Editor's Choice
The Lumineers

It was less than three years ago that the Lumineers were spending Thursday evenings belting out foot-stomping folk-rock tunes at the Meadowlark's open mic nights. In February, the Denver trio—Neyla Pekarek, Wesley Schultz, and Jeremiah Fraites—performed their megahit “Ho Hey” on an altogether different stage: the 55th Grammy Awards. A quick ascent to stardom can turn some bands sour, but not the Lumineers. The group's thoughtfully crafted songs continue to showcase the best of Colorado's music scene to a national audience.

Reader's Choice
The Lumineers

You know you've hit it big when Jimmy Fallon performs a chicken-clucking parody version of your hit song on late-night TV.