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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.

Savoy Talks New Music, Inspirations, and Pokemon Go: The Exclusive Colorado Culture Interview

Savoy Talks New Music, Inspirations, and Pokemon Go: The Exclusive Colorado Culture Interview
Electronic rock trio Savoy took Red Rocks by storm this last Thursday night. Before hitting the road to Denver for their surprise Beta Nightclub set, the team at Colorado Culture had the opportunity to sit down and chat with Ben, Gray, and Mike. Check out the exclusive interview here! 
 
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Vertex Festival 2016: Big Wild

Vertex Festival 2016: Big Wild

This past weekend I had the opportunity to check out the very first Vertex Music Festival in Buena Vista, Colorado.  Overall, it was a relaxing weekend filled with music, friends, and the beautiful outdoors Colorado is widely known for. While I was there I took some time to sit down with a few different artists to chat about the music, Colorado, and the culture that encompasses their lives. The first artist I spoke with is one of my current favorites and I was really looking forward to it as I’ve been fortunate enough to see him a couple other times this year. Jackson, or better known as his stage name, Big Wild, hails from California, but loves playing music in CO. Here’s what he had to say to us before his set at Vertex.

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Hucci @ Cervantes' 7/21/16

Hucci @ Cervantes' 7/21/16

Hucci has been a well respected artist for quite some time now. At 19 years old he has accomplished multiple tours, collaborations, and large success with his music.

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Bleep Bloop @ Cervantes', 7/28/16

Bleep Bloop @ Cervantes', 7/28/16

The night started off with a little drizzle, some roaring thunder, and a couple lightning strikes.

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Denver Brew Fest 2016

Denver Brew Fest 2016

Summer Brew Fest has been held annually on the 4th Friday and Saturday of July at Mile High Station since 2009 The taps of 50 different microbreweries were flowing in Denver Summer Brew Fest 2016.  This event benefits Swallow Hill Music, a nonprofit community for musicians and music lovers who appreciate the ability of music to bring people together. The Denver Summer Brew Fest satisfied all of the senses with live music and multiple food trucks selling pretzels, sausages, turkey legs, pizza & more!  We had the privilege to cover this celebration of tasty brews on Friday the 22nd, with a large majority of the breweries coming from Colorado.

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Cloak & Dagger: Collin McKenna

Cloak & Dagger: Collin McKenna

Cloak & Dagger music festival is self-described as a “small music festival focusing on music, and music alone.”  While it is still relatively young, we’d argue that the festival itself is anything but small.  This year marks only the third incarnation of the festival here in Denver (they had an event in Albuquerque earlier this year), but when past lineups include such dance music heavy hitters as Four Tet, the Gaslamp Killer, Thomas Jack, Justin Martin, and Cashmere Cat….well you get the point.  Calling it small is just an exercise in modesty.

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Vans Warped Tour 2016: Denver

Vans Warped Tour 2016: Denver

Vans Warped Tour made its stop in Denver last Sunday on the Pepsi Center Grounds. The longest running traveling tour in the nation has seen the rise of punk and alternative music’s greats and continues to be one of every band’s dream gigs. In the past I remember it being very different; lineups used to be a bunch of seemingly nobodies and then mega-headliner acts to close the night. Fond memories of Warped Tour 2009 (the last time I went) spring to mind when Underoath massacred the stage after endless mini circle pits and bands I didn’t know.

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The New Low Hits Warped Tour

The New Low Hits Warped Tour

Nothing switches up the game like pink hair. In terms of Alternative Metal, it can only amplify the situation at hand.

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Atreyu - Warped Tour Denver Edition

Atreyu - Warped Tour Denver Edition

I’ve heard too many people say the music they listened to in high school is dead. They say that the alternative, punk, and hardcore genres have been played out and all the bands they used to love are history. They’re also wrong.

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It's Your Town: New Amsterdam Art Party

It's Your Town: New Amsterdam Art Party

Save the date, Cultureheads: Saturday August 6th.  Also remember the venue: Price Davis Studios.  This art gallery, which is located in the heart of the RiNo district at 31st and Larimer, is the perfect space to host a celebration of the rich cultural tapestry that is Denver’s burgeoning street art scene, which is exactly what this party is all about: New Amsterdam Sprits wants us to know that this is our town.

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Autoerotique

Autoerotique
Toronto based duo Autoerotique have made quite a mark for themselves since their initial signing with Dim Mak records in 2009.  Including styles such as techno, house, rave, and even indie rock into their repertoire, they’ve racked up an impressive resume of supporters from the likes of Calvin Harris, Skrillex, Diplo, The Chainsmokers, Kaskade, Martin Garrix, and much more. We had a chance to sit down with Keith Robertson and find out what he’s got in store for the future.
 
