The semester’s closing out, but there are a couple good electro shows to catch before you leave town.
Basshunter is one of Europe’s hottest electro dance acts. He sells records around the world, but America’s just discovering the performer/producer.
When: 9 p.m. Friday
Where: The Church, 1160 Lincoln, Denver
Cost: $20 for men and women under 21. Free for women 21+
The artist is better known as Jonas Altberg, and the Swedish music sensation’s brand of Euro dance music is ready to take over The Church in Denver on Friday.
“I started off playing in rock bands, then stumbled upon a music program and I was hooked,” Altberg said. “My dance music started getting known, because I was singing in Swedish — and no one was doing that. When I travel to America, the audience still wants me to sing in Swedish.
“I take dance, pop and rock sounds and add some electric guitar for my music. That brings the spirit of the music up a little more.”
Altberg released his first two records via his Web site and quickly earned a record deal. His CD Now You’re Gone went platinum on several continents and now Basshunter’s a hot commodity.
The performer’s also a fan of reality TV. Earlier this year, Altberg starred in the U.K. edition of “Celebrity Big Brother.” The musician survived the insane household antics and wound up in fourth place.
“Everything has been happening so fast,” Altberg said. “I have to be one of the luckiest guys on the planet. Now I’m ready to tour America. I’ve already been rafting on the Colorado River and up in Cripple Creek — I have relatives that live in Colorado.
“I’m here touring with my latest record, Bass Generation. I produced and wrote all the songs, and I was really focused and wrote all the lyrics from the bottom of my heart. Each song is different, but if people listen they’ll know it’s a Basshunter song.”
Atlberg’s ready to rock The Church.
“I’m still figuring out what I’m going to perform in Denver,” Altberg said. “I will do everything in my power to entertain Denver to the max. You will definitely remember that Basshunter was here.”
Rootz vs. Murphy
Wednesday’s Cinco de Mayo, so the Fox Theatre’s throwing an electro party with Rootz vs. Murphy. The electronic, hip-hop, disco and house act features Tim Bowers (DJ Rootz) and Sound Tribe Sector 9 bassist David Murphy.
As a special perk, STS9 keyboardist David Phipps will open the show.
“We haven’t done a Rootz vs. Murphy show for awhile, so we’re excited to play,” Murphy said. “We have a really good set made up and I’m going to play the bass.
“We really wanted to come up with something special, because it’s Cinco de Mayo and the end of the CU semester. We’re pretty good at putting on holiday shows. The last time we played was for 4/20.”
Everyone who buys a ticket to the Fox will be entered to win a three-day pass for STS9’s Red Rocks shows on Sept. 10 and 11 and a Sept. 9 concert at the Boulder Theater.