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Vail CO, Colorado
Special to the DailyDJ Rock City performs at Whiskey Jack's in Vail Saturday.

VAIL, Colorado ” Whiskey Jack’s, formerly Ski Bar, in Vail is celebration their grand opening Saturday with DJ Rock City. Starting at 9 p.m., DJ Rock City, aka Brandon Joseph, will be playing an eclectic mix of hip-hop, rock and house music to celebrate. There’s a $5 cover for the show.

Recognized for his signature mohawk, DJ Rock City is also known for his high-powered performances. His journey began in the Midwest where he was merely a boy with a passion for music. When he began spinning at local parties and family gatherings, his unique style and energy got people listening and quickly led to his own weekly club spot. Now Rock City spin’s in some of Chicago’s most exclusive nightclubs. He took some time to answer a few questions for the Vail Daily in advance of tonight’s show.

Vail Daily: How and when did you get your start in the industry?

Brandon Joseph: My brothers are DJ’s and I have been DJ’ing since I was 13.

VD: Why should people come see your show?

BJ: If you haven’t seen a Rock City show, you are just missing out. I mix it all. I guarantee it will be the best party you have ever been too.

VD: How do you differ from the other DJ’s out there?

BJ: Obviously, my looks, but one of the big things is that I play what people want to hear. Most DJ’s play what they want to hear and never look at the crowd.

VD: What kind of music do you play?

BJ: I’m all over the board. You will hear oldies, new stuff and stuff that’s not even out yet. Some like to call me a “Hip Pop Rock Star.”

VD: How do you plan on impacting the future of electronic music?

BJ: Right now I have been working on some production with The Soundpushers ( Look for something coming soon.

Name: (DJ name and real name): DJ Rock City, aka Brandon Joseph

Hometown: East Lansing, Michigan

Style or genre: Ecletic Mix of everything from hip hop to rock to house music

Performing at: Whiskey Jack’s (formerly Ski Bar), 304 Bridge Street, Vail

When: Saturday, doors open at 8 p.m., DJ starts at 9 p.m.

Cover: $5

More information: Call 970-476-0360

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