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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.

The Lantern Fest: Denver

The Lantern Fest: Denver

Denver Lanternfest was every bit as magical as it sounds. The gates of the National Speedway in Dacono opened at 3pm, and they couldn’t have picked a better day. Each person received a s’more kit, and of course, their lanterns. We got large white lanterns, but I later noticed some colorful ones and few shaped like hearts. Families, lovers, and friends moved in, to pick their perfect spot among the scattered firepits and tiki torches, armed with blankets and camping chairs. Some brought small coolers to lounge in the sun, watching the various events being held at the stage. Besides the amusing pie eating and Hawaiian Punch drinking contests, and a hula hoop competition, a couple talented local singers performed and covered everybody’s favorite songs from modern pop to nostalgia-inducing songs from decades past.

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What Music Means To Me: A Kyle Roach Original

What Music Means To Me: A Kyle Roach Original

"Every once in a while people cross our paths that have natural abilities to speak their hearts. They can relate to us in ways others can't, and express themselves through a flow that can cut through our souls like a river does to rock. Armed only with a pen or a keyboard, they serve as the word warriors to fight and shape the battles of our own understanding. It is our goal as a company to find these individuals and provide them with a platform for them to use as their own personal battleground. We'd like to welcome our newest member to the Colorado Culture Media Team, Kyle Roach. Here's what Kyle has to say about his love of music and how it has influenced who he is and who he hopes to become."

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A Moment in the Mind of Excellence: Coexistence Trio

A Moment in the Mind of Excellence: Coexistence Trio

"Over all, I think the main thing a musician would like to do is give a picture to the listener of the many wonderful things that he knows of and senses in the universe. . . That’s what I would like to do. I think that’s one of the greatest things you can do in life and we all try to do it in some way. The musician’s is through his music." - John Coltrane

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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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Crystal Mill: Marble, CO

Crystal Mill: Marble, CO

Colorado has all sorts of hidden gems. Some lie around every corner, while others stay hidden in the most unsuspecting places. As Colorado locals we try our best to experience the rich and diverse culture that thrives here. Every so often we stumble on places we heard about from a friend or something we saw online. Colorado Culture approved was born from these places and events. Owner of Eyediola Photography Emma Ceaglske recently took a trip to one of Colorado's most heralded locations.

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Great American Beer Festival 2016 (Review)

Great American Beer Festival 2016 (Review)

The much anticipated 2016 edition of the Great American Beer Festival (held over 4 four-hour long sessions last week on the 6th thru the 8th), lived up to expectations.  There were some excellent revelations and discoveries (more on that a bit later), and also the usual puzzling sights.  So, let’s dive into the beer shall we?

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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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Downtown Aquarium, Denver: Otter Weekend 10/8/2016-10/9/2016

Downtown Aquarium, Denver: Otter Weekend 10/8/2016-10/9/2016

Here at Colorado Culture we like to embrace as much of the state as we possibly can. The famed Ocean Journey turned Denver Aquarium has been on our bucket list for a long time now and it seemed like there’s no better time to get in there than the annual Otter Weekend that took place here this past weekend. At first glance, it somewhat resembles an ordinary building in the heart of downtown Denver. If you pass it from the highway, it shares a view with the Six Flags theme park, Sports Authority Field, and the massive CU Denver/Metro/CCD campus, and perhaps you can’t quite see from afar that inside is a whole different world.

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Event Review: Bear Grillz at the Fox Theatre

Event Review: Bear Grillz at the Fox Theatre
Is there anything out there more satisfying than listening to beautiful music? Depends, but maybe having the person who’s creating that music show how passionate they are about their tracks is a close tie. With so many people out there right now trying to make it in the music industry to get rich quick it's gratifying to see artists who are genuinely performing for their love of music and their fans. Despite the midweek Wednesday show, whoever was fortunate enough to attend Bear Grillz at the Fox last week got just that. He brought that signature dirty dubstep, collabs, and mixes littered with huge bass drops and upbeat vibes.
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Paint Mines Interpretive Park: Calhan, CO

Paint Mines Interpretive Park: Calhan, CO

Colorado has all sorts of hidden gems. Some lie around every corner, while others stay hidden in the most unsuspecting places. As Colorado locals we try our best to experience the rich and diverse culture that thrives here. Every so often we stumble on places we heard about from a friend or something we saw online. Colorado Culture approved was born from these places and events.

