Panther Martin wins over the noon crowd on the last day of the UMS
It's a very happy bandiversary for Panther Martin, the Denver-by-way-of-Boulder foursome that first played together at the UMS in 2014. The guys played to a small crowd of UMS warriors tough enough to make it to the Reverb day party at noon.
Deer Tick: On the page (and in town) for Denver writer’s new book
There’s the one about the lead singer dressing up in a chicken suit but never acknowledging it from the stage. The one about the drummer downing 16 shots of Kahlua in two gulps.
Twin Peaks at the Hi-Dive in Denver (photos, review)
“I knew the stage would bring me out of my weed coma,” said Twin Peaks' Cadien Lake James between bouts of psychotic head spinning and flying hair on stage at the Hi-Dive on Thursday.
Acid Mothers Temple at the Hi-Dive in Denver (review)
Few bands are as devoted to their genre as Acid Mothers Temple. The iconic psych group is brave enough to take on 20-plus minute jams of mind melting, musical space, as they did at the Hi-Dive on Saturday.
Best Denver-area shows this week: Adam Cayton-Holland, Deap Vally and more
Adam Cayton-Holland, Deap Vally and more make our picks of the best Colorado shows this week. See you there, and if you don’t make it out, follow our music musings on our Twitter @RVRB and our selfies on Instagram @heyreverb.
In The Whale’s path to Lollapalooza: Ego checks, sacrifices and professionalism
Human bodies and blow up dolls surf across the sold out Hi-Dive crowd. It’s the night of April 3, and on stage, In The Whale is making the noise of a band three times its size -- screaming, kicking and crushing the one guitar and one drum set with a force matching the energy in the room.
Parking will soon be different in the Hi-Dive, Baker neighborhood near Broadway
By Joe Vaccarelli Plans are in the works to change parking rules along Broadway in the Baker and West Washington Park neighborhoods in an effort to give residents a leg up as the growing number of business customers take more of the available spaces.
Brownout finds the funk in metal as Brown Sabbath
When a Latin-funk band suddenly decides to release an album covering iconic metal act Black Sabbath, it certainly takes some time to win over both funk and metal fans.
The Wytches aren’t as dark as you think, but they’re still weird
It’s been less than three months since the Wytches released its debut album, three years since the band formed and on Nov. 14 it will play its first headlining show in Denver at the Hi-Dive.
Hi-Dive celebrates 11 years of holding down South Broadway indie scene
It’s hard to remember a time before the Hi-Dive, which has been presenting some of the finest local and national indie rock around from its perch at 7 S.
Ex Hex, Speedy Ortiz at Hi-Dive in Denver (review)
It's tempting to write this review and ignore gender, because it doesn't and shouldn't matter. But we all know there were a lot of women on the Hi-Dive stage Thursday night and, more importantly, they were women who can prove misogynistic jerks wrong.
Best Colorado shows this week: Slow Magic, Robert Plant and more
Slow Magic, Robert Plant 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.
Ex Hex’s debut, “Rips,” brings Mary Timony back to Earth
Rock ’n’ roll has always been concerned with projecting a measured cool that’s as central to its identity as electric guitars and a steady backbeat.
UMS 2014 day four photos: People, fashion, day parties and beer
Keeping the exhaustion and hangovers at bay, the crowds returned to South Broadway for the fourth and final day of UMS 2014. During the afternoon, Reverb packed the Hi-Dive with sets from In the Whale, Shawn James and the Shapeshifters, South of France, StaG and My Body Sings Electric.
Vignettes from UMS 2014 day four: Zombies at the Hi-Dive, black eyes and hangovers
The Reverb staff spent the weekend sharing short scenes from UMS 2014. On day four we saw zombies at the Hi-Dive, a turkey leg-induced black eye and more.
PHOX at the Hi-Dive, 7-9-14 (photos, review)
Emerging Wisconsin folk band, PHOX, gave Denverites a surprise with a sold out show at the Hi-Dive on Wednesday. They have an ostensible hit in “Slow Motion,” which is getting some radio play and indie pop blog love.
Trash Talk, Left Brain play free show at the Hi-Dive, 6-24-14 (photos, review)
“You f***ing got into this show for free,” Trash Talk’s Lee Spielman kept yelling at the packed and thrashing Hi-Dive audience, egging them on into a mosh pit that stretched to the bar and toward the back of the venue.
Denver has dueling pot-themed concerts tonight: Trash Talk v. Cannabis Carnival
By Aleta Labak, The Cannabist Staff There are dueling cannabis-themed events happening Tuesday, June 24 in Denver. The National Cannabis Industry Association, in conjunction with its inaugural Cannabis Business Summit at the Colorado Convention Center, is hosting a Cannabis Carnival fundraiser at Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom.
Perfect Pussy, Potty Mouth at the Hi-Dive, 5-19-14 (photos)
SXSW buzz band Perfect Pussy brought a brief but blistering set of noise punk to the Hi-Dive on Monday night. Fronted by the warrior-like persona of vocalist Meredith Graves, Perfect Pussy released its debut album, "Say Yes to Love," earlier this year.
Best Colorado shows this week: Perfect Pussy, Sunboy, Haim and more
Sunboy, Perfect Pussy 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.
Acid Mothers Temple at the Hi-Dive, 5-14-14 (photos, review)
By Sam Goldner Saying that Colorado has a fondness for jam bands would be a bit of an understatement. From the Jerry-themed bars to the regular multiple-night stints of Umphrey’s McGee and String Cheese, Colorado is a haven for any band whose songs stretch into the half-hour territory (if everyone’s feeling it, of course).
St. Paul and the Broken Bones at Hi-Dive, 4-15-14 (photos, review)
Watching a band make its Denver debut is always something fun, especially when the band is on as momentous a ride as Birmingham’s St. Paul and The Broken Bones.
The Pack A.D. takes stripped-down rock from fake fights to European clubs
There's a moment in the video for "Battering Ram," one of the singles from the Pack A.D.'s new album "Do Not Engage," in which the scene at a gritty dive-bar turns unexpectedly violent.