28 April 2008

Saturday -- A Wild Slew Indeed

I've been meaning to get out to one of these Anarchist Variety shows, otherwise known as Louis Vuitton Night at the Mercury Cafe, but something always gets in the way. Last time I tried to go I got lost in Commerce City after dark (trying to avoid that giant sinkhole on I-25) and once I finally found my bearings I was too rattled. Kids, Commerce City is no place for me to be lost after dark. But this Saturday, barring mishaps, I will be here:

Saturday May 03, 2008 at 9:30 PM

Mercury Cafe at 2199 California Street

$3 optional donation for the Denver Zine Library

Fashion Theme: JURASSIC PARK (enough said)

As usual, we have a wild slew of amazing bands and stunning acts but to lubricate your whistle here's a few of the highlights: Tom Murphy presents the Surprise Headlining Band, Royal Rush Dance Troupe performing Janet Jackson, Susan Susan, Israel-San's DIY Shibari, Sparrow of Cirkus Dorkus, Bellydancing by Khalijah, Frieda's Violin Modern, Dr. Meg presents cutting edge research on the Chaos Theory, Druglas' Fast and Fucking Furious Performance Art, Denver Community Group Ditties and much much more!

18 April 2008

Girls Rock!

Yes they do.

And this weekend you can hear all about it.

More information here.

10 April 2008

Monday, Pretty Songs, Some About Animals

The best part about local artists opening for bands touring from places yonder is that, when paired with knowledge and thoughtfulness, it can turn you on to one or the other that you might not have otherwise given a listen.

It's no secret that I love Porlolo, so when they open for another band, I'll make time to give them a listen. With the convenience of MySpace, it's hardly a time commitment, but as it is, I gave a click and a listen and decided I do indeed like Blitzen Trapper. I thought they sounded a lot like they'd been listening to a lot of Big Star, but since I've loved Alex Chilton's band ever since I heard Paul Westerberg croon the name, this is all good with me.

I recommend:

At the hi-dive
Monday 14 April 2008
Radio 1190 presents

Blitzen Trapper

Fleet Foxes


(Porlolo and Placerville)

Wish I could be there, but Mondays are a no show night out for me. Maybe you can go and tell me all about it?

Good Listening for Friday

I've heard a rumour that the Overcasters may be laying low from the live performances while they hole up in some place called the Starburst Factory, taking great care in recording the songs they love.

If you haven't caught them yet, indeed if you have, you won't want to miss:

Dig it.

Light Travels Faster

The Falcon

Friday 11 April 2008

04 April 2008

Doing It For Themselves--Hipster Style

Since you will surely be broke after attending that Daniel Johnston show on Saturday night, you might appreciate a nice, nearly free event on Sunday.

From those who bring you Denver's Most Elegant Anarchist Variety Show, this Sunday, the Free Boutique is kick-starting with a Spring Donation Extravaganza!

You probably have some cool clothes taking up space in your closet, so bring three or more of them down to the Brooks Art Center and leave them, swap them, alter them... Get the idea?

Also take in some live music by State Bird (NYC), Mad Happy (Miami), BDRMPPL, Laura Goldhammer and Tanukis with photography by Hanna Quevado.

Where: Brooks Arts Center (14th and Williams)
How Much: Please bring 3 or more items or $5 suggested donation for the Brooks Art Center
When: April 6th, 3:00pm Donation Tea Party, 6:00pm Show and Potluck
What to bring: All day long:
Clothing, Clothing, Clothing! Jewelry, Bags, Accessories, Shoes, Children's Books. Other Books (to benefit Ironfeather Bookstore) Plants and Plant Supplies, Kitchen/Housewares, Bicycles, Tools, Gear, etc. (to benefit Bizarre Denver Bazaar).