The Problem of Leisure: 4/4-4/6
It’s my favorite day of the year, my lovelies, and not just because sweaty men run around for my entertainment. No, to me it signifies the true first day of spring, which means sunshine and patios and happy hours and barbeques and, and, oh my. Oh my.
I’m not putting where and when info, because If you don’t know where and when opening day is by now, then just leave. Leave Denver right now.
Here’s a little bit about the show: Draw Rings is a group show of 22 of Denver’s most talented young artists showing in one space, on one night. The aesthetic and conceptual goal to provide an avenue for experimental talent and pure creative expression without concern for commercial viability. Draw Rings is a social event and a situational performance that attempts to operate completely outside of the established, more conservative Denver art market.
At Rhinoceropolis @ 6:00 – 3553 Brighton Boulevard
You can tell winter’s icy grasp is reaching a tenuous bit of finality when the boys of summer take to the field for the start of a new season. The Colorado Rockies–your National League pennant winners–return to Coors field for their home opener this Friday against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Be there to welcome them back, down some beers, and have an excuse to eat a hot dog and some nachos.
Anton O’Masia: Free Boutique.
O Let them wear fashionable clothes!
What the peasants need is a Free Boutique.
The duds on their backs, at times, are less than sheik,
and your Donny closet is overflowing, everyone knows,
with high-end, fashion-forward, spot-on clothes.
Donate three or more items, you style mentor,
Saturday Sunday afternoon at the Brooks Art Center.
Much more information here.
Goddamn! There’s so many good shows going on Saturday night, what with the Swayback CD release at the Bluebird Theater and KFAD playing at 3 Kings Tavern, but if you want to catch a can’t miss concert this weekend, I would suggest Daniel Johnston at the Ogden Theater.
I’m sure you all know of Daniel’s genius, if not directly then I’m sure you’ve seen the indie biopic “The Devil and Daniel Johnston.” If you don’t know, Daniel is an “artist, singer, songwriter and pilgrim of indie music with 30+ albums, hundreds of songs, and dozens of fans.” Yes, that says dozens of fans, meaning maybe you never have heard of this man, and that would be a shame. So get out and see this mad genius while you have the chance (he’s not young, folks).
Good stuff going on in DC too… first, cherry blossoms… then, Saturday night I will be forcing myself to stop studying and will see The Cassettes–a fantastic band I recently discovered–playing at The Lab in Alexandria. If anyone is in town, come with me!
These guys play music they call “Vaudeville Mystic Country” and “Steampunk.” Sounds pretty cool, and the music sounds cool too. Enjoy the shows in Denver, me hearties!
I’m going to a surprise party of sorts. I say ‘of sorts’ because it’s my surprise party. Donnybrookites have the world bugged.
Also here’s a gorgeous press release from Robert Rutherford:
as spring peels back the shroud of long winter days to reveal pink steaming buds as delicate and as ugly as proud flesh, so will rabbit is a sphere hum through the dank earth and emerge as a crocus stretching toward light and decay this saturday at the legendary lion’s lair. with all of the pomposity and arrogance of spring, we will set forth with new songs and plump, elitist machinations! come! see how we are transformed from growth into an electric “more-lit-than-thou” kudzu, sending fresh root into rotted minds! marvel at how we blossom like teenage sexuality, all acne and unkempt fingernails, scraping across guitars, banging on drums, and screaming for french kisses! witness the grand explosions of green envy, half-cocked ideas spilling forth like rose petals onto the beer soaked stage! the seeds of needy social nitwits bearing musical fruit!
the short list!:
saturday, april 5 @ the lion’s lair
rabbit is a sphere
musee mecanique (from portland!)
the ocean bed (denver debut!)
I ran out of bad spring analogies……..
We bathe in bad analogies as a frightened spring blossom bathes in morning rain, dearest Robert. Thank you for the poetry.
The Colonel will be headed to Cap City Tavern for “Cirque du Cap City,” being held from 4:30-close. It’s a charity party and silent auction for local artist and prestidigitator Phelyx Hopkins, who busted his knee up and is being feted by well-meaning friends who knew to ask for help when he wouldn’t. I plan to give the offending patella a couple of sharp strokes with the riding crop to make sure the proceedings are on the up-and-up. Excelsior!