Interviews

The Reverb Interview: Ween

The genre-shredding duo of Gene and Dean Ween has never been a general audience rock act. Outside of Colorado, anyway. Despite the reams of press the band gets, and a brief dalliance with the mainstream after the left-field MTV joke-rock hit "Push Th' Little Daisies" in 1993, the kind of love that Colorado shows Ween remains unique.

Why So Serious, Moshe Kasher?

Here's the thing about Moshe Kasher: He transcends time and culture, taste and religion. He is, in the words of the almighty Moses, the only comedian we've ever needed -- and the only one we'll ever want.

The Reverb Interview: Gavin Rossdale of Bush

Alt-rock band Bush kicked off its reunion tour on Tuesday in San Diego, and as frontman Gavin Rossdale wound his way through a career-spanning set that included the '90s hits that made him famous — "Comedown," "Glycerine" and "Machinehead" included — he noticed something unexpected in the packed crowd below him.

The Reverb Interview: John Butler of the John Butler Trio

In the John Butler Trio's new "Live at Red Rocks" CD/DVD set, there's a beat that sets frontman Butler apart from the roots-dub-jam pack. A noted Australian environmentalist, Butler took the time in front of his biggest-ever headlining audience in the U.S. last June to thank American Indians, some of whom helped open his Morrison show as a part of the Denver March Powwow Dancers.

The Reverb Interview: Kim Thayil of Soundgarden

UPDATED: Click here for a full review and photo gallery of the Red Rocks show. After penning some of the biggest songs of the grunge era — memorable '90s rock epics such as "Black Hole Sun," "Outshined" and "Spoonman" — Seattle's Soundgarden became a staple of indie music.

The Reverb Interview: Matthew Shipp

If people are open-minded, we tend to assume they won’t strongly defend their beliefs. Matthew Shipp is not one of those people. The free jazz pianist has worked with artists as diverse as DJ Spooky and the hip hop group Anti-Pop Consortium, helping to create a bridge between a music with the absolute least commercial potential and those who work in more popular forms.

Feature: Biggest-ever Global Dance Festival marks a milestone for immigrant Denver promoter Ha Hau

Ha Hau is an affable guy, a first-generation Vietnamese-American with an intense stare, a thin build and a receding hairline. Working in his Golden Triangle offices, wearing a fitted T-shirt and jeans, he doesn't look like a club kingpin, a trendy promoter, an electronic-music tastemaker — until the music of British trance legend Carl Cox starts pumping through his satellite radio.

Why So Serious, Jim Breuer?

Who's that half-lidded creature peering at you through a cloud of white smoke? Why, it's another "Why So Serious?" Q&A, this time featuring stand-up, podcaster and former "Saturday Night Live" cast member Jim Breuer.