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Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats announces Denver holiday shows

Tickets to Rateliff’s 13th annual holiday celebration are $40.95 and go on sale Nov. 15 and 16, Rateliff will bring his rug-cutting blues boys back to Denver for two holiday shows at the Ogden Theatre. via axs.com. 10. 3 at 10 a.m. fall tour, Colorado date

Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats has performed many, many times in Colorado since the band formed four years ago. 16) will perform in support. The band will release a live album of its 2016 Red Rocks concert on Nov. 15) and The Still Tide (Dec. But even the pull of tours through Australia and the United Kingdom can’t make the band forget its hometown. Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats play the Ogden Theater, December 16, 2016. (Michael McGrath, The Know)
Nathaniel Rateliff and the Nightsweats — the rootin-est, tootin-est and probably hardest working Denver band around — keeps a busy schedule these days. Related Articles

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Hailee Steinfeld & Alesso – Let Me Go (Personal Collection) (feat. Florida Georgia Line & Watt)

I’ve been hoping somebody loves you in the ways I couldn’t
Someone will love you, let me go (go, go, go)
We know this thing wasn’t built to last
Picket white fence, but we paint it black
[Verse 2: Florida Georgia Line]
Someone will love you, let me go
Chased the high too far, too fast
You made plans and I, I made problems
We were sleeping back to back
Somebody’s taking care of all of the mess I’ve made
But you’re holding on to what you never had
Ooh, and I wished you had hurt me harder than I hurt you

[Chorus: Hailee Steinfeld]
Someone will love you, let me go
Ooh, and I wish you would have waited for me but you always do
Somebody’s taking care of all of the mess I’ve made
I can leave it in the past
Someone will love you, let me go

[Pre-Chorus: Hailee Steinfeld]

Somebody’s taking care of all of the mess I’ve made
It’s good on paper, picture perfect
Ooh, and I wished you had hurt me harder than I hurt you
Someone will love you, let me go
I’ve been hoping
[Verse 1: Hailee Steinfeld]

I’ve been hoping

I’ve been hoping somebody loves you in the ways I couldn’t
I’ve been hoping somebody loves you in the ways I couldn’t
I’ve been hoping
[Outro: Hailee Steinfeld]
Someone will love you, let me go (go, go, go)
I’ve been hoping
I’ve been hoping
[Chorus: Hailee Steinfeld]
Someone will love you, let me go
Someone you don’t have to change
Someone you don’t have to change

Ooh, and I wish you wouldn’t wait for me but you always do
Chased the high too far, too fast
Someone will love you, let me go
Someone will love you, let me go
Someone you don’t have to change
It’s been some time, but this time ain’t even
[Pre-Chorus: Hailee Steinfeld]
Someone will love you, let me go (go, go, go)
Picket white fence, but we paint it black
Someone will love you, let me go (go, go, go)
Good on paper, picture perfect

SZA – Supermodel

But I need you, but I need you, but I need you
That if, if I lost control

And no, I’m not keeping your shit
Even a new hoe too
I don’t see myself
If you see it in me, see it in me, see it in me
I’m really leaving
Leave me lonely for prettier women
It can’t be that easy for you to get like that
Why I can’t stay alone just by myself?
Wish I was comfortable just with myself
The, the dick was too good
I don’t want nothing else to do with it
I would be… fatal
You know I need too much attention for shit like that

For temporary love
You know I need too much attention for shit like that
But I need you, but I need you, but I need you
[Verse 1]
[Chorus]
Bet they fuckin’ for real
Wish I was comfortable just with myself
I been secretly banging your homeboy
Leave me lonely for prettier women
All they could say, we like brother and sister
[Verse 2]
You know you wrong for shit like that
Maybe she can come lick you after we’re done
Ooh, just get a load of them, they got chemistry
You know you wrong for shit like that
Got some new hobbies
[Intro]
And they was right
That is my greatest fear
Why am I so easy to forget like that?
Let me tell you a secret
I’m writing this letter to let you know
What’s done is done
Why you in Vegas all up on Valentine’s Day?
Or did not have control, things would just, you know
Why I can’t stay alone just by myself?
If you see it in me, see it in me, see it in me
I don’t see myself
You was a temporary lover
Look so good together
[Chorus]
Ooh yes I did
I could be your supermodel if you believe
Oh no she didn’t
Heard you got some new homies
I could be your supermodel if you believe
I’ll do it again
Oh no she didn’t

Maybe she can come help you
It made me feel good
That’s why I stayed with ya

Clean Bandit – I Miss You (feat. Julia Michaels) (Lyric Video)

I can’t believe it

Or was
I miss you, yeah I miss you
And tell them that we ended
Though I’m tryin’ not to right now
So that way I can’t forget your skin
I can’t believe it
Wishin’ that I was your bottle
I get scared when you’re not

Just to remind myself
So I saved all the texts
I miss you, yeah I miss you
I miss you, yeah I miss you, oh I do
And I just keep lying to myself
Of how good it is
And I just keep lying to myself
‘Cause I’m scared you’re with somebody else
You weren’t a fan of pictures
Though I’m tryin’ not to right now

