Indie

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?



Riot Fest 2014 guide: You can’t miss these artists

Riot Fest - Day 1 People Dylan

Need help navigating the three-days-worth of nostalgia, punk, indie and rock acts at Riot Fest Denver? Look no further than our guide to Riot Fest 2014.



PHOTOS: Conor Oberst Boulder Theater show

Conor Oberst @ Boulder Theater 9/16/14

Conor Oberst isn’t quite the dark and angsty teenager who once churned out music as if it was the only thing that kept him going.



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.



Alt-J new album stream: Listen to “This Is All Yours” in full a week early

Alt-J @ the Fillmore 9/5/2013

The wait is over for the much anticipated followup to Alt-J’s Mercury Prize winning “An Awesome Wave.”



PHOTOS: Yacht, White Fang Bluebird Theater show (review)

YACHT @ Bluebird Theater 9/14/14

A bizarre crowd situation gave an otherwise solid show from Yacht an eerie feeling Sunday night at the Bluebird Theater.



Five bands you haven’t heard but must catch at Goldrush this weekend

Fans watch performances at Goldrush 2013. Photo by Zach Roif, courtesy of Goldrush.

With an intimidating lineup, we pick out five bands you must see at Goldrush Music Festival this weekend.



Goldrush Music Festival wants to challenge your music tastes

Chris Rehm of the band Caddywhompus performs at Goldrush 2013 at the Sidewinder Tavern. Photo by Zach Roif, courtesy of Goldrush.

Passion project Goldrush Music Festival returns to Denver this weekend with another slew of music you don’t know, but gotta check out.



Album review: Karen O, “Crush Songs”

Album review: Through 25 minutes of scratchy bedroom music, Karen O will lead you into a cooing, peaceful place on her debut solo album, "Crush Songs."

Through 25 minutes of scratchy bedroom music, Karen O will lead you into a cooing, peaceful place on her debut solo album, “Crush Songs.”



Album review: Tennis, “Ritual In Repeat”

Album review: Tennis, "Ritual In Repeat"

“Ritual In Repeat” is an appealing next step for Tennis, mixing funk and soul into their repertoire without abandoning their charming song-craft.