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Sunday night, the Grammys 2013 included performances by Rihanna, fun., the Black Keys, Frank Ocean and more. fun., Mumford & Sons and Gotye took home some of the biggest awards of the night, while Denver’s the Lumineers didn’t win either of the two categories they were nominated in. See Grammys 2013 photos here.
This week the editors and writers of Reverb are looking back on the music of 2012 — a year of “Gangnam Style” and that Gotye song. Today we are listing our favorite songs of the year, and don’t worry, neither “Gangnam Style” or that Gotye song made the cut. Wednesday we ranked our favorite Colorado artists and Friday we unveil the best albums of the year.
Going into the big show at 1stBank Center on Thursday – which was the biggest headlining date fun. has ever played – I was genuinely excited.
As a critic, seeing the band for the first time. As a fan, who had only recently connected with its debut “Some Nights” (released in February) in the last three or four months. As a lover of melodic music, who was psyched to hear singer Nate Ruess’ voice in a live arena.
But as we walked out of the small suburban arena after a thoroughly energetic concert by Ruess and his bandmates, I had to admit it: “They’re not a great band. Yet.”
Of Monsters and Men will be descending on the Boulder/Denver area for the next two days. But before they arrived this week, the Icelandic folk-rock revivalists took over the “Chin’s” stage at “the Tonight Show” to perform “Mountain Song” (check it at the 37:41 mark) off of their fast moving album, “My Head is an Animal.” Look for the quintet to storm the Boulder Theater this evening (SOLD OUT) and open for fun. tomorrow at the 1stBank Center (SOLD OUT) as part of KTCL’s Not So Silent with local favorites, Churchill.
Nominations for the 55th Grammy Awards were announced Wednesday night, and it’s almost as if the Academy has actually been listening to music this year. Denver-based folk group, the Lumineers, scored two huge nominations for Best Americana Album and Best New Artist.
Here’s a look at the nominations for the big five categories with, of course, some predictions: