Manifestation Media’s Top 7 Colorado 4/20 Weekend Events 2018!

 

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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!

#1 – OPIUO + Syzygy Orchestra/ SunSquabiRed Rocks Park and Amphitheatre

↠ ↠ ↠ Saturday 4/21/18

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TARGET AUDIENCE: LIVE ELECTRONIC MUSIC FANS – Red Rocks LOVERS 

TICKET PRICE: $40+fees 

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#2 – 420 On The BlockFox Street Compound in Denver, CO

↠ ↠ ↠ FRIDAY 4/20, SATURDAY, 4/21, SUNDAY 4/22

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TARGET AUDIENCE: Festival Goers, Multi-Genre Music “Festie Kids”  

TICKET PRICE: $25 (SINGLE DAY), 60 (3-DAY), $175 (VIP 3-day pass)  

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#3 – Sub.mission Presents Caspa @ The Black Box  in Denver, CO

↠ ↠ ↠ Thursday 4/19, Friday 4/20, Saturday 4/21

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TARGET AUDIENCE: Sub.Mission Fam / Local Bassheads  

TICKET PRICE: $15&up 

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#4 – Rooster Magazine & Party Guru Productions Present
J.Phlip (Dirtybird) with Teke, Vonce @ The Fox Theatre in Boulder, CO

↠ ↠ ↠ Thursday 4/19/18

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TARGET AUDIENCE: House Music Fans / Dirtybird Fanatics

TICKET PRICE: $15-$20

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#5 – ThreydaAPEX Collective Present – Confluence 4/20 @ Artwork Network in Denver, CO

↠ ↠ ↠ Friday 4/20/18

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TARGET AUDIENCE: Visionary/Modern Art Lovers

TICKET PRICE: FREE & OPEN TO PUBLIC! But check out the details below on $59 Limited Edition & Collectors Edition Tickets available below!

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THREYDA x APEX PRESENTS: CONFLUENCE
A Visual Art & Music Experience

~ Presenting Artwork By ~
Ct Nelson
Android Jones
Banjo Glass
Ben Ridgway – Inner Space Art
Jake Amason
Brian Scott Hampton
beeple
The Artwork of Stephen Kruse
Randal Roberts Art
E Howard
Morgan Mandala
Justin Totemical
Kent Baltutat
Zach Jackson Art
Peter Westermann
Alex Ubatuba
Goolen Glass
The Art of Jonathan Solter
Seth McMahon
David Fratu
Anna Charney Art
Gabriel Welch
CryptalogiK
Cerebral Concepts
Gemma Danielle
The Art of Jennifer McEuen
Joness Jones
Elizabeth Banker Art
Aleo Art
Parker Ledford

~ Music ~
Mindex
Resonant Language
bioLuMigen
Cloud-D
Dillard
Silas Neptune

~ Sound provided by ~
Cosmic Synergy

>>> THIS EVENT IS FREE TO THE PUBLIC <<<

Limited Edition Ticket $59 –

INCLUDES:
• Ben Ridgway Exclusive
Riddlebox pendant
• Exclusive Art Print
• Original Art Raffle Ticket

Collector’s Edition Ticket $79 –

INCLUDES:
• Hour Early Entry at 2PM
• Catering by Sol Tribe
• Meet and Greet with artists
• Ben Ridgway Exclusive
Riddlebox pendant
• Exclusive Art Print
• Original Art Raffle Ticket


#6 – Wakaan presents ‘CONVOY’ Compilation Release Party featuring Liquid StrangerLSDREAM, & Esseks @ Beta Nightclub in Denver, CO

↠ ↠ ↠ Saturday 4/21/18

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TARGET AUDIENCE: EDM/ Loving 21+Adults

TICKET PRICE: $25

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#7 – LivWell presents Method Man & Redman x Collie Buddz w/

Chali 2na,Project 432Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom in Denver, CO

↠ ↠ ↠ Friday 4/20/18

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TARGET AUDIENCE: Hip-Hop / Reggae fans / Denver Locals 

TICKET PRICE: $42-75

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I hope to see you at one of these amazing shows!

