Future Shape 360 Is Touching Down In Denver

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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.

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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!

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SHIFT Thursdays At Cervantes’ In April

SHIFT Thursdays At Cervantes’ In April

If you can believe it, the month of April is already here! Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom is going to keep Denver dancing with four brand new editions of SHIFT Thursdays. This weekly event is held in either room of the venue, The Ballroom or the Other Side. Throughout the month, Cervantes’ will bring in different types of electronic acts for attendees to get groovy too.

Tickets for SHIFT Thursdays range from $10 to $20. These lively installments are quite unique, with vendors and live painters scattered throughout the venue on most nights. The combination of cheap drinks, friendly staff and patrons, and amazing music is sure to have you hungry for more.

Keep reading to learn about who’s heading to SHIFT Thursdays this month!

April 7th

Orchard Lounge (Ballroom)

Orchard Lounge is kicking off April’s SHIFT Thursdays with an open to close set in The Ballroom. This trio was formed in Chicago back in the year 2001. Since then, they’ve worked to craft their experimental, sophisticated sound.

Oddio.Files Takeover (Other Side)

On The Other Side, Oddio.Files is putting on a stacked takeover. Denver native, phLO, will be headlining the night with his underground hip-hop bass music. Other artists that will be performing include Mr. Truman, Cap’n Swivler, and Foxy Dope. Special visuals will be crafted by mega.pixel.

April 14th

Nitecap (Ballroom)

Get ready for Nitecap. This massive funk-filled night in The Ballroom will feature members from three different well-known groups: Sunsquabi, Lettuce, and Recess! The complete list of artists performing includes Josh Fairman (SunSquabi), Adam Deitch (Lettuce), Ian Gilley (Recess), Chris Karns, Drew Birch (Recess), Lazy Syrup Orchestra, Collidoscope, and Louie Letdown.

April 21st

Axel Thesleff and Josh Teed (Other Side)

Axel Thesleff and Josh Teed will be co-headlining this edition of SHIFT Thursdays. This show is going to be crazy cool. Axel Thesleff is based in Finland and incorporates different live instruments into his set, including a keytar, drum pad, and midi mallet. He’s even toured with Beats Antique. Josh Teed also incorporates live music in his set in the form of violin. Also on the lineup are Lowcation and Blossomn.

April 28th

Au5 and Chime (Other Side)

To conclude the month, Au5 and Chime will be filling The Other Side with upbeat melodic bass. These two co-headliners have been producing music for quite a while, developing their signature sounds. Presented by Amplitude Presents, there are a few other artists on the lineup. Attendees can look forward to hearing music from Dekai and Xuinn as well.


If you are yet to experience SHIFT Thursdays, we highly recommend that you check out one of these shows this month! A wide variety of electronic sub-genres will be featured, so there’s something for everyone. Plus, it’s always well worth it to check out some new artists you may have not heard of before.

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Said The Sky Makes His Beautiful Return To Denver

Said The Sky Makes His Beautiful Return To Denver

Said The Sky is an extremely talented producer, songwriter, performer, and DJ. This Colorado native, known to family and friends as Trevor Christensen, has been playing the piano and other various instruments since the young age of eight. His strong background in melodic music combined with technical training has allowed him to create an absolutely breathtaking signature sound.

Show & Tell” (feat. Claire Ridgely), “Emotion Sickness” (feat. Will Anderson of Parachute), and “Where’d U Go” (with Illenium) are some of Said The Sky‘s most well-known tracks. Since his start, he’s brought his captivating live experience to venues and festivals throughout North America. Currently, Said The Sky is on tour for his most recent album, Sentiment.

The Sentiment Tour

On Friday, March 25th, Skygazers (what his fans call themselves) gathered in Trevor’s hometown of Denver, Colorado. Joining Said The Sky in Denver were Olivver The Kid, Afinity, and Midnight Kids.

This show took place at the Mission Ballroom, which is one of the newer venues in Denver. The venue has a capacity of nearly four thousand people. However, the stage can actually be moved depending on the expected attendance to slightly grow or shrink the size of the main floor. Multiple bars and restrooms are scattered throughout the venue along with two VIP balconies, a tiered seating area, a merchandise booth, and even food options.

