Rowdytown was one of the best nights of the summer for sure. An epic lineup, beautiful weather, a pumped up parking lot, and a sold out amphitheater all culminated in an undeniably unforgettable evening. Westword even voted Rowdytown as ‘The Best EDM Show of 2012′ and we can’t think of many reasons to argue. Can Big G top themselves in 2013? That I suppose remains to be seen, but Im supremely confident that next year will see a Rowdytown event like none other. Check the recap video from 2012 above and try not to get too excited, next August is like 9 months away.
We all know that Red Rocks is one of the best venues in the entire world for both artists and audience. It comes as no surprise then that one of the most popular groups we have seen in recent history is releasing a live DVD of their 2012 summer stop at the famous amphitheater. Mumford and Sons will follow in the path of Dave Matthews Band, U2, Stevie Nicks, Umphrey’s McGee, Incubus, and many others in their documentation of their Morrison performance, and will do so all without the use of a drummer. Slated for release in the states January 22nd, the deluxe DVD package will include a Vinyl of the live performance, a 98 page tour book, a special edition release of their most recent album ‘Babel’ as well as the DVD itself, all for $87.50 over at the Mumford & Sons store. Check out both of the pre-release music videos from the DVD and don’t forget to pre-order while you still can! Continue reading →
That’s right, the local folk-pop trio best known for their chart topping single ‘Ho Hey’, have been nominated for the ‘Best New Artist’ award alongside Alabama Shakes, fun., Hunter Hayes, and Frank Ocean as well as the ‘Best Americana Album’ against Mumford and Sons, Bonnie Raitt, John Fullbright, and The Avett Brothers. Best New Artist is notoriously a tough category, and this years contenders present no exception, but to even be considered in such company is big news for these guys! The Grammy’s will broadcast live on February 10th 8/7c on CBS so be sure to tune in and also check out all the other nominees at The Grammy’s website! GO C-O!
Recently relocated Denver based jam monsters The Malah kicked off their ILLUMIN8 tour with a kick-ass show at the Fox in Boulder last thursday night. Local supergroup Tiger Party, featuring members of Octopus Nebula and Signal Path, got things going strong with a memorable jamtronica set featuring a crunchy rendition of Justice’s ‘Genesis’ followed by what sounded like a slight tease of The Wall. Needless to say the venue was buzzing between sets as all the late arrivers were kicking themselves for underestimating Tiger Party’s awesomeness.
The new Cherub & Two Fresh collaborative EP Unplanned Parenthood is slated for release tomorrow (Dec 4th) and the first track ‘Lovvver’ has been released early with a free download! This sexy indie-electro pop single is dripping with sensual energy and has earned a permanent spot on my Baby Makin’ playlist. Dim the lights, text your booty call, break out some massage oils and get lost in Lovvver!
That’s right. The founding father’s of jam music, Phil Lesh and Bob Weir will be back in Colorado February 21st through the 24th, starting with an intimate set at Denver’s Ogden theater and then moving up to a three night run at the First Bank Center in Broomfield. Tickets will be on sale to the public on December 7th with a presale starting Monday so move fast and get em’ while you can. Especially for that Ogden show!
AEG and Icelantic skis have teamed up again for the 2nd annual Winter on the Rocks concert at Red Rocks Amphitheater featuring performances from Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Major Lazer, The Grouch and Eligh, and Neelais. Following last years sold-out performance from Atmosphere, this years lineup looks like it may have the cojones to top the first ever winter event at Red Rocks, and given Macklemore’s upcoming SOLD OUT shows at The Aggie and The Ogden, tickets for this event probably won’t last long. Pick up at their website here and we’ll see you on the rocks!
Michal Menert has started the one-track-at-a-time release of his new EP ‘Elements’, beginning with todays release of ‘Slivers of Light’. Available for free download from the EPs own website, the song features soulful guitar samples with electro overtones and layered vocals, culminating in a familiar sound that has allowed Michal to carve out a place for himself in the crowded world of EDM. Currently on a collaborative tour with PLM associates Break Science, Menert will be making his way back to Colorado mid-December with shows in Avon and Breckenridge, and will be opening for the Winter edition of Bisco Inferno with GRiZ towards the end of January. With the fourth and final chapter of his EP to be revealed in February, and the release of a 10″ Limited Edition Vinyl to follow, expect to see big things from Menert in 2013. In the mean time, crank those speakers and get groovy with it!
As if Colorado didn’t have enough going for it with Amendment 64, nugs.net has decided to release hundreds of live mp3s from Colorado and Washington state concerts for $4.20 for a limited time! Available shows include EOTO, The String Cheese Incident, Phish, moe., Umphrey’s McGee, The Disco Biscuits, Widespread Panic, and more! Check out all the available artists and grab some cheap music here!