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Album review: Shabazz Palaces, “Lese Majesty”

Album review: Shabazz Palaces, "Lese Majesty"

If you’re willing to give it the attention it demands, there’s a lot to marvel at on Shabazz Palaces’ “Lese Majesty.”



UMS 2014: Tanlines’ Jesse Cohen talks new album, podcasting and Wiz Khalifa

Tanlines' Jesse Cohen talks new album, podcasting and Wiz Khalifa ahead of the duo's UMS show at 9 p.m. on Friday on the Main Stage.

The point where an artist ends and the person begins isn’t always obvious. But for Tanlines’ Jesse Cohen, the gap is significant.



Album review: Alvvays, “Alvvays”

Album review: Alvvays, "Alvvays"

You won’t hear these songs in a Wes Anderson flick, but most of “Alvvays” makes up an ideal soundtrack for the highs and—realistically—lows of your summer.



New Flying Lotus album: Producer announces “You’re Dead!”, tour with Denver date

New Flying Lotus album: Producer announces "You're Dead!", tour with Denver date

Experimental electronic producer Flying Lotus has been relatively quiet since he dropped his fourth LP in 2012. That’s about to change.



Album review: Trampled by Turtles, “Wild Animals”

Album review: Trampled by Turtles, “Wild Animals”

A transitional album, “Wild Animals” finds Trampled By Turtles caught between their old folk and alternative heroes.



Obama in Denver: Analyzing the president’s pre-speech music

DENVER, CO - JULY 09: President Obama speaking to a crowd of hand-picked guests at Cheesman Park July 9, 2014 in Denver. Obama next headed to raise money for U.S. Sen. Mark Udall's re-election campaign at a private luncheon at the Westin Denver Downtown hotel. (Photo by John Leyba/The Denver Post)

President Obama stopped by Denver’s Cheesman Park for a quick speech. But what songs did he play before he went on?



Album review: Poli High, “Poli High”

Album review: Poli High, "Poli High"

Poli High, the newest side-project from Widowers’ Mike Marchant, was borne out of a crisis.



Fourth of July playlist: 15 songs for America

Big Boi, left, and Andre 3000 of hip hop group Outkast perform behind a screen depicting the American flag during their headlining set on the first day of the 2014 Coachella Music and Arts Festival on Friday, April 11, 2014, in Indio, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Spin our Fourth of July playlist for a hit of music made by Americans, for Americans about America.



Album review: Old Crow Medicine Show, “Remedy”

Album review: Old Crow Medicine Show, "Remedy."

“Remedy” is a landmark album for Old Crow Medicine Show: it’s the first album without Willie Watson, and the first sign that might be a big problem.



Five Colorado bands and their national doppelgangers, round two: Plume Varia, Covenhoven and more

Covenhoven @ Hi-Dive 3/28/14

To help you get into the mind-set of the UMS on July 24-27, we match five Colorado bands with the national act they sound most like.