SENDING KIND LOVE AND WELL WISHES TO EVERYONE FOR A HAPPY & SAFE 4/20!

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SunSquabi-LONESTAR EP

Words cannot really begin to describe how SICK this new SunSquabi shit is Y’all! Love it from the bottom of my heart, just like my deep love for the Lone Star State!

Home has really begun to mean more and more to me each day I’m away from my roots and my rents. The new album is once again PUSHING THE LIMITS of JAMMIN’ GOODNESS with grace & ease. With each album they release they seem to groove together more and more as a band. Each show they play and city they discover teaches them something new about music, culture, and the trials and tribulations of the modern human experience. From my understanding the band’s recent trip to Austin, TX must have gone really well because a passion is revealed in Lone Star that I hadn’t heard before in the Squabs music. Travels to both nearby ( Photo above from the Fox  in Boulder 10.26.2012) & faraway places seems to be bringing to the table a totally new creative identity and soulful smooth style to their music….and I’m really excited to see where they head next! ENVISION YOUR FUTURE SUNSQUABI! ENVISION 2013!<3

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Sunsquabi “Echoes”- Remix EP Review

The SunSquabi boys are BACK and at it again! Yesterday marked the release of SunSquabi’s brand new Echoes Remix EP, Hooray for NEW MUSIC!!

 

 

I was lucky enough to receive a special press-only release of the Boulder based band’s new ep and had about a million different echoing thoughts flow through my head as I listened in awe to the swirling mixture of old songs but entirely new rhythms, alternations between high tempo versus mellow groove, and an entirely new progressive addition to this bands already stellar repertoire of crowd pleasing jams!

From the sounds of it their incorporation of old songs like Lenny Kravitz “Fly Away” , with a liquid-funk fusion of live instruments and electronica just seems to continue to jell with what today’s fans and festival goers are  looking for in a live band. People love to hear old songs that they know and love with a new spin! That said, taking an already written piece of music and making it yours can sometimes be no less of a challenge than gutting and remodeling an old house.  It is because of this ability to both create original tracks as well as incredible remixes that they are quickly establishing themselves as a force to be reckoned with! Not only in the local Colorado music scene, but also in the Jazz-Funk music scene around the country, their recent ventures have taken them to a number of different cities (AUSTIN!) and festivals around the country i.e. Snowball, Wakarusa, Summer Camp, River Beats, and WELCOMEFEST.

SunSquabi consists of Chris Anderson on drums, Kevin Donahue on guitar and production, and Andrew Clymer on bass and production. I have to say, I wasn’t really sure what to expect when Chris came to me with a remix only album. I was unaware that they had even been working on a new album and   hadn’t even thought too much about how good some of their prior remixes were, for example, Paper Diamond’s “Can We Go Up” off SunSquabi’s  Catastrophic EP.

