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The green room at the Bluebird Theater in Denver is not so much a room as it is a little nook under the stairs that lead down from the stage. There’s a small couch wedged directly under the stairs and a few chairs, but little room to move when you add in two DJ groups, their crew and tour manager. So when I sit down on the edge of the couch to speak with Cash Cash’s JP Mahklouf and Sam Frisch, I’m maybe, at most, four feet from either ofRead More
The throng inside Anaheim’s famed House of Blues presses toward the stage in silent, rapt attention. In the heart of Downtown Disney with all its lights, glamor and themed uniformity, one doesn’t expect to witness the raw expression and stripped-down performance of the act currently in residence. Keith Goodwin and Dan Schwartz of Philly folk trio Good Old War — armed with only an acoustic guitar and their searing vocal harmonies — hold the crowd in the palm of their hand. “When you play this way, the songs have to beRead More
My first live experience with W&W was at Decadence in Denver almost a year ago. I remember being at the set and being astounded by how high energy it was, how much the two interacted with the crowd, how into the music they seemed to be, among other things. But mostly I was struck by how they did all these things so seamlessly. Now, even after 10ish months, I can still feel the energy of that performance. So, when I found out W&W would be playing Denver’s legendary nightclub, “TheRead More
Still looking for Halloween plans? Well, if you live in Denver or can get there for the night of October 31st, you’re in luck! Global Dance Events is hosting yet another dance music event that is sure to be a blast. Following up a huge lineup at Skylab in September, Global welcomes superstars Deorro and Borgeous to headline Colorado’s biggest EDM-filled costume party: Hallowfreaknween. The event will be held at the National Western Complex and gates will open at 7 p.m. Purchase tickets here: http://www.flavorus.com/event/HallowFreaknWeen/303171 About the Headliners: Deorro: LosRead More

Posted On October 23, 2015By Izzie ButlerIn Artist Interviews, Music

Artist Insider: Infected Mushroom

I was recently fortunate enough to be able to sit down with Erez Eisen of legendary Israeli psychedelic/electronic act Infected Mushroom at the Gothic Theater in Denver, CO. Erez comprises one half of the core of Infected Mushroom, along with Amit Duvdevani. The two have been performing together for almost 20 years, making new and entrancing music. Both Erez and Amit had a deep love for music at a very young age. Erez is classically trained on the organ while Amit grew up playing the piano. As the two grew older, their loveRead More
Fans of British jangle pop rejoice! The 1975 will return later this afternoon with their new single “Love Me,” which drops at approximately 4PM/PST. How can we be so sure, you ask? Two weeks ago, the notoriously cryptic band posted a countdown on the splash page of their website teasing only that something big was on the horizon. Well, the short wait and speculation are both over. // L O V E M E – H O T T E S T R E C O R D – TRead More
Every time a major dance music event goes on in Denver, we put out multiple interview requests, hoping that a producer or two will want to chat with me before or after their performance. Going into Skylab 2015, we’ve sent out five to seven requests, knowing that chances of even an answer to one is slim because of the big names on the lineup. But the morning of night one, I get an email from Amsterdam – Laidback Luke’s people are reaching out with interest in an interview. I’m ecstatic.Read More

Posted On September 25, 2015By Cat HauslerIn Music, Shows

Celebrating 21 Years of Dance Music: A Review of Skylab 2015

Colorado’s Skylab celebrated its 21st birthday in style with a two-night party that featured names like Martin Garrix, Krewella, Laidback Luke and Borgore. The event, held for the first time at the 1stBank Center in Broomfield, was a space-themed wonderland – think giant inflatable planets and satellites. Despite being held in a new venue and with the unfortunate news that much anticipated up and coming DJ Ruby Rose had to cancel last minute, Skylab still went off with a bang.   My Favorite Set: Laidback Luke – I spoke toRead More
Summer may be coming to a close, but Colorado’s dance music scene is far from cooling down. Arguably the biggest EDM event until New Year’s Eve’s Decadence, Skylab will take place September 18th and 19th at the 1STBank Center in Broomfield. A two-day affair for the first time in its history, Skylab celebrates its 21st year in existence with perhaps its biggest lineup to date. Much like Global Dance Festival, Skylab will host a variety of acts hailing from a number of EDM subgenres. Leading the Lineup: Because there isRead More
At 19 years of age, most of us have no idea what we want to do for our weekend, let alone a career. And virtually none of us are traveling the world performing music. In the ever-populating suburb of Temecula, CA, lives a teenager who is already turning these ambitions into reality. Welcome to the life of Hunter Pea. The talented guitarist might be young, but he has the musical IQ of a person twice his age, and a drive for success that some people never attain. Since his early days of youth,Read More

Posted On August 11, 2015By Jackie RodriguezIn Music, Music Musings

Concerts: A Timeline

Pre-Concert You’re excited, but it hasn’t really sunk in yet. Are you sure you have legitimate tickets? What if somehow you got sold a double and when you get there, they won’t let you in? Oh God, are you sure you’re even ready to go? Mostly you’re just nervous about having everything. Your cell phone? Charger? Wallet with merch money? All the Could-Go-Wrongs and Might-Happens are in full force, and the nerves are overriding the crazy waves of euphoria you should be feeling right now. It means so much toRead More
Benny Benassi is a dance music pioneer. A key part of the electronic music scene since the 1980s, the Italian producer shows no signs of letting up as he continues to do massive world tours and put out hot new music. Known best perhaps for his 2002 EDM anthem “Satisfaction,” Benassi has experienced all aspects of the dance music industry and has seen how it has grown and changed over the years. Today, having worked with pop superstars like Madonna and Chris Brown as well as having headlined almost every big name EDMRead More
Since hearing the single “I Won’t Let You Walk Away” feat. Madison Beer this past Winter, I’ve been a huge supporter of DJ duo Mako. I saw part of their set at EDC, but had to miss a lot of it due to an unfortunate overlap with Avicii. So, when I heard that they were going to be at Global Dance Festival at Red Rocks, I knew I had to go. A week or so before, I, or should I say, my rave alter-ego “Afrocat,” tweeted: “Who is everyone mostRead More
I went to Global Dance Festival (GDF) in 2014 and honestly thought I’d never have a better weekend in my life. Now, another GDF has come and gone, and I have to say, Global is definitely THE electronic dance music event of the summer in Colorado. With a lineup to rival the most popular EDM festivals in the world, GDF 2015 went off successfully, selling out the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheater in Morrison, CO July 17-19. Big name producers like Tiesto, Above & Beyond and Seven Lions were joined byRead More
Colorado’s biggest summertime dance music event is back with a bang as Global Dance Festival (GDF) hosts perhaps its biggest lineup to date at the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheater in Morrison, CO, July 17-19. Last summer’s GDF boasted names like Adventure Club, Zedd and Madeon, but GlobalDanceEvents.com and AEG have stacked the lineup again, welcoming a plethora of DJs who will offer up a variety of genres and sounds. From King of EDM, Tiesto, to dance music legends Benny Benassi and Above & Beyond, to up and coming producers likeRead More