Though I’m tryin’ not to right now
‘Cause I’m scared you’re with somebody else
Got them saved in my mind from the bedroom
Did you not wanna tell them it’s the end
I get scared when you’re not

Though I’m tryin’ not to right now
I miss you, yeah I miss you
All of the best over the years
But I’m getting ahead of myself
I miss you, yeah I miss you
So I saved all the texts
Of how good it is
I miss you, yeah I miss you
Just to remind myself
Minus the tears

I can’t help it, I just
And I know we’re not supposed to talk
I know you didn’t call your parents
Of how good it is
I miss you, yeah I miss you, oh I do
Or was
I guess that it is gone
But I’m getting ahead of myself
I guess that it is gone

All of the best over the years
Hanging with your brother
I miss you, yeah I miss you, oh I do
I miss you, yeah I miss you
Yeah, I saved all the texts off of my ex
I can’t help it, I just
I know you’re out in Cabo
And I know we’re not supposed to talk
So I hardly ever took ’em
So I could be close to your lips again

Just to remind myself
‘Cause you know that they’d be offended

Ace Hood – To Whom It May Concern / Came With The Posse

You just be my angel till we meet again
I’m feeling the ether, I’m feeling Aretha

Something just gotta give, don’t listen, you gotta feel
Just tryna keep my spirits from that deep depression
All this energy inside I got to give
Feel my love, feel my pain when I’m inside the booth
I put my pride down and pick that Bible up
Would you switch or change on me if you knew the truth?
I had to live my life, I had to learn my lessons
Trust The Process
[Verse 2]
God, nigga
Put that on my mama, put that on my kids
I’m back again
Kept focus on the goals, mind, body and the soul
Come with normal features, I’m that different kind of a creature
No more We The Best, but Khaled still my man
Feel my love, feel my pain when I’m inside the booth
No, I ain’t the same person that was introduced
Would you switch or change on me if you knew the truth?
Nothing without God, nothing without my fans
Living on the edge plotting on the plans
R.I.P. Fo’ Fifth, I tat that on my skin

At some point, we gotta talk about it
If I told you I’m anointed, could you see the proof?
Feel my love, feel my pain when I’m inside the booth
Give my heart and soul for you when I’m inside the booth
[Chorus]
If I told you I’m anointed, could you see the proof?
Walking out on the label I put aside all the fears
Queen, she know I love her till it life or death
Here’s a letter to you
I had to keep that smile but deep inside I’m stressing
Passion, I can’t control it, hating, I can’t condone it
New me, it’s a new day, that’s another story untold
If I give you all of me, would I get all of you?
If I give you all of me, would I get all of you?

[Chorus]
Time to get my blessings, time to get my blessings
Don’t know how I feel right now
No, I ain’t the same person that was introduced
I could cry tears right now
Thank the Lord ’cause I don’t look like what I been through
Feeling so immortal I must rise again
[Verse 1]
On God
Give my heart and soul for you when I’m inside the booth
No, I ain’t the same person that was introduced
[Intro]
If I give you all of me, would I get all of you?
Here’s a letter to you

Looking in the mirror tryna find myself
Thank the Lord ’cause I don’t look like what I been through
Appreciate you for coming
Sorry for my absence, hope y’all understand
I’ma show all you niggas I do this shit here for real
Thank you for being here with me today
Critics want the beef but I’m not feeding them
Part of me had to die so one part of me gets to live
It’s time to tighten up
I’m back again
Jesus on that cross, I had to rise again
I can hear you nod like "just keep going in"
I’m a fucking soldier, all my trials done made me stronger
[Chorus]
Back and I’m better than y’all, ready whenever the call
Give my heart and soul for you when I’m inside the booth
I gotta watch for the leechers, false prophets and the evil preachers
Thank the Lord ’cause I don’t look like what I been through
They expecting me to fold, friends turn into ya’ foes

My loyalty don’t stop if we don’t speak again
I keep it realer than people ain’t no lies comin’ out of the speakers
[Interlude]
If I told you I’m anointed, could you see the proof?
All that meditation that I did, all that beasting in the gym

Would you switch or change on me if you knew the truth?

PRETTYMUCH – Open Arms

I just wanna touch
I’ll be waiting by my phone

[Outro]
[Pre-Chorus: Brandon & All]
[Chorus: Zion & Edwin]

When you’re ready, ready, ready
Here with open arms (oh)
[Bridge: All, Brandon & Nick]
I see you’ve been trying to make
So when you’re ready you know where to find me
When you’re ready, ready, ready
Something out of nothing
[Pre-Chorus: Brandon]
So when you’re ready, you know where to find me

Got that key to your heart
When you’re ready, ready, ready
When you’re ready, ready, ready
Here with open arms
When you’re ready, ready, ready
And now I need you on me
Now you got me cuffed (cuffed, cuffed)
(You know where to find me)
For that ringtone

Here with open arms
Got that key to your heart
Caught me slippin’ up
I just wanna touch
Here with open arms (oh)
[Chorus: Zion & Edwin]
The fact that you’re out on the run (oh woah)

