Saturday, April 30, 2011
Continuing the trend of funk parading through The Mint during Jazzfest West, Sidewalk Chalk, a Chicago based group that fuses jazz, funk and hip-hop, hits their stage on Sunday night.
Lifting a page out of The Roots Organix and Do You Want More? handbooks, Sidewalk Chalk makes their best efforts to blend jazz informed bass and rhythms with a female vocalist and male MCs that guide you on a musical journey. Although not as tight as the Jimmy Fallon house band, Sidewalk Chalk is finding their way in a too infrequently explored musical space. Check out this video of them in the studio....
Thursday, April 28, 2011
In June, Dengue Fever rocks the indie party on the 18th. July brings gazing indie band Best Coast who are joined by the 45 spinning Kave-In on July 9th.
All performances are FREE and from 6-9 pm. Early arrival strongly suggested.
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Just when I thought festival announcements were over, MSO Publicity puts out a press release about the first ever traveling electronic only music festival that is hitting approximately 20 cities in August and September. The disappointment of missing Ultra Music Festival and possibly Camp Bisco and EDC suddenly turned into optimism with one open of my e-mail box.
Without revealing the full line-up, we already know that the traveling, multi-stage IDENTITY festival is going to feature the likenesses of heavy hitters (and personal favorites) like Pretty Lights, Rusko, Disco Biscuits, Skrillex, DJ Shadow, Holy Ghost! and more, including Chad Hugo (of N.E.R.D.), Dim Mak's Steve Aoki, Chuckie, The Crystal Method, Avicii. Furthermore, the fest has partnered with Beatport to give it the appropriate street cred (and probably make some cool ticket and music purchase packages available).
More artists are going to be revealed in May when they intend on announcing the cities. For now, you can check out www.IDFestival.com for more information.
I can't wait for the full announcement. The only thing that would make me more excited is if 12th Planet were added!
The line up for IDENTITY currently is:
THE CRYSTAL METHOD
CHAD HUGO (N.E.R.D.)
JESSIE AND THE TOY BOYS
MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Prince has announced the second installment of residency dates at the forum, this coming Thursday (28th), Friday (29th) and Saturday (30th).
Don't leave the office for lunch because tickets go on sale in about 2 hours - http://www.ticketmaster.com/Prince-tickets/artist/735895
Remember, while the tickets are cheap, the parking over at The Forum is a whopping $25 cash per car so carpool or park early on Manchester and walk a few blocks if you are lucky enough to score tickets.
Sunday, April 24, 2011
Friday, April 22, 2011
Dub Frequency (DF) is smacking LA in the face with some cool parties this weekend.
Tonight, Creme De La Creme is at Foundation Room at House of Blues on Sunset. Blaqstarr holds it down, with support from a few friends. I'll be there post T. Mills.
Tomorrow, the dF crew heads downtown to The Standard for a No Shirt, No Shoes curated pool party with musical stylings from Poolside, Futurecop!, Fiero and more! It is their 1st pool party of the summer, so you know it will be banging.
RSVP to the events for FREE entry at www.dubfrequency.com
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
April 20th is the highest of holidays and one of the best days to see music in Colorado. After some of the largest smoke outs in the country go down at 4:20 in the afternoon, venues all over the state are filled with incredible talent and something to satisfy many concertgoers. The most 420 friendly venue in Colorado is Cervantes and they have Two Fresh, Lazer Sword, Mochipet, Papa Skunk, and Ecliptik for a glitch hop/hip hop throw down in the main room as well as B Foundation, Apex Vibe, Roster McCabe, Katastro, and Sober Down playing reggae in the Other Side.
If you’re looking for a different style of electronic music in Denver, check out Sphongle, Random Rab, and Lynx at the Bluebird or Sleepyhead, Salva, .anasi, Treethugger (Fisk), and Wyatt Lamond are holding it down at Club Vinyl. For all the Northern Colorado whompers, Vibesquad, Michal Menert, The Villians, and Trichrome are at the El Carousel Night Club in Greeley. Fort Collins electronic music enthusiasts can enjoy either Nosaj Thing, Break Science, Ill-Mannered, Acidophiles, and Untyed Laces at the Aggie Theater or Steve Bonez, Don Womp, Skywalkker, BathDub, and Pink Elephants at Hodi’s Half Note.
