Partnership Between AEG and Planet Bluegrass Helps Bring Pretty Lights to Telluride

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Derek Vincent Smith AKA Pretty Lights plays to a sold out crowd at Red Rocks in August.
Telluride is not only known for its skiing and breathtaking scenery. It has also become a mecca for bluegrass fans, who make their annual pilgrimage for the Telluride Bluegrass Festival. The town hosts other music events, like the Telluride Jazz Festival and Brews and Blues. But this August, a new fan base could be enjoying the town.

See also: Telluride Bluegrass Festival's Longtime MC Reflects On Colorado's Most Storied Music Fest

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How Colorado Gives Day Impacted Music Nonprofits, By the Numbers

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The SpokesBUZZ team poses with their Colorado Gives Day posters in Fort Collins.
On Colorado Gives Day, consumers are encouraged to log off Amazon.com and support their favorite local non-profit through an online donation. Landing right before the holidays, the fundraising day is organized to end off the financial year on a high note.

Here in Denver, there are almost a dozen major non-profit organizations supporting the local music scene. And all of them were fundraising hard this week. We caught up with them to see how their Colorado Gives Day campaign turned out.

See Also: How Local Radio Stations Help Local Bands

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Denver-Based Mad Genius Radio Offers Stations Fine-Tuned to Your Taste

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Mad Genius Radio founder Eric Neumann
Mad Genius Radio, which launched around Halloween this year, is Denver-based a service that allows subscribers to create their own radio stations. What separates it from a service like Pandora is that, it allows users to rate a song or an artist on a scale from 0 to 5, rather than the binary thumbs up or thumbs down common elsewhere. And all settings can be reset, and genres can be mixed and matched at will. The idea is that we are complex, and that our tastes shift and refine from week to week and day by day.

See also: Seven of Denver's Most Underrated Bands

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The First Professional Rehearsal Space in Fort Collins Is Now Open

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The largest studio space at the Higher Ground Rehearsal Studios includes unique in-space gear.
Higher Ground Rehearsal Studios opened its doors for the first time last week to the public. The company is the first rehearsal studio space in Fort Collins, yet two more are planned to open within the next few months, including CohereBandwith and a Bohemian Foundation-sponsored space.

See Also: Fort Collins Live Music Staple Surfside 7 Is Moving


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Illegal Pete's Plans to Open Hi-Dive-Sized Venue in Fort Collins This Spring

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Trees perform at the 16th Street Illegal Pete's location in 2011.
Illegal Pete's has always been passionate about the Colorado music industry. It runs a label, Greater Than Collective, the Starving Artist program and hosts free shows at all of their restaurants.

So it makes sense that the restaurant would open a proper music venue. That will happen this spring in a 4,000 square-foot space attached to the newest Illegal Pete's location in Old Town Fort Collins. The venue will have an outdoor beer garden and a venue-specific menu.

See Also: Illegal Pete's Raises Funds For Local Bands With Rad Commemorative Beer Glasses

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Taylor Swift is Coming to Denver: Presale Tickets Available Friday

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Taylor Swift is in the midst of the best album sales week of any artist since, well, Taylor Swift the last time she released an album.

1989 is currently blowing past one million copies sold, which would be incredible even if album sales weren't completely in shambles. And today, our tumblr overlord announced a year-long world tour in support of the thing.

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How Denver's Rave Community is Helping a Teenager Hospitalized For Taking Molly

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A screenshot of the GoFundMe page as of 7:30 a.m. on Friday.
Last weekend, Skylab, which featured headliner Tiesto, brought some 10,000 people to the Denver Coliseum. Among those were approximately 150 members of the online rave community Colorado EDM Family. A few of the "EDM Fam," as they call themselves, saw a young girl fall to the ground outside the venue on Saturday night before on-site paramedics rushed her to a hospital.

That girl, Bianca, is still in the hospital. According to a Facebook post by her father, Keith Roehm, the drug molly put her there. Her kidneys are failing, and she's only able to sit up or communicate in brief moments. In the post, he writes, "I could seriously use some help right now."

See also: Eight Guidelines For Responsible Partying

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Why Did SoundCloud Suspend ThisSongIsSick.com's Account?

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The notification users receive when searching for ThisSongIsSick.com's SoundCloud profile.
Earlier this week, the popular Boulder based electronic and hip-hop music blog, ThisSongIsSick.com announced that Soundcloud, the audio distribution platform has temporarily suspended their account, which blog creator Nick Guarino said gets approximately 1.5 million listeners every 24 hours.

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Mile High Soul Club Will Play the 2014 Westword Dish

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Our annual celebration of the Denver dining scene, Dish, will be Sunday, September 7 in Sculpture Park at the Denver Performing Arts Complex. Over 40 area restaurants will bring samples, and drink samples are included with the price of the ticket as well.

We're telling you about all this food and drink on this here music blog because of today's development, which is that Mile High Soul Club will play this year.

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Josh Ritter, Brett Dennen and More Will Play Swallow Hill's 35th Anniversary Show

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Swallow Hill started as a little folk school in 1979. It has grown exponentially in recent years -- we have appraised you of a recent expansion to a second location in Lowry; a new, ambitious music school director and even an RV it plans to turn into a mobile school.

Swallow Hill has also become a concert promoter of note in the Denver area, booking some 250 concerts per year, including the entire Botanic Gardens Series. It will hold a 35th anniversary party this October at the Paramount Theatre featuring acoustic performances from human sunbeam Josh Ritter and Brett Dennen, among others. Tickets will be $30 to $45 and will go on sale this Friday, August 8 at 10 a.m.

See also: Meet Swallow Hill's New Music School Director, Who Has a Broad Definition of Folk

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