by E.P Pirt, Jr.
Weeks as stacked as this one don’t come around too often in Colorado….ok, maybe that’s not exactly true. But this one is a little more top-heavy than most. Big name artists from all genres will be in town this week and you’re probably gonna have some tough decisions to make. Hope you’ve been saving some money for concert tickets!
5. Paul Oakenfold at Beta Nightclub (Thursday)
Oakenfold is a legend in the dance music world and paved the way for many of today’s most popular trance DJs. When you have the opportunity to see a two-time Grammy nominee and former two-time No.1 DJ in the World (DJ Magazine) at the former No.1 Club in the World (Rolling Stone + DoAndroidsDance.com), why wouldn’t you?!
4. Cloud-D at The Black Box (Thursday)
As a local brand we’re all about reppin’ the locals. Cloud-D is one of Colorado’s best bass artists, on both the Mile High Sound Movement and Sub.mission Agency lineups. Fresh on the heels of back-to-back sell out shows at Colorado’s most-talked about new venue, there was no way we couldn’t include his headlining gig at The Black Box.
3. Excision at 1stBank Center (Friday & Saturday)
What can you say that hasn’t already been said about Excision? From a production, popularity, and good ol’ bass standpoint. he is perhaps second only to that long-haired guy from California. With 150,000 watts of PK Sound and a supporting cast of Funtcase b2b Cookie Monsta, Caspa, Barely Alive b2b Dubloadz, Lumberjvk, and Dion Timmer, I hope you’re going to at least one of these nights.
2. Krane at Club Vinyl (Thursday)
Future Noize and SOCO Nightlife District claim to be on the brink of changing the game in Denver with their new “Buttered Toast” series, starting off with KRANE out of California. We’ll bite. Seeing a really cutting edge trap/future bass artist like this at club normally devoted to house and techno is exciting indeed. Just don’t change the scene TOO much guys, we like what we’ve got!
1. MK & Shiba San at Ogden Theatre (Saturday)
While we have mad love for both MK and Shiba San, we definitely would not have pictured them doing a co-headlining tour together. MK’s catchy and uplifting house tunes are somewhat of a contrast to Shiba San’s darker Dirtybird spin on the genre. But hey, why not get all your kicks in one show? Basically a 2 for 1 value, you don’t want to miss two of house musics hottest acts at one of Colorado’s top venues.
The Motet at Fox Theatre (Friday)
We have a lot of respect for Colorado’s own The Motet, and seeing them at Boulder’s intimate Fox Theatre in their 25th year would be truly special. But in the end I ruled them out because while they do incorporate some electronic elements, they definitely aren’t considered an electronic act. Still not a show to miss though.
Oliver Heldens at The Church Nightclub (Friday)
Let’s face it, Oliver Heldens is just plain catchy. It’s hard not to move your feet to this guy and The Church as a venue is pretty underrated. Trust me, this show will be fun.
Loefah at The Black Box (Saturday)
The Black Box is just plain killin’ it in their first few months of operation. Doesn’t really matter what show you see there, you’re likely to have a good time. This one will be no exception.
Christian Loffler at Club Vinyl (Saturday)
Saturday nights at Club Vinyl are almost never let downs. This one isn’t likely to break that trend. Löffler’s deep, moving, and soulful sound is sure to send you home with a smile on your face.
Borahm Lee Band at Cervantes (Wednesday)
It’s Borahm Lee in Colorado. Who knows what special guests the Pretty Lights Music artist and 1/2 of the Break Science duo is gonna bring out. Even if he doesn’t this will still make for one hell of a Wednesday.