Without Neutral Milk Hotel would these five bands exist?

Without Neutral Milk Hotel would these five bands exist?

Here, we run down five bands, that owe their sound to Neutral Milk Hotel.

Gwar and the power of shock rock

GWAR Halloween

The future of Gwar without Dave Brockie is uncertain, but what we do know is that few bands have been brave enough to push obscenity, performance and music to such disturbing places.

Breaking down Lorde’s musical influences

Breaking down Lorde's musical influences

From top 40 rap to Vampire weekend Reverb breaks down Lorde’s musical influences.

Morrison residents doubt new Red Rocks noise rules will work

Winter On The Rocks 2014

The new noise regulations imposed for Red Rocks Amphitheatre by the city of Denver didn’t seem to satisfy Morrison residents or town board members Tuesday night.

Oscars 2014: Watch Pharrell, Karen O and more perform at the Academy Awards

Singer Karen O and musician Ezra Koenig perform onstage during the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Watch performances from the Oscars 2014 best song nominees, including Pharrell, Karen O and more.

Oscars 2014: Who will win the Academy Award for best original song?

Next year will see the first solo album from Pharrell Williams since 2006's "In My Mind." Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP

Reverb breaks down the best original song nominees at the 2014 Oscars.

James Murphy thinks commercial EDM is “repellent”

LCD Soundsystem @ the Fillmore Auditorium

James Murphy doesn’t like today’s dance music. And when the former frontman of LCD Soundsystem finds something “repellent” we have to take his word for it.

The Fray find happiness in life, but vulnerability on “Helios”

The Fray @ The Biennial of the Americas

The Fray are sitting in a break room in the back of Denver’s Twist & Shout records admiring the vinyl pressing of their new album, “Helios,” for the first time.

Will Jimmy Fallon’s music taste follow him to “The Tonight Show?”

Jimmy Fallon and the Roots perform the "Sesame Street" theme song with a bunch of muppets.

Jimmy Fallon made his “Tonight Show” debut with Will Smith and U2. Will the “Tonight Show” carry on the pattern of musical excellence Fallon has fostered?

The music of “Girls,” the one reason to keep watching

Lollapalooza 2013 Day Three

With characters with serious personality flaws, aggravating 20-somethings and more, the music is the reason to keep watching “Girls.”