Music

VIBRANT FEMMES: Art, Opera, and Elixirs in the A.M.

Art, Opera and Elixirs in the morning – Our VIBRANT FEMMES last event is this Saturday, September 16 from 10am to 12 Noon and we’re so psyched to have Opera on Tap and Orbiting Olympia accompany the work by Madeleine Tonzi, Carolann Wachter, Liz Quan and Michelle Miller. We’ll have elixirs from Pure Planets and live screen printing – bring something to print on and show your love for women in the arts and all the femmes who live their…

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Rocky Mountain Synthesizer Meetup #59

madelife is proud to welcome the 59th Rocky Mountain Synthesizer Meet-up to our space! A winner of Best Music Meetup of 2017 by Westword Magazine, we are incredibly excited for this month’s meeting in which arranger and multi-instrumentalist, Dino J.A. Deane, will take us through the basic features, functions, and components of the MPC-Live while giving us some insight into the pros/cons of it’s live sampling abilities. To top off the night, Dino J.A. Deane will be giving a special performance on his own custom rig comprised of:…

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WIGOUT VI | Ghost Ship | Voodoo Hair lounge

  madelife is absolutely honored and excited to be once again taking part in Voodoo Hair Lounge‘s annual WIGOUT benefit party at the Boulder House. This year’s theme, Ghost Ship, is a tribute in memory of the Oakland warehouse fire. Drop on by for an evening of music, performances, live art, fashion, and WIGS in one of Boulder’s most dynamic annual parties! Once again this year, Voodoo will be donating the proceeds from the evening to the Creative Accelerator Program. We are humbled by the love and…

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Collective Vol. 3 | Record Release Show

The madelife Collective Vol.3 has officially been released and now it’s time to celebrate with the Collective Vol. 3 Release Party here at madelife. Come and hear some amazing sets from our creative collaborators YETA, John Dionne, Paul Peche, and J.L. Kane. The Collective is a labor of love for us and we couldn’t be happier to finally be sharing that with all of you here at madelife. And for one night only, we will be offering the release at…

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Local Label Day | Evening Showcase

Absolute Vinyl Records & Stereo and madelife present Local Label Day, a showcase of independent labels in the Denver/Boulder area including: First Base Tapes, No Direction Records, Tender Moments, Shadowtrash Tape Group Deckhead Records, Hot Congress, and Borp Corp. 12-4pm @ Absolute Vinyl Records & Stereo (Free Admission) Labels will be Tabling! Lowkey sets from: Ovaltine, Wrinkle, Xenon Superstar, Petite Garçon, Dusty Stray, and more… 8-11pm @ madelife ($5 admission, sober space) Labels will be Tabling! Sets from: David & Company, Scotch Grins, Don Strasburg, Bleeding Walls Murphy, Sickly Hecks, and more…

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John Dionne | Rap’s Nicest Bad Guy

Ahead of the release of his new album, Nothing Nice, I sat down with musician John Dionne to have a chat about brutal honesty, the Seattle music scene, and telling your parents you’re a rapper.  Cooper Dioone is a quiet guy. The kind of mellow guy you’d sit down and chat about life with. It comes as an unexpected surprise that his alter ego and musical moniker, John Dionne, is a seething, brutally honest, chain-smoking, self-described “bad man”. The new…

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8 Items To Add To Your Holiday Gift List

Not sure what to get that special someone this holiday season? We have got you covered! This is a small list of some of the things we have been using, love to support, or even just want the world to know about that have enriched our creative processes and made us smile.  So be sure and get someone you love something that can help them create in new and powerful ways! 1. SUBPAC M2 – WEARABLE, TACTILE AUDIO SYSTEM   “Used by…

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Patch Sabbath | Modular Synth Meetup

madelife is excited to be hosting another Patch Sabbath, a modular synthesizer meet up in which participants show up with an unpatched modular, put together a patch over the course of a few hours, then demo their patches to share synthesis knowledge and patching techniques. Everyone gets a chance to check out modules and modular formats that they may not have used before, in addition to meeting other modular users to facilitate information sharing, musical collaborations, and performances. This is a…

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#NoDAPL Live Art and Music Event

madelife and 350 Colorado will be hosting a Live Art and Music Event to benefit the Sacred Stone Camp in their fight against the Dakota Access Oil Pipeline and the ongoing resistance efforts against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Winter is coming. And we want to do everything we can in order to provide provisions for the members of the camp to stay safe and comfortable while they fight the good fight. So come and join us at madelife on October…

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October Ableton Live User Event

  It’s time for another Boulder Ableton Live User Group Event! The User Groups host monthly meetings devoted to building a strong community around Live in the Boulder area. Each month will focus on a different Ableton related topic. This month is the ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY of the Boulder Ableton Live User Group. To celebrate we are going to be hosting a number of fun events during the meeting, including producer speed dating, song sharing, and maybe even a pizza party. Come…

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Steve Nalepa | Music Workshops and Artist Talk

As one of the most respected producers in the industry, Steve Nalepa has built a massive music career out of creating fresh tracks while building his success as a self-made artist in the music industry. As well, Steve has shown a dedication to providing musicians with the knowledge and tools needed to be successful in new and effective ways with his ongoing mentorship to the musician cohort, Team Supreme. madelife has invited Steve to conduct a FREE artist talk via our…

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August Ableton Live User Event

It’s time for another Boulder Ableton Live User Group event! The User Groups host monthly meetings devoted to building a strong community around Live in the Boulder area. Each month will focus on a different Ableton related topic. This month we will he hosting a Push Playground on August 22nd from 19:00 – 21:00! There will be 5 Push 2 controllers present for all group members to play with and explore. In addition, certified Ableton trainer Serafin Sanchez will be…

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