SFX Entertainment set to acquire Denver music firm Beatport
By Steve Raabe The Denver Post Denver-based music purveyor Beatport is being acquired by SFX Entertainment, according to a report in the New York Times.
New Year’s Eve Denver 2012: Best electronic dance concerts
By Erik Myers If you haven't planned your New Year's Eve and can tolerate body-shaking bass, then there's hope for you yet. As always, Denver is swelling with options for electronic dance music fans looking for fun on the big night.
Poll of the Week: What’s your favorite Denver-area music venue?
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Photo essay: The Crystal Method @ Beta Nightclub
Playing to a packed house at Beta Nightclub on Saturday, the Crystal Method showed what being a professional DJ crew is all about. The amazing light show and fancy fog effects drove home the impact of an already-booming and bass-driven musical showcase.
Feature: Biggest-ever Global Dance Festival marks a milestone for immigrant Denver promoter Ha Hau
Ha Hau is an affable guy, a first-generation Vietnamese-American with an intense stare, a thin build and a receding hairline. Working in his Golden Triangle offices, wearing a fitted T-shirt and jeans, he doesn't look like a club kingpin, a trendy promoter, an electronic-music tastemaker — until the music of British trance legend Carl Cox starts pumping through his satellite radio.
Talk Talk: A Paper Bird vid, Chain Gang on “Law & Order,” Beta steps up and more
Paper Bird has been pretty cozy with Ballet Nouveau Colorado as of late. With the help of their friend Isaac Ravishankara, they have put the final touches on their new video for the ballet using "Carry On" as the backdrop to the graceful dancers on stage.
Hot Shots: The Crystal Method @ Beta Nightclub
After two decades, the Crystal Method can still pack the house and roll out the hard-hitting beats, as Saturday night at Beta Nightclub proved. The atmosphere was thick with sweat pouring from the roaring crowd as they tore up the dance floor to the booming beats.
News: Beta responds to Christou’s anti-competitive lawsuit
As previously reported on Reverb, Denver nightclub king Regas Christou (owner of the Church, Vinyl, Bar Standard and others) is suing one of his former employees, Brad Roulier, who runs rival club Beta and co-owns digital download service Beatport.
News: SoCo club kingpin claims monopoly in lawsuit against Beta, Beatport honcho; alleges coercion of Deadmau5, DJ Rap, others
By John Wenzel and Ricardo Baca Denver nightclub kingpin Regas Christou is alleging monopolistic practices against Beta Nightclub head Brad Roulier, who rivals Christou’s empire in town despite owning only one club.
Hot Shots: Red Bull Thre3Style National Finals @ Beta
I love Red Bull for a multitude of reasons. There is the obvious: The juice keeps you awake and alert when you need it. (Red Bull is my drink of choice at music festivals and on road trips.) But there's also the energy drink's contribution to the cultural sphere.
Photo essay: Deadmau5 @ Beta Nightclub
Deadmau5 played a super secret show at Beta Nightclub last night and Reverb was on the scene. Playing to a crowd a quarter the size of his recent shows at the Fillmore Auditorium, Deadmau5 entertained the packed house with a two and a half hour set which included extended versions of "Ghost n Stuff" and "Strobe." Read More»