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MSTRKRFT

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    October 21, 2014

    Sam Smith, Sleater-Kinney, Jenny Lewis All Announce Denver Shows

    As part of his first ever American arena tour, British singer-songwriter Sam Smith stops at the 1STBANK Center on Monday, January 26. Tickets ($35-$75) go on sale on Friday, October 24 at 10 a.m. A reunited Sleater-Kinney, who just announced its first new album in ten years is due in January, hit ... More >>

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    February 14, 2014

    The best EDM in Denver this weekend

    FRI | WINTER WARMER FESTIVAL at FILLMORE | 2/14/14 Since dropping his debut solo album Dreaming of a Bigger Life, Michal Menert has been steadily touring the country building a grassroots following in the same way Derek Vincent Smith of Pretty Lights did when he first hit the scene. Menert has won f ... More >>

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    December 12, 2012

    The ten best EDM shows of 2012

    Well before the rise of electronic dance music in the mainstream, Colorado has always been a strong hold for EDM. This past year we saw more acts than ever come through town, including a record number of which that performed at Red Rocks. We were on hand for most of them, and below we've compiled a ... More >>

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    April 29, 2012

    Altitude Music Festival at CU Boulder, 4/28/12

    ALTITUDE MUSIC FESTIVAL @ BALCH FIELD HOUSE | 4.28.12 See Also: • Q&A with Gramatik • Snowball Music Festival 2012, Day One and Day Two • CU WelcomeFest 2011 • Sonic Bloom pre-party slideshow featuring GRiZ CU Program Council and Insomniac Events blew the walls of Balch Field House last n ... More >>

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    September 9, 2011

    Suburban Home's 16th Anniversary, STS9, triple EP release at hi-dive and more this weekend

    A house is just not a Home without music​Whether you're a local scene junkie or strangely attracted to artists without vowels, there's no shortage of things to do over the next two days. Here's what's good this weekend: On Friday at 3 Kings Tavern Virgil Dickerson's Suburban Home Records kick ... More >>

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    July 12, 2011

    Mile Highlights: This week's concert news, local radio playlists and top album sales

    ​Here's what's good in the Mile High City this week: In October, Portishead hits the 1STBANK Center, Bring Me the Horizon comes to the Fillmore, and the Pains of Being Pure at Heart is due at the Bluebird. On local radio, Fierce Bad Rabbit, Veronica and Andy Hackbarth got some spins. Meanwhile ... More >>

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    June 9, 2011

    Miami Horror

    Saturday, June 11, Bluebird Theater, 303-830-8497.

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    May 6, 2011

    Dance Card: Big Bang explodes at the Coliseum, Serge Devant, Simon Baker and 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 >>

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    February 25, 2011

    This weekend's Dance Card: The Prodigy, Mikael Stavöstrand and Jason Short, Dubtribe Sound System, JFK and Ben Klock

    ​One of the biggest acts in electronic music, the Prodigy exploded onto the British scene with its 1992 debut album, Experience, and 1994 follow-up, Music for the Jilted Generation. The duo of frontman Keith Flint and producer Liam Howlett went on to become one of the first dance bands to succ ... More >>

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    January 27, 2011

    Tonight: LA Riots at Beta

    ​Sitting at the top of the remix game, Jon Pegnato and Daniel LeDisko of LA Riots are definitely the crowned kings. Signed to A-Trak's Fool's Gold imprint and endorsed by forefathers MSTRKRFT, the DJ and production duo stretch and mold club bangers by taking the pop out of Ciara and Tings Ting ... More >>

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    November 4, 2010

    Tonight: Win a pair of tickets to see Steve Aoki at Cervantes

    ​Steve Aoki, the creator of Dim Mak records -- the label responsible for pushing MSTRKRFT and Bloody Beatroots into the spotlight, and recently recharging Atari Teenage Riot's career -- does a lot of things, mostly involving highly successful parties. Aoki (aka Kid Millionaire), playing Cervan ... More >>

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    October 21, 2010

    Bloody Beetroots

    Tuesday, October 26, Ogden Theatre, 303-830-8497.

