Let’s get a preview of the summer concert season now with a contributing editor at Rolling Stone, Steve Knopper. He’s based in Denver. In addition to the usual classic rock bands, the summer line-up includes a lot artists in the electronic dance music genre, like Avicii. He’s one of more than a dozen electronic artists headlining shows at Red Rocks this summer alone, along with names like Skrillex, Bassnectar and Kaskade. Steve Knopper gave CPR’s Zachary Barr a little electronic dance music 101. 

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Avicii, Red Rocks Amphitheater, June 26, 2012

Skrillex, Red Rocks Amphitheater, August 9, 2012

Bassnectar, Red Rocks Amphitheater, June 1 & 2, 2012

Pretty Lights, Red Rocks Amphitheater, August 17 & 18, 2012

Rocky Mountain Folks Festival, August 17 - 19, 2012

Dread Zepplin, Bluebird Theater, August 18, 2012 

Fiona Apple, Paramount Theater, July 20, 2012

Joe Walsh, Hudson Gardens, August 19, 2012