Olivver The Kid

Olivver The Kid started off the night by singing, playing the guitar, and also using a drum pad. His logo was displayed on a small screen behind the DJ booth, while multicolored lighting was used over the stage as well. One thing that visually stood out for the duration of the night was the fact that there was no visuals screen in front of the DJ booth. This allowed attendees to see the full-body silhouette of whoever was performing.

Afinity

If you have heard of the group Pixel Terror, then you know Afinity. Just this week, Pixel Terror announced that their two members (Ahrya and Bentley) would be pursuing separate musical projects from now on. Bentley will continue under the Pixel Terror name, while Ahrya started a brand new project titled Afinity.

Afinity’s show on Friday was his debut of the new project, and what a debut it was. His electric energy and sound had everyone that was on the floor jumping and dancing. He played some remixes of songs that the crowd was familiar with, including Illenium’s “Blame Myself” (with Tori Kelly). For his set, three large screens lit up behind him and he had a full visuals display.

Midnight Kids

Midnight Kids was created by “dreamers, believers, and late night rebels“. The focus of their music centers around encouraging people to be comfortable with their stories and stay true to themselves. If you haven’t heard any music by Midnight Kids yet, “Find Our Way” (feat. klei) and “Keep It Complicated” do a great job of showcasing their sound. Early last year, the two members announced that they would be going their separate ways in regards to music. So, Kyle Girard is the sole member presently.

By the time he came on, the venue was basically full, including the tiered section in the back. By now, there were quite a bit of VIP ticket holders up on the balconies as well. Midnight Kids played a high-energy mix of original tracks along with crowd favorites including music from Space Laces, Illenium, and a remix of “Bulletproof” by La Roux.

(Hometown) Hero

While these three stellar acts were warming up the stage for Said The Sky, he was getting tattooed backstage by Denver artist Jawnton, who’s done some of Trevor’s other tattoos as well. After a twenty-minute set change, Trevor FINALLY took to the stage! His set had the largest production of the night with a massive LED wall tall enough to touch the ceiling along with the three other screens. Multi-colored light bars, fog, pyrotechnics (fireworks and fire), and cryo jets were used throughout his performance.

Said The Sky used the DJ booth and also played a few songs on a beautiful grand piano and an acoustic guitar. Day Gatsby was on the drum kit and only used one hand to play the entire night due to an injury on the other. Olivver The Kid was also a part of most of the set, singing and playing the guitar for multiple songs. During the song “Hero” (with Olivver The Kid and Dabin), Dabin even made a special appearance! Jack Newsome also made an appearance to sing their song titled “Holdin’ My Own“.

Being the Sentiment Tour, most songs that Said The Sky played were from his latest album. The crowd sang along to some of their favorites including “We Know Who We Are” (feat. Olivver The Kid) and “Go On Then, Love” (feat. The Maine). For his encore, Trevor sat down on the front of the stage and played his guitar for “Walk Me Home” (with Illenium and Chelsea Cutler), just like he did to conclude his Red Rocks set last fall.

“An Experience Through Music”

Said The Sky played a beautifully emotional and memorable set in Denver. It was easy to see that everyone in attendance was enjoying themselves. Happy tears were shed by many as the crowd danced, sang, and became fully immersed in the captivating experience that is Said The Sky. As always, his production was bigger and better than before, and we can’t wait to see what will happen next time he plays a show in his hometown.

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The Top 5 Music Festivals To Attend In Argentina

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The Top 5 Music Festivals To Attend In Argentina

The music scene in Argentina is vibrant and alive, and it’s no surprise why the country hosts some of the best music festivals in South America. They range from intimate underground music festivals to large-scale events held in massive outdoor venues, so you’re sure to find something that interests you no matter your taste in music. Read on to discover the top five music festivals to attend in Argentina.

1) Cosquín Rock

Cosquín Rock is a two-day music festival that takes place in Cosquín, Argentina. Its first year was in 2001 and it has been held every year since then. Every winter, more than 600 bands participate in Cosquín Rock. There are no genre limitations to who can play. Everything from jazz to punk rock is represented, so you’re sure to find something you like! Throughout the weekend, over 150 different artists perform live across the festival’s seven stages. Tickets for the festival are sold online as well as at various physical locations.

