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The 1906 Beatrix Potter book "The Story of a Fierce Bad Rabbit" is about a rabbit who, well, is fierce and bad. He steals a carrot and gets his tail shot off. It's a strange little story, but it provided a Fort Collins indie folk-rock group with one of the best band names around.   Full Story
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Wiz Khalifa made a stop in Broomfield Tuesday, signing autographs at the Zumies store at FlatIron Crossing mall.   Full Story
Only 18 months after her first EP, England-based R&B experimentalist FKA Twigs drops her first full-length album, aptly titled LP1. On each of the ten tracks, Twigs provides a breathy and intimate vocal style, making each song an incredibly sexy and confessional listen. But underneath the songstress are meticulously crafted experimental trip-hop beats to accompany this expansive and sensual set of tracks. With a promising set of producers, including Clams Casino, FKA Twigs knows how to make one hell of a debut album, leaving the crowd wondering what she's going to do next.   Full Story
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Familiar hoots filled the Wildflower Pavilion at Planet Bluegrass in Lyons Friday afternoon as The Big Little Band — fronted by two women playing a washboard and fiddle, respectively, and guys on two guitars and a stand-up bass — filled their set with rich female vocals propelled by old-timey acoustic melodies.   Full Story
Cyrus McCrimmon, The Denver Post
Kayvan Khalatbari generally appears calm, happy and confident, whether he's on stage for a marijuana policy speech, in the conference room of his Denver Relief pot business, handing out coupons after a comedy show, or seated in one of his — where the free-pie coupons transform into food.   Full Story
AAron Ontiveroz, The Denver Post
Ark Life's drummer Ben Desoto keeps time on the steering wheel as he drives his bandmates on U.S. 36 from Denver toward Boulder.   Full Story
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Peter Buck enjoys an enviable freedom as a musician these days.   Full Story
Ever feel tired of the never-ending stream of pop constantly being provided to us? If you're looking to do some studious listening, check out these incredibly forward-thinking 2014 releases, by artists new and old: Sun Araw, Belomancie (Sun Ark/Drag City) Up until now, Cameron Stallones (a.   Full Story
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Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest, scheduled for Aug. 15-17, blends new, emerging and established artists from the state with widely known national headliners for a three-day event in downtown Fort Collins.   Full Story
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On the occasion of Rocky Mountain Folks Festival, the chords-and-lyrics-based event in Lyons, Colorado, we've decided to look back at some of the most skilled songwriters who've come through the Garage.   Full Story
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The band, which has roots in Boulder, is scheduled to play the Louisville Downtown Street Faire on Friday, Bohemian Nights in Fort Collins on Saturday and Arvada Center on Sunday.   Full Story
They Want My Soul is a great mix of mid-2000's Wilco-esque ballads and bluesy rock 'n' roll freakouts, showcasing Spoon in the band's most energetic and organic form. With some of the group's best songwriting in years, both old and new fans of Spoon will have plenty to chew on.   Full Story
The clock is ticking on The Voyager, California alt-pop songwriter Jenny Lewis' first solo album in six years.   Full Story
John Leyba, The Denver Post
A week after Manning nearly broke the internet with his dancing, the Broncos opened stretching Monday with Manning rapping.   Full Story
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This past weekend, as a kind of final hurrah before my roommates and I moved out of our apartment, we threw an all-day house show to celebrate the run we've had putting on music in our house.   Full Story
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Buoyed by a sold-out RockyGrass, the Lyons music venue looks forward to its next large event, the 24th annual Rocky Mountain Folks Festival on Aug. 15-17.   Full Story
Riot Fest 2013
Dylan Langille,
An attempt by organizers of the three-day Riot Fest rock and punk show to turn back a decision by Arapahoe County to deny the event a permit to play in Byers failed before the Zoning Board of Adjustment on Wednesday.   Full Story
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Among the hundreds of shows Kansas City act Quixotic has performed at theaters, museums, rock clubs and outdoor events over its nine years, last year's Arise Music Festival stands out for a   Full Story
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Grammy-winning folk duo the Civil Wars is breaking up. For good, they say. In a joint statement posted on their website, partners Joy Williams and John Paul White said the decision ends a "tumultuous period" for the group, which won the Grammy Awards for best country group and best folk album in 2012.   Full Story
After dropping his previous record label, XL Recordings, Willis Earl Beal decided to do it his own way and release his new album, Experiments in Time, himself. Stripping away even more of the textures from past albums, Beal has released his most somber and minimalist album to date. If you're looking for some of the most haunting and intimate soul music ever recorded, look no further than Experiments in Time.   Full Story