Bassnectar headlines 3 nights in Colorado NEXT WEEKEND! Our crew is super excited for this second annual summer gathering of Bassheads from all over the country and even more stoked to be giving away a pair of FREE TICKETS to each night of the official after-parties at The Fox Theatre in Boulder happening on Friday & Saturday!
Peek the details & links below to enter to win, rsvp, or buy tickets to the FREESTYLE SESSIONS + AFTER PARTIES!
Freestyle Sessions ~ Official Afterparties: For those who crave yet more adventure after the deep dive… Enjoy extra explorations with the official 2018 #FreeStyleSessions after parties midnight to 4am!
Today is Saturday, April 7th and coincidentally today I am sharing my personal selection of 7 special events for Colorado 4/20 weekend 2018. While it was insanely hard to narrow it down to just 7 events, I feel this mix truly has something 4/everyone! STONERS B WARNED. 420 has now GONE FULL WEEKEND in CO and scanning the horizon it appears it could turn full “bongathon”. =)
My “party mom” advice: take it easy breezy this 4/20 and remember slow and steady wins the golden green turtle race. Plan now to designate a driver for any events you are going to consume ANY sort of substance at. Make sure if you partake you take part in making sure you make it home safe.
And now for a little flashback to my first year living and blogging in Colorado.
Why? Because… “The seeds of the future can be found in the soil of the past.”
I remember the day I met Chris Anderson & The “Sunsquabi Boys” in Boulder, CO, the year was 2012 and I was a freshman in College. A mutual friend I met at JWU Denver campus that had gone to high school with Chris introduced me to the group. She invited me to an STS9 show that they were all going too at the chilly tail end of December at The Fillmore in Denver. I remember rocking the night away at numerous totally EPIC SunSquabi jam “after parties” on The Hill that year.
Though time has challenged all of us to grow and change to better fill the shoes of our larger SOUL PURPOSES, it was on that day 12/30/12, that the “Sunsquabi Boys” became part of my musical SOUL FAMILY and STS9 became one of my SOUL FAMILIES favorite bands.
I had no clue then that time would do such a diligent job at watering the lovingly planted SunSquabi seed, shifting and transforming the band for the better. The house parties I grew to love quickly were quickly traded for shows at some of Colorado’s best venues.
How beautiful it has been to witness some of my favorite musicians BLOOM under the spotlight of venues like Red Rocks. How special it has been to watch the band that I once attended CU house parties with EXPAND and start to sell out larger and larger spaces like The Fillmore. For all of these reasons and so many more, my #1 event for 4/20 weekend in Colorado is OPIUO + Syzygy Orchestra/ SunSquabi at Red Rocks, on Saturday, April 21st, 2018!
The rest of the events on this list are in RANDOM ORDER and are simply my personal favorite picks for 420 events in Colorado this year. While there are TONS of other events happening all over the state for 4/20 week in CO I have hand selected those on this list to appeal to a variety of different types of art and music lovers.
The list includes a “Target Audience” that I have pre-determined based on years of experience marketing different events in the Colorado scene.
The list showcases a wide range of locations and ticket price points that should allow most Colorado 4/20 goers to find at least one event that matches both their personal style and budget.
HERE ARE MANIFESTATION MEDIA’S TOP 7 EVENT PICKS FOR 420 2018 IN COLORADO!
This year has been healing and powerful. Like a phoenix from the ashes, we have arisen from the yuck that was the year 2016. We looked that damn horse that bucked us off straight in the eyes, got back up, “got that dirt off our shoulders”, and proved ourselves this year. Not because the world was watching and it was the “chic” or “fashionable” thing to do, but because our health and survival depended on it. 2017 WENT BY FAST because most of us have been focused on the correction of some part of our lives we find inadequate.
Our search for “the good life” & “true love” has brought about some BIG CHANGES that, at times, have threatened to throw us out of balance with the true rhythm of our hearts. Yet the more we search for THE TRUTH the more we realize that the goal has been and always will be the same…
Healing of The Earth. Unity. Oneness. Serenity. PEACE & LOVE FOR ALL. THIS YEAR, NEXT YEAR, FOREVER.
The spiritual family I come from recognizes dance as a form of prayer. Dancing in the new year is a tradition as old as time. A celebration of transition into 2018 is clearly in order, but with so many choices you might be considering giving up a magical night out and making it a magical night in instead. With all of the craziness going on in the world right now, who could blame you?
Regardless of whether you go to one of the shows on this list or elect to do something different this year, my prayer for each of you is the same. As one of my favorite songs of all time goes,“I hope you dance”. My hope for each of you in the new year is that you never lose your sense of wonder. Take a deep breath, let love in, let the year 2017 slip away, and DANCE IN THE YEAR 2018.
This RANDOM LIST of NOTEWORTHYColorado NYE shows was selected to appeal to a wide variety of different types of music lovers. The list includes a “Target Audience” that I have pre-determined based on years of experience marketing different shows in the Colorado scene. The list showcases a wide range of venue types and ticket price points that should allow most Colorado music fans to find at least one event that matches both their personal style and budget.
HERE ARE MANIFESTATION MEDIA’S TOP 7 DANCE PARTY PICKS FOR NYE 2017-2018 IN COLORADO!
It’s that time of the year again! Join BVH & the legendary droid crew at the Boulder Vapor House on the Hill for our annual sale THIS LUCKY SATURDAY 11/11 from 4-9:30pm. There will be Android Jones merchandise to choose from including discounted fine art prints, posters, holograms, hats, tapestries, and more. Live music in the shop via Billy Love and Desert Dwellers will be playing at the Fox afterward. Come get your holiday shopping done early and hang out!
