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    March 28, 2014

    The best EDM in Denver this weekend

    FRI | RYAN CROSSON at NORAD | 3/28/14 Ryan Crosson exemplifies techno at its finest, whether your measuring stick is based on the heyday of Detroit techno or on the sub-genre's modern-day residency in Berlin. Crosson made a name for himself in both cities; after sharpening his needles alongside art ... More >>

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    March 7, 2014

    The best EDM shows in Denver this weekend

    FRI | ADAM BEYER at NORAD | 3/8/14 It's entirely appropriate that Adam Beyer's techno label bears the handle Drumcode, considering that the techno enthusiast was a drummer in his teenage years before turning to electronic music in 1990, when he purchased his first set of turntables. Although the Sw ... More >>

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    March 4, 2014

    The 12 best EDM shows in Denver: March 2014

    THU-SUN | DENVER WINTER SHOWCASE @ BAR STANDARD & NORAD | 3/6 to 3/9 When Andy Roberts moved to Colorado a few years ago, he immediately recognized the scene here as something he wanted to be a part of, which ultimately birthed the idea for the Denver Winter Showcase. Now in its sophomore year as a ... 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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    January 24, 2014

    The best EDM in Denver this weekend

    Once upon a time, it was enough for a DJ to weave a spell on the dance floor, but those days are long gone. Now, anyone dabbling in electronic music had better have some serious chops as a producer. And when it comes to production, Alex Metric is one of the finest acts currently on the scene. He's r ... 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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    December 31, 2013

    Update: Cannabition's move to NORAD blocked; organizers release statement

    Cannabition, a January 1 blowout, has been canceled thanks to a not-so-vague memo the promoters received from the City of Denver on Friday afternoon, warning that not only business owners could be punished if the bash were held, but any person in attendance caught lighting up could (and probably wou ... More >>

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    November 1, 2013

    The best EDM in Denver this weekend

    FRI | BONOBO at FILLMORE AUDITORIUM | 11/1/13 Simon Green's Bonobo project has taken chilled-out downtempo on a meandering journey through complex syncopation, sweeping strings and heavy bass lines since 1999, when he released the single "Terrapin" on the Tru Thoughts label. Since then, Green has cr ... More >>

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    November 1, 2013

    The best EDM shows in Denver in November

    SAT | MICHAL MENERT at FILLMORE AUDITORIUM | 11/16/13 Since his debut solo album Dreaming of Something Bigger, Michal Menert has been steadily touring the country building a grassroots following in the same way Derek Vincent Smith of Pretty Lights did when first hit the scene. Menert has one fans ov ... More >>

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    October 25, 2013

    The best EDM in Denver this weekend

    FRIDAY | TALE OF US at CLUSTER STUDIOS | 10/25/13 "Epic" is a word that gets thrown around so much it's practically lost its meaning. Yet in the case of Tale of Us, it's one of the few descriptors appropriate to what the Italian duo creates on stage. Carmine Conte and Matteo Milleri, the legends beh ... More >>

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    October 18, 2013

    The best EDM in Denver this weekend

    SAT | LOO & PLACIDO at NORAD | 10/19/13 Artists like Danger Mouse and Z-Trip have brought the art of the mash-up to the forefront, but few take it to the extremes of Loo & Placido (aka Jeremy Johnson and Laurent Lupidi, respectively), who each played in assorted French bands before teaming up to cre ... More >>

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    October 4, 2013

    The best EDM in Denver this weekend

    FRI | MOSCA at NORAD | 10/4/13 Many DJs who start off on the drum-and-bass/jungle end of things tend to stay toward the bass-oriented end of spectrum. But while Mosca still incorporates a hefty amount of dub/dancehall/reggae into his sets, he's primarily known for his underground house and techno se ... More >>

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    September 20, 2013

    The best EDM in Denver this weekend

    SAT | KASKADE at SKYLAB, DENVER COLISEUM | 9/21/13 Kaskade has crafted his own signature sound out of an unusual blend of disco-kissed deep house and big-room trance. Somehow the Utah-born DJ manages to balance these two disparate genres into a unified whole, leaning heavily on female vocals and sex ... More >>

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    September 6, 2013

    The best EDM in Denver this weekend

    ARAABMUZIK @ RED ROCKS AMPHITHEATRE (WITH STS9) | FRI, 9/6/13 When it comes to EDM production these days, it seems like it's all been done before. Just the same, Rhode Island's AraabMuzik (aka Abraham Orellana) is doing everything he can to shatter any preconceived notions you might have about dance ... More >>

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    August 9, 2013

    The best EDM in Denver this weekend

    BICEP @ NORAD | SAT, 8/10/13 It's always heartwarming when a childhood friendship grows into something more, which is exactly what happened with Bicep (aka Andy Ferguson and Matt McBriar). Currently based in London, the two spent their early years in Belfast, sneaking into nightclubs as soon as they ... More >>

