There's a Marc Maron joke about expensive audio equipment. He wants to buy a $10,000 amp Jack White has, but decides against it because he feels every time he plays his guitar with it he would just think, "No, this doesn't sound like $10,000." It was that joke that stuck in my head as I wandered ar ... More >>
Bringing the bombast, drama and light show of a larger venue to Lost Lake, EMA and opening act Mas Ysa pushed enough air to test the sound system of most smaller rooms to its limits. Mas Ysa even commented that he thought he was overloading the monitor, but it didn't sound like it on the receiving e ... More >>
In years since it became Lost Lake Lounge, the strip mall bar sitting on Colfax at the edge of Colorado Blvd. has maintained a low-key, log cabin-like atmosphere; beers were sipped at the front room's small crescent-shaped bar and bands played in the back room on the floor. The space has a long hi ... More >>
Matt Friedman and Ross Kiser, co-founders of Denver-based Night Supply Records, are making quite a name for themselves as house duo Need & Necessity, doing everything from playing house parties at the University of Colorado in Boulder, where they went to school, to curating shows with The Hundred fo ... More >>
Super Bowl Sunday is quickly approaching, and Denver is abuzz with optimistic anticipation. For those who don't plan on watching the game at home, there are plenty of options around town. Many of Denver's favorite bars are throwing viewing parties or serving up specials to make the big game even mor ... More >>
On Friday night, I had the chance to chop it up with some of the Denver Nuggets in the locker room before they completely whooped ass on the Brooklyn Nets. With the exception of my two favorite players (who evidently don't do interviews before a game, as they both tersely informed me), everybody was ... More >>
In our series of coveted Colorado music-industry jobs, we've covered a range of jobs, from guitar tech and handling publicity to being tasked with overseeing digital music delivery from a vast electronic music catalog to band management. Today, we complete our list of the most coveted Colorado music ... More >>
See Also: Tonight: Peter Black at the Meadowlark Peter Black (aka Peter Gurule) first gained renown as a DJ as part of the long-running and legendary club night, So What! Since then, he's made a name for himself not just as a skilled DJ in a very real sense of the term but as someone who has taken ... More >>
In a Medical Marijuana Enforcement Division inspections post, a security-camera provider noted that some of the specific (and pricey) DVR models that centers are required to use "are already being discontinued by the manufacturer." This is news to MMED spokeswoman Julie Postlethwait, but she ... More >>
OK computer: the EchoKast app logoHey, there, is that a portable recording studio in your pocket, or are you just happy to see us? Both? Ah, yes. We are pretty easy on the eyes. Oh, and you must have the installed the EchoKast app, which allows you to record, edit and playback live audio on your iPh ... More >>
With the recent opening of the 500-capacity Roxy Theatre, which will be now be primarily a live music venue, LoDo and the Ballpark neighborhood are suddenly brimming with mid-sized venues. With so many fine rooms to choose from, now seemed to be a fitting time to us to offer up a rundown of e ... More >>
Damn you, Astley!In the modern age of the iPod, any shoe store, cowboy bar, hair salon or (in this particular case) pho restaurant can do business to any soundtrack it chooses. When I worked at KB Toys in the 90s, we were sent a monthly cassette to play in the store -- except the tape player ... More >>
Tonight and tomorrow night at the Denver Coliseum, the Big Bang dance music massive will be going off representing pretty much every genre of electronic music. Given the size and scope of the show (four stages per night) - along with the massive investment in the lighting and sound for the show - th ... More >>
In the two decades since Macy Sound Studios opened, the place has seen its share of the city's finest musicians, in addition to prominent national acts like Los Lobos. As anyone who's been there can tell you, the place is loaded with some sweet gear.
Relax. Its just kush smoke, bro.The Twitterverse is a vast and vacant one, a expanse muddled with one-liners, chunks of internet "wisdom" and lots of inappropriate ass-shots courtesy of certain famous people's wives (we're looking at you, Ice-T and Coco Austin). So, how does one go about deciding ... More >>
PLANET OF THE DRUMS DJ Dara • AK1200 • Dieselboy • MC Messinian Sure Shot • Mystical Influence • DJ Fury 3.11.11/Gothic Theatre It's been a while since a drum-and-bass show of this caliber hit Denver -- most DNB has been eclipsed by the dubstep movement, and although there are si ... More >>
Photo by Sandlin GaitherChicago house heavyweight and acid-jazz/downtempo darling Mark Farina has already made two trips to Denver this year -- but for his third, a set at the Gothic Theatre this Friday night, he's promoting the release of the seventh Mushroom Jazz album, just as laid-back an ... More >>
Lo-fi, analog and tangible: In the days before digital music files and the ubiquity of iPods -- or hell, at this point, iPhones -- music actually took up physical space, as did the devices that played it. Culled from old magazine and newspapers is this list of ten interesting advertisements for fi ... More >>
A Flickr photo.The Denver Public Library has long been hip to technology, whether it's offering DVD selections that rival Blockbuster or allowing patrons to download tawdry B-movies from its website. Now the institution's getting into the smartphone craze, having developed a mobile website o ... More >>
The suspect's lap may have been obscured by a laptop. The traditions that we've come to know and rely upon for decades are slowly vanishing. Take indecent exposure. Not so long ago, the average perpetrator would toss on a raincoat and nothing else, then head out on the street in a quest to flash hi ... More >>
"The Digital Conversion Will Leave Some Coloradans in the Dark," and blogs like this one note that a percentage of locals who've been receiving free, over-the-air TV during the analog era will lose this service once stations switch to all-digital broadcasting. Concerns about problems like these cont ... More >>
Of all the changes technology has wrought to my listening habits and way of experiencing music, the biggest impact has come from the way my iPod destroys context.The most obvious benefit of the iPod revoution is the convenience of having thousands -- even tens of thousands -- songs in your pocket. T ... More >>
Photo: Brian Folkins Hot on the heels of its stand out performance at the Mile High Music Fest, Rose Hill Drive makes its nationally televised debut tonight on Late Night with Conan O'Brien. Can hardly wait to see Boulder's biggest badasses on the small screen. Conan won't know what hit him. Have ... More >>
Find vintage deals at Dana Cains electronics expo.
Slide Show DJ Shadow Cut Chemist, Kid Kiola Thursday, February 7, 2008, Ogden Theater Better than: Dancing with the waitresses at Tom’s Diner. A long long time ago, 1996 to be exact, some sage named Beck surmised that the one key to any party was “two turntables and a microphone.” That sa ... More >>
Saturday, June 16
A new expo showcases vintage electronics.
Finding more local bang for the byte.
Once again, Microsoft is chasing Apple in the hipster-hardware game. Will it make sweet music this time?
Be there or be square!
This DJ simulator is nothing to rave about.
Brief sketches of what's happening in the Denver art scene.
Set to debut in Boulder, Billy Martin's Turntable Sessions will turn you on your ear.
From the week of February 7, 2002
The steel wheels keep turning in the DMC turntable battles.
Mix Master Mike wants you to know how the tables turn.
QBert and the Invisibl Skratch Piklz put a new spin on the DJ craft.