And you ain’t even on me
Here with open arms (oh)
But I can’t help it, I’m waitin’
When you’re ready, you know where to find me
But baby I’m starting to face
Scrape my knees on the pavement
[Intro: Edwin, harmonising]
(Yeah, You know where to find me)
When you’re ready, ready, ready
[Verse 2: Nick]
But I keep being turned away (yeah, yeah, yeah)
Here with open arms
Caught me slipping up (up, up)

Waiting for your call
Girl you could tear me apart
Now you got me cuffed
So when you’re ready, you know where to find me
[Verse 1: Brandon]
So I’ve been waiting by my phone (brrp)
But I can’t help it, I’m waitin’

Scrape my knees on the pavement
And you ain’t even on me

Got that key to your heart
But I can’t help it, I’m waitin’
Baby let me know
[Chorus: Zion & Edwin]
When you’re ready…
When you’re ready, ready, ready
Girl, you could tear me apart
When you’re ready, ready, ready
So when you’re ready you know where to find me
Girl, you could tear me apart
No, it’s not like I’m asking for much (woah, woah)

Scrape my knees on the pavement
Yo, it’s PRETTYMUCH
Waiting for you to come, my baby, oh
But I keep being turned away (woah)

But you just don’t know what to say
And now I need you on me
You know where to find me
So when you’re ready you know where to find me
When you’re ready, ready, ready

Warm Brew – Stretch

Linked up with [?]
No matter the weather, I’m here for whatever, just say what it is
You gotta get what you got and take what you can
And the partners I roll with play pop in the CD
[Intro]
[Hook]
I live my life and pay no mind to what these hoes need
Been dreaming so hard ’til the day that I meet it
Cuz we all family, treat you like my closest kin
[Verse 3: Omar Bunyan]
[Verse 1: Tony London]
Side street, back seat, blowing OG
Never gotta change you hoes do, if a nigga want the funk then roll through
If you was in my position, then you’d probably do it too
Nelson taught me [?]
They don’t wanna see us winning, cuz they’d rather see us lose

Makin’ money off hella sacks
[Hook]
All you niggas prepare, with my niggas making moves to a home in the Air, no doubt we rolling there
To this ruggedly handsome playa that’s slim and slender
From them (?) outside of the Staples Center
Major monkey on a real bitch’s back
[Verse 4: MENT Nelson ]
Life is more than just a nigga gettin’ hoes and riches
Christ, for this shit all up in my life
If we don;t know the score then how the hell we supposed to win
And even though a niggas sinning, you know I gotta sing the blues
For attention, go hard ’til the toes bleed
Mescaline, I’m masculine, I’m flexin’

We get to talking too much, we just might put a union together (mmm)

Tonight I’m chilling flow free like a cold breeze

Best case scenario my burials in near sight
[Verse 6:]
Big shot, Manu Li, it’s my time, I’mma start
Yo’ bitch she want a union leader take it then I bend her, now go

Man step on up if you thinking you a contender
And just hope that I forgiven, but it’s what I gotta do
Call a nigga up when you need some grass
I guarantee the head start bobbin’ and shakin’
And if we unionize, they can’t win no more (right)
They say you wanna good girl then you should go to church
I got some partners that can never compare, we got some shit that flip your mind like that nigga foretell

If you was in my position, then you’d probably do it too
Don’t you fools realize?
Yeah then I’m about to go on strike with my niggas
Five deep in the fourth seat, hard to watch it from the nose bleed
And just hope that I forgiven, but it’s what I gotta do
Better take it back like a pimp in a ‘lac
They don’t wanna see us winning, cuz they’d rather see us lose
The sparkle in my eyes, I really hope you shine
And even though a niggas sinning, you know I gotta sing the blues
Yea this motherfucking game ain’t (?)
Yeah, difference between a boy and a man
And just hope that I forgiven, but it’s what I gotta do
Even if I don’t want to, there’s nothing I won’t do, to prove I’m a friend
If you was in my position, then you’d probably do it too
From what I heard now a days is where the hoes be
I’m greeted by the homies Warm Brew on the West Coast

I’ve got niggas my rolling with me, yeah we making a movement
Like I’m on fifth L put the money in the bag

These record labels don’t want artists to talk to each other
They don’t wanna see us winning, cuz they’d rather see us lose
[Verse 5:]
[?] on the moon on shrooms
Just a humble nigga givin’ y’all the real shit
With Warm Brew, my whole crew, Superman, no phone booth
And even though a niggas sinning, you know I gotta sing the blues

From the weak and the whack that’s making tracks
Pessimist name [?]
You should be complying with the giant when he’s destined
[Verse 2: Manu Li]
You’ll like more then them hotdogs wrapped in bacon
Yeah, feels like my eyes haven’t seen it
[Hook]

