This March! Cloonee is Coming to The Boulder Theater

This March! Cloonee is Coming to The Boulder Theater

On Friday, March 10th, Cloonee is brings his South of Heaven Winter Tour to the Boulder Theater.

This UK tech house artist has been releasing music since 2014 and has made massive strides in the industry. He’s climbed the Beatport charts with releases including “Like What?” and “Get Stupid” and has also signed with Chris Lake’s label, Black Book Records. Listeners might recognize some of his most recent hits, like “Mi Amor” with Wade and “Badman Sound.”

On his current tour alone, he’s performed at festivals, including Beyond The Valley in Melbourne and Groove Cruise in Miami. Cloonee has become a staple in the tech house industry, and Colorado is so excited to welcome him back for a show in just a few months’ time.

The Boulder Theater

The Boulder Theater is located a block from Pearl Street in Boulder, Colorado. This historic venue has a capacity of 1,000 people and is complete with a full bar and a balcony that is open on select shows. The venue’s main floor is slightly tiered, which provides a better view for everyone at the show. There is also a restaurant right next door called The Lounge at Boulder Theater. Attendees can purchase food in The Lounge and bring it into the venue! Street parking is free after 7 pm and there are also parking garages nearby for those that want to pay.

The Lineup

Joining Cloonee for the night will be MERKII B2B Gogimal, RPSM B2B RYNE, and AMICI. Attendees will most definitely want to arrive at the venue early to check out these house artists! Various venues across Colorado have hosted some of these supporting artists at one point or another. These names have been seen on lineups at venues including The Fox Theatre, Larimer Lounge, and Belly Up Aspen.

Turning the Boulder Theater into a Tech House Party

We are only a few months away from being able to dance the night away to some high-quality tech house. This is NOT a show you’ll want to miss, between the unique venue and variety of talented artists that will be taking the stage. If you’re a fan of house music, this is the show for you. This is a crazy cool opportunity to see Cloonee perform at such an intimate venue.

Ticket prices range from $25 – $30 (before fees). Snag them while you can!

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IHF Debuts New Live Set at Your Mom’s House

IHF Debuts New Live Set at Your Mom’s House

IHF (Imagined Herbal Flows) is known to friends and family as Ben Gorvine. This Washington D.C.-based, artist, producer, and DJ has been cultivating his unique melodic sound for almost ten years! His Floating EP, released in 2014, helped him break into the industry while gaining millions of streams online. Since then, he’s released several other albums and EPs, including his most recent EP titled, Soft Fascinations.

Over the years, IHF has toured with various artists, including STS9, Hayden James, and Elderbrook. He’s also performed at massive festivals, including Coachella, Electric Forest, and Lightning in a Bottle. His atmospheric, melodic sound has been compared to the likes of Bonobo, Odesza, Fred Again.., and more.

On Friday, January 20th, IHF traveled to Denver, Colorado, to perform a very special set at Your Mom’s House. Not only was this his first headline show in a while, but it was also his first show of 2023 and the debut of his new live set! Also playing that night were KVO, Honeykill FM, KrYmsun, Flutur, and Ryan Golbus.

Your Mom’s House

This show took place near downtown Denver at Your Mom’s House. The venue is 21+ and has a capacity of 400 people. Getting to the venue is easy; however, it can be quite difficult to find street parking as the venue doesn’t have a parking lot. Because of this, they recommend carpooling or utilizing rideshares like Uber or Lyft.

The entry process was a breeze and the box office is right inside the main doors. Once inside, the first room is complete with a long bar (which was closed for this show), restrooms, and a few arcade games and vending machines. The second room is where the stage is located. Both rooms had plenty of seating, which is awesome.

This super intimate space was really fun and interactive. There is a small bar at the back of the room, paintings and murals on the walls, and the stage up front. Decorations consisted of plants, disco balls, chandeliers, and more. One of the most notorious things about this venue is its crazy mirrored holographic dance floor, which you’ll have to see for yourself. There was also a live painter and a few vendors!

The First Music of the Night

KVO started the night off with some upbeat tunes. His sound is heavily influenced by world travel and Latin culture. Then, Honeykill FM took to the stage. According to his bio on the event page, “Honeykill FM has been successfully impersonating a human since being dropped from the sky by his alien progenitors in the early 1990s.” After that, Krymsun took the audience on a journey through sound with his take on vapor twitch.

Then, it was time for Flutur. This artist was born in Italy and started playing piano at the age of two, then began playing drums shortly after. In fact, he composed and recorded his first song at age fifteen. Flutur donned a tropical print long-sleeve shirt and moved from one instrument to the next. He used a mixer to loop different elements together, including his vocals and instruments, which consisted of a few different guitars as well as a hand pan. Despite admitting to having some jet lag, he played a great set.

