Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Two Fresh & Willy Joy @ Beta Nightclub - Denver, CO - January 8th, 2016

Two Fresh & Willy Joy invade Beta Nightclub for Gravity Fridays January 8th for a night of bass!



Day One Of Reaction New Year's Eve Is Upon Us With Deadmau5, Run The Jewels, CHVRCHES & More


Reaction New Year's Eve is going to be one of the nations largest celebrations with Deadmau5, Skrillex, Chance The Rapper, Run The Jewels, Purity Ring & many more! It crept up quick, but day one is here and we are as excited as ever for the festivities to begin. Tickets still remain and will be at the door!

More Information & Ticketing Options HERE!

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Boombox Cartel Makes Their Debut Detroit Appearance January 9th At Bleu Nightclub With Hotmoon & Nickyboom

Boombox Cartel make a special appearance at Bleu Nightclub in Detroit, MI January 9th with support from Hotmoon & Nickyboom! After releasing massive collabs with NGHTMRE, Bro Safari, Jackal & more, Boombox Cartel grew to new levels and are sure to make their way around the U.S. this coming year.

Tickets & Info - http://bit.ly/1IRNn3F 


Claude VonStroke & Green Velvet aka Get Real At The Russell Industrial Center on 12/30/15


Claude VonStroke & Green Velvet team up to bring you Get Real in Detroit tomorrow night with Shiba San, Will Clarke & more at the Russell Industrial Center! Limited tickets remain for the one night extravaganza and this will sell out. 

Borgeous & Morgan Page Take Over Concord Music Hall January 22nd, 2016

Borgeous & Morgan Page make a stop in Chicago on their Souls & Sins North American Tour January 22nd. Going to be a wild night at Concord Music Hall!



Tickets & Info HERE!

Decadence Is Two Days Away In Denver, CO with Bassnectar, Deadmau5, Jack Ü, ODESZA & Many More!

Decadence is only days away and we couldn't be more pumped! Showcasing their largest lineup yet, Decadence 2016 is sure to make the history books. Limited tickets still remain and they're going quick. 

More Info & Tickets HERE!

Bassnectar - Big Gigantic - Deadmau5 - Excision - Gramatik - Hardwell - Jack Ü - ODESZA
Figure - The Floozies - Galantis - Gareth Enemy - Hot Since 82 - Tommy Trash - What So Not
UZ - BTSM - Dabin - Jai Wolf - Mathew Koma - Song Of Kick
+ Many Many more!


Monday, December 28, 2015

Ikonic Sound Presents Sessions On The ELEKTRICITY Patio January 2nd, 2016


Another week of Sessions on the ELEKTRICITY patio with Psyntimental, Rezistor, DJ Peezy & Large Mouth Bass! The Other Guys, out of Kalamazoo, MI, are a strong collective of talented artists that are sure to get you groovin' to their unique styled bass music. Ladies are FREE before 11pm and 21+ is FREE with RSVP so be sure to come out and celebrate the new year with Ikonic Sound!

Set Times:
1am-2am - Large Mouth Bass
12am-1am - Psyntimental
11pm-12am - Rezistor
9:30pm-11pm - DJ Peezy

Thursday, December 24, 2015

DESTRUCTO @ The MID - Chicago, IL - January 16th, 2016

DESTRUCTO is calling all #SHIPFAM in Chicago, IL January 16th for his Ship2Ship Tour with Justin Martin & REZZ at The MID!

 Tickets & Info at www.themidchicago.com

Pegboard Nerds @ BETA Nightclub - Denver, CO - January 1st, 2016


Kick off the New Year with Pegboard Nerds at BETA Nightclub in Denver, Colorado for Gravity Fridays!

LOUDPVCK @ Elektricity Nightclub - Pontiac, MI - December 27th, 2015


LOUDPVCK stops in for a special edition of GLO-OUT at Elektricity Nightclub in Pontiac, MI with Dj Stevie Beats from Channel 955 this coming Sunday! On the patio there are a list of talented locals including Trill Clinton b2b Cameron Oakley, DOGFINGAZ, NickyBoom & Rico Del Sol.

 Tickets can be found HERE!

Ikonic Sound Presents Session On The ELEKTRICITY Patio 12/26/15

Sessions continues on the Elektricity patio this Saturday with Dawning Music, D!ST!NCT, L@1S & Deeper Cut b2b Nick Taylor! As always ladies are free before 11PM & if you're 21+ you can RSVP for FREE here!


