Craving something new and exotic? Discover the sounds of SANGO. I discovered and got to hang backstage with Sango last August in Nashville, TN at a brand new festival I worked called Deep Tropics. His set was by far one of the best of the weekend and I highly recommend heading out to his show if you like unusual global beats and hip-hop/rap remixes. I am looking forward to his show coming up Tuesday, May 15th at The Fox Theatre in Boulder, CO! Try a taste of his music below by checking out his SoundCloud! Make sure to RSVP + ENTER TO WIN FREE TIX to the show on Manifestation Media Facebook Page!
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!
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)
Calling all artists, creatives, art and music lovers in the Denver/Boulder area! Have you heard the news? The Hill Block Party: Art and Music Festival is back for its 6th annual event and IT IS GOING DOWN on The Hill in Boulder just 5 days from today! I hope to see you next SATURDAY, September 30th on The Hill in Boulder, CO! Today is the last day to sign-up to LIVE PAINT at the festival so make sure to submit your application by the end of the day today. I will be following up with all live painters this week and make an announcement of confirmed painters later this week.
Here are ROOSTER MAGAZINE’S TOP 5 reasons why you should expand your sweatpants radius and go to the Hill Block Party:
1. The Funk Hunters are headlining
2. Beer and Liquor Garden is taking over 13th St.
3. Local artists and live art on display
4. Vendor Marketplace
5. It’s FREE!
So happyto announce that one of my favorite artists in the world right now, Chloe, aka CloZee hits my beautiful home state of Colorado 4 TIMES NEXT MONTH! I had the lucky experience of running into CloZee at both the Sonic Bloom and ARISE Festivals last year. She generously gave me one of her “special limited edition” weirdly oversized hat pins and played some of the best live music I saw outdoors last summer. This year at Envision I was sitting in the Solo Bueno VIP lounge relaxing after a hard day at work running around the festival as an Intern when I said her name and BOOM she appeared right in front of my face almost instantly. This slightly magical experience reminded me how much more powerful we all are at Manifestation when we finally LET GO and let ourselves go into CHILL MODE. Sometimes it seems the best things happen to us when we sit back, relax, and enjoy life’s simple pleasures.
Get your tickets, grab your best friends, and immerse yourself into a soundscape unlike any other. CloZee is coming to Colorado 4 night THIS JULY. Details and a chance to win a pair of tix to either her Boulder or Denver shows below.
Tonight kicks of a three night run of Random Rab in Denver! The Arise Music Festival family presents Random Rab in Denver this Saturday @ Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom! Join us for a wonderful FULL MOON WITH TOTAL LUNAR ECLIPSE evening of music and magic in the mile high city and make sure to stop by the Arise table to sign up to win free tickets to Arise 2015!
Love the art for this poster and the message from Random Rab post via is Facebook page yesterday:
“There’s nothing like performing in Colorado. Saqi and I are honored to take the stage and celebrate with our high altitude family.
I was recently encouraged to let people know a little bit about my new stage setup. I am currently controlling the sound, projections, and lighting all from the stage.
I have a DMX integrated Ableton set and am controlling 18 large hand made incandescent bulbs. I feel that the quality of light that comes from incandescent filaments is warmer and more welcoming than LEDs. It fills the eyes with photons and is the type of light you can actually feel on your skin.
I am also controlling projection live from the stage with Resolume. The content is a mix of pieces created by Android Jones, Abandon Building, Ivan Landau, Peter Phillip, NASA, and many other generous artists who gave me beautiful clips to play with. I’m not sure I’ll be able to set up the entire 3 projector rig at Hodi’s because of the stage size, but definitely will be bringing it all out to Boulder and Denver.
I’d also like to give a shout out to Darrah Ananda who gerously contributed the art for this flyer. Her work is hand made without computers with collage and mixed media. She’s incredibly talented and is about to release a bunch of new pieces for all of us to enjoy. Check out her work at: https://www.facebook.com/foundfables
See you soon Colorado! We love you.” – Random Rab
Check out and join the event pages for the THREE COLORADO DATES HERE:
Join us this SATURDAY AUGUST 30th for THE HILL BLOCK PARTY! This is an event we have been working really hard to promote and organize over the last 3 months. The event features live music, live art, a comedy stage, hundreds of dollars in prizes, and an official after party! The party will occur in the street on 13th ave in front of The Fox Theatre between college ave and Pennsylvania in Boulder, Colorado. Primary sponsors for the event are The Rooster Magazine, Boulder Vapor House, and Bus To Show. We have spent weeks collecting gift cards from the University Hill Businesses to be given away as raffle prizes along with 200 free tickets to the after party! Join us at Boulder Vapor House for our one year anniversary mega sale in happening in conjunction with the block party.
