• Blogs

    June 20, 2014

    Schoolboy Q was the target of a shooting last night at Red Rocks that left three injured

    Update: More details have emerged about last night's shooting outside Red Rocks, and it appears the shooter was targeting Schoolboy Q after his performance opening for Nas and Flying Lotus. Schoolboy Q had just gotten into a white SUV near the south entrance of the actual amphitheater when someone ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2014

    Photos: Seven new DIA train greetings Michael Hancock should record

    Most politicians like to hear themselves talk, but Mayor Michael Hancock may have taken an appreciation for his own voice to a new level over the past three years. During that time, the mayor has recorded at least seventeen messages that been played inside the terminal trains at Denver International ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2014

    Take one guess what happens on a 420 EDM Tour of Denver

    Travel agencies may be dying off, but 420 EDM Tours has found a niche that even websites like Orbitz and Priceline just aren't privy to yet: raging. The company has planned a series of bus-based tours that include stops at Colorado landmarks, tickets to concerts and, of course, a very open policy ab ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2014

    Ten rules to follow at underground dance music concerts

    By Sarah Stanley-Ayre Electronic music's recent surge in popularity comes with serious side effects for underground-party aficionados. Suddenly, Daft Punk is winning Grammys, and drunk girls (and guys) are ruining life at 4 a.m. in a warehouse somewhere. Take this recent incident: Under a haunting ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2014

    The seven best concerts in Denver this week

    We hope your long weekend was as full of smoked meats and assorted outdoor activities as ours was. And now we're back and ready to talk about Denver concerts some more. Obviously the selections are a little lighter in this week's show round-up given that we lost a day. But there are still plenty o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2014

    Kill Paris: "A lot of musical artists today, in fifty or sixty years, no one will have heard of them."

    Corey Baker, who performs as Kill Paris, is an old soul trapped in a young body. Through a series of sporadic moves that have taken him from his home in Indiana to Nashville then Los Angeles and now Boulder, Baker has found his own corner in a rapidly evolving electronic music scene. He grew up list ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2013

    The best gifts for any EDM fan, cheap to pricey

    For those of us who require bass-boosted, skull-numbing amplification in our ears, it's hard to find just the right set of headphones. The same over-the-top proclivities apply to all aspects of our musical experience, be it the visual aspect, the clothes we wear, or even the bags we tote around. As ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2013

    From Trent Reznor to Marilyn Manson, ten famous musicians before they were stars

    By Jermaine Charles All performers, no matter who they are or how talented they may be, had a time before they were famous when they were still coming into their own. For some, that time can be awkward or even cringe-inducing to reflect on, while for others, the progression seems more natural. Take ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2013

    The ten best EDM shows in Denver in July

    GLOBAL DANCE FESTIVAL @ RED ROCKS | FRI-SUN, 7/19-7/21 Going strong for ten years, Global Dance Festival is the premier summer event for EDM fans. Changing things up in the past few years, Triad Dragons have expanded offerings to include acts like Beats Antique, EOTO, Big Gigantic, and Empire of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2013

    The ten best EDM shows in Denver in June

    DADA LIFE @ 2013 WESTWORD MUSIC SHOWCASE | SAT, 6/22 The craze surrounding Dada Life is well deserved. The act knows how to throw the wildest party in the EDM game. Banana suits, inflatable champagne bottles, champagne showers and stage diving are just some of craziness that comes with this duo. Cou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2013

    The best EDM in Denver this weekend

    BASSNECTAR @ RED ROCKS AMPHITHEATRE | FRI & SAT 5/31-6/1 "When I first got going," recalls Lorin Ashton, "I was into fuckin' brutal, satanic death metal." Even with all of his hair, it's hard to imagine that Ashton, better known as Bassnectar, was once enthralled with extreme metal. After all, dubst ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2013

    The best of Coachella 2013: Weekend two

    The Visual Stimulations for People Who Were High Coachella's art installations -- the ones designed to impress you while you're high, aka all of them -- were particularly impressive this year. There was the tesla coil, the crane that was formerly a flower but now a praying mantis, the giant floresce ... More >>

  • Film

    March 21, 2013
  • Blogs

    February 20, 2013

    Aaron Holstein of VibeSquaD on balancing his family/home life with being a touring DJ

    Aside from touring as a solo act under the VibeSquaD moniker, Aaron Holstein has found the perfect balance between being a highly sought after EDM producer and his duties as a father. Following a successful stint on Bassnectar's VaVaVoom tour, Holstein has settled in for 2013 by touring with electro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2013

    Ellie Goulding on how she'd be a personal trainer if she wasn't making music anymore

    For almost three years now, Ellie Goulding has been steadily taking over the airwaves. Whether it be vocal features on the hottest new EDM tracks, dominating on her own with singles from one of her two platinum albums or appearing on remixed tracks from the world's biggest producers, the Brit-pop st ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2013

    The best EDM in Denver this weekend: Rrose, Paul Oakenfold, Forest Green and a bunch more

