#5: Kill Paris @ Beta Nightclub in Denver (Friday, January 30th) 18+
Corey Baker, aka Kill Paris, returns to Beta Nightclub in Denver, Colorado following his mind-blowing July 25th preformance. This LA native, who currently lives in Boulder, Colorado inserts a funky style into bass music. While DJing, he bangs on his keyboard and occasionally strums his bass guitar. A typical Kill Paris set includes all originals, and a couple other funky and future tracks from artists like Bassnectar and Cashmere Cat. Come get your groove on with Kill Paris at Beta Nightclub, a nationally ranked hot spot, on Friday, January 30th.
#4: Damian *Junior Gong* Marley @ Belly Up in Aspen (Thursday, January 29th) All Ages
The legend lives on; Bob Marley’s youngest son, Damian "Junior Gong" Marley began preforming at the age of 13 in his band called, “The Shepherds.” In 2006, Damian Marley became the only Jamaican reggae artist EVER to win two Grammy Awards during the same night. A critically acclaimed maestro, young Marley combines the genres of reggae, dancehall, and hip-hop. On Wednesday, January 28th and Thursday, January 29th, the Marley heir will satisfy Belly Up’s rasta hunger.
#3: RJD2 @ Bluebird Theater in Denver (Friday, January 30th) 16+
On the same day as Kill Paris’s show at Beta, Turntablist RJD2, an oldie in the electronic scene will CRUSH it at the Bluebird Theater. Since Ramble John (RJ) Krohn entered the hip-hop realm in 1998 at age 22, he has released a mine of sparkling albums, and in 2009, he created his own record label known as, “RJ Electric Connections.” His music ranges all over the board, including hip-hop, soul, and pop. This DJ, producer, singer, is also a synth engineer, as he built all of his synthesizers himself, programming them with his own recorded instruments. He preforms an almost all-live set with his home-made synthesizers and drum-pad. On Friday, January 30th, RJD2 will have his Midi Fighter strapped on his chest, ready to throw down in Denver at the Bluebird Theater.
#2: Skrillex @ Belly Up in Aspen (Saturday, January 24th) 21+
We all remember dancing around in rapture to Sonny Moore’s “My Name is Skrillex” and “Bangarang” EPs, similarly to how little girls screamed and cried for their beloved hero in the late aughts, Justin Bieber. Guess what Colorado… If you are 21 or over, you can relive those memories in Aspen, with 450 other Skrillex fans (yes people, this will sell out) at Belly Up. In Skrillex’s latest album, “Recess,” he not only dabbles with dubstep, but experiments all across the EDM spectrum, feeding our music craving nerves with techno, moombaton, deep house, drum ’n bass, and glitch hop. On Saturday, January 24th, come jam to Skrillex’s new avant-garde style, and enjoy some OG head “Bangaranging.”
#1: The Floozies, Gibbz, and Sunsquabi @ Ogden Theatre in Denver (Saturday, January 31st) 16+
Between the three names on the bill, the Ogden Theatre’s lineup on January 31st is fully stacked. Sunsquabi, based in Boulder, Colorado, infuses live progressive rock and blues from the guitar and drums with funky electronic beats.The band consists of Andrew Clymer (producer/bassist), Chris Anderson (drummer), and Kevin Donohue (producer/guitarist). Gibbz, aka Mike Gibney, is a singer and producer. He recently made a name for himself as a groovy downtempo god, working side-by-side with other popular names such as Gramatik and Exmag. Sunsquabi and Gibbz will open for the Floozies at the Ogden.
The Floozies, a brother dynamic duo, Matt Hill (producer/guitarist) and Mark Hill (drummer) bring ‘dat dirty funk to the stage. All of their music can be downloaded for free on www.flooziesduo.com. Their music identifies with tunes from GRiZ, Big Gigatntic, and Umphrey’s McGee, as they have preformed alongside all of these artists. Floozie music enhances the energy of any crowd, electrifying all with their positive, funky spirit. This show definitely has the best lineup out of all the January Colorado shows.