IHF

There was quite a lengthy changeover to get the stage set up properly for IHF. The crowd dispersed for 30 minutes to take a seat, order more drinks, and look at the art around the venue. Finally, after some minor technical difficulties, IHF was ready to take the stage!

Beautiful visuals were projected onto the wall behind him throughout his set. Pastel abstract shapes mixed together before the screen would change to a sweeping mountain landscape, which went along perfectly with his music. He was very good at grabbing everyone’s attention and making his show an immersive experience. While interacting with the crowd, he was also very attentive to the art he was performing, which was really cool to see. IHF sang his own vocals, which were either a main part of the song or added to the background. It was clear to see that the crowd really enjoyed his set.

The Night Comes to an End

After IHF, Ryan Golbus played a dynamic, upbeat set to conclude the night.

Your Mom’s House is a small, intimate venue with a great sound system, seating, room for artists and vendors, and an awesome dance floor. If you haven’t been here yet, definitely check it out! Throughout the night, this unique venue held a diverse group of people that were all there to bask in the feel-good music that is IHF. This was such a special night as well, being IHF‘s first set of 2023, first headline set in some time, as well as his debut show for his new live set.

To keep up with IHF and listen to his beautiful music, check out his socials below!

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The Digital City of Decadence NYE Dazzles on Night One

The Digital City of Decadence NYE Dazzles on Night One

On Friday, December 30th, music lovers traveled from far and wide for the first night of Decadence NYE. This annual electronic music festival takes place in Denver, Colorado, at the Colorado Convention Center. For two days, tens of thousands of people come together to dance their way into the new year.

Not only is there music, but there are also unique photo opportunities, immersive art displays, food trucks, and more. This year, the digital city of Decadence did a fantastic job of transforming the venue. As soon as the citizens of Decadence entered the venue, they could begin to explore the beautiful city full of lights, art, and music.

A Massive Lineup

Doors for the venue opened at 6:00 pm, and festival entry began at 6:30 pm. Attendees did not hesitate to get there early to check their coats and be the first ones inside. PAWS got things going on the Mainframe stage while CloudNone took over the Motherboard stage. Both stages had crazy production, including enormous LED screens and unique lighting on the ceilings.

On the Mainframe stage, FrostTop, Kompany, Trivecta, LSDream, Clozee, and Griz all played insane sets as well. The Motherboard stage saw Kaskade (Redux), Jai Wolf (DJ Set), Big Wild, Tiesto, and Chris Lake.

Throughout the night, the Hyperdrive stage also hosted tons of great music! For the silent disco, attendees had headphones with three different channels to choose from since three DJs were always playing simultaneously. Halfrican, Chocolate Drop, SAVAGE, Method, Globzter, and more spun some tunes.

Beautiful Art

As citizens navigated through the venue, they found different pieces of art at every twist and turn. In the Cyberhub (by the silent disco), large inflated flowers were scattered around. Multiple tall color-changing light bars also made for great photo backgrounds! An illuminated Decadence NYE sign, a Be A Good Person resolution wall, photo walls, and LED arches to walk through all made the entire venue so much fun. Plus, different performers were also wandering around and interacting with citizens. Did anyone else see the characters on stilts?

Loads of Amenities

Decadence NYE is a marathon, not a sprint. If your rave squad decides to be there from start to finish, that’s over seven hours at the venue. Luckily, the venue had two water refill stations and three food trucks to keep everyone hydrated and nourished. Lounge areas were also plentiful if citizens needed to get off of their feet for a bit. ATMs were located throughout the venue as well in case attendees needed some extra cash.

Three huge merch booths were also open! These included signature Decadence NYE merch as well as merchandise for most of the artists on the lineup. There were a handful of other booths as well, including Sober AF. Medics, phone charging stations, and smoking areas were also available for those that needed them.

For night one, the bathroom and drink lines were insanely long. Citizens took to social media to voice their frustration, since going to the bathroom and getting a drink would take about an hour. When you’re at a festival hoping to see your favorite artists, the last thing you want to do is miss a big chunk of music just to go to the bathroom. On Saturday, Decadence NYE announced that they would be add additional bathrooms and bar staff to get wait times reduced! Hooray!

Night Two Up Next!

Once again, Decadence NYE brought the heat. From the crazy stacked roster of artists to the art installations and food trucks, this festival is always a great way to ring in the new year. This festival is always packed, so if you’re considering going next year, get your tickets early. You don’t want to risk missing it once tickets sell out!

