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Entertainment in the valley

Brian Ross

nFriday- The Sanctuary brings back their regular players on the first night of Chanukah. Mike Magoun plays everyone’s favorites on the third floor, with cool vibes coming off the decks from Delta 9 on the second. The Bridge brings in a local favorite, with Hal Coleman spinning his style of progressive breaks and house.

The club scene hits Lionshead this week with what promoter Scott Stimpson is calling “The Lionshead Thanksgiving Weekend Music Extravaganza.” Five bars with live music cover everything you could want to hear. Powder Hounds, Garfinkel’s, Billy’s Island Grill, and the Sundance Saloon all have live bands. DJs will be at The Kaltenberg Castle, which is bringing in a huge sound and lighting system and giving the controls to DJ BK of Boulder. BK will be playing break beats and Vail local Aaron Caver combines house and breaks as the opener. For their part of the live bands Billy’s Island Grill gives us a vibe sorely missed in Vail, a night out chilling to live jazz. They are starting it off with the Justin Allison Trio.

nSaturday: 8150 brings a favorite back to the valley. DJ Jon Bishop returns to show everyone why he has been predicted to be one of the world’s most successful DJs by year’s end, by the British magazine Mixmag. Just recently Rich’s in San Diego retired Jon’s own club night, Hedonism, after 10 years. This night had been voted one of the top club nights in the US by Playboy and Details magazine, as well as the best Thursday night in Southern California by MTV club listings. When asked why he likes to play at 8150 Jon expressed two reasons:

“Number one, the people, they are out for a good time and really appreciate good music. Number the, the floor, the bouncing floor adds flavor and a new dimension to the night.”

His music style has been called Nu-NRG, a combination that gets the speed up while crossing the lines between hardhouse, progressive, and trance. Jon says the name Nu-NRG isn’t new, but actually the original name for hardhouse. For $10, this show could be one of the bargains of the year. Breckenridge local and 8150 resident DJ KFC will be starting things off with his booming sounds.

Speaking of bargains, Sanctuary has one for you as well. For $5 they give you Unity Gain. This is a total sensory experience. The whole bar is being redecorated to present DJs, visuals, and vibes, a full lo-fi experience. Liondub, Psychonaut, Ivy, Sex Clown and more will be spinning upstairs and down while movie clips and photos are projected throughout the dance floor. Everything will be combined with live vocals and percussions to give you a night to remember.

Lionshead keeps their weekend going with the resident DJs of Club Pure and the Voodoo Lounge in Denver, DJ Stray and Clint Thompson at The Kaltenberg Castle. At the same time Billy’s will be presenting live Jazz, in the form of the Dave Laub Quartet.

nSunday: Sunday Night Solutions at The Bridge will be taking care of the locals with give-aways, low prices and DJ .com. This night presented by 30th Street Music brings the Dub experience to the mountains, a great way to ease out of the weekend and prepare for the week ahead.

nNext week: Finishing out the week is open turntable night at 8150 on Monday night. Do you think you can cut the mustard on the decks? Then prove it. Sanctuary provides a mid-week night with live jazz-fusion on Wednesday after street beat.

This week should provide a great way to work off that Thanksgiving meal, and entertain every music fan around.

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