Britt Chester

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    January 20, 2012

    Review: Souls of Mischief at City Hall, 1/19/12

    Photo by Britt Chester Souls of Mischief @ City Hall | 1/19/12 Following the Ninja Stylez Bboy competition in the main room, Souls of Mischief exploded from behind the stage, tearing into the opening lines of "You Never Knew" with A-Plus casually swayin' behind his all-black shades amidst flawles ... More >>

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    January 20, 2012

    David Choe finishes Terminal Kings, donates murals to city

    After Los Angeles-based graffiti artist David Choe finished his murals for Denver International Airport's Terminal Kings project, he did what any street artist would do: He went and found a blank wall in the city where he could leave his mark. That wall happened to be at 13th and Champa streets, on ... More >>

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    January 19, 2012
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    January 14, 2012

    Review: Sound Tribe Sector 9 at the Fillmore Auditorium, 1/13/11

    Photo by Britt ChesterSOUND TRIBE SECTOR 9 at the FILLMORE | 1/13/12Somewhere toward the end of the first set, STS9's Zack Velmer and Jeffree Lerner took the reigns on drums and percussion for a monumental, LED temple-constructing percussive solo that left the auditorium in complete disarray. If the ... More >>

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    January 11, 2012

    Terminal Kings street art murals: a sneak peek

    Terminal Kings, a new art project commissioned by the Denver International Airport's Art and Culture Program, is taking off this week, as world-class street artists Sam Flores, David Choe and Highraff work on giant murals -- each 100'x8', painted in panels -- that will be used as construction barric ... More >>

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    December 18, 2011

    Review: Yonnas Abraham, Sextape release party at Theory Practice, 12/16/11

    Britt ChesterYonnas Abraham at Practice Theory (aka Conceited Bastards)YONNAS ABRAHAM @ THEORY PRACTICE | 12/16/11Yonnas Abraham unleashed the sex beast at Theory and Practice art gallery for the release of Sexape, and the display was spectacular. Yo unveiled the artwork for the project -- steam ... More >>

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    December 12, 2011

    Third Annual 5280 Urban Music Awards at the Paramount Theatre, wrap up and list of winners

    Britt ChesterThe third annual 5280 Awards were held last night at the Paramount Theatre​The third annual 5280 Urban Music Awards went down last night at the Paramount Theatre, and while it took a second to get there, the vibe of the event was upbeat and enthusiastic. The place was crammed wall ... More >>

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    December 4, 2011

    Review: Beats Antique at The Fillmore, 12/3/11

    Britt ChesterZoe Jakes of Beats Antique last night at the Fillmore Auditorium. See more pics in the full Beats Antique at the Fillmore slideshow​BEATS ANTIQUE at THE FILLMORE AUDITORIUM | 12/3/11When Zoe Jakes emerged from stage right during the opening song adorned in a traditional bedleh and ... More >>

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    November 23, 2011

    Is 16th at Welton Denver's most robber-friendly corner this year?

    Last week, the Denver Police Department warned the public "to be vigilant and report suspicious activity while in the downtown area," reporting that there have been fifteen robberies or assaults in the past few months, often involving more than one person. Three of those fifteen happened at the sam ... More >>

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    November 20, 2011

    Photos: PANTyRAiD at the Fillmore with NiTGRiT, Project Aspect and Miraja, 11/19/11

    PANTyRAiD at the Fillmore | 11/20/11Well, it's safe to say that Marty Folb and Josh Mayer successfully raided the Fillmore's panties last night. Debuting their new stage set-up, created by a Denver based design group, the mysterious duo brought their heavy, glitched-out hip hop and bass music to Den ... More >>

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    November 19, 2011

    Photos: Zeds Dead at the Ogden Theatre, with JFlash and Vinnie Maniscalco, 11/19/11

    ZEDS DEAD at the OGDEN | 11/18/11For the first of two nights, Zeds Dead sold out the Ogden Theatre, and introduced Denver to its new staging, which included a strobe so powerful that it wouldn't be at all surprising to hear that everyone has "ZD" seared into their consciousness today. As far as the ... More >>

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    November 7, 2011

    Photos: SBTRKT at The Bluebird Theater, with Mikey Thunder and Peter Black, 11/5/11

    Britt ChesterSBTRKT at the Bluebird on Saturday night​SBTRKT at THE BLUEBIRD THEATER, 11/5/11This past Saturday night at the Bluebird Theater, U.K.-based, vowel-abstaining electronic artist SBTRKT (aka Aaron Jerome) set it off with the help of Mikey Thunder and Peter Black. Offering up a set o ... More >>

