Fasor Pop-Up Set To Take Place This Saturday


This Saturday, Pabst Blue Ribbon Sound Society and Moxy Hotels hosts FASOR Records’ pop-up party. Yes, you read that right: nostalgia beer company to indie bands across the nation and a boutique hotel chain have combined their efforts to showcase local talent in Cherry Creek North. It’s an unexpected collaboration for sure, but this is a celebration bringing Denver creatives together and to share that love with their fans.

FASOR Records is a label created by DJ & Producer Carl Carrell based out of Denver, but with roots in Los Angeles and Chicago. They’re known for hosting hip hop and R&B dance parties all across town like Stay Up Saturdays and Motown on Mondays. Goers of FASORS’ events can “expect the unexpected” as its founder quotes. 

Partake in the FASOR pop up from 2pm-6pm: sip on PBR beermosas, sample the waffle bar, and vibe out with some of Denver’s favorite vibe makers, and shop with fashion brand Lawrence & Larimer. This event is free entry with RSVP on FASOR’s website. The FASOR pop-up event is sure to kick off your Memorial Day Weekend right.

2019 Underground Music Showcase Lineup Revealed

The 2019 Underground Music Showcase has revealed their lineup today. The festival takes place in a multitude of venues along Broadway, in Denver, Colorado. More details on specific stages and locations will be announced closer to the festival.. Supporting artists include Empress Of, Yves Tumor, DRAMA, Sophie Meiers, LEIKELI47, Y La Bamba, Gardens & Villa, William Elliott Whitmore, Miya Folick, Tessa Violet, Haviah Mighty, Liza Anne, Spooky Mansion, Greyhounds, Dressy Bessy, DBUK, SWSH, Kainalu, Jackie Mendoza, Clavvs, Rapperchicks, Rich Jones, Divino Niño, Parallelephants, Deezie Brown, Garrett T Capps and more and more than 200 acts from across Colorado. Three-day weekend tickets are now available for $50. The three-day weekend tickets include general admission access to all musical performances and all stages, all weekend long.

“UMS is a strong representation of all types of music. This year’s lineup of national and local bands was strategically designed to showcase the volume of musically talented individuals Denver has grown while also inviting some national acts to crash the party” said Tobias Krause, Event Director of Underground Music Showcase. “Denver’s music scene is growing and shaping into something special, something worth putting Denver on the map as a nationally recognized ‘music city.’ We have put our heart and soul into ensuring UMS helps grow that positive image for all Denver artists while keeping the soul of this underground music community alive.”

We are very much looking to cover the amazing lineup once again and stay tuned for more information as we get closer to the festival.

Levitt Pavilion Announces Their 2019 Concert Schedule With 50 free Concerts in Ruby Hill

The beautiful Levitt Pavilion (Photo courtesy: Joel Rekiel)

One of our favorite venues has just announced it’s 2019 lineup and we are pretty stoked. This year is sure to be a blast as Ruby Hill plays host to an amazing lineup of national and local acts.

Levitt Pavilion Denver is proud to announce their 2019 Concert Schedule with 50 Free Concerts in Ruby Hill Park this summer. The Levitt Pavilion Denver mission of building community through music is more prevalent than ever with their continued support for local musicians, community programs, and increasing access to the arts through their free concert series. The non-profit music venue is funded by donations, sponsorships, and onsite concession sales. While the concerts are free to attend, donations and VIP upgrades are available to help keep the music going for years to come.

2019 will mark Levitts third year of providing free, family-friendly concerts for all to enjoy. Recently named as Denver’s Best Outdoor Venue by Denver Westword, the outdoor amphitheater can accommodate up to 18,000 people in its open lawn seating for their free concerts and 7,500 for ticketed concerts produced by Emporium Presents. Patrons can expect a diverse lineup of local Colorado based artists, national, and international talent in a wide array of music genres.

Executive Director, Chris Zacher adds “Levitt is still in growth mode as an organization and as a venue. In 2017 nobody knew what Levitt was, that is now changing but there’s still a lot of work to do. This offseason we spent a tremendous amount of time working on our artistic bookings and improving the venue for the concert goers experience. We want everyone to come out to a show and grow with us, learn about artists you haven’t yet heard of, bring the family and spread out on our vast lawn, and be a part of this unique experience. Without the support of the community Levitt is not possible.”  

