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Video: Lisa Shaw + Q-BAM Live In Denver

At the beginning of last month I had the pleasure of DJ'ing at Bar Standard in Denver, Colorado. For a portion of my set I was accompanied by my wonderful and talented friend Lisa Shaw who performed a number of her songs while I mixed the backing tracks. A recent web search unearthed the following video documentation of this event, deftly recorded by a couple of covert dance-floor inhabitants.

Lisa and I are always up for performing at your club, event, or high school reunion (I kid). Hit me up via the contact page for more information.

Gigs In Denver (with Lisa Shaw) And Salt Lake City

This weekend I'll be risking TSA pat-downs as I travel to the middle of the country for a couple of wild and woolly DJ gigs hopefully near you. Here are the details:

November 4 - Denver, CO at Bar Standard
A special gig as it will be the first time in the Mile High City that I'm joined by one of my favorite collaborators, the lovely Ms. Lisa Shaw. She'll be seducing the dancefloor with her voice as I further tempt with my beats. It's a night thrown by the Full Flavor Music label, and other DJ's joining in on hijinks are Greg Campbell (Full Flavor) and Khalib (Treehouse Collective). For more details click HERE.

November 5 - Salt Lake City, UT at W Lounge
Salt Lake City has become a regular haunt for my DJ exploits, a somewhat-yearly stop on my continuous stateside 'tour.' Nasty N8, who definitely knows how to throw a top party in SLC, will be hosting and helping with DJ duties, and the Big City House residents (Josh Max and Dan Dixon) will be supplying tunes as well. For more details be sure to click HERE.


Q-Burns Abstract Message In Europe

This week I'm heading off to Europe for a quartet of DJ dates across the continent. I'm quite excited for this ... here's the schedule:

Friday, October 14 - Bucharest, Romania at Tete a Tete
Saturday, October 15 - Moscow, Russia at Propaganda
Tuesday, October 18 - Istanbul, Turkey at Kucuk Otto
Saturday, October 22 - Glasgow, Scotland at The Berkeley Suite

I've never DJ'ed in Romania or Turkey before so I'm especially psyched for those. If you happen to be in any of these cities then I hope to see you at a gig. Posters below ... click on the corresponding image for more information on that show.


Mother Falcon presents "The Future"

To the time machine! Tomorrow night (Saturday, December 11) we get a glimpse of "The Future" care of everyone's favorite renegade art meets custom shirting establishment, i.e. Mother Falcon in downtown Orlando. Creations interpreting the theme of "The Future" will be on display from a myriad of artists, local and otherwise. All the while, I (Mr. Q-Burns Abstract Message) will providing musical sounds also along the lines of this theme (think retro-Italo optimism and Fatback's "Is This The Future," but no Timbuk 3, thanks).

Your futuristic dystopia/utopia begins at 8:30 tomorrow evening, going until midnight-ish, at the Mother Falcon shop and it's totally free admission. Full details below, and the Facebook event page can be found by clicking HERE. Strap on your jet packs and head on over to The Future!

“The Future” begins Saturday December 11th (8pm until late) and we’re inviting some of our favorite Orlando artists to interpret what’s next.

Artists include: Eric Althin, Spectra82, Adrian Gonzalez, Sean Hartman, Victoria Price, Cake, Janae Corrado, Kristal Celeste, Elizabeth Shupe, Dennis Hansbury, Tad Branham and many more!

All artwork will continue to be on display, for sale, and available for T-Shirt printing thru January 14th!

Sounds by Q-Burns Abstract Message.
Cash Bar provided by Crooked Bayou Catering.
Yelp will be onsite with games & raffling off prizes!
This is a free event.

Thornton Park Parking Garage with entrances on North Eola Drive and East Washington Street. Street parking is available if you can find it.

More info:
Mother Falcon @ 817 E. Washington Street Orlando, FL (407) 423-3060

St. Louis + Louisville This Weekend

This weekend I'm hitching a ride on a jetliner and bringing my pack of tunes to a couple of fun mid-west venues. Friday night I will find myself in St. Louis and then on Saturday I'll be skipping over to Louisville for a golden pair of rollicking Q-Burns Abstract Message DJ gigs. I've got loads of new music in tow and a few extra tricks up my sleeve so if you happen to be in the area then I hope you'll join me. Here are the scintillating details:

Friday, December 3 - St. Louis, MO at Europe Nightclub

Blistering good vibes are expected as I roll into one of my favorite cities. The action starts at 9:30 PM with opening DJs Pattern Pusher + Slant-E, Narcosis, and Trevor Matthews. It's 18 and up but if you're over 21 then you can enjoy the dangerously free Stolli vodka until 11 PM. It's a $10 cover, and Europe Nightclub is located at 710 North 15th Street. For lots more information go to this event's Facebook page by clicking HERE.


Saturday, December 4 - Louisville, KY at Audyssey Nightclub

I'm a little late for what was once my annual Thanksgiving weekend Kentucky visit, but you knew I wouldn't let you down totally. Louisville is always a good time and I'm positive this will be no exception. The club opens the doors at 10 PM and plan to keep things going until the break-a-dawn, just like those good old days. Nate FX, DJ Drek, and Cid Vicious are also spinning tunes and it's 18 and up with a $10 cover. Audyssey Nightclub is located at 2420 South 4th Street in Louisville. To get tons of further details go to this event's Facebook page by clicking HERE.


I hope to see you out and about!

PS - If you happen to be in Orlando then all is not lost ... Joshua Iz, one of my favorite DJs and producers, will be playing a ¡Club Queso! at the Peacock Room with Atnarko and Sleazy McQueen. This happens this very Friday, December 3. For more information click HERE.