“Views from the Six”: Six things to know about Drake’s new album
Beyoncé may have the album of the moment right now. Her surprise release of "Lemonade" was sonic daring and her unhinged insinuations of marital infidelity.
To the root: Natalia Lafourcade talks about the future and forebears of her music
As a child, it's difficult to enter a field that one of your parents thrived in. From Jakob Dylan to Scott Caan, the pressure to match your forebears contributions can be insurmountable, especially if they set the bar high.
Graham Nash stumbles through “This Path Tonight”
In the cover photo for "This Path Tonight," his first new solo album in 14 years, Graham Nash stands at the beginning of a wooded trail receding into the distance.
Foals tear through a landmark set at the Ogden Theatre
When they're in the United States, Foals is America’s boldest and most intense hard-rock band. That said, the “eclectic” indie band actually hails from the United Kingdom, having cut their teeth at the sleepy Abingdon Music Centre in Oxfordshire, England, which also bred Radiohead.
Bleached make punk rock look easy at Larimer Lounge
“Punk rock is so easy,” crowed energetic No Parents frontman Zoe Reign during the chorus of the minute-long song of the same name. Los Angeles-based party punk bands Bleached and No Parents certainly made it look easy and ridiculously fun on Monday night at the Larimer Lounge.
Denver 4/20 show with Wiz Khalifa and Lil Wayne rescheduled
This article was originally published on Reverb sister site The Cannabist. The saga of the 2016 Denver 420 Rally will go down in the massive smoke-out's history as one of its strangest ever.
Photos: Deerhunter at the Gothic Theatre
Deerhunter dropped in the Gothic Theatre on Monday night for a set of existential noise-pop. Some background on the band: Deerhunter has historically had an antagonistic relationship with its crowds.
Photos: Peelander Z’s triumphantly weird Marquis Theater show
Peelander Z brought their bizarre costumed punk through Denver's Summit Music Hall on Sunday night. Like any costumed Japanese punk band worth their salt, Peelander Z has an amazing backstory.
The Bright Light Social Hour, Dragondeer to play free UMS preview show
If you're anything like me, you spend much of the calendar year biding your time between annual installments of the Underground Music Showcase. For the past sixteen years, the four-day July celebration of under-covered local and national music has developed into an indispensable experience for Denverites.
Tacocat’s irreverence wins the night at Larimer Lounge
A man, a plan, a cat, a canal; Tacocat! These beachy, dayglow, fun-punkers are an exciting update to classic Riot Grrrl “women to the front” rock.
Beyonce’s “Lemonade” a bold avant-pop sucker punch
Beyonce doesn't simply release albums anymore; she unleashes events. And so it was this weekend, amid deep mourning for a lost icon, music's queen dropped "Lemonade," an arresting display of what technically qualifies as videos and singles, but is better described as a deeply personal work of art that doubles as a bold social and political statement.
Download “Good to Be Around” by Whippoorwill, only in Steal This Track
The Eastern whip-poor-will is a small, nocturnal bird with a night song so haunting it has innumerable references in American folklore and literature. In "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry," Hank Williams sang, "Hear that lonesome whip-poor-will.
Watch: The five best Prince tributes of the weekend
Prince Rogers Nelson passed away last week. He left behind a musical legacy that few pop artists have ever attained. It wasn't just his music that stirred everybody crazy.
Frightened Rabbit’s Scott Hutchinson isn’t afraid of change
Frightened Rabbit frontman Scott Hutchinson is hanging outside Portland, Oregon’s Wonder Ballroom, enjoying some unseasonably warm weather when, all of a sudden, he decides to get deep.
Kacey Musgraves charms a sold-out Bluebird Theater (photos)
Country music satirist Kacey Musgraves diversified the 4/20 concert scene in Denver with a sold-out show at the Bluebird Theater on Wednesday night. The show started out very dimly lit, this proved as a challenge photographers who were hoping to get photos of the rhinestone sparkled Musgraves.
Snoop Dogg, Future and more ring in a very merry 4/20
Denver is ground zero for all things cannabis and music related during the week of 4/20. Smokers, stoners and music enthusiasts flock to the Mile High City to, well, get high.
If we picked Film on the Rocks 3: Electric Boogaloo
Unless you've been living under a film rock, you'll know the Denver Film Society announced the schedule for the 2016 movie/music series Film on the Rocks yesterday.
Listen: A 4/20 playlist for the rest of us
By: Ryan Murphy and Dylan Owens Every celebration needs a soundtrack, and 4/20 is no different. The annual observance of all things cannabis inspires dozens of music events throughout Colorado, ranging from small-club dance parties to massive outdoor concerts.
“Nina” biopic’s problems more than skin-deep
The questionable casting of Zoe Saldana is only one of the many problems with Cynthia Mort's limp and misjudged Nina Simone biopic "Nina." Little of the High Priestess of Soul's searing clarity of voice or profound struggle comes through in this insipid film whose fakeness is writ across Saldana's dubiously darkened skin.