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Posted On August 15, 2018By StaffIn Featured, Music, Shows

Artist Watch: Rainbow Kitten Surprise

Walking into the Fox Theater, you can definitely tell you’re in Boulder, Colorado. Tattoos, wide brim hats, and beards: the classic recipe for a Rainbow Kitten Surprise concert.  With a name that never fails to raise eyebrows and initiate some giggles, RKS has a unique sound that melds well with their namesake. Originating in their college dorm room, this 5 piece band from North Carolina has taken the indie music scene by storm, reinventing what this genre means to many. With bluegrass, rock, and rap influences mixed into unexpected andRead More

Posted On December 28, 2017By Cat HauslerIn Music, Shows

Preview: Decadence NYE 2017

The end of 2017 is almost here and with it comes the seventh year of Colorado’s massive dance party, Decadence. Taking place once again at the Colorado Convention Center on Dec. 30th & 31st, the event will offer a wide variety of EDM on three stages from 6:30 PM – 3 AM. Tickets will sell out, so buy them HERE while you can! In true Decadence fashion, 2017’s lineup is one for the books, featuring Colorado favorites, trap heavyweights, progressive house superstars, Grammy nominees… The list goes on and on. WithRead More

Posted On November 29, 2017By Cat HauslerIn Music, Shows

Nova Tour Wows at 1STBANK Center

It’s a brisk night in late fall in Colorado and the wind is biting as people rush into the 1STBANK Center in Broomfield, CO. But the cold isn’t keeping the crowds from coming tonight – with producer RL Grime headlining and Jai Wolf as the main supporting act, dance music fans would be crazy to miss out on this show due to the weather. The energy is already electric when Jai Wolf comes on to stage. I’ve seen the producer multiple times and can tell you with certainty, you neverRead More

Posted On August 22, 2017By Cat HauslerIn Music, Shows, Uncategorized

Review: Global Dance Festival 2017

Global Dance Festival (GDF) celebrated its 15th anniversary at a new venue – the parking lot in front of Sports Authority Field (home of the Denver Broncos). Despite the new location and overall new vibe, the festival wowed thousands of attendees, yet again. While Red Rocks is one of the most beautiful and acoustically perfect venues in the world, it’s understandable why a festival like Global would look elsewhere in order to expand. At the new location, GDF was able to sprawl across flat land, adding large and impressive artRead More

Posted On July 31, 2017By StaffIn Gallery, Music

Global Dance Festival 2017 in Photos

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It’s been a while since we’ve been able to read Kesha’s name in the news without biting back some kind of frustration. Since 2014, the pop superstar has been locked in a legal battle with former manager and producer Dr. Luke (aka Lukas Gottwald) alleging sexual assault and emotional manipulation, while seeking an injunction to be freed from her contract with Sony. So far the law has predictably come down on the side of the record label and the accused (which I’ve already aired my grievances about), but the cloudRead More

Posted On July 18, 2017By Cat HauslerIn Music, Music Musings, Shows

Preview: Global Dance Festival 2017

Colorado’s biggest dance music event of the summer gets a change of scenery to celebrate its 15th anniversary – Global Dance Festival (GDF) moves from Red Rocks Amphitheater to Sports Authority Field this year. GDF ’17 will take place July 21-22 and will transform the Broncos’ stadium into every raver’s dream. Going for an Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC)-like vibe, Global is changing things up by adding art installations, a silent disco, a shaded arcade (encouraging people to take breaks from the intense Colorado sun), multiple food trucks and various carnivalRead More
After eighteen months off the map, Writtalin’s favorite electropop band is back with new music in tow. Ahead of their forthcoming album, the LA four-piece Parade of Lights have given us a taste of what’s to come in the form of “Touch,” a bright, hook-packed piece of effervescent pop, the likes of which has been sorely missing from the indie scene lately. Gone are the heavily vamped guitars of their debut, frontman Ryan Daly and the gang instead pursuing a straight-forward dancefloor vibe that begs listeners to abandon their seatsRead More
I discovered PWR BTTM only a month ago, and they probably wouldn’t have crossed my radar without a little stoking from Apple Music. One Friday in early May, a raw punk thrasher called “Big Beautiful Day” from their new release “Pageant” found its way onto my New Music playlist. I was immediately enamored. As I began to read about their image of queer advocacy, the hook sunk deeper. Here were a pair of gender non-conforming musicians rocking drag, while howling out songs about bodily autonomy. I dug it in aRead More

Posted On May 8, 2017By Jackie RodriguezIn Music, Music Reviews

Smoke & Fire: Cuebrick ft. KARRA

Smoke & Fire. Have you ever heard that one track that makes you stop for a second and consider the beauty that is music, and the way it can affect each and every one of us so differently? Especially in today’s world? So much of the music produced is thrown aside simply because it’s in one genre or the other, or because so-and-so made it and they have beef with another person and therefore you, good conscious moral you, can’t listen to it on principle. But then you’ll hear theRead More
It’s the middle of winter in Colorado, but you’d never know it with the 60 degree weather in Denver tonight. I’m at Larimer Lounge, an intimate venue in the River North neighborhood, that I’ve walked by a million times but have never been to before. Larimer Lounge is close to full already, even though it’s still before 8 PM. To be honest, I’m not even sure who the headliner is – my friends and I are here to see the opener – A R I Z O N A. WithRead More

Posted On January 18, 2017By Cat HauslerIn Music, Shows

Review: Decadence NYE 2016

Late December in Colorado is always a gamble weather wise. Last year, NYE brought with it sub-zero temperatures, leaving revelers to run from place to place. So when this year, it is 30 degrees instead of -10, it feels almost balmy. We head to the Colorado Convention Center with smiles on our faces, eager to greet the New Year by dancing two glorious, EDM-filled nights away. Walking into Decadence this year is a treat – giant white jellyfish hang from the ceiling, leading attendees from one stage to another, makingRead More

Posted On December 31, 2016By Anthony KozlowskiIn Buzzworthy, Music, Music Reviews, Opinion

The 30 Best Songs of 2016

No year in recent memory has brought with it as much turmoil and general fuckery as 2016. From the celebrity lives lost, to the spiraling of world events, to the dumpster fire that was the US presidential election, it seemed like this was the year that would never end. And of course it had to be a leap year too, extending our misery for an additional 24 hours. 2017 can’t get here soon enough. In these twilight days of this lemon year, there are a few things to look backRead More

Posted On December 27, 2016By Cat HauslerIn Buzzworthy, Music, Shows, The Scene

Preview: Decadence NYE 2016

2016 is coming to a close and that means another Decadence New Years Eve is right around the corner. Join Global Dance Events along with thousands of your closest fellow electronic dance music-loving friends in welcoming in 2017 at the Colorado Convention Center on December 30th and 31st. In its sixth year, Decadence boasts its most high-profile lineup to date and will once again be the biggest New Year’s Eve dance party in the Mile High City. Tickets are close to being sold out, so purchase them HERE before it’s tooRead More
illenium
A fixture in the Colorado dance music scene for a while now, Denver-based Producer Illenium has gone from local favorite to critically acclaimed over the last few years. The twenty-something DJ has been turning heads not only with the high profile remixes that he takes on (i.e. Don’t Let Me Down by The Chainsmokers and Say It by Flume), but also with his original music (Illenium released his full-length album Ashes in February, 2016). Despite being a staple in the Denver EDM world, I hadn’t seen Illenium live until recentlyRead More