Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, the Weeknd lead American Music Awards nominations
By The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Taylor Swift earned six American Music Awards nominations announced Tuesday, and if she wins everything she's up for the singer will become the most-honored artist in the show's history.
Deerhunter deal antidepressant pop on “Fading Frontier” (review)
Deerhunter are about to freak out scores of unsuspecting music fans. When the catchiest bits of "Fading Frontier"--and there are many--eek their way into the top ten lists of blogs, magazines and radio stations this year, their fanbase will double.
Watch: Neon Indian brings “Annie” to “the Tonight Show”
The prince of chillwave has woken from his slumber. It's been four years since we last heard new material from Neon Indian when he was crooning about a "Polish Girl" on "Era Extraña" in 2011.
The Gorillaz to reunite next year
Move over, LCD Soundystem: There's a new reunion rumor in town. Jaime Hewlett, the artist behind the Gorillaz distinct comic visuals, told DIY magazine that the Gorillaz are indeed planning to return with a new album next year.
Country Music Association pumping country music into New York schools
By William Mathis, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — As the Bronx middle schoolers harmonized in their auditorium and plucked out basic chords on ukuleles and guitars, in walked their music instructor, Liz Rose — a Grammy-award winning country songwriter from Nashville.
Jimi Hendrix’s family suing shop owner for guitar they claim was stolen by Earth, Wind, and Fire member
By The Associated Press TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The estate of Jimi Hendrix is suing a Tucson man for a guitar once owned by the legendary guitarist.
Josh Ritter and the Boulder Philharmonic make a “once-in-a-lifetime pairing”
Josh Ritter may have the most welcoming smile in all of music. The 38-year-old Idahoan has the grin and charm that we usually associate with a Disney prince.
FFS’s witty collaboration wins the Ogden Theatre
FFS, the merger of two art-pop bands that are generations and continents apart, came to Denver Sunday night, drawing a packed, mixed-age crowd. FFS combines Scotland’s Franz Ferdinand, whose initial success came over 10 years ago, with LA’s wry/awry brother act Sparks, whose popularity began with the rise of glam rock in the 70's.
Kristin Hersh sings and reads from the heart at the Tuft Theater
“Talking out loud and I don’t generally get along,” Kristin Hersh joked to the audience, telling a story about an experience with a therapist.
Watch: Kanye West’s DNC fundraiser performance
Kanye West, future president of the United States, returned to his lately forgotten career as a musician last night, performing an hour set at the Democratic National Committee fundraiser in San Fransisco.
DFA’s label manager weighs in on LCD Soundsystem reunion
If you were crazy enough to step away from the internet for any length of time on Thursday, you might have missed the biggest come up and subsequent let down of the year in music news.
Best Colorado shows this week: Don Henley, Destroyer and Ultimate Painting
Destroyer, Don Henley and Ultimate Painting are our picks for the best Colorado shows this week. See you there, and if you don’t make it out, follow our music musings on Twitter and our selfies on Instagram.
Don Henley on his new solo album, fame, the state of country music and Colorado
Don Henley’s Colorado history isn’t quite as thick as the one with his home state of Texas, which animates his new album and first solo effort in 15 years, “Cass County.” But given Henley’s relationship with AEG Live Rocky Mountains president Chuck Morris, who booked his first Boulder gigs more than four decades ago and brings Henley back for an Oct.
Joe Jackson charms the Paramount with classics, covers (review)
Judging by the praise he sang to the audience during his encore last night at the Paramount Theatre, Joe Jackson was happy to be back in Denver.
Ex-Ticketfly CTO explains Pandora’s big buy
Pandora, your mom's favorite internet radio service, has made its first foray into the ticketing business, acquiring Ticketfly for a paltry $450 million dollars in cash and stocks.
UPDATE: LCD Soundsystem will not reunite, rep says
UPDATE: Well, that rumor was shot down quickly. Here's what DFA Records label manager Kris Petersen told Vulture: "LCD Soundsystem is not reuniting at Coachella next year.
Download “Fever Dreams” from Blake Brown
Back in 2013, Blake Brown released a three-song EP, "We Believers," with his band The American Dust Choir. It's a stellar collection of moody, dark acoustic music, and it earned the Colorado music veteran deserved attention.
What Lil Bub’s “Science and Magic” can teach us about the music industry
Yesterday, cat celeb Lil Bub dropped a small bomb on the music world: she was readying her debut album, a chiptune record called "Science And Magic." People weren't quite surprised.
Titus Andronicus shakes the rafters at the Marquis Theatre (review)
When Titus Andronicus exaggerates their music–which happens a few times in most every song–frontman Patrick Stickles has an uncanny way of reframing what they’ve just done, bringing the band back down to crowd level in a flash.
Beach House reminds fans to “Thank Your Lucky Stars” with new album
UPDATE: That's the album art above, courtesy of Beach House's Instagram account. Beach House isn't messing around. Baltimore's favorite boy/girl act should be enjoying the fruits of their labors with the release of the critically-acclaimed "Depression Cherry," released August 2015 via Sub Pop.
Slow Caves, Red Fox Run to play Holy Underground’s CMJ showcase
The 35th annual CMJ kicks off on Monday, and you know what that means: the next batch of everyone's jealously-guarded favorite bands will soar into the national spotlight, leaving their fans with the sole comfort that they knew them before they were cool.
Prince-approved Hiatus Kaiyote talk future-soul, musical language
Some of the labels we use to describe music reflect the people who invent them more than the actual music. What does classical rock, disco jazz or Afro-electric polka really sound like, and what kind of disturbed mind coins such labels?
The Magic Beans’ jam band economics
Today's Coloradan jam bands face the same plight as the Elvis impersonator in Vegas, or Williamsburg's humble mustache waxers. Strong regional demand has given rise to strong regional competition, and an oxymoronic accommodating proving ground prevails.
Here’s a look at Ruby Hill’s new 7,500 capacity amphitheater
Back in November, we reported that Levitt Pavilions would be crowd-sourcing design ideas from local musicians for its 7,500 capacity amphitheater in Denver's Ruby Hill.