We here at Ultra5280 are pretty big fans of Kendrick Lamar. Today he graced us with the first single off his upcoming sophomore album. The jazzy cut has Kendrick flowing over a tight beat produced by Rahki. If this is any indication of what the album will sound like we are in for a treat.
After another summer of big movies and loud explosions, the fall season turns out award hopefuls and festival favorites. As in any fall lineup, it’s not just the award chasing movies that are released. Scary movies pepper October in preparation for Halloween (Annabelle, Before I Go To Sleep, Horns). We have returns of sequels, with Horrible Bosses 2, Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1, and The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies. And there are also animated offerings with Big Hero 6 and Penguins of Madagascar. While some of these look more entertaining than others - those of you who know me will know I won’t be seeing those scary flicks - this fall preview focuses on the stories and characters we’re most excited about seeing on the screen.Read More
"Welcome to the Ultra5280 Film Section!
We are expanding our horizons and beginning this film section to include our recommendations, reviews, new trailers, and film festival news.
We’ll be starting with a Fall Preview to drop later in the week. Look out for that and more coming into the festival and awards season.
If there’s something you’ve seen and like, or don’t, let us know what it is and why!
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Jack White was recently in Denver for his sold-out performance at Red Rocks. In between Mr. White had time to attend a Rockies game and film a music video at the Cruise Room. The video itself was shot and recorded in a 24 hour period, which is pretty amazing. Check out the video for "Would You Fight For My Love".
There's something magical about Red Rocks Amphitheatre. We have been lucky enough to see some amazing concerts over the years. What we enjoy the most is the reaction some musicians get when stepping out onto the stage in front of 9,000+ for their first headlining gig. The Arctic Monkeys hail from Sheffield, England and have been around for a good while now. We remember seeing a moppy haired frontman Alex Turner at SXSW what seems an eternity ago in front of what we presumably can safely say about 30-40 people. The band has come a long way since, with a strong album to cap off 2013 (It made our top album of that year). The band wasted no time Thursday night on a wet rainy night going straight into "Do I Wanna Know", from AM. The crowd automatically erupted as the bass drum intro kicked in and Turner with his dapper attire and sassy attitude provided an all out sing along heard miles away. The band played material mostly off of AM but included their claim to fame song "I Bet You Look Good on The Dancefloor", which many of the early teens probably didn't recognize. Other highlights were "Why'd You Only Call Me When Your'e High", "R U Mine" and love ballad "I Wanna Be Yours". The cold rainy weather didn't keep the crowd from having a good time, as the band seemed to feed off the energy as the night went on.
The band itself has reached tremendous accolades, we can only hope they maintain that momentum and continue to make great music to dance to. The band will continue to tour the rest of this year with a few festivals here and there and some dates overseas.
Setlist: Do I Wanna Know | Snap Out of It | Arabella | Brainstorm | Don't Sit Down 'Cause I've Moved Your Chair' |Dancing Shoes | Crying Lighting | Knee Socks | My Propeller | I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor | Library Pictures | All My Own Stunts | Old Yellow Bricks | No 1. Party Anthem | Why'd You Only Call Me When Your High ? | Fluorescent Adolescent | 505 | Encore: One For The Road | I Wanna Be Yours | R U Mine
Once again Red Bull Sound Select is bringing the heat to Denver and we have an awesome prize package for you. The contest is really simple, go to our Instagram page. The contest ends Saturday noon, and we will pick a random winner among all the entries. Here is the prize pack. Big thanks to DJ Low Key for letting us put this together for you guys.
-A copy of the Red Bull Music Academy - For The Record Hardcover Book (retail price $35+)
-A show poster signed by Exile & The Dirty Science crew + Thurz
-A Goodness/The Solution button/sticker pack
-A $50 tab at the show
SATURDAY, 8/30 from 5-10pm -> Earlier this year, I was lucky enough to throw my first two Red Bull Sound Select Denver shows and help make the official Denver debuts from the legendary Bun B & rap prodigies Vic Mensa and Leather Corduroys a reality. This time around, it’s an honor and a pleasure to bring out LA’s infamous Dirty Science crew, with MPC mastermind Exile anchoring a dope lineup including his group with Johaz, Dag Savage, plus the two newest DS crew members, Choosey & Denmark Vessey! Exile has a fantastic history of putting on ridiculously talented artists like Aloe Blacc, Miguel, Blu & Fashawn, don’t miss a chance to catch the best of the present and future Dirty Science crew as they hit Denver!!!
As if that wasn’t enough, we’re also bringing out longtime Los Angeles favorite Thurz & future soul singer/producer Tiffany Gouché to join Denver’s own Oren L (of the Foodchain) and live production genius Fast For4ward as we debut The Meadowlark’s extra fresh, newly upgraded patio stage. DJ Lazy Eyez will be joining me on DJing and hosting duties and with the show being free with an RSVP at RedBullSoundSelect.com, there’s not a whole lot more we can do to make things any better (although we do have a few more surprises in store for the show, just wait!).
Since it’s a patio show, things get started at 5pm sharp and with a super packed lineup and small venue, we highly recommend RSVPing and getting to the show early. Like I already mentioned, you can RSVP at RedBullSoundSelect.com for FREE entry (that’s right, get in FREE!!! It’s first come, first serve though, so come early) and also get access to some great music, videos and more online. Otherwise, it’s still quite a deal of show at $5 (just make sure you show up early, because being ready to pay a $5 cover does you no good at a sold out show). Last but definitely not least, HUGE shouts to Delton Demarest for the awesome flyer art! 21+/5-10pm/2701 Larimer St.
P.S. Stay tuned for more great monthly Red Bull Sound Select shows and new music in Denver, curated by myself, Holy Underground, Souls In Action & The UMS, all year long!!!
One of our favorites Inner Oceans will be headlining at The Hi-Dive this coming Friday along with Sunboy & Eros & the Eschaton. Lucky for you we want to hook you up with a pair of tickets, check out our Instagram on Wednesday for your chance. Tickets can be purchased here. We have had several chances to see Inner Oceans this past year and we have enjoyed every minute of them, from the Snowball Music Festival to The UMS.
About Inner Oceans:
Sirens echo through tunnels drawing you deeper into song-soaked clearings, drenched in time and city lights. The fury of synthesizers and haunted melodies string through waves of textured imagery, crafting exhilarating sonic environments. Envisioned and fueled by Griffith Snyder and supported by a veteran band of multi-instrumentalists and collaborators, Inner Oceans becomes a new angle for pop music.