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Terravita

Terravita

The guys in Terravita are no strangers to the electronic music scene.  Rising out of the Boston rave scene in the early 2000s, they initially started out as a drum n’ bass act, but have diversified along with the scene….incorporating elements of dubstep and trap into their mixes since.  They’re veterans of the festival circuit at this point as well, with appearances at the likes of EDC and Shambhala among their credits.  Oddly enough, the last time they played here in Colorado was at a much smaller venue in comparison to Red Rocks….we had the chance to ask Jon and Chris about that, as well as a variety of other…..conversation pieces.

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Fun Da Mentalist

Fun Da Mentalist

The post 2000 era of sample based electronic music is thriving. Artists like Pretty Lights, DJ Shadow, Z Trip, Girl Talk and more have made an industry for themselves by pushing the boundaries of production with well produced sample laced tunes. We took some time to sit down with Denver based producer Fun Da Mentalist on the eve of the release of his new full length self titled LP. He has been producing for over ten years and it shows on this eight song opus of sound. Three years of studio time after his previous release ‘The Ben Franklenstein Monster’ have shown to be a very productive and transformative period of time for the young and aspiring producer making him sure to be an artist to look for in 2016. The full album can be found on Soundcloud here: http://bit.ly/2aycsUX

The Ben Franklenstein Monster can be found here: https://fundamentalist.bandcamp.com/

Free Downloads on both and co-produced by Denver’s own Bill Goldstein, Dwight Forcey, and Tyler Gettel aka TKettle.

 

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Divide Music Festival 2016: Fraser, CO

Divide Music Festival 2016: Fraser, CO

This past weekend we had the honor of covering the inaugural edition of Divide Music Festival. Set in the beautiful mountain town of Fraser, CO just past Winter Park Resort, Divide offered some of the best music of our generation: featuring a carefully crafted lineup that served as a perfect blend of old and new. We saw performances by the Cold War Kids, JR JR, Saint Motel, Bleachers, The Coteries, Paper Lights, Cake, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Passion Pit, Kid Cudi, The Fray, Miike Snow, and Blondie. Filling out the lineup were some of Colorado's’ best up and comers like Edison, Modern Suspects, and local hip hop act Splyt. We enjoyed a plethora of outdoor activities from camping to hiking, as the festival grounds are bordered by the Continental Divide and surrounded by 360 degree views of Colorado’s beautiful Rocky Mountains. When it was all said and done, to put it simply, our experience was one that we hope to duplicate for years to come.

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Global Dance Festival 2016

Global Dance Festival 2016

Cement legs and fatigue.  Those two words best describe how I felt upon entering Day 3 of Global Dance Festival. I am all too familiar with this feeling having played sports all my life, nothing new. However I am not going for glory on the field; I have spent the past 2 days crawling up and down Red Rocks. As I approach the press entrance on day 3, I realize just how much this weekend has been lifting me up and dropping me dirty. I give a quick moment of silence to my calves which will assuredly become paste by the end of this wild ride.

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Denver Summer Brewfest

Denver Summer Brewfest

One of the things that we are fortunate to do a lot of here at Colorado Culture is interview music artists from around the world about a variety of different topics.  No matter the artist however, we’ve got a stock question that we like to ask everyone, mainly because it always prompts such diverse and interesting answers.  The question is (since we’re Colorado CULTURE) “what does culture mean to you?”  And it’s a bit of a two-parter, this first part just concerns defining the term itself, and the second part involves defining it as it applies to Colorado.  For the second part, the answer (more often than not) contains something to do with weed and/or bass music.  Which is something we’ve always found to be a bit curious.  No one hardly ever mentions beer.

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Shwayze @ Cervantes 7/15/16

Shwayze @ Cervantes 7/15/16

 

Photo Review by Tyler Potter.

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LUMBERJVCK @ Rawkus, 7/15/16

LUMBERJVCK @ Rawkus, 7/15/16

Once again I walked into Colorado Springs small town venue, Rawkus, on July 15th not knowing what to expect. Once again I was seeing an artist I had never really heard much about before. Once again I was absolutely taken back by the performance I witnessed.

Photo by Mike DeVita

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Barely Alive @ Rawkus 6/28/16

Barely Alive @ Rawkus 6/28/16

As many of us head bangers know there’s absolutely nothing better than whipping your hair around trying to break your necks to dubstep, which is exactly what the crowd was doing during Barely Alive’s set at Rawkus in Colorado Springs this past Saturday.

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Jake Schneider

Jake Schneider

Question: what do Bassnectar, Hieroglyphics, and the String Cheese Incident have in common?  Give up?  Well aside from being some of the heaviest hitters in their respective genres of music, they also all happen to share representation at the same talent agency: Madison House.

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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
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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
Beer Central
Event Reviews
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...