Amine – Squeeze

Yeah, the coolest be the fool-est ’cause them niggas really awkward
All them nights I stayed up, I get paid up like a lay-up now
Tell me who the fuck makes skits for they tour?
I know, me, I’m the best
They can’t help it, haters too selfish
LST on the beat, I love my buck teeth, that’s why I’m so fly
Flows keep switching so them niggas better keep up
Mona Lisa for a feature, my price is priceless
Back in this motherfucker, I gots the -itis
Tell me who the fuck makes skits for they tour?
I’m ’bout my business, CLBN, take nothing less
Leave ’em in the dust, tell ’em level up
Worldwide tour, so them girls wide open
Pull up on these motherfuckers, then I hit the scene
[Verse]
Rolling down my window, roll my pride for self-esteem
I’m frank like Aretha, I’m dank like your reefer
Traitors treat you like a reaper, RIP Kenneka
Young, black, and handsome, that be my aesthetic, yeah
Writer and director, actor, rapper, I’m a prize
Secret, Good for You the best album alive
Fenty on my baby so my boo ain’t got no blemishes
Shows packed out, so the bus pack oceans
Put the kitty on my face, I could take you on a trip
Chucks on my feet ’cause they cut me a check
What should I be for Halloween?
Leader and a lover like a mayor and John Mayer
I started it, them niggas borrow it
I own the color yellow, Pantone, hit me up
Motherfuckers hate me ’cause I’m all about my cream
Practicing this verse up in the mirror like I’m Issa
Unapologetic (bitch), success is my fetish
Question, Do they have sex in the scenes with the sex?

Migos – Motor Sport (feat. Nicki Minaj & Cardi B)

Rap’s Jackie Chan, we ain’t pullin’ them fake stunts
That’s not a reliable source, no
Yeah, skrrt
They reachin’ out like their back itchin’
Shiftin’ gears (shift), on the Nawf, get serious (serious)
Take the air out the ball (yeah), just so I can flex
Faced my fears (fears), gave my mama tears (mama)
If you don’t know what that is (huh)
Shiftin’ gears (shift), on the Nawf, get serious (serious)
Man, we should sell that porn
Motorsport, yeah, put that thing in sports (skrrt, skrrt)
You a dork, never been a sport (dork, yeah)
That’s why I fire up a bleezy (fire)
Pull up (woo, woo), jumpin’ out the court (court, jump)
Piguets, they wet, tears (‘guets)
[Verse 3: Cardi B]
Xans, Perky, check (yeah), Bill Belichick
And my ears got McDonald’s nuggets (ayy)

Pop a Perc and catch a feel (I pop one)
Get you a straw nigga, you know this pussy is juicy
You heard she gon’ do what from who?
Why would I hop in some beef (why?)
It’s a wrap, like the things on the head of a Saudi
And the left hand on Richard Mille (ice)
"Yo Nick, didn’t you just do a hit with Gotti?"

You a dork, never been a sport (dork, yeah)
[Chorus: Quavo]
Faced my fears (fears), gave my mama tears (mama)
Pull up (woo, woo), jumpin’ out the court (court, jump)

Now I cannot feel the wheel (woah)
I wish my grandma could see me (grandma)
Straight up there (where?), we didn’t take the stairs (where?)
Green Lamborghini a tortoise (Lambo)
Same hoes, that was sendin’ shots
I turn Offset on
No human being, I’m immortal (no)
‘Cause money is treatin’ me well (uh uh)
Soon, as I land on the Lear (whew)
Ain’t make no commitment with none of you bitches
[Verse 4: Nicki Minaj]
488, hit the gears (488)
Abort the mission, that’s a kill (pew, pew, brrr)
[Verse 5: Takeoff]
Attention, I’ma need you to face front
This season’s Off-White come in snorted (white)
Hit so many donuts on them backstreets
Suicide doors, Britney Spears
All of your friends’ll be dead, you can get hit with that Uzi
[Chorus: Quavo]
The coupe came imported (hey)
[Verse 2: Offset]
My pinky on margarine, butter (margarine)
Is the same lips that be ass kissin’

You don’t want smoke with me, this is a laced blunt
I call him Ricky, he say he love me like Lucy
Sit so high in the nosebleeds (yeah)
Shawty bad (bad), pop her like a cork (pop it)
Same lips that be talkin’ ’bout me
Yeah, Cardi B, I’m back, bitches
I’m boujee, so, bitch, don’t get near (boujee)
Shawty bad (bad), pop her like a cork (pop it)
Brand new Chanels (Chanels)
You bitches catchin’ a fade, shout out my nigga Lil Boosie
Bitch, you my son, go and sit on the potty (rrrr)
My crown won’t fit on your bum ass lace fronts (uh)
Ride the dick like a BMX
I wonder how many platinums we gon’ sell (albums)
Take the air out the ball, just so I can flex
I don’t work in no office, but they copyin’ and that’s facts though
Xans, Perky, check (yeah), Bill Belichick
This Givenchy is custom made, now you can’t get it at Saks though
Uh, yo, watch your man, then you should watch your mouth
Let me wrap my weave up
If Quavo the QB, I’m Nick Lombardi
You see them stats, you know what I am about
[Chorus: Quavo]
Take the air out the mall, walkin’ with the sacks
I’m with a couple bad bitches that’ll rip the party
You a dork, never been a sport (dork, yeah)
I get upset off
Criss Angel, make dope disappear (voila)
I love, when he go on tour
Straight up there (where?) we didn’t take the stairs (where?)

