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Wu-Tang Clan battles group turmoil ahead of new album, Riot Fest

September 17th, 2014
Wu-Tang Clan performs at Riot Fest Chicago. Photo courtesy of Riot Fest.

After a fight between RZA and Raekwon nearly halted the making of Wu-Tang Clan’s reunion album, Inspectah Deck says the group is now back in the studio.



News: Girl Talk, Macklemore, Battles to headline Westword Music Showcase

February 23rd, 2012

Girl Talk, Macklemore and Battles will headline the 2012 Westword Music Showcase



Live review: Battles @ the Bluebird Theater

July 20th, 2011

PHOTOS and review of Battles at the Bluebird Theater in Denver, Colorado



Live review: Pitchfork Music Festival Day 1, featuring Animal Collective, Neko Case, Battles, Thurston Moore and others

July 16th, 2011

The Pitchfork Music Festival’s first day was set against an idyllic, if hot, Chicago day in one of the city’s many parks — Union Park – on Friday. The day 1 line-up of Animal Collective, James Blake, Neko Case and more was a nice warm-up for the rest of the weekend, which includes DJ Shadow and Fleet Foxes tonight and TV on the Radio and HEALTH on Sunday.



Noel Gallagher, “Chasing Yesterday” review: Album offers nostalgia and little else

March 3rd, 2015
Noel Gallagher's "Chasing Yesterday" offers a fraction of the surprises and joy we consistently get from his press junkets.

Noel Gallagher’s “Chasing Yesterday” offers a fraction of the surprises and joy we consistently get from his press junkets.



The Flaming Lips at the Ogden Theatre (review)

January 5th, 2015
Wayne Coyne of the Flaming Lips perform during the first day of Riot Fest at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on September 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. Photo by Seth McConnell, heyreverb.com.

“C’mon you guys… this is the last great New Years Eve Party of 2014!’” promised Wayne Coyne as the Flaming Lips opened the night at the packed Ogden Theatre on Sunday.



GWAR at the Summit Music Hall in Denver on Halloween (photos, review)

November 2nd, 2014
GWAR at the Summit Music Hall in Denver on Halloween (photos, review)

GWAR descended on the Summit Music Hall in Denver on the most horror-filled night of the year to push the limits of gore, good taste, and mortality itself into outer space.



Album review: SBTRKT, “Wonder Where We Land”

September 30th, 2014
Coming in at 15 tracks and at least six bonus songs, SBRKT doesn't hit cruise control on the lengthy release, "Wonder Where We Land."

Coming in at 15 tracks and at least six bonus songs, SBTRKT doesn’t hit cruise control on the lengthy release, “Wonder Where We Land.”



Riot Fest 2014: Watch five videos with Weezer, Flaming Lips and more

September 20th, 2014
Riot Fest 2014: Watch five videos with Weezer, Flaming Lips and more

Weezer kicks off its run through “The Blue Album,” Wayne Coyne walks across the audience, and more videos from Riot Fest 2014 in Denver.



Johnny Winter: Blues legend dies at 70 in Zurich

July 17th, 2014
Johnny Winter: Blues legend dies at 70 in Zurich

GENEVA (AP) — Texas blues legend Johnny Winter, known for his lightning-fast blues guitar riffs, his striking long white hair and his collaborations with the likes of Jimi Hendrix and childhood hero Muddy Waters, has died. He was 70.