The Reverb Essay

The Reverb Essay: Teena Marie defined the barriers, busted through them

Teena Marie passed away on Christmas day.

An appreciation: Teena Marie defined the barriers, busted through them



The Reverb Essay: R.I.P. Don Van Vliet, a.k.a. Captain Beefheart

Don Van Vliet, the child sculptor, is dead. The artist formerly known as Captain Beefheart passed away on Friday due to complications from multiple sclerosis, and he will be missed.

The artist formerly known as Captain Beefheart passed away on Friday. From the mid-1960s to the early-’80s, Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band revolutionized rock music in ways that forever altered the possibilities for the form, influencing movements from the No-Wave to the New Wave, punk to avant-garde.



The Reverb Essay: R.I.P. The Dutchess & the Duke

Kimberly Morrison, left, and Jesse Lortz were the Dutchess & the Duke. And we'll miss them. Reverb file photo by John Moore, heyreverb.com

The Dutchess & the Duke has broken up. And now it’s time to cry in our beers.



The Reverb Essay: Denver musicians rule. So let’s stop acting surprised when out-of-towners agree.

The Reverb Essay: Denver musicians rule. So let's stop acting surprised when out-of-towners agree.

The Reverb Essay: Denver musicians rule. So let’s stop acting surprised when out-of-towners agree.



The Reverb Essay: How (not) to be (painfully) alone

Owen Ashworth is alone, and that's o.k.

The 7” had CFTPA – also known as Owen Ashworth – covering Paul Simon’s Graceland, turning that tribal anthem of your mom and dad’s…



The UMS: A founder’s retrospective on the first 10 years

The UMS: A founder's retrospective on the first 10 years

The UMS: A founder’s retrospective on the first 10 years



UMS founder tackles question: To poll or not to poll?

UMS founder tackles question: To poll or not to poll?

UMS founder tackles question: To poll or not to poll?



10 Most Gut-Wrenching Songs of the Aughts: Weigh in

Do you realize what your words do to people, Wayne Coyne? Do you?? Reverb file photo from Red Rocks.

10 Most Gut-Wrenching Songs of the Aughts: Weigh in