Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Three Colorado Venues Make Rolling Stone's "Venues That Rock" List

Rolling Stone recently came out with the first article for a four part series on great music venues around the country. They've pulled together artists, managers, agents, promoters, and other people who work heavily in the music industry and polled them on the "most rocking small rooms in America". People on this list include Thomas Mars (of Pheonix), Mike McCready (of Pearl Jam), Miranda Lambert, Bassnectar, Denis Arfa (agent for Billy Joel, Metallica, and Rod Stewart), and Andrew Cook (Deadmau5's manager), as well as 17 other individuals who really know music venues.

Colorado was lucky enough to have three of our many venues make this list! The Belly Up (16) in Aspen, The Bluebird Theater (14) in Denver, and The Fox Theatre (4) in Boulder bring in some of the largest acts in the country and are very well known by us locals. It's great to see that the big acts we love so much, love coming to our state to play at these little venues for us as well! Congratulations to all those involved in those venues and keep on with the good work!

Rolling Stone's other articles are going to be released over the course of the next 5 months that focus on 'Theaters', 'Amphitheaters' (which Red Rocks is the cover photo for), 'Dance Clubs', and  'Arena/Stadiums'. You can read up on those as they come out by following the articles on their website here: Rolling Stone's 'Venues That Rock'

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Big Gigantic Announces ROWDYTOWN II


Who's ready for round 2?!

Today, Big Gigantic announced the return of Rowdytown at Red Rocks Amphitheatre this September. If you've ever seen Big G you know how energetic their shows get. With the lighting, raging beats, and their love for Colorado, Rowdytown was set to be one hell of a show; And it was! Last year this show sold out and brought one of the coolest things to happen to the rocks, the image mapping. Using projectors, the crew at Ghost Pixel Visuals mapped out the rocks and through out Big G's set had some of crazy visuals playing. Unfortunately it wasn't that bright so their stage lights began to drown out the rocks, but hey it's another year and another try! This year Big G returns with what they say is going to be a "bigger light rig, projection mapping round 2, and much more". Last years show was over the top, we can't imagine what more they could bring to Red Rocks!

So far they've got the dubstep duo Adventure Club lined up on the bill with other support being announced over the next few weeks. Fanclub and VIP tickets are on sale this Friday, April 5th at 10am MST, while public on sale tickets is going on NEXT Saturday, April 13th, also at 10am MST. Be sure to grab tickets early if you want the cheapest prices. Also be on the look out for some of the things Big G did leading up to Rowdytown last year like selling tickets (with no fees) in person on The Hill in Boulder and shooting their Road To Rowdytown video with anyone who wanted to show up. Time to get ROWDY!

Sept. 28Rowdytown II
w/ Big Gigantic, Adventure Club, +more

Monday, April 1, 2013

Reggae On The Rocks 2013


Reggae On The Rocks is one of the premier reggae music shows in the country with some of the hotest bands around! With 25 years under there belt (this year being their 26th) there's been dozens of national acts on the bill as well as artists who aren't around anymore like Lucky Dube and Joseph Hill of Culture. This show always happens around the same time in August so the weather's perfect for a show under the beautiful Colorado sky at Red Rocks. This years line up was just announced and there are some ROR veterans coming back once again! Check out the artists confirmed for this years show:

Inner Circle
Collie Buddz
Judd Roughneck

Tickets for this show go on sale this Satruday, April 6th for the normal $50 Red Rocks ticket price. You can grab those tickets at the link below!

Aug. 25Reggae On The Rocks
w/ Rebelution, Matisyahu, Inner Circle, Collie Buddz, Yellowman, Judd Roughneck

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

HARD presents... Red Rocks Colorado

HARD is the electronic promotion company that all of you should know about! They're known for the multiple music festivals out mainly in California that set the tone for electronic music festivals nationwide. Along with festivals HARD also jump on board (pun intended) with the newest festival craze, cruise ship festivals. Holy Ship! happens in January and is a 4 day festival where you can not only see your favorite acts, but also party with them while they aren't spinning. There's no doubt that this company has helped blow up electronic music in American and keep helping out the scene.

