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Colorado Culture magazine is an online comprehensive resource for all things Colorado. Full of cultural articles, ideas, and events that are easily accessible and informative, it appeals to culture enthusiasts of all ages and types with a goal to serve Colorado and the people who visit with a fresh look on the vast culture that thrives here.

Review — Gryffin's Castle in the Sky Tour

Review — Gryffin's Castle in the Sky Tour

Sup Cultureheads?  It’s been a while.  Being that I’ve spent the majority of 2017 haunting many of the underground music venues here in Denver, when I was offered a chance to cover Gryffin’s sold-out Denver leg of his Castle in the Sky tour, I felt the need to embrace the change of pace. Since the start of his career, Gryffin has gained recognition for remixing some well-known songs such as Tove Lo's "Talking Body", Maroon 5's "Animals" and Years & Years' "Desire”, branding each with his self-described “melodic house” style of production.

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Calling All Slugs! Sluggtopia 2017 Preview

Calling All Slugs! Sluggtopia 2017 Preview
Every year Red Rocks Amphitheater hosts a variety of musical genres and artists and each year Coloradans eagerly sit and wait to hear what artists will be announced. This year Frédérik Durand, otherwise known as Snails, announced one of the biggest events of the year to be featured on the rocks.
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Arise Music Festival 2017 Review

Arise Music Festival 2017 Review
Once again festival goers arrived in masses to take on Arise festival 2017. Celebrating their
fifth year up and running the turnout was beautiful to say the least. Crowds full of smiling faces
sprinkled the grounds. Seems like being surrounded by beautiful mountain views and lovely
tunes will do that to a person. Personally, I thought what truly made the festival magnificent
were the interactive workshops, classes, discussions, village areas and art.
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Sonic Bloom 2017 Review

Sonic Bloom 2017 Review

In life as we grow older it becomes harder and harder for us to find magic in the world around us. There aren’t many places we can go where we can say we feel something monumentally positive. These are the kind of places we can find our truest selves in. Places often full of love, music, community and nature. Places like Sonic Bloom.

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Sonic Bloom 2017 Preview

Sonic Bloom 2017 Preview

As the 2017 festival season kicks off music lovers from all around prepare for one of Colorado’s biggest music festivals of the year--Sonic Bloom.

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Take Note Colorado: Music for Education (Review)

Take Note Colorado: Music for Education (Review)

The Take Note Colorado concert was Governor Hickenlooper’s kick off for his music initiative to improve and increase children’s access to musical education.  “Twenty years from now, people are going to say, ‘Were you at that first Take Note concert?’ And you’ll say, ‘Yeah! I was there,’ ” Hickenlooper said to the crowd.  With high hopes, the 1STBANK Center was about two thirds full, packed with people who came together for education and to see some of their favorite artists perform some of their greatest hits.

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HDYFEST 2017 Review

HDYFEST 2017 Review
From rap to trap to dubstep to full-on mosh pits, Flosstradamus is infamous for throwing some of the craziest dance parties in the nation--and after witnessing the party this past weekend Colorado certainly was not left disappointed.
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Off The Deep End: SOLD OUT Ogden Jauz Review

Off The Deep End: SOLD OUT Ogden Jauz Review
One of the biggest names in the electronic dance community hit Denver this past weekend, bringing a set full of energy and an exciting and fresh new stage presence created exclusively for the tour.
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HDYFEST 4/20 Flosstradamus PREVIEW

HDYFEST 4/20 Flosstradamus PREVIEW
Trap pioneer Flosstradamus returns to Colorado on 4/20 for his second installation of HDYFest on the Rocks. In previous years HDYFest was stationed in Austin, Texas, but the holiday celebration was relocated to the one state who frankly, knows how to do it best.  Held nowhere else than the beautiful Red Rocks Amphitheater, Flosstradamus--with one less addition to the name--will be in Colorado on April 20th for one of the rowdiest Red Rocks shows of the summer.
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Datsik's Ninja Nation Tour Review

Datsik's Ninja Nation Tour Review

Troy “Datsik” Beetles has done it again.

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Gem and Jam Festival 2017: Photo Review

Gem and Jam Festival 2017: Photo Review

Here are some of the amazing shots captured this year at Gem and Jam by John Verway.

