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Pitbull and the culture of terrible music

Pitbull performs at Fiddlers Green Amphitheatre on June 11, 2013 in Englewood, Colorado. Photo by Seth McConnell, heyreverb.com.

He just hosted the AMAs and released an inevitably popular new album—Pitbull is back again. But why? And how do we stop him?



Your Old Droog EP review: He’s not Nas, but his debut is strong

Your Old Droog is sharp, dexterous, mischievous and funny. And based off the strength of his debut EP, he's worth keeping an eye on.

Your Old Droog is sharp, dexterous, mischievous and funny. And based off the strength of his debut EP, he’s worth keeping an eye on.



Download “Rocks / Rolls” from Strange Americans, exclusively on Steal This Track

Download "Rocks / Rolls" from Strange Americans, exclusively on Steal This Track

If there is such a thing as “neo-classic rock,” Strange Americans may be Colorado’s best example of the genre. Steal “Rock / Roll” exclusively here.



Flying Lotus’ unlikely path to stardom: How his experimental sound caught on with larger audiences

Flying Lotus performs at SXSW on March 15, 2014. Photo by Joe McCabe, heyreverb.com.

Flying Lotus’ music is hardly accessible, yet he’s found success in an industry that typically favors artists with mainstream appeal. How did Flying Lotus defy the pop music industry to become a welcome face in large venues, festivals, video games and on TV?



Ariel Pink “pom pom” review: weird, wonderful and divisive

Ariel Pink's wonderfully weird "pom pom" is dumb, clever, grating and catchy all at the same time. Expect it to bookend this year's best and worst of lists.

Ariel Pink’s wonderfully weird “pom pom” is dumb, clever, grating and catchy all at the same time. Expect it to bookend this year’s best and worst of lists.



One Direction: Our gut reaction to every song on “Four”

One Direction and 5SOS @ Pepsi Center by John Leyba

The new One Direction album, “Four,” came out today, effectively changing the lives of teen girls across the world. We listened to it. Here’s what happened.



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.



Judas Priest’s Rob Halford: “We considered if we were ready to hang things up”

Ahead of the band's show at 1stBank Center on Nov. 19, Judas Priest's Rob Halford talks to Reverb about the new album, nearly hanging things up and its breath of new life.

Ahead of the band’s show at 1stBank Center on Nov. 19, Judas Priest’s Rob Halford talks to Reverb about the new album, nearly hanging things up and its breath of new life.



15 songs to listen to on Spotify that aren’t Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift @ Pepsi Center

Who needs Taylor Swift on Spotify? Listen to these 15 songs instead.



Denver hip-hop artists react to election results

Wheelchair Sports Camp performs at Lost Lake Lounge on March 9, 2014. Photo by Michael McGrath, heyreverb.com.

Jonny 5 of Flobots, Kalyn Heffernan from Wheelchair Sports Camp and more Denver hip-hop artists react to the 2014 elections.