Michael Travis

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    August 22, 2014

    The Eleven Best Concerts in Denver This Weekend

    It's a weekend of superlatives in Denver: The biggest reunion of the year (OutKast), the biggest drum set on the planet (Terry Bozzio), the king of Tex-Mex Guitar (Joe King Carrasco)...All great shows. There are more, including the annual Reggae on the Rocks and NedFest for the people who miss the o ... More >>

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    January 10, 2014

    The best EDM in Denver this weekend

    SAT | CEDRIC GERVAIS at BETA | 1/11/14 French-born, Miami-based Cedric Gervais crafts a brand of house that weaves threads of electro and progressive house into a big, shimmery, club-smashing tapestry of late-night abandon. On hits such as "Spirit in My Life," Gervais displays a talent for slick, vo ... More >>

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    January 6, 2014

    The best concerts in Denver this week

    FRI & SAT | ADVENTURE CLUB at OGDEN THEATRE | 1/10-1/11 The Montreal-based Adventure Club is a duo that started as a pop-punk act. Quickly outgrowing that hybrid, Christian Srigley and Leighton James started making electronic music, their first foray into it being a remix of Brand New's "Daisy." Adv ... More >>

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    December 6, 2013

    The best EDM in Denver this weekend

    EOTO started as a String Cheese Incident side project between Michael Travis and Jason Hann, a studio musician who also played with Dr. Dre and was a member of Isaac Hayes's band. Out of the practicality of the living situations of both musicians, EOTO began as more of an electronic project that ini ... More >>

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    December 2, 2013

    The best EDM shows in Denver in December

    DECADENCE NYE at COLORADO CONVENTION CENTER | 12/30-12/31 Just to tease a few of the artists: Bassnectar, Beats Antique, Keys and Krates, Tiesto, Dada Life, Pretty Lights, Odesza, Above & Beyond, Paul Basic, and 12th Planet. Need we say more? Decadence landed in Denver as a result of Triad Dragons' ... More >>

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    July 15, 2013

    The ten must-see acts at Global Dance Festival

    SAVOY @ RED ROCKS, MAIN STAGE | SAT, 7/20/13 Savoy's laser show is now one of the most acclaimed in the country, and that's just the visual element. The acts sound, which draw influence from dubstep, trap, house, electro, is equally as compelling, and the group's live act offers high energy bangers ... More >>

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    December 10, 2012

    EOTO at the Fillmore Auditorium, 12/8/12

    EOTO @ THE FILLMORE AUDITORIUM | 12/8/12 "Just so you all know,we are EOTO, and we play live," declared Michael Travis, the act's keyboardist and multi-instrumentalist. "There are no backing tracks." Once he got that handy bit of information out of the way, he then made sure to note that Alex and A ... More >>

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    December 7, 2012

    Weekend's best dance music: Alex Celler, Kill the Noise, EOTO, Tone of Arc and more

    If you feel like dancing this week, boy have you come to the right place. There's a unreal number of enticing options, and we've got the full rundown for you, from Alex Celler and Kill the Noise tonight at Beta to EOTO tomorrow night at the Fillmore, Tone of Arc and much, much more. The Dance Card i ... More >>

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    September 9, 2012

    Review: Lotus at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, with Eoto and Emancipator, 9/8/12

    LOTUS @ RED ROCKS AMPHITHEATRE | 9/8/12As its just over two-hour set came to a close, Lotus' encore proved there is a special place in the band's heart for Red Rocks. Following the close of "Colorado," the second track in a three-song encore, Lotus opened into "Spiritualize," which is arguably the b ... More >>

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    March 20, 2012

    Sonic Bloom 2012 The Unified Field: Line-up announced, tickets go on sale today at noon

    The impending arrival of spring signals the welcome return of festival season. One of the lineups we've waiting for has been revealed. Sonic Bloom founders have announced a handful of acts for the annual fest, slated to take place just outside of Georgetown from Thursday, June 21, through Sunday, Ju ... More >>