Esme Patterson performing at Levitt Pavilion. (Photo courtesy: Joel Rekiel)

Levitt Pavilion prides themselves in discovering emerging artists, especially the local Colorado artists. In 2018, eighty Colorado based bands played the Levitt stage over the course of sixty concerts in both free and ticketed events. Talent Buyer and Production Manager, Chase Wessel asserts, “At Levitt, we pride ourselves on presenting all genres of music for our growing communities. Having success in past seasons has allowed us to increase artist budgets, which in turn has allowed us to bring in higher caliber artists. I'm extremely excited to announce our third summer season at Levitt and continue to put on high level productions, free of charge!”

Levitt Pavilion Denver’s 2019 free concert season will begin on May 24th and run through September.

* Local support to be added. Lineup subject to change.

Levitt Pavilion Denver's 2019 Free Concert Schedule

5/24 - Dragondeer with A.J. Fullerton

5/25 - TBA *

5/26 - Tea Leaf Green with The Jive Tribe

6/1 - Esmé Patterson with Carsie Blanton

6/2 - Jenny and the Mexicats with Bang Data

6/6 - Phamaly 30th Anniversary Concert

6/7 - Western Standard Time Ska Orchestra with The Dendrites

6/14 - Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers *

6/15 - The Slackers *

6/16 - Queen City Country & Western Showcase

6/21 - Who’s Bad | The Ultimate Michael Jackson Experience with Float Like A Buffalo

6/23 - School of Rock Showcase

6/28 - Greyhounds *

7/5 - The Bright Light Social Hour with Walker Lukens

7/6 - The Dustbowl Revival *

7/7 - Villalobos Brothers with El Javi

7/11 - Denver Concert Band with Carol Jantsch of the Philadelphia Orchestra

7/12 - Brubeck Brothers Quartet *

7/13 - Inspector with Vic N’ The Narwhals

7/14 - Orgone with Cosmic Joe

7/18 - Rainbow Militia with Chimney Choir and DéCollage

7/19 - Gasoline Lollipops with Chella & The Charm

7/20 - Reggae on the Grass

7/21 - Aterciopelados with Pink Hawks

7/25 - Dale Watson with Halden Wofford & The Hi-Beams

7/26 - Kinky with iZCALLi

7/27 - Lyrics Born with Boss Eagle

7/28 - TBA *

8/1 - Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band with Ryan Chrys & The Rough Cuts and Tracksuit Wedding

8/2 - Levitt National Tour Presents: Flor de Toloache with Flamenco Denver

8/4 - Reverend Horton Heat with The Delta Bombers and Lincoln Durham

8/8 - Slim Cessna’s Auto Club with Lost Walks

8/9 - Passafire with Of Good Nature

8/10 - The Mother Hips *

8/15 - Eilen Jewell *

8/16 - Celso Pińa with Pato Machete

8/17 - Backyard Party with Dirty Dozen Brass Band and Slim Wednesday

8/18 - The Brothers Comatose with Jalan Crossland

8/22 - Special Guests with CITRA

8/23 - Fiesta Colorado Dance Company with Mariachi Sol de mi Tierra

8/24 - Zion I *

8/29 - Wild Rivers with The Copper Children

8/30 - Dessa with MONAKR

8/31 - Authority Zero with No Bueno!

9/1 - Grupo Fantasma

9/7 - Native American Arts Celebration with special guests Redbone

9/8 - Face Vocal Band *

9/13 - TBA *

9/14 - Low Cut Connie *

9/15 - Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears with Robbie Peoples

Through a partnership with Emporium Presents, Levitt Pavilion Denver will also host a handful of ticketed concerts, featuring artists like Rob Thomas, Third Eye Blind, Jimmy Eat World, and Tower of Power. Tickets can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com or levittdenver.org.

Levitt Pavilion Denver's 2019 Ticketed Concert Schedule

5/19 - Spread The Word - A Colorado Music Festival

5/31 - The Samples with special guests Vertical Horizon

6/8 - The Fab Four with Special Guest: Rocks Off - A Tribute to The Rolling Stones

6/10 - Rob Thomas: Chip Tooth Tour with special guest Abby Anderson

6/22 - Third Eye Blind / Jimmy Eat World: Summer Gods Tour 2019 with special guest Ra Ra Riot

8/3 - Tower of Power with special guests Average White Band

9/27 - Three Dog Night

For more information about tickets, parking, venue information, VIP upgrades, and donations please visit www.levittdenver.org.