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Celebrate New Year’s Eve in the Digital City of Decadence, Colorado

Celebrate New Year’s Eve in the Digital City of Decadence, Colorado

Are you still finalizing your plans for New Year’s Eve? If you want to welcome 2023 in style, you’ll want to grab your tickets for Decadence, Colorado ASAP! This massive 18+ music festival takes place this weekend on December 30th and 31st at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colorado.

This venue is huge – over 400,000 square feet, to be exact. Citizens will travel from far and wide to explore two breathtaking main stages, a silent disco stage, and this year’s new Cyberhub. Food trucks, water stations, bars, and charging stations will be available to keep you energized into the new year.

Extremely limited tickets are still available, so grab your rave squad and keep reading for more details about Decadence NYE!

2022’s Insane Lineup

Once again, Decadence NYE is bringing an absolute fire roster of artists. From start to finish, each day is stacked, to say the least. Artists with different genres and vibes will be making an appearance, so there will be something for everyone in your group.

On night one, names include Kompany, LSDream, Clozee, Griz, Kaskade (Redux), Tiesto, and Chris Lake. Night two brings Zeds Dead (Altered States Set), Boogie T, Porter Robinson (DJ Set), Flume, San Holo, and more. On the 31st, citizens can choose to spend the countdown and balloon drop with Ganja White Night or Dillon Francis.

The Hyperdrive Silent Disco is also going to be poppin’ all weekend long. Some of Denver’s favorites including Alana English, Chocolate Drop, SAVAGE, Decker Rush, and Sektah are definitely worth checking out.

What to Expect

The level of production at Decadence NYE is simply unmatched. The arenas that hold the main stages have enormous LED screens and lighting designs that go all the way to the back, so you feel completely immersed in the experience no matter where you’re dancing. While walking between stages, you’ll go through various art exhibits and photo op stations. There are plenty of places to lounge and take breaks as well!

In this year’s brand new room called the Cyberhub, there will be food trucks with plenty of food options (including vegan!). Bars, water stations, charging stations, extra restrooms, a merch station, and more will make up the area next to the Hyperdrive Silent Disco. Talk about a good meeting spot for your group!

The line for entry takes place entirely indoors, so you won’t have to worry about standing outside in the cold. In fact, Decadence NYE offers a coat check so that you can stay cozy right up until you get in line.

Tickets and Pricing

General admission and VIP tickets are available for Decadence NYE. Both of these options are available as single-day or 2-day passes as well.

Single-day GA tickets are currently $169 while 2-day GA tickets are currently $269 (both before fees).

Single-day VIP tickets are currently $229 while 2-day VIP tickets are currently $349 (both before fees). If you choose to splurge on VIP tickets, you’ll get a separate VIP entrance, a collectible VIP pass, a VIP bracelet that grants access to VIP viewing areas at both main stages, private bars, and private lounge areas with seating. Keep in mind that all VIP tickets are will-call pickup only and are non-transferable.

Let the Countdown Begin

Decadence NYE is almost here! Imagine being able to ring in the new year with your rave squad as a citizen of the city of Decadence. Your favorite artists are on stage and you’re dancing under shimmering lights, confetti, and balloons. We already have goosebumps just thinking about it! This isn’t a festival to miss, so if you still need to secure your tickets, do so ASAP.

Keep up with updates from Decadence NYE by following their social media accounts below. You can also download the Global Dance app for set times, alerts, and more. And last but not least, grab your tickets here!

We’ll see you soon, citizens.

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Sol Fest Drops an Insanely Bass-Heavy Lineup for 2023

Sol Fest Drops an Insanely Bass-Heavy Lineup for 2023

Guess what…Sol Fest just dropped phase one of its long-awaited lineup for 2023! The second-ever edition of this independently owned music festival will take place from May 5th – 7th at Bama Slam Waterpark and Campground, located in New Brockton, Alabama.

This 1,600-acre venue can host over 90,000 people. It’s complete with luxury camping, a general store, a saloon (its own bar, restaurant, and venue), beach volleyball, zip lines, waterslides, and so much more. And don’t forget the insane production and lighting, live painting, interactive installations, and 3D holographic water shows.

We can’t think of a better way to kick off summer. Keep reading for more details about Sol Fest!

2023 Phase One Lineup

Sol Fest did not hold back when it came to the bass-heavy lineup. So far, the headliners consist of Liquid Stranger (Friday) and Zeds Dead (Saturday). Sunday’s headliner has yet to be announced.