    The sheer amount of talent in the city this weekend is truly dumbfounding. It's like the promotional powers-that-be are testing the boundaries of our dimension by packing as much dance-driven energy into as little square footage as possible. Needless to say, if you're looking for somewhere to shake ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2013

    Paul Oakenfold on dubstep, coming to Denver and how Beta is one of the best clubs in America

    One of the first true superstar DJs, Paul Oakenfold has done more to popularize electronic dance music in the United States and in his native Britain than any constituent of the current EDM explosion. Long before Skrillex and Deadmau5 brought styles like dubstep and electro into the mainstream consc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2013

    The Walkmen at Ogden Theatre, 01/21/13

    THE WALKMEN @ THE OGDEN THEATRE | 01/21/13 Like a punk band scoring a gothic Western, the Walkmen delivered a set at the Ogden last night that came off as a unique chemistry of contrasts. Blending all the feverish energy of rockabilly inside a tightly controlled package of casual style, the band tu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2012

    The thirty best concerts of 2012

    While 2012 will be remembered as they year that Red Rocks hosted the most shows in its history, it's also going to go down as one of the best years for concerts in Colorado in general. As we reflected on all the incredible shows we took in this past year, there were an astounding number of what we'd ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2012

    Emancipator at the Ogden Theatre, 11/9/12

    EMANCIPATOR @ OGDEN THEATRE | 11/9/12 A perfect complement to the cooling Denver temperatures that come with the welcoming of winter, Emancipator orchestrated a wonderful symphony of downtempo electronic music, offering us an ideal soundtrack for the transitioning seasons. His long, fluid productio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2012

    New shows: STS9 and String Cheese NYE runs, Fun. at 1STBANK, DeVotchKa and more

    New Year's Eve is shaping up to be an epic night of shows, with the String Cheese Incident pulling into 1STBANK Center for a three-night NYE run (tickets on sale this Saturday, September 29), STS9 plays three shows at the Fillmore (tickets on sale Friday, September 28), and the Motet's Beginning of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2012

    The Killers at 1STBANK, the Wallflowers at the Ogden, Nas and NOFX at the Fillmore

    If you thought last week's new show announcements were killer, brace yourself. This week's show is just as killer, er make that Killers. After being missing in action for the past couple of years, the Las Vegas quartet is making its triumphant return this November at the 1STBANK Center in support of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2012

    Pretty Lights at Red Rocks, 8/17/12

    Pretty Lights @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre | 8/17/12 Similar to the unprecedented Skrillex show at Red Rocks last week, the Pretty Lights show started with a five-minute countdown and Trentemoller's "Take Me Into Your Skin" playing over the speakers. A Colorado flag with the Pretty Lights brand waved on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2012

    The Walkmen's Peter Bauer: "Skrillex makes me feel like I don't understand what's happening"

    See Also: the Walkmen at Red Rocks with Florence the Machine, 7/25/12 The Walkmen's first album, Everyone Who Pretended to Like Me is Gone, came out ten years and two months before its latest -- and perhaps loveliest -- Heaven. For the greatest symbol of the band's change in perspective over th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2012

    The ten best green rooms in Denver and Boulder

    See Also: - Denver's ten biggest hipster bars - Boulder's five biggest hipster bars - Five best midsize venues in LoDo and Ballpark - Denver's ten best karaoke bars The green room is a mythical place to a lot of people, and rightly so: It's a closely guarded inner sanctum of sorts where artists chi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2012

    Justin Martin: "Everything is crazy right now...the scene has really exploded"

    See Also: Justin Martin at City Hall, 7/27/12 If you haven't heard of Justin Martin yet, consider yourself on alert: The scene veteran and Dirtybird artist has long been a favorite of those in the know for his impeccable selection and ability to transcend electronic-music genres, but he's about to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2012

    Review: Signal Path at The Bluebird Theater, 5/25/12

    SIGNAL PATH @ BLUEBIRD THEATER | 5/25/12If a change of pace, geographic location, home life and hiatus are all a band needs to find itself smack-dab in the middle of its prime, then let Signal Path be the bearer of the torch. Last night, the recently reunited trio showed Denver what band chemistry ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2012

    Skrillex and Neil Young at Red Rocks, moe., Dethklok and Lamb of God among new shows

    Every week, just when we think we've seen the best of the upcoming concert season and that things couldn't possibly get any more compelling, there's a whole new batch of new shows to make us flip our lids. This week: Skrillex at Red Rocks in August, preceded a few days earlier by two Neil Young show ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2012

    Five acts whose careers have resurrected

    Whether you're honoring a ubiquitous egg-laying rabbit obsessed with scavenger hunts or the miraculous resurrection of a thirty-something Jewish carpenter, the Easter season is upon us once again. But regardless of your religious affiliation, in the world of music, returning from the dead seems to h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2012

    HOT 107.1 flips formats, teams with Global Dance Music to bring EDM focused radio station

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2012

    Mile Highlights: Denver/Boulder area concert news, local radio playlists and top album sales

