Feb 23, 2013 - The Summit Music Hall
Door Time: 8:30 PM
Presented By: Hot 107.1, KGNU, Radio 1190, and Blackspy Marketing

Day: Saturday, February 23, 2013
Door Time: 8:30 PM
Age: All Ages
Advance Ticket Price: $16
Day Of Show Price: $18
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Rescheduled from October 12th!

Mouse On Mars
Over the course of ten albums - not to mention an avalanche of side projects, remixes and collaborations - Jan St Werner and Andi Toma of Mouse On Mars established themselves as two of the most inventive and unpredictable artists in electronic music.

In 2012 Mouse On Mars's triumphant return comes in the shape of Parastrophics, a life-affirming and constantly surprising album which is crammed with ideas, exuberance and sheer kinetic energy. It's like listening to the entire history of pop music - distilled, refined and crystallized into a string of compulsive new shapes, full of glitter, intrigue and addictive detail. Atomised fragments from two lifetimes of listening flare and fade, tiny scraps of memory shrapnel hover, tantalizing and insubstantial, before being whisked away by the next impatient idea.

But despite all that restless curiosity, Parastrophics also demonstrates a peerless command of pace. Whereas some previous Mouse On Mars releases have bordered on the frenetic, their latest displays a subtle but persuasive sense of control. Even when tempos climb, 303s squirm and kick / snare patterns snap to brisk attention, there's an elegance to the way that each element slips in and out of the mix which speaks, whisper it, of maturity. Parastrophics is as a playful as ever, but it's never throwaway. The closing “Seaqz” is the perfect illustration, a frenetic romp which is perfectly held in check by gracefully undulating melodies; it brings into focus the beguiling sense of confidence that suffuses the whole record. All of which is a roundabout way of saying that - after six years away - Mouse On Mars have come back with their best record yet.

Rose Quartz
Rose QuartzDescribed as "deliciously sweet Glo-Fi basement party jams," Denver natives Ethan Converse and Sam Martin are electronic duo Flashlights. New to electronic production, Ethan and Sam started Flashlights as a way to explore their desire to make warm, summertime music while trapped in the cold Denver winter. The lush soundscapes and pop twinged melodies hint just as much to great Brit-pop of yesteryear as they do to more recent contemporaries such as Teen Daze or Memoryhouse. On their debut EP "Hidden Behind Trees", Flashlights reaches for tropical climes, but at times can do little to hide the darkness that comes with being trapped within a cold winter. Its this dichotomy, creating an honest push and pull between light and dark moods, that allows Flashlights to stand out from their peers. With their standout single "Holidays", bouncing electronic chords lay the groundwork for Converse's floating vocals, creating a song that feels bright and dark at the same time. "Glowing Eyes" at times sounds almost apocalyptic in nature with its growling and driving bassline, all the while tying the record together with its stick-in-your-head singable chorus. Constructive, multi-layered songwriting suggest that the band is just getting started. Named one of Westward Magazines 12 acts to watch in 2011, featured in NME's Buzzworthy Artists, as well as playing high profile shows with Toro Y Moi, Millionyoung, and Miami Horror, Flashlights is set to hit the festival circuit this summer while beginning work on their followup to "Hidden Behind Trees".

RUMTUM is Cleveland native John Hastings, who is known mostly for his collaborative work in the sample heavy, electro-funk project MR & RT (Monster Rally & RUMTUM), having already released albums on Lefse’s WAAGA imprint & Seattle’s Gold Robot Records. RUMTUM’s solo work has been recently featured on big name blogs such as XLR8R, Impose and more, and he has already built up an impressive online following through outlets like soundcloud and bandcamp. With his new material leaning more heavily on vocals, he is gearing up for a solo release in 2013 on Gold Robot Records/HUG Records, and has already scheduled performances at SnowBall Music Festival and supporting artists Geographer and Mouse on Mars in Denver. Big things in store in 2013 for this beatmaker!

Lost Optical
Lost OpticalBased out of Denver, CO, Lost Optical is the electronic production trio of Jason Kale, Matty Carroll, and Steven Kuzma.