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.

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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.

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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.

March 2017 marks my fifth year in business, and I’m celebrating by sharing my five biggest takeaways.

You don’t have to take a job that’s “out there” you can create your experience. The process can be intimating but having someone who’s “been there” can help. If you are looking for guidance, contact me personally for a complimentary consultation, by clicking here.

Saying I’ve developed a business for over five years is a sentence that shocks me a little as a write it. If I can do it, anyone can carve out a path for themselves. All you need is enough courage and a goal you are willing to sacrifice everything to achieve. I wouldn’t say I’ve figured it all out, but I’ve learned a few things from my mistakes. Avoid a few of my notable bumps in the road by reading my biggest takeaways.

Create What You Seek

Creation is crucial if you want business success no matter what age you may be. My background is in the online content management industry which requires an endless supply of creativity. I create graphics, infographics, blog posts, and the overall content strategy for businesses.

What I also create are business relationships, referral relationships, designer relationships, and industry relationships. The amount of things you must create as a business owner can seem endless. The trick is nurturing experiences that will take you to the n. If you aren’t willing to do something it isn’t going to happen this can be a tough takeaway but one you must learn early on in your career.

Character Counts More Than Hype

We all know people that ooze charisma. Charm can help get your foot in the door but when it comes to long-term success people will start to see right through those alluring dimples. You have to do more than just look the part; you have to possess the kind of character that builds trust. Doesn’t the old saying go, “People do business with who they like, know, and trust.” To me, the third adjective is the most important. From my experience, nothing kills a business relationship faster than lack of faith.

Whether it is a product or a service in today’s economy you can not hide, cover up, or hope no one notices. This is why good character is crucial when your clients or customers feel like you genuinely care about them the decision to leave or discontinue is more thoroughly thought through than if they have no personal connection with them.

I have lost clients when the person “felt” like I was not, personally, focused on them enough. I’ve also nurtured relationships for years to the point that many of my clients feel they couldn’t trust anyone else. The relationship we have is worth more than any numerical value. If you create one successful business relationship, you can build more. Whether you are emailing, texting, in a one-on-one meeting or connecting for a Skype call, prepare early, no one wants to wait on you, show a genuine interest in everything he/she says and offer ways you can help. You don’t have to have a power point, spend thousands of dollars on a website, or have a pitch memorized to impress someone. People will be impressed by your focus. Let actions do all the talking.

Who’s ready to dance? BIG WILD is bringing the party to The Gothic Theatre on Saturday, April 2nd.

His first show already SOLD OUT don’t miss the second date that was added for this artist from Los Angeles, California. Supporting the headliner will be Phantoms and IHF (Imagined Herbal Flows).

Doors open at 7 pm for the event that begins at 8 pm in Denver, Colorado. Can’t wait for a night of live music?

Enter our Ticket Giveaway powered by AEG Present Rocky Mountains for your chance to WIN a FREE pair of tickets to the event.

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Excision is bringing the bass family to COLORADO!

Supporting him during his 2 night stop at the 1st Bank Center is Apashe, Caspa, Cookie Monsta, B2B with Funtcase, and Kill the Noise! The crowd will be getting down and head-banging for hours before Excision even takes the stage, so get there early! This show will also feature an insane stage setup.

We have a ticket giveaway for BOTH NIGHT powered by AEG PRESENTS ROCKY MOUNTAINS.

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Tribal Seeds take over the Ogden Theatre on Thursday, February 9th supported by Raging Fyah and Nattali Rize .

Who’s ready for a night of chill reggae vibes? You won’t want to miss our TICKET GIVEAWAY powered by AEG LIVE ROCKY MOUNTAINS. 

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Doors open at 7 pm for the event that begins at 8 pm 🙂 BUY TICKETS by clicking here! Check the dope mixes via Soundcloud below for a preview of what to expect. Thanks, Top Shelf Reggae for providing the sick cover photo! 

Hitting the Ogden Theatre on Friday, February 10 and Saturday, February 11th is JAUZ supported by Aazar, Covex, and AViVA!

Who’s ready for a night dope of live music? Morphing and bending genres is a staple of a JAUZ set if you haven’t seen the artist live check the mix “Language” featuring Porter Robinson. Breaking out on the US scene is Aazar coming from Paris, France. Gaining popularity in Europe you can hear one of his sets in Colorado if you get to the show early!

For your chance to WIN a pair of tickets enter our GIVEAWAY powered by AEG Live Rocky Mountains.

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We will announce one winner for pair of tickets after our contest ends 2.9 at midnight. Good Luck! Doors open at 8 pm for the show at 9 pm 🙂 BUY TICKETS by clicking here!!

