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 behind the Life and Death record label, are known for creating cutting-edge tracks and delivering irresistible live sets that showcase their impeccable taste with gorgeous, innovative track selection and seamless blending. Tale of Us is slated to play a special extended set on Friday, October 25, at a to-be-announced warehouse location, courtesy of Afterhours Anonymous.
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FRIDAY | PENDULUM (DJ SET) at BETA | 10/25/13 Formed in 2002 in Perth, Australia, it didn't take long for the now-U.K.-based Pendulum to garner notice from drum-and-bass lovers around the world. One of the group's first releases, "Vault," was used on a mix album by drum-and-bass guru J Majik, and Pendulum has since remixed tracks for the Prodigy and opened concerts for Linkin Park. Originally comprising Rob Swire, Gareth McGrillen and Paul Harding, the act has changed its shape and sound over the past decade. With Ben Mount, Peredur ap Gwynedd and Kevin Sawka on board, the music has evolved from drum-and-bass to today's fusion of heavy metal and electronica, and many of the band's sets now include live instrumentation. The overall sound remains aggressive, brash and energetic; it's like industrial metal with drum-and-bass (and now, of course, dubstep) influences. (9 p.m., 18+, $15)
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25
Denver Disco hosts Bixel Boys, Samples and Sam Warren giving up some soulful disco grooves for your dancing pleasure at Bar Standard. (9 p.m., 21+, $5-$15)
Luke Jonathan and Tim Galligan join residents Seth Nichols and Kevin Callison at Milk UNDERGROUND for some, well, underground sounds. (9 p.m., 21+)
Pete Bones will be at the Electric Pony at Appaloosa Grill for some nu disco, deep house and progressive tech house. (10 p.m., 21+, $5 suggested donations)
HOME Fridays brings Cyril Hahn, Ryan Hemsworth, Henry Krinkle and URULU to NORAD; it's going to be a long night of sick tunes! (9 p.m., 21+, $15-$18)
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26
Hallowfreak'nween is going down this weekend at the Denver Merchandise Mart at 58th and I-25. The bill features Gareth Emery, Showtek, Triad Dragons and much more. (16+, $40-$70)
Hobo comes in for some techno by way of Berlin at NORAD; Ty Tek will open things up. (9 p.m., 21+, $8-$10)
Twin Shadow and Wynn take over Beauty Bar with support from Action 52, Uncle Buck and David Abram, courtesy of TheHundred. (9 p.m., 21+, $10)
Tiefschwarz comes in from Germany to join Dragon and Marshall Monica at Beta for a dancefloor extravaganza. (9 p.m., 18+, $10)
Easy Killer is back for another special event -- this time, it's Easy Killer: It's a Halloween Party, featuring Ivy, Ejay, Khalib and Inthin at Apex Movement. (11 p.m., 21+, $20)
Future Rock and Zoomga join Cosby Sweater for a night of disco-themed madness at Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom. (8 p.m., 16+, $12-$15)
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