Top 5 Shows to Hit in Colorado in April
#5 Beats Antique
April 11th, Fillmore Auditorium, Denver
This San Francisco-an trio is kicking off their newest tour, A Thousand Faces, at the Fillmore Auditorium in Denver. Beats Antique brings an array of cultures to the stage with every sound, vibe, and movement. Exquisite belly dancing, theatrical props, and absolutely mesmerizing visuals throw the audience into a trance. Filling up the Fillmore on April 11th with a sold-out show, Beats Antique aims to take you on a trip through your own inner dimensions.
April 17th, Gothic Theater, Denver
Twenty one year old Australian native, Harley Streten, is coming back to Colorado to play an expectedly sold out show at the Gothic Theater in Englewood. Flume has made a name for himself being on lineups such as Coachella, Forecastle, and Lollapalooza in 2014. With several awards under his belt, Harley has got the attention his transgressive chillstep, or what he likes to call Flume Step, deserves. Having sold out his show in Boulder in September 2013, and especially after his growing popularity, it might be tough to grab a ticket for such an intimate venue. Don’t miss out on the chance to see Flume in the 303, because this guy is worldwide.
#3 The Glitch Mob
April 25th & 26th, Fillmore Auditorium, Denver
The Glitch Mob is invading Denver for a blood-pumping, head-banging two night event. This internationally known electronica group has grown famous for their bass-driven beats and glitch synths that capture attention as fast as the song moves onto a new beat. When The Glitch Mob hit Red Rocks Ampitheater in September 2012, they appeared wearing dark cloaks walking amongst billows of smoke – a dramatic, mood-setting scene that never fails to heighten the fun of their music. As many as seven festivals are on these guys’ tour, so catch them at the Fillmore right in our capital before heading across the country to Bonnaroo or the Governor’s Ball.
#2 Wiz Khalifa & Snoop Dogg
April 20th, Red Rocks Ampitheater, Morrison
What better excuse does one need than the simple fact that two of the most renowned, self-proclaimed stoners in the music scene are teaming up at Red Rocks for a 4/20 cannabis celebration? This show is not only one of the first shows of Red Rocks season, but also the first ever Snoop’s Wellness Retreat. And what better way to celebrate than filling the amphitheater with sweet sensimilla? Bringing friends Y.G. and Smoke DZA, Wiz and Snoop will have everyone lifted.
#1 Pretty Lights Music Party
at Snowball April 6th, Sports Authority Field
On the third evening of Colorado’s own Snowball Music Festival, Derek Vincent Smith, aka Pretty Lights, is bringing his entire label to the Groove Tent for a one-of-a-kind set. Earlier this month Derek posted pictures to his Instagram of a preview of his brand-new set up. He also proclaimed that turntablism will be at its finest and he’s getting ready for a “a whole new world of sonic exploration in the hip hop electronica galaxy”…and that’s just for his personal set on Saturday. Michal Menert (the Godfather of Pretty Lights Music), Paul Basic, Supervision, Eliot Lipp and many more will all join PL onstage, but only they know what is going to go down. For the rest of us, we’ll just have to wait and see how PLM changes the game once again. With both rounds of first tier tickets sold out for the full three days, it might be worth it just to snag a Sunday single day ticket just to see this sure to be memorable set. Besides, who could ever get enough of all those pretty lights?
Written By: Jaelyn Kohl