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I quickly realized exactly how talented Caspa is when he stepped onstage and began mixing with ease. I hand’t kept track of him since highschool when he was releasing tracks with Rusko, and was blown away by his skill and banging beats and sophisticated transitions. Caspa’s set definitely brought us back to dubstep, mixing in artists such as Skrillex,...
Is it ever too early to start thinking about festival season? No, not really...and thank goodness because Wakarusa announced their 2013 dates today with an awesome video recap of the 2012 festival (check out our coverage from 2012 here). 2013 is going be a big year for Waka seeing as how it is the festival's tenth anniversary and if...
Ain’t no party like a MartyParty! Dubstep juggernaut Martin Folb is going to be hitting up The Fox this weekend for an epic Halloween show and we’ve got a pair of tickets to giveaway! We hear he’s got a brand spanking new projection rig and some heavy new whomp to drop so this will definitely be a show not...
In recent years Colorado has seen a steady rise in ski resorts playing host to some epic winter concert events, and winter sports hotspot Vail Ski Resort will be no exception this season. To commemorate their 50th anniversary this year, the resort will be celebrating with Vail Snow Daze, a week long festival culminating in three nights of live...
If there’s one thing that won’t keep us Coloradans pent up at home it’s a little bit of bad weather, especially when there’s live music involved. I still had to stifle my surprise though when I arrived at Boulder’s Fox Theater last Friday amidst a light cascade of snow and a below-freezing temperature, only to step into a line...
As an avid concert goer, I usually have a hard time picking between shows when more than one artist comes into town on the same night. Between Adventure Club, who I caught at Global this summer, and Vaski, who I hadn’t seen since last summer, the choice was obvious. Vaski has some of the hardest hitting bass in the...
Big Huge Monstrously Gargantuan. That is how I will see Big Gigantic after Rowdytown on Saturday. Their quasi-festival Red Rocks headlining debut seems to mark the beginning of a new age for the Boulder-based duo filled with incredible production and rowdy die-hard fandom. As a close friend of mine put it, Big G has out Pretty Lightsed Pretty Lights,...
Up next we got a little dubsex from Borgore, who was getting everybody to sing along to his newest track “Decisions” which features former teeny bopper Miley Cyrus. Despite the absolutely horrible acoustics in the warehouse-like room containing the side stage, all were content to let their ears bleed as they bounced around the room to the barrage of...
Live electronic music is hard to review. With so little in the way of actual performance, the little nuances that make each producer’s show unique are often so subdued that specific descriptors are lost on all but the most dedicated and interested fans. That being said, reviewing this years’ Global Dance Festival will be easy. The ten year anniversary...
We have been biting our nails waiting for the lineup announcement for Rowdytown, Big Gigantic’s first ever headlining Red Rocks event, and yesterday, our patience was rewarded. Dillon Francis, GRiZ, Macklemore, and Raw Russ will be joining these big time Boulder natives for this concert of epic proportions, and now that the announcement is out, we’re sure tickets will...
It’s about that time again! Colorado’s premier EDM festival event is hitting Red Rocks this weekend for its tenth anniversary and this years lineup is absolutely legendary. After the wildly successful Global Dub Festival a few months back, the Global Dance organizers have really stepped up their game since years past and have put together a buzz worthy show...
With a huge tour almost over and a massive first album on the way, twenty-two year old producer Grant Kwiecinsk, aka GRiZ, has wasted no time in making a name for himself in EDM circles. We were lucky enough to catch up with Grant at this year’s Sonic Bloom Festival to talk about the album, his plans for the...
If you are the kind of person who goes to a lot of shows, as I am sure our readers surely are, you probably have been to a few where you just felt out of place. Either the genre isn’t quite your style or the crowd isn’t quite your scene or any number of little things that makes the...
The ninth installment of the Sonic Bloom Music and Arts Festival overran the Shadows Ranch in Georgetown Colorado last weekend and for me, it could not have gone any better. This festival may be small (selling out at roughly 2,500 tickets) but it packs a punch that is unrivaled by my past festival experiences and it left an impression...
Last Friday, Zion-I, MiM0SA, and Ghostland Observatory took the stage at Red Rocks, delivering a multi-genre musical experience that far exceed my expectations. Having seen all three artists play multiple times at festivals in the past few months (Snowball, Altitude Festival, Wakarusa, and Bonnaroo), I wasn't exactly sure how this Red Rocks show would set itself apart. I knew...
Wakarusa isn’t the biggest festival I’ve been to. They don’t get the A list headliners of Bonnaroo or the media coverage of Coachella. They can’t boast about the bustling city life of San Francisco like Outside Lands or the shady woodlands of Rothbury like Electric Forest, but what Waka may lack in its outward appearance, it makes up for...
There is less than one week until I'm back on Mulberry Mountain for Wakarusa and I can't even think about anything else. The schedule for this year's festival is so full of what I would consider "must-see" acts that "a few schedule conflicts" doesn't even begin to describe my indescision. On one hand I am upset that I simply...
Living in Colorado is great. You have access to world class skiing and snowboarding, 300 days of sunshine per year, and some of the best micro-brewed beer in the country, however you can't really say you've experienced the best of the Centennial state without a trip to Red Rocks Amphitheater. Red Rocks is the crown jewel of the Colorado...
I swear there is never a dull week in for Colorado music lovers. Van Halen will be making the Pepsi Center "Jump" on Thursday while Break Science will be tearing up the Bluebird with Adam Dietch. The Civil Wars will be bringing their particular brand of country to a SOLD OUT Ogden Theater and Best Coast is taking over...
BoomBox is blowing up. I can't say it any more simply than that. They've got two solid albums, awesome production, killer stage presence, and a following that is as funky and rowdy as any band could ask for. Altogether that adds up to a group that is going places (including Jam Cruise 11), and I will be following them...
A few Fridays ago I was able to catch night one of the official Sonic Bloom pre party at the Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom in Denver and for me, the evening far exceeded expectations. The night began with a keynote speech from visionary artists Alex and Allyson Grey, whose influence in the world of psychedelic art and new age...
A holiday commemorating a Mexican victory in a battle that happened over a century and a half ago is as good a reason as any to catch a show. Luckily there is no shortage of options for this years Cinco de Mayo festivities. BoomBox will takeover the Ogden on Saturday for an evening full of tasty grooves while Minnesota...
With the second wave of artist announcements last Thursday, the Sonic Bloom Festival in Georgetown, Colorado has us beside ourselves with excitement. With other local festivals like Monolith and Mile High on indefinite hiatus, and Sonic Bloom coming up on seven years, it seems that this festival has found the key to longevity by billing popular local acts and...
I remember my first bluegrass festival back in 2007 at Copper Mountain. I was talked into going by some friends through all my complaints about annoying twangy banjos, drawl heavy harmonies, and a serious lack of drums. Despite all my steadfast resistance, Keller Williams' flat picking antics and unmatchable sound that weekend managed to change my mind entirely and...
It’s rare in today’s music business to come across a band that truly takes live music to a new level. With electronic music producers selling out 100k+ arenas it isn’t uncommon to find a sold out show where the stage and light production is much more of a spectacle than the actual performer, but with GWAR, no such...
Welcome Joseph Cody Smith to the LMB ranks! You may known him from his usual blogging efforts at Festiland on Tumblr, but he'll be contributing a ton more to LMB in the future! --Editor Friday, March 2nd (DAY 1) And so it begins. A sea of spirit hoods and vintage powder suits moved excitedly through the fresh snow as...

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