Morrissey announces world tour with Boulder date
Big mouth strikes again! Iconic ex-Smiths lead vocalist Morrissey has been given a clean bill of health despite a string of health complications that forced many show cancellations, and is set for a world tour as Consequence of Sound notes, including a stop in Colorado.
Biking Bowies and Princes to swarm this week’s Denver Cruiser Ride
Don’t be surprised to see thousands of rock stars on bicycles cruising the streets of Denver on Wednesday night. It’s the freewheeling frolic known as the Denver Cruiser Ride, and this week’s theme is “Rock & Roll Never Dies, Except….” “When we came up with the theme, David Bowie and Prince had just died,” said Brad Evans, who founded Denver Cruiser Ride in 2005.
Download “Girls in Black” by Modern Leisure, debuting in Steal This Track
Disclosure: Modern Leisure's guitarist, Ian Gassman, is a contributor to Reverb. For Colorado music fans -- and fans of Colorado music, especially -- this week may be the most anticipated of the year.
The Motet announces two Mishawaka Amphitheatre shows
You don't stay in the business for almost twenty years by mistake -- just ask the Motet. Colorado's beloved funksters wrapped up a thunderous Friday night at Red Rocks with support from Minnesota funk lords Vulfpeck and jazz trio Mediski, Martin and Wood.
Steven Tyler shatters expectations at Ellie Caulkins Opera House
If there was any doubt Steven Tyler still had what it took to put on a good show, he shattered those concerns with an impassioned performance Saturday at Denver’s Ellie Caulkins Opera House.
How to survive the 2016 UMS
It's Denver's SXSW. A musical gauntlet. The running of the buzz band bulls. Whether you're a fan, an artist, a roadie or (gulp) an organizer, the Underground Music Showcase ain't for the faint of heart.
Weezer woos new generation of “Buddy Holly”s at Fiddler’s Green
By far the best trending tweet from Weezer's show last night at Fiddler’s Green was from a 30-something-year-old fan who probably didn’t expect it to be read to a crowd of nearly 18,000 people.
A Taste of Colorado adds Blues Traveler to lineup
If Boyz II Men wasn't enough to get your heart racing for this year's A Taste of Colorado, the Civic Center Park food party has announced another big throwback act.
Gathering of the Juggalos set for Denver in 2017
Heads up, ninjas: Insane Clown Posse's (in)famous Gathering of the Juggalos is coming to Denver next year. The news came at Gathering of the Juggalos 17 (and was confirmed in a subsequent interview with Violent J) which just wrapped up outside of Columbus, Ohio on Saturday.
Isaiah Rashad on his show tonight: “It’s going to get weird”
Isaiah Rashad is one of the youngest members of the label Top Dawg Entertainment, the imprint of artists like Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q, SZA and Ab-Spu;.
Denver International Festival showcases Denver cultural and musical diversity
The first annual Denver International Festival takes place this Saturday in Civic Center Park. The celebration of world food, music and art from countries around the world is free to the public and will feature more than 30 food trucks and restaurants, cultural live performances, DJs and interactive art.
Justin Sane on Anti-Flag’s anti-TPP tour
Yeah, yeah. We’ve heard it all before. Corporations are money-hungry overlords of industry intent on enslaving the working masses without a second thought. Instead of shrugging off this unnerving fact while trying to catch yet another Rattata, what if you could help fight against a potential corporate power grab while simply attending a rock show?
Whitney: Born to lose
This is part of a series of previews showcasing bands you can catch at the 2016 Underground Music Showcase, presented by The Denver Post Community Foundation. Whitney will play the kick-off party for the UMS on Wednesday at 3 Kings Tavern.
Rob Zombie and Korn haunt Fiddler’s Green with strong double-header
Everyone has their own musical time machine, one that transports the listener back to the most beautiful and ugliest moments of high school, the height of one’s teenage angst, their first crush and first major heartache.
Joe Bonamassa rains down licks on Red Rocks
Our nation’s news narrative of racism, prejudice and division has spilled over into the music world. Consider the criticism of guitarist Joe Bonamassa as exhibit A.
Watch: The Bright Light Social Hour unplugs on Denver’s Capitol Hill
Of the many UMS headliners that are set to take over South Broadway next week, The Bright Light Social Hour might be the dark horse.
Neil Young announces two Telluride shows
Neil Young and the Promise of the Real will play Telluride Town Park this fall, organizers announced this morning. The artist will play the mountain town's insanely scenic stage on September 30 and October 1.
KISS reliably rock Colorado Spring’s Broadmoor Arena
To say my fascination with KISS goes back a ways is a bit of an understatement. By kindergarten I had already hopped in the band's merch bandwagon, proudly toting my KISS lunchbox and thermos to school.
String Cheese Incident and Hot Rize make Hot Cheese Rising at Red Rocks
Sunday night at Red Rocks, Hot Rize and String Cheese Incident, two Colorado-based bands, collaborated on something of a Centennial State music salute. Michael Kang of SCI dubbed their blend the "Hot Cheese Rising” set before all 10 players opened the second part of the concert with Willy Nelson’s “On the Road Again.” Bill Nershi announced that when SCI was getting started as a more acoustic band, Hot Rize was a big influence.
Download “Cordyceps” by Viretta, a benefit for Youth on Record
Denver's music scene has grown in both volume and diversity over past years, making it comparable to other large cities. But unlike a lot of other cities, the Denver music scene is largely cooperative rather than competitive.