The Melting Pot on 10/13/09

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Tue, 10/13/2009 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Pretty Lights is the musical vision of the ultra-versatile Colorado based producer Derek Vincent Smith, accompanied in the live setting by drummer, Cory Eberhard. Together these two achieve a raw energy rarely reached in the realm of electronic music. At a time when music lovers from almost all subcultures and genres are finding common ground in the basic form of bangin' beats, Pretty Lights is giving the people what they want; electro organic cutting-edge party rocking beats that fill venues with energy and emotion and send dance floors into frenzies.  What makes Pretty Lights truly different though, is that these beats have serious soul.  Derek's latest album, "Filling Up The City Skies" is a two-disc, 26 track journey through past, present, and future. He juxtaposes collages of beautiful vintage samples against backdrops of futuristic synthesis and dirty broken beats, creating a sound that can snap your neck while simultaneously shedding your tears.  The album has been downloaded over 150,000 times from the Pretty Lights website in the short 9 months since its release, proving that the Pretty Lights sound is not only getting around, it's spreading like a virus. 

 

Nashville, TN, August 20, 2009 – Pretty Lights, Colorado’s ultra-versatile producer, Derek Vincent Smith with drummer Cory Eberhard, is back with a bang, kicking off a fall tour that encompasses all of the U.S., beginning at the end of this month, August 29th in Richmond, VA at The National. Fresh off their summer tour which included stops at Electric Daisy Carnival, Bonnaroo, High Sierra Music Festival, Rothbury Music Festival, Forecastle Festival, Camp Bisco, 10K Lakes Festival, and a show at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Pretty Lights is ready to get back in front of their fans this fall with stops including the Symbiosis Gathering and a headlining slot at Trinumeral Festival. Accompanying the raw intensity of Pretty Lights’ live performance this fall, will be a dose of cutting edge lighting and LED technology that will push optical boundaries over the edge. 

Pretty Lights will be touring this fall in conjunction with the release of the new album Passing By Behind Your Eyes (Pretty Lights Music). The album, set for release October 6, is the first album of brand new material since 2008’s two-disk Filling Up The City Skies and begins yet another remarkable new chapter in this producer’s  career. 

With more than 150,000 downloads of disk Filling Up The City Skies online in the past 9 months, Pretty Lights continues to juxtapose a collage of beautiful vintage samples against backdrops of futuristic synthesis and dirty broken beats, creating a sound that can snap your neck while simultaneously shedding your tears. At a time when music lovers from almost all subcultures and genres are finding common ground in the basic form of banging beats, Pretty Lights is giving the people what they want; electro organic cutting-edge party rocking beats that fill venues with energy and emotion and send dance floors into frenzies.  The group’s spectacular live shows, filled with powerful beats, have become synonymous with their name and they are becoming an institution in the touring industry as they continue to fill venues nationwide. Pretty Lights sound is not only getting around, it's spreading like a virus.  

Pretty Lights’ U.S. Tour Dates with support are as follows:

08.29.09 – The National – Richmond, VA

09.02.09 – Lyric Theatre – Oxford, MS

09.03.09 – The Sky Bar – Auburn, AL

09.04.09 – Athens Arena – Bogart, GA

09.05.09 – Belly Up – Aspen, CO

09.12.09 – Trinumeral Festival – Horseshoe, NC

09.18.09 – Symbiosis Gathering – Groveland, CA

09.21.09 – Bama Theatre – Tuscaloosa, AL

09.23.09 – Rhythm & Brews – Chattanooga, TN

09.24.09 – Amos’ Southend – Charlotte, NC

09.26.09 – Diesel – Wilmington, NC

10.01.09 – Fox Theatre – Boulder, CO

10.02.09 – Aggie Theatre – Ft. Collins, CO

10.03.09 – Odgen Theatre – Denver, CO

10.12.09 – Belly Up Tavern – Solana Beach, CA

10.14.09 – Key Club – West Hollywood, CA

10.15.09 – The Independent – San Francisco – CA

10.16.09 – Nocturnum – Eureka, CA

10.17.09 – Nectar Lounge – Seattle, WA

10.18.09 – Crystal Ballroom – Portland, OR

10.21.09 – The Varsity Theater – Minneapolis, MN

10.22.09 – Miramar Theatre – Milwaukee, WI

10.23.09 – Park West – Chicago, IL

10.24.09 – Majestic Theatre – Madison, WI

10.25.09 – Bluebird Nightclub – Bloomington, IN

10.27.09 – Headliners Music Hall – Louisville, KY

10.28.09 – Exit/In – Nashville, TN

10.29.09 – The Valarium – Knoxville, TN

10.30.09 – The Orange Peel – Asheville, NC

10.31.09 – Ann Street Shed – Charleston, SC

11.03.09 – Crowbar – Tampa, FL

11.04.09 – The White Room – Miami, FL

11.05.09 – Engine Room – Tallahassee, FL

11.07.09 – House of Blues – New Orleans, LA

11.10.09 – Granada Theater – Dallas, TX

11.11.09 – La Zona Rosa – Austin, TX A

11.12.09 – George’s Majestic Lounge – Fayetteville, AR

11.13.09 – Newby’s – Memphis, TN

11.14.09 – The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA

11.17.09 – Cat’s Cradle – Carrboro, NC

11.18.09 – 9:30 Club – Washington DC

11.19.09 – Fillmore NY @ Irving Plaza – New York, NY

11.20.09 – The Note – West Chester, PA

11.21.09 – Paradise Rock Club – Boston, MA 

 

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