Major Lazer, “Peace is the Mission” review
Major Lazer is here for a good time -- not a long time -- with its latest release “Peace is the Mission.” The Diplo-led electronic crew completely mash up each sizzling bass line, knock each feature out of the park and raise the bar a few notches on the nine-song project.
Summer 2015 playlist: These are the 25 songs you’ll be listening to
[caption id="attachment_104039" align="alignnone" width="800"] A$AP Rocky performs at Bonnaroo 2013. Photo by Dylan Langille, heyreverb.com.[/caption] Because we can't all spend July to September in a drop-top convertible, there is no one-size fits all for summer jams.
Major Lazer, Damian Marley at Winter on the Rocks 2015 (photos, review)
Walking into Red Rocks on Friday night ahead of the fourth annual Winter on the Rocks, it’d be easy to think the venue was hosting some sort of Rail Jam (and not just because of the promotional Jeep parked in the court yard).
Best Denver-area shows this week: Land Lines, Winter on the Rocks and more
Land Lines, Winter on the Rocks and more make our picks of the best Denver 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.
Major Lazer to debut new, “more progressive” music at Red Rocks, says Diplo
[caption id="attachment_99580" align="alignnone" width="610"] Diplo performs at the Westword Music Showcase on June 21, 2014. Photo by Evan Semon, heyreverb.com.[/caption] For traditional musicians, cold weather is an unforgiving environment to perform in: Instruments get out of tune quickly, amps take time to acclimate to the temperature and the musicians’ fingers will freeze, leaving them unable to play complicated chords or handle drum sticks.
Treasure Island Music Festival 2013 day one photos: Disclosure, Major Lazer, Danny Brown and more
One of the more unique festivals in the U.S., Treasure Island Music Festival brings artists to perform in the middle of the San Francisco Bay Area from Oct.
Album review: Major Lazer, “Free the Universe” (Mad Decent/Secretly Canadian)
[caption id="attachment_66586" align="aligncenter" width="610"] Diplo's cartoon superhero Major Lazer is back with another top-heavy collection of electronic-infused dancehall.[/caption] By Erik Myers The right animation can make all the difference in music.
Coachella 2013 lineup announced: Blur, Red Hot Chili, the Lumineers and more
The Coachella 2013 lineup has been announced and along with the main headliners like Blur, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Phoenix are two Colorado acts, the Lumineers and Pretty Lights.
X Games 2013: Major Lazer, Calvin Harris, Bloc Party, Tyler the Creator to perform in Aspen
X Games 2013 hits Aspen again this year with an adrenaline rush of action sports and along with it a slew of concerts. This year X Games introduces a new concert series with electronic performances by producers Calvin Harris and Major Lazer.
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis bring the “Thrift Shop” to Jimmy Fallon
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and the Roots on one stage. Talk about a match made in heaven. ?uestlove cleaned house with the added percussion adding a hulkish element to "Thrift Shop." An already beefy single that's being played on multiple radio formats on the FM dial.
Winter On The Rocks announces a return in February with Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and more
After selling out Red Rocks’ first-ever wintertime concert in January, Denver ski-maker Icelantic announced the second edition of its Winter on the Rocks this morning.
News: 140 people taken into custody during SnowBall Music Festival
By Randy Wyrick Vail Daily AVON, Colorado — For dozens of SnowBall partiers, the adventure continues. Avon's three-day music festival saw 140 people taken into custody, said Avon Police Chief Bob Ticer.
Live review: SnowBall Music Festival @ Nottingham Park (Avon, Colo.)
For the second year in a row, the three-day SnowBall Music Festival brought an eclectic lineup of electronic and live talent to Avon, Colo. And for the second year in a row, it was cold.
This weekend: SnowBall Music Festival returns to the Vail Valley
Last year's SnowBall Music Festival was the first of its kind -- not just for being a full-scale music festival during the snowy Colorado winter, but for offering an eclectic lineup that bridged the gap between indie-rock and dubstep.
News: Snoop Dogg tops out 2012 SnowBall lineup
The SnowBall festival announced its final headliner today, and Snoop Dogg will join Rusko and Bassnectar as the event’s biggest draws. The festival also announced its day-by-day line-up, giving fans a clearer picture of who is playing on what nights.
Can’t Hardly Wait: Snow Ball 2012 line-up coming together with Bassnectar, TV on the Radio, Ghostland Observatory, Rusko and others
Last week's Winter on the Rocks announcement brought us the news that Atmosphere, Common and others will be rocking out at the first-ever wintertime concert at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in January.
Outside Lands 2011: Photos of Day 3 featuring Arcade Fire, the Decemberists, Major Lazer, Gallagher
More great weather greeted fans at the third and final day of the 2011 Outside Lands music festival in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. While many festivals end up being just bands on stages, Outside Lands is a true San Francisco event, representing the variety and diversity of the city in its signature park.
Feature: Biggest-ever Global Dance Festival marks a milestone for immigrant Denver promoter Ha Hau
Ha Hau is an affable guy, a first-generation Vietnamese-American with an intense stare, a thin build and a receding hairline. Working in his Golden Triangle offices, wearing a fitted T-shirt and jeans, he doesn't look like a club kingpin, a trendy promoter, an electronic-music tastemaker — until the music of British trance legend Carl Cox starts pumping through his satellite radio.
Pop & Circumstance: Beyonce is still the “Girl” who runs the world
[caption id="attachment_31035" align="aligncenter" width="610" caption="Beyonce runs the world. Case closed. Photo by Chris Pizzello, AP."][/caption] Who doesn't love girls? Whether you admire their beauty or intelligence, want to sleep with one or be one, you can't deny that women make up half the population.
Live review: La Roux @ the Ogden Theatre
[caption id="attachment_16800" align="alignnone" width="495" caption="La Roux provided an engagingly retro, if not exactly off-script, performance at the Ogden Theatre on Saturday. Photo by Joe McCabe, denverpost.com/reverb."][/caption] If the latest Diplo mixtape is any indication of what’s to come from La Roux in the future ("Lazerproof" mashes tracks from Major Lazer and La Roux’s debut, in many cases removing the '80s synth and slowing her vocals to match the deep basslines -- get it here), La Roux’s gig Saturday at the Ogden was anything but experimental or off-script.
Live review: Major Lazer, Rusko @ Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom
[caption id="attachment_14835" align="alignnone" width="480" caption="Major Lazer is one part fantasy with two parts veteran DJ goodness."][/caption] In case you weren’t paying attention, Denver has become the dubstep “capital of the world.” Or so U.K.-bred DJ Rusko declared to a sold-out Cervantes crowd Tuesday night.