For the non-electronically inclined, you may be on of those lucky enough to already have tickets for Duran Duran’s sold out show at the Ogden Theater in Denver and for all you hip hop heads out there Collie Budz, New Kingston and Los Rakas are at the Fox Theater in Boulder. It doesn't matter if you're high or not, if you are in Colorado, there is absolutely no reason to miss out on so much amazing music this 4/20!!!
Article submitted by Dan Scheidt
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Today is Tuesday and saying it is SUPERGOOD is no joke. All across Los Angeles, our blog is smacking you upside your head with some fantastic music.
Read it and weep.
Here is a list of the line-up as printed on the flyer:
Phish (2 Sets)
The Black Keys
The Original Meters
Big Audio Dynamite
Warren Haynes Band
The Greyboy Allstars
Josh Ritter & The Royal City Band
Latryx feat Lyrics Born & Lateef
The Infamous Stringdusters
Toro Y Moi
The Stone Foxes
The Joy Formidable
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
The Fresh & Onlys
Foster The People
Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers
Sunday, April 10, 2011
Yes. Its true. The amazing electronic production wizard Flying Lotus is playing at KXSC Festival today. Its FREE. Its going to be dope and there are going to be Trojan cuties in full force on this excellent Sunday.
Not only is the L.A. Dilla-inspired beat champion going to be in the house, up and comer Delicate Steve is also going to be there as well...
They join a line-up that already features Sister Crayon, Abe Vigoda and SUPERGOODMUSIC's very own Boom D in the DJ Booth. With Marko from Downtown Lobby and Dublab Derek also DJing - it should be a continuous banger from 4 pm to close (around midnight).
If you come by - please visit the SUPERGOODMUSIC.com booth so we can meet you. Plus we'll have some CDs to give-away, some stickers to give-away and some clothing to give away - so its worth your time.
Don't be a stranger. Hope to see you there!
Saturday, April 9, 2011
Thursday, April 7, 2011
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Having seen Ellie Goulding’s name thrown around the blogosphere for the past few months surrounding the release of her album Lights and the stream of remixes that followed, coming from a slew of big names - from Chiddy Bang to Bassnectar. When I saw that she was coming to Boulder as part of her massive US tour, I was psyched, only to be let down when I learned tickets were sold out weeks in advance. Luckily I found a friend who hooked it up, and I was able to check out Ellie Goulding at the Fox Theatre this past Saturday.
I was perhaps equally pumped to throw on my dancing shoes for the opening band The Knocks, who went onstage promptly at 9:00. I’m a big fan of their music because it’s such a departure from the heavy whomps and aggressive sounds that classify most electronic music these days. The Knocks are just fun to dance to.
Also, unlike most other DJs and Producers, The Knocks use more than just computers and software to make their songs. Their set-up includes keyboards, drums, and other toys they used throughout their performance to add to the jams coming through their computers. The Knocks set included their hit singles “Dancing with the DJ” and “Something to Dance To” along with some pretty awesome remixes including “What’cha Say” by Jason Derulo. For their short 45 minute-ish set, The Knocks kept the party grooving and the bodies moving. Never have I seen the opening act get so much love, and they definitely left the crowd wanting more. I hope The Knocks get a headlining spot the next time around. They deserve it.
After a short break, Ellie Goulding’s band came on stage and started playing “Under the Sheets.” After a few bars, Ellie herself triumphantly joined them on stage. The crowd, admittedly full of mostly teenage girls, went crazy. She followed by going through most of Lights, including the hit title track and “Starry Eyed.” Throughout her set, which lasted a little over an hour, the energy was huge. Ellie did her best to belt out every word, even though she was still recovering from an illness, which forced her to cancel the previous show in Minneapolis.
I’m not quite sure where Ellie Goulding came from but she is turning into a phenomenon over here in the US. She has sold out just about every show across the whole country, people know all of the words to her songs, and the energy, at least in Boulder, was tremendous.
Ellie is going to be a full on pop star soon enough, but I’m a big fan because she’s changing the game. Her music isn’t typical bubblegum pop. Lights is full of everything from slow ballads, to electronic jams, to straight up rockers. Not only does shoe play great music, she will likely be a positive influence on teenage girls growing up with misogynistic and anti-feminist music all around them. I’m excited to see what Ms. Goulding has in store for her next.