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Arctic Monkeys are finally popular in the U.S. — here’s why it took so long

Arctic Monkeys perform at Outside Lands 2014. Photo by Jon Bauer, heyreverb.com.

After five albums, Arctic Monkeys are finally headlining festivals and the biggest venues in the U.S. But after years of phenomenal success in the U.K., what took the band so long to click in the states?



Air Dubai is playing a “secret show” at Lost Lake tonight

Air Dubai performs during the final stop of the 2014 Warped Tour on August 3, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Seth McConnell/The Denver Post)

After a summer that included a stint on the Warped Tour and the release of the new album, “Be Calm,” Air Dubai has announced that it will play a secret show at Lost Lake tonight.



Kim Deal’s Breeders jump back into “Last Splash” with extended tour

Despite having been released in 1993, the Breeders' critically-acclaimed album "Last Splash" is still fun to perform for its creators.

Kim Deal appreciates that her band’s most famous album helped define an era when alternative music ruled the radio and MTV. She’s glad it achieved platinum sales status, and that critics have since pegged it as one of indie rock’s most enduringly bittersweet documents.

She’s just puzzled as to why that is.



Tennis escapes an “existential tailspin” to write third album, “Ritual In Repeat”

Tennis Feature

After months of writer’s block and an “existential tailspin,” Tennis had to do something drastic to write its third album, “Ritual In Repeat.”



PHOTOS: Swans Bluebird Theater show (review)

Swans

Swans’ musicianship matched Michael Gira’s showmanship — speaking in tongues and standing as if crucified — on Tuesday at the Bluebird Theater in Denver.



Stream the new Death from Above 1979 album a week early

Stream the new Death from Above 1979 album a week early

Canadian disco-punk band Death from Above 1979 streams their LP on iTunes, a week in advance of the release of “The Physical World” on Tuesday, Aug. 9.



PHOTOS: OneRepublic Red Rocks Amphitheatre show (review)

OneRepublic at Red Rocks 2014

As Labor Day weekend came to a close on Monday night, OneRepublic was hard at work at Red Rocks Amphitheatre.



Jay Z, Kanye West sued for copyright infringement

Jay Z at Pepsi Center by John Leyba

Jay Z and Kanye West are being sued for copyright infringement over their song, “Made in America,” according to XXL Mag.



PHOTOS: Future Islands Gothic Theatre show (review, video)

Future Islands

After a breakout 2014, the bar was set pretty high for Future Islands’ sold out show at the Gothic Theatre on Wednesday. Did the synthpop band live up to the hype?



PHOTOS: Colbie Caillat Denver Botanic Gardens show (review)

Colbie Caillat @ Denver Botanic Gardens 08/27/14

“Hello Denver; there are so many of you, and you stayed,” cheered Colbie Caillat early in her water-logged set at the Denver Botanic Gardens Wednesday night.