Denver music

Denver music scene reacts to Ferguson grand jury decision

[caption id="attachment_97524" align="alignnone" width="610"] A scene from the Denver solidarity march. Photo courtesy of Wild Baby Records.[/caption] By Ru Johnson and Julio Enriquez Denver musicians have taken to Twitter to share their thoughts after a Ferguson grand jury revealed they would not pursue charges against police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown.

Watch the Avett Brothers perform “Kick Drum Heart” on “Jimmy Fallon”

Who would win in a strum-off between the Avett Brothers versus Mumford and Sons? Who has better facial hair, Marcus Mumford or Seth Avett? I mean, these are the things that kept me up last night while the Avett Brothers made their triumphant return to "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" to perform a medley starting off with an amped up "Kick Drum Heart" and steamrolled right into "Geraldine." The guys definitely "pile-drived" the crowd into submission last night.

Jim James Reddit AMA request answered on Tuesday

What's a good question to ask during the Jim James Reddit AMA? How about asking him why he ever chose the lazy name of "Yim Yames" as his alter ego. In support of his new album, "Regions of Light and Sound of God," My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James will do an AMA, or "Ask Me Anything," on the popular news/cat photo/meme aggregator Reddit on Tuesday at noon EST.

Watch Skrillex accidentally set his hair on fire (video)

Maybe Skrillex wished for the same amount of hair on both sides of his head for his birthday. TMZ scored footage of the electronic producer, who looks like an extra from "Battlefield Earth," accidentally setting his hair on fire while blowing out the candles at his birthday bash on Wednesday night.

Chief Keef jailed for probation violation after Pitchfork video

[caption id="attachment_60041" align="aligncenter" width="610"] Chief Keef has been jailed after a Pitchfork video that showed him with a gun. Photo courtesy of the artist's Facebook page.[/caption] In a surprise to no one, troubled Chicago rapper Chief Keef has been jailed for probation violation following a Pitchfork video showing him with a gun, the Chicago Tribune reports.

Billy Bragg announces new album, kicks off tour in Denver

[caption id="attachment_59943" align="aligncenter" width="610"] Singer/songwriter Billy Bragg has announced his first album in five years and a show in Denver in March. Photo courtesy of the artist's Facebook page.[/caption] Singer/songwriter and Wilco collaborator Billy Bragg has announced his new album, "Tooth & Nail" will be released on March 19.

Listen to Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s “So Good At Being In Trouble” single

[caption id="attachment_40716" align="aligncenter" width="610"] Unknown Mortal Orchesta has a new single, "So Good At Being In Trouble," from it's upcoming album, "II." Photo courtesy of the band's Facebook.[/caption] With a sound that would be at home in Quentin Tarantino’s “Jackie Brown,” Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s new single “So Good At Being In Trouble” might be an indication of what’s to be found on the group’s forthcoming album, “II.” Though the weathered, looped drums and tape hiss from the group’s previous work are still there, “So Good At Being In Trouble” shifts the melodic emphasis from strings to vocals.