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The Elliott Smith you might not know

In his new movie, "Heaven Adores You," Nickolas Rossi explores Elliott Smith's life as a whole, rather than focusing in on the beloved songwriter's darker final years. What he reveals of Smith's unsung days might be a surprise to fans.

In his new movie, “Heaven Adores You,” Nickolas Rossi explores Elliott Smith’s life as a whole, rather than focusing in on the beloved songwriter’s darker final years. What he reveals of Smith’s unsung days might be a surprise to fans.



The 1975 at the Fillmore Auditorium in Denver (photos)

The 1975 @ Fillmore 11/11/14

Fans lined the sidewalks surrounding the Fillmore Auditorium on Tuesday wrapped in blanket to protect against the bitter cold while waiting for doors to open for the 1975.



Slipknot, Korn at the Denver Coliseum (photos, review)

Slipknot

So much fire, so many black t-shirts. Slipknot and Korn brought mainstream rock from the early 2000s and 1990s back to the Denver Coliseum.



Foo Fighters “Sonic Highways” review: A dull path to complacency

On "Sonic Highways," Foo Fighters pull out the usual and reliable style in the way a machine in a factory puts together a clock.

On “Sonic Highways,” Foo Fighters pull out the usual and reliable style in the way a machine in a factory puts together a clock.



Selling out is dead: Denver bands turn to brands for support in a struggling industry

The Joy Formidable

Selling out is a thing of the past. As the music industry continues to struggle, Denver bands are entering unique and nuanced partnerships with brands like Red Bull Sound Select and Illegal Pete’s Greater Than Collective that move the sponsorship into artist development territory.



Bobby Shmurda, “Shmurda She Wrote” review: It’s no “Shmoney” dance, but it’s a start

Bobby Shmurda can rap and has an incredible ear for beats. “Shmurda She Wrote” seems a bit rushed, but with more time and creative concepts, he’ll truly be an MC with staying power.

Bobby Shmurda can rap and has an incredible ear for beats. “Shmurda She Wrote” seems a bit rushed, but with more time and creative concepts, he’ll truly be an MC with staying power.



Torn Hawk, “Let’s Cry” review: Luke Wyatt makes an unlikely protagonist

It's hard to tell what Luke Wyatt's Torn Hawk is more interested in: disquieting video or atmospheric audio. "Let's Cry..." proves neither stands alone.

It’s hard to tell what Luke Wyatt’s Torn Hawk is more interested in: disquieting video or atmospheric audio. “Let’s Cry…” proves neither stands alone.



Big Bank Hank dead: Sugarhill Gang rapper was 57

Big Bank Hank of pioneering hip-hop group Sugarhill Gang has died, TMZ is reporting. He was 57.

Big Bank Hank of pioneering hip-hop group Sugarhill Gang has died, TMZ is reporting. He was 57.



Bastille at the 1stBank Center in Colorado (photos)

Bastille @ 1st Bank Center

Long lines gathered early in the snow before Bastille and Ella Eyre were set to perform inside the frozen 1stBank Center on Monday night.



Azealia Banks “Broke With Expensive Taste” review: A familiar surprise

Even though a handful of songs on Azealia Banks' “Broke With Expensive Taste” are old news, they fit right in and haven’t gotten stale over the last few years.

Even though a handful of songs on Azealia Banks’ “Broke With Expensive Taste” are old news, they fit right in and haven’t gotten stale over the last few years.