The droids will be offering:
– Discounted gently loved fine art prints (canvas and paper)
– 25% off everything else
(PS: Negotiations and special deals are also on the table.)
This is a free event, no ticket needed. Just show up and everyone is welcome to enjoy and hang out.
EVENT DETAILS: Desert Dwellers consists of Amani Friend and Treavor Moontribe, who began their careers as independent music producers and DJs in the deserts of New Mexico and California. Coming together in the late ’90s after connecting through the legendary Moontribe scene, today the duo enjoys a reputation as one of the most pioneering and prolific downtempo, psy-bass, and tribal trance acts in the United States. Desert Dwellers have toured extensively across six continents, spent a 7-week stretch on the road with renowned psychedelic artist Shpongle, and have performed at dozens of festivals, most notably Shambhala, Lightning in a Bottle, Envision, Coachella, Rainbow Serpent, and Boom. Taking a new approach to digital production, Amani and Treavor have combined the raw sounds of the natural world while skillfully blended deep bass, earthy percussion, etheric voices and cross-cultural instrumentation into sonic incense for the mind and body. Bringing the electronic music vibe to the yoga scene, and the sounds of yoga to the electronic dance scene, Desert Dwellers’ global sounds are the bridge between the worlds of dance and movement. (pulled from event page linked above)
We are just 1 week away from one of my favorite parties of the year! Join the Sonic Bloom Festival Community for a two-night fall indoor mini-festival happening Friday, November 3rd in Fort Collins at The Aggie and Saturday, November 4th at Cervantes in Denver. The lineup for this year’s #SONICBLOSSOM is absolutely stellar featuring acts from all over the world. Make sure to peek the Facebook event pages linked below and preview music by the artist via the Soundcloud links below.
THE SONIC BLOOM COMMUNITY STORY: In June of 2013, I discovered the SONIC BLOOM Festival. From the very moment I got to the festivals old home in Georgetown, CO “Shadows Ranch” I started to feel a shift. At the time I wasn’t sure what I was experiencing, but now I am sure that this sensation was my entering “The Unified Field” the feeling of unity and heart-centered connectedness with souls of like minds. Ever since SONIC BLOOM 2013, my life has continued to change and evolve for the better. I have purged a lot of the archaic ways of thinking and doing things and made space in my life and in my heart for what I believe is one of my “Soul Purposes”. After Sonic Bloom 2013 I created the Sonic Bloom Festival Community group on Facebook for connecting what I thought would be the few friends that I had made at the festival that year. Four years later, the group of 30 has grown to 5976 members and more bloomers are being added all the time. I may not have known it then, but by creating a place for community online and continuing to pursue my passion of connecting people online I ultimately “manifested” the job of Social Media Strategist and Community Manager for the SONIC BLOOM music festival. Now I enjoy sharing the beauty of SONIC BLOOM and it’s new home Hummingbird Ranch with the community almost every day of my life. It truly is one of the best things about my life and I want to take this moment to express my gratitude for this opportunity and role in the community. I would also like to INVITE YOU ALL TO JOIN THE GROUP HERE –> Sonic Bloom Festival Community!
THANK YOU, BLOOM FAMILY! I LOVE YOU AND I HOPE TO SEE YOU AT THE SHOWS!
CRAVING SOMETHING DIFFERENT??? Discover pure fucking percussion inspiration. You will likely want to go out and buy a drum kit after watching KJ SAWKA. He is undoubtedly one of the ABSOLUTE BEST live electronic drummers in the world right now. For those of us who have been following Pendulum since the early 2000s. It seems like KJ Sawka has always been an unstoppable force in the live electronic genre. Continually breaking down barriers with pure talent. In his 20+ year musical career, he has released singles, remixes, and worldwide platinum records with the likes of Pendulum, Destroid, Conspirator, Blood Drums, ill.Gates, and Mr. Bill while touring worldwide and giving back to producers everywhere.
“KJ Sawka plays some of the rawest drums around. And that’s before he adds electronics. On an acoustic drumset, he creates the whirs, delays, effects, and sonic dislocations of electronic music. Adding an arsenal of devices further broadens his palette, providing an atmospheric bed for his extremely visceral drumming. “I really try to re-create the drum machine beats of electronic music with an acoustic drumset, simultaneously triggering the actual snare, kick, and hi-hat sounds,” Sawka explains from London. “I try to sound as electronic as possible. I become the machine.” [FreqCulture.com]
DEEPER ISLANDER- COCKTAIL PARTY Saturday, August 5th 12:00PM-3:30PM Wick-it the Instigator X DJ Bowie X #PeteyMac All Complimentary Drinks. Includes Transportation from East Ivy Mansion to Main Event and/or option for Free Valet.
MAIN EVENT VIP AMENITIES (BOTH PARTIES) Two-Day VIP Access at Main Event || Side & Back-Stage Shaded VIP Viewing Area & Bar (Outdoor Stage) || Free Alkaline H20 || Floor Access in Auditorium (Indoor Stage) || Unlimited Re-Entry to Main Event || VIP Restrooms || VIP Lounge & Bar.
Big Gigantic returns to Red Rocks after a long summer of festival touring for a SOLD OUT SHOW THIS SATURDAY!
Today I decided to put together a new segment called PRE- GAME, which is going to become a normal weekly posting that consist of recently released tracks and videos from all the artist performing at the BIGGEST SHOW OF THE WEEKEND! My hope is that people will come find out more about new artist/openers they haven’t ever heard before and get PUMPED UP for the BIG SHOWS!