And here we are at the end of Reverb’s Best of Week. Wednesday we listed our favorite Colorado artists and Thursday we compiled the best songs of 2012. Now, the Reverb editors and writers bring you the best albums of 2012. The year saw some great newcomers in hip-hip and R&B, along with the debut of the Denver group, the Lumineers, who scored a few Grammy nominations and made one list here.
Andy Schneider of the Archive rocks the keytar at the Hi-Dive on Friday. Photos by Samuel M. Gault. At first glance, Denver rock quartet the Archive seems to share little with frequent show companions We Are! We Are! The former indulges its performance whims with [...]
[photopress:19_MHMF_TheRoots_PJEYE.jpg,full,pp_image] Hip-hop/rock masters the Roots jammed on Bob Dylan’s “Masters of War” and other songs at the Mile High Music Festival on Sunday. Photos by Mark T. Osler. Denver-based photographer and regular Reverb contributor also stopped by the second — and final — day of [...]
[photopress:mayer4.jpg,full,pp_image] John Mayer works his way through an afternoon set at the Mile High Music Festival on Sunday. Photo by Laurie Scavo. Reverb photographer Laurie Scavo continued to prowl the fields surrounding Dick’s Sporting Goods Park during for the first-ever Mile High Music Festival, which [...]
[photopress:dave.jpg,full,pp_image] Dave Matthews rounded out the second and final day of an overall coherent, successful Mile High Music Festival. Photos by Laurie Scavo. God bless the greenskeepers. The souls that fill that thankless job will have their work cut out for them in the coming [...]
[photopress:mfa3.jpg,full,pp_image] Photos by Laurie Scavo. Recordings often lie. Or at least, they fib. When you see a band in concert for the first time you usually judge them against the quality of their recordings, which can be unfair. Some bands don’t really care to duplicate [...]
[photopress:Old_Curtis_St_007_1.jpg,full,pp_image] We Are! We Are! seemingly came out of nowhere to plow through Old Curtis Street Bar on Saturday night. Photos by John Wenzel. It’s tough when you see a great band for the first time, and I don’t mean tough in the actual-hardship sense, [...]