Death Grips has announced a tour with a Denver date
Don't get your hopes up on this one. It's possible that Death Grips has canceled more shows than they've actually played. Last year the band announced that it was breaking up and canceled all of its live dates.
Action Bronson, “Mr. Wonderful” review: A familiar recipe
Action Bronson’s music, over the course of a handful of mixtapes, has held on to an audience for good reason. It’s likable because the samples are fun and familiar, his lyrics are oddball without sacrificing quality (usually), and it just sounds like he’s loving every minute of it.
Outside Lands 2015 lineup: Kendrick Lamar, D’Angelo, Tame Impala and more
Outside Lands 2015 Lineup Announcement from Funny Or Die Kendrick Lamar, Tame Impala and D'Angelo are among the list of acts on the Outside Lands 2015 lineup, which was revealed via '90s sitcom-themed Funny or Die video.
Hurray for the Riff Raff on the guidelines of going political
Alynda Lee Segarra has a handful of records to her name, but it wasn’t until 2014 that the name Hurray for the Riff Raff became well-known.
SXSW 2015 photos: T-Pain, Big Sean, Will Butler and more
As the rain came and went during SXSW 2015, we got drenched at the Spin party with Earl Sweatshirt and Will Butler. Then it was off to Fader Fort to catch Viet Cong, Big Sean, E-40, T-Pain and more.
SXSW 2015 photos: The Reverb Party with Spells, Creepoid, Rat Fist and more
As the rain continued to fall throughout the weekend, moist SXSWers found some relief inside the grungy walls of the Dirty Dog to our stacked lineup of rock music for the Reverb Party.
Sylvan Esso at the Gothic Theatre (review)
It doesn’t take long to fall for Sylvan Esso. In 10-ish months since the Durham, North Carolina duo have released their first album, singer Amelia Meath and producer Nick Sanborn have watched a project -- which was started seemingly “on the side” -- usurp both of their respective “main” bands in terms of popularity.
Six acts you must hear after SXSW 2015: Courtney Barnett, Twin Peaks and more
Future Islands' Samuel Herring casually leans against a pillar near the back of the crowd at Cheer Up Charlies on the Thursday of SXSW.
Viet Cong’s one-armed drummer is a better surprise than Miley Cyrus at SXSW
At one point during Viet Cong's packed set at Cedar Street on Thursday night, singer/vocalist Matt Flegel asked the crowd if anyone was wearing a Def Leppard t-shirt.
Jazmine Sullivan talks gospel influences in new album “Reality Show”
Growing up in the church, gospel has defined the creative development of singer Jazmine Sullivan. She struck gold after emerging on the secular scene with collaborations including Missy Elliot for the hit “Need U Bad.” Critics called her sultry vocals the return of traditional R&B.
Dodos at the Bluebird Theater in Denver (photos, review)
San Francisco’s Dodos seem to have proven once and for all that in rock today, the number of band members means nothing. These two musicians played what could have been a sparse, minimalist 55 minutes at the Bluebird Theater on Monday - and that would’ve been just fine.
Twin Shadow, “Eclipse” review: Bigger isn’t always better
Twin Shadow -- or George Lewis Jr., formally -- has moved to the big leagues. He left indie label 4AD for Warner Brothers and, though he says he recorded his latest record before then, pumped up his soulful ’80s pop sound to crowd-trilling levels.
Modest Mouse, “Strangers To Ourselves” review: A return to obscurity
Modest Mouse's weirdo-to-hero story is as unlikely as any in the indie world. Before 2004, the band was the belle of the music nerd world, a resounding success in their bracket of obscurity.
Kendrick Lamar, “To Pimp a Butterfly” review: Why walk when you can fly?
On “g.o.o.d kid m.A.A.d city” Kendrick Lamar portrayed the life of a scrappy kid from Compton. The kid was full of angst, attitude, he was Lamar, he was ubiquitous, he represented one of the greatest characters hip-hop had ever seen.
Broods at the Bluebird Theater in Denver (photos)
New Zealand sibling duo Broods played to a sold out crowd at the Bluebird Theater on Saturday night. Despite a faulty mic that cut out several times during the first song, the band powered through and delivered a 70 minute set of all original material and one new song.
Leftover Salmon to headline Breckenridge Brewery’s Hootenanny
Craft breweries have been sprouting up around the Denver area as fast as dispensaries. Which is to say a lot because each neighborhood isn't complete without either one.
Greensky Bluegrass at the Boulder Theater (photos, review)
They hail from Michigan, but Colorado sure seems like home these days for Greensky Bluegrass. “I don’t think we need to leave,” said guitarist Dave Bruzza Saturday night, firing up yet another sold out crowd as the band closed out a three-night run at the Boulder Theater.
The new Kendrick Lamar album is out now
The new Kendrick Lamar album, "To Pimp a Butterfly," is out now, a week ahead of its March 23 release date. It's available to stream on Spotify and download on iTunes.
Keggs & Eggs 2015 photos: 3OH!3, Dirty Heads and more
Green top hats, green ties, green lights, green beer, green and for some reason a banana costume filled the capacity Lodo's Bar and Grill on Friday for the 10th annual Keggs & Eggs.
Greensky Bluegrass at the Boulder Theater (photos)
Greensky Bluegrass opened up three sold out days at the Boulder Theater on Thursday with a legion of screaming fans in front of them. The five member band from Kalamazoo, Michigan, offers a powerful, organic sound that stretches the definition of traditional Bluegrass.