THURSDAYS in June at 8pm -> Dada Art Bar is the newest addition to the RiNo neighborhood (home to many great spots I work with; The Meadowlark, Larimer Lounge & Infinite Monkey Theorem) and like the rest of RiNo, it’s a got a fantastic vibe. Come check out the space for yourself, complete with art by Robert Bell, small plates + paninis & a great drink selection and feel good music by DJ Low Key from 8pm-midnight throughout June (and maybe beyond). $3 Red Bulls / $5 Red Bull & Vodkas / 21+ / No cover / 2470 Broadway.
Thursdays in June -> Dada Art Bar w/DJ Low Key & art by Robert Bell…Come check out the art, food, drinks & feel good music at the brand new RiNo space from 8pm-midnight all month!!!
Saturday, 6/28 -> Red Bull Sound Select Denver w/Vic Mensa, Leather Corduroys (Joey Purp+Kami De Chukwu), BLKHRTS & CRL CRRLL at Larimer Lounge, curated by DJ Low Key & hosted by Lazy Eyez! RSVP for free entry, otherwise it’s only $5 cover!!!
SATURDAY, 6/28 -> Back in April, it was an honor to bring Bun B out for his unfathomably long overdue Denver debut in my first Red Bull Sound Select Show show. Time to curate my second RBSS show and I’m super excited for some Denver debuts of a younger sort; Save Money favorites and Chicago’s own Vic Mensa and Leather Corduroys (aka Joey Purp & Kami De Chukwu) at Larimer Lounge!!! They’ll be joined by two of my favorite Denver acts to date, extra live rap monsters BLKHRTS and multi-talented, experimental producer/singer CRL CRRLL, as well as host extraordinaire Lazy Eyez, for what should be one of the craziest shows of the year!
Fresh off of appearing next to fellow Save Money crew member Chance The Rapper on the recent XXL Freshmen cover and touring the globe with Disclosure, Vic Mensa’s continued to make a name for himself as one of the most interesting new voice in music. At just 20 years old, Vic’s diverse variety of styles and unique approach to songwriting made last year’s INNANETAPE one of my favorite projects of 2013 (download it for free HERE) and his latest single, “Down On My Luck”, picks up right where it left off, mixing top notch rap skills, inventive production and a catchy hook with all the makings of a Summer anthem.
Whether you’re familiar with them or not, Leather Corduroys (aka Leather Cords) are the next part of the Save Money army primed to follow Chance & Vic’s success. Members Joey Purp & Kami De Chukwu are both formidable solo MCs, with Fake Shore Drive’s Best Of Joey Purp and Kami’s Light both getting a ton of play in my system and rave reviews across the country. With that said, the two recently partnered to create the group Leather Cords and dropped Porno Music Volume II:TSFR to critical acclaim, with more heat to follow.
Ghetto goth, industrial hip hop, rock something or other, etc…Call it what you want, but once you hear them, you’ll definitely remember BLKHRTS. While the band has been splitting time between here and LA since their recent signing with ORGMusic/Federal Prism for their official label debut, you better believe that they stay repping Denver to the fullest. Rappers Yonnas Abraham, King F.O.E. & Karma and their ridiculous band smash performances with unparallelled energy and trademark ferocity, earning their spot as certified local legends with bigger things to come.
CRL CRRLL’s sound is just as unique, but tougher to pin down. Regardless, the producer/singer has been on a roll the last few years, making fantastic music that has a hard time fitting into a box, whether it’s soulful dance tracks, emotive downtempo joints or sophisticated pop anthems. Regardless of what you call his music, as he makes his presence in the city and beyond more known, it’s hard to deny CRL CRRLL’s musical talent and ear for quality.
Things get started at 9pm sharp and with a crazy thick lineup, small venue and Vic Mensa exploding on the national scene, the show should should be packed out early, so I’d highly recommend getting their early. As if the stacked bill wasn’t enough, 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, big up Joseph Martinez (fresh off of doing the artwork for Blu’s recent Good To Be Home album) for the ridiculous flyer art! 18+/9pm/2712 Larimer Street.
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!!!
Monday, 6/23 -> The Foreign Exchange & DJ Low Key at Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom! Don’t miss your only chance to catch The Love In Flying Colors Tour in CO!!!
MONDAY, 6/23 at 8pm -> *Does a happy dance*
If you came out to see Phonte & Nicolay aka The Foreign Exchange in their infamous RBMA-backed 2011 Colorado debut (you can listen here), then I’ll just cut to the chase so you can go ahead and get your presale tickets for this time around. You can get them HERE.
Now for everybody else. Grammy nominated duo, The Foreign Exchange, put on a ridiculously great show, the crowd that comes out is cool as can be and seeing them with the live band really takes producer Nicolay’s work to another level. Phonte is a natural born entertainer and their band is super dope, with Zo! on the keys, a variety of dope rotating vocalists (including the likes of Sy Smith, AB & Jene Jolly to name a few) and other fantastic players, rocking their super thorough catalog and a few covers. FE’s live show ends up being about as good of a time you can have in two or so hours, I HIGHLY recommend it.
As if that wasn’t enough, I’ll be getting the night started at Cervantes Masterpiece Theater with a variety of soul, R&B, house, hip hop and more to get the vibe set for what’s gonna be about as sure shot of a memorable night as the Summer’s going to offer. Get your pre-sales online HERE and make sure you put this one in your calendar. 8pm doors / 2637 Welton Street.
