Experimental/Avant Garde

Listen to the new M.I.A. song, “Unbreak My Mixtape”

M.I.A. performs during the second day of the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, Calif., Saturday, April 18, 2009. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

M.I.A. has shared “Unbreak my Mixtape,” another song that could presumably end up on the upcoming, “Matangi,” due out Nov. 5 on Interscope.

Steal This Track from Springdale Quartet

Steal This Track from Springdale Quartet

Not feeling too groovy this Monday? Get in to the groove laid down by Boulder’s jam-jazz band Springdale Quartet.

Steal This Track from “This Ain’t No Cowtown Vol. 5″

Steal This Track from "This Ain't No Cowtown Vol. 5"

Denver record label ZetaKaye House is releasing “This Ain’t No Cowtown,” a massive collection of Colorado music, comedy and poetry that spans three editions, all to benefit a local musician recovering from cancer. We’ve got an alt-country track from Andy Hamilton and the Whiskey Hitchers and a comedy bit from Nathan Lund for you to steal.

Thundercat at Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom, 7-26-13 (photos, review)


At Cervantes on Friday night, Thundercat dazzled the audience with the kind of instrumental virtuosity that echoed giants of the electric bass like Jaco Pastorius and Stanley Clarke.

Best Colorado shows this week: Thundercat, Bob Dylan and more

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Topping our picks of best Colorado shows this week are Thundercat, Bob Dylan and more.

Watch: Pretty Lights, Talib Kweli perform “Around the Block” on Conan

Pretty Lights @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre

Complete with a full backing band, singers and Talib Kweli, Denver’s Pretty Lights brought an electro-soul aesthetic to Conan on Wednesday.

Watch the Nine Inch Nails video for “Came Back Haunted,” directed by David Lynch

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Watch the terrifying new Nine Inch Nails video for “Came Back Haunted,” directed by David Lynch.

Listen: Pretty Lights streams “A Color Map of the Sun”

Pretty Lights @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre

Pretty Lights is streaming a full preview of the new album, “A Color Map of the Sun.” Listen here.

Steal This Track from the Raven and the Writing Desk

Steal This Track from the Raven and the Writing Desk

Turn that frown upside down, Denver! If you’re stuck eating lunch at your desk and surfing music blogs, you’ve landed on a the rare real FREE GIFT from the Internet. Download this track from The Raven and the Writing Desk.

Nine Inch Nails tour 2013 includes 46 shows, Colorado date

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A few hours after releasing the first new song since 2008, Trent Reznor has announced a new Nine Inch Nails tour that reaches 46 cities, including Colorado.