Friday, July 18, 2014

Riot Fest coming to Colfax!

From their facebook page:

We have a new venue!!!

Riot Fest & Sideshow, some people didn't want YOU or US in their town. Since we were forced to move Riot Fest away from its inaugural home in Byers, CO, we are bringing Byers to you at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium in downtown Denver on Sept. 19-21st.

Thank you Riot Fest fans and family for being patient this past week and thank you for standing alongside us. And even though Riot Fest will be at Mile High Stadium this year, we have officially filed an appeal with Arapahoe County as of this morning because we know we are right. All tickets will be honored at the new location and refunds for those who purchased camping spots will be forthcoming.

Official statement from Riot Mike:

FAQs regarding new venue:

Tickets and Lineup:

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

MS is Bull!

We have a special event coming up this Saturday, July 19th at The Mu Brewery. A $5 donation, which will go directly to help fund MS research, will also get you a VIP wristband. This VIP wristband has a few special perks...
1) $1 Off All Mu Beers From Noon to Midnight
2) Mu Will Also Donate A $1 For Every Beer Purchased
3) Unlimited Hi-Fives From The Mu Crew
4) Warm Fuzzy Feelings Inside For Doing Something Good And Probably From Drinking Lots Of Beer.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Phyllis Barber - To The Mountain - at Tattered Cover

Jul 16 2014 7:00 pm - Tattered Cover on Colfax Avenue
Award-winning author Phyllis Barber will discuss and sign her memoir To the Mountain: One Mormon Woman’s Search for Spirit ($18.95 Quest Books). Barber’s Mormonism and literary prose distinguish this book among spiritual memoirs. In a series of thought-provoking, personal essays, she provides an engaging account of how she left her original Mormon faith and eventually returned to it decades later.
Can’t make it to the signing? Request an autographed copy here:
Phyllis Barber’s website

Book List
ISBN-13: 9780835609241
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Quest Books (IL), 6/2014

Raw Edges: A Memoir (Paperback)

ISBN-13: 9780874178814
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: University of Nevada Press, 2/2012

Tattered Cover Bookstore
2526 East Colfax Avenue
Denver, Colorado
United States

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Kerouac was a Bum

It might be socially acceptable to glamorize the Jack Kerouac of the past now, and think of how he wrote much of the Beat classic On The Road on Lafayette St., very close to Colfax, but then if he walked the famed street today he would be just another casualty of gentrification: an unwanted panhandler; another bum sleeping in your doorway. In the light of his posthumous success it's all too easy for some teary eyed romanticism to creep in, but he really was just a bum. A gifted, literary bum, but a vagrant in the eyes of respectable society nonetheless. Gentrification has no place for his kind of genius and he probably would have just been told to move on.

Truly it is a Rocky Mountain High. Few cities have I ever seen that have endured such an immediate and total makeover. Baseball fields where Neal Cassady used to hit home runs over the fence are dwarfed by Coors Field, and the beatnik avenues of his skid-row father are now high falootin' high rollersville roosts called "lofts", only there ain't no artists left cuz they are too busy spilling for oils and canvas and their finery and the rents turned against them. Capitol Hill. Colfax alone!

A friend of mine's mother came out to visit a few weeks ago and couldn't believe that her son could afford such a rich neighborhood. Five years ago she came and visited and was scared for his life and demanded that he seek better housing. He never moved. So, my beloved Capitol Hill, of pan handlers and poets, and wandering vagabonds and scrubs, is no longer affordable to the former followers of freakiness.

There are just too many people discovering the "East Coast of the West Coast". I tell anyone here that is concerned with urban sprawl, "Let it go, why worry? We've got all the way to Kansas to expand this empire!"

But tonight, Bob Weir is at the Ogden Theater. Wow, not since my mom took banjo lessons from Jerry Garcia in Menlo Park have my eyes seen so much hair in need of a shower. Hip E.

Accuse the man in the school bus of litterin' hippies across Colfax, and congratulate the man who thought to turn the old Cowboy Disco into a hipster bar called Sancho's Broken Arrow. Talk about thinking a "head". This place is packed to the ribs of Jonah's whale. The hills have emptied out their devotees. All of them live above you at -20 degrees until there's a Dead Show in town.

These followers of the hippie dream are somehow convinced that the rules of society don't appeal or apply to them. Man, I live on the rules of karma and it said I deserved to rip off a friend for my miracle ticket...Little hippie aggression, I feel. Sensitive New Age Guy. SNAG. Don't last long in a woman's jaw. But I do honor their efforts to establish their own status quo. And I believe in love and those that follow Love have my blessing and gratitude, no matter how badly Patchouli Oil smells.

Now the Deadheads that once took over whole parking lots at stadiums are confined to a single, few block stretch of sidewalk. Where do the freaks go now?! I’m off to “Original Aurora”, to see if all the artist and hipster community seed has been planted there, or just another Larimer Square.

Friday, July 11, 2014

The John Penton Story

We invite you to join us for The John Penton Story being shown at The Sie Film Center on July 17th. RSVP to this event on Erico's Facebook Page. The First 76 RSVP tickets to this event are FREE, get your name on the list today!

