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The Boulder alt-country band gives its EPs names such as Death and Resurrection, and its songs bear the mark of hard truths and sin. But the punk energy behind the playing, and the sense that it's all in good fun, make it OK to dance to a song like "Death."   Full Story
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Out of Asheville, N.C., lo-fi experimentalist Elvis Depressedly has ditched releasing albums on Bandcamp and released his first proper full-length, New Alhambra, on Run for Cover Records. Originally under the moniker Coma Cinema, Mat Cothran has been writing fuzzy and homespun-pop records since 2005. Each of Cothran's records are melancholic and personal, while still remaining opaque and cryptic.   Full Story
Welcome to the final act of "American Idol," everybody's favorite fake look into how the music industry works.   Full Story
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Asif Kapadia, who made award-winning documentary "Senna" about Formula 1 driver Ayrton Senna, compiled archive footage, home movies for the documentary "Amy."   Full Story
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Instead of finalizing plans for its 11th year in Park County, the Apogaea music and arts festival is looking for a new home this week after deciding it can't operate under regulations the county's planning commission has recently imposed.   Full Story
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The lyrical references on decker.'s latest album, "Patsy," run from Ol' Dirty Bastard to Lee Harvey Oswald, and in between is some sharp thinking expressed in cutting lines.   Full Story
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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Taylor Swift dominated the Billboard Music Awards with eight wins, including top artist, while Kanye West was booed during his performance that closed the three-hour event.   Full Story
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This is the list we believe will be of most use to you. We'll leave it to the marketing behemoths behind Taylor Swift and U2 to tell you about their shows.   Full Story
Originally the freak-folk project of singer-songwriter Frances Quinlan, Philadelphia-based band Hop Along has been making huge splashes in the indie-music ocean with sophomore release Painted Shut. Even though the sound is deeply rooted in off-kilter folk music, the musicianship and execution spark comparisons to the emo-revival acts of late. Though each song contains major-key tonality, the guitar melodies aren't as predictable or immediate, forcing the listener to pay attention to the guitar-lick subtleties.   Full Story
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Believe it or not, I enjoy listening to what's popular in music. Granted, there are certain genres I listen to more, but I believe music is an important part of history, as it offers a look into social conflicts and various happenings of an era. However, there's one truth to popular music: The great majority of what is currently trending is hardly played over airwaves, with only a few songs being highlighted — and overplayed.   Full Story
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Organizers of brewery's second annual music festival promise a "funky vibe."   Full Story
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High Five got the attention the Second Story Garage crew at a set they performed for the Colorado Music Party in March during South by Southwest. Based on the crowd reaction in Austin, there's little doubt they can go big.   Full Story
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Finals are almost over. Hold on folks, we are in the home stretch. Once you get done with your classes then take a moment to breathe, relax and maybe have a little fun.   Full Story
Last week, the Zac Brown Band did something that completely shocked me. It released a song that I listened to 25 times in one day.   Full Story
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Bluegrass songs are essentially country songs, and country songs aren't supposed to have more than a few chords or get too complex rhythmically. But the "supergroup" lineup of Grisman, Leslie, Hargreaves & Smith doesn't seem to know about these rules.   Full Story
Fear not students, finals are only one week long, and after all the tears dry it will be summer vacation — where hopefully your plans are jam-packed with good friends, good times and good music (with a little school and work sprinkled in).   Full Story
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I don't listen to Justin Bieber. It's just always been a life rule ever since he first hit the viral music video scene in 2009 with "One Time. I've always just been rather amused with his random drama and meltdowns over the past couple years as he's been on a hiatus of sorts — or as I like to call it, a brief stint of TMZ residency.   Full Story
What The Magic Whip does is downright remarkable: it's not designed for anyone but existing Blur fans, catering to them only while deliberately blocking out any newcomers with its lazy, bizarre and somewhat demented take on pop formality.   Full Story
Finals are almost here. AHHH! Here at Radio 1190, staff members are losing hair, crying in corners of the room and having mental breakdowns.   Full Story
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Music festivals have always been trendy — but now they are "trending." Anyone with Twitter and/or Instagram has most likely been bombarded by excessive posts about Coachella.   Full Story