LIPGLOSS @ Beauty Bar | Guest DJ's Knowlton Walsh (Providence) & Colin McKenna | Free tix to Crystal Castles, Dinosaur Jr. & Rasputina | boyhollow & option4

LIPGLOSS @ Beauty Bar | Guest DJ's Knowlton Walsh (Providence) & Colin McKenna | Free tix to Crystal Castles, Dinosaur Jr. & Rasputina | boyhollow & option4

Fri, October 12, 2012

Doors: 9:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm (event ends at 2:00 am)

$5.00

This event is 21 and over

Knowlton Walsh
Knowlton Walsh
From dirty electro to house, acid, 90s, freestyle, dance-rock, bmore, 80s, and everything in between, Knowlton (Knoly) Walsh exploded onto the Providence club scene rocking turntables from out of nowhere in a relatively short period of time. However this didnt happen overnight. Music always seemed like a natural course for Knowlton, having been a musician from the young age of nine. Knowltons parents first noticed his musical talents when he began playing songs he heard on the radio on the family piano without any musical training whatsoever. He began training on classical instruments such as piano and clarinet and in high school, took his knowledge of musicianship and music theory and transferred it toward drumming, guitar, and songwriting in garage bands. Upon leaving home and going off to college at Florida State University in Tallahassee, Knowlton was introduced to the electronic music scene in 1998 listening to a lot of European trance and progressive break beats that were popular in the clubs at the time. At this time he decided to continue his music efforts behind turntables. After working many afterparties and house parties in 2000, in Spring of 2001 he began playing at local clubs like Club Park Avenue and Late Night Library. That summer after getting bored with the formulaic glitzy production of the trance music he had been playing, Knowlton began taking interest in more of a funky house sound with a much more organic and soulful feel. After working to throw an old school style lake party called Gizmo that went overwhelmingly well, He picked up local residencies on Fridays at Club Jade, afterhour weekends at The Afterlife/Studio B, and Saturday nights on the terrace at Late Nite Library, as well as booking local shows for the Tallahassee Future Tribe and the Paradigm Music Project involving all kinds of music. After moving to Providence, Knowlton soon realized that he had to start from where he did when he began 4 years and 1500 miles ago. Knowlton started playing smaller rooms at clubs like Therapy in Providence along with playing parties almost every weekend at The Goldmine with Mike Hoska. He has played at many smaller bars in Providence like Liquid lounge and Sikar playing more of a deep house sound, as well as playing at clubs like Hell playing with more of a rock/80s edge. In January 2004 Knowlton had his first gig at Plastic at Kamp in Providence where he had a tremendous crowd response to a mix of peak hour funky house and darker electro house. The summer upon returning from an inspiring trip to Ibiza, Spain Knowlton began a monthly residency at the Liquid Lounge in Providence, as well as holding down residencies at Pulse, Kamp, Diesel, Plastic, Energy and The Complex. You can currently find Knowlton playing every Friday of the month at Luxe Burger, every other month next to international headliners for Volume Productions at Therapy, as well as once about every other month at the hottest nights in NYC, Boston, and around the US. Knowlton Walsh has played with such headliners as DJ Icey, Stacy Kidd, Sharaz, Hatiras, Micro, Angel Alanis, Juju, Dara, Adam F, Hatiras, The Bassbin Twins, T-1000, Reid Speed, AK1200, Junior Sanchez, The Faint, Steve Aoki, Blake Miller, The Faint, Junior Vasques, Dieselboy, Dave Aude, Tommie Sunshine, Drop The Lime, Jokers Of The Scene, Alan Braxe, Le Castle Vania, Stretch Armstrong, Josh the Funky 1, Nigel Richards, Ashley Casselle, John B, and Donald Glaude. In November of 2004 Knowlton Walsh began his production efforts with regional heavyweight Mike Hoska, completing a bootleg remix of Foreigners Double Vision, which was picked up by NYCs electroclash/dance rock icon Tommie Sunshine, where from there it passed hands to be played internationally by such DJs as Junior Sanchez, Steve Aoki, The Faint, Stretch Armstrong, Princess Superstar, Keoki, Felix da Housecat, Armand Van Helden, Charles Feelgood, and Donald Glaude as well as many many others. As well it was charted by Princess Superstar in her July 2005 top 10 as number 2, coming above such top artists as Missy Elliott , LCD Soundsystem, and Miss Kitten. Knowlton followed this effort in January of 2006 with his remix of ZZ Top’s ‘Legs’ which he followed with his first all original electro monster ’1.21 Jigawatts’, which was signed to Danish label NOSI, and digitally distributed via System Recordings. As of lately Knowlton has been making a lot of original material with his last single ‘Animal’ charting internationally, as well as making electro smashing success tunes with friends Hot Pink Deloren. Lastly, Knowlton Walsh has DJed in locations spanning from Tallahassee, Miami, Orlando, New York, Chicago, Providence, Newport, Boston, and San Antonio, Ibiza.
Hollow aka boyhollow
Hollow aka boyhollow
Hollow aka boyhollow is an old goth that plays music for hipsters, indie-rockers, bass-heads, gays, party kids, trannies, meat-heads, woo girls and even the occasional hippie. He doesn’t believe in writing bios containing a bunch of cliches about what an awesome DJ he is. He’d rather be making you dance.