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    June 25, 2010

    The Weekend Showdown: MSTRKRFT masters the Ogden

    Photo courtesy of MSTRKRFT​ There's nothing like experiencing the sweat, thump and catharsis of a great show. But it can be tough to decide which one to go to when you live in Denver, the land of embarrassing musical riches, the land of too many shows and too little time. So which ones are wo ... More >>

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    June 24, 2010

    MSTRKRFT

    Friday, June 25, Ogden Theatre, 303-830-8497.

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    May 18, 2010

    Vampire Weekend, Alice in Chains, Jonas Brothers shows announced

    ​After selling out the Ogden Theatre in March, Vampire Weekend returns to the area for more spacious digs at Red Rocks Amphitheatre on Friday, September 3 with Beach House and Dum Dum Girls opening. General admission tickets ($39.50) go on sale Friday, May 21 at noon.

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    April 23, 2010

    The Weekend Showdown: Savoy says get your ass dancing!

    ​ We would hate for you to miss out on all the awesome that happens every weekend in our fair city, so we've decided to run down five of the best shows in one easy-to-swallow post, with video and audio. Tell us -- and the rest of the world -- what we missed in the comments. After a week with ... More >>

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    April 22, 2010
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    January 11, 2010

    Freeloader: Explosive electro EP from Boom Ninja

    ​Having trouble getting going today? Head still a little fuzzy from the weekend's revelry? Well, you're in luck, because we've got something for you that will blow those cobwebs right out (not to mention blowing away whatever the cobwebs are attached to) and get you bouncing up and down in you ... More >>

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    December 30, 2009

    Top Ten Dance Albums of 2009

    ​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 >>

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    December 24, 2009
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    November 19, 2009
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    October 2, 2009

    Mile High Makeout: Michael Trundle tries his hand at production with new remix

    Yesterday, Eryc Eyl discussed Michael Trundle's debut remix. Today, he delves into Trundle's musical background a bit and unveils the remix itself."The entire song is there," says Trundle, with a hint of pride. "In some places, it's separated by some beats, but it's all there." The DJ is now working ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2009

    Steely Dan, Mark Knopfler, Rob Zombie, Puscifer shows announced

    ​It's been an insanely busy week of concert announcements that run the gamut from King Kahn & BBQ Show and Melt-Banana, Wolfmother and Ghostland Observatory to Stone Temple Pilots, Insane Clown Posse and Kevin Smith (yep, Silent Bob himself will speak). Steely Dan fans might get a bit giddy to ... More >>

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    September 15, 2009

    Boulder electro-savants Savoy are giving it away

    ​Due to MSTRKRFT's last-minute Monolith no-show (the flu, I guess) I caught a set from Savoy, Boulder's answer to MSTRKRFT/Justice, after they were moved to the SoCo stage and I had a slot open up in my schedule. And I have to say I was well and pleasantly surprised -- after their extended, bo ... More >>

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    September 3, 2009
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    July 15, 2009

    The Mars Volta and Yeah Yeah Yeahs to headline Monolith

    Update: Just in case you haven't been keeping tabs, this year's Monolith line-up has been shaping up rather nicely. On May 18, the masterminds of Monolith began revealing the line-up for the third annual two-day indie-centric music festival every two hours on Twitter and Facebook. Some folks found t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2009

    Get Monolith tickets without fees

    Update: Early bird tickets are gone. If you snoozed, you losed (yes, we know that's not a word, but "lost" didn't rhyme). On a related note, Monolith, which added Chromeo to the line-up last week, earned a nod from Outside Magazine as one of the best summer music fests. Yay, Monolith!For a limited ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2009

    Flaming Lips, Modest Mouse, Frank Black shows annouced

    The Flaming Lips know all about putting on a hell of a show, and the Monolith Festival gig at Red Rocks in 2007 was one most phenomenal things to happen to that venue in the last few years. Lets hope for a repeat performance when the Lips return to Red Rocks Sunday, August 23 with Explosions in the ... More >>

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    April 29, 2009

    The Westword.com blog shortcut, April 29 edition

    The quartet behind Olivea. Under whatever circumstances. Today in Cafe Society: • Olivea opening May 4. • Dos Casas at Lola tonight. • Jet's Pizza Republica ready for takeoff. • Delicious Designs: Eat this restaurant, part four. • Senor Rita's is no mas. Today in Backbeat Online: • Th ... More >>