2) Buenos Aires International Jazz Festival

The Buenos Aires International Jazz Festival is a great way to kick off your music festival trip. This 10-day event takes place in December and features more than 30 live acts, mostly jazz and soul artists. If you’re looking for a more intimate setting, you can opt for smaller performances at bars and pubs throughout the city. Buenos Aires is known as one of Latin America’s Jazz capitals, so if you have an appreciation for good tunes, you should definitely try to attend.

3) Pepsi Music Festival

This festival takes place annually in Buenos Aires. It got its start in the year 2003 and is sponsored by the US company Pepsi. Attendees have the chance to enjoy 10 or more days of music at this festival. Furthermore, the festival takes place at a few different venues, including River Plate Stadium. This music festival has great displays of popular artists and bands that have risen to popularity over time, such as AC/DC, Rolling Stones, Elton John, etc. Over 200,000 people attend every year, making it one of the largest and longest music festivals in Argentina.

4) Personal Fest

This two-day festival is held every year in Buenos Aires and features many local and international artists. When you attend Personal Fest, you won’t only be listening to up-and-coming musical acts. In fact, artists that have previously performed at this festival include Lorde, MGMT, Arctic Monkeys, and more. This festival is perfect for those who want to experience good music while interacting with like-minded people. Not only that, but it’s easy to get there since buses are available from most neighborhoods in town!

5) Lollapalooza Argentina

Lollapalooza is one of South America’s biggest music festivals, held in Buenos Aires, Argentina. With big names like Aerosmith and The Black Keys headlining its 2014 lineup, Lollapalooza draws thousands of revelers to hear an eclectic mix of local and international artists each year. This year, it is taking place from March 18th – 20th at Hipódromo de San Isidro. Some artists on the 2022 lineup include Boombox Cartel, Chris Lake, Martin Garrix, Goldfish, and Channel Tres. For those in Buenos Aires looking for a great time during the summer months, there is no better option than Lollapalooza. Grab your dancing shoes and get ready to party!

Conclusion

When planning your next trip to South America, consider stopping by one of these fantastic music festivals in Argentina. There’s no shortage of incredible live music and unique experiences that are sure to thrill any traveler who loves exploring new places and trying out local culture. All it takes is a little research and a willingness to go with the flow. There are plenty of incredible music festivals in Argentina; these are just five we think you should check out during your next trip.

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The Top 5 Music Festivals To Attend In New Zealand

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The Top 5 Music Festivals To Attend In New Zealand

New Zealand is an island country located in the South Pacific Ocean. This country is home to breathtaking views, lots of volcanoes, and crystal clear waters. Additionally, the Lord of the Rings trilogy was filmed in New Zealand. So, not only can those traveling to New Zealand visit Hobbiton, but they can also enjoy some of the country’s great music festivals. Keep reading to learn about the top five music festivals in New Zealand. They are sure to be the perfect addition to your trip!

1) Rhythm and Vines

New Zealand’s largest music festival is located in the city of Gisborne. Rhythm and Vines is an internationally known festival that takes place over the course of three days. Most commonly, the festival takes place on New Year’s Eve weekend. However, the next edition of the festival is set to take place over Easter weekend. Attendees have the choice to buy single-day passes or weekend passes. Camping and hotel/motel packages are available for those staying for all three days. Furthermore, some locals in Gisborne even rent their houses out during the festival so that attendees can stay the weekend in style. Rhythm and Vines has previously hosted world-famous artists including RL Grime, Disclosure, and Juice WRLD.

2) Homegrown

Jim Beam’s Homegrown is a one-day festival at Wellington Waterfront. Known as “Kiwi Music’s Biggest Party” this festival celebrates music and community. Over 40 bands and DJs take to five massive stages to perform music of varying genres. For example, attendees can expect to hear reggae, hip hop, pop, drum & bass, and more. Music isn’t the only thing to enjoy here. Delicious food options and carnival rides help everyone kick off festival season with a bang. Unfortunately, the 2022 edition of Homegrown had to be cancelled. 2023 will most likely sell out, so those hoping to attend should secure their tickets soon.