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    August 1, 2013

    The ten best EDM shows in Denver in August

    HARD RED ROCKS @ RED ROCKS AMPHITHEATRE | 8/1 In its first year at Red Rocks, HARD Fest brings a boombastic explosion of the biggest names in bass and trap music. Festival founder and curator, Gary Richards, performing under his veteran moniker Destructo, kicks off a stellar bill that includes the s ... More >>

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    July 29, 2013

    Anna Lunoe on making a transition from radio and how being on-air has influenced her style

    Australian DJ and producer Anna Lunoe has the eclectic taste you'd expect from a former radio disc jockey; she plays house, indie dance, techno and disco clubs with equal aplomb, packing dance floors with her genre-bending sets. In advance of her show this Friday, August 2, at NORAD with the Bag Rai ... More >>

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    July 5, 2013

    The best EDM in Denver this weekend

    JOSH WINK @ NORAD | SAT, 7/6/13 Before the days of CDJs and beat-matching software, mix masters spun sets on vinyl turntables for packed warehouse parties filled with dancers. Those were the days when Josh Wink first rose to prominence. The legend's Philadelphia roots have been well documented elsew ... More >>

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    June 28, 2013

    The best EDM in Denver this weekend

    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 >>

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    June 21, 2013

    Best EDM in Denver this weekend: Westword Music Showcase, after party and more

    CROOKERS / WESTWORD MUSIC SHOWCASE AFTER PARTY @ CITY HALL Crookers may have hit the radar for some with a mean remix of Kid Cudi's "Day and Night," but he's been on the radar for the heads for quite some time. He adapts hip-hop roots with modern club spins and always keeps your feet moving with upt ... More >>

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    May 24, 2013

    The best EDM in Denver this weekend

    MOON BOOTS @ NORAD | FRI, 5/24/13 Moon Boots maintains a mysterious persona appropriate for a being who's allegedly imbued with sentience in a top-secret NASA experiment, but here's what we know about him: He's based out of Chicago, he's signed on the French Express label, and he has a grasp on the ... More >>

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    May 10, 2013

    The best EDM in Denver this weekend

    SLOW HANDS @ NORAD | SAT, 5/11/13 There are plenty of DJs out there who are skilled at crafting upbeat dance sets to high-tempo music -- after all, it's easy to keep the dance floor moving when you keep the beats-per-minute at a fast-paced 160-180. Even dubstep only slows the tempo to around 140 BPM ... More >>

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    May 9, 2013
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    April 15, 2013

    Photos: Yuri's Night celebrates the first human space flight at NORAD

    Sure, you remember Neil Armstrong, but are you also a fan of Yuri Gagarin? The Russian cosmonaut became the first human to orbit in space when he flew the Vostok 1 on April 12, 1961. On the anniversary of his historic launch, electronic music fans gathered at NORAD over the weekend for Yuri's Night ... More >>

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    March 29, 2013

    The best EDM in Denver this weekend

    THUGFUCKER @ NORAD | SAT, 3/30/13 The duo collectively known as Thugfucker doesn't take themselves very seriously, despite collaborating to form the Life and Death brand -- a name you might remember from assorted showcases and live shows last year, including a stop at the Afterhours Anonymous annive ... More >>

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    March 8, 2013

    The best EDM in Denver this weekend

    FUR COAT @ NORAD | SAT, 3/9/13 Fur Coat hit the international scene hard last year after Damian Lazarus signed the act to his illustrious Crosstown Rebels label. Riding that wave of exposure, tracks like "Fall's Out," "You and I" and "Space Ballad" garnered hundreds of thousands of spins on dance fl ... More >>

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    February 22, 2013

    The best EDM in Denver this weekend

    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 >>

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    February 15, 2013

    The best EDM in Denver this weekend

    ALESSO @ OGDEN THEATRE | FRI, 2/15/13 Sweden is experiencing an groundswell of bass drops and bleep-bloops, the result of electronic dance music's worldwide takeover. And riding shotgun on the revolutionary journey is Alesso, the Swedish house DJ who broke onto the EDM scene a few years ago as one o ... More >>

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    January 18, 2013

    The best EDM in Denver this weekend: Pan-Pot, Prefuse 73, Bad Boy Bill, Tommy Lee and more

    Are you ready for this weekend? Are you sure? Because there's a lot on this weekend's Dance Card, from tech-house darlings Pan-Pot to the illustrious and always brilliant Prefuse 73 to the persistent house stylings of Bad Boy Bill. Tommy Lee from Motley Crue, meanwhile, will be drumming up a set at ... More >>

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    January 17, 2013
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    December 21, 2012

    Weekend's best EDM (end of the world edition): Yooj, J.Phlip, Madlib, MartyParty and more