Time Slots:
1am-2am - Deeper Cut b2b Nick Taylor
12am-1am - Dawning Music
11pm-12am - L@1S
9:30pm-11pm - D!ST!NCT


Tuesday, December 22, 2015

JAUZ @ The Intersection - Grand Rapids, MI - April 7th, 2016


The infamous JAUZ brings The Friendzy Tour to Grand Rapids, MI April 7th at The Intersection!

$25 Pre Sales ON SALE - HERE

Also check out The Intersection website for more upcoming shows

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Bass Control @ Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom (11/28/15) [Review]



 
Review by: Justin D'Amico


Saturday was a night to remember at Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom. Rebudz and Reload presented a massive line up for the Denver bassheads. The show sold out from walk up sales shortly after doors opened, so a lucky few were able to sneak in getting tickets at the last minute. This show brought out Fractured Silence, Mizer & Goetz, Dirt Monkey, LUMBERJVCK, TrollPhace, and MUST DIE! The place was bouncing to gigantic bass the whole time and loving every minute.



A custom stage setup was installed for Bass Control using a Mylar wall as a mirror and a pair of lasers. It was a neat configuration in which the lasers were aimed away from the crowd and into a reflective wall. The lasers would then bounce back and create a stream of slightly diffused laser light over top of the crowd. Reflected lasers would also bounce another time off of the giant disco ball and spread out into more beams.




A lot of bonus producers from Denver were present at Cervantes on Saturday night too. No one was gonna miss this show if they were able to get downtown. Among the crowd were producers: Decadon, Vinnie, !Tyro, Shank Aaron, and probably more I didn't see. For Bass Control everybody was in the house and ready to dubstep before it was even ten o'clock!


Starting off was Fractured Silence a young DJ from Denver. He put together a great set and immediately set a tone that the night was going to be full of grime and heavy bass. Next to the stage was duo Mizer & Goetz and they knew what to do; kick out the wubs. This was just a taste of what was in store for the night.


Colorado's own Dirt Monkey went on just as the final tickets were sold for a capacity crowd. If anyone knows how to fire up a packed house it's Dirt Monkey, it comes naturally to him. I am always impressed with how Dirt Monkey will mix in between glitch-hop, drum and bass, moombahton, trap, and his own brand of dubstep. He pounded out some of his classics like "Imperial March" and he dropped a live remix of Rianna's, "Better Have My Money." Plus Dirt Monkey incorporated a bunch of brand new songs in his mix too. Having a guy like Dirt Monkey represent the booming Colorado bass scene is awesome because he's ultra creative and always representing for the hometown fam.


The next face-melter was LUMBERJVCK a California guy and the leader of the JVCKSQUAD. He put down an extra naughty set of mostly hard dubstep and trap. The crowd responded to every drop and a lot of the bass was pushing hard at the people with a powerful force. One song in particular that stood out was when LUMBERJVCK mixed in Drowning Pool's, "Let the Bodies Hit the Floor" and the audience screamed the lyrics along with him. LUMBERJVCK didn't play anything chill, so we all just went hard as fuck for an hour along with the bass.


TrollPhace started off by loading up an array of heavy artillery. Then he jolted the room up another level with nasty trap and dubstep. His set was very sneaky, TrollPhace used the build up for one song and then right at the drop mix into the drop from a different track. Some of these quick drop transitions were completely unexpected and it kept the crowd guessing what might be coming next. TrollPhace was incredible live, he has an excellent ear for mixing two totally different songs and uniting them with a sicko drop.


The perfect opening song "Gem Shards" was how MUST DIE! got started. He has so many good machine guns and wubs in his live mixes. The place was bumping rather hard, and it was getting super hot with no one wanting to go outside for fear of missing out. At one point MUST DIE! was going so hard he had to take a knee and drink some water. He addressed the crowd after having a head rush from standing back up by saying, "I almost just died!" That would have been insane, but it was just a reaction to the altitude and the steamy hot room packed with humanity. MUST DIE! is totally on top of the dubstep game, and his musical ability is why he has connections with all of the biggest and best record labels in the industry. A good blend of hard songs and a few more melodic builds kept the room hypnotized until the very end.




This was honestly an overwhelming display of talent that Rebudz Denver and Reload Productions brought together for Bass Control. Also at a cozy venue, Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom, with a good size room and great vibes. I can't wait to see what is in store for the future events put on by both Rebudz and Reload. I have a feeling they will be epic, as always, because that's just how it's done in Denver.



Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Perpetual Groove returns to Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom for EPIC two night run Dec. 4 & 5


December is a special month for most people for a variety of different reasons. Its a time for spending time with the family, celebrating the holidays and the last chance to make some year end memories. For Colorado music lovers, its a fuckin' jackpot.

