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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
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

Posted On July 14, 2015By Cat HauslerIn Music, Shows

EDC 2015: My First Experience Under the Electric Sky

On June 18th, 2015, 10 of my friends and I piled into three cars shortly before midnight. Looking back on it now, we were crazy to make an overnight 12 hour drive, but the end prize was worth the utter exhaustion: Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) in Las Vegas. A dance music lover to my core, the journey to and experience at EDC were spiritual for me. Here’s a breakdown of Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas 2015. The Basics: What – EDC is the largest dance music festival in North America.Read More
While Taking Back Sunday finishes up their VIP acoustic set and meet-and-greet at the Summit Music Hall in Denver, Colorado, Greg Barnett, wearing a plaid shirt and jeans, hangs around by the merchandise table. The twentysomethings who have come to relive their high school years and the eyeliner-clad tweens who have come to meet their idols gather around John Nolan and Adam Lazzara. Meanwhile, Greg and the rest of the Menzingers, a four-piece punk band from Pennsylvania, chat and laugh, fairly anonymous figures to the fawning group that has gathered. But whatRead More

Posted On February 8, 2015By Keegan Boisson-YatesIn Music, Shows

Goddamn! Ooh! Baby!

Goddamn! Oh! Baby! I found myself shouting at regular intervals as I witnessed Andre 3000 work the crowd, make love to the microphone stand, and milk the life out of his performance at Lollapalooza. I thanked God, Allah, Buddha, Oprah and Tom Cruise that I was blessed with the opportunity to witness Outkast perform live. Unless you are legally deaf, there is no acceptable excuse for not liking music. Studies show that people who don’t enjoy music are actually mentally messed up. That isn’t a joke, there is a realRead More

Posted On January 6, 2015By Cat HauslerIn Music, Shows

Decadence 2014: A Review of EDM’s Biggest NYE Party

In the spirit of full disclosure, I went to day 1 of Decadence last year and I was sure I wouldn’t go again. The DJs that played were major names, but the Colorado Convention Center is not an ideal music venue. I found that the sound was often too low (poor Nervo couldn’t get the crowd into their set to save their lives) and the overall feel of the space was more business than music. But after attending this year’s event, all those feelings have changed. Decadence 2014 promised toRead More
Entering its fourth year in existence at the Denver Convention Center, Decadence NYE is embarking on what may be its best run yet. Last year’s lineup boasted some of the biggest names in dance music (Tiesto, Dada Life, and Above and Beyond to name a few), but the Decadence organizers have done it again. The 2014 lineup is star-studded and offers a variety of sounds for dance music fans. With festival-headlining names like Zedd and Kaskade, Grammy-nominated Disclosure, and Colorado favorites Bassnectar and Big Gigantic, Decadence 2014 is surely the EDMRead More

Posted On September 12, 2014By Taylor WilderIn Music, Shows

I Imagined the Perfect Weekend

In one of my classes yesterday, we were discussing a point in time where we felt infinite or a time when everything just felt right. I raised my hand and spoke. Over Labor Day weekend, I went to Imagine Music Festival in downtown Atlanta. I live in Atlanta, and this was my first music festival, so I didn’t quite know what to expect but I was so excited. Well that didn’t matter, because it was everything I imagined and more. The positive vibes, the beautiful people, the moving music, andRead More
If you love music then you probably grew up listening to classic bands like The Beatles and Rolling Stones. We may have lost Jimi, John, Jim, and Janis, but amazingly a lot of the musicians your parents listened to when they were in high school are still touring today. After decades of touring these artists have mastered their craft and can play hours of hits you know the words to, even if you don’t realize it. You need to catch them in concert before you lose your chance.    Read More

Posted On July 18, 2014By Meaghan McGoldrickIn Music, Shows

Firefly Kicked My Ass: A Festival Guide

This summer, I spent four days and three nights camped on the cold hard ground surrounding the Dover, Delaware Speedway with six best friends, five new friends, two handles of Fireball and 9,000 baby wipes. Firefly Music Festival kicked my ass – hard – and, a month into recovery, this is what I’ve learned.   There is no such thing as Dunkin Donuts. I can’t speak for Coachella (because I’m underpaid and on the East Coast) but the festivals around here are only home to vendors selling small coffees outRead More

Posted On June 18, 2014By Kellen JonathanIn Music, Shows

Bonnaroo 2014 in Four Picstitches

1. ‘Merica Every year, Bonnaroo tells the story of America in four days. People come to a 600-acre farm in Middle America hoping for the best but not knowing what to expect. Massive amounts of dollar bills are exchanged, people get drunk, friends are made, and on Monday you have the worst case of Mondays this side of Mike Judge’s imagination. Bonnaroo offers everything for everyone. You can watch the World Cup while eating a grass fed hamburger and drinking a microbrew. You can watch Skrillex, Damien Marley, Robbie Krieger,Read More

Posted On June 4, 2014By Anthony KozlowskiIn Music, Shows

Live 105’s BFD Revives the 1-Day Music Festival

Nowadays, it’s not a matter of whether or not you’ll pony up $400 to attend your local 3-day music festival, but rather which one you’ll go to. We’ve all heard of Coachella and Lollapalooza, but those behemoths have birthed a whole sea of imitators across the nation.  From Firefly and Governor’s Ball on the East Coast to Outside Lands, Bottle Rock and Sasquatch on the Pacific and all the Bonnaroos, EDCs and Austin City Limits in between, it now seems impossible to drive a hundred miles without an expensive, overstuffed showcaseRead More

Posted On May 25, 2014By Ascher RobbinsIn Music, Shows

Experiencing Sonic Sensations with Mogwai

In modern music, true musicianship, true composition, has largely gone by the wayside. Relatable lyrics, power chords, and computer-automated sheen has become the norm. However, there exist several groups, generally categorized as “post-rock,” that continue to focus on the music – the real nuances and complexities of melody, progression, and instrumentation – to create sonic soundscapes that allow a listener to truly lose themselves in the sound and the environment it creates. Perhaps the best known band in the genre is Austin’s Explosions in the Sky, who have found breakthroughRead More

Posted On May 23, 2014By Jeremy SalvucciIn Music, Shows

Going To Sasquatch This Year?

Here in the North West sector of our country, the rain has let up (sort of), school’s out (for those who are students and don’t go to U of O or any other school on the god forsaken quarter system), and people are trading in pants and flannels for shorts and tanks (they’re not), which means… It’s time for Sasquatch, the Northwest’s premier annual music festival!   For those of you who are unfamiliar, Sasquatch is a three-day, outdoor music festival stationed on the cliffs of the Colombia River Gorge.Read More