3) Bay Dreams

Bay Dreams merges music and art in a truly beautiful place. This annual music festival is held in two different locations each year. 20,000 to 30,000 people attend the festival each year, making it one of New Zealand’s largest festivals. Artists that have previously performed at Bay Dreams include Flux Pavilion, Flume, Netsky, and many more.

4) Splore Festival

Splore Festival is a perfectly unique festival that takes place on the shores of Tāpapakanga Regional Park. This three-day boutique festival calls itself “Aotearoa’s greatest dress up party”. Splore Festival doesn’t just focus on music each year. Yes, it hosts a variety of musical acts, but it also focuses on art and surprises to delight each and every attendee. Discover workshops, flash mobs, and more around every turn. Additionally, each year has a theme that everyone can dress up to if they so desire. And, Saturday night is always the most extravagant, focusing on carnival and color!

5) WOMAD New Zealand

WOMAD stands for World Of Music, Arts, and Dance. Known as “the world’s festival”, WOMAD New Zealand takes place over three days. This festival features musicians, artists, speakers, dancers, and more. One of the missions that WOMAD New Zealand has is “to excite, to inform, and to create awareness of the worth and potential of a multicultural society”. This family-oriented festival continues to bring camping, vendors, and more to attendees every single year.

Conclusion

If you love arts, music, camping, and memories made to last a lifetime, you’ll surely love the music festivals that New Zealand has to offer. Local performers as well as world-renowned acts make appearances at these music festivals each year. One of the best parts about attending a music festival in New Zealand is getting to explore this beautiful country while there! Volcanoes, crystal clear water, and even movie sets are part of what makes New Zealand so special. We definitely recommend adding one or more of these amazing music festivals to your list!

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Evanoff’s Debut Album, SINGULARITY, Is Here On March 2nd

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Evanoff’s Debut Album, SINGULARITY, Is Here On March 2nd

Get To Know Evanoff

Evanoff is a Colorado-based trio that produces and performs music under the self-proclaimed genre “dream rock”. Their electronic-rock hybrid sound has attracted listeners within Colorado and throughout the United States. Their mission as a band is to provide euphoric and uplifting experiences through their music. But, that’s not all. Evanoff also strives to break down cultural boundaries and create a community of like-minded individuals in order to help the world better understand humanity.

Over the past few years, Evanoff has really worked to push their unique music, sound, and inspiring message. Specifically, they have performed at venues across the United States, creating a cult following of sorts. They already have a sold-out tour under their belt which was their most recent tour, the Fall tour.

Incoming: SINGULARITY

On March 2nd, 2022, Evanoff will release their debut album, “SINGULARITY”. This album is highly anticipated by listeners everywhere. According to Evanoff, “SINGULARITY” isn’t just a collection of songs. Instead, “it is a concept album that flows as a single piece of music and brings to light important conversations about society that we need to be having.”

For their debut album, Evanoff is going back to their roots and incorporating elements from their early musical influences as opposed to the jamtronica that they’ve been focusing on most recently. When listening to “SINGULARITY”, listeners will be reminiscent of the sounds of Black Sabbath, Pink Floyd, Metallica, and Led Zeppelin. In othe

r words, this album is going to be heavy-hitting and full of energy. For example, the first track of the album, titled “Zizkov”, does little to ease you into the album and comes out strong from the get-go.

What To Expect

SINGULARITY” is a glorious work of art. Truly, it proves to be an emotional listening experience from start to finish. Evanoff combines soaring lead guitars, massive drums, and intelligent sound design in each and every song. In fact, this is the type of music that you can expect to hear at huge stadium rock shows.

Throughout the album, different monologues and interludes are included. The purpose of these is to remind listeners of the approaching singularity. The term singularity can be defined as “the moment in which technology and humans become one”. Some of the topics that are brought up during the album are serious and can be controversial. However, Evanoff isn’t trying to take a stance on the varying topics. What they are trying to do is remind people how important it is to have these conversations with others.

“The Future Is Now”

Evanoff‘s upcoming debut album, “SINGULARITY”, does a wonderful job of sharing the band’s mission with its listeners. Furthermore, it provides a beautiful and emotional listening experience full of important topics relevant to the world as we see it today. On March 2nd, listeners will finally have this masterpiece in their hands. It’s only a few days away!