There is a zillion shows going on throughout the state all month long and what better way to start it off with Athens, Georgia rockers Perpetual Groove at Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom this Dec. 4 & 5. 

The band, which includes Brock Butler (guitar, vocals), Adam Perry (bass, vocals), Matthew McDonald (keys, vocals) and Albert Suttle (drums) formed in 1997 and after touring vigorously for years, took a two year hiatus. The group re-united in 2015 and is currently touring in select cities. 

The shows will be supported by McLovins on the 4th and Greener Grounds on the 5th. 



Tickets are now available through ticketfly.com


Event Page --->

Monday, November 23, 2015

TNERTLE with Party Pants and Skydyed @ Cervantes Other Side (Review) [11-20-15]



Review by: 
Justin D'Amico



Friday night The Other Side of Cervantes had a special get together and record release party for TNERTLE. The line-up brought out a big squad of Denver talent including: Sassfactory, Alixir, Skydyed, and Party Pants. The Other Side was nearly sold out and the people got weird with their friends.


The festivities started off around eight and first up was Sassfactory. She would do a chill, bassy, and future type of set to open and also a tweener set between Skydyed and TNERTLE. Next up was Alixir another talented Denver DJ. Alixir did a good job mixing up some funky and dubby beats too.



Skydyed would take the stage next and they always kick out the jams. I love Skydyed because of their interesting style, they incorporate elements of jam band funk and add in electronic bass and glitches. Skydyed always comes through with a lovely sound that is very uplifting. The three guys each contribute in different ways. They have an excellent percussionist, and two guitarists who also add synthesizer and other electronic production techniques to their live show. I have been a fan of the band ever since seeing them kill at Arise Festival back in 2014. Every show they do you can tell that Skydyed gives it their all and they love to play together.


Michal Menert joins in with TNERTLE


The purpose of the party was a big celebration for TNERTLE who just released their debut album called Matamata on Super Best Records. Michal Menert was in the house Friday night too, he is the big dog at Super Best Records and he knows good talent. This was very exciting for the members of TNERTLE to finally be able to share their passion with the people. For part of the set Michal Menert would join the band for a special jam session.



TNERTLE has amazing energy on stage, they are a big band with a beautiful full sound. The musicians in the band can switch up instruments to create new flavors in their live set. For example the saxophonist had at least three different versions of the sax. She played an alto sax, a baritone sax, and another was an electronic type of sax. There were accordions used for other songs, and the guitarists had multiple axes to use for different twangs. TNERTLE played an hour and a half long set, and the whole time the crowd was mesmerized. They make awesome jammy and funky songs, and also they put their own style on other popular songs they cover. One memorable track they covered with a TNERTLE twist was an old classic from Outkast called "Spottieottiedopaliscious." This was an unforgettable set and a perfect record release showcasing the band and all their versatility.

Mikey Thunder (left) and ProJect Aspect (right) - Party Pants




Closing out the night were two of the illest producers Denver has to offer in a new collaboration band called Party Pants. The duo is a combination of Mikey Thunder and Project Aspect both from the Mile High Sound Movement. Each of them alone have a unique live show; Project Aspect adds his guitar skills to his sets, and Mikey Thunder is a scratch-ologist with his decks. This set was really cool because it allowed each of them to contribute a third element into the live mix. It started off with Mikey Thunder laying down the beat on his two digital turntables, and Project Aspect whaling out on his guitar. Then about half way through it would switch up to Project Aspect on the mix with Mikey Thunder adding samples and scratches over top. This collaboration is still very new, but the skills both guys bring forth makes it work very smoothly.


Cervantes Other Side had a fabulous feel with such good funky jams flowing Friday night. It's always a favorite spot to go see some of the best local bands, and also big names from all over the world. Congratulations to TNERTLE on their record release! Mad love vibes for everyone else who contributed to this awesome night.   


Sunday, November 15, 2015

Eagles of Death Metal merchandise manager among the victims in bloody massacre at Paris music venue

A man is evacuated from the Bataclan following attacks. (Thibault Camus/AP Photo)
The music industry, as well as the entire world, suffered a horrific blow Friday when members of the terrorist group ISIS stormed into several areas of Paris' armed with assault rifles and suicide bombs as part of a barbaric planned attack against civilians.

Here is what we know.

Several members of ISIS stormed the Bataclan, a music venue in Paris, during an Eagles Of Death Metal concert Friday night. The terrorists began firing upon the concert attendees and taking hostages. What began as a normal night for the average concert-goer quickly turned into a ruthless massacre of horrific proportions. 