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    October 31, 2011

    Photos: MiM0Sa at the Fillmore, 10/29/11

    MiM0Sa showing his O face at the Fill-morgue​MiM0SA at THE FILLMORE AUDITORIUM | 10/29/11Tigran Mimosa celebrated Halloween at the Fill-Morgue with a full venue of ghouls, girl scouts, slutty devils and rabid fans. With openers Sleepyhead, GinZ and Kastle readying the filling the floor, the Fi ... More >>

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    October 23, 2011

    Trentemøller at the Ogden Theatre, 10/21/11

    Trentemøller on Friday at the Ogden.​TRENTEMØLLER at the OGDEN THEATRE | 10/21/11Though certainly not the dark horse by any electronic music connoisseur's standards, Trentemøller's performance Friday night at the Ogden Theatre was one for the books. Ribbon banners, flash-poppi ... More >>

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    October 17, 2011

    Photos: Sonic Blossom at Cervantes, 10/15/11, Night Two

    Photo by Britt ChesterThe second night of Sonic Blossom opened with a lecture from Jamie Janover on tetrahedrons, crop circles, and basic unified field theory discussion. Kraddy headlined the Ballroom while locals Project Aspect, Samples, and Eminence Ensemble closed down the Otherside. Click throug ... More >>

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    October 17, 2011

    Cervantes renovates balcony for more space

    Britt ChesterCervantes Masterpiece Ballroom has been undergoing many changes in the past few months, including relocating the sound booth to the floor, expanding the stage, adding more lighting fixtures and most recently, replacing the flooring in the balcony with industrial rubber matting and remov ... More >>

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    October 15, 2011

    Sonic Blossom at Cervantes, Night One - 10/14/11

    Photo by Britt Chester​Sonic Bloom and Cervantes presented the first night of Sonic Blossom. Hosting more than a dozen musicians, live painters, performers and fire dancers in the full venue, Sonic Blossom held true to its roots and transformed a regular Saturday night into a culturally educat ... More >>

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    September 25, 2011

    Review: VibeSquad at the Ogden Theatre, 9/24/11

    ​The bridge between hip-hop and dubstep is gradually getting shorter, and Vibesquad, a.k.a. Aaron Holstein, brought out some of the most impressive b-boys and b-girls to show off on stage during his set last night at the Ogden. It's as if the bass crowd is coming full circle by realizing wher ... More >>

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    September 24, 2011

    Photos: Two nights of Re:Creation at Cervantes'

    Photo by Britt ChesterEuphonic Conceptions' "Re:Creation" at Cervantes's Masterpiece Ballroom ended its two-night run last night with a banging closing set from Opuio. Unfortunately, fellow headliner Jakwob couldn't make it, purportedly because he broke his arm and therefore couldn't play, but nonet ... More >>

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    August 14, 2011

    Photos: Pretty Lights at Red Rocks, 8/13/11

    ​PRETTY LIGHTS at RED ROCKS | 8/13/11The second sold out night of the Pretty Lights Music showcase was the perfect way to end a hometown run for Derek Vincent Smith, who plays music under the Pretty Lights moniker. With some help from Big K.R.I.T., Michael Menert, Gramatik and Skream, Smith d ... More >>

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    August 8, 2011

    Photos: Flux Pavilion and Doctor P at The Fillmore, 8/6/11

    Britt ChesterWelcome to Denver, dubstep capital of America​FLUX PAVILION & DOCTOR P at FILLMORE | 8/6/11Sub.Mission, Colorado's leader in the dubstep production movement, teamed with Triad Dragons to present Flux Pavilion and Doctor P at the Fillmore Auditorium. Backed by a strong team of loca ... More >>

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    July 16, 2011

    Review: Night Two Global Dance Festival, 7/15/11

    GLOBAL DANCE FESTIVAL at RED ROCKS | 7/15/11Photo by Britt Chester​The line-up for the second night of Global Dance Festival had some big names on the main stage including Skrillex, Nero, Major Lazer and the night ending, ultimate party killer, LMFAO. The top stage was full of electro fans tre ... More >>

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    July 10, 2011

    Review: Robotic Pirate Monkey at the Bluebird, 7/8/11

    Photo by Britt Chester​Denver got a little taste of Boulder last night with Robotic Pirate Monkey nearly selling out the Bluebird Theater. At least seventeen kids missed the memo that unless you have an orange bracelet proving you are 21 years old, you can't drink. Add this to the five or so f ... More >>

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    July 5, 2011

    Review: Glitch Mob at Red Rocks, 7/2/11

    Photo by Britt Chester​The Glitch Mob at Red Rocks | 7.2.11The Glitch Mob is currently on its largest tour to date. After a few bumps in the road, one actually taking a wheel right off their tour bus while in transit, the act arrived at Red Rocks to show off what they've been doing behind clos ... More >>

