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Okay folks, if you haven’t heard already, here comes the fucking coolest thing to hit Denver probably ever: SUMMER GRIND Skate and Punk Music Festival! Summer Grind is Denver’s very own festival, not some touring thing or some festival that started on a coast and slowly trickled into the Rockies. No. This right here is our very own shit. Born and bred in the Mile High City!So, not only is it cool that the festival is a Denver thing, its also cool that this festival is going to be completely bad-ass. From the fact that, oh yeah, LEFTOVER CRACK and THE DWARVES are headlining the whole thing, to the half-pipe and local brews and phenomenal line-up of Denver’s best bands & skaters, this thing is just going to be killer.It is all going down SATURDAY SEPT 1st, at the Gothic and Moe’s starting at 3pm. Outside will be the “Headed West Vendor Village” selling lots of cool stuff next to the “Westword Local’s Outdoor Stage.” Also outside is the halfpipe, sponsored by Thrifty Stick Board Shop, showcasing skate teams from the Front Range, as well as some cool live painting. Here is the lineup for the Westword Outdoor Stage:Skyfox, Frontside 5Ska Skank Redemption, The Dendrites, Loaded 45, The Atom Age, ElwayThe outdoor bar is going to be serving up some excellent Colorado brews by The Breckenridge Brewery. Breckenridge Brewery is the sponsor for the stage inside Moes (4:30 pm-11:30 pm), and here is the lineup for that:Speedwolf, Stolen BabiesAllout Helter, Knock-Out, Anchor Point, Orphans, Captain Blood, and The Ruckus. You better get your tickets FAST because they are going to SELL OUT!! Punks are coming in from states all around to party with us!!!FULL LINE UP (* - Just Announced):Leftover CrackThe DwarvesStolen Babies SpeedwolfKnock-OutPotato PiratesThe Atom Age* Frontside 5Synthetic ElementsThe A-OK'sGlass DeliriumSkyfoxAllout HelterElwayKing Rat*BoldtypeAnchor PointThe DendritesTruckasaurusLoaded 45*Ska Skank Redemption Sinnin’ Saints*Orphans*The Ruckus*Captain Blood*
Real McKenzies play Larimer Lounge, May 29 2012
Yes, you read that correct. I know, right. I've only been waiting like 10 years to see them live, and then they come to the Larimer Lounge and just a few weeks later are playing a free show in Cheyenne, WY!? You'd be crazy to miss this. Because this isn't just a free Real McKenzies show. It is a whole weekend celebration of Celtic culture!
It is the 7th Annual Cheyenne Celtic Festival
, and its going on Friday June 22 - Sunday June 24 at Depot Square in Cheyenne, Wyoming. The Real McKenzies take the stage at 6:30 pm on Saturday, but there are tons more bands playing all day, as well as other general awesome stuff. Other performers are Potcheen and Delilah's Revenge, who I had the privilege of hearing for the first time at the Denver People's Fair a few weekends ago.
Proceeds from things purchased at the festival will benefit the Cheyenne Depot Museum which is a 501(c)3 non-profit that hosts free community events during the summer on Depot Plaza.
Find more information on all the fun stuff here
Finally I just want to say a HUGE thank you to Kalena for submitting this show on our "Submit Your Show" page! I would have never known about this amazing party otherwise. See you all there!
I came across this interesting article on the BBC yesterday, and wanted to share it with you. It takes a look at a few UK punks who were coming of age in 1977, the year of the Queen's Silver Jubilee, and interviews them about their feelings on the upcoming Diamond Jubilee. It was a fun read, and good to see that (spoiler alert) they all stay true to their roots. Check it out here
Just found out about this cool photography show hosted by the Colorado Photographic Arts Center (CPAC), running March 29 - May 12:
Punk Passage: California and Beyond, 1977-1981 will be shown at CPAC alongside Mining Denver’s Underground Rock Photography: seldom seen scenes in local music, an exhibition of new Denver music photography curated by Cinthea Fiss.
There is more information on their website here
. CPAC is located at 445 South Saulsbury St., Lakewood, CO 80226. The Gallery is open Tuesday- Saturday 12-5:30pm. There seems to be no admission, just donations. Also, if you are a member, CPAC is hosting a Members Only Preview Reception on Thursday March 29 from 5-6pm. The reception will be open to the public at 6pm. It will run from 6-9pm, featuring live music by Fritz Fox of The Mutants.
Also, there is a special event on Saturday the 31st at 1pm, where the photographers are giving a presentation about their photos and experiences. This costs $10 ($5 for members). If you want to receive a portfolio critique as well, the admission goes up to $25 ($15 for members). What a deal! Here is a little info about the special event from the CPAC site:
Punk Passage photographer Ruby Ray joins
curator/photographer Richard Peterson and curator/media artist Cinthea
Fiss for an afternoon of presentations related to their punk rock
photography and experiences with the San Francisco and Denver music
scenes. Photographers showing in the Mining Denver Rock Photography show,
curated by Cinthea Fiss at CPAC, will also be present to talk about
their work. Attendees are invited to have their own music photography
portfolios reviewed by the speakers after the presentations (Limit 12,
Information about the Gallery Talk can be found here
I am really looking forward to seeing some great works about the punk rock culture.