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    March 16, 2012

    Weekend's best dance bets: Mark Farina, EOTO, Mike Huckaby and 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 >>

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    December 22, 2011

    Ten Best Electronic Shows of 2011

    How does one go about defining the best electronic music shows of the year? A lot goes into it, trust me. There is the production aspect, which looks upon the lighting choreography and the overall visual spectacle. Then, there is the actual music, which volleys between producers and DJs, both of whi ... More >>

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    September 16, 2011

    Bass Invasion 3, GATF Pre-Party, EOTO and more on this weekend's Dance CArd

    RJD2.​Snowboard on the Rocks tonight at Red Rocks Amphitheatre will not only feature three world-premiere snowboard films, but also music by Michael Menert, Doomtree and RJD2. It's the perfect way to get ready for winter ... er, fall. (6 p.m., $25, all ages) And if snow sports aren't your thin ... 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 27, 2011

    Review: Sonic Bloom, 6/25/11

    ​SONIC BLOOM at SHADOWS RANCH | 06.25.11"Taking full advantage of the Funktion-One, Starfire filled the field with towers of sound, and the energy being emitted from the festival's living, breathing inhabitants was rather intoxicating."

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    March 31, 2011

    Jason Hann of EOTO on how the group made a name of its own apart from String Cheese

    ​ "EOTO" in Japanese means "good sound," which perfectly suits the like-named electronic duo EOTO. With extensive histories as professional drummers, it seemed only natural that members Michael Travis and Jason Hann would evolve to another level in their musical careers. After all, they had m ... More >>

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    March 14, 2011

    String Cheese Incident at 1STBANK, 3/12/11

    Photo Britt Chester STRING CHEESE INCIDENT WINTER CARNIVAL 03.12.11 | 1STBANK CENTER The String Cheese Incident brought its three-night stand to a close at the 1STBANK Center in front of the wildest crowd yet. Complete with a costume contest, body painting by Icarus Zaure, Sven Jorgensen balancing ... More >>

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    March 11, 2011

    String Cheese Incident at 1STBANK - 3/10/2011

    Britt Chester​ STRING CHEESE INCIDENT WINTER CARNIVAL 03.10.11 | 1STBANK Center The String Cheese Incident has played eleven shows since partially disbanding in 2007. The few shows they have played since then -- six of which have been in Colorado -- have been received with mixed feelings fro ... More >>

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    October 10, 2010

    Fourmile Benefit with Phish guest appearances, Big Head Todd and the Monsters, String Cheese Incident, Yonder Mountain, Leftover Salmon

    Jason NickelTrey Anastasio and Mike Gordon from Phish performing last night.​The Fourmile Canyon Revival Benefit started its quick life as a small, Thursday night production at the Boulder Theater and wound up being one of the biggest nights of Colorado music in years -- raising more than $300 ... More >>

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    August 13, 2009

    Q&A with Jason Hann of EOTO

    ‚ÄčIt's been almost two years since jam juggernaut String Cheese Incident called it quits in 2007. Since then, things have slowed for some of the former members, while others have picked up the pace with new projects. The latter holds true for the String Cheese rhythm section of Jason Hann and Micha ... More >>

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    August 9, 2007

    The String Cheese Incident Takes a Break

    Despite what you've heard, this band's future is still unwritten.

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    March 27, 2007

    Good Vibes, Bad Vibes

    Saturday night, March 24, was supposed to be about peace, dance and music. And the night started off smoothly, as patrons in a packed Fillmore Auditorium danced the night away at a rockin' winter carnival hosted by the String Cheese Incident, which is said to be breaking up this summer. The show's a ... More >>

  • Music

    July 20, 2006

    Release Me

    A roundup of six local imprints.

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    June 23, 2005
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    November 18, 2004

    Voices Carry

    Harmony has something to sing about