::LIVE ART::: Randal Roberts Art ~ Morgan Mandala ~ A Third Fire: The Art of Matthew Fredricey ~ Ethereal Visions: The Artwork of Rachael Pitchford ~ Young Say-Day : Art and Design ~ ~ Reverie Ink. ~ Matthew DeGrado ~ The Art of Jennifer Michelle Long ~ Molly Gardner’s Art Page ~ RevivingRhythm ~ Melanie Leithauser & Daniel Donovan-TechnoShaman of Be Free Healing ~ Terryn Morrison ~ Gabriel Sanchez Art ~ Drake Arnold – Art & Music ~ William Thompson’s Art ~ Tru Slithers ~ India Lotus Design ~ Seth Snowden – MultiMedia Cross-Pollination ~ Art of Franki Zinke ~ Alex Eggars ~ Joshua Thorne ~ Sait Oskay ~ Adam Engel ~ Derek Carpenter ~ Monger ~ Patrick Beery Art ~ Otho Cox ~ Victor Mejia ~ Andrew Cleair ~ Bravo Bumbakini ~ Justin Martin ~ Chapin Mathews
::: BUSTOSHOW.ORG Comedy & Verbal Arts Stage::: Host: Sam Widges Comedians: Jacob Rupp ~ Alan Bromwell ~ Mitch Jones ~ Cody Spyker ~ Harry Baber ~ Ben Hutcherson ~ Kenzie Hass ~ Matt Malone ~ Anthony Bartolo ~ Tanner Chadwick ~ Kevin Bennett ~ Nicholai Roscoe ~ Ben Burmeister ~ Roger Norquist ~ Rick Bryan
Writers: Rob Geisen, Jonathan Montgomery, Matt Bovard, Max Toast.
:::Sponsored by::: Boulder Vapor House ~ The Fox Theatre ~ The Rooster ~ Bus To Show ~ Audioshift Entertainment ~ Cheba Hut Boulder ~ Boss Lady Pizza ~ Cycle Urbano ~ FourStar Realty: Boulder, CO Real Estate ~ Cost Cutters ~ Shipping On The Hill ~ Mamacita’s ~ 7-Eleven ~ Yoyo’s Frozen Yogurt Bar ~ Qdoba Mexican Grill ~ Bovas Market & Grill ~ RUSH BOWLS ~ Project Pie ~ Fatty J’s Pizza, Blunts, and Wings ~ Frisk Accessories for Girls and Guys ~ Boco Cafe ~ The Rib House Boulder ~ CorePower Yoga Boulder ~ Fat Shack Boulder ~ Meow Meow Boutique ~ Albums on the Hill ~ Illegal Pete’s on the Hill ~ The Sink ~ Cosmo’s Pizza ~ Buchanan’s Coffee Pub ~ Starbucks~ The Mac Shack Boulder ~ S&G Classic Barbershop ~ Food Fresh Boulder ~ Mami’s Authentic Mexican Food Service ~ Boulder Salad ~ Buff Academy ~ Café Aion ~ Salvaggio’s Deli ~ Blue Rose Tattoo & Piercing ~ Dot’s Diner ~ You & Mee ~ The Goose Bar ~ The Lotus ~ Tra Ling’s ~ Freaky’s Gifts And Tobacco ~ Gurkhas on the Hill ~ K&K Piercing & Jewelry
Zoogma is back in action and their Texas and Colorado tour dates are quickly approaching! Equip with more enthusiasm than ever they have spent the last year touring all over the country trough countless cities and festivals and show no signs of a slow in momentum anytime soon. These guys are SO GOOD and if you haven’t had a chance to check them out you should GET GOING to one of their upcoming shows!
And if you find yourself still asking WTF is Zoogma? then maybe this video can help you resolve any remaining confusion…ENJOY!—>