[Intro: Quavo]
full of water (Patek) Patek and A.P.

M-M-M-Murda
[Verse 1: Quavo]
Motorsport, yeah, put that thing in sports (skrrt, skrrt)
That too, but my niggas send hits like Gotti
I told him the other day
Take the air out the mall (hey, walk in with the sacks)
I can actually afford to get a pink Bugatti
Not the watch, but the price on the ice
Take away pain, ain’t easy (pain)
It’s a race to the bag, get the mills (hey)
Motorsport, motorville
Motorsport, yeah, put that thing in sports (skrrt, skrrt)
Offset
Face all your fears, then get at me
Take the air out your broad (woo, woo, woo, E)
Dame más gasolina (skrrt)
When I could just hop in a Porsche?
Girl, yeah, yeah
I ain’t tryna be violent, but if Nicki on it, it slaps, ho
I don’t wanna hear I’m actin’ different
Faced my fears (fears), gave my mama tears (mama)
Right hand on the Bible, I swear I won’t tell (swear)
My chest bad, give me chills
I am the champ, I’m Iron Mike in a bout
I’m the trap Selena
I stepped on runnin’ from 12 (12)
No nigga wanna be my ex (no)
If Nicki should show me her titty
Hit the gas, it got flames out the rears (skrrt)
Feel like I can fly, yeah

So tell me, have you seen her?
These hoes ain’t, what they say they are
‘Cause he cums more, when I see him less

Cotton candy (drink), my cup tastes like the fair (cotton)
Cotton candy (drink), my cup tastes like the fair (cotton)
Bitches is pressed, administer mouth to mouth
Niggas not cappin’ this season
Take the air out your broad (hey), now she can’t go back
Cotton candy (drink), my cup tastes like the fair (cotton)
Pull up in the space coupe, I done linked with Marty
Pull up (woo, woo), jumpin’ out the court (court, jump)
And their pussy stank, they’re catfishin’
Shawty bad (bad), pop her like a cork (pop it)
Get you lined for that paper like a loose leaf when that strap blow
Shiftin’ gears (shift), on the Nawf, get serious (serious)
If I get to play with that kitty
Hundred K, I spend on my señora (racks)
Straight up there (where?) we didn’t take the stairs (where?)

WATCH: Face Vocal Band delivers a little concert and a big check to support Colorado music education

Some members of Face have been educators or cite music-education experiences that were important to them as students, the department of education said in a news release. The donation will fund the Technology, Instruments, Guest, Experiences, and Resources  Music Grant to help music programs purchase items such as sheet music, risers and the basics for music instruction. This story was first published on DenverPost.com School districts, the Charter School Institute and non-public schools are eligible to apply for TIGER grants. Face Vocal Band, the all-voice rock band from Boulder, gave a brief concert and big check to the Colorado Department of Education on Thursday. The band delivered $30,500 to support music programs statewide.

Denver music festival: Superfly’s new Phoenix fest offers a glimpse of what’s to come

That’s not who we are as producers,” Farman said in the heavily air-conditioned media tent at Lost Lake. “Those were so cool,” said Strascina, who stuck around to watch how the pyrotechnic installations were removed from the lake.”It gave me some excitement for what they are going to come up with in Denver.”
This was part of the reason Strascina was at the inaugural Lost Lake music festival, the latest offering from festival producer Superfly. “When we start a new venture, we design it from the bottom up.”
That said, Denver was on Farman’s mind throughout the weekend. Although not all of it will be used, at 139 acres, Denver’s Overland Park is nearly twice the size of Steele Indian School Park, and is projected to draw about twice the visitors. Strascina — along with seven other officials from across Denver’s special events, police and parks departments — was there to see how the New York City-based producer delivered on its Phoenix event. “We probably made slightly less money than Ludacris, but we also have a couple less radio smash hits.” 
The festival’s nonprofit partner, Phoenix Indian School cultural center, also gave Superfly its blessing — literally. “I know they want to do very outdoorsy kind of things,” Strascina said. Overland Golf Course, Farman said, lends itself well to these stages of experience. Designed by Walter Productions, metal flowers shot flames after on the hour on the lake at Phoenix’s Steele Indian School Park, the host of Superfly’s Lost Lake music festival. Flip Isard, the owner of Phoenix french fry food truck Frites Street, said Superfly asked for 20 percent of gross profits from its vendors, an arrangement he prefers to other festivals that ask for a flat fee in advance of the event. In July, Superfly inked a contract with the city of Denver to throw its next large-scale event on Overland Park Golf Course in the Ruby Hill neighborhood. But beyond the headcount, few details are known about the festival. Like any seasoned traveler, the company leans on locals to help it decide what is relevant in the food, beverage, music and artisan communities. Like Overland Park Golf Course, Steele Indian School Park is light-rail adjacent and is a shout away from residential property. “It wasn’t the kitschy food people think of Phoenix for.”
Superfly co-founder Rick Farman is reluctant to draw direct parallels between Lost Lake and Denver’s event. While he declined to go into specifics, Pfeffer said the organizers made the band feel “like princesses” and paid well, too. This included a space for American Indian performances throughout the weekend, and adding headdresses, which have become fashion accessories at music festival in recent years, to the list of prohibited items. On the morning of the festival’s first day, Phoenix Indian School CEO Patty Talahongva invited members of local tribes to Steele Indian School Park to officially bless the grounds. Oversized lawn games populated one area, called The Lost Playground; another, dubbed “The Agave Experience,” was an ode to the tequila-bearing plant, including a booth that sold high-end flights of the liquor and a shrine to the plant itself. Between now and September, Lost Lake is likely as accurate of a bellwether for Overland Park’s festival as Denver officials will get. We’re right on the bike path,” he said. “That’s fine; just don’t act like (coming to Phoenix) is a favor for us.”
The festival had initially approached Lanning to organize its Found marketplace, which seated nonprofit organizations and local artisan vendors prominently near Lost Lake’s entrance, but the deal fell through. And while Overland’s acreage isn’t quite comparable, it is scalable. <>Big Red, an oversized Volkswagen Beetle made by experiential art producer Walter Productions, was just one of many unexpected art installations at Phoenix’s Lost Lake music festival. (Dylan Owens, The Denver Post)

