After all the speculation and hints Bassnectar has finally revealed his Summer Basscenter plans for Colorado. In lieu of returning to Red Rocks, Bassnectar will curate a very special event at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, which is located just outside of Denver in Commerce City. The major league soccer venue is a unique spot for a concert in Denver as it has on-site camping available on the adjacent practice fields. The 26,000 person capacity venue has proven to be a popular spot for fans of Phish, who have held multi-night runs for the past five years. Basscenter will be held on July 29th & 30th. Each night will feature a host of superb openers along with an extended set from Bassnectar. Friday will feature sets from Flux Pavilion, Flying Lotus, Lupe Fiasco, Minnesota, and Dabin. Saturday features an epic lineup including Wu-Tang Clan, Porter Robinson, AlunaGeorge, G Jones, and Thriftworks. The event will feature camping villages, pirate radio, canibass, food trucks, and more. Pre-sale tickets go on sale today at 10 AM MT and general on-sale will occur this Friday at 10 AM MT. While it wasn’t the “Mountain Bass” that some fans had hoped for, Bassnectar has nevertheless curated a stellar lineup at a proven venue with the option of cheap camping for fans that are traveling from out of state. For all of the details follow the link below!
Tickets + More Info :: bit.ly/1TTXaXG
Beginning this evening, TourGigs will be streaming Umphrey’s McGee’s Denver New Years run. They will be providing a stream live from The Fillmore Auditorium on the 30th, 31st, and 2nd. The streams are available to pre-order starting at $15. The stream will run on a replay for the following ~20 hours following the show. Tune into tonight’s stream at 9 PM MT.
Pre-Order Stream :: http://bit.ly/1QWOimx
In unfortunate news, Wakarusa has announced that they will not hold the annual music and camping festival in 2016. The festival had been held annually since 2004 and was held at Mulberry Mountain since 2009. A statement posted on Wakarusa’s social media pages discussed the reasons for the cancellation of next year’s festival, read the full statement below.
“It is with a heavy heart that we must inform you that Wakarusa will take 2016 off.
Wakarusa has been a labor of love for all of us these last twelve years. We have been defiantly independent and unique since our inception. Together we created a magical 5 day event that stood out from the rest. We’ve taken great pride in what we’ve created with you and for you over the last decade plus. The Waka community (friends, family, fans, musicians, artists, performers, volunteers, staff) has really been the heart and soul of what Wakarusa IS. This community shares a natural passion for what is truly genuine. Wakarusa is wonderfully original – it is organic, mystical and always marvelously weird, and like Wakarusa, you too are decidedly different and perfectly magnificent.
As such, you deserve to know the principal reason behind our hiatus:
Wakarusa was significantly damaged by partners claiming to share our vision. Sadly, they lied. They are being dealt with appropriately through the legal system. Further, we have found that the universe is often much more effective in dealing with these perpetrators than the legal system. Regardless, it is our sincere hope and anticipation that what we have built together – we will once again enjoy on our beloved and magical mountain.
For now, we shall dust ourselves off. We must take time to recharge our faith and our energy. Passionate people do not throw in the towel because of a bump in the road. We look brightly toward the future. We will bring more music and more art and many more wickedly unrivaled memories. We know the world is a better place when there is more music and more love.
Our scrape with the unsavory has lead us to realize what is most important to us, which is all of YOU (you and you…and you too). So in our brief absence, please stay in touch and look out for each other. Take special care to really nurture what is most important in each of your lives. There is simply too much to be down or discouraged about in this world. Be the beacon of joy and hope – we need more of that in this world. So now we do ask that you share your positive energy with us. We’ll use it as our strength and inspiration to create an even better WAKA experience that is ever more magical. With your help, we will bring Wakarusa back to Mulberry Mountain.
Until then, be safe, spread your positivity and your light and remember to always remain marvelously weird!”
Over the past 6 months, Positive Vibe Tribe has been getting settled down in our glorious new home of Denver, Colorado. We have been busy discovering the expansive music scene in this great state. For our first post we would like to showcase one of the many artists we have discovered since moving.
Beak Nasty, familiarize yourself with this name now as I feel this young producer is poised to make a great impact in the coming year. Beak Nasty, aka Ryland Sabien, is a 21 year old producer out of Wisconsin currently residing in Boulder, Colorado. The talented young artist released The World Is Real EP earlier this Fall. The album is great showcase of Beak Nasty’s style which can be compared to other producers such as GRiZ & Manic Focus. The EP features elements of hip-hop and funk combined with deep bass lines. Sabien’s multi-instrumental talents allows the album a depth not found on all-digital recordings.
Starting in January, Beak Nasty will embark on a massive headlining tour across the country. The World Is Real Tour will start in Colorado with an appearance in support of the legendary Blackalicious. Then the tour will work its way through Montana and North Dakota before heading to the Midwest for dates in Wisconsin, Chicago, and more. The tour will have additional dates added in the future. Check out the list of dates below!