The complete Denver music fan field guide

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Noah Van Sciver

Ravers

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There's a reason that Denver is one of only four stops on the Global Dance Festival tour, and that's because electronic dance music has made a home here. The scene is strong, and ravers can enjoy the multitude of electronic artists that come through town and feel comfortable donning neon American Apparel to their heart's delight. (See also: PLUR.) Ravers plan their years around shows like STS9 at Red Rocks, Camp Bisco, Skylab and Caffeine. Ravers wear old festival bracelets and newly beaded bracelets. They keeps a supply of glow sticks handy. Neutral colors have been nixed from their closets.

Rockabillies

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Holy pompadour! If you're somewhere where they play the old-school blues rock of the '50s, you're likely to run into a rockabilly revivalist, a member of the culture that idealizes -- and emulates -- the nostalgia, fashion and music of the 1950s. (See also: Greaser.)
These folks have Immaculate hairdos, rolled cuffs, Chuck Taylors, and a car that pre-dates the plot of The Outsiders. You can generally find Rockabillies at places like Rockabillies (duh), the Skylark, old car garages and various retro watering holes.





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12 comments
Will Hayden
Will Hayden

I wish I could remember what it was like to be a music fan instead of a musician...

Chuck Shannon
Chuck Shannon

Cannon speaks the truth, get someone to write your articles that actually knows what they are talking about

Chuck Shannon
Chuck Shannon

Wow Westword you really fucked that one up. Ravers don't flock to see STS9

Nonnac Navillus
Nonnac Navillus

I think it is incredibly inaccurate to say that STS9 is one of the main focus of ravers donning neon american apparel and frequenting global dub. this is an unfair representation of an incredibly complex band with a sound "ravers" could not hope to truly understand. the ravers you speak of reside at skrillex, pretty lights, and other EDM acts. Sound tribe is mostly instrumental and if anything an influence on these button pushers

Harry
Harry

Can't your stories be read on one page?  Having to click through 17 pages is quite annoying, I don't need a full screen image of each type christ.

Eddie Garza
Eddie Garza

you have not been to a tribe show have you?

osufan77
osufan77

"An unhealthy love of MF Doom" Guilty as charged, haha.

dave.herrera
dave.herrera moderator editor

@Harry Hey, Harry, we hear ya, buddy. Reload for revised version. Not on one page, but not as much clicking as previously. Thanks for stopping by.

Mantonat
Mantonat topcommenter

@Harry Do you complain about having to turn the page of a book or magazine?

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