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.
Best Denver-area shows this week: Stevie Wonder, Keggs & Eggs, Inner Oceans and more
Stevie Wonder, Inner Oceans and more make our picks of the best Colorado shows this week. See you there, and if you don’t make it out, follow our music musings on our Twitter @RVRB and our selfies on Instagram @heyreverb.
Remember, remember Garth Brooks was in Denver
During his last tour stop in Colorado, Garth Brooks took the stage with a beeper clipped to his belt. It was the year 1996 and Brooks and his then-wife Sandy Mahl were expecting their third child.
SXSW 2015: How to get the most of it from home
When it comes to the months leading up to South by Southwest, music fans wanting to attend the country’s biggest music festival and showcase are faced with a long pros and cons list.
Why did Lifehouse perform on a flight to Denver?
Remember the band Lifehouse? They were behind that song "Hanging By a Moment" back in 2000. And apparently they have a new song called "Hurricane," which they performed on a commercial flight from Los Angeles to Denver today.
Kendrick Lamar reveals new album title, calls it “honest, fearful and unapologetic”
Has there ever been a hip-hop album with the term "butterfly" in the title? We can't think of one right off hand. And today, Kendrick Lamar has made hip-hop history (probably) by revealing the title to his upcoming album to Rolling Stone.
Here’s how the “Blurred Lines” verdict could change the music business
BY ANTHONY MCCARTNEY AP ENTERTAINMENT WRITER LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A verdict saying Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke copied Marvin Gaye's music to create their hit song "Blurred Lines" could ripple across the music industry, potentially changing how artists work and opening the door to new copyright claims.
Tame Impala shares new song, announces tour with Denver show
Tame Impala finally released some new music today. The song, "Let It Happen," is the first track off the Australian psych-rockers follow-up to 2012's "Lonerism." Read More»