Denver’s Essential Concert Calendar for June 27th – June 29th
Here they pass that knowledge onto you; the result is a highly-polished calendar of events called The Problem of Leisure.
Seven years can be an eternity
Think of all the tunes you’ve heard in that span
But I’ll wager it’s a certainty that
Lipgloss has played more than the quotidian
Fare found in most broadcast banality
Rbt. B. Rutherford: Achille Lauro CD Release.
**Editor’s note: The flier says if you dress up like a sailor, you’ll get $3 off! Fuck yeah!
Oh, gosh, thanks, I’d absolutely love to go out with you, but I have to stay home and wash my hair.
With blockbusters comanding the attention of casual film goers, speciality programs are fighting a losing battle, at least this weekend, but there are still some freedom fighters out there. Mile Hi Sci-Fi is back at the Starz Film Center on Friday and Saturday night taking a look at the epic failure Cutthroat Island.
I’ll be watching Wall-E fall in heart with an iPod.
It has come to my attention that the residents of Donnybrook have not only had a Problem with Lemurs, they have seen fit to craft a weekly electronic mail bemoaning the problem ad nauseum. Week in and week out, the hand-wringing continues unabated: “Oh, whatever shall we do about the lemurs?” and “Send us your suggestions for lemurs!” As I pointed out at last week’s canasta tournament, all you have to do is spray some oven cleaner in their eyes and they’ll go away. You’re bunch of milquetoasts and candy-asses. I’ve half a mind to rip the Donnybrook crest off of your blazer the next time I see you. Then we’ll see who wants to wail about lemurs.
*Editor’s note: The Colonel was under a debilitating fog of Quaaludes when he wrote this, but I still published it.
I really really like Coors Field. And I really really like free music festivals that don’t contain dirty hippie music. Gnarls Barkley, Blonde Redhead, and a slew of local bands including the Hot IQs will be in attendance. www.southerncomfort.com
Rbt. B. Rutherford:
You could enjoy the odd free show in the sweltering parking lot of Coors Field featuring Gnarls Barkley and Blonde Motherfucking Redhead, or you can go enjoy a show that is guaranteed to blow your mind at the Meadowlark. Kal Cahoone, who should be granted official status as one of Denver’s true treasures, will be playing with Birdy and Delby L. Birdy features Colin Bricker, who runs Notably Fine Audio, a Denver studio that is churning out some of this cowtown’s best records, including d. biddle’s new Rabbit and the Moon.
Truth: Moonspeed, the Wheel, Ross Etherton at the Hi-Dive just $6, kids.
Artists continually work on finding ways to keep their expressions vital. Sometimes keeping things alive involves shedding and paring, sometimes it requires expanding and adding layers. Some stellar Denver musicians evidence these truths. At the Hi-Dive this Saturday the nine members of Moonspeed will make, I believe, their public debut. It’s not Bright Channel and it’s not Monofog, (though you’ll see faces from both.) Additionally, Nathaniel Rateliff, you may know, not only stands in front of Born in the Flood, but has gained almost as much recognition by singing another brand of his songs as The Wheel. And don’t think about getting there late: Ross “Red Cloud” Etherton starts the evening by doing the solo singer/songwriter thing better than many who deign to wear the title.
I’m with the Truth - Check out the lineup, according to their Myspace! Good Lord!
Shannon (YES, SHANNON TOO)..Synthesiser
Hayley (HALEY TOO!)……Vocal/Melodica/Percussion
Forget supergroup, they are a supertasticfabulosogroup!
You know what you should do? Go shopping at some of those hip boutiques on South Broadway. They’re mostly owned by young local people just trying to make it in this cruel cruel world, and they have some awesome clothes, shoes, jewelry, etc. Support Denver! (god I’m corny. Haven’t had my morning martini yet.)
This has been a presentation of the Problem of Leisure. Remember to tip your poolboy in cocaine!