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.
Gramatik throws down yet again! The sampling master hit the Fillmore Saturday with a more than standard set that had the crowd smiling and grooving all night. He is back in full force, ready for his fall tour 2012, debuting a new stage set up inspired by the tesla coil that will not disappoint, topping it off with his new track “Digital Liberation Is Mad Freedom”, altogether making a show that is not to be missed!
Asheville NC’s Papadosio brought down the Fox last night celebrating their latest release T.E.T.I.O.S. (To Eliminate The Illusion Of Separation). This jamtronica quintet blew minds at Sonic Bloom in June, delivering one of the more memorable sets of the weekend, and last nights show reaffirmed their epicness to a nearly full house of rowdy, smiling fans.
Trip-hop guru Emancipator (Douglas Appling) returned to Boulder with violinist Ilya Goldberg to play a sold-out show at The Fox on Friday. Emancipator has become a local favorite in Colorado, playing both Sonic Bloom in Georgetown as well as a sold-out Red Rocks show this summer as an opener for Lotus. The combination of Doug’s original, organic production and Ilya’s emotive violin give a soundtrack quality to Emancipator’s live show that seems to always keep an audience transfixed on the stage. Combined with brand new projection mapping and an all-too-eager Boulder crowd, Friday night’s show was easily one of the most profound Emancipator experiences you could ever hope to have. Check out our gallery from the evening below!