Menert persevered, and the work has clearly paid off. His involvement in the developmental years of Pretty Lights proved to be inspirational. "I was able to find another path," he points out, "because of what Derek paved with being able to travel around and tour."

In the four years since he set out on his solo venture, Menert says, the best thing about it has been the grassroots growth of his fan base. "Meeting fans, crashing on couches and getting rides to the airport from people's roommates," he says. "That's what it's all about."

And the success he's had so far — he's currently headlining a national tour with support from fellow locals AC Lao and Mikey Thunder — only seems to push him harder to stay on his path. "Every day is therapy for me," he says, "because music and orgasms are the two times where things don't bleed into my consciousness."

Location Info


Fillmore Auditorium

1510 Clarkson St.
Denver, CO 80218

Category: Music Venues

Region: Central Denver


Michal Menert, with Run the Jewels (Killer Mike and El-P), Supervision and Mikey Thunder, 8 p.m. Saturday, November 16, Fillmore Auditorium, 1510 Clarkson Street, $25, 303-830-8497.

Free of doubt and worry about living a sketchy lifestyle, Menert takes time now to appreciate the fruits of his labor, be it a fan complimenting his music or a potential collaboration on a new song. "When people tell me they like my music, I am really grateful," he says. "This music is my soundtrack for what I go through and have gone through.

"I reflect on the things that I regret and the things that brought shame to my family, and there was nothing for me to be proud of," he concludes. "But for all the ugly shit that I've done, this is something beautiful that I created."

« Previous Page
My Voice Nation Help
Denver Concert Tickets

Concert Calendar

  • January
  • Tue
  • Wed
  • Thu
  • Fri
  • Sat
  • Sun
  • Mon