PHOTOS / VIDEO / RECAP: PANTyRAiD @ The Fillmore, Denver, CO 3/2/13

After an outstanding weekend of shows in Denver I couldn’t bear to return to Boulder empty handed. It wouldn’t be right. On Friday night, I was lucky enough to snag a ticket to Griz’s sold out show at the Ogden Theater. Unexpectedly, Two Fresh played a surprise set that I thoroughly enjoyed. The next night I returned to the notorious Colfax Ave to hit up the Fillmore (just a stone’s throw away from the Ogden) for PANTyRAiD with my colleague Elie Reiss. I was busy snapping photos for you all while Elie came up with the following writeup…

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The crowd was finally starting to fill up the Fillmore as one the openers, Cherub played a cover of Calvin Harris’ “Feel So Close”. This cover was so spot on that there was no distinction made between the Harris’ voice and Cherub themselves. The band’s funky rhythms had no problem keeping people on their feet. As the two talented instrumentalists closed their set, the hype in the crowd became palpable. The first note of PANTyRAiD’s music dropped and with it, the does crowd did as well. By this time the sell out crowd was anxious to hear some dirty bass drops. The mixture of trap, hip-hop and dubstep made for a fun experience for both new and old electronica fans alike. It was difficult at times to decide whether to get taken away by the light production and professional dancers on stage or the giant inflatable dice and fans dancing in the crowd. The best was when managing to be involved in both at the same time. I was lucky to hear most of my favorite old tracks like “Beba” as well as a lot of new material. Even with their numerous side projects, MartyParty and Ooah still managed to come together and bring the heat as a pair, keeping up with the modern trends in music that have seen tracks like Baauer’s “Harlem Shake” skyrocket to viral stardom. Bottles were popped and panties were raided until they closed the night with their most well known track, “Get the Money”. The speakers bumped and dropped their beat as the four female dancers tossed presumably fake money into the crowd, which subsequently went wild as people always do when free shit (no matter how shitty it is) is thrown at them. The music transitioned to the softer portion of the song to ease the crowd into the reality that was the end of an epic show.
-Elie Reiss

Check out the HD video below and the photo gallery underneath it.