First Look: Babelord "Feels" Video

Just who is Babelord?

We are still trying to figure that out. All we know is we received this transmission via our 8 track fax machine and wanted to share with our fellow earthlings.

2.5 million light years away, within the 528th quadrant, beyond the ninth quasar within the Andromeda galaxy lies the planet of Galactar; home of the Galactans. The Galactans are a peaceful and highly advanced humanoid race; well versed in the arts, sciences and intergalactic love...

In Galactic year 420.69, a young Galactan by the name of Babelord was sent to the planet Earth with an impossible mission; to educate humans in the ways of infinite, unconditional, intergalactic love. With no feasible way to communicate effectively with the primitive humans, and armed only with the sounds of music and a few friends she has made along the way, Babelord and her comrades fight an uphill battle. Will she succeed, or will the spirit of humanity be erased from the universe FOREVER??????

Babelord and her Earthling friend Danny D.

Justin Johnson's Dream Is Grind Is Putting Denver Hip Hop and R&B On The Map

Denver native Justin Johnson and his artist and entertainment company Dream Is Grind, is taking over Denver’s hip-hop and R&B scene!

Johnson lived a double life growing up as a beat maker and football player. He took off for Philadelphia for football, but had many run-ins with Philly’s rap heavy-hitters during that time.

Justin Johnson

Justin Johnson

“Beanie Sigel, Meek Mill, Jay-Z would be on our campus…That’s when I really fell in love with music and hip-hop because I was seeing the game right there. It changed my whole outlook. Meek Mill would be on my campus freestyling,” Johnson recounts.

Upon his homecoming nearly ten years later, he connected with producers and started making music with local artists. He hustled while working an unfulfilling full-time gig that didn’t drive him creatively or emotionally, “How I created my production company Dream Is Grind was out of depression honestly. I was going through a huge breakup. I was working in cooperate America. When you go through hard times and obstacles you really start to think about yourself. So I thought to myself ‘lemme go start my own business.’”

Dream Is Grind took off from there.

“My first artist that I managed was Lo-Pez, who happened to be Timberland’s nephew. The universe is crazy on how it connects you.” Justin elaborates on those first stages on building his company, “As far as the business aspect goes, I had to learn. [Attend] workshops. I had to put myself in the game. My focus was learning how to manage artists and building a studio from the ground up. Two years later I executive produced Lo-Pez’ first album W.I.P (Work In Progress).”

After this major project, Johnson and his company had established credibility within the local scene that got him some attention nationally. Dream Is Grind was contacted by a talent buyer out of Seattle to promote the Jacquees concert in 2018; which was later cancelled. The upset didn’t stop Dream Is Grind’s momentum as they went on to take two up-and-coming artists under their wing: Jay Triiiple & Chyreco.

Kush Groove, Dream Is Grind’s newest endeavor, is an urban focused live performance party thrown at Meadowlark celebrates its first anniversary this year. Dream Is Grind is celebrating by throwing a showcase of Denver’s musical talent at Ophelia’s.

Johnson talks about how the event came to fruition, “I saw a lot of division in the music culture out here. It’s very clique-y and not supportive. There are really good artists and I believe in Denver. So I wanted to produce a showcase that shows off Denver artists. We wanted to show people how to work together. It doesn’t matter what race you are or what background you have. I’m hoping that it’s entertainment it’s fun it’s networking. It’s a platform that’s the glue of these bridges that we have created.” The night features a diverse lineup of Denver artists: Soul singer Zach Maxwell, and R&B crooner Napalm, as well as additional performances by Adiel Mitchell, Mandy Groves and Yasi, DJ sets by KDJ Above and Destiny Shynelle.

What does Johnson hope people take away from his events and Dream Is Grind?

“Those people work hard. They believe in themselves. They care about Denver.”

Catch Kush Groove’s first anniversary celebration Thursday February 28th at 8pm at Ophelia’s.

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