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Gem and Jam Festival: February 2nd-5th 2017 Tucson, AZ

Gem and Jam Festival: February 2nd-5th 2017 Tucson, AZ

Kicking the 2017 year off strong, we start our festival journey in the Southwest region of the country with Gem and Jam Music Festival. The eleventh annual festival located in the heart of Tucson, AZ takes place February 2nd-5th, and this year things are heating up more than ever. With masters of hip-hop-funk Gramatik, The Floozies, and Lotus headlining the festival, Arizona will host one of the most notoriously funk-worthy festivals of the year--and that’s not all that's in store for funk-lovers alike. Phish bassist Mike Gordon, several members of the String Cheese Incident, G-Jones, OPIUO, The Russ Liquid Test, and more fill out the lineup making the 2017 Gem and Jam fest one of the best they've ever had. The festival also includes both on and off-site camping each night, and for all of us Coloradans getting buried under snow, Gem and Jam sounds like the perfect place to trade up the bitter cold for the warmth, light, and music for a few days. (BUY TICKETS NOW)

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Higher Society New Years Eve Feat. Stooki Sound and Alex and Allison Grey

Higher Society New Years Eve Feat. Stooki Sound and Alex and Allison Grey

With so many options available on New Year’s Eve, when choosing your activity you have so many things to consider.  Company, venue (if you’re the extroverted type), music, etc.  And especially in a place like Denver, where the options on said holiday are virtually limitless, it’s paramount that you choose wisely.

Decadence was clearly the main show in town.  That’s no secret, and hasn’t been for quite some time.  But for those interested in taking in a show within a bit more intimate of a venue, the homies over at SOCO Nightlife District and Souls in Action Entertainment set up something which turned out to be quite the treat.  With an eclectic lineup featuring a bevy of different visual and musical artists, the New Year’s Eve party they hosted at City Hall stood in stark contrast to the rest of the parties taking place that night.  Amongst the variety of influences present in the lineup however, two luminaries stand out above the others: I’m talking of course about artist Alex Grey and London’s own Stooki Sound.

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Safe In Sound 2016 Review

Safe In Sound 2016 Review

Less than one week after Hallowfreakinween, crowds of teens and twenty-somethings made their way to the First Bank Center to attend Colorado’s 3rd annual Safe In Sound Music Festival. With twenty-five destinations and an assortment of eighteen artists, this year’s Safe In Sound line up was more than grand. Not only did Borgore, Zomboy, LAXX, and Just A Gent make a Coloradical appearance, but Denver’s own Decadon and PAWS made their way to the Broomfield line-up, making this show an event that this bass capital’s residents didn’t want to miss.

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UK Trio Gentlemen’s Club Returns to Denver for a Smashing Bass-Filled Performance

UK Trio Gentlemen’s Club Returns to Denver for a Smashing Bass-Filled Performance

Rising up from the ashes in a sea full of overplayed monotonous electronic music comes one of the most legendary trios in riddim history: Gentlemen’s Club. Comprised of artists Soloman, Coffi, and 50Carrot, the United Kingdom-based group made their return to Denver this past Halloweekend. Often times we find ourselves clouded in an industry of aspiring emerging artists, but on October 29th, City Hall in Denver opened up to reveal an incredible night full of face-melting bass and riddim.

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Snowboard on the Block 2016: Photo Review

Snowboard on the Block 2016: Photo Review

Last week our team had the chance to shoot Snowboard on the Block 2016. It was an epic weekend filled with music, laughter, and fun. Check out our photos from photographers Ryan Rietman and Andrew Bower

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Safe In Sound 2016: The Preview

Safe In Sound 2016: The Preview

It's almost here—Safe in Sound tour comes to First Bank Center on November 4th and we could not be more excited. With headliners Borgore and Zomboy, featuring LAXX and Just a Gent, and Colorado's own Decadon, Colorado’s bass-capital Denver, and other local bassheads are in for a treat this fall season. We highly recommend that everyone come ready and fully prepared for full-forced headbanging as one of Colorado's best fall electronic events returns.

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Rowdytown 5: Big Gigantic and Friends

Rowdytown 5: Big Gigantic and Friends

Rowdytown five was one for the books! I got the grand opportunity of being a Lil’G which is a group of people that work with Big Gigantic on the days of the show to help assure them that their crowd is being taken care of. All night we handed out waters, t-shirts, water bottles, hats, candy, and more to people. The smile’s I got back were priceless.

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Colorado Culture Approved: Snowboard on the Block Festival 10/14-10/15

Colorado Culture Approved: Snowboard on the Block Festival 10/14-10/15

Fall is officially here.  At the time of this writing, the temperature outside sits at a balmy 38 degrees fahrenheit, leaving no doubt about the change of seasons being official.  And in Colorado, the onset of fall means a few different things - in terms of sports or otherwise.  For pro sports, it means that baseball season is over (the Rockies are not in the playoffs, as is tradition), and that Broncos season is in full swing.  But in terms of other non-team sports, it also means that the time to trek to the mountains and ride on snow is drawing nigh, and for many Colorado residents, that represents the best portion of the calendar year.

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The Floozies @ Red Rocks, 10/08

The Floozies @ Red Rocks, 10/08

The end of the Red Rocks season has been nothing short of All Good. Not just for those lucky souls blessed enough to see the man the myth the legend, Griz. But this night was also for the fans who missed him but managed to catch some the funk-bests under his golden wings.

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