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Ezra Koenig reviews Drake’s “Nothing was the Same”: “I didn’t listen to the whole thing”

October 9th, 2013
Ezra Koenig reviews Drake's "Nothing was the Same": "I didn’t listen to the whole thing"

Ezra Koenig of Vampire Weekend reviews Drake’s “Nothing was the Same.” He likes it — even though he didn’t listen to the whole thing — but he’s still annoyed with some Danish guy named Hans who blew him off in 2007.



Kendrick Lamar on his “Control” verse: “The whole point of the culture is to elevate the culture”

August 29th, 2013
Kendrick Lamar on his “Control” verse: "The whole point of the culture is to elevate the culture"

Kendrick Lamar talked about his controversial verse on Big Sean’s “Control” to Peter Rosenberg on New York’s Hot 97.



The Who, Vintage Trouble at the Pepsi Center, 2/12/13 (photos, review)

February 13th, 2013
The Who

In taking in the Who and its 2013 take on “Quadrophenia” at the Pepsi Center on Tuesday evening, the mind couldn’t help but wander. The band is hardly operating at full strength these days – because of loss, age, physical erosion. But they remain one of the most important groups in rock history.



Best Denver shows this week: The Who, Ty Segall and more

February 8th, 2013
Winston Yellen, a musician who grew up in Colorado Springs returns to Denver on Wednesday for the debut of his band Night Beds. The band is fresh off of a performance on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" and the release of the debut album, "Country Sleep." Photo courtesy of Jarrod Renaud.

Here are the best Denver shows that you should be at this week (Feb. 8-14).



The Who to perform “Quadrophenia” at Pepsi Center, first tour in four years

July 18th, 2012

The Who will perform “Quadrophenia” in its entirety at the Pepsi Center in 2012, the band’s first tour in four years



Album review: Wilco, “The Whole Love”

October 4th, 2011
Album review: Wilco, "The Whole Love"

Album review: Wilco’s “The Whole Love” is the band’s best album in seven years, but it still falls somewhere in the middle of their storied discography



UMS 3.3: Boba Fett marches off with the whole damn show

July 25th, 2009
UMS 3.3: Boba Fett marches off with the whole damn show

From John Moore: The spirit of the underground surfaced like a lightning flash late Friday night when Boba Fett & the Americans, a renegade marching band — that’s right, renegade marching band, stopped the rain that had pretty much soaked Night 3 of the 2009 […]



One Direction: Our gut reaction to every song on “Four”

November 17th, 2014
One Direction: Our gut reaction to every song on "Four"

The new One Direction album, “Four,” came out today, effectively changing the lives of teen girls across the world. We listened to it. Here’s what happened.



Run The Jewels talks social change through music, edu-tainment

November 17th, 2014
Killer Mike and El-P talk to Reverb about the human experience, using music to address social change, brotherly love and more ahead of their show at the Gothic Theatre on Nov. 18.

Killer Mike and El-P talk to Reverb about the human experience, using music to address social change, brotherly love and more ahead of their show at the Gothic Theatre on Nov. 18.



Selling out is dead: Denver bands turn to brands for support in a struggling industry

November 12th, 2014
Selling out is dead: Denver bands turn to brands for support in a struggling industry

Selling out is a thing of the past. As the music industry continues to struggle, Denver bands are entering unique and nuanced partnerships with brands like Red Bull Sound Select and Illegal Pete’s Greater Than Collective that move the sponsorship into artist development territory.