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    July 2, 2011

    Review: Tech N9NE at the Fillmore Auditorium, 7/2/11

    Britt ChesterTech N9NE last night​TECH N9NE at the FILLMORE AUDITORIUM | 7/1/11You have not seen devoted fans until you've seen hundreds of folks styled in red and black with faces painted and ready for lyrical war at a Tech N9ne concert. Last night at The Fillmore, the Kansas City heavyweight ... More >>

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    July 1, 2011

    Review: Musiq Soulchild at City Hall, 6/30/11

    ​MUSIQ SOULCHILD at CITY HALL | 6/30/11I'll be the first to admit it: I'm cynical about R&B shows. Too often it's a bunch of love drunk couples slow writhing under dark lighting and not enough bass for my hip-hop heart. But last night at City Hall, soul champion Musiq Soulchild brought down th ... More >>

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    June 27, 2011

    Review: Sonic Bloom, 6/24/11

    ​SONIC BLOOM at SHADOWS RANCH | 06.24.11"With strategically placed subwoofers stashed in a field surrounded by mountains, the heavy bass frequencies sounded like a herd of elephants descending upon us in every direction with bubble-wrapped feet."

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    June 21, 2011

    Review: Bassnectar at Red Rocks, 6/18/11

    Photo by Britt Chester​BASSNECTAR at RED ROCKS | 06.18.11"The visuals for the night set a new standard: Revolutionary in regards to illusional perspective and thought-provoking in regard to the propaganda images of war and op-art icons seared into the retinas of everyone staring at the stage."

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    June 17, 2011

    In an effort to get prepared for Showcase, we proved that Thursday really is the new Friday

    ​The lineup for this weekend's Westword Music Showcase is pretty extensive. In fact, if you're unprepared it can be overwhelming. With this notion in mind, we put ourselves through a practice run for Showcase and hit every show we could last night. From Funky Buddha, where the work-out started ... More >>

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    June 6, 2011

    Review: Dispatch at Red Rocks, 6/3/11

    Photo by Britt ChesterDISPATCH at RED ROCKS | 6/3/11"Dispatch fans came for a good time -- the first they've shared with this band in a while -- and let's just say they got what they came for."

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    June 2, 2011

    Exclusive behind the scenes peek from the set of the new Manufactured Superstars video

    ​Yesterday we were on the set with Manufactured Superstars, who were shooting their new video at Beta with Vista TV. The scene at Beta was quite different yesterday than a typical night at the club with hundreds of people jumping, dancing, sweating and just all out raging. The vibe was fun, bu ... More >>

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    May 30, 2011

    Review: Disco Biscuits at Red Rocks, 5/28/11

    Disco Biscuits lived up to their headliner status at Red Rocks for their third annual Bisco Inferno​DISCO BISCUITS at RED ROCKS, 5/28/11"Comparing Red Rocks to the Ogden shows is like comparing a Mack Truck to a Tonka. Either the Biscuits were holding out, teasing everyone for the first two ni ... More >>

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    May 27, 2011

    Disco Biscuits at the Ogden Theatre, 5/26/11

    Photo: Britt Chester The Disco Biscuits 05.26.11 | Ogden Theatre Given the build-up for the Disco Biscuits return to Denver, the opening night of the band's three night stand was lacking a certain je ne sais quoi. Perhaps it was the hype the anticipation for Bisco and the pop-up store, but it jus ... More >>

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    May 26, 2011

    Thursday is the new Friday: Disco Biscuits first of three shows, Lil Sum'n Sum'n and ill Esha

    As if we had all been humming along to the Shirley Temple tune of "Tomorrow," the rain clouds have cleared away once again for the weekend, and the line-up couldn't demand it more. This week features some regulars for those that want to test the limits of their liver for cheap, as well as some ragin ... More >>

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    May 20, 2011

    DJ Muggs at Cervantes Ballroom, 5/19/11

    Photo: Britt Chester DJ Muggs with Seied, Deemster, Minnesota and 6Blocc Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom | 5/19/11 Last night, amidst storm clouds and persistent rainfall, DJ Muggs stopped by Cervantes' for the Royal Family Ball and laid down an impressive display of turntablism. Unfortunately, the ... More >>

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    May 19, 2011

    Alex B.'s Pirates of the Caribean remix: Top five other recent local remixes

    Alex Botwin of Pnuma Trio, Paper Diamond and the head of Elm & Oak Records, recently dropped a little tune for the Pirates of the Caribbean score that made it onto the official soundtrack for the movie. Now Alex B. will forever be printed next to Hans Zimmer and Rodriogo y Gabriela with his remixed ... More >>

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    May 8, 2011

    Big Bang Massive at the Denver Coliseum, 5/6/11

    Photo: Britt ChesterBIG BANG MASSIVE - NIGHT 1 Denver Coliseum | 5/6/11If Friday night's Big Bang massive is any indication as to how much Denver loves dubstep music, then we are in for a rocky and up-hill climb toward building the reputation of being the best in the country. Fortunately, Big Bang i ... More >>

