Since first opening its doors in 2008, Beta Nightclub has been at the top of numerous "best of" lists, and it currently holds the top spot for clubs in North America. In commemoration of the club's fifth anniversary, being celebrated this week, we caught up with the folks behind Beta to get their th ... More >>
Update, 3/28/13: HARD has released the lineup for HARDFest at Red Rocks Amphitheatre. Page down to see the poster with the full roster of acts. Good news! We just got word from HARD Events, the producers behind the HARD Haunted Mansion, HARD Summer and Holy Ship!! cruise, that the massive EDM spect ... More >>
DJs are the new rock stars? Maybe. (Although chefs are already the new rock stars.) Still, the big name DJs do seem to be living pretty large, what with the constant travel to exotic locations, goofily-clad fans, eager women, drugs and parties. Just swap MacBooks for guitars and it doesn't look so d ... More >>
As people who think about, talk about, write about, listen to and make music, it's not surprising that the most common (and favorite) topic of conversation among us is the same: "What are you listening to right now?" Stick a quarter in us, and, boy, wouldn't you know it, off we go, on and on about t ... More >>
Got plans this Thursday? You do now...well, potentially. Caspa -- the dubstep phenom known to his mom and dad as Gary McCann, and known otherwise to everybody else as the Dopest Ghost in Town -- is bringing his bass-banging dance extravaganza to the Fillmore with Flosstradamus, Nadastrom and Sinden. ... More >>
A bunch of new dates going on sale later this week: This November, the Coup is coming to the Summit Music Hall, Killswitch Engage is due at the Fox and Interpol frontman Paul Banks is slated at the Bluebird. In December, Broncho's at the Gothic and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis are at the Ogden. Finally, ... More >>
See Also: - Global Dance Festival's ten best drops - People of Global Dance Festival 2012 - People of Global Dance Festival 2011 - Colorado's dance scene was Global before EDM became mainstream - 50 Most Memorable People at Global Dance Festival It's inevitable: When you cram over fifty of the bigg ... More >>
See Also: - James Holmes Facebook tribute pages: Should person behind largest be sterilized? - The Latest Word's coverage of the Aurora theater shooting The entire local community is still in shock and clearly reeling this morning from the senseless and inexplicable act of inhumanity and violence t ... More >>
Shortly after news broke about the Aurora theater shooting at a screening of The Dark Knight Rises, Playboy model Tricia Evans tweeted, "I heard the new Batman movie is really 'to die for'! Too soon?" The answer to that question was "definitely" for Deadmau5, an electronic-dance music titan who's be ... More >>
See also: Global Dance Festival Survival Guide Split Decision: Is vinyl obsolete? Split Decision: The Legend of Zelda Symphony With upwards of 20,000 kids descending on Red Rocks this weekend for Global Dance Fest 2012 -- a music festival made up mostly of DJ's -- it seemed like a good time to p ... More >>
Also see: - Slide show: Electric Daisy Carnival 2012: Day One - Slide show: Electric Daisy Carnival: More From Day One - Slide show: Electric Daisy Carnival 2012: Day Two Dance music is fighting for its soul. The charts are filled with tracks (Rihanna, Flo Rida) that borrow from the ecstatic trance ... More >>
Lady Gaga celebrated her 26th birthday earlier this week, and the Interwebz were aflutter with little monsters' birthday wishes to her -- Twitter, YouTube, even Billboard's website were sending their well wishes. One person who didn't tell her happy birthday, however, was Madonna. On the day of all ... More >>
Great news for dance music fans, just in time for Caffeine this weekend: Hot 107.1 just flipped formats. The former Top 40 station, owned by Max Media, will now be catering the electronic dance community. Partnering with Denver-based Global Dance Music, the station will now be spinning the biggest b ... More >>
From power pop to power ballads, rock anthems to rap staples, the nominees of the 54th Grammy Awards, which airs this Sunday night, sees no dearth of great music. There's little doubt that it will be Adele's night, but others, like Kanye West and Mumford & Sons, could win big too. Continue reading f ... More >>
Tuesday, August 30, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, 303-830-8497.
After a riot ensued at Grauman's Chinese Theatre last week for the premiere of Electric Daisy Carnival Experience documentary, nearly all of fifteen local theaters that were originally slated to show the film have backed out of showing it. So now if you want to see the film, which is only s ... More >>
Lollapalooza turns twenty years old this year. Can you believe it? We can't. Doesn't seem like it was two decades ago when Perry Farrell introduced America to his roving festival in 1991. The inaugural version, which made a stop at Fiddler's Green, featured Farrell's band Jane Addiction, alon ... More >>
Since the first Shakespearean performance with blaring trumpets, cross-dressed men, confetti poppers and a curtain call, stage spectacles have only gotten better. With technological upgrades allowing music to actually control the visuals, accompanied with professional lighting engineers and a ... More >>
DeVotchKa's excellent 100 Lovers, released last week on Anti, debuted at number one at both Albums on the Hill and Twist & Shout and rounded out the top five at Wax Trax. Two Rick Kulwicki-related releases, meanwhile, The Frantix's My Dad's a Fuckin' Alcoholic and the Fluid's Purplemetalflake ... More >>
Cypress Hill getting lifted at last year's MHMF. You'll think we're just as high when you see our list.Okay so by now you've had a chance to absorb the deflating news that the Mile High Music Festival is being put on ice this year, and you've even offered up with some suggestions of how to ma ... More >>
Skrillex is muy en fuego right now. Signed to Deadmau5's Mau5trap label, the former From First to Last Singer (aka Sonny Moore) -- whom we caught up with in advance of his packed show at the Fox Theatre last month -- gained substantial notice recently by absolutely dominating the Beatport charts. ... More >>
For the fourth week in a row, Nederland's Elephant Revival claimed the top spot at Albums on the Hill with its latest effort, Break in the Clouds, while Nicki Minaj's Pink Friday knocked T.I. from the top spot at Independent Records for the week ending December 26. At Twist & Shout, meanwhile ... More >>
SKRILLEX With Pillowfight 12.16.10 | Boulder Theatre Last night at the Fox Theatre in Boulder, Skrillex showed his fans exactly what creatures can lurk in the hard, dark reaches of dance music and broke the rules for a live DJ gig in surprisingly delightful ways.
