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Goldrush Music Festival Returns This Weekend: Photo Highlights From the Past

Goldrush Festival recently announced the full schedule (see below) for the 2015 iteration, which takes place this weekend. Sticking with the model of the 2013 and 2014 editions, Goldrush 2015 features a headlining act of some significance to the underground experimental music scene. In 2013, Noveller graced the Sidewinder stage on Friday, September 27, and on September 28, the headlining band was MV & EE. In 2014, Wolf Eyes capped the night on September 13 and Eric Copeland of Black Dice headlined on September 14. This year, the Space Lady, one of Colorado's premier outsider musical projects, will headline the Tiny Mixtapes stage on September 18 with Pictureplane at Impose stage. On September 19, Tara Jane O'Neil will finish off the evening at the Tiny Mixtapes stage, while Yoni Wolf of Why? and formerly of Clouddead close the festival at the Impose stage.

As usual, the schedule is staggered so you can theoretically catch every act if you so choose. You can still buy tickets at goldrushmusicfest.brownpapertickets.com. Advance tickets for both days are $40. For Friday, September 18 only, it's $20, and for Saturday, September 19 only, it's $25. The event is being held at the Savoy at Curtis Park. For more information, visit goldrushmusicrfest.com.

Following the schedule for the 2015 event are some images from 2013 and 2014 (check out last week's post for highlights from the first few years of the festival). The night Noveller performed, my old camera malfunctioned and died off decisively the next evening. And in 2014, I had to play a show not connected with the festival the evening of September 13, but I got there in time to see the elemental and confrontational Wolf Eyes. Life and circumstances simply get in the way sometimes. 

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Tom Murphy is a writer, visual artist and musician from Aurora, Colorado. He was a prolific music writer for Westword and a documenter of the Denver music scene.