Indie

Arctic Monkeys are finally popular in the U.S. — here’s why it took so long

Arctic Monkeys perform at Outside Lands 2014. Photo by Jon Bauer, heyreverb.com.

After five albums, Arctic Monkeys are finally headlining festivals and the biggest venues in the U.S. But after years of phenomenal success in the U.K., what took the band so long to click in the states?



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.



Tennis escapes an “existential tailspin” to write third album, “Ritual In Repeat”

Tennis Feature

After months of writer’s block and an “existential tailspin,” Tennis had to do something drastic to write its third album, “Ritual In Repeat.”



Best Colorado shows this week: Arctic Monkeys, Inner Oceans and more

Arctic Monkeys play The Ogden Theater on 5/28/13.

Arctic Monkeys, Inner Oceans and more make our list of best Colorado shows this week.



PHOTOS: Future Islands Gothic Theatre show (review, video)

Future Islands

After a breakout 2014, the bar was set pretty high for Future Islands’ sold out show at the Gothic Theatre on Wednesday. Did the synthpop band live up to the hype?



Arcade Fire Reflektor tour: What local band did they cover in your state? (map)

Arcade Fire

We created a map that shows which local act Arcade Fire covered in each U.S. state during their Reflektor tour this year.



Album review: Ty Segall, “Manipulator”

Ty Segall seizes the moment with "Manipulator," dispensing with the 27-year-old's usual fine layer of scuzz for a polished sound that's been burnished to a high gloss.

Ty Segall seizes the moment with “Manipulator,” dispensing with the 27-year-old’s usual fine layer of scuzz for a polished sound that’s been burnished to a high gloss.



Best Colorado shows this week: Future Islands, Princess Music and more

SXSW 2014 - Day 3

Future Islands, Princess Music and more make our list of best Colorado shows this week.



PHOTOS: Portugal. The Man, Grouplove Red Rocks Amphitheater show (review)

Grouplove/Portugal. The Man @ Red Rocks 8/21/14

Portugal. The Man, Grouplove and STRFKR brought a night of genius cover songs to Red Rocks Amphitheatre on Thursday.



Vampire Weekend’s Rostam Batmanglij makes Broadway debut

Vampire Weekend's Rostam Batmanglij performs at Governors Ball 2014 in New York. Photo by Joe McCabe, heyreverb.com.

Rostam Batmanglij, the guitarist, keyboardist and co-writer for alt-music darlings Vampire Weekend, is making his Broadway debut – albeit only sonically – alongside Michael Cera, Kieran Culkin and Tavi Gevinson.