The best concerts in Denver this week
FRI | HOT SINCE 82 at NORAD | 2/14/14
Before taking a three-year break from deejaying and producing, Hot Since 82 (aka Daley Padley) lived up to his moniker, going from being a scene fixture in his late teens and hosting a well-received club night in his home town of South Yorkshire, England, to landing a coveted residency at Cream in Ibiza. After being away from the music for a few years, he rediscovered the warehouse rave scene and realized that the house music he grew up loving was still around. Last year he released an album, Little Black Book, that showed just how far this he's come in his career. Combining old-school abilities with impeccable taste, Hot Since 82 offers up smooth, sultry mixes that ignite audiences worldwide. If you're looking for the perfect soundtrack to lose your mind and your worries to, look no further: Catch Hot Since 82 at NORAD this Friday, February 14, with Hoang and Keepers.
FRI & SAT | THE BIG WU at QUIXOTE'S TRUE BLUE | 2/14-2/15
Using unique song craft to grab audience's attention, legendary Minnesota band the Big Wu brings its brand of hard and loud Americana roots rock to Denver for a two-night run at Quixote's True Blue. In an era when jam bands are teased over the lack of good songwriting, this is a band that writes truly great songs, which is exactly why the outfit has attracted a devout fan base that has kept it touring for almost twenty years.
THURS | WOLFGANG GARTNER at BETA | 2/13/14
Wolfgang Gartner has a knack for hypnotizing audiences all over the world with his masterful mixing, composing, and production. You don't chalk up eight number one hits on Beatport electro-house charts just because you are cranking out tunes. You earn that by cranking out absolute banger tracks that consistently prove you have a firm grasp on what makes the masses move. Gartner certainly has no problems there.