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4/20 in Denver: The rise of a new entertainment holiday

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April 20 is now a full-on entertainment holiday in Colorado with promoters and entrepreneurs looking to capture a slice of the massive audiences in the same way they might on Halloween or New Year’s Eve — and music fans are the winners with a dizzying array of music throughout the city.



4/20 playlist: Not your cliche weed-inspired songs

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Listen to our 4/20 playlist with Parquet Courts, The Weeknd, Animal Collective, Curren$y, King Krule and more.



What Colorado band will Arcade Fire cover at the Pepsi Center?

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During its “Reflektor” tour Arcade Fire has been giving nods to artists from each market it plays. So when the band stops in Denver on April 23, what Colorado act will it cover?



The Pack A.D. takes stripped-down rock from fake fights to European clubs

The Pack a.d. headlines the Hi-Dive in Denver on April 11.

There’s a moment in the video for “Battering Ram,” one of the singles from the Pack A.D.’s new album “Do Not Engage,” in which the scene at a gritty dive-bar turns unexpectedly violent.



UMS 2014 initial lineup announcement: Real Estate, Unknown Mortal Orchestra and more

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Our friends over at the UMS have shared a taste of the 2014 lineup. See the initial announcement here.



Without Neutral Milk Hotel would these five bands exist?

Without Neutral Milk Hotel would these five bands exist?

Here, we run down five bands, that owe their sound to Neutral Milk Hotel.



Lollapalooza 2014 lineup analysis: This year lacks imagination

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With unexciting headliners and only a few highlights in the middle, the Lollapalooza 2014 lineup shows a lack of imagination.



Album review: Future Islands, “Singles”

Album review: Future Islands, "Singles"

“Singles” is the uncommon album that works in pieces over the car stereo, in concerted listens and, rarest of all, onstage in front of all your exes.



Fred Armisen: “Portlandia” isn’t only for music and comedy nerds

Fred Armisen will host an advance screening of season three of Portlandia at Colorado's Gothic Theatre.

Fred Armisen talks about getting music and comedy elite to appear on “Portlandia” and how the audience is wider than you might think.



Should we start worrying about Lollapalooza 2014?

Lollapalooza 2013 Day Two

With Arctic Monkeys, Kings of Leon, Skrillex and Eminem rumored to headline Lollapalooza 2014, is it time to start worrying about the quality of this year’s festival?