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Best Colorado shows this week: The Wytches, Run the Jewels, Jane’s Addiction and more

Uproar Festival 2013

The Wytches, Run the Jewels and more make our picks of best Colorado concerts this week.



The Wytches aren’t as dark as you think, but they’re still weird

CMJ 2014 - Album 2

It’s been less than three months since the Wytches released its debut album, three years since the band formed and on Nov. 14 it will play its first headlining show in Denver at the Hi-Dive. But even in the band’s infancy, it’s already feeling misunderstood.



The Black Keys at the Pepsi Center in Denver (photos, review)

The Black Keys

With fame, Grammys and legions of fans, the Black Keys have been thrust into the role of an arena rock band. How did the band perform at the vast Pepsi Center in Denver on Thursday?



The Elliott Smith you might not know

In his new movie, "Heaven Adores You," Nickolas Rossi explores Elliott Smith's life as a whole, rather than focusing in on the beloved songwriter's darker final years. What he reveals of Smith's unsung days might be a surprise to fans.

In his new movie, “Heaven Adores You,” Nickolas Rossi explores Elliott Smith’s life as a whole, rather than focusing in on the beloved songwriter’s darker final years. What he reveals of Smith’s unsung days might be a surprise to fans.



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

The Joy Formidable

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.



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.