In alphabetical order, we have Champagne Drip B3B LUZCID B3B Sully, Drinkurwater, EAZYBAKED, Flozone, Funkshway, Heyz, Infected Mushroom (Hybrid Live DJ Set), INZO, Jaenga, Manic Focus Presents Mf’n House Party, Mindex, Ravenscoon, Smoakland, SoDown, SuperAve., Tape B, The Sponges, and TVBOO.

If you think that’s impressive, you’ll want to check out the pool parties. Friday is full of drum ‘n’ bass with Mija (DnB Set), and Blossom presents Drum N Blossom. Saturday consists of Skeler and Barnacle Boi B2B Brothel. On Sunday, festival-goers can wrap up their weekend with Wreckno and Khiva.

But wait, there’s more. We promise getting to the festival early for the pre-party will be worth it. Flux Pavilion, Tripp St., A Hundred Drums, Marvel Years, Evaluation, PHLIP, and Deathpact kick off the festival.

All that and there are still more artists to be announced…can we get a SHEESH!

Mind. Body. Sol.

According to Sol Fest, anyone that enters the festival grounds will discover a mind-altering wonderland. Interactive activities, live painters, spiritual workshops, and even a 3D holographic water show will keep you totally immersed in your world.

During the day, keep the energy high at the 2-acre spring-fed waterpark. A rope swing, zipline, floating trampoline, waterslides, sandy beach volleyball, and more can all be enjoyed while DJs drop some beats at the body stage.

Attendees can also keep their tummies happy throughout the weekend with food from a wide assortment of vendors. The 2023 vendors haven’t been announced yet. However, last year brought well-known favorites including Grilled Cheese Incident, Asian Sensation, and Festi Bowl.

To conclude the weekend, Sol Sunday presents a time of remembrance during a memorial show. “Sol, meaning sun, originates from our dear friend Quentin ‘Sol’ Rupp, who passed away in a tragic car accident at 26 years old,” says Sol Fest. After this loss, the festival was created as a sanctuary. Anyone attending Sol Fest can submit photos of loved ones for Sol Sunday by clicking here.

Tickets and Pricing

Tickets for Sol Fest are on sale now! The prices below do not include fees and taxes.

3-Day GA tickets are $169 and do not include a car pass or pre-party pass. For those wanting to splurge, 3-Day VIP tickets are available for $259. The VIP tickets include upgraded camping options, access to the boathouse, expedited entry, VIP bar lanes, “exclusive access to the VIP Lounge, private viewing area, free showers, air-conditioned restrooms, and Sol Fest Merch Package.” Pre-Party passes are only $59.

GA and VIP car camping passes are $49 each. Keep in mind that if you purchase a VIP ticket, you’ll need a VIP car camping pass to camp in the VIP area, which is closer to the stages. If you want to wake up with views of the lake, you can purchase a VIP Lakeside car camping pass for $99. Canoeing, paddle boarding, and banana boat rides are only some of what the lake has to offer. RV passes for the weekend range from $199 – $399, depending on the type of hookup needed. More upgraded camping expansions are also currently in progress!

Is it May yet?

The second Sol Fest is bringing the bass to Alabama this next summer. If you want to kick off festival season in style, we totally suggest giving this festival a visit! According to Sol Fest, 2023 is going to be massive. “2023 will feature three stages, including a custom main stage with PK sound, a stage across the lake in the wooded trails with a lake bridge, and a stage at the waterpark for upbeat parties!”

With a killer lineup, affordable pricing, tons of activities, and art installations, it can’t be missed.

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Malaa Throws Down for His Biggest Show Yet in Denver

Malaa Throws Down for His Biggest Show Yet in Denver

The French producer and DJ known as Malaa has become one of the biggest names in house music. G-house, to be exact. This producer is a part of Tchami’s Confession Label and has been pumping out tracks for the past seven years. On Spotify alone, Malaa has over 1.3 million monthly listeners! Some of his most notorious tracks (see what we did there?) include “Notorious,” “Revolt” featuring Jacknife, and “Made In France” with DJ Snake, Tchami, and Mercer.

Malaa‘s identity is unknown, as this mysterious performer wears a black balaclava on stage and doesn’t speak into the microphone during his sets. On September 30th, Malaa released his debut album, Don Malaa. This 14-track album includes just under 45 minutes of dance-worthy deep house music. The album also contains a handful of collaborations with talented artists, including Fivio Foreign, Jadakiss, Ghostface Killah, and more.

The Don Malaa Album Tour

On Saturday, October 1st, house-heads traveled to the Mission Ballroom in Denver, Colorado, to see Malaa for themselves. The Don Malaa tour is Malaa‘s most extensive tour to date and touches down in cities across the United States. Also on the lineup for the show were RC3 and Wax Motif.