The first song on the album is a well done Daft Punk remix titled “Voyage” and its melody reminds me of just that! It’s a slow starting crescendo heavy journey through space, time, and sound. Like the slow start of an engine, or MUSICAL MACHINE in this case, each minute of the song gets a little more and more funky and incorporates more guitar sound that “echoes” back and forth with the steady drum rhythm to keep the train moving.  If I had any doubts at all about how good the rest of the album was going to be, they were quickly squashed 35 seconds into the second song when Lenny Kravitz’s 1998 hit fades in and I feel myself starting to sing about flying away and can simultaneously can feel my spirits start to lift and my faith renew. SunSquabi’s “Fly Away” remix is fighting hard for a spot as my favorite new song off the album, the remixed song features a new-style almost reggae-funk influence that makes the song almost two minutes longer than the original track.  The story transitions beautifully from the essence of freedom to the truth of warmth and tone richness in the five-minute long crescendo-heavy medieval love affair that seems to be told in the third song on the album titled “Game of Thrones”.  The song stems from the theme song of, Game of Thrones; a medieval fantasy television series created for the HBO. The series is an adaptation of a book series of fantasy novels titled “A Song of Ice and Fire” by George R. R. Martin. Is Mochipet Evil? That was the question I found myself asking as I listened to the reggae infused hydro-funk electric nonsense of the third song on the EP “Mochipet is Evil”. The title track from Mochipet’s recent 2012 release, the remix features the addition of keyboard, guitar, and drum sounds that blend so well with the vocals on this song that you barely notice that the song is remixed. After listening to the original song a few times I was impressed at how much more I liked the remix, making it a definite favorite off the album. If you were on a hunt for the dramatic high-energy style that SunSquabi’s music has been recognized for having in the past, look no further than fifth song on the album, this song’s sounds directly correlate to its title, “Warrior’s Dance”, this fast tempo Prodigy remix showcases each prodigy musician  with some sort of fast paced defined solo. If SunSquabi’s remix of “Warrior’s Dance” had come out ten years ago I think it would have easily made it onto the soundtrack of the first Spy Kids movie. An uplifting since of comic relief from the prior song(s)s depth is provided by jazzy staccato bump beats and clips of Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly from the 2008 movie Step Brothers in the song “Just the Tip”. I found it hilariously and awesomely daring of the band to use so many different clips in this song and still maintain a really cohesive remix style flowing progression with the rest of the songs on the album.

By the time the train made it to the station and the voyage of echoes was over, it was apparent that the remixed songs genuinely had roots from all over the map! The album is an incredibly cohesive blend for something with the level of variety it incorporates, songs ranging from just a few months to 10+ years old, TV theme songs, and movie clips are all used in the new album that sticks together as one unit with ease. The incorporation of many different musical styles, heavy bass lines, guitar riffs born from the heart of rock and roll, and rolling deep drum solos offer an overall progressive hydro-electro-funk soul sound.  My only real complaint is that the album wasn’t longer!

If you haven’t seen them in concert already, Do yourself a favor and keep your eye out for their next live performance.  I can’t wait to hear them play their new EPs tracks live when they open for Zoogma at the Bluebird coming up this October!

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SunSquabi w/ Dynohunter, Lucid Vision, and 2NUTZ @ The Bluebird Theater

Mark your calendars people! SunSquabi, Dynohunter, Lucid Vision, and 2NUTZ are coming to my favorite Denver AEG Live venue at the end of this month! YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS THIS!

 

GET GOING—>https://www.facebook.com/events/450398504972176/
GET TIX —>http://www.axs.com/denver-co/music-events/sunsquabi-2012june30-36380.html

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SunSquabi

Dynohunter

Lucid Vision

2NUTZ

Language Love~ SunSquabi~ SoundShaman~Michael Garfield & Matthew Ian @ The Parish ATX

Yatra Productions Presents :

 

SATURDAY MAY 19th 2012

GET GOING –>https://www.facebook.com/events/255777991171189/

Evening Lineup

8:30-9:15 Matthew Ian –>www.matthewian.com
9:15-10 Michael Garfield –>michaelgarfield.blogspot.com
10-11 SoundShaman –>soundcloud.com/soundshaman860
11-12:30 SunSquabi –>http://sunsquabi.bandcamp.com
12:30-2 LanguageLove –>http://www.languagelovemusic.com

 Michael Garfield

 

 LanguageLove

SoundShaman

SunSquabi

 Matthew Ian

 

Octopus Nebula ~Heyoka ~ Sunsquabi ~Dynohunter @ Boulder Theater 3.30.2012

Boulder Theater Presents:

Friday March 30th 2012

Octopus Nebula & Heyoka w/ Sunsquabi & Dynohunter

Boulder Theater, Boulder CO
$10 adv | $13 day of

GET GOING—>https://www.facebook.com/events/317823068282088/

GET TIX—>http://www.bouldertheater.com/event/octopus-nebula-heyoka

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