    Here's what's hot this week in music on the Front Range: On the concert front, new shows featuring Cypress Hill, the Fray, Kaskade and Mojo Nixon were announced; Lola Black, Fresh Breath Committee and the Autumn Film got spins on local radio; and recent albums from Bruce Springsteen, Andrew Bird, Fu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2012

    Videos: CU Boulder does St. Patrick's Day Project X style

    How did CU Boulder students deal with the disappointment of the Buffs' loss in the NCAA men's basketball tourney Saturday night? Hundreds, if not thousands, of them drowned their sorrows, and lifted their spirits, at a rager of a St. Patrick's Day party at the Varsity Townhouse apartment complex -- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2012

    The Best of SXSW Music: Saturday 3/17/2012

    So, we come to it: the end of all things. Four days of madness, Doritos, Skrillex and finally, St. Patrick's Day. Before we bid SXSW 2012 farewell, allow us to share our favorite moments from SXSW day four. Later, we'll let you know which shows weren't so hot. Find our favorites below, and if there ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2012

    Alert: SXSW coverage ahead

    "What I want from each and every one of you is a hard-target search of every gas station, residence, warehouse, farmhouse, henhouse, outhouse and doghouse in that area." -- Tommy Lee Jones, The Fugitive You don't have to spend much time at South By Southwest to know that all of the above building ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2012

    Mile Highlights: Denver/Boulder area concert news, local radio playlists and top album sales

    Here's what's hot this week in music on the Front Range: On the concert front, new shows featuring Girl Talk, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Battles, Bon Iver and Feist, LMFAO, Destroyer, Anders Osborne and Classix were announced; the Swayback, Coles Whalen and Strip the Stars got spins on local radio; ... More >>

  • Music

    February 23, 2012


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  • Blogs

    February 21, 2012

    Mile Highlights: Denver/Boulder area concert news, local radio playlists and top album sales

    Here's what's hot this week in music on the Front Range: On the concert front, new shows featuring the Beach Boys, Florence the Machine, the Walkmen, Passion Pit and Justice were announced; Coles Whalen, Caleb Slade, FaceMan and the Apples got spins on local radio; and recent albums from Adele, Te ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2012

    The 54th Grammys: who will win (Adele) and who won't (Lady Gaga)

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2011

    Have yourself a Merry dubstep Christmas

    ​Every holiday season, almost as sure as you can count on Christmas falling on December 25, you can depend on some obsessive, Griswold-wannabe somewhere crafting a lighting display that makes all the previous standouts from past years seem like also-rans. You know the type -- the kind that lit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2011

    Ten best Denver arena concerts of 2011

    ​As another year comes to a close, this one's going to be remembered for some stellar concerts. All week, we'll be running down a list of our favorites from the past year beginning with this one: Best arena concerts of 2011. Page down to see which shows made the cut. (Click on the band name fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2011

    2012 Grammy Nominations: Kanye West and Adele clean up, Katy Perry earns pair of nods

    Grammy nominations for 2012 were announced last night during the Grammys Nomination Concert -- which was, oddly, just that: a concert, not a nominations show. Nominations in four major categories were announced, plus performances by major players in mainstream music like Lady Gaga, who performed twi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2011

    Review: Savoy at the Fillmore Auditorium, 11/11/11

    Chip KalbackMore photos: Savoy at the Fillmore​SAVOY at the FILLMORE | 11/11/11In front of an estimated crowd of 3,600, Savoy took the stage at exactly 11:11 p.m. on November 11, 2011. While this is only marvelous due to the nature of wishes, everyone in the Fillmore last night, from the sixte ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2011

    Halloween Events: Great American Taxi, MiM0Sa and Designer Drugs (win tickets!)

    This weekend is huge. It's one of those, "If you aren't here, then you aren't having as much fun as me" kind of weekends. The deck is stacked with amazing things to do, so pick a card -- any card. We've got some passes to Designer Drugs at Club Vinyl to give away, so leave us a comment on a memorabl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2011

    Pete Tong on twenty years at the BBC, relaunching FFRR and returning to Pacha

    ​Pete Tong (due at Beta this Saturday, October 15) has had a ridiculous year: In commemoration of holding down a slot at BBC Radio 1 for twenty years, he took over the station for twelve hours, plus he re-launched his Pacha residency in Ibiza and started a pool party residency in Vegas. We cau ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2011

    Global Dance Festival - The Movie in production and slated for release sometime later this year

    Global Dance Festival has become a staple in the Colorado dance music scene since launching in 2002. This year the festival grew to three days, hosting more than forty artists on three stages. In partnership with Triad Dragons, executive producer Taj Nahar and directors Gabriel Rovick and Travis Con ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2011

    Mile Highlights: Denver/Boulder area concert news, local radio playlists and top album sales

    ​Here's what's happening in music on the Front Range this week: On the concert front, shows from Mastodon, Stephen Stills and Trans-Siberian Orchestra were announced. On local radio specialty shows, Saints, Kinetix, the Fluid and Dave Beegle all got some spins. Meanwhile, at our local record s ... More >>

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