T.I. grabbed the top spot at Independent this week with his latest, No Mercy, featuring Kanye West, Drake and Eminem, among others. Nederland's Elephant Revival claimed the top spot for the second week in a row at Albums on the Hill. At Twist & Shout, meanwhile, the new Live From Ebbets Field ... More >>
Children, behold! It recycles! It plays music! College kids are too lazy to recycle. That's the premise behind the recycling jukebox, a project dreamed up by six University of Colorado at Boulder engineering students. Because there isn't always a recycling bin right around the corner when t ... More >>
Mystery solved: In case you've been wondering what goes into making one of those Deadmau5 heads, we stumbled across this helpful clip starring Michael Cobra, clearly the coolest dad on the planet, creating one for his young lad out of everyday items you can pick up at your neighborhood Lowe's ... More >>
Britt ChesterBackyard BangersThis past Saturday, we stopped by the Backyard Bang, which stretched between Lincoln and Sherman on 12th. We noticed the riders all had headphones in, so being all about the music, we asked them what they were listening to during their respective drops, rail slide ... More >>
Fresh off two successful nights at the Fillmore, DJ Deadmau5, aka Joel Zimmerman, rocked Beta on Thursday night. Photos by Soren McCarty. Here's the full slideshow: Deadmau5 at Beta. Below are a few highlights.
Aaron ThackerayDEADMAU5 With Jonas Tempel 10.06.10 | Fillmore Auditorium view full slide show Deadmau5 brings out the party kids in droves -- and with good reason: The light show alone is enough to drag you off your couch to a dance party on a Wednesday night. And when you combine the amazi ... More >>
Wednesday, October 6, and Thursday, October 7, Fillmore Auditorium, 303-830-8497.
Josh RothsteinBlonde RedheadBlonde Redhead, the New York trio who borrowed its moniker from a song by the '80s no wave group DNA, is set to release Penny Sparkle, its third album for 4AD, September 14 (the album's opening cut, "Here Sometimes," is available for streaming and download on the b ... More >>
Aaron Thackeray Global Dance Festival Friday, July 16, 2010 | Red Rocks Amphitheatre Every year, the Global Dance Festival brings some of the best in electronic music to the best outdoor venue on the planet, and Friday night's sold-out show was no exception. Judging from the proliferation o ... More >>
Last night photographer Aaron Thackeray was among the fans of electronic music for Global Dance Festival at Red Rocks. Here's what the scene looked like. More photos coming tomorrow and look for a Best Of Gallery on Monday.
As if we didn't already have enough reason to find our way to Tennesee to catch the Flaming Lips playing Dark Side of the Moon in its entirety, we now have even more incentive -- namely, Chromeo with Daryl Hall and Stevie Wonder!
Fucking A. Ask and ye shall receive, eh? (Well, it's not Denver, but close enough.) Just glimpsed the lineup for this year's Coachella. As far as headliners go, you've got your Jay-Z and your LCD Soundsystem and, uh, let's see here, Thom Yorke and ... yada, yada, yada. Whatever, dude. Five words: Fa ... More >>
The past year brought the worst economy since the malaise of the 1970s, and like that era, it also saw dance music sweep the nation. Lady Gaga, the Black Eyed Peas, Beyoncé and P. Diddy all dabbled in the sound. Even Michael Jackson was said to be working on a dance album with the Peas' Will ... More >>
As music critics -- and people who generally think about, talk about, listen to and make music -- the most common question we get asked (and ask each other, for that matter) is, "What are you listening to right now?" The pervasiveness of this query is precisely what inspired Heavy Rotation. For t ... More >>
When Motorhead rocked the Fillmore Auditorium last September, Lemmy and crew had the Misfits in tow. When the band hits the venue again on Saturday, September 26 the metal legends will co-headline with Reverend Horton Heat, and Nashville Pussy gets things warmed up. The Black Crowes also return the ... More >>
Wednesday, November 19, Fox Theatre, Boulder, 303-443-3399.
What you missed while you were eulogizing baseball season ... Thursday: As usual, the weekend started early for westword.com, with DJ John Digweed's set at Beta. Cory Casciato reviews; Chad Fahnestock checks in with photos (including the one above).
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