PHOENIX — As darkness fell on Steele Indian School Park on Sunday, hundreds of people gathered to watch the giant metal lotuses on the lake bloom with flames. “Our assessment is, we are definitely ready to do this,” Strascina said. As the chatter surrounding a potential Amazon headquarters in Denver recently proved, news of a large, moneyed entity like Superfly encroaching on a city can be threatening to locals. AEG Presents Rocky Mountains, which was initially Superfly’s partner in the festival, has been the point of contact for booking in Denver. “Pretty much everything they said they’d do, they did,” said Diana Yazzie Devine, CEO of community center Native American Connections. In September, the company will plant another new, yet-untitled event that is projected to attract 30,000 to 40,000 visitors to Overland Park each day. We’re right on the Platte River — that’s an interesting aspect. “There’s not a lot of meaningful economics for us. From its security detail — which Denver law enforcement was especially interested in after the mass shooting this month at a Las Vegas music festival — to its complement of oversized lawn games, Strascina said city representatives came away feeling confident. A representative from Superfly said the Found marketplace curator the company did hire was compensated and vendors paid a $500 flat fee. Phoenix’s noise ordinance is capped at 100 decibels, 20 higher than Denver’s limit of 80, and the festival still received complaints. Related Articles

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“We don’t do cookie-cutter. Playboy Manbaby frontman Robbie Pfeffer said that Lost Lake involved the local music community more than other, locally run events in Phoenix. In exchange for using the park that adjoins its grounds, Lost Lake hosted a series of American Indian performances in a miniature outdoor amphitheater near the festival entrance, including hoop dancing by Nakotah LaRance. (Gabriel Scarlett, The Denver Post)
For example, Lost Lake tasked Chris Bianco, Phoenix’s nationally revered pizza cook, to help select the dozens of local restaurants and food trucks that populated the event. The flowers, which appeared to float innocuously on the water all day, were rigged to shoot fire several feet on the hour after sunset in sync with songs such as Rage Against the Machine’s “Bulls on Parade” and Prince’s “Purple Rain.” 
Katy Strascina, executive director of Denver’s special events office, was among the crowd, taking in the mesmerizing display. As Denver has the Denver Post Foundation-owned nonprofit Underground Music Showcase and the Westword Music Festival, Phoenix has been home to festivals like VIVA PHX and nonprofit McDowell Mountain Music Festival for years. In Phoenix, Superfly joined a scene that already has a complement of established, locally grown festivals in place. “I‘m really excited about being able to apply some of that same philosophy.”
“In Denver, in an hour you can be on the ski mountain. Lost Lake, too, is a no-parking festival. For Denver’s festival, Superfly has been in contact with a similar who’s-who of local talent. The company didn’t offer any money for her consultation, she said, and claimed that Superfly quoted a pricey buy-in for its marketplace vendors — $1,500 for a booth and 40 percent of gross sales. That’s much more manageable than trying to compare it to Superfly’s other marquee event, San Francisco’s Outside Lands in Golden Gate Park, which is more than seven times the size of Overland. “They have been very respectful,” Talahongva agreed. Kimber Lanning, the founder and director of the local business advocacy nonprofit Local First Arizona, said the city already has “a great local festival” in McDowell Mountain Music Festival, and called the city’s insistence to host the massive Lost Lake a result of “low self-esteem.” (Compare Denver’s five-year contract with Superfly with Phoenix’s 15-year commitment.) 

