DERRICK CARTER @ NORAD | FRI, 8/23/13 When fans of house music talk about Derrick Carter, they use words that might seem hyperbolic to those not in the know -- words like "legendary." But the truth is, every superlative that's used to describe the man is wholly appropriate. At age nine, he was alrea ... More >>
PRETTY LIGHTS @ RED ROCKS | FRI & SAT, 8/16-8/17 Returning to the Mile High City for his now-annual two-night run at Red Rocks, Pretty Lights maestro Derek Vincent Smith is bringing an album's worth of new music and a talented cast of characters to entertain the hometown crowd. On Friday, Pretty Lig ... More >>
BLOND:ISH @ NORAD | FRI, 6/28/13 Blond:ish is proof that you can't judge a book by its cover. DJs Anstascia and Vivie-Ann might superficially resemble a dozen interchangeable, pretty blonde club spinners who seem more invested in their hairdressers than their record collections, but the hair and fun ... More >>
TINI @ NORAD | SAT, 2/23/13 tINI holds down residencies in Ibiza, London and other high-profile cities all over the world as well as in her native Germany; despite her name, she's clearly a force to be reckoned with. Then again, her moniker is just as likely a nod to her minimalist techno vibe as it ... More >>
We're right in that lull between three-day weekends, and we almost can't comprehend waiting until Washington's birthday to have another Monday off. Thankfully, the weekends in this city always provide plenty of distraction, and this one is no different: On our Dance Card this time around, you'll fin ... More >>
There's an extra hour on Saturday night, and we're all going to need it for sure, because there's plenty of dancing to be done this weekend and plenty of folks to help provide the soundtrack, including Damian Lazarus, Robert Hood, Heidi, Ctrl_Alt_Dlt, Insideout and tons more. Keep reading to see wha ... More >>
Max Cooper spends his Afterhours at NORAD this Saturday The world of electronic music is lucky that Max Cooper, a computational biologist who earned his Ph.D. at Nottingham University, decided to pursue a life behind the decks. Before 2010, music was an evenings-and-weekends gig for Cooper, who was ... More >>
Greetings, weekend warriors! Ready to blow off some steam on the dance floor this weekend? Good, 'cause there's a ton of stuff on this weekend's Dance Card, from Paper Diamond at the Ogden Theatre to the Great American Techno Festival, which kicks off tonight and runs all weekend. If you haven't see ... More >>
While the biggest EDM event this weekend is Burning Man, if you're staying behind in Colorado, you don't have to feel left out. You can head up to Happy Ass Ranch at Lake George for Freeman Festival, a free festival with over twelve hours of music daily and nearly 100 DJs, or you can hit up Pitch a ... More >>
See Also: - Review: Kaskade at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 8/1/12 - Global Dancers, animated GIFs - Global Dance Festival's ten best drops - Global Dance Festival's ten most overplayed songs - People of Global Dance Festival 2012 Aww yeah! It's the weekend! Y'all ready? Better grab your dance shoes. It ... More >>
Talk about some big talent: This weekend, you've got options to check out Sasha, Stacey Pullen, Pezzner, Z-Trip, Gabriel and Dresden and more...more...more! Have fun figuring out where to put your dance shoes this weekend:
Every year, for the Westword Music Showcase, we enlist our army of Backbeat wordsmiths to host various stages, and in addition to their emcee obligations, we ask them to pull double duty (or triple-duty in some cases) and also write up the acts that appear on their individual stages.
