By Dave Herrera | Aug. 17, 2016 | 4:00 a.m.
By Dave Herrera |Aug. 18, 2016 | 4:00 a.m.
Lipgloss, Denver's longest consecutive running dance party, is making some changes.
After fifteen years of being a weekly club night, Lipgloss is moving to a monthly party at Pearl's, the former home of Beauty Bar, where the night was held previously moving over to Bar Standard last fall. According to Michael Trundle, the night's co-founder and sole constant, the Golden Triangle venue will now be reserved specifically for special events and high profile guest DJ appearances by acts like Cut Copy, who is slated to stop by Lipgloss on the Friday before Halloween.
"I talked to a lot of people. When I started feeling like I've got to make some changes here, I talked to a lot of my regulars, and a lot of them were like, 'Well, we really love the old school Lipgloss, but we like the big stuff, too. I didn't want to do a once a month party that didn't have an idea.
"So I thought why not do one that's really focusing on that old school Lipgloss that people have known for many, many years," Trundle adds. "But I also have the ability now to bring a really big show and work with Bar Standard, which has been great to me. That room is so good for special events.
The new night at Pearl's, meanwhile, kicks off on Friday, September 16, and will go down on the third Friday of the month thereafter (with the exception of October's edition, which will be the second Friday). For his part, Trundle likes the new arrangement.
"At Bar Standard, it doesn't have to be on Fridays anymore," he explains. "Part of what I like about the idea is we can say, 'We really want to bring this act. When are they available?' Whereas before, I would have been like, 'Well, I can bring them on Fridays.' Now if they're available on a Saturday, we can grab them on a Saturday. Or if they're available on a Wednesday, and if if that's something we think will work, we can grab them on a Wednesday."
Lipgloss has a long history of bringing in some great guest DJs, including MGMT, who performed at the night's fifteenth anniversary party this past June, Andy Rourke of the Smiths, Daniel Ash & Kevin Haskins of Bauhaus/Love & Rockets/ Tones On Tail, and Peter Hook of New Order, among countless others.