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Cloak & Dagger: Black/Tuesday

Cloak & Dagger: Black/Tuesday

We took some time to sit down with Joe Burchard and Matthew Reyer of Black/Tuesday to discuss their place in the music industry as we close in on being less than two weeks away from the 2016 Cloak & Dagger Music Festival on October 15th here in Denver, Colorado. We had a very interesting conversation with the boys and their ability to pull off the triple threat.

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Visine for the Bloodstream: The only way to cure your GABF hangover

Visine for the Bloodstream: The only way to cure your GABF hangover

It’s that time of year again Cultureheads: the time when the convention center downtown opens it’s doors to host the biggest event of it’s kind in the country.  An event that is the quintessential adult playground.  No kids allowed, just hopheads only.  It’s the biggest annual event hosted by this space not featuring anyone named Lorin (ok well maybe someone will be in the building who has that name, but I digress).  It’s time, of course, for the annual Great American Beer Festival.

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Cloak & Dagger Helpful Hints & Tips

Cloak & Dagger Helpful Hints & Tips

Being that the calendar has turned to October and we’re now officially into fall, some of you make think that festival season is over.  For outdoor festivals (in most of the country), this certainly rings true. However, we’re not done with festival season quite yet here in Colorado.

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Colorado Sounds Mix Up Mondays: Dirty Little Thieves

Colorado Sounds Mix Up Mondays: Dirty Little Thieves

Continuing in our Monday tradition of bringing you fresh new music to move to all week long here's Dirty Little Thieves mix for all of us cultureheads out there featuring 30 mins of pure electro/house awesomeness.

Love this mix? Go give them some love on Soundcloud or Facebook

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Eat, Sleep, Breathe Dubstep: The Exclusive Spag Heddy x Colorado Culture Interview

Eat, Sleep, Breathe Dubstep: The Exclusive Spag Heddy x Colorado Culture Interview

Nearing the end of his U.S. Summer Tour, dubstep producer SPAG HEDDY offered up some hefty portions of filthy, wonky, juicy-tomato bass at Beta Nightclub this last Friday night.

After experiencing his set first hand, it’s quite obvious that this Mischa Reining born producer has spent quality time cooking away in the kitchen. Offering neck-breaking anthems all throughout his set, the dubstep juggernaut definitely dished up the recommended daily serving of bass. I had the opportunity to sit down with the well-known producer and ask a few of the questions that you’ve been anxious to know. Check out the exclusive Colorado Culture interview below:

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Colorado Sounds Mixed Up Mondays: Fun Da Mentalist

Colorado Sounds Mixed Up Mondays: Fun Da Mentalist

Another Monday, another mix from some outstanding local talent.  This one comes straight outta Aurora, courtesy of Derek Grant aka Fun Da Mentalist.  Here you'll find a mix of some downtempo, some soul, and some hip hop.  We've been following Derek for a while so (much like all of these mixes) we're excited to share this one with you.

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Cloak & Dagger: Freddy Rule

Cloak & Dagger: Freddy Rule

One of the aspects of Cloak & Dagger, and this is something that we’ve previously alluded to, is the strong representation of local talent within the lineup that are all doing their part to push the local scene forward and help it grow.  In that regard, this week’s artist Freddy Rule is no exception.  We met with him in his home studio to chat a bit about life and music.

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Unlimited Gravity Single Release

Unlimited Gravity Single Release

Today we’ve got a special one for you: Mile High Sound Movement heavy hitter Unlimited Gravity has released some new flavor for your ears just ahead of his three show run with the Unlimited Aspect (Unlimited Gravity/Project Aspect) live band along with Zoogma.

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Sound Remedy Send-Off - Mishawaka Amphitheatre

Sound Remedy Send-Off - Mishawaka Amphitheatre

A taste of the final show Sound Remedy will ever give to Colorado.