According to The Guardian, the death toll from the massacre left more than 100 dead at the concert hall with many more injured. Around 40 people were killed in related attacks around the city. 

The report also confirms there were eight attackers killed, seven of them being suicide bombings. 

Nick Alexander, the merchandise manager for the Eagles of Death Metal.
Polina Buckley/@polinabuckley 
Nick Alexander, the Eagles of Death Metal merchandise manager, was among the many victims to lose their life, as reported by RollingStone. Alexander worked with several major American acts including Panic at the Disco, Sum 41, The Black Keys and Alice in Chains.  

He was 36 years old. 

Friday's attacks prove that even in a concert setting, where most of us go to find happiness and escape the horrors of the world, are vulnerable. But alas, we cannot bow to the forces of evil that are at work here. The music industry might be a little shaken right now but as the old saying goes, the show must go on. 

Friday, November 6, 2015

Hallowfreaknween @ National Western Complex in Denver, Colorado (Review) [10/31/15]

Review and Photos By: Justin D'Amico



Global Dance Festival just put on their big Halloween Costume concert at the National Western Complex. This year Hallowfreaknween was a multi-stage event with four different stages set up through out the venue. Headliners galore in the main room including Deorro, Borgeous, Vinai, Mayhem, Antiserum, Kayzo, and Tuneboy.


The night got started early because their was so much talent to showcase. First up for the big name talent was Kayzo a Los Angeles producer, and he brought the room into a more monstrous mood. Kayzo just dropped a special Halloween banger called "FREDDY KRUEGER" and what a perfect place to pound it out. Kayzo has a number of different genres he likes to spin so he got into a bunch of kinds music to get the room going right.

The crowd was about ninety percent dressed up with some of the coolest costumes I've seen in a few years. The one that naturally caught most peoples attention was a guy in a Big Hero 6 costume chilling up front in the VIP. Another baller costume I saw was a full Marty McFly from Back to the Future part 2, complete with a hover-board and the futuristic clothes and hat. There is never a shortage of gorgeous babes at Hallowfreaknween, and this year was no exception. There wasn't a costume contest, but if I had to pick I would definitely go with the dude in the Big Hero 6 costume. He never got out of the suit and he was bouncing the whole night with the bass.


Mayhem and Antiserum came up to the stage and the place got all swagged out. This was definitely the illest set of the night having two amazing producers tag teaming with a ton of new banging beats to bump. They have a very unique spin on trap music mixing in some dubstep, and sometimes a little drum and bass. The constant blending of new glitches and old school party favorites made this such a good set. I am a huge fan of both Mayhem and Antiserum, so getting to see them together was a huge rush of positive happy energy. It was cool watching Mayhem and Antiserum work together on stage. They almost treated it like a rap battle, each one coming up with a song to top the last. This set was hard as fuck, and it wins the award for most hype and feels.


The next set was by a duo called Vinai, they are a couple of young dudes who know how to work a room. They release a lot of their music through Spinnin Records, a label known for techno and trance artists. Vinai had the room bouncing up and down to the music, and they did some of the favorites for big shows. One activity they had the crowd do was a sit down and jump up at the drop song. It was a very energetic set and the guys from Vinai showed some skills.



Girls love Borgeous and you could see them all perk up when he got on stage. He kept a similar style going with a big room trance and techno flavor. He as well as Vinai got into some Queen remixes including "We Will Rock You" and "We Are The Champions." Borgeous has been building a name very quickly with outlets like his show on XM Electric Area and other media. In just the last couple years Borgeous has become a name that almost all EDM lovers know. He does a good job getting the crowd hypnotized into his sonic trance.
  



It was time for a legend to show the place how to get down on Hallowfreaknween. Deorro came out and immediately fooled the crowd starting to wind up his first track and it sounded like he was going to drop five hours. Nope, but he would get to it, all in due time. Deorro played a set similar to what I saw him drop at Decadence on new years. He got into some classic trancey bass and he spun some remixes of popular music like Oasis' song "Wonderwall." Deorro had a huge crew on stage with him, not for any technical reason, but just so he could have some friends to dance with. It was getting close to the end of his time so Deorro spun the CDJ and wound it down to just wavelengths, and then slowly sped it up more and more until just the right moment and boosh, "Five Hours." It was cool, even though we all knew it was coming it still was an epic drop and a brilliant finale to a great set.




The show closed out with a producer called Tuneboy and he made the room pulsate with hard-style and techno beats. I found this to be a bit overwhelming, The energy was at peak levels for Deorro and now we are supposed to turn up even more? Some people did and they got to rock out until 3AM. This was daylight savings night so at 2AM it became 1AM again. Lets just say the party went late and who cares what time it actually was. I was fulfilled and I think most of the people were too.