I just got word that Flogging Molly will not be able to make the Dec. 6 "Not So Silent Night" show with Rise Against in Broomfield at the the 1stBank Center. The wife of drummer George Schwindt will need to deliver their baby prematurely, due to unforeseen circumstances. Because of this, Flogging Molly has cancelled upcoming shows in the US, as the drummer goes to be with his family. Sending good vibes their way, that everything goes smoothly and baby and mom are going to be okay.
Flogging Molly plans to reschedule their performance in Denver at the Ogden Theater on March 14, on the Green 17 tour. Tickets will go on sale for this concert at 10am here
on Friday December 9 (if you are a Channel 93.3 member). If you don't know about it, being a Channel 93.3. member is free, you just have to sign up here
. There aren't a whole lot of details about the March 14th show yet, but I will be sure to post as soon as I find anything out.
If you are interested, the official press release about all this from Flogging Molly is located here
, courtesy of Channel 93.3.
On a lighter note, tickets for the Reverend Horton Heat's latest Denver show are currently on sale here
at the very discounted price of $9.33. The show is at the Ogden Theater on January 28 (my birthday, woohoo!). At some point the "early bird ticket price" will go away and become $20 / $25 DOS, but I don't actually know when that happens....so just buy them now.
Also, Cash'd Out (The Ultimate Johnny Cash Tribute band) is going to be playing a show at the Bluebird Theater on Saturday, Feb 4. Tickets are normally $15 ($18 DOS), but if you buy them here
starting tomorrow they are only $10! Again, not sure when this "early bird ticket price" ends.
Just added some new shows on our calendar. Thanks for all the submissions!
12/1 - Before We're Done // Speak In Vowels // Citizen // Greed // To Kill A God
12/2 - THE QUEERS // LOLA BLACK // RENO DIVORCE // POTATO PIRATES // KNOCK-OUT
12/3 - White Wives (members of Anti-Flag) // Hindershot // Koji //Fingers Of The Sun
12/6 - RISE AGAINST // FLOGGING MOLLY // AIR DUBAI // CALIBRATE ME
12/7 - Verbal Abuse // SS-Kaliert // Embrace The Kill // The Bad Engrish
12/8 - Converge // Git Some // Glass Hits
12/9 - EVEN DEATH MAY DIE // HARVEST OF DECAY
12/9 - Novus Folium // Your Own Medicine // Red Tide Rising
12/10 - Maelstroms // Warrington Station // Kodiak // Queen Anne's Revenge
I got an email the other day from the Submit Your Show Page
about a free punk show to celebrate the opening of a new punk record
store: Growler! The show is this Saturday (tomorrow) at the Yellow
Feather Coffee shop which is in the Santa Fe Arts District. The record
store is setup in the back of the coffee shop, in an awesome local
business partnership scheme. I found this neat article
about the history of this "new" record store from the Westword. The show starts at 4pm, and its free and all-ages.
If you want even more info, here is the Growler Record site
, and here is the Yellow Feather Coffee shop site
. I love when local businesses can get together and create something awesome like this. Hope you all can make it out!
I just got word that Bouncing Souls will be playing in Denver. At the
Marquis. FOUR NIGHTS IN A ROW! Unbelievable. AND there is a different
amazing line-up for each night! Check it out:
11.02 w/ Youth Brigade and Wet Witch
11.03 w/ Riverboat Gamblers and Broken Gold
11.04 w/ Broadway Calls, The Architects, and Luther
11.05 w/ Teenage Bottlerocket and Heart And Soul RadioTickets go on sale today
and are just $18 or $20 Day-Of-Show. Of course, since it is at the
Marquis, its also all ages... So now its just a question of how many
nights of awesome my wallet can handle....
Yes. You read that right. Social Distortion plans to headline a show at the Ogden Theater on December 4th, 2011. Also, tickets go on sale this Saturday... like TOMORROW. The show is 16+ and tickets are $30 or $35 DOS. Buy them here
I came across this article on the NY Times a few days ago, and wanted to share it with you all in case you were unaware. Its definitely the end of an era for this historic building. At least the full-time tenants can stay... for now at least.
Read the full article here on the NY Times website
DenverPunk.org went on a little hiatus. We were traveling for a few weeks and of course didn't have very good internet access the whole time, so sorry about that. While we were gone we did manage to see Marky Ramone's Blitzkrieg perform in London, though, which was really great.
I feel like the band had quite a unique challenge... They are a quasi-cover-band with an original member of the band they are covering....but still a new and distinct band with their own songs as well. How do you find a balance between just parroting what the Ramone's did, and breaking too far away from the Ramone's so that it doesn't even sound like their songs anymore? It seems like a really tough spot to be in, but we thought that they somehow were able to locate the sweet spot on the spectrum. It was a really great show, with lots of great people.
I've uploaded a few new shows today, and I can see that there are lots more for me to post. I am going to try and get them up within the next few days for you!
- July 21 - Igor and the RED Elvises, Truckasaurus, Ska Skank Redemption, Hatrick Penry.
- July 22 - Potato Pirates, Allout Helter, The Reprecussions, The Promise Collision, False Colours
- July 28 - Potato Pirates, Speedwolf, Black and Devil, Disease Called Human
For the details on these shows and more, head over to the Shows page