The Drop: Destroyer – Poison Season

What makes a piece of music unique, or original? Conversely, what makes an album derivative, generic? Is it possible that these two polar opposites can coexist within a piece of music? These are questions I’m l...

The Drop: Beach House – Depression Cherry

In a statement issued on their Sub Pop page, Beach House expressed their desire to return to their older, simpler, more melodic style of dream pop while making their upcoming album, Depression Cherry: "In g...

Jamie xx DJs the 1up

Jamie xx knows how to throw a party. A “House Party”, that is, as he opened his set at the 1up last night with the classic Fred Wesley tune. The DJ set, which included actual DJing with actual turntables (a tes...

5 Great Upcoming Colorado Festivals

Festival season in Colorado is about to start heating up – here are 5 music festivals to keep your eye on for the rest of the summer. Whether you're into local bands, folk, bluegrass, jazz or a bunch of your fa...

My 10 Favorite Albums of 2015 (So Far)

The past six months have been ripe with blockbuster sequels and indie breakthroughs, from Alabama Shakes to Kendrick Lamar, Natalie Prass to Girlpool. Let’s take a look back at some of my favorite albums of 201...

Hop Along Bring the Heat to Lost Lake Lounge

Whenever I'm at a hot and overcrowded show, I'm reminded of Michael Gira. The Swans mastermind and noise rock pioneer hates air conditioning. Let me rephrase that; he hates air conditioned concert venues. Gira ...