May 9th – May 11th
Centuries ago, Academy writers fine-tuned the art of leisure in all its manifestations–opium haze lounging, harem collecting, scrapbooking. Here they pass that knowledge onto you; the result is a highly-polished calendar of events.
Before I start primping for my date with Ivyy I have two shows to see! Too much good music for sitting on your ass.
Little Ones played Monolith last year and I remember them being happy little fey fellers who made me want to dance in the grass with a flute. Kind of like their name. Plus, Yellow Second and one of my favorite local bands, Kissing Party, are opening for them.
American Music Club’s myspace quote is simply “wet.” They play pretty chill indie rock. They also write fun rhymes like: “I was looking for a party / Come on, Marty,” and “Give me some hope / or at least enough rope.” Isn’t that fun? That’s fun. Bela Karoli and Hello Kavita open.
Anton O Masia: Dan Craig Band at The Oriental; American Music Club at Larimer Lounge.
CD release season’s hourglass never runs out of sand
Come to the Oriental, make friends with the Dan Craig Band
It’s hard to reckon such, but if any sounds in town that night are sweeter
At the Larimer there’ll be American Music Club, Bela Karoli and Hello Kavita
Friday night is shaping up to be the ultimate battle between intellectual movie and lowbrow entertainment. Once again, the Denver Art Museum will be showing a must see anti-Michael Bay film; Ozu’s 1953 “Tokyo Story.” Or I could walk myself to the Starz Film Center for their Ocean’s 11 Old School New School double feature. The even includes pizza, sodas and a debate on who is cooler Sinatra or Clooney.
But on second thought, I’ll shun both to attend the 2008 Colorado Student Film Competition presented by FestivusFilmFestival. Aspiring filmmakers mark this as a career highlight: Fritz Godard is choosing you over Ozu. It might not get better than this. $7.
I’m going on a date with Angora Holly Polo. Jealous? You’re jealous.
We’re starting off at my house for dinner and a glass or two of wine. Then we’re heading over to Hi-Dive to see Film School and their hot girl bassist and plastic glasses. We’ll drink cheap beer and maybe dance to the awesome rock. We’ll stand outside and smoke cigarettes and gossip about the boys inside. It’s all going to be unspeakably romantic.
Monofog and Fucking Orange open; $21+. $8.
Oh, and also… there’s a Chocolate Festival this weekend. You heard me.
EDITOR’S NOTE: Four lucky Eliterati members will score two free tickets to this Film School, and maybe we’ll even let them buy us drinks all night! Just sign up here.
Talented local photographer Jim Narcy has cooked himself up a nice little hustle: his raucous Paper Doll promotional parties, which turn participants into campy pin-ups for a night, are blowing up. The next one, Naughty Mambo, boasts live Latin jazz, lots of booze, mambo lessons, Lucy and Ricky impersonators, lots of booze, and the winners of his latest photo contest. It’s saucy! This Friday at 3 Kings.
Guido Sarducci IV:Yo Majesty at The Bluebird Theater.
Most Hipster Show of the Week Award goes to: Yo Majesty at the Bluebird.
Yo Majesty is an American hip-hop group consisting of rapper Shunda K and singer Jwl B, produced by electro duo Hard Feelings UK. The pair combine underground hip-hop with aboveground electro party-rap. Yes, they met at a Tampa, Florida gay club, but this isn’t just lesbian rap. Yo Majesty has been building a reputation as one of the craziest live touring bands.
Also playing is Does It Offend You, Yeah?, an electro-rock band from Reading, England who have been compared to both Justice and Muse. Unfortunately, I get the feeling Yo Majesty will succeed at offending you more than these guys.
So why than should you go early? Astra Moveo & DJ Michael Trundle! That’s why. For those who don’t know, Astra Moveo is the new(ish) electro-psych project from Laylights frontman Tyler Hayden. Very cool, trippy stuff that’d probably deserve the comparisons Does It Offend You, Yeah? are getting more than Does It deserves them. As far as Michael Trundle, everyone knows who the fuck DJ Trundle is. He being the man that carries parties in his pockets; the man who can make you dance with nothing more than a swift glance with his eyes.
28 Deep: Yo Majesty, Does it Offend You Yeah & Astra Moveo at The Bluebird Theater.
Dance. Dance. Dance. Solid line-up. Don’t let this one fly under the radar!
If there are two things I can get behind in this world, it’s waffles and breasts. LUPEC–Ladies United for the Preservation of Endangered Cocktails, of course–is holding a fundraiser for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation at everyone’s favorite City Park West Diner. Curiously enough, the “breakfast” part doesn’t make much sense since the event at Hot Cakes actually runs from 5:00-9:00 pm, but hey, we can bend the rules for consonance. And boobies. Check out LUPEC’s Myspace page for the deets.
This has been a broadcast of the Problem of Leisure. Remember to wear a helmet!