Sunday, 6/15 -> Birthday Madness at Goodness w/DJ Low Key, DJ Amen, Von Pea & Donwill (of Tanya Morgan/Brooklyn) on the Meadowlark’s patio! We’re celebrating Father’s Day and the birthdays of DJ Amen, Charley Cox, MC Big House, Karma Leigh, Donwill, Scotty C, DJ Low Key & more with Moontower Tacos, pics by Knower Of Ledge, ZenOne and complimentary Goodness cups/buttons!!!
SUNDAY, 6/15 at 3pm -> Despite last Sunday’s rainy, 45 degree, bizarro world weather, June remains in full effect and that means there’s a ton of Summer birthdays to celebrate at Goodness w/DJ Low Key & friends this Father’s Day weekend, with DJ Amen, Charley Cox, MC Big House, Karma Leigh, Donwill, Scotty C and myself celebrating, adding up to some certified Birthday Madness Goodness.
For the day’s soundtrack, me, DJ Amen and Von Pea & Donwill aka Brooklyn’s own Tanya Morgan will be on the turntables (with the odds that Don & Von rap a few verses being pretty high), bringing as much quality music as we can fit into one day on The Meadowlark’s beautiful patio. We’ve also got complimentary stadium style Goodness cups for the first 25 people to get drinks, as well as complimentary buttons for everybody! And as usual, Moontower Tacos will be making their incredible, uniquely tasty tacos to fuel the party.
Goodness/Solution photographer Knower Of The Ledge will be taking pics of the party (follow us on Instagram: @GDNSS), El Chingon is brewing refreshing agua frescas for us, ZenOne will be back & more on the Meadowlark’s recently upgraded (with more to come!) patio (2701 Larimer St), come rock with us!!! No cover / 21+ / 3-10pm.
Friday, 6/13 -> Special guests Tanya Morgan (Brooklyn/Lessondary) + DJ Low Key’s birthday at The Solution! DJ Lazy Eyez, Slider Shack, pics by Knower Of The Ledge & more at the Meadowlark!!!
FRIDAY, 6/13 -> The Solution w/DJ Low Key & Lazy Eyez on the turntables. Special guests Brooklynati’s own Donwill & Von Pea aka Tanya Morgan. DJ Low Key’s birthday. Slider Shack on food & Knower Of The Ledge on party pics. Guaranteed good times at The Meadowlark (2701 Larimer St). Free til 11, only $5 after.
Sunday, 6/8 at 3pm -> Summertime Goodness w/DJ Low Key, Spencer Foreman & Mikey Fresh on the Meadowlark’s patio! Complimentary Goodness cups with the first 25 drinks, Moontower Tacos, ZenOne & more!!!
SUNDAY, 6/8 from 3-10PM -> Last weekend’s Goodness w/DJ Low Key & friends featured another packed Sunday, full of smiles and great vibes, and things are only getting better with the Summer season is in full swing. For this week’s Goodness, I’ll be welcoming special guests and Denver favorites Spencer Foreman (aka Spencertron / Wu-Tang Wednesdays) and Mikey Fresh (Soul City Studios) out to The Meadowlark’s gorgeous patio to join me on the turntables for as much feel good music as we can fit into seven hours.
We’ve also got complimentary stadium style Goodness cups for the first 25 people to get drinks, as well as complimentary buttons for everybody! Moontower Tacos will be making their delicious, one of a kind tacos as usual out front, official Goodness/Solution photographer Knower Of The Ledge will be taking party pics (follow us on Instagram: @GDNSS), El Chingon is brewing refreshing agua frescas for us, ZenOne will be back & more on the Meadowlark’s recently upgraded (with more to come!) patio (2701 Larimer St), come rock with us!!! No cover / 21+ / 3-10pm.
Friday, 6/6 -> First Friday featuring art by Dread (Colorado Crush) at The Solution w/DJ Low Key & Lazy Eyez at the Meadowlark! Food by Slider Shack, party pics by Knower Of The Ledge & more!!!
FRIDAY, 6/6 -> It’s First Friday in the city and we’re excited to be helping make Denver prettier by featuring artwork by Colorado Crush founder Dread at The Solution w/DJ Low Key & Lazy Eyez!!! The party’s been extra packed and fun lately, and we’re looking forward to making things better with a great assortment of new works from Denver graf favorite at The Meadowlark.
Slider Shack will also be on the block with their delicious variety of gourmet sliders and crack fries and Armando Geneyro aka Knower Of The Ledge will be taking party pics throughout the night!!! 21+ / 9pm / No cover til 11pm / $5 after / 2701 Larimer St.
Monday, 6/2 -> Motown on Mondays World of Wonder w/DJ Low Key, DJ K-Nee & MOM Denver residents DJ Big Styles & E-Trane at Shag! All-star Stevie art show + prints curated by Karma Leigh & more!!!
MONDAY, 6/2 -> Join us for a very special edition of MOM Denver as we present an entire evening of music written, performed and produced by the legendary STEVIE WONDER!!! Nothing matches the unique vibe of Motown originals, remixes and edits designed for your dancefloor needs, with 4 DJs bringing a big twist on Stevie in the mix! Me & DJ K-Nee will be making our MOM Denver debuts alongside MOM DEN residents DJ Big Styles & DJ E-Trane!!! Consider it a So What! x MOM Den collab!
Karma Leigh’s curated a dope selection of Stevie inspired art that will be available to purchase as well as affordable limited edition prints of each piece! The sound is all Stevie inspired and it will instill good vibes and great energy into your bones!!! Come get hit in your soul and help us celebrate STEVIE!!!!