Weekend's best dance bets: Emancipator, Orchard Lounge, MONO>STEREO and more

Britt Chester
Catch Emancipator tonight at the Ogden Theatre and tomorrow night at the Aggie in Fort Collins.

Welcome to weekend! Ready to get down? Good. You've come to the right place. There's plenty of dancing to be done this weekend and we've got the drop on all the best places to get your groove on and who'll be providing the soundtrack: Emancipator's at the Ogden tonight and the Aggie tomorrow night, Orchard Lounge and Human Agency are at Cervantes' tomorrow night and more. Keep reading to see what awaits you on this weekend's Dance Card.

See also:
- Six questions with Emancipator
- Review: Emancipator (with Lotus) at Red Rocks, 9/8/12
- Review: Emancipator (with Disco Biscuits) at Red Rocks, 5/28/11
- Meet Human Agency, one of Denver's fastest-rising electronic acts
- Q&A with Orchard Lounge's Spencer Lokken

Ten years ago, Douglas Appling -- better known in most musical circles as producer and live P.A. impresario Emancipator -- picked up some production software and started playing around. He's come a long way since then, touring and sharing stages with some of his biggest influences (Bonobo among them), and he's proven through his sweeping, Eastern-tinged trip-hop tunes that downtempo's heyday didn't end when Massive Attack went mainstream.

Emancipator's first album, Soon It Will Be Cold Enough, gained some attention in Japan, and his song "Maps" was played at the Beijing Olympics; his second effort, Safe in the Steep Cliffs, proved his ability to harness the haunting poignancy of instruments with deliberately placed effects, generating a gorgeous soundscape in which you can easily lose yourself. Emancipator will conclude his three-night Colorado run (he played last night at the Fox Theatre in Boulder) tomorrow night at the Aggie Theatre in Fort Collins.

Keep reading for more of this weekend's best dance bets

Location Info


Ogden Theatre

935 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, CO

Category: Music

Aggie Theatre

204 S. College Ave., Fort Collins, CO

Category: Music


1909 Blake St., Denver, CO

Category: Music


821 22nd St., Denver, CO

Category: Music

Funky Buddha Lounge

776 Lincoln St., Denver, CO

Category: Music

Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom

2637 Welton St., Denver, CO

Category: Music

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