It’s undeniable that Denver has one of the most diverse and happening music scenes in the country right now. With musicians moving to the Rocky Mountain state as quickly as the rest of us, Denver and the surrounding areas have become a hotbed of musical activity. One of the hottest new(ish) venues to hit the scene is Knew Conscious Collective, which brings in jam, funk, livetronica, bass music, and house artists from around the globe. In the past, the venue has hosted shows with artists from acts like The Disco Biscuits, Break Science, Lettuce, SunSquabi, The String Cheese Incident, GRiZ, Shpongle, Thievery Corporation, The New Mastersounds, and many more.

Knew Conscious Collective is an art gallery and social club that curates interesting late-night lineups week after week, making for a fully immersive visual and sonic experience that spans through to the early morning. The collective recently announced plans for their annual Alien Life Fashion Show, which will take place on Saturday, November 4th. The fashion show will be set to an original score by Soulacybin, plus the night will also see a performance from the full Orchard Lounge trio, marking their first appearance in Colorado in almost three years.

Purchase Knew Conscious Membership and Alien Life Fashion Show event passes here.

We caught up with Knew Conscious Collective founder, co-owner, and resident artist, Kurt Redeker, to discuss the Alien Life event, the collective’s recent move to a bigger space, and what Redeker and fellow co-owner Derrick Webb have in store for Knew Conscious Collective in the future. Check out the interview below.

Live For Live Music: Knew Conscious just moved into a larger space? What’s the main goal behind the move?

Kurt Redeker: The main goal behind the move was to create a bigger atmosphere for, most importantly, the art that we are trying to curate with our artists, as well as having a bigger space for our members to feel comfortable in during our shows.

L4LM: What types of performances have already taken place? What artists can attendees expect to be seeing on a regular basis?

KR: Some of the performances that have taken place have been GRiZ, Rob Garza, Gladkill, DJ Logic, Jason Hann, Adam Deitch, Marc Brownstein, Maddy O’Neal, jackLNDN, and Kaminanda to name a few. We expect to be working with most of these artist again in the near future.

 DJ Logic, Marc Brownstein, Eddie Roberts, Borahm Lee, & Jeff Franca

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L4LM: The walls of Knew Conscious are adorned with beautiful and unique artwork. Is this all done by you? What other artists are displayed?

KR: The venue side of things here at Knew Conscious are all works done by me. They are the illuminating, geometric art. Some of the artists that have displayed are LOCASTRO, Demsky, CT Nelson, Morten Anderson, APEX Collective, Luke Brown, and Peeta.

L4LM: Tell us a little about the concept behind the Alien Life Fashion show.

KR: The Alien Life Fashion Show was conceptualized about six years ago. The reason behind this unique show was to bring as many artists together to work for one vision. I give each selected designer a piece of my art to be inspired by to create three to four couture designs, with models displaying the designs. And with the help of makeup artists and hair designers, I feel we achieve this one curated vision. It takes a lot of people to create this show, and we are super proud of it.

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L4LM: This is Orchard Lounge’s first show in Denver as a full trio in quite awhile. Their return to the Rocky Mountains should coincide well with the fashion show celebration.

KR: We are really stoked to be bringing Orchard Lounge to Denver. It’s been way too long.

L4LM: What else do you have in-store for the future?

KR: Some of the things that we have in store for the future are that we’re going to be raising the bar for bigger talent—both announced and unannounced names. Art installations, performance arts, and, of course, our fashion shows and block parties will also be part of next year!

L4LM: Can you explain the membership fees associated with the gallery?

KR: Knew Conscious Collective is “Membership Only” club that puts the social experience around the arts. The reason behind this is that we wanted to create something that was unique to the city of Denver—a safe place for our members—that does not compete with the other venues or events going on around town during the time that we are in operation as an after-hours club that goes until 5 a.m. sometimes. With your membership dues—that you pay either monthly or annually to the Collective—you are then required to pay an additional donation to come in to the space to view the art or listen to the music that is on hand at that given time with beverages included in the price to all those attending the club.

L4LM: Thanks so much for your time, Kurt. Best of luck with the Alien Life event and new beginnings at the gallery!

Membership and Fashion Show passes are currently on-sale and can be purchased here. For event updates and additional information, join the Facebook Event page.

Here is the full information about Knew Conscious’ Alien Life Fashion Show:

Venue:   Knew Conscious 2041 Lawrence St., Denver, CO 80205
Date:      Saturday – November 4th, 2017
Time:     8pm – 5am
Ages:      This is a 21+ ONLY event
Tickets: Purchase Membership and Event Pass HERE

TICKETING (3 packages to choose from)
$65 VIP Package
• Meet and greet cocktail hour with designers and models
from 8-9pm
• Chair on runway
• VIP only open bar
• Ticket to the after party w/ Orchard Lounge
• Includes 1 month membership to Knew Conscious Collective

$40 Fashion Show ticket
• Fashion Show
• after party w/ Orchard Lounge
• Includes 1 month membership to Knew Conscious Collective


‘Alien Life’ Fashion Show is inspired by the artwork of Denver-based artist/gallery owner, Kurt Redeker. The event will showcase avant-garde designs by ::
• Jennifer Liedel
• Jade Locke
• Nikki Rae
• Xavia Schmidt
• Sumeria Sierra
• Sarah Ake
• PHOENIX LEE :: StreetLore
• Duane Topping
• MAM Couture Boutique

The event will feature a music performance by ORCHARD LOUNGE, with an original runway score by Soulacybin.

[All photos courtesy of Knew Conscious Collective]