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PHOTOS: Beck Red Rocks Amphitheatre show (review, video)

Beck @ Red Rocks 8/15/14

Beck is a master of styles, and on Friday night he returned to Red Rocks for the first time in more than a decade to give a razor sharp performance that spanned the gamut of American music.



Does Beck’s chameleon approach to music work in 2014?

Does Beck's chameleon approach to music work in 2014?

Friday marks just over 11 years since Beck last played Colorado’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre. But in more than a decade, how has Beck fared? The artist we know as Beck found success by defying predictability. That’s an accomplishment that feels much more difficult to pull off today.



Denver’s Jeremy Jones of the Teaching on Grammy nominations with Macklemore

The Teaching releases its fourth album at Dazzle Jazz on June 23.

Ahead of the Teaching’s CD release at Dazzle Jazz in Denver, we spoke with Colorado-raised drummer Jeremy Jones about the band’s Grammy nominations and more.



DJ Check One (Dameion Hines) celebrates J Dilla with “Welcome to Dillaville”

On Saturday at Cervantes, Dameion Hines is part of a show called “Welcome to Dillaville,” which includes former Pharcyde members SlimKid3 and Fatlip, Slum Village and Casual of Hieroglyphics, among others, in a tribute and celebration of J Dilla’s music.

On Saturday at 1Up Colfax, Dameion Hines is part of a show called “Welcome to Dillaville,” which includes former Pharcyde members SlimKid3 and Fatlip, Slum Village and Casual of Hieroglyphics, among others, in a tribute and celebration of J Dilla’s music.



The Knife at the Fillmore Auditorium, 4-21-14 (photos, review)

The Knife @ Fillmore Auditorium

A performance of this scale is rare. And, it wakes us to the fact that not only is art far from irrelevant, but in the form of The Knife, we can be reminded again of its force.



Fred Armisen hosts a “Portlandia” preview at the Gothic Theater (photos, review)

Portlandia @ The Gothic Theatre

Fred Armisen showed his witty sense of humor and lack of pretension during a lengthy Q&A after his “Portlandia” Season Four premier at the Gothic Theater in Denver.



Christian McBride Trio at Dazzle, 3-7-14 (review)

Christian McBride Trio. Photo by Chi Modu.

With covers that included Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder and more, Christian McBride Trio threw a party that fans didn’t want to see end at Dazzle on Friday.



Matt Wilson Quartet at Dazzle, 3-1-14 (review)

Matt Wilson Quartet. Photo courtesy of Tom Foley.

Matt Wilson’s antics at Dazzle on Saturday would have worn thin if it weren’t for the quartet’s powerhouse musicianship.



Think jazz is boring? Meet Matt Wilson

Matt Wilson wants to change your opinion on Jazz. Photo by Michael Jackson.

Reverb spoke with Matt Wilson in advance of his quartet’s performances at Dazzle this Saturday and Sunday.



Deltron 3030 at Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom, 1-31-14 (photos, review)

Deltron 3030 @ Cervantes, 1/31/14

For Deltron 3030, the lessons of the future echo the present. At least, that’s one take on the sci-fi hip hop the group brought to Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom on Friday night.