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    May 6, 2011

    Waka Flocka Flame at Club Arriba, 5/5/11

    Britt ChesterWaka Flocka Flame brought the fire to Club Arriba WAKA FLOCKA FLAME 05.05.11 | Club Arriba Waka Flocka Flame blazed through Denver last night in a whirlwind of dread locks, expensive jewelry, marijuana smoke and gang banger salutations of "Suwoop!" After more than a few terrible opene ... More >>

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    May 1, 2011

    Night two of the Unified Field - A Sonic Bloom Pre-Party, 4/30/11

    Photo: Britt Chester​The Unified Field - A Sonic Bloom Pre-Party - Night Two with Project Aspect, Nadis Warriors, The Polish Ambassador, R/D, Janover, Heyoka and ESKMO Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom | 4/30/11 A sold-out Cervantes' greeted attendees of last night's pre-party. Raised fingers da ... More >>

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    April 24, 2011

    The Shpongletron Experience at the Boulder Theater, 4/23/11

    Photo: Britt Chester​ Shpongletron Experience with Random Rab and Hallucinogen Boulder Theater | 4/23/11 If the preview for this colossal structure wasn't enough to get your eyes thirsting for the real thing, then get off your ass and go see the Shpongletron for yourself. With much help from R ... More >>

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    April 17, 2011

    MiM0Sa at the Boulder Theater, 4/16/11

    Britt ChesterMiM0Sa With Mista Mista and Archnemesis Boulder Theater | 4.16.11 With help from Mista Mista and Archnemesis, Mimosa sold out the Boulder Theater last night for the second of what some merely assumed would be a two-show stop. In light of the greatest holiday a music fan could ever ask f ... More >>

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    April 16, 2011

    Zeds Dead at the Ogden Theatre, 4/15/11

    Photo: Britt Chester Zeds Dead With Nick G. and Sage B. Ragin, Zeno and 2DUBAII Ogden Theatre | 4/15/11 Last night at the Ogden Theatre, Zeds Dead threw down for an energetic crowd in which the music was nonstop, the decibel meter slowly rose with each subsequent artist and the crowd gradually see ... More >>

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    April 15, 2011

    Nipsey Hussle at Casselmans, 4/14/11

    ​ NIPSEY HUSSLE KDJAbove • Mr. Midas • TC Crook Tytanik • Mid Wes T • Nyke Nitti • EC3 04.14.11 | Casselman's Bar & Venue The people got down last night at Casselmans for the Nipsey Hussle show, and not only did the West Coast performer bring out damn near every Crip in this city, ... More >>

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    April 10, 2011

    Method Man and Redman at City Hall, 4/9/11

    Photo Britt ChesterMETHOD MAN & REDMAN With Dj Cavem and MTHDS City Hall | 4/9/11 City Hall's amphitheater stood under a cloud of smoke last night for the finale of a three-night stay in Colorado for Method Man and Redman. Openers Dj Cavem and the MTHDS were given the opportunity to prime for the Ho ... More >>

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    April 9, 2011

    Beats Antique at the Boulder Theater, 4/8/11

    Photo: Britt ChesterBEATS ANTIQUE With Inspired Flight and The Tailor Boulder Theater | 4/8/11Beats Antique sold out of tickets for the Boulder Theater up to the very last minute. Whether everyone showed up for the music or the belly dancing, it's a safe bet that a venue full of gypsies, scenesters, ... More >>

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    April 3, 2011

    Ellie Goulding at the Fox Theatre, 4/2/11

    Photo Britt Chester​ Ellie Goulding with The Knocks The Fox Theatre | 4.2.11 The Fox Theatre sold out last night for rising U.K. singer/songwriter Ellie Goulding. A long line of women, pre-teens to moms, sprinkled with an occasional boyfriend, extended up The Hill in Boulder for the show. Cur ... More >>

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    April 1, 2011

    Skrillex at Beta, 3.31.11

    Photo Britt Chester SKRILLEX With Nate Ishe and Trajikk 3.31.11 | Beta Last night, the number-one DJ in the world gave a piece of himself to one of the top clubs in the world. With little standing room, hardly a line at the bar and sweat dripping from the everyone standing on the upstairs balcony ... More >>

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    March 18, 2011

    St. Paddy's Bass For Free at Cervantes', 3/17/11

    Photo Britt Chester​ BASS FOR FREE J. Wail and Chuck Morris • Future Simple Project • Eminence Ensemble Flinch • Dirt Monkey • Matamorphic • Rodway 03.17.11 | Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom and Otherside Last night, Cervantes' threw a hell of party with J. Wail and Chuck Morris, ... More >>

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