Concerts

Double//Shadow appeals to the weeping romantic in you Saturday night at Beauty Bar

Once upon a time, DJs played records, and going to the club was a dressy affair. Enter Double//Shadow, a flashy, free party happening this Saturday night at Beauty Bar, hosted by musician besties James Holden (of Astra Moveo) and James Yardley (of Snake Rattle Rattle Snake.) The night aims to bring class to dancefloor, through music and mood.

Born out the DJs' desires to see a revival in weekends being high-style outtings, the duo hopes to create an ambiance of dark romanticism, not the party photo-capturing shit show atmosphere that has overtaken nightlife. "I miss being able to invite a girl out onto the dance floor for a slow song and dance with her," says Holden, explaining the idea behind Double//Shadow.

And of course, its about the music. Playing everything from New Order, early Ministry and Gary Numan to LCD Soundsystem, Twin Shadow and Fever Ray, Holden and Yardley -- and this month's guest DJ, Fancy Tiger's Matthew Brown -- the crew hopes to bring out the inner goth/industrial/weeping romantic in you. The DJs also have one strict policy, though: vinyl only. "We play songs from start to finish," Holden points out. "Nothing but vinyl, no mash-ups."

Just imagine, you can dance to The Smiths' "Stop Me if You Think You've Heard This One Before" again, all the way through until Morrissey utters his last creepy, breathy verse. What a concept.

KEEP WESTWORD FREE... Since we started Westword, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Denver, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
Bree Davies is a multimedia journalist, artist advocate and community organizer born and raised in Denver. Rooted in the world of Do-It-Yourself arts and music, Davies co-founded Titwrench experimental music festival, is host of the local music and comedy show Sounds on 29th on CPT12 Colorado Public Television and is creator and host of the civic and social issue-focused podcast, Hello? Denver? Are You Still There? Her work is centered on a passionate advocacy for all ages, accessible, inclusive, non-commercial and autonomous DIY art spaces and music venues in Denver.
Contact: Bree Davies