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Big Bank Hank dead: Sugarhill Gang rapper was 57

Big Bank Hank of pioneering hip-hop group Sugarhill Gang has died, TMZ is reporting. He was 57.

Big Bank Hank of pioneering hip-hop group Sugarhill Gang has died, TMZ is reporting. He was 57.



Stream Foo Fighters’ “Sonic Highways” in full

Foo Fighters @ Pepsi Center by John Leyba

The new Foo Fighters album, “Sonic Highways,” is officially out on Tuesday, but the band made its eighth release available to stream in full early.



Telluride Bluegrass Festival nominated for Music Festival of the Year by Pollstar

Telluride Bluegrass Festival 2013 - Day 4

Telluride Bluegrass Festival has been nominated for Music Festival of the Year by concert tour industry publication Pollstar. This marks the first time a Colorado festival has been nominated in the category since it began in 1997.



Best Colorado shows this week: The Black Keys, Thee Oh Sees, OpenAir’s birthday and more

The Black Keys at the 1stBank Center on May 1, 2012. Photo by Glenn Ross, heyreverb.com.

Don’t you feel like the popular one? You have, not one, but two, parties to attend this weekend. The OpenAir Birthday, the Hi-Dive 11th Anniversary party and more make our picks of best Colorado concerts this week.



Residual Kid signs to Sire/Warner, thanks Denver for support

Residual Kid performs at 3 Kings Tavern during the Underground Music Showcase on July 25, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. Photo by Seth McConnell, heyreverb.com

After getting its start playing shows between its hometown of Austin and its adopted hometown of Denver, teenage rock group Residual Kid has signed to Warner-owned record label Sire.



Nickelback (yes that Nickelback) is playing Red Rocks (yes that Red Rocks) next year

Nickelback

Nickelback is playing Red Rocks on July 7. International flights for that week are really quite cheap this far in advance.



These are the 20 catchiest songs of all time, study says

Spice Girls will take on London's West End in December. Photo by Emile Wamsteker, AP.

A study shows that Spice Girls’ “Wannabe” tops the list of 20 catchiest songs of all time.



Listen: Kendrick Lamar freestyles over Taylor Swift’s “Shake it Off”

Summer Jam 2014

Mark your calendars, Nov. 5, 2014 is the day that Kendrick Lamar rapped over a Taylor Swift song.



You can help design Levitt Pavilion, Denver’s future 7,500 capacity amphitheater

An artist's rendering of Levitt Pavilion coming to Denver's Ruby Hill Park in 2016. Photo provided by Levitt Denver.

As Levitt Denver enters the planning stages of its upcoming 7,500 capacity amphitheater in Ruby Hill Park, project managers want local musicians to help design it.



Taylor Swift breaks records with “1989”

Taylor Swift @ Pepsi Center

Taylor Swift’s “1989” has sold more than 1 million copies in its first week, making Swift the first artist to do so three times.