Pretty Lights Live. Season 2 premiere, Episode 6. Event Feature
Pretty Lights (Derek Vincent Smith) is upping the LIVE experience with his latest announcement.
The electronic music producer from Fort Collins, Colorado is returning to the Gorge Amphitheater for what is expected to be two nights of legendary performances.
Last year, Smith premiered the “Episodic Festival Tour” where I hit his festival in Telluride, Colorado. Read about the experience by clicking here. The sick photos below are from the event. Shot by Chris Kocher of CMK Photography who I teamed up to cover the performance.
Pretty Lights Live. Season 2 premiere, Episode 6. will take place August 4th-5th at the Gorge Amphitheater (located in George, WA).
The two-night event is a continuation of 2016’s Episodic Tour where Derek Vincent Smith, Borahm Lee, Alvin Ford Jr., Chris Karns and Brandon Butler will perform both nights. Supporting the performers will be STS9, Tipper, Atmosphere, Lettuce, Cherub, Manic Focus, Chali 2na & Krafty Kuts, Kasbo, Marvel Years and Maddy O’Neal.
From Santa Cruz, California STS9 is a 5-piece electronic collective. Last September, “The Universe Inside” was dropped leading up to their two-day headliner at Red Rocks Park and Amphitheater. Experiencing the group live is hypnotic the lights enhance their futuristic sound.
Tipper, a composer known for bass-heavy, glitch-filled, downtempo beats and mind-altering visuals doesn’t have another tour date in Washington. I attended his three-night run at The Fillmore Auditorium in Denver. The final night was a “Cuddle Puddle.” It’s a performance I will never forget; blankets and pillows were scattered across the floor and everyone was laying down entranced by the stimulation happening on stage.
One of my favorite groups Lettuce is bringing the FUNK! Silver Light Media – Contributor, Chris Kocher, recently reviewed their performance at The Fox Theater – Oakland, click here, to read. Originating in 1992 there are few bands I enjoy seeing more than this one. The eight musicians are beyond talented and headline festivals across the country.
Last spring, I had the privilege to interview Manic Focus via The Mile High Sound Movement, click here, to read. Bringing those electronic drops with a soulful twist John “JmaC” McCarten is embarking on a national tour with stops from Boulder, Colorado to Detroit, Michigan leading up to his stop at The Gorge. Check the dope new release, “Putting All Of My People On” featuring ProbCause below for one my favorite tracks from the artist at the moment.
My first experience seeing Pretty Lights Live was at this legendary venue. I knew little about his work and purchased the ticket mostly to see Kaskade, but the performance I couldn’t forget was seeing Derek Vincent Smith.
The Gorge Amphitheater is one of the most stunning places I have seen musicians perform. I can’t wait to be back in the Pacific Northwest taking in the natural beauty. If you are a fan of outdoor venues, you need to experience a show at this magical spot. The stage sits on the side of a cliff that overlooks the Columbia River.
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