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Imagine Dragons at the Ogden Theatre in Denver (photos, review)

Imagine Dragons @ The Ogden

Imagine Dragons played an intimate set at Denver’s 1,600-capacity Ogden Theatre in an effort to raise money for the local charity “Youth on Record.”



The Wytches aren’t as dark as you think, but they’re still weird

CMJ 2014 - Album 2

It’s been less than three months since the Wytches released its debut album, three years since the band formed and on Nov. 14 it will play its first headlining show in Denver at the Hi-Dive. But even in the band’s infancy, it’s already feeling misunderstood.



The Black Keys at the Pepsi Center in Denver (photos, review)

The Black Keys

With fame, Grammys and legions of fans, the Black Keys have been thrust into the role of an arena rock band. How did the band perform at the vast Pepsi Center in Denver on Thursday?



Bleachers at the Bluebird Theater in Denver (photos, review)

Bleachers @ The Bluebird Theater

On a night of record-breaking temperatures in Denver, Bleachers faced an uphill battle to warm up the freezing Bluebird Theater.



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.



WATCH: Waka Flocka Flame hires a blunt roller

WATCH: Waka Flocka Flame hires a blunt roller

Remember when rapper Waka Flocka Flame announced that he was going to hire a blunt roller for a $50,000/year salary?



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.



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.