Currently, Evanoff has a few upcoming tour dates scheduled. On March 5th, they will be performing at Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom in Denver, CO. After stopping in Steamboat Springs on March 12th, they’re off to tour the East Coast as well as the midwest. Great news; they’ll be back in Colorado this summer for Sonic Bloom!

To keep up with the band, check out their website, social media accounts, and music streaming pages below.

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The Top 5 Music Festivals To Attend In Mexico

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The Top 5 Music Festivals To Attend In Mexico

There are many reasons to visit Mexico – delicious food, fascinating history, beautiful beaches, and friendly people. If you are looking to add music festivals to your list of reasons to travel there, check out these five amazing music festivals in Mexico. They will definitely keep you dancing the whole time!

1) Vive Latino

Founded in 1995, Vive Latino is one of Latin America’s biggest music festivals. Previous versions of Vive Latino have included artists such as Portugal. The Man, Milky Chance, and Jake Bugg. This two-day festival occurs in the springtime in Foro Sol. This is one of the largest, most important music festivals in Mexico. Additionally, it attracts a large crowd because it has music from many different genres.

2) EDC Mexico

Electric Daisy Carnival is a world-renowned music festival put on by Insomniac. EDC Mexico takes place annually in February at Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez. This EDM festival has several stages with big names like Said The Sky, Vintage Culture, and Big Wild. Attendees can go from stage to stage thanks to their perfect positioning. This year, EDC Mexico will take place from February 25th to February 27th. Attendees can expect to see Claptone, REZZ, and many more.

There are also circus acts, live painters, and fire performers spread throughout if you need a break from dancing your heart out. What really makes EDM festivals so great though are all the people who attend! With costumes ranging from beaded bra tops to butterfly wings, there’s sure to be some fashion that catches your eye.

3) Sundream Tulum

Held just steps from a beautiful beach in Tulum, Sundream Tulum is a brand new two-weekend event created by Rüfüs Du Sol. This festival takes place at Papaya Playa Project. Each weekend, Rüfüs Du Sol will perform two sets, one live set and one DJ set. Other handpicked artists will also be performing at Sundream Tulum including Bob Moses, WhoMadeWho, and Cassian. Music events take place from Thursday to Friday on both weekends. Then, Sundays are dedicated to recovery and wellness.

4) Baja Beach Fest Mexico

This festival is located in Ensenada and is a 4-day musical extravaganza with some of your favorite bands from all over the world. At Baja Beach Fest, you can expect to listen to a variety of musical artists such as Foster The People, Grouplove, Imagine Dragons, Skrillex, Crystal Castles, and Yellow Claw.

5) Day Zero Festival

Day Zero Festival is a must-attend for those who want to experience a music festival in paradise. The beach location is one of San Miguel de Allende’s many draws, which makes Day Zero Festival a unique destination for music fans. Known as Mexico’s Woodstock, Day Zero Festival attracts large crowds with its eclectic lineups. Past performers include Black Coffee, Dixon, and Blond:ish.

Conclusion

Mexico is home to beautiful beaches, delicious food, and many amazing music festivals. If you are interested in international travel, we definitely recommend attending one of these festivals in Mexico. These events will include performers from around Mexico as well as artists from around the world. The best part about these festivals are that most of them take place during winter months when it’s often colder in America. So, it’s a good chance to travel south and enjoy Mexico’s cultural events and warm weather. These immersive experiences are a must-see!

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The Top 5 Music Festivals To Attend In Japan

The Top 5 Music Festivals To Attend In Japan

Japan has some of the most beautiful scenery in the world, and its music festivals are just as spectacular. Some of the top festivals to attend in Japan include Fuji Rock Festival, Summer Sonic, Ultra Japan, and more. Each festival has its own style and atmosphere that should be experienced at least once during your lifetime! Here are the top five music festivals to attend in Japan!

1) Summer Sonic

Taking place in August at Chiba’s Makuhari Messe, Summer Sonic is one of Japan’s biggest music festivals. Debuting in 2000 with just 50,000 attendees, it now boasts over 400,000 people in attendance each year. Artists who have headlined include The Chainsmokers, Flume, and The 1975. This festival lasts for three days and has multiple stages.

