After four years in Colorado, Riot Fest has announced it will not return to the state in 2017.
In a letter posted on the Riot Fest website, festival organizers write that this year's Denver festival is "simply not possible." The news follows the death of Riot Fest organizer Sean McKeough last December.
Riot Fest previously took place annually in three cities: Denver, Chicago and Toronto. The Toronto event did not take place last year. Chicago's event is still on for 2017.
Relive highlights from Riot Fest with our snapshots from last year's Riot Fest Denver featuring Misfits and Sleater-Kinney and from the 2015 event featuring Modest Mouse and Iggy Pop.
Death Cab For Cutie, Wilco, New Pornographers To Headline New Colorado Music Fest
The Colorado Classic bicycle race rolls through Colorado Springs, Breckenridge and Denver this summer. But you won't need a set of wheels to join in on the festivities.
The event will also include a new three-day music festival called Velorama Colorado. It takes place Aug. 11-13 in Denver's River North neighborhood. The lineup features marquee indie rock bands Wilco, Death Cab For Cutie and The New Pornographers.
The full lineup so far:
Death Cab For Cutie
The New Pornographers
La Santa Cecilia
Festival organizers will announce additional acts in the coming months.
Watch the video for Wilco's "Somebody To Lose" below.
NPR Selects New Orleans' Tank And The Bangas As 2017 Tiny Desk Contest Winner
NPR Music today announced New Orleans band Tank and the Bangas as the winner of the third annual Tiny Desk Contest.
NPR's Bob Boilen writes that the panel of 10 judges -- which included Phish's Trey Anastasio and R&B artist Miguel -- came to a unanimous decision to select the band from a pool of more than 6,000 entries. Tank And The Bangas will perform a Tiny Desk Concert at NPR headquarters later this year.
The winning video is full of playful energy from singer Tarriona "Tank" Ball and her band. The featured song "Quick" blends soul and rap. Watch the video above.
Project Pabst Denver Announces Music Lineup For 2017 Festival
Project Pabst returns to Denver's RiNo neighborhood on May 20. The one-day music festival today announced its initial lineup of artists for the event's second year.
Ice Cube, Phantogram and Danny Brown will headline the festival. The lineup also features Kurt Vile And The Violators, STRFKR, Summer Cannibals, Twin Peaks and Colorado bands Dirty Few and Tracksuit Wedding.
The full lineup so far:
Kurt Vile And The Violators
Check out our snapshots from last year's Project Pabst Denver featuring Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Best Coast and Charles Bradley.
King Khan Curates Art Exhibit At University Of Colorado Gallery
Arish Ahmad Khan -- better known as King Khan -- has always taken care to incorporate striking visuals into his live shows. While performing with The Shrines and The King Khan & BBQ Show, Khan dons outrageous costumes and engages in sometimes scandalous behavior.
The garage rocker -- now two decades into his music career -- takes his artistic skills off stage this winter. He's teamed up with Chilean filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky and Belfast designer Michael Eaton on a new art exhibit that's coming to the University of Colorado's Colorado Springs campus.
"The Black Power Tarot" is a collection of tarot cards created by Khan that features 26 images of notable African-Americans. Subjects include musicians Andre 3000, Billie Holiday and Curtis Mayfield. Each is assigned a different "role" in the tarot deck.
The exhibit opens Jan. 13 at UCCS's GOCA 121 gallery (1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, Colorado Springs) with a live tarot reading event and talk from Khan. It runs through April 1.
Watch the video for King Khan & The Shrines' "Bite My Tongue" below.
Coachella is bringing some marquee names to Indio, Calif., for the 2017 edition of the annual music festival. Headliners include Radiohead, Beyonce and Kendrick Lamar.
The festival will also feature Lorde's first performance in over a year. Other notable artists on the bill include Bon Iver, the xx, Father John Misty, New Order, Devendra Banhart, Kaytranada, Warpaint, Mitski, The Lemon Twigs, The Avalanches and Denver band Tennis.