RC3

Attendees wasted no time filling the venue to see RC3 kick off the night. This producer and DJ are local to the Denver area. He has played alongside artists, including John Summit, Jauz, and Loud Luxury. In addition to this, he’s also played at Global Dance Festival! During his set, he was able to get the crowd energized and ready for the night. RC3 played some crowd favorites that everyone was familiar with, along with brand-new unreleased tunes. He even brought out Masteria as a special guest!

Wax Motif

Australian producer and DJ Wax Motif, was next to take the stage. Although his style of music can be classified as G-house, he draws inspiration from R&B, disco, UK bass, and more. Throughout the years, he’s had releases on various record labels, such as Tchami’s Confession and Diplo’s Mad Decent. He recently released his highly anticipated 17-track debut album, House of Wax.

During his set, Wax Motif stood behind a DJ booth that had a small screen for visuals in front of it where his logo flashed in bright colors. “Bunda” with Dances With White Girls was one of the first tracks he played, which got the entire crowd dancing. By now, the venue seemed at capacity already. At one point, Wax Motif stopped the music and was overwhelmed by everyone cheering for him, but he deserved it!

Malaa

During a brief set change, the crew unveiled brand new production; let us tell you; it did not disappoint. The large set almost mimicked an abandoned building with portions of chain link fence, bricks, and graffiti-looking artwork. Where the windows would be, there were large LED screens that flashed changing visuals throughout the show. Malaa wore his black balaclava, of course, and a red leather jacket.

Throughout the night, Malaa played classic tracks of his, such as “Notorious” along with remixes of other popular tracks like “Drugs From Amsterdam” by Mau P. Additionally, he played a bunch of new tracks from Don Malaa. The crowd went absolutely wild for tracks like “Hypnotic” and “How it is“. Cryo and colorful lights added to the experience. The crowd didn’t even dissipate until his set was about over, and it was fantastic to see everyone enjoying themselves.

Denver Went Deep

The Don Malaa tour was simply unforgettable. Debuting brand new stage production for his largest Denver show yet, Malaa brought the heat yet again. After the show, he even took to social media to share how special the show was. He was super impressed that everyone knew the brand new songs from the album that just came out! Every single artist on the lineup did a stellar job at engaging the crowd and filling the venue with G-house music.

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KAYZO’s New Breed Tour Touches Down In The Mile High City

KAYZO’s New Breed Tour Touches Down In The Mile High City

Hardstyle, dubstep, and metal are a few genres that KAYZO fuses to create his distinctive sound. This Los Angeles-based producer and DJ are an Icon Collective alumni who has been perfecting his craft for over a decade. In addition to touring and performing at world-renowned music festivals, including EDC Las Vegas, Electric Zoo, and Lollapalooza, he founded his label, Welcome Records. He also hosts his own radio show titled Doghouse Radio!

On Spotify alone, KAYZO has over 1.3 million monthly listeners. This summer, he released a brand new full-length album titled NEW BREED. This twenty-track masterpiece contains over an hour of hard-hitting originals and collaborations with artists such as ATLiens and Phase One. If you haven’t listened to KAYZO‘s music yet, we suggest you listen to “Wake Up” with RIOT, “Suffocate” with BAD OMENS, and “The Sickness” with GHOSTKID.

KAYZO’s New Breed Tour

On Saturday, August 27th, headbangers, bass heads, metal heads, and anyone looking to rage gathered at the Mission Ballroom in Denver, Colorado. Joining KAYZO were SweetTooth, HOL!, Emo Nite, and NETSKY.

As soon as doors opened, attendees wasted no time heading into the venue. This venue holds nearly four thousand people. However, the stage can be moved depending on the expected capacity for the night. This is an awesome way to create the feel of an intimate, packed show, no matter the size. This venue has a spot for everyone between the large floor area, tiered seating in the back, and two VIP balconies. Multiple bars, restrooms, and water fountains can be found throughout the venue, along with food and merchandise.

SweetTooth

SweetTooth did not come to mess around, proven by the experimental dubstep that he played throughout his set. Basic colorful overhead lights set the mood along with his own graphics on an LED screen behind the DJ table. He also played a new remix that he did for one of KAYZO‘s tracks. At the end of his set, he sang a pop-punk track from the band he’s also a part of!

HOL!

HOL! took the stage next. This French producer and DJ had an awesome amount of energy and stage presence, helping to get the crowd more engaged and ready for the rest of the night. He played some brand new original tracks during his set and even started a wall of death and an all-girls mosh pit. Some really cool graphics took over the LED screen behind him as he interacted with the crowd.