2) Fuji Rock Festival

Located at Naeba Ski Resort in Niigata Prefecture, every July thousands of music fans gather to attend Fuji Rock Festival. This is Asia’s biggest rock festival. Headliners for recent years have included Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Flaming Lips, Queens of The Stone Age, and Snow Patrol. It is one of Japan’s most famous festivals and attracts over 200,000 visitors a year from all over Japan and even some from overseas. Fans camp out near Mt. Fuji for three days or stay nearby at a hotel. Though not many foreign bands are featured each year they do tend to include a few – perhaps as a nod to their location next to Mt Fuji?

3) Ultra Japan

Ultra Japan is one of the top music festivals in Asia and takes place in Chiba, Tokyo. It is a major international event that features artists from around the world. If you are planning on attending Ultra Japan, make sure to buy your tickets ahead of time because they always sell out! Artists on previous lineups include Steve Aoki, Armin Van Buuren, and Deadmau5. The festival is located in Tokyo’s Bay Area Pacifico Yokohama which has lots of great hotels nearby so it’s easy to find somewhere nice to stay after spending all day at Ultra. This festival started in 2013 but already draws huge crowds so don’t miss out by skipping over it!

4) Rising Sun Rock Festival

Rising Sun Rock Festival takes place in Chiba and is definitely worth checking out. It features some of today’s biggest rock acts along with international rock bands. This is a three-day festival that attracts thousands of people each year. There are also a lot of other events going on around Tokyo at that time, which makes it an ideal weekend getaway! The main acts usually perform at night and smaller acts perform throughout the day to give you plenty of music options over your entire stay.

5) Greenroom Festival

Greenroom Festival is one of Japan’s most popular music festivals. It takes place annually in Shikoku Island in Takamatsu, hosting over 200 artists and 30,000 people each year. It’s best known for showcasing Japanese indie bands but also has a nice variety of international acts including local Hawaiian talent.

Conclusion

For those who love live music, Japan is a fantastic destination to travel to. There are so many music festivals that it’s hard to keep track of them all. The five we’ve mentioned above are some of the biggest and best in Asia, but there are plenty more great festivals out there. The world is your oyster when it comes to live music!

Photos by Fuji Rock Festival, Greenroom Festival, Rising Sun Rock Festival, Summer Sonic, Ultra Japan

The Single’s Day Soiree Makes Its Glorious Return This Sunday

The Single’s Day Soiree Makes Its Glorious Return This Sunday

Ditch “Dinner And Drinks”

The Single’s Day Soiree is an annual event put on by Party Guru Productions in the heart of the Mile High City. After taking a forced hiatus last winter due to COVID-19, the event is finally back and bigger than ever. This year will be the 11th annual installment of the signature event, making the Single’s Day Soiree Denver’s longest-running Single’s Celebration. Get ready to ditch “Dinner and Drinks” and switch it up with us this Valentine’s Day weekend.

On Sunday, February 13th, Club Vinyl is guaranteed to be the hottest place to party, especially after the big game. Right about when the Superbowl LVI ends, the Single’s Day Soiree will be heating up. So, it might be a good idea to keep those Sunday Scaries at bay and check out the Single’s Day Soiree. Did we mention that it also lands on Galentine’s Day??

The Fire Lineup

Just this week, the full lineup was released. Treasure Fingers, a self-proclaimed “purveyor of feel-good house music” is headlining and will be keeping attendees dancing ’til the early hours. This producer and DJ has played shows at major events all across the country. Some of his past events include Dirtybird CampINN as well as shows with artists including Chromeo and MK.

Other names on the lineup include A-Tone B2B Que, My Homies Spin Records, Swoon Session, ORCA, and Decker Rush. If you’re a Denver local, you’ve probably seen a few of these names on show posters for events at venues and other nightclubs. That’s because each and every one of these DJs do a seriously amazing job of spinning catchy tracks, engaging the audience, and keeping the energy high all throughout their sets.

Food And Drink

These days, it’s rare to have any food offered while at a nightclub. However, Party Guru‘s got you covered. Throughout the night, attendees will get the chance to try FREE nyotaimori (naked sushi). If you’ve ever heard the expression “dinner’s on us”, we really mean it. *Wink*. To quench your thirst, FREE shots from a custom shot luge will be provided by Cîroc!