Mac DeMarco isn’t the stoner and slacker you think he is

Mac DeMarco performs at Colorado's Gothic Theatre on July 14 with Denver's Homebody. Photo courtesy of Captured Tracks.

Mac DeMarco has an ear for jazz. When decompressing from tour he sits around and smokes cigarettes or goes to his favorite laundromat/pinball arcade to play the Addams Family machine. He doesn’t smoke weed.

Steal This Track from Spies!

Steal This Track from Spies!

Denver rock band Spies! released a new EP undercover. Steal the title track now.

Denver’s Thee Dang Dangs has broken up

Psychedelic Light and Sound Festival 8/10/13

Denver garage-surf band Thee Dang Dangs has announced that it has broken up. As of July 6, the band has cancelled all upcoming shows and will not be performing live or recording new material, according to a post on Thee Dang Dangs’ Facebook.

Riot Fest decision expected within 10 days

Riot Fest Day One Seth

With Riot Fest scheduled in Byers less than three months away, it’s not known what might happen to the three-day punk and rock festival — and the thousands of fans who plan to attend — should Arapahoe County deny a permit for the show.

Fourth of July playlist: 15 songs for America

Big Boi, left, and Andre 3000 of hip hop group Outkast perform behind a screen depicting the American flag during their headlining set on the first day of the 2014 Coachella Music and Arts Festival on Friday, April 11, 2014, in Indio, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Spin our Fourth of July playlist for a hit of music made by Americans, for Americans about America.

Courtney Barnett at the Larimer Lounge, 7-1-14 (photos, review, video)

Courtney Barnett @ The Larimer Lounge, 7/1/14

The Larimer Lounge was the perfect setting for Courtney Barnett’s wry, confessional songs.

Album review: Old Crow Medicine Show, “Remedy”

Album review: Old Crow Medicine Show, "Remedy."

“Remedy” is a landmark album for Old Crow Medicine Show: it’s the first album without Willie Watson, and the first sign that might be a big problem.

Watch: 30 seconds with The UMS band Dragondeer

Watch: 30 seconds with The UMS band Dragondeer

Dragondeer gives Reverb a mythological lesson, a tour of the band’s practice space and a reason why harmonica isn’t annoying.

Steal This Track from The Hunger Artist

Steal This Track from The Hunger Artist

The Hunger Artist will not release music until it’s absolutely perfect, meaning there’s no released music. But we have a killer track to share.

Five Colorado bands and their national doppelgangers, round two: Plume Varia, Covenhoven and more

Covenhoven @ Hi-Dive 3/28/14

To help you get into the mind-set of the UMS on July 24-27, we match five Colorado bands with the national act they sound most like.