“They’re a machine just like any other,” Lanning said. Charlie Levy’s Stateside, the promoter and owner of Phoenix venues like the Crescent Ballroom and The Van Buren, spent the last year booking a lineup of locals like Kongos and Playboy Manbaby, who filled out the afternoon hours of the festival. Some Denver residents have raised concerns that Superfly Denver festival, which is flanked by a residential neighborhood, will exceed the city’s sound limits. Roxann Favors, Phoenix’s special events administrator, agreed. “In effect, the different holes on a golf course are meant to be different venues, different little experiences,” Farman said. For a potential artisan marketplace, the Denver Flea has taken “a few meetings” with Superfly, according one of its representatives. The art for the stage banners at Lost Lake were designed by Phoenix artists the Fortoul Brothers, who printed a rare run of T-shirts for nonprofit The Mollen Foundation, which educates kids about healthy lifestyles. “That particular area is something that we do in a way that’s about the best presentation of goods and creators,” Farman said. Specifics — like festival collaborators and how the event will be styled — likely won’t be finalized until March. Lost Lake, which combined a towering roster of musical acts like The Killers and Ludacris with the novel games and food of an adult summer camp, is the second of two festivals Superfly launched in 2017. Both are first-year Superfly events. Lost Lake was organized into zones that offered a range of different experiences. “These are things that, as we’re thinking about what’s unique and special, and speaks to the (city’s) cultural makeup. “The programming really was authentically Phoenix,” Favors said. Those are all opportunities.”
There is some method to how Superfly goes about weaving in the fabric of a locale. Our goal is to help promote local businesses and be inclusive.”
While the company is a titan in festival production, Superfly received high marks from the businesses, bands and nonprofits. New York-based marketing and event company Superfly has selected the Overland Park Golf Course in southwest Denver as the venue for its next massive music festival. Despite that, Strascina said the festival was responsive to its complaints, following a list of protocols that includes adjusting the placement of speakers and taking the day’s wind into account. (Andrew Jorgensen, provided by Superfly)
Denver officials visited Outside Lands before finalizing the agreement with Superfly. Superfly also hosts the Bonnaroo and Outside Lands festivals. Lost Lake gave it a valuable second point of reference to go off of as the festival nears its planning stage.

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Superfly enlisted Andi Watson, Radiohead’s lighting and set designer, to accent the festival’s natural features and create surprising set pieces as it transitioned from day to night. Each day brought a different surprise that required you to be in the right place at the right time. But like a good first date, it didn’t give its charms away. On Saturday, it did one better, hosting a Super Jam, a Bonnaroo-born tradition that lumps performers from its bands together to collaborate on a one-of-a-kind set. During the set, Phoenix singer Luna Aura got the chance to rub elbows with Huey Lewis, Calexico and The Dap Kings, among others. It’s an effect Farman said he plans to carry over when Superfly launches its festival in Denver next year. Where does Velorama stand after bumpy debut? — the site of Superfly’s other mega festival, Bonnaroo — the fun and art features at Denver’s Sept. 20-22, was inspired. Pity those who missed metal flowers in the middle of the lake, for example, that shot fire in the sky (except for the ducks on the lake, which were the least pleased and most surprised). Artist Ela Lamblin’s “Inter-species Communication” was another highlight: a giant steel bird that attendees could control by pulling down on a rope attached to its wings. (Dylan Owens, The Denver Post)

Superfly tailors each of its festivals to their host cities. Splashy headliners and top local artists (sometimes all at once)
Chance The Rapper, ODESZA, Huey Lewis and the News — Lost Lake brought big names from all walks of life to Phoenix. From its bowling-and-billiards mash-up to the door-sized wickets of Colossal Croquet, the festival’s Lost Playground section turned familiar events on their heads (and over yours). Below are five things we saw at Lost Lake that we hope come to Superfly’s as-yet-untitled Denver festival in 2018. It also gave seven local bands the chance to play to the hundreds of festival attendees that got there early enough to hear them. 3. 5. Superfly contracted entertainment curator Walter Productions — a mainstay at Burning Man, Nevada’s radical art gathering — to help outfit the festival with giant art cars and other interactive installations. Oversized yard games
If you ever wondered what it would be like to play a game of pool on a 56-foot-long pool table, Lost Lake was way ahead of you. Just as Outside Lands’ San Francisco-styled putt-putt golf course wouldn’t make sense in Manchester, Tenn. Surprise, surprise
Drunk frat boys, long lines for overpriced food — Lost Lake fit the bill for the average music festival in many ways. But it’s also a shame, because Superfly’s brand new Lost Lake music festival, which took place in Phoenix Oct. Weirdly wonderful art installations
If Lost Lake’s games were like art, its actual art was just as much fun. From Burning Man art installations to fun takes on familiar lawn games, the festival was a wellspring of imagination. <>Big Red, an oversized Volkswagen Beetle made by experiential art producer Walter Productions, was just one of many unexpected art installations at Phoenix’s Lost Lake music festival. Using an app, the festival sent out alerts when these pop-up events occurred. A transformative experience
Half of Lost Lake’s visual wonderland didn’t come to light until it was dark. “What we’re doing with the games, that’s art,” said Rick Farman, co-founder of Superfly. Each were tricked out with thousands of LED lights that flicked on after dark, rendering each a mean selfie machine. Throughout the weekend, attendees clambered into “Walter The Bus,” a 2:1-sized re-creation of a vintage Volkswagen bus, and “Big Red,” a plus-sized Volkswagen Beetle. 4. “There’s a specific thing we’re trying to draw out — that sense of child wonderment and play.”