Emo Nite

According to Emo Nite, they are “Not a band. Not DJs. We throw parties for the music we love.” This traveling party celebrating throwback pop-punk and rock are almost always on tour. And, they also jumped onto a few of KAYZO’s tour dates! Although this set seemed a little bit surprising and unexpected at first, the crowd absolutely loved it.

Songs from artists like Fall Out Boy and Blink-182 were tastefully mixed with pop and electronic songs while visuals from 2000’s commercials and video clips were played. The two DJs on stage had tons of energy, and so did the crowd!

NETSKY

The final artist to take the stage before KAYZO was Belgium drum-and-bass legend NETSKY. More rows of lights were added to the stage production for this set, and it was clear that the anticipation and energy in the venue continued to grow. NETSKY played many drum-and-bass songs that the crowd knew and sang along to. Meanwhile, trippy, brightly colored graphics swirled around behind him. At one point, he played the Luude remix of Men At Work’s “Down Under” which seemed to be a hit. Then, he finished off his set with his track “Let Me Hold You” with Hybrid Minds.

By this point in the night, the floor was pretty full but not squished. There was more room in the back on the tiered seating, and the VIP balconies were next to empty. Even though the venue looked and felt full, everyone had space to breathe, and there weren’t any lines for drinks or bathrooms.

KAYZO

After a brief set-change to prepare the stage for KAYZO’s headline set, the man finally made his way to the stage. The combination of his music, stage presence, and production truly did transform the venue into another world. In addition to the enormous LED screen behind him, the front of the DJ booth was also LED, merging visuals with what was on the big screen. He also had additional light rigs on either side of the stage, with bright light bars and more lights that shined out into the audience. These moved in sync with the music, creating an effect similar to lasers. And, get this, he also had cryo that joined his other production during the drops.

In addition to bangin’ originals like “Welcome To The Doghouse“, he also played remixes of Shouse’s “Love Tonight,” and Baha Men’s “Who Let The Dogs Out“. Then, he played a sound byte saying, “Hey mom, could you pick me up?” that immediately transformed into a crazy dubstep drop. Let me tell you, his graphics were a bit scary and hell-ish, so hopefully, nobody had to call their mom.

KAYZO was so much fun to watch! One thing that stood out about his stage presence was his big, strong arm movements. He took control of the stage and the crowd, which you don’t see too often. He even instructed the crowd to go feral, which everyone seemed to follow through with (LOL). Headbangers took charge of the rail while multiple mosh pits could be seen in the crowd.

Towards the end of his set, he brought out a special guest called “bone daddy”. Enter: CALCIUM. They played a song together before KAYZO brought out his girlfriend, CRAY. They performed their song, “Love Me Hate Me” with De’Wayne together. Couple goals, right? At the end of the night, KAYZO paused the show to bring a few fans up on stage, and the venue got to witness a proposal! What an ending to a crazy memorable night.

Good Night, Ragers

KAYZO’s New Breed Tour was an amazing show from start to finish. Each artist on the lineup played a unique set that interacted with the crowd and got them ready for the rest of the night. Hardstyle, metal, dubstep, and more flooded the venue, with everyone dancing and headbanging. If you love to rage, you should check out a KAYZO show!

To keep up with all things KAYZO, including tour dates and new releases, check out his socials below!

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5 Awesome Music Venues in Florida That Can’t Be Missed

5 Awesome Music Venues in Florida That Can’t Be Missed

From Miami to Tampa, there are so many unique music venues in Florida that it can be hard to keep track of them all! So for those who live in Florida or are planning to travel there soon, here are five unique music venues you won’t want to miss. From small dive bars to large venues hosting some of the biggest names in music, these 5 can’t-miss music venues have it all!

1) The Beacham (Orlando)

The Beacham historic theatre is a cultural and entertainment landmark in Downtown Orlando. Originally opened as a movie theatre, it was transformed into a music venue and reopened to great acclaim. This magnificent concert hall has played host to musical legends ranging from Jethro Tull to U2. It remains one of Orlando’s premiere performance venues and is well worth a visit for any lover of music and culture.

2) The Orpheum (Tampa)

The Orpheum, located in North Tampa, is a beautiful venue with a rich history. The theater opened to the public on October 27, 1926. Since then, it has been operating for nearly 100 years and has played host to some of our country’s biggest stars. Examples of artists that have played there include STRFKR and Com Truise. Tourists from all over love to visit The Orpheum as well! It offers live music every night of the week, so something exciting is going on.

3) The Green Parrot Bar (Key West)

Located in Key West, one of Florida’s most popular tourist spots is The Green Parrot Bar. Known for its live music and sandy beach location, it’s a great place to kick back with friends and catch a few local bands playing classics from yesterday and today. We recommend ordering their famous frozen drinks!