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Interviews/Features

Elyza Castillo
10 October 2017
Interviews/Features
If you’ve never heard of Canadian Vomitstep producer SNAILS you sure have now. This Sluggtopia king ...
Elyza Castillo
01 August 2017
Interviews/Features
The crew at Colorado Culture had the opportunity to chat with Johnny, Taylor, and Justin of Eminence...
Maddi Shea
18 April 2017
Interviews/Features
April 20th is an enormously celebrated holiday for the Mile High City as the bustling spring weekend...

Colorado Culture Approved

Kevin Lucas
11 December 2017
Colorado Culture Approved
In years' past we've tweaked the format of this weekly events list based on who was writing it. ...
Kevin Lucas
08 December 2017
Colorado Culture Approved
Everybody knows about the prototypical Christmas activities to do around here: Blossoms of Light at ...
Kevin Lucas
05 December 2017
Colorado Culture Approved
Unless you've been living under a rock for the past few weeks, you know that the Ink! Coffee locatio...

Event Reviews

Kevin Lucas
28 November 2017
Event Reviews
Sup Cultureheads?  It’s been a while.  Being that I’ve spent the majority of 2017 haunting...
Danielle Caho
14 September 2017
Event Reviews
Every year Red Rocks Amphitheater hosts a variety of musical genres and artists and each year Colora...
Danielle Caho
13 August 2017
Event Reviews
Once again festival goers arrived in masses to take on Arise festival 2017. Celebrating their fift...

Beer Central

Kevin Lucas
04 December 2017
Beer Central
One major characteristic of anything that experiences explosive growth in popularity, there is alway...
Kevin Lucas
06 October 2016
Colorado Culture Approved
Interviews/Features
It’s that time of year again Cultureheads: the time when the convention center downtown opens it’s d...
Dallas Perrault
05 August 2016
Event Reviews
Beer Central
Summer Brew Fest has been held annually on the 4th Friday and Saturday of July at Mile High Station ...

Colorado Sounds

Maddi Shea
06 February 2017
Colorado Culture Approved
Colorado Sounds
Keeping up with the tradition of bringing you Colorado artists booming with potential we'd like to t...
Kevin Lucas
02 June 2016
Interviews/Features
Colorado Sounds
For those who know Andy Immerman, they know that he is both a mainstay over at Souls in Action Enter...
Josh Noreen
22 May 2016
Interviews/Features
Colorado Sounds
We here at Colorado Culture are proud to announce our involvement with this year’s Global Dance Fest...

Culture Cultivators

Kevin Lucas
14 July 2016
Interviews/Features
Culture Cultivators
Question: what do Bassnectar, Hieroglyphics, and the String Cheese Incident have in common?  Gi...
Josh Noreen
11 May 2016
Culture Cultivators
Eco-friendly hauler Gone For Good was started by Reid Husmer in 2009 with an idea borne from an expe...
Kevin Lucas
10 May 2016
Culture Cultivators
Follow your passion.  Do what you love.  Find where you Belong.  Such is the mantra o...

This is Colorado

Kevin Lucas
08 December 2017
This is Colorado
Earlier this week, our fearless leader (who diligently follows every Colorado-themed social media pa...
Kevin Lucas
07 December 2017
This is Colorado
We published an article earlier this week about the craft beer bubble, and that got us thinking a bi...
Kevin Lucas
05 December 2017
This is Colorado
By definition, sustainable living is a lifestyle that attempts to reduce an individual's or society'...

Cultured Contributions

Kevin Lucas
04 December 2017
Cultured Contributions
Colorado Culture Approved
At this point in the NFL season, I’ve completely run out of superlatives/excuses in regard to this i...
Alexandria Vance
18 October 2016
Cultured Contributions
We all know and love the wild variety and rugged beauty that Colorado offers. Many of us have fallen...
Kyle Roach
18 October 2016
Cultured Contributions
"Every once in a while people cross our paths that have natural abilities to speak their hearts. The...

Event Previews

Danielle Caho
08 June 2017
Event Previews
As the 2017 festival season kicks off music lovers from all around prepare for one of Colorado’s big...
Maddi Shea
16 February 2017
Event Previews
Trap pioneer Flosstradamus returns to Colorado on 4/20 for his second installation of HDYFest on the...
Maddi Shea
23 October 2016
Event Previews
Colorado Culture Approved
It's almost here—Safe in Sound tour comes to First Bank Center on November 4th and we could not...