The Reverb Essay

Should you go see the Black Keys’ Denver show at Pepsi Center?

The Black Keys @ 1st bank

New members, poppier songs, arena tours… The Black Keys ain’t what they used to be. Is it worth seeing the band come to the Pepsi Center this week?



Why production makes all the difference in the Preatures’ debut, “Blue Planet Eyes”

Why production makes all the difference in the Preatures' debut, "Blue Planet Eyes"

Why production makes all the difference in the Preatures’ debut, “Blue Planet Eyes.”



How to approach music criticism — it’s about people not publications

How to approach music criticism -- it's about people not publications

Want to get the most out of the music criticism you read? Follow the writer, not the publication.



William Tyler, the silent singer-songwriter

William Tyler plays Boulder's Fox Theatre on Tuesday. Photo by Hunter Armistead, courtesy of the artist's Facebook page.

Lambchop and ex-Silver Jews guitarist William Tyler conveys novels’ worth of story into his latest solo album—without saying a word.



The Dave Grohl apology: Backpedaling hits breakneck speeds!

Foo Fighters @ Pepsi Center by John Leyba

The Dave Grohl apology: Backpedaling hits breakneck speeds!



The Reverb Essay: Creighton Holley left his mark on Denver’s music scene

Creighton Holley passed away on Jan. 4, 2012. Photo by Cherie DuFour.

Denver blues man Creighton Holley passed away on Jan. 4, 2012. A look back on his career and impact on the Mile High City



Feature: The Flaming Lips, in my life (a visual and written retrospective)

Flaming Lips Photo Retrospective

Flaming Lips photo and written retrospective in advance of Red Rocks show



The Reverb Essay: An Avett Brothers superfan tells all

Gov't Mule, The Avett Brothers @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre

An Avett Brothers superfan tells all: Read the original essay from August 2009



The Reverb Essay: My time with the Flaming Lips

Elizabeth Allen on stage with the Flaming Lips in Atlantic City, NJ. Photo courtesy of the artist.

The Flaming Lips invited Denver singer Lizzie Allen to sing on stage with the band for several shows



The Reverb Essay: Unveiling “The Love Project”

Lucia De Giovanni's

Lucia Giovanni’s “Love Project” came to life on Sunday at the Flobots’ Community Space