively. For Shawn King (DevotchKa’s drummer) and Raul Pacheco (Ozomatli’s guitarist), the duo is working through the topic of immigration using a mix of real life experiences and their own music. The two have have teamed up to create Los Dreamers,...

Download Sour Boy, Bitter Girl’s “Mule,” exclusive to Steal This Track |Check It >>

Sour Boy, Bitter Girl release a handcrafted, limited edition EP. “Music, I’ve accepted, is a commodity,” says Benjamin Buttice of Fort Collins band Sour Boy, Bitter Girl. It’s gotta be a difficult revelation for artists, who imagine their work transcending stuff like crude oil. The experience of music for both artist and listener may not be the same as a commodity, but the marketing...
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Best Denver-area shows this week: Fleetwood Mac, Foxygen and more

Fleetwood Mac, Foxygen and more make our picks of the best Colorado shows this week.

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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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Burgerama 4: Weezer, Ty Segall, FIDLAR and more (photos, review)

Burgerama 4 offered clear evidence that Fullerton, Calif., based Burger Records has established itself as the brash new cool kid on the indie rock scene. On March 28-29, the music festival brought a lineup of newcomer and established rock acts, including Weezer, Ty Segall, The Black Lips, Ariel Punk, Gang of Four, Witch, FIDLAR, Roky Erickson, J Mascis and others.

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Father John Misty’s “long con”

Father John Misty's Josh Tillman talks to us about the long con, the humor and contempt that has defined his sound and persona. Photo courtesy of Sub Pop.

Father John Misty’s Josh Tillman talks to us about the long con, the humor and contempt that has defined his sound and persona. Photo courtesy of Sub Pop.

As hard as it is to get the spotlight, artists do anything to keep it. Contracted performances, custom merchandise, music videos — it’s all a part of the game for the marquee label musician. For Josh Tillman, it isn’t a question of whether he’ll meet these obligations; it’s how he’ll subvert them in the process.

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DJ Cavem to perform, celebrate organic gardening at White House

On April 6, DJ Cavem will join an event at the White House that celebrates five years of Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” health initiative by performing his Culinary Concert program alongside his wife, Alkemia Earth, chef Bobby Flay, “Sesame Street’s” Big Bird and The First Lady herself.

On April 6, DJ Cavem will join an event at the White House that celebrates five years of Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” health initiative by performing his Culinary Concert program alongside his wife, Alkemia Earth, chef Bobby Flay, “Sesame Street’s” Big Bird and The First Lady herself.

The despair some feel amid Denver’s sharp rise in gang violence, which over the past three months has been blamed for multiple shootings and homicides in neighborhoods like Five Points, Whittier, Park Hill and Montbello, is palpable.

“What if a bullet misses and hits someone’s home?” Park Hill resident Jennifer Chelwick recently told The Denver Post. “Or hits one of their pets? Or hits one of them?”

“There has been a bit of a trend lately with the younger kids being involved in the violent activity,” said Cmdr. Mark Fleecs, who oversees the Denver Police division that includes the gang bureau, in another Post article.
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DeVotchKa, Ozomatli members team up, face immigration in Los Dreamers

Los Dreamers (photo by Salvador Ochoa Ochoa)

Los Dreamers (photo by Salvador Ochoa Ochoa)

From paintings, to plays and poetry, artists have long worked to tackle the issue of immigration creatively. For Shawn King (DevotchKa’s drummer) and Raul Pacheco (Ozomatli’s guitarist), the duo is working through the topic of immigration using a mix of real life experiences and their own music.

The two have have teamed up to create Los Dreamers, a supergroup that has yielded their self titled album as a social commentary as a group of immigrant stories from some of the best voices from the Americas that are simpatico with the cause to bring immigration awareness to the masses. It’s important to point out that the term “dreamers” derives from undocumented children brought to the US at a very young age and stuck in a residential purgatory.

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Download Sour Boy, Bitter Girl’s “Mule,” exclusive to Steal This Track

Sour Boy, Bitter Girl release a handcrafted, limited edition EP.

Sour Boy, Bitter Girl release a handcrafted, limited edition EP.

“Music, I’ve accepted, is a commodity,” says Benjamin Buttice of Fort Collins band Sour Boy, Bitter Girl. It’s gotta be a difficult revelation for artists, who imagine their work transcending stuff like crude oil. The experience of music for both artist and listener may not be the same as a commodity, but the marketing and sales of music is not.

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Why is Robert Plant working with Diplo?

Wait, Robert Plant and Diplo? Why?

Wait, Robert Plant and Diplo? Why?

What is going on? First it was Kanye West and Paul McCartney, and now Robert Plant and Diplo?

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David Castillo bids farewell to Pizza Time with final Burgerama festival

The cover of Pizza Time's "Todo" album.

The cover of Pizza Time’s “Todo” album.

David Castillo isn’t sick of pizza, he’s tired of how it defines him.

As a Spanish-speaking, first-generation immigrant, who was born in California and moved to Denver in 2007, Castillo is a lot more than just the leader of his garage-pop band Pizza Time, which was signed by Burger Records in 2013.

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