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Are front-to-back album concerts sucking the fun out of live music?

An increasing number of acts have been booking dates around the idea of performing their most popular, iconic albums from start to finish. That includes multiple acts at Riot Fest Denver. But in the rush to monetize nostalgia, is something lost in the live experience?

An increasing number of acts have been booking dates around the idea of performing their most popular, iconic albums from start to finish. That includes multiple acts at Riot Fest Denver. But in the rush to monetize nostalgia, is something lost in the live experience?



Lykke Li gives advice on love and how to survive heartbreak

Lykke Li plays Denver's Ogden Theatre on Sept. 25. Photo provided by Press Here Publicity.

Lykke Li’s in a car, it’s sunny in LA, and she isn’t sure she’ll ever love like she’s loved before. We talk to the singer about how to overcome heartbreak and more ahead of her Denver show.



Conor Oberst finally cheers up, hits the road for new solo album

Conor Oberst performs at the Boulder Theater with Desaparecidos on Oct. 20, 2013. Photo by Glenn Ross, heyreverb.com.

If he could go back in time, Conor Oberst would tell his younger, brooding self to not take things so seriously. We talk to the songwriter about growing up, his new backing band and more.



Listen: Drake’s most sensitive lyrics

Drake now has his own lint rollers. Will this ever end?

Drake’s the type of guy to drink tea with Erykah Badu, mind his manners and fall in love with Nicki Minaj. So, we put together a list of Drake’s most sensitive lyrics.



Seven bands you didn’t know formed at school

The Strokes perform at Governors Ball in New York on June 7, 2014. Photo by Joe McCabe, heyreverb.com.

With students now settled in for a new semester, we created a list of bands that formed while at school — from Ivy League schools to University of Colorado.



Kim Deal’s Breeders jump back into “Last Splash” with extended tour

Despite having been released in 1993, the Breeders' critically-acclaimed album "Last Splash" is still fun to perform for its creators.

Kim Deal appreciates that her band’s most famous album helped define an era when alternative music ruled the radio and MTV. She’s glad it achieved platinum sales status, and that critics have since pegged it as one of indie rock’s most enduringly bittersweet documents.

She’s just puzzled as to why that is.



Phish at Dick’s: Will its return to Colorado become the stuff of legend?

Phish - Day 2 @ Dick's Sporting Goods Park

Phish returns to Dick’s Sporting Goods Park this weekend for a fourth Labor Day run, stepping into a venue that has emerged as a celebrated turning point in the Vermont quartet’s storied history.



PHOTOS: High Plains Comedy Festival 2014 (review)

The 2014 High Plains Comedy Festival

Denver’s 65-performer High Plains comedy festival made some tweaks and was better for it in its second year.



Jack White is hanging at Rockies’ batting practice at Coors Field

Jack White at Rockies' batting practice at Coors Field. Photo courtesy of Alexis Perry.

The day before his sold out Red Rocks show, Jack White stopped by Coors Field to take batting practice with the Colorado Rockies. He was even decked out in his own Rockies gear.



Peter Buck trades R.E.M. for alt-rock supergroup the Baseball Project

With R.E.M. done, Peter Buck can do whatever he wants, so he's leisurely touring the country with the Baseball Project, which stops at the Oriental Theater on Aug. 15.

With R.E.M. done, Peter Buck can do whatever he wants, so he’s leisurely touring the country with the Baseball Project, which stops at the Oriental Theater on Aug. 15.