Sasquatch! Music Festival 2015 lineup: Kendrick Lamar, Modest Mouse and more
Sasquatch! Music Festival has revealed its 2015 lineup, which will bring Kendrick Lamar, Robert Plant and Modest Mouse as headlining acts on May 22-25.
PHOTOS: Future Islands Gothic Theatre show (review, video)
Someone set a ridiculously high bar for Wednesday’s Future Islands show at the Gothic Theatre. And that someone was the band itself. This electro-art-rock act native to North Carolina, but now comfortably rooted in Baltimore’s high-brow synth scene, surfaced in Colorado after what has been a milestone trek behind their latest release, “Singles.” Read More»
Best Colorado shows this week: Future Islands, Princess Music and more
Future Islands, Princess Music and more make our list of best Colorado shows this week. We’ll be seeing you there, and if you don’t make it out, follow the music musings on our Twitter @RVRB and our selfies on Instagram @heyreverb.
Future Islands finally gets its moment after a decade of waiting
On stage, Future Islands’ Sam Herring will shove his fist in his mouth as if he’s pulling his heart out through his esophagus. He’ll throw his arms behind his head and thrust his hips like no one is watching.
10 best albums of 2014 (so far): Future Islands, Beck and more
So far, 2014 has been somewhat underwhelming as far as new music goes. Maybe last year spoiled us: by this time then, we had stand-out albums from long-loved acts like Daft Punk and Vampire Weekend to fawn over.
The 10 best summer concerts in Colorado
Colorado's summer concert season is almost here. It's the time when Red Rocks' doors swing open to the masses like a long sealed sanctuary and the people stumble up the stairs to pay tribute to that evening's music gods.
Future Islands announces August tour with a Denver show
You've probably heard something about Future Islands by now: the viral David Letterman performance, the wild shows at SXSW, their excellent new album "Singles" or maybe lead singer Sam Herring's on stage theatrics.
Local Natives’ Taylor Rice talks Future Islands, Johnny Cash and his ‘stache
Local Natives haven't gone Hollywood. When singer/guitarist Taylor Rice shared a bill with Paul McCartney at last year's Bonnaroo, they didn't pal around ("He shut down the backstage," Rice said).
Five full Coachella 2014 sets that you need to watch: OutKast, Arcade Fire and more
Coachella 2014, weekend one, has come and gone. It seems that everybody wants to talk about fashion and the lack of "fandom" at the festival.
Coachella 2014 day two photos: Skrillex, Jay Z, Beyonce, Lorde and more
Along with sets from Skrillex, PIXIES, Lorde, Future Islands and more, day two of Coachella 2014 brought surprise appearances from Beyonce, Jay Z and others.
Album review: Future Islands, “Singles”
I'll be the first to admit that I slept on Future Islands. It wasn't just the vocals. Future Island's beating heart Sam Herring has the most embellished timbre this side of a high school opera, but the campy '80s synths were no less damning.
Five artists you must listen to after SXSW 2014: Future Islands, Wye Oak and more
If you go to South By Southwest Music Festival hoping to catch an A-list artist like Kanye or Gaga, you’re doing it wrong. SXSW is about discovery.
SXSW 2014 photos: Flying Lotus, Future Islands, Schoolboy Q and more
Friday of SXSW 2014 brought sets from Radkey, the Orwells, Future Islands, Temples, Schoolboy Q, Cloud Nothings, Against Me!, Future, Trash Talk, A$AP Mob (A$AP Rocky / Ferg), B.o.B., Thundercat and Flying Lotus.
SXSW 2014: Watch Future Islands, Wye Oak, Hospitality, Chain Gang of 1974 and more
As the crowd tossed beer, thrashed and passed along crowd surfers, Future Islands' Samuel T. Herring told the packed outdoor Cheer Up Charlie's, "You guys are more entertaining than we are." Read More»
SXSW 2014: The 10 best acts to catch — St. Vincent, Childish Gambino and more
The only way to approach SXSW is with a carefully calculated plan. Sure, that plan will likely be thrown out the window within a few minutes, but at least you have some sort of idea of what you're doing.
Watch: New Future Islands song, “Seasons (Waiting on You)”
What do you get when you mix an icy synth pop sound with the dreary life of the American cowboy? Confusion. Future Islands is gearing up to release its next full-length album “Singles” on March 25, and has shared the Midwest-inspired video for the new track “Seasons (Waiting on You)." Read More»
Future Islands announces new album, “Singles,” North American tour
The strange and undeniably dark synth-pop act Future Islands has announced a new LP and a massive (yet Denver-skipping) North American tour beginning in February.
Win tickets to Starz Denver Film Festival’s Music Mixtape and Late Night Lounge
For the first time this year, Starz Denver Film Festival is giving music fans a unique opportunity to watch a curated selection of the best music videos from around the world.
Phantogram, Future Islands at the Gothic Theatre, 10-12-13 (photos, review)
Phantogram, backed by a full band, took the stage to the boom of drums and blinding blasts of white lasers on Saturday at the Gothic Theatre.
I Might Be Wrong: The rewards of forgotten records: Thomas Function, Mogwai, Wye Oak and more
I love lists. When music fans and critics make lists of their favorite songs or records, the overwhelming outcome is tantalizing conversation. Pacts of agreement are struck, arguments ensue and Pavement and/or Joy Division comparisons run rampant.
Best of 2011: The year’s best concerts
All week long we're looking back at the year in music. Here's a list of some of the year's best concerts -- from the people who reviewed and photographed them up close.
Live review: Future Islands @ the Larimer Lounge
It would not be going too far to say you probably missed one of the best shows of the year last night. Not that the Future Islands performance at the Larimer Lounge was sparsely attended.
I Might Be Wrong: The 10 best songs of summer
Sigh: Summer has ended. (Well, officially the last day of the hottest season doesn’t come until September 23.) We are all reeling from post-Phish, post-BBQ and the post-vacation blues.