Hallowfreaknween was the very first show I ever attended in Denver back in 2013 and it remains one of the best nights of the year. Global Dance Festival always throws an epic party and everyone knows to be there or you will regret it. See you all next year when we get together again for the biggest Halloween Costume party in the city. Hope everyone had a happy Hallowfreaknween.


Monday, October 26, 2015

Exmag, Krooked Drivers, Mikey Thunder and SoDown hit Cervantes' Other Side this Halloween

As we we inch closer and closer to Halloween, you will need to make sure you have two important things planned out – a costume and a place to party.

We will leave the costume up to you but, if you are still looking for plans, Lowtemp recording artist Exmag (Eric Mendelson, Mike Iannatto, Tyler Dondero) is set to throw it down this Saturday night at Cervantes' Other Side!

Exmag will be joined by Krooked Drivers, Mikey Thunder and SoDown.

Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Don't sleep on tickets because the last thing you want is to be shut out on Halloween!

Get your tickets here ---> http://ticketf.ly/1MwG5mC

Doors @ 8 p.m.
Show @ 9 p.m.
Event Page --->


Monday, October 19, 2015

GAUDI, Kaminada, Caulli and Digital Vagabond set to take over Cervantes' Other Side

This Saturday, Oct. 24, international dub/electronica DJ, GAUDI, will make a pit stop on his U.S. tour at Cervantes' Other Side in the heart of Denver, Colorado.

The Italian-born Daniele Gaudi is no stranger to the art of electronic music. Beginning in 1981, GAUDI has a professional music career spanning more than 30 years with experience in a wide range of genres. His work as a solo DJ is an accumulation of different styles showing that he truly is a master of his craft. 

GAUDI will be joined at Cervantes' Other Side by Kaminanda, Cualli and Digital Vagabond. Come out early and catch some sweet dubalicious tunes! 



Friday, October 16, 2015

The Magic Beans w/ Modern Measure @ The Bluebird Theater (10/10/15) [Review/Photos]

Photos by Kyle Sutton
Review and Photos by Kyle Sutton

It was early in the morning, sometime between 3 and 4 a.m. The music had come to a close at Wakarusa 2013 and attendees began to leave the venue. A friend and I were among these people.

As we walked down shakedown street, we began to hear the faint sound of music coming from the distance and with each step, it got louder and louder. After walking for a bit, we stumbled across the source of the music and a crowd of people surrounding the main gate where people were exiting. 

Energy was high, especially for a group that just raged a 4-day long festival in shin-deep mud. I made my way to the front to see what all the commotion was about. A band had set up shop right there at the entrance/exit. The music sounded like funk, but the jams were longer and spacey plus a little hint of bluegrass. It was like a beautiful fusion of all my favorite genres of music, so of course I was hooked.

That was my first Magic Beans experience. 

Fast forward to last Saturday. This time the venue was The Bluebird Theater in Denver, CO, the Beans' home state. 

Two years after the pop-up set at Waka, the Magic Beans – which consists of Scott Hachey on guitar, Josh Appelbaum on bass, Casey Russell on keys/synth and Cody Wales on drums – are rapidly solidifying themselves as one of the better bands to come from Colorado. 

The energy at the Bluebird was extraordinary. People in Colorado love them some Beans, that's for sure, and with good reason. Their music is impossible to stand still too. By note one your booty muscles have already made it clear to you that there will be dancing...and lots of it. 

So thats what we did. We danced all night long, using the band's music and energy as fuel for our party. 

Music aside, this particular night also featured a little added bonus in the form of Mr. ROYGBIV himself Saxton Waller. While the Beans adhered to our musical likings, the STS9 lighting director dazzled us with a beautiful visual experience. 

After all was said and done, the night was a huge success and I can honestly say there will be plenty more Beans shows in this writer's future. 

If you missed out on the Beans this time, don't fret. The boys will be back in Colorado on Oct. 29 at the Barkley Ballroom in Frisco, Oct. 30 at Schmiggity's in Steamboat Springs and a HallowBean extravaganza at The Aggie Theater in Fort Collins on Oct. 31. 

SETLIST: 10/10/15

Set One:
Lazer Lady
As You Like It
Luck>
Zumbai>
Love Stank
Operation>
Zumbai

Set Two:
Gefiltefunk
Powder>
Who's Crazy>
Dr. Bubbleman
Monique the Freak
The Sound Pt. 1>
Jamboree

Encore:
Shenan-o-Rama
Blackout