Alright, it's here! Finally! The waiting is over! The eighteenth annual Westword Music Showcase. You've probably already printed it out, cut it out, copied and highlighted the schedule, but just in case you haven't, here's the most up-to-date version of today's lineup for the Showcase. All of the TB ... More >>
Okay, time to officially start getting excited now. The annual Westword Music Showcase is a little more than a week away. Did you pick up your tickets yet? If not, you can still get them at the discounted rate. Prices go up day of the show. By now, you've already seen the lineup of who's playing the ... More >>
The evenings are getting warmer here in the Queen City of the Plains, and that just means that more and more events are popping up. It's easy to go out on a budget this weekend, whether you enjoy biking to an adult prom, seeing surf-themed burlesque, or dancing at a pink party. As always, it's all l ... More >>
It's the weekend! As always, there's no shortage of things to get into. If you're looking to twirl and whirl like a dervish all over the city, you've come to the right place. We've got the drop on the hottest dance music and parties going down, from the return of the DMCs and The Skinny Dip tonight ... More >>
See Also: A 4/20 playlist from Westword's marijuana critic William Breathes Happy 4/20! Welcome to the end of another work week. As always, there are plenty of music options to consider this weekend -- and that's whether you're living the Mile High life or not. The second edition of the annual Levi ... More >>
Happy 4/20! Whether you partake in the green festivities or not, this entire weekend will be greener than Kermit. With a slew of album release parties to choose from, enough reggae to keep the bodies winding on the dance floor through clouds of smoke, and more, this weekend is shaping up to be a doo ... More >>
Mark Farina is back for another soul-filled evening that's bound to pack the dance floors at Bar Standard; Detroit's Mike Huckaby will also be in town tonight, which might make things difficult for lovers of electronic music in this city. And that's far from the only such conundrum on this weekend's ... More >>
BonoboPut on your best dancing shoes and prepare to hit the town this weekend; those who like a little slower soul to their groove will be pleased to hear that Bonobo is once again in the area, and house-anthem enthusiasts will storm the dance floors when Sharam takes the stage. And that's no ... More >>
As usual, Denver is showing the world what's up in electronic music this weekend; on Saturday, you'll have to choose between Z-Trip at City Hall or Gabriel & Dresden at Beta, and that's far from everything that's on our Dance Card. Page down to see what else is in store this weekend.
What better time to dance the night away than New Year's Eve? We've curated the ten best electronic-music events for your dance-floor pleasure; keep reading to check out our picks.
The last thing you want to do is start out 2012 in debt, right? We feel your pain -- and believe it or not, you can have a fun (and affordable!) night out on New Year's Eve. Keep reading for the top ten events that prove our point...
Catch DJ ESP at Bar Standard tonightFeel like dancing? There're plenty of places to get your groove on this weekend. Tonight, Bar Standard is hosting Spacetime Continuum and DJ ESP (aka Woody McBride) as part of Full Flavor Fridays; expect ambient techno and experimental live PA or vinyl sets ... More >>
Savoy returns to Denver tonight to headline the FillmoreSavoy's live electro stylings will light up the Fillmore Auditorium tonight; the New York-based (by-way-of-Denver) band returns to the Mile High City tonight for its first headlining show at the Fillmore. (7 p.m., all ages, $25 and up) ... More >>
Brett JohnsonWe don't know about you, but our Dance Card is looking pretty full this weekend; here's a rundown of where you can find some booty-shaking tunes: Full Flavor Fridays monthly residency is bringing Dallas-based Brett Johnson to the Appaloosa Grill for a record-release party; there ... More >>
It's July already -- do you know where you're getting your dance on this weekend? If you're not planning on visiting the Whomp Truck's monthly First Friday bash -- featuring Thorazine, Citrus, Coult 45 and Just Ben this month on 7th and Santa Fe, starting at 6 p.m. -- well, we've got plenty m ... More >>
It's a slower weekend in dance music than this city has seen quite a while, but don't despair: We still found several options for your booty-shakin' pleasure this weekend. First up: The ever-dependable Forever Fridays at Beta will feature Zodiac Nights (it's your turn, Gemini!) with DJ Shares ... More >>
Tonight's BoomTut party at Apex Movement in Boulder is going to be off the hook. This Whomp Truck fundraiser -- funds will help bring AudioPixel, Basscouch and the Whomp Truck to Apogaea -- is in a parkour studio, and the trampoline, jungle gym and parkour equipment will be open for business. ... 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 >>
This Friday, Afterhours Anonymous brings you its Spring Social featuring DJ Foxx, Ben A, Joey B, Bones and Quinn at miniBAR in Cherry Creek. The oh-so-cleverly-named crew threw one of Denver's best and most exclusive New Year's Eve parties this year by reuniting the entire Casa del Soul Col ... More >>
As last weekend's LOVE event indicated, the underground electronic-music scene in the metro area is alive and kicking. This month alone, three new residencies are kicking off at various locales; keep reading for the details.
A NEW YEAR UNDERGROUND With Hence * Eli D * BeeKay * Travis Press * Uriah West * Brick Lee 12.31.10 | Theory Practice The only sign that the Theory Practice gallery, 738 Santa Fe Drive, was hosting an epic New Year's Eve party was the pounding bass audible from the streets as passersby b ... More >>
Tonight, Re:Creation at the Gothic Theatre features San Francisco house DJ Mark Farina performing a Mushroom Jazz set, in the style of his vaunted downtempo mix series for Om Records, currently on its sixth permutation. A longtime Colorado favorite, both Farina and the series remain popular ... More >>