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LONDON (AP) -- British musician Jack Bruce, best known as the bassist from the 1960s group Cream, has died.   Full Story
Paul Aiken / Daily Camera
It's refreshing when bands don't have to tie themselves in knots when describing their music. Strange Americans play rock 'n' roll. That's what they say and that's who they are, and that's what they did when they played the garage.   Full Story
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What began as a gospel-tinged single from Ireland musician Hozier, turned into a breakthrough viral hit and is now has the musician on a U.S. tour that is entirely sold out, including his stop at Boulder's Fox Theatre tonight.   Full Story
Tobin Voggesser / Special to A&E Spotlight
New DVD "First Waltz" centers on band's debut at Boulder Theater.   Full Story
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Dave Bruzza, transplanted from Michigan, talks about the band's new album, weekend shows in Denver.   Full Story
Caleb Dennis
A couple of days ago, I was driving in the morning to work and heard Brett Saunders, a local radio DJ on KBCO talking about how the Talking Heads album Remain in Light was probably one of the best of all time.   Full Story
Alan Crandall / For A&E Spotlight
After more than a dozen years of touring, the popular funk band has found its true identity.   Full Story
Paul Aiken / Daily Camera
When you make your lyrics deeply personal, every performance leaves you vulnerable. Fort Collins rapper Qbala puts the hard facts of her life in her lyrics, and she's the kind of performer who doesn't shrink from the emotional charge of the words but uses it to power her delivery.   Full Story
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Coming off the heels of his fantastic 2012 album, "Until the Quiet Come," Flying Lotus is back with his newest effort "You're Dead." Still keeping with his signature style of spazzy bebop-infused electronics, Flying Lotus churns out his most jazz and hip-hop centered album to date.   Full Story
But rather than telling you how to vote in this political election, like everyone on TV, I am hoping to convince you how to vote for at least a few of this year's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees.   Full Story
Zach Williams, lead guitarist and singer-songwriter of Brooklyn-based The Lone Bellow, said the folk group is looking forward to tonight's Boulder show after cancelling a performance last summer. "People in Boulder are really kind," said Williams, 32. "...I hurt myself last time we were here, I completely lost my voice, and we were supposed to play a big show that night and we had to cancel it, and the messages we received on social media were so memorable."   Full Story
Paul Aiken / Daily Camera
Larry Keel twice has won the Telluride Bluegrass Festival guitar competition. He and Will Lee first found success together in bluegrass band Magraw Gap, which won the band competition at Telluride in 1995. Lately, The Larry Keel Experience has performed many dates with Yonder Mountain String Band.   Full Story
In February of 2013, Radio 1190 chose the sophomore album We are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Love by Foxygen as our CD of the Month. Since then, the band's brand of experimental and psychedelic indie rock has become a staple of 1190's programming.   Full Story
What's the point of dressing up if you can't be in an arena or theater or club full of other dressed up people?   Full Story
NEW YORK (AP) -- The punk trio Green Day, the short-lived British band The Smiths, "Lean on Me" singer Bill Withers and Sting are among the first-time nominees for enshrinement in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.   Full Story
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Indie stars play Denver on heels of new album   Full Story
Denver's Channel 93.3 recently announced the lineup for December's Not-So-Silent-Night, and the annual rock concert is bringing in acts that should appease fans of all types.   Full Story
Paul Aiken / Daily Camera
Yonder Mountain String Band is one of the Big Three bands from Colorado that followed the state's progressive bluegrass tradition to years of touring and national recognition. Along with Leftover Salmon and The String Cheese Incident, YMSB has expanded the boundaries of bluegrass-based music.   Full Story
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Today, CU-Boulder's Radio 1190 will be kicking off its Fall 2014 Pledge Drive. It is a wonderful opportunity to not only hear some of the station's best programming of the semester, but also a way for listeners to give back to the CU-based, non-profit college radio station.   Full Story
Special to the Reporter-Herald / Loveland Reporter-Herald
SpokesBUZZ— an organization that seeks to raise global awareness of Fort Collins sound—matched eight local bands this year to cities in other parts of the country with a similar vibe to Fort Collins, according to founder Dani Grant. The bands performed in those cities during the month of September. The Fort Collins band, Shatterproof, visited Chico, Calif. and The Lolos band there.   Full Story