He is the founder of Lipgloss (est. 2001), Denver’s longest running and most awarded club-night. Lipgloss pulls in over 500 people a week and consistently runs at capacity. Lipgloss was instrumental in - if not arguably responsible for - creating Denver’s indie dance scene. He is also resident DJ at Scumbag Sundays at Shag Lounge and founder and resident DJ of both Girls and Boys Denver and Porn and Chicken Denver.

He has worked with, performed at and produced parties with some of music’s biggest names: Passion Pit, The XX, Girl Talk, Miami Horror, The Juan Maclean, Miike Snow, Yeasayer, !!!, MSTRKRFT, Autoerotique, Figure, Mars Volta, Simian Mobile Disco, Steve Aoki, Bloody Beetroots, Chromeo, Calvertron, Le Castle Vania, Treasure Fingers, VHS or Beta, Le Tigre, Felix Cartal, Fake Blood, Blondie, Interpol, Phoenix, Boys Noize, Crookers, LCD Soundsystem, Guns'n'Bombs, Mustard Pimp, Junkie XL, LA Riots, The Faint, K.I.M. (The Presets), Chuckie, Cool Kids, Muse, Tommie Sunshine, The Klaxons, Devo, The Cars, Toxic Avenger, Daedelus, Snowden, RAC DJ's, The Motherfucking Gaslamp Killer, The Rapture, Airborne Toxic Event, Ghostland Observatory, The Bravery, She Wants Revenge, Mickey Avalon, Electric Six, Paparazzi, Paul Anthony, Bird Peterson, Hot Pink Delorean, Ladytron, Blaqk Audio, Peter Hook (Joy Division, New Order), Tim Burgess (The Charlatans), Andy Rourke and Mike Joyce (The Smiths), Spencer Moody (Murder City Devils), Marky Ramone (The Ramones), Stellastar*, Nadastrom, Anna Lunoe, Keane, Blondie and many more that have fallen into the drunken haze of time.

Currently involved in some exciting production and remixing work with artists like The Chaotic Good and Paul Anthony, keep your eyes and ears peeled for the new movement in Denver’s dance scene. It’s going to be a coup d'état of massive proportion.
option4
option4
Born in Colorado and transplanted to California, Brennen Bryarly, otherwise known as option4, has brought back to Denver a surge of music in every direction a grooving rhythm can go.

Growing roots in California's Bay Area hip-hop, to Denver raves, to New
Orleans' brass instrumented soul, to Texas' live music, and back to
Colorado again, option4 received and reciprocated as his reputation stemmed from a massive expanse of live venues.

Led into original productions by his cinema scoring father, option4's work was quickly drawn on by Girl Talk and DJ Kemistry. Full-scale option4 remixes of classic radio hits were thumping across club dance floors.

Founding Jrumatic Records in January of '09, option4's growing podcast with fans from as many places as he's lived brought fuel to the record
label's fire. Now focusing on the blossoming electronic scene in Denver, option4 is soaking up and churning out the rocky mountain culture with a wide array of local talent.

Signed on by State51 distribution in London, England, option4's debut
single, "Sunset Blvd", was picked up by dozens of music services and
featured on itunes' pan-european new releases page.

A national television appearance with the Dallas Mavericks, and sets
including Monolith Festival's Mainstage or other indie dance acts such as Holy Ghost!, sums up just the short amount of work he has sprinkled in while finishing up with his fast-approaching debut album.
Collin McKenna
Collin McKenna
Collin grew up in Colorado Springs and moved to Denver about 11 years ago where he found himself captivated by our city’s ever expanding music scene. A self-proclaimed music junky, most of his spare time was spent in record stores and at shows constantly feeding his addiction for what was on the cutting edge and fresh. His interests spanned multiple genres, but he started to develop a strong passion for house music. As time progressed he was given the opportunity to start contributing to local blog starstuffscallywags.com. He enjoyed using that as an outlet to share his ever expanding taste, but he always dreamt of expressing himself creatively through DJing. Seeing that there’s a seemingly endless amount of people wanting to be and claiming to be DJs, it took him some time to gain the confidence to apply himself. After meeting local heavyweight option4 through mutual friends and gaining some equipment, he was blessed with multiple opportunities to make his dream a reality. In less than a year on the scene he’s supported the likes of Brenmar, Bit Funk and the legendary Fred Falke. He’s also recently started a monthly residency at Norad Dance Bar for DiscoTheque Thursdays. In a day and age where “DJs” are a dime a dozen, Collin’s passion, energy and love for what he does sets him apart from the masses and gives him the inherent ability to work the dance floor into a sweaty frenzy.
Venue Information:
Beauty Bar Denver
608 E. 13th Ave.
Denver, CO, 80203
http://thebeautybar.com/denver/