There are two things that you never want to hear in your life: "it's malignant" and "I'm sorry, but it's sold out". CRL CRRLL put on the best show that Ultra's seen yet and it wouldn't surprise me if his shows begin selling out like hipsters flocking to a sale at Urban Outfitters. With the lights dimmed and the fog machine billowing puffs of ambient white smoke into the crowd, Carl made his entrance. Starting off with some of his classics, but delving into some new tracks that definitely peaked the crowd's interest. Sensing that my window for becoming a professional dancer was closing, I rallied the troops and started a dance party. More and more people began joining in, finding it nearly impossible to not at least tap your toe, spin around, touch the ground, and grind on your neighbor. CRL CRRLL has been traipsing the line between starving artist and hip-hop-legend-Denver-heart-throb and last night he surpassed both of those and really stood out as someone to keep track of. Ultra has always been a friend and supporter of Carl and it is exciting to see his career begin to take off and watch him find his own niche as a performer.
Young & Sick put on an amazing show as well. Continuing the dance party from before by playing some funky beats. Nick Van Hofwegan showed up with his golden locks a flowing and hypnotized the audience with his beauty. At this point I was a couple beers deep, perspiring from all the dancing, and making friends with the homeless selling roses on Colfax. If anything it is a tribute to the sheer amount of fun there is to be had at Lost Lake Lounge. It may have been the adult beverages skewing my fun'o'meter (yes, that's a thing. Google it) but last night the stars aligned and everyone was angelic and the music was flowing like the rivers in the Garden of Eden. Y&S have been around for awhile, growing their fan base in the interim, so the dance floor was packed, the beer was abundant (did I say that already?) and the music was great. All around an amazing show, with amazing people, and an amazing venue. It was just down right, god damn, amazing.