The Reverb Interview

Mark Mothersbaugh’s jukebox: Devo founder makes one-of-a-kind artifact for Denver bars

Mark Mothersbaugh's jukebox: Devo founder makes one-of-a-kind artifact for Denver bars

Devo’s Mark Mothersbaugh is heralding his Oct. 31 MCA Denver exhibit “Myopia” with a custom vinyl jukebox of random, rare, unreleased music and poetry.



Air Dubai has high hopes for new album, “Be Calm,” exposure from 2014 Warped Tour

Air Dubai from left, Jon Shockness, Nick Spreigl, Julian Thomas, Taylor Tait, Lawrence Grivich and Michael Ray. Photo by Emily Driskill, provided by 7S Management.

After a four-year hiatus since its last proper album, Air Dubai is preparing its first release for Los Angeles-based Hopeless Records, “Be Calm,” which is set to drop on July 1.



Sharon Van Etten craves an intimate setting for her haunting music

Sharon Van Etten's set at the Bluebird Theater was a radiant goldmine for those mid-week diehards who took in the spectacle to a mostly packed house. Photo by Dusdin Condren.

Sharon Van Etten wants fans and critics to know that if anyone is holding back her career, it’s herself.



King Khan & the Shrines on psychedelic contact highs, portable toilets, and the Westword Music Showcase

Try not to use the portable toilets during King Khan's Westword Music Showcase set on June 21. Trust us. (Photo provided by Merge Records)

King Khan & the Shrines on outdoor shows, tripping while making out and the Westword Music Showcase.



Guided by Voices’ Robert Pollard talks endurance, touring and art inspiration before Gothic Theatre show

Guided by Voices is, from left to right, Mitch Mitchell, Greg Demos, Robert Pollard, Tobin Sprout and Kevin March. (Photo provided by Ground Control Touring)

Guided by Voices’ Robert Pollard reflects with Reverb on his band’s latest tour, the 20th anniversary of “Bee Thousand,” and his collage art-making process.



Tune-Yards on awareness, Haitian influence in “Nikki Nack”

Tune-Yards on awareness, Haitian influence in "Nikki Nack"

Tune-Yards talks Haitian drumming influences and the importance of awareness in dance music on her new album, “Nikki Nack.”



Pretty Lights talks a new project, SnowBall and “pressing play”

Pretty Lights

Pretty Lights spills about an upcoming music project, what he thinks about the new home of Snowball and “pressing play.”



Kishi Bashi talks his new album, Lou Reed and Of Montreal ahead of SXSW 2014

Kishi Bashi @ Bluebird Theater

Kishi Bashi chatted with us last week about the magical realism of his music, the reality of going solo and how Lou Reed influenced his new album.



Angel Olsen on karaoke and the ’80s killing country music

Thanks to her intense stage presence, powerful voice and command of the Larimer Lounge crowd, Angel Olsen showed why she is a band to watch at SXSW this week. Photo by Zia Anger.

With Cola on her mind, Angel Olsen talks the (de)evolution of country, how she approaches performance and karaoke.



White Denim’s Steve Terebecki talks bogan rock and “Corsicana Lemonade”

White Denim @ the Larimer Lounge

White Denim’s Steve Terebecki talks Tame Impala, recording at Jeff Tweedy’s studio and what he knows about the town their new album is named for.