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Plans for next year’s Colorado Classic are already starting. 2018 event won’t be an exact copy-paste of Phoenix’s Lost Lake. There was a face-painting pop-up for an hour on Friday; and Native American performances in a miniature amphitheater in honor of the festival’s host, the Phoenix Indian School, throughout the weekend. “That (sense of) discovery, a surprise, a really cool place to hang out — I feel comfortable in saying you’re going to see that (in Denver),” said David Erlich, a representative from the festival. 2. (It took two whole days before I stumbled on a sprawling section of shuffleboard, volleyball and other park games tucked behind the festival’s eponymous lake.)
The thing about these right-time, right-place surprises: Not everyone gets to see them. 1. After nightfall, the art and natural landscape around the park lit up, making the park look scarcely recognizable.

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Bruno Mars, who was sent to perform at Denver’s Pepsi Center on Monday, Oct. In other cases, Denver concerts have been canceled without a makeup performance, as was the case with Justin Bieber. In addition, the site let ticket holders know that their purchases will be honored on the new date. Tom Jones also canceled his Denver tour date in June of this year with a Twitter post indicating that his U.S. The singer was advised by his doctor that he would not be well enough to perform, according to a press release from Live Nation. Recording artist Bruno Mars (C) performs onstage during The 59th GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on February 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. tour will be rescheduled for May and June of next year. Kings of Leon had to postpone their show at FirstBank Center earlier this year due to drummer Nathan Followill falling ill with a case of pneumonia. The band made up their show in March. And for other stars, such as Janet Jackson, it just takes a little time for them to eventually circle back to the Mile High City. 30, for his “24K Magic
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Taylor Swift – …Ready For It?

But if he’s a ghost, then I can be a phantom
You should see the things we do, baby
No one has to know
Ooh, are you ready for it?
(No one has to know)
So I take my time
I-I-I see how this is gon’ go
You should see the things we do, baby
But if I’m a thief, then he can join the heist
And he can be my jailer, Burton to this Taylor
I know I’m gonna be with you
No one has to know
I-I-I see how this is gon’ go
Baby, let the games begin
In the middle of the night, in my dreams
Let the games begin
Touch me and you’ll never be alone
Baby, let the games begin
In the middle of the night, in my dreams
Let the games begin
In the middle of the night, in my dreams
Let the games begin
Holdin’ him for ransom
I see nothing better, I keep him forever
I-Island breeze and lights down low
Never be the same now, now
Let the games begin
I-Island breeze and lights down low
No one has to know
Wonder how many girls he had loved and left haunted
You should see the things we do, baby
Knew he was a killer first time that I saw him
In the middle of the night, in my dreams
In the middle of the night
Are you ready for it?
Let the games begin
He don’t try at all, though
Baby, let the games begin
I-Island breeze and lights down low
Like a vendetta-ta
Are you ready for it?
Every lover known in comparison is a failure
Are you ready for it?
So I take my time
In the middle of the night in my dreams
Me, I was a robber first time that he saw me
I-I-I see how this is gon’ go
I forget their names now, I’m so very tame now
I know I’m gonna be with you
In the middle of the night, in my dreams
Let the games begin
And we’ll move to an island-and
Let the games begin
Stealing hearts and running off and never saying sorry
Are you ready for it?
So I take my time
Touch me and you’ll never be alone
Baby, let the games begin
Touch me and you’ll never be alone
Let the games begin
Some, some boys are tryin’ too hard
Younger than my exes but he act like such a man, so
I know I’m gonna be with you

Young Dolph – While U Here

Everything that I do I got a son watchin now.
It’s a lot of s**t goin on round here.

He said he don’t want no visits dat young nigga ape.
My homie going through it I see it all in his face.
Luckily for real only if you knew what I been through.
It’s that time of the year.
It’s a lot of s**t goin on round here.
It’s that time of the year.
Yeahh, I made it up out dem streets nigga.
Went to grandma grave and told her I miss you.
Tell your homeboy you love him while he here.
Do I think too hard or do I think enough.
Tell yo b*tch dat you love her while you here.
Momma stressin out cuz the rent due versuri-lyrics.info
Sometimes I just sit back and think.
One day you here, next day you’re gone for real.
Tell your Pops you love him while he here.

But I can’t blame him because his big brother a paper chaser.
Tell your homeboy you love him while he here.
Tell yo b*tch dat you love her while you here.
Now everybody bow your head, it’s time to pray.(while you here)
Yeahh, my lil brother locked just for tryna get sum paper.
Keep some money on his books now that young straight
My best friends momma getting sicker by the day.
Got niggas out here everyday catching shells.
The only way to get ahead is if you catching sales.
Momma and Daddy in the suburbs but they hood.
If it wasn’t for her would your kids be hereee?
Momma said don’t worry she sick but she good.
One day you here, next day you’re gone for real.
Tell your Momma you love her while she here.
I got you Grandma, said she heard that her grandson is a superstar.

Grandma called me, told me that she need a new car.

I got nephews & lil cousins dat look up to me.
Tell your Pops you love him while he here.
If it wasn’t for her would your kids be here?

Tell your Momma you love her while she here.
It’s hard to stay focused out here living in hell.
Cancer took over her body got her all in pain.
This real life s**t right here, no fairytales.