    The countdown to the apocalypse has begun! So where do you want to be when the world ends, at home on your couch wrapped up in a Snuggie, waiting for the sky to fall, or out on the dancefloor, living it up and shaking your booty? Dancefloor? We thought as much, which is why we're offering up this co ... More >>

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    December 5, 2012

    Getting stoned with MU$A

    Our state recently made history by voting to legalize marijuana for recreational use. In honor of this momentous occasion -- and while the specific legalities are being ironed out with the feds -- we thought we'd take a few minutes to catch up with various members of our musical community, the known ... More >>

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    November 30, 2012

    The weekend's best dance bets: Traversable Wormhole, Gabriel & Dresden and more

    Welcome to the weekend! Feel like dancing? You've come to the right place. Regardless of your taste, we've got your covered, whether you have the gumption to lost in a Traversable Wormhole or simply lose your inhibitions on the dancefloor at Beta with the likes of Gabriel & Dresden providing the sou ... More >>

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    October 19, 2012

    The weekend's best dance music: Christian Martin, Daniel Bell, Michal Menert and more

    Whether your taste is old-school minimalist techno by way of Detroit or bass-driven, glitch-laden tunes that have gained popularity recently, there's something for everybody to love on this weekend's Dance Card: Christian Martin headlines a two-day benefit for Scott Christensen at NORAD, Daniel Bell ... More >>

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    October 5, 2012

    The best dance music in Denver this weekend: Max Cooper, Doc Martin, Miguel Migs and 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 >>

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    October 4, 2012
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    September 28, 2012

    Weekend's best dance music: Laura Jones, LA Riots, Designer Drugs, 12th Planet and more

    While Big Gigantic's sold-out show tomorrow night at Red Rocks is probably the most high profile show in town this weekend, there's plenty of other dance music and otherwise bustling nightlife to enjoy this weekend. From the shooting superstar Laura Jones to Designer Drugs at Bar Standard, the Dance ... More >>

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    September 21, 2012

    Weekend's best dance music: Skylab, the Crystal Method, Stenchman, Matt Tolfrey and more

    Greetings, weekend warriors! Ready to get your groove on? Good. The Dance Card is stacked again this weekend with Skylab 2012: Mission Blackout at the Denver Coliseum with Gareth Emery, Porter Robinson and more, the Crystal Method hits Beta, Sammy Bananas drops by TheHundred party at Beauty Bar, the ... More >>

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    August 24, 2012

    Weekend's best dance bets: Troy Pierce, DB, Danny the Wildchild, Caley Martin and more

    Work week's almost done. Feel like blowing off some steam on the dance floor? You've come to the right place. We've got you covered. There's a full dance card this weekend with a little something for everyone. Drum-and-bass aficionados have their hands full this weekend at City Hall with Jungle Alli ... More >>

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    August 17, 2012

    Weekend's best dance bets: Konrad Black, Santé, MONO>STEREO and more

    It's hard to believe that we're already halfway through August -- so do what we're doing this weekend and don't think about it. Instead, hit the dance floor. If you're not heading to Red Rocks for Pretty Lights' two-night run, there's plenty of options for you back here in town, with Konrad Black, S ... More >>

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    August 3, 2012

    Weekend's best nightlife: Bass Kleph, Fred Everything, James What, Two Fresh and 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 >>

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    August 2, 2012
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    June 15, 2012

    Weekend's best nightlife: Audio Injection, Calverton & TC, Monty Luke and more

    Ah, the weekend is finally here and the weather is perfect for getting out and getting down. While PrideFest is probably the biggest shindig in the city this weekend, there's a bunch of other parties and celebrations happening, including Juneteenth Music Festival in Five Points, and of course there' ... More >>

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    June 12, 2012

    Denver's ten best dance clubs

    While a number of local dance clubs have changed names and concepts over the years to stay fresh, there are some standbys that have stuck to a tried-and-true formula that keeps people coming back. There are also some newer spots that have opened in the last few years. Whatever the case, here are the ... More >>

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    June 9, 2012

    Photos: Perc at NORAD, 6/8/12

    Last night and into early this morning, London's Perc (aka Ali Wells), one of the leading producers in techno today, performed at NORAD. Photos by Nick Callaio for Westword. More photos below.

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    December 5, 2008

    Santa and NORAD: The unholy alliance

    Ho-ho-holy crap, it's that time of year again. The North American Aerospace Defense Command has gone live with its weird, kid-friendly NORAD Tracks Santa website, offering its Santa-centric obsession in seven languages. Among goofy local holiday traditions, I've never quite understood this one. N ... More >>

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    December 4, 2003

    Off Limits

    Wet cleanup on aisle eight

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    December 5, 2002

    Off Limits

    Space case

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    March 25, 1999

    No Fighting in the War Room

    After a thirty-year open house, NORAD declares Cheyenne Mountain off-limits to tourists.

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