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Black Veil Brides coming to The Fillmore Auditorium

Special Guest Falling in Reverse plus guests TBA
Fillmore Auditorium            
October 27
Showtime 6:00 pm / Doors 6:00 pm
Black Veil Brides confidently take the lead with their third full-length album, Wretched and Divine [LAVA Records/Republic Records]. Boasting a compelling concept, the record sees the Los Angeles quintet—Andy Biersack [Vocals], Ashley Purdy [Bass], Jinxx [Guitar], Jake Pitts [Guitar], and Christian Coma [Drums]—deliver a collection of songs that's as immersive as it is infectious. Hallmarks of their sound like gritty riffs, orchestral flourishes, elegant soloing, and anthemic vocals remain intact. At the same time, everything expands gracefully into the fabric of an intricate post-apocalyptic drama about The Wild Ones penned by Biersack and artistic collaborator Richard Villa III. Ultimately, Wretched and Divine opens the gateway to a new world altogether. 

Coming off the road in support of 2011's Set the World on Fire, Black Veil Brides made a collective and conscious decision to break ground when they entered the studio. They couldn't just make "another album"; they needed to make a statement this time around. The songs weave together to tell the tale of a dystopian future where a unified church government is devouring society through taking away science and creativity. This despotic regime drugs the youth into becoming drones, but refugees named The Wild Ones—the band's fictional alter ego—inspires the kids to be themselves and revolt.

"In essence, it's the origin story of the band and the BVB Army," he reveals. "At the same time, it's not a musical. You can listen to any track as a standalone Black Veil Brides song. If you choose to go on the ride, there's a story. It's the soundtrack to our lives and lives of The Wild Ones. It's got elements of everything we've done, but it's different. It's high-concept, but it's also personal."

Fans have definitely felt everything that Black Veil Brides have done up to this point. In 2010, they laid the groundwork for their legion of supporters to be born with We Stitch These Wounds. The album debuted in Top 40 of the Billboard Top 200 and No. 1 on the Independent Chart, leading to their signing with LAVA. In support of the record, they headlined the coveted Alternative Press Tour and were crowned "Best New Artist" at Revolver's Golden Gods Awards and "Best Newcomers" at the Kerrang! Awards. In addition to appearing on the Vans Warped Tour, they scorched the stage at Download Festival, Bamboozle, and Rock am Ring.  

Meanwhile a year later, Set the World on Fire debuted at Number 17 on the Billboard Top 200, and the band hit the road with Avenged Sevenfold and Hollywood Undead. Transformers: Dark of the Moon and The Avengers both included the band on their soundtracks, and their pop culture infiltration continued. Along the way, they amassed one of the most rabid fan bases in modern music, affectionately dubbed BVB Army.

Publicist, Press & Interview requests: Please contact Kevin Chiaramonte

Black Veil Brides:
Official Website:
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Official Twitter: (@officialBVB)
Official Instagram: @BLACKVEILBRIDES

at the Fillmore Auditorium Box Office, online at or call 800 – 745 - 3000   

Tickets are $25.00 GA ADV and $29.00 GA DOS plus applicable service charges.          

For Private Box seating and other VIP ticket option information, please call (303) 837-1024


Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Ignite Theatre presents "Rent"

Ignite Theatre presents
Book, Music and Lyrics by Jonathan Larson
Directed by Keith Rabin Jr & Amy Osatinski
Musical Direction by Blake Nawa'a

Measure your life in love.
August 8-31

"Rent" tells the story of a group of impoverished young artists and musicians struggling to survive and create in New York City's Lower East Side in the thriving days of Bohemian Alphabet City, under the shadow of HIV/AIDS.

Ignite Theatre presents "Rent," the rock musical based on Puccini's opera La bohème, August 8 through August 31 at the Aurora Fox Theatre, 9900 East Colfax Avenue in Aurora.  Performances are Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and Monday, August 11 at 7:30 p.m.; Sundays at 2:30 p.m.  Tickets are $27 Adult, $19 Student, $24 Group (6+).  Call 720-362-2697 or online at 

Rush seats! Ignite Theatre will carry on the original groundbreaking tradition of rush seats that started with the show on Broadway. A minimum of 10 seats will be available for each performance. The first 10 seats are front row and additional seats, if available, are rear-balcony. Patrons must be in line a half hour before performance start time. Rush seats are $10. 

The cast includes Ethan Knowles (Mark), J. Tanner Kaler (Roger), Jenna Moll Reyes (Mimi), Lindesy Falduto (Maureen), Erica Trisler(Joanne), Brandon Lopez (Collins), Carlos Jimenez (Angel) and Randy Chalmers (Benny).
Ensemble members are Wayne Easter, Audrey Felderman (U/S Mimi), Anna High, Kristin Honiotes, Valerie Igoe, Nick Martinez, Megan Montalbano, Rob Rehberg and Thairone Vigil.

"Rent" was first seen in a limited three-week workshop production at New York Theatre Workshop in 1994. The show's creator, Jonathan Larson, died suddenly in January 1996, the night before the off-Broadway premiere. "Rent" won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Tony Award for Best Musical, Best Book and Best Score. In 2005 it was adapted into a motion picture featuring most of the original cast members.

Ignite Theatre presents
A group of impoverished young artists and musicians struggling to survive in NYC's Lower East Side.
Aug. 8 - 31
Thurs/Fri./Sat. at 7:30 p.m., Sun. at 2:30 p.m. & Mon., Aug. 11 at 7:30 p.m.
$27 Adult | $19 Student| $24 Group (6+)
720-362-2697 or online at
Aurora Fox Theatre, 9900 East Colfax Avenue, Aurora, Co 80013