Well now is Colorado's turn to see just how "hard" these people can be! HARD announced its first ever Red Rocks date earlier this year and the anticipation leading up to this announcement has been tough to get off our minds. The time is finally here! HARD's Red Rocks show lineup includes:

Knife Party

Some of the biggest names in the game right now all coming to rage at the rocks! Tickets go on sale this Fridays, Mar. 29th at 10am MST. You can follow the link below to get those tickets. Don't wait too long to get these though. I mean, come on, look at that lineup!!

Aug. 1HARD Red Rocks
w/ Knife Party, Diplo, Disclosure, Flosstradamus, Destructo

Minus The Bear Comes to Colorado For 3 Night Run

Minus The Bear returns to Colorado this April playing a three night run. They will begin with a stop at The Aggie Theatre in Ft. Collins on April 1st, followed by a show in Colorado Springs at The Black Sheep, and ending in Aspen at the Belly Up on April 3rd. 

Since forming in Seattle in 2001, Minus The Bear has worked relentlessly over the past decade to build a large and devoted following worldwide with consistent releases and a non-stop touring regimen. They have proven to be a powerful musical force that has outlasted trends, the changing musical landscape, and a volatile record industry. (

Minus The Bear have an American indie rock sound that is sometimes compared to Modest Mouse. After just recently releasing their fifth album this fall, titled Infinity Overhead. They have been touring with Circa Survive, co-headlining venues across the country. Minus The Bear has been known to put on an excellent show with a unique sound that has been described as "Pele-esque guitar-taps and electronics with sophisticated time signature composition" ( Be sure to get tickets below before they sell out at these small venues!

Apr. 1Minus The Bear
Apr. 2Minus The Bear
Apr. 3Minus The Bear

Friday, March 22, 2013

Bus To Show x Rage Colorado

We've teamed up with Bus To Show to help get you to and from shows safer! If you haven't heard of them, Bus To Show is a nonprofit party bus and shuttle company that provides a safe way to get to and from some of the biggest concerts in the country. We all know people who have driven way too messed up after a show and the people at Bus To Show are aiming to reduce that number. BTS works with a number of causes to help not only the ragers going to the shows, but also the artists and the community. They started in 2007 out of Boulder, CO and have since expanded their project to to Kansas, Texas, and Florida and even provide service to some out of state festivals. Within Colorado they pick up in 4 major cities; Boulder, Colorado Springs, Denver, and Ft Collins. 

For a trial membership fee of $15-30 you can get a round-trip ride to shows around Colorado and you get to party as much as you want with no worry of who has to be D.D. Whats unique about this service is they usually have live music going down on the way to the show! They've had members of Fresh2Death, SAVOY, Two Fresh, Paper Diamond, Whomp Truck Crew, Signal Path and many more artists perform on their buses to get the party started. 

We fully support safe and eco-friendly ways to get to shows which is why were happy to announce this partnership. Now you can easily find a show, get a group of friends, and book a bus by following the links on our site. Ragers looking out for ragers, just one of the MANY reasons why Colorado's music scene is unbeatable!

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Global Dance Festival Announces First Round of 2013 Lineup

Global Dance Festival has really evolved since its debut as 'Rave on the Rocks' in 1999 not only in the size of the festival, but also the acts that come through. From just one day, to two days, to three days now Global always stepped up their game each year. In 2011 they began experimenting with the different genres by adding artists like Empire of the Sun and Kid Cudi as well as big dubstep names like Nero and Skrillex, all while still keeping the EDM side of things with Avicii and Gareth Emery. This year they're experimenting with different genres while bringing something new to GDF, a night full of experimental, psychedelic, and glitchy sounds to start off the festival. Without further ado, something we've all been waiting for since last summer, the first phase of this years Global Dance Festival Line up:

 Friday: Beats Antique, Eoto, Emancipator, Ott, Zoogma
Saturday: Savoy, Sander Van Doorn, Arty, Emma Hewitt, Ecotek
Sunday: Mimosa, Gramatik, Griz, Seven Lions, Kill Paris

If one night suites your fancy better, you can grab single day tickets again this year or if you just can't decide go for the 3 day pass. Early bird tickets go on sale TOMORROW, March 22nd, at noon. If you don't want to miss out on the cheapest price of tickets be sure to get your tickets tomorrow quick before they sell out!

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Global Generations 2012 - The Global Dance Experience
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