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Ghostland Observatory, Mimosa and Zion I, Red Rocks Amphitheatre 6-15-12

Saturday, June 30th, 2012

My first Red Rocks show of the summer, Ghostland Observatory with Mimosa and Zion I as special guests – an energetic, dancey, fun filled evening – to think I almost didn’t go, I had tickets for STS9 the next night and thought how could this match their performance from Snowball? Not only was it matched, it was TOPPED, call it the Red Rocks magic, call it the crowd vibe, call it our  “FukYah FukYah Krew” (which funny enough started at Snowball), the amazing weather, front row experience, new tracks, lasers, or once again Aaron Behrens crazy yet amazing dance moves. I left wanting more and this definitely set the precedent for all Red Rocks shows this summer.

I didn’t know what to expect from Zion I or Mimosa but was presently surprised – even though we got to the venue around 7 and Ghostland didn’t get on until around 11:30 they kept us entertained –  Zion I are a hip hop duo from Oakland and Mimosa is a dubstep/glitch hop/grime DJ and producer from the Bay Area – I haven’t been into that type of music lately but Mimosa’s production and mixes really worked for me – I’d go so far as seeing him as a headliner in his own, it really set the stage (no pun intended) for the rest of the night:

I decided to experiment with video for this show and ended up putting together the below based on a few clips I took with my iPhone 4 – I’ve been wanting to explore the world of video editing so this was a good opportunity and experience and is by no means perfect, however I hope it summarizes the night and gives you all a good feel of our experience:

Zion I Feat. K. Flay – Coastin

Mimosa – Psychedelic Stereo

Mimosa – Days Go By Mimosa Remix

And because I’m obsessed with this song, here’s a cool remix:

Ghostland Observatory-Sad Sad City Pretty-Girls Lasers Remix

Westword Music Showcase Schedule

Saturday, June 23rd, 2012

FYI – Attached is the schedule for today’s Westword Music Showcase in PDF format (for printing, or smartphone viewing pleasure).

WMS Schedule

Westword HOE!

Thursday, June 21st, 2012

Err…I mean Westword HO!  Week 25 of 2012 brings us the Westword Music Showcase and it pays to be prepared.  Here is a list of everything I am bringing to ensure a maximized musical experience (you will want to do the same):

Tickets
Backpack
Cash (for PBR’s)
Sunscreen
Hat
Camping Chair
Beach Towel
Feather Boa
Fixed Gear Bicycle
Bicycle Lock
Inflatable Alligator
Water
Change of Clothes
Cologne\Perfume
Deodorant
Gold Bond Baby Powder (for chafing)
Closed Toe Shoes (or sandals)
American Flags
Ear Plugs
Paper Map of Downtown Denver
Banjo
Harmonica
Piñata
The Homey Clique
A Couple of Women Bouncers (for protection)
Sunglasses

ALSO, DO NOT FORGET to show your hometown heroes some love:

OPTION4
1:30-2:00 – City Hall Street Level

BOYHOLLOW
4:00-4:50 – Vinyl Rooftop

GIRL TALK (Collin’s FAV)
8:40-9:55 – Main Stage

Who are you going to see?  Let us know, and we’ll see you on the beach!

Challah atcha boy Rich Nixon

Editors Track: Girl Talk – Feed The Animals