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    April 29, 2009

    Beyond Playlist: MSTRKRFT - Fist of God

    MSTRKRFTFist of GodDim Mak/DowntownMSTRKRFT's latest electro opus highlights both the duo's ace skill set and inherent limitations. The eleven tracks all feature gigantic synthesizer riffs and banging percussion arranged into head-nodding, fist-pumping anthems. That's a good thing in the sense that ... More >>

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    April 27, 2009

    Discharge top seller at Wax Trax

    British hardcore veterans Discharge topped Wax Trax's best seller list for the week ending April 26 with the band's latest album, Disensitise. PJ Harvey & John Parish, Metric and Wolves in the Throne Room were also in the top five while local bands Bum Kon, the Omens and the Local Anesthetic com ... More >>

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    April 14, 2009

    Heavy Rotation, our top five spins for the week of April 13, 2009

    As music critics, the most common question we get asked (and ask each other, for that matter) is, "What are you listening to?" The pervasiveness of this query is precisely what inspired Heavy Rotation, our latest feature. For the benefit of those who happen to be curious, we've compiled a list of al ... More >>

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    April 6, 2009

    Mono grabs top spot at Wax Trax

    Mono's fifth studio album, Hymn From the Immortal Wind, moved up from the third spot to the top of Wax Trax's best seller list for the week ending April 6. Dan Auberbach, Kylesa and MF Doom were also in the top five while local acts the Omens, Eyes & Ears grabbed spots in the top ten. See the fu ... More >>

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    March 12, 2009
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    March 11, 2009

    Q&A with Jesse F. Keeler and Alex "Al-P" Puodziukas of MSTRKRFT

    Photo by Geoff McLean What began as a simple phone interview with Jesse F. Keeler for this week's profile of the dance duo MSTRKRFT turned into something considerably stranger, and more amusing. Yes, Keeler talked at length -- but when he had to use the primitive toilet in the group's new Toronto s ... More >>

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    March 11, 2009

    The Westword.com blog shortcut, March 11 edition

    Oh, what a beautiful day. Today in Backbeat Online: • Q&A with Jesse F. Keeler and Alex "Al-P" Puodziukas of MSTRKRFT. • Q&A with Rasmus Stolberg of Efterklang. • Q&A with Dan Whitford of Cut Copy. • Free SXSW Denver Music download. • Flier of the week: Ideal Fathers at the hi-dive. • Y ... More >>

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    February 17, 2009

    The Jukebox Effect

    I deejayed a Valentine's Day party at the Horseshoe Lounge on Saturday. The bar had a great vibe, as always, and the ample crowd was in the mood for a good party. It was the first time I ever had to play music for four and a half straight hours, and I was initially worried that I would: a) run out o ... More >>

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    October 23, 2008

    MSTRKRFT

    Tuesday, October 28, Ogden Theatre, 303-830-8497.

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    August 22, 2008

    Mile High Makeout: Getting Exposed

    Say, miss, is that Daft Punk you're grinding your junk to? Normally, I don’t have to try too hard to get exposed to new music. Thanks to hard-working publicists, record labels and musicians, my mailbox and email are usually filled with the latest and greatest. And I make a concerted effort to li ... More >>

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    August 12, 2008

    This Just In 8/14-8/20

    David Byrne visits the Buell Theatre October 12. Among the recent concert info we've received over the last week, a second Cheech & Chong was added and Eddy Grant's August 15 show at the Bluebird was canceled. Here's a rundown of the shows going on sale this weekend. For ticket information, click ... More >>

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    April 7, 2008

    Over the Weekend...Red Orange Yellow, Michael Trundle, Autokinoton and the Swayback @ Bluebird Theater

    Red Orange Yellow, Michael Trundle, Autokinoton and the Swayback Saturday, April 5, 2008 Bluebird Theater The drummer is often the most overlooked member of any rock ensemble. Providing the rhythmic foundation and propulsion for a band’s songs, the drummer is rarely noticed, unless he or she rea ... More >>

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    January 18, 2008
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    October 25, 2007

    MSTRKRFT

    The Church

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    March 8, 2007

    John Digweed

    Saturday, March 10, Vinyl, 303-860-8469.

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    July 13, 2006

    MSTRKRFT

    The Looks (Last Gang Records)

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    June 15, 2006

    Westword Music Showcase 2006

    Be there or be square!

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