Papadosio at the Fillmore Auditorium in Denver (photos, review)

Few up-in-coming bands on the jam circuit have had as big a year in 2014 as Asheville-based Papadosio. Veterans of the festival scene, the group joined Lotus at Red Rocks over the summer and Saturday night graduated from Fox Theater shows in Boulder to their first headlining performance at the spacious Fillmore Auditorium in Denver.

Sonic Bloom Festival at Shadows Ranch, 6/21-6/24 (photos and review)

Few events encapsulate Colorado’s blossoming electronic music scene like the sold out Sonic Bloom Festival, held this past weekend at Shadows Ranch in Georgetown. The intimate festival was nestled in a cottonwood grove snaked by Clear Creek, advertised by promoters as “the unified field.” Over four days of workshops, art, and performances by some of the biggest names in electronic production, the festival brought together an eclectic crowd estimated over 3,000 strong.