Love dubstep? Get down on our DATSIK giveaway powered by AEG Live Rocky Mountains 🙂 The Ninja Nation Tour is hitting Denver, Colorado on Saturday, February 4th at the 1st Bank Center. The event also features GZA with full live band, Crizzly, Protohype, Party Thieves, and Virtual Riot. What a lit lineup we couldn’t be more excited to support this show! Doors open at 6 pm get there early so you don’t miss a second of the action.

Datsik recently released a sick EP entitled “Sensei” check the dope tracks below to get yourself pumped for the upcoming performance. Protohype also released a sick track with Excision a few months ago. Don’t forget to listen to “Are You Ready?” 

Can’t wait for these artists to hit the stage? Enter our contest for your chance to WIN a FREE pair of tickets to the concert. Complete the form below and SUBMIT to enter. 

Blending sound and culture BoomBox comprised of producers and DJs, Russ Randolph and Zion Rock Godchaux hit the Gothic Theatre on December 29th for a 3-night run that lasts through New Year’s Eve! Who’s ready to get down to their electronic blend of vintage blues and rock?! Made to get fans moving on the dance floor they incorporate Psychedelia, Backbeat, and Funky House sounds to create their hybrid style.

Check the recommended video from AEG Live for a preview of the jams you’ll be grooving to at the event.

Like what you see? Enter our GIVEAWAY powered by AEG Live Rocky Mountains for your chance to WIN to free tickets to the concert on December 29, 2016.

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DOORS open at 8pm, BUY TICKETS by CLICKING HERE! Thanks Jennifer Bjerke Lessard for the Featured Photo at the top of our post. Can’t wait to see everyone at the show!

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Silver Light Media in collaboration with Nathan Lopez Photography are excited to announce commercial branding photo shoots to ignite your social media strategy with captivating visual storytelling. Ever wish your photos could be themed to represent a particular esthetic?

Each image will tell a unique story thanks to Nathan Lopez‘s commercial photography. The landscape, portrait, wedding and event photographer specializes in black and white photography with a minimal of amount of retouch and edit and was a 2015 Exposure Awards – Feature in the Digital Gallery of Paris, France. Click Here to learn more about his work.

Each social post will reach a broader range of your target audience thanks to Aryonna Richard‘s social strategy and creative writing. Working in line with the photography Nathan captures; Aryonna’s content marketing will attract an audience, inspire a connection, and complete the storytelling experience. She’s built multiple Instagram accounts with a following of over 10K by emphasizing community engagement.

Have a unique product, service, brand or company? Let your online media reflect your vision. 

Check the marketing photos Nathan Lopez and Aryonna Richard have collaborated on since beginning projects in February of 2016.

Did you know the average person gets distracted in less than 8 SECONDS? Now more than ever each photo you post must tell a story in order to capture the attention of your audience. Inc Magazine even suggests…

An estimated 84 percent of communications will be visual by 2018.” 

Their article titled “16 Eye-Popping Statistics You Need to Know About Visual Content Marketing” suggests over 80% off content is SKIMMED online and that specifically, brands need to be vigilent about shaping their online media.

Facebook posts from brands that included images earned 87 percent of all engagements.”

In today’s hyper visual world it’s more important than ever before to use marketing materials that visually brand your company. If you’re thinking okay, so where and HOW do I start the process?

It’s easier than you think with a complimenatary consultation. Schedule an appoinment to meet with the visual storytelling duo Nathan Lopez and Aryonna Richard, here, or by calling 208.284.5570. We are here for your creative branding and content maketing needs.

 

Did you know you can manage your Instagram Business account from Facebook?

Wait, hold up, did you miss the news that Instagram created specifically profiles for businesses? I’ll help you understand the latest changes from this visual and social powerhouse in this post.

With 500 million plus monthly active users and 95 million daily posts according to Instagram’s website this platform could help you reach more customers than before. With creativity driving the medium let users be inspired by the lighter side of your company’s story.

Businesses have been a part of Instagram’s community since the beginning showcasing services and products. If you have an Instagram profile, you are using for your business quickly convert it to a Business Profile for increased insights, analytics, and the option to run advertisements.

From your profile home page click on the option wheel at the top and click ‘Switch to Business Profile’ to convert your account. 

If you have a Facebook Business Page, your accounts will link giving you the options to run ads via Facebook Advertising. After converting your account, you’ll notice ‘View Insights’ & ‘Promote’ under each post. Click on ‘View Insights’ and you’ll see the Impressions, Reach, and Engagement for each post. Click ‘Promote’ and Instagram will open Facebook Ads giving you the option between two calls to actions.

 

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Convert your account and understand the impact of each post.

 

Visit your website

Call or visit your business 

Next, you will need to select an Action Button. Click ‘Select Button Text’ to choose between:

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