The Reverb Interview

Gregory Alan Isakov’s definition of sad music

Gregory Alan Isakov performs at a sold out Boulder Theater on Sunday Aug. 4, 2013. Photos by Josh Elioseff, heyreverb.com.

Ahead of his sold out show at the Ogden Theatre in Denver, Gregory Alan Isakov talks about sad vs happy music and why it’s easy to take simple things for granted.



DJ Premier on his new project PRhyme: “I’d never done anything like it before”

Rapper Royce da 5'9" (left) and Gang Starr's legendary DJ Premier have emerged as the a hip-hop super-duo called PRhyme.

“It wasn’t my idea at all, and I was actually against it at first,” said DJ Premier of his new project, PRhyme, with Detroit rapper Royce da 5’9”.



Nicholas Payton and what we mean when we say black music

Nicholas Payton, founder of the Black American Music movement, talks about music's cultural influences, race and more ahead of his trio’s performances on Feb. 19-20 at Dazzle Jazz.

Nicholas Payton, founder of the Black American Music movement, talks about music’s cultural influences, race and more ahead of his trio’s performances on Feb. 19-20 at Dazzle Jazz.



Hundred Waters owes Super Bowl XLIX, awkward Letterman moments for surge of success

With help from Skrillex, Coca-Cola and awkward moments with Letterman, indie-pop band Hundred Waters is looking ahead to a dream year.

With help from Skrillex, Coca-Cola and awkward moments with Letterman, indie-pop band Hundred Waters is looking ahead to a dream year.



Brownout finds the funk in metal as Brown Sabbath

After a decade as a Latin-funk band, Brownout decided to release an album of Black Sabbath covers. How did metal fans, funk fans and even Ozzy Osbourne himself take to these funkified riffs?

After a decade as a Latin-funk band, Brownout decided to release an album of Black Sabbath covers. How did metal fans, funk fans and even Ozzy Osbourne himself take to these funkified riffs?



Denver’s Dianne Reeves rethinks Fleetwood Mac, Bob Marley for fifth Grammy win

Denver’s Dianne Reeves rethinks Fleetwood Mac, Bob Marley for fifth Grammy win

Denver’s Dianne Reeves talks about winning her fifth Grammy Award for her latest album, “Beautiful Life.”



Five Rhymes with Mr. Midas

Mr. Midas walks us through his five favorite hip-hop rhymes of all time, from Jay-Z to Snoop Dogg.

Mr. Midas walks us through his five favorite hip-hop rhymes of all time, from Jay-Z to Snoop Dogg.



Major Lazer to debut new, “more progressive” music at Red Rocks, says Diplo

Diplo performs at the Westword Music Showcase on June 21, 2014. Photo by Evan Semon, heyreverb.com.

Major Lazer has two releases in the works for this year, and Diplo tells Reverb the new material will be more progressive, and include guest stars like Usher and more.



King Tuff: From jacuzzis to mermaids to touring with Ex Hex

Ahead of his show at the Larimer Lounge on Jan. 27, King Tuff's Kyle Thomas talks to Reverb about unexplainable recording phenomena during his latest LP “Black Moon Spell” and hanging out at Moe’s BBQ. Photo courtesy of Sub Pop.

Ahead of his show at the Larimer Lounge on Jan. 27, King Tuff’s Kyle Thomas talks to Reverb about unexplainable recording phenomena during his latest LP “Black Moon Spell” and hanging out at Moe’s BBQ.



From Rosanne Cash, a sonic travelogue through the South

Rosanne Cash talks about her new album "The River & The Thread" and her journeys through the South that inspired the music.

Rosanne Cash talks about her new album “The River & The Thread” and her journeys through the South that inspired the music.