4) The RITZ Ybor (Tampa)

The RITZ Ybor (formerly known as Club Skye) is a 1,250-capacity live music venue in historic Ybor City. They frequently have headline acts across North America and abroad, including rock, hip hop, country, pop, and electronic acts. Each month they also host a dozen or so local acts that are worth checking out. However, they seem to primarily focus on bringing electronic acts to the stage. Examples of big-name artists that either have played at or are scheduled to play at The RITZ Ybor include Blunts & Blondes, Bijou, Bear Grillz, Kayzo, and Excision.

5) Ball & Chain (Miami)

Ball & Chain is famous for its stage performances from local artists and big names. The club also serves delicious Cuban food and handcrafted drinks. Since it’s located near Downtown Miami, visitors can enjoy a variety of entertainment options after a night out at Ball & Chain. Choose between dinner and drinks or live jazz shows and a nightcap. With free on-site parking, you can make an evening of it without breaking your budget. Make sure to visit during Art Basel season!

Conclusion

The Sunshine State is known for having some of America’s best beaches, but its music scene isn’t too shabby either. Whether you live here or are just visiting, plenty of venues allow you to enjoy your downtime and your nightlife! In addition, concertgoers, from large arenas to small dive bars, will have a great time. So, check out these top five venues next time you want to hear some good tunes.

Photos by American Way, The Beacham, The Green Parrot Bar/jimfossum2022, The Orpheum, The RITZ Ybor

Future Shape 360 Is Touching Down In Denver

Metanoise Future Shape 360

Future Shape 360 Is Touching Down In Denver

Things in Denver are already heating up for the summer. That is to say, different venues throughout the city are preparing to host a vast variety of musical talent. Local favorites along with regional and international artists are all scheduled to head to the Mile High City this year.

One of the most recent show announcements comes from Metanoise. On Saturday, July 30th, they are bringing Future Shape 360 to the Fillmore Auditorium on E Colfax Ave. In fact, this immersive experience will host five different artists, including one group that hasn’t played in the state of Colorado for quite some time! With a capacity of almost 4,000 people, this Denver venue is able to host large shows, events, and indoor music festivals.

Keep reading to learn about the artists playing at Future Shape 360!

Don Diablo

Don Diablo is a Dutch producer, songwriter, and DJ. This forward-thinking musician is always exploring new sounds and genres. Many will recognize his track “Problems” with JLV featuring John K. He has a modern approach to everything he does, continuously displaying his sense of future trends. Throughout his career, he’s collaborated with or remixed artists including Justin Bieber, Coldplay, Madonna, and more. Meanwhile, Don Diablo has performed all over the world, landing at internationally renowned festivals such as Tomorrowland and Ultra Miami.

Cherub

Cherub is an electronic-indie duo from Nashville, Tenessee. Formed in the year 2010, this group brings a beautiful mix of electronic music with funk, pop, and more which creates a fun, addicting sound. One of their most popular tracks, “Doses & Mimosas“, came out in the year 2014. Their latest album, DJ BJ’s Faves, came out just short of two years ago during the summer of 2020.

Cherub has not performed in Denver in quite some time. Needless to say, the Mile High City is quite overdue for an energetic set from this duo. Is anyone else already getting antsy for their glorious return this summer?

Bass Physics

Denver-based musician, producer, and DJ Bass Physics is also set to perform on July 30th. His mission is “to have a positive impact on the world through the power of music“. He creates a wide variety of sounds and sub-genres including melodic bass, electronic rock, and more. For example, “Pull The Trigger” with SoDown does a great job of showcasing his heavier sound. His live sets are refreshingly diverse, with the use of live instruments including a guitar and keyboard. Furthermore, Bass Physics has performed at Red Rocks, Electric Forest, Global Dance Festival, and more.

COFRESI

Digital and acoustic percussion blend together with electronic sounds to create what is COFRESI. This DJ and producer has upbeat, energy-filled music and his live sets are no different. For instance, he captivates the audience with songs like “Early Night” with Flamingosis and “Keep U High” with Bass Physics. COFRESI has already performed at a few festivals this year including Infrasound Festival in Minnesota. Before his performance this summer at the Fillmore Auditorium, you can also catch him at Summer Camp Festival in Illinois.

Gigamesh

The Minneapolis-based DJ and producer, Gigamesh, is an incredibly talented music producer. He is most well-known for producing the instrumentals for Mike Posner’s song, “Cooler Than Me“. After hearing one of his original tracks, like “Control” featuring Caroline Smith, it’s easy to hear his signature sound present itself throughout his tracks and performances. Throughout Gigamesh‘s career, he has completed multiple tours throughout the United States as well as internationally.

