R.L. Cole is your first takeaway of UMS 2016
RL Cole wants you to know: time is a flat circle. The Denver based trio kick started the UMS on a "True Detective"-facing note, running through the bayou with soul-tearing blues and three-chord rock.
UMS 2016 is officially underway — here’s where we’ll be
We're going in. Last night's Whitney show was a good warm up, but tonight, the UMS spills out of 3 Kings into other South Broadway institutions like the Irish Rover, Gary Lee's Motor Club, Hi-Dive and more.
MTV to revive music videos with MTV Classic
Remember when music television meant just that? Turns out, those days aren't gone. On Thursday, Viacom announced they're rebranding VH1 Classic as MTV Classic, which will have chunks of music video programming based on themes like genre and decade.
Cloak & Dagger announces 2016 lineup
The 2015 iteration of electronic music festival Cloak & Dagger Music Festival stepped up its game last year. Festival organizer Brennen Bryarly (aka Option4) brought the heat with top tier talent in the digital game by digging out Four Tet and West Coast tag team Classixx.
Surprise! Blake Shelton will play a free show at the Grizzly Rose tonight
Country fans -- it’s time to whip out those cowboy boots and head to the Grizzly Rose. Blake Shelton is playing a free surprise concert for his Denver fans tonight.
Dolly Parton’s rhinestone heart sparkles at Red Rocks
As a child growing up in the '70s, Dolly Parton was the punch-line to the first dirty jokes I can remember hearing, and a major, consistent topic of playground banter.
UMS 2016: Non-Denver locals come marching in
From July 28-31, the 16th annual Denver Post Underground Music Showcase will be taking over various venues and storefronts along South Broadway. Compared to past years, however, 2016 festivalgoers will be able to dig through a swath of rising out-of-town talent alongside hidden local gems just waiting to be mined.
Morrissey announces world tour with Boulder date
Big mouth strikes again! Iconic ex-Smiths lead vocalist Morrissey has been given a clean bill of health despite a string of health complications that forced many show cancellations, and is set for a world tour as Consequence of Sound notes, including a stop in Colorado.
Biking Bowies and Princes to swarm this week’s Denver Cruiser Ride
Don’t be surprised to see thousands of rock stars on bicycles cruising the streets of Denver on Wednesday night. It’s the freewheeling frolic known as the Denver Cruiser Ride, and this week’s theme is “Rock & Roll Never Dies, Except….” “When we came up with the theme, David Bowie and Prince had just died,” said Brad Evans, who founded Denver Cruiser Ride in 2005.
Download “Girls in Black” by Modern Leisure, debuting in Steal This Track
Disclosure: Modern Leisure's guitarist, Ian Gassman, is a contributor to Reverb. For Colorado music fans -- and fans of Colorado music, especially -- this week may be the most anticipated of the year.
The Motet announces two Mishawaka Amphitheatre shows
You don't stay in the business for almost twenty years by mistake -- just ask the Motet. Colorado's beloved funksters wrapped up a thunderous Friday night at Red Rocks with support from Minnesota funk lords Vulfpeck and jazz trio Mediski, Martin and Wood.
Steven Tyler shatters expectations at Ellie Caulkins Opera House
If there was any doubt Steven Tyler still had what it took to put on a good show, he shattered those concerns with an impassioned performance Saturday at Denver’s Ellie Caulkins Opera House.
How to survive the 2016 UMS
It's Denver's SXSW. A musical gauntlet. The running of the buzz band bulls. Whether you're a fan, an artist, a roadie or (gulp) an organizer, the Underground Music Showcase ain't for the faint of heart.
Weezer woos new generation of “Buddy Holly”s at Fiddler’s Green
By far the best trending tweet from Weezer's show last night at Fiddler’s Green was from a 30-something-year-old fan who probably didn’t expect it to be read to a crowd of nearly 18,000 people.
A Taste of Colorado adds Blues Traveler to lineup
If Boyz II Men wasn't enough to get your heart racing for this year's A Taste of Colorado, the Civic Center Park food party has announced another big throwback act.
Gathering of the Juggalos set for Denver in 2017
Heads up, ninjas: Insane Clown Posse's (in)famous Gathering of the Juggalos is coming to Denver next year. The news came at Gathering of the Juggalos 17 (and was confirmed in a subsequent interview with Violent J) which just wrapped up outside of Columbus, Ohio on Saturday.
Isaiah Rashad on his show tonight: “It’s going to get weird”
Isaiah Rashad is one of the youngest members of the label Top Dawg Entertainment, the imprint of artists like Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q, SZA and Ab-Spu;.
Denver International Festival showcases Denver cultural and musical diversity
The first annual Denver International Festival takes place this Saturday in Civic Center Park. The celebration of world food, music and art from countries around the world is free to the public and will feature more than 30 food trucks and restaurants, cultural live performances, DJs and interactive art.
Justin Sane on Anti-Flag’s anti-TPP tour
Yeah, yeah. We’ve heard it all before. Corporations are money-hungry overlords of industry intent on enslaving the working masses without a second thought. Instead of shrugging off this unnerving fact while trying to catch yet another Rattata, what if you could help fight against a potential corporate power grab while simply attending a rock show?