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Arise Music Festival

The music festival.  A multi-day gathering of self expression.  A microcosm swirling around stages tents and lines for the restroom.  Arise Music Festival was a final summer retreat before the beginning of the up and coming school year.  KMET was lucky enough to see the sights Friday evening as the weekend shindig kicked off.  Music to the tune of electronic, jam, reggae, folk, and any flavor in between.  Art from the simple and stationary to heady and experimental. Coloradoans can fancy themselves healthy both spiritually and physically.  As evidence, the festival featured more yoga seminars and more trust fall exercises than one might be accustomed to.  The culture on the front-range for new age lifestyles has been cemented by legendarily liberal bastions like Boulder, Naropa University, and the host sight of the Arise Music festival, Sunrise Ranch.  A gorgeous tract […]

Denver Comic Con 2014

Comic Con let’s pop-culture come to life! Fans of film, comics, television, video games, you name it, unite at the Colorado Convention Center for one vibrant assault on the mundane. This is only the 3rd year of Denver’s fastest growing Nerd-Fest, but the scene has become wildly popular for all ages to enjoy.   Check out our Comic Con Podcasts to hear some of our exclusive content.  Our first two episodes feature some of the legendary actors behind the role of Batman.  

Artist Spotlight: Twenty One Pilots

  The first thing that came to mind when I heard the band name “Twenty One Pilots” and “opening for Fall Out Boy” was who is Twenty One Pilots? I was expecting a alterative rock band to come out a show the audience that they are awesome because they are the openers for Fall Out Boy. But oh dear reader how I was pleasantly surprised that this was not another alternative rock band nor a indie rock band. You can call their style of music “fresh”, “hip”, and even “different”, but at least they are original and pleasing to listen to.   Here’s the deal though, it was hard to get into Twenty One Pilots from a point of view of someone who doesn’t listen to hip-hop or rap often. I had to listen to their mainstream song “holding onto […]

Concert Review: Riot Fest

When somebody says legends of rock, of course they’re going to mention the ones who’s names and sounds blew up, like The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and The Doors. However, people don’t often mention the punk scene and all it contributed to the history of music. Well, Riot Fest made it a point to bring the legends of punk to these three stages and in doing that, managed to showcase bands like Iggy Pop and the Stooges, The Replacements, AFI, Rocket From The Crypt, all among many other bands, and this is just the first day. Needless to say, Riot Fest did their homework and showed some major chops in the team they assembled. Not to mention the festivities they had arranged around the grounds as well. With some amazing food and dessert stalls, a Ferris Wheel, carnival games, and […]