Countdown To July

Future Shape 360 is only a few months away! Therefore, Denver is beyond ready for this new immersive experience taking place at the Fillmore Auditorium. Cherub is making their triumphant return to the state, and other artists on the lineup are being welcomed back with open arms.

Get your tickets for Future Shape 360 HERE!

Let’s get ready to boogie.

Photos by Gigamesh, Metanoise

Sublime With Rome Returns To Red Rocks

Sublime With Rome Returns To Red Rocks

Many music listeners that favor reggae-rock and ska-punk have heard of the band called Sublime, formed in 1988. This group is still known for some of their timeless songs including “What I Got” and “Santeria“. In the year 1996, the band suffered the death of their lead singer, Bradley Nowell.

2010 brought the rebirth of the group. This time, with Rome Ramirez, a singer and instrumentalist on lead vocals. Rome was also a fan of Sublime and had been looking up to the group for some time. This led to Sublime With Rome.

The collaboration between Eric Wilson (Sublime) and Rome Ramirez has kept reggae-rock alive ever since. In 2011, they released their debut album, Yours Truly, as a new-group title. Since then, they have completed multiple tours and performed at various festivals across North America.

Red Rocks For The Win

On Saturday, April 30th, Sublime With Rome finally returned to Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado. It has been a few years since the band had performed in Colorado, but boy, it was worth the wait. Red Rocks has a capacity of over 9,500 people and by the time the show started, almost everyone was already in the venue. Those that arrived at 7pm (when the music started) were able to snag some of the very last parking spots both before waiting in line for entry.

Katastro

Katastro opened up the night by welcoming patrons into the venue with their upbeat music. This Arizona-based group plays multiple genres of music including hip-hop, rock, jazz, and more. Throughout their energetic set, they played new music along with crowd favorites like “The Way I Feel” and “Flow“. The lead singer had a wonderful stage presence, interacting with the crowd and engaging everyone to sing and dance along.

GZA

After a 30-minute intermission, GZA and his band, complete with an electric violin, were next to take the stage. Ramsey Jones introduced the band, who would be helping to perform the “Liquid Swords” set. By this point in time, everyone coming back from grabbing drinks and snacks by the visitor center was returning to their seats. As it turns out, GZA is actually a founding member of the Wu-Tang Clan.

As a result, this set was much more hip-hop sounding than Katastro‘s. This didn’t stop the crowd from throwing their W’s up and singing along to various tracks. At one point, GZA stopped to take in everything, noting how the last time he was at Red Rocks was with Wu-Tang Clan and The Colorado Symphony.

Sublime With Rome

The anticipation in the venue began to rise during another 30-minute intermission before Sublime With Rome started their set. Reggae rock filled the absolutely packed amphitheatre. The band’s stage setup seemed fairly simple at first glance. However, standing light bars were placed throughout the stage and a geometric pattern of overhead lights lit up above them. There were also projections playing down onto the stage and rocks behind them. This transformed the concrete floor and rocks to show visuals of eyes, mushrooms, smiling mouths, roses, disco balls, and more.

Sublime With Rome played a healthy mix of originals, such as “Blackout“, and classic Sublime tracks including “Wrong Way” and “Smoke Two Joints“. They even played a new song that they’ve never played in Colorado before. Towards the beginning of their set, Rome brought his son out on stage and explained that they were on tour with their families, best friends, and dogs. What a fun summer! Later on, Rome made an announcement that they had a special guest. The one and only HR made a special appearance. This reggae legend has been a huge inspiration for the reggae-rock genre of music.

About an hour and a half into their set, the lights dimmed and Sublime With Rome left the stage. In general, during the break before an encore, people will generally start leaving. However, for this set, nobody budged. During the encore, Rome told a story about how he and his brother watched the recorded Incubus Red Rocks show a bunch when they were kids, and he’s always dreamed of playing this venue. Now, they’re playing Red Rocks and also touring with Incubus this fall.

The grand finale consisted of Sublime classics including “What I Got” and “Santeria“. In fact, the entire crowd singing along to “Santeria” could be heard all the way from the Lower South parking lot!

Until Next Time

From start to finish, Sublime With Rome was an absolutely amazing set to watch. Families and friends gathered from far and wide to come together over music in one of the most beautiful venues in the world. Each band had uplifting, contagious energy that could be felt throughout the entire crowd.

Reggae-rock is alive and well in the state of Colorado, and this night proved just that. Keep up with Sublime With Rome below!

Photos by Patrik Essy

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