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Helikon

August 11th, 2018
Helikon Gallery

Someone asked me recently what my favorite gallery was. I know, absurd. How could anybody pick one? It’s like trying to choose your favorite song, the best flavor of ice cream, or your preferred superpower. Every time one comes to mind, three more steps into the spotlight. It would have to be something imaginary. A skyscraper sized gallery with the first 30 floors full of emerging artists, 30 more of the greats, and then Meow Wolf straight up into the clouds, with a rotating stage that doubled as an elevator. On the bright side, even if Dr. Seuss doesn’t turn up reanimated and architecturally... Read More

Rule Gallery

August 4th, 2018
Rule Gallery

As one of Denver’s oldest art galleries, Rule has earned a special place in the community. Founded over 30 years ago by Robin Rule, they’ve always stayed on the cutting edge. It’s tough for businesses of all kinds to last in Denver. The city has grown exponentially in recent years. Due to changing neighborhoods, Rule has always been on the move. They’ve had locations on South Broadway, next to the Dry Ice Factory in RiNo, and a few years ago they relocated once again to a small but welcoming spot at 530 Santa Fe Drive. Now a simple metal sign glints in the sunlight above a white brick storefront.... Read More

Velorama

July 28th, 2018
Velorama

Velorama is returning to Blake Street August 17th-19th. This will be the festival’s second time here, and it’s picking up momentum. This is a mix of music, art, craft beers, delicious food, and of course bikes, to create a smorgasbord of good times. Velorama began with the idea to expand the Colorado Classic, a bike race, into a bigger event. Music and food were the logical next step. Now we have a three-day festival with tons of awesome events. In addition to the music, there are eleven different breweries participating, and of course, a food truck for every appetite. On Sunday, the last leg... Read More

Interview with Jon Medina

July 21st, 2018
Jon Medina_UMS

Next weekend is the Underground Music Showcase. The streets of South Broadway will be flooded with people and bands. The Baker neighborhood will be bursting at the seams with house parties to accommodate the overflow. We covered this a few weeks back. I recently got the chance to interview one of the artists playing the showcase and I thought it might be a good warm up for next week’s mayhem. Jon Medina is a super talented and dedicated DJ based in our very own Denver. You can catch him regularly at local venues like Vinyl and Bar Standard. He was kind enough to sit down with me to talk about... Read More

Be On Key

July 14th, 2018
Be on Key

If you’re into jam bands or are even vaguely familiar with that scene in Denver, you’ve probably heard of Jay Bianchi. If that doesn’t ring a bell, you’ve most likely been to Sancho’s Broken Arrow, or Owsleys. Maybe you remember Quixote’s(RIP). If none of this sounds familiar, you may have just gotten here, which is fine, and now you know about some cool spots to check out. Bianchi is a die-hard deadhead and his establishments tend to reflect the sentiment. They’re all incredibly welcoming places to relax, grab a drink, and enjoy good music. His latest project, Be On Key Psychedelic... Read More

Mirus Gallery

July 7th, 2018
Mirus Gallery_Android Jones

Denver has become a magnet for new art and music projects (Meow Wolf, Two Parts). We’re trendsetters. This week we’re excited to welcome a new addition to the Denver art community. Though the grand opening was just last week, Mirus already stands out among our robust selection of contemporary art galleries. Located at 1144 Broadway, it’s the brainchild of co-curators Paul Hemming and Art Poesia. Already well established on the west coast, Hemming’s newest venture provides stunning exhibitions from established and emerging artists in both solo and group shows. Mirus is part of a broader... Read More

Robischon Gallery

June 30th, 2018
Robischon Gallery

Since 1976, the Robischon Gallery has featured a wide variety of contemporary art. Located at 1740 Wazee street, it boasts 9,000 square feet of showroom space. With ample room for large installations and a huge artist list, it’s frequently called Denver’s best gallery. From sculptures to photography, to site specific paintings, the rotating exhibits are always intriguing. Here’s a preview of the artists currently on display.     Amy Ellingson is an accomplished artist from the Bay Area. Much of her work is created using traditional oil paint on paper. She paints large, site specific... Read More

Warped Tour

June 23rd, 2018
Warped Tour

Let’s pretend I have a waybackintheday machine that we can step into and travel back to 1995.  Why would we go there you ask? Are we going to bet heavy on the 49ers winning the Super Bowl? Are we planning to unveil the Unabomber’s identity the day before his manifesto comes out? We could try to get on the jury for the OJ Simpson trial. Should we tell Bill Clinton to leave Monica Lewinsky alone? All good options my friends, but too risky. Why risk catastrophically altering the future when we could go to the first ever Warped Tour?  Gwen Stephanie is going to sing Saw Red with Sublime’s Bradley... Read More

UMS: Underground Music Showcase

June 16th, 2018
UMS

I know we all breathed a collective sigh of relief when the Underground Music Showcase announced business will continue as usual this year. The 18th annual festival floods the streets of South Broadway July 27th-29th. This musical monstrosity is always one for the record books, and this year will be no different. The UMS started in 2001 as a way to give Denver underground bands some well deserved attention. The beginning was humble; four bands, five-dollar tickets, and a packed Bluebird Theater. From there it rapidly grew each year eventually becoming a three-day festival with hundreds of bands... Read More

fooLPRoof

June 9th, 2018
fooLPRoof

There’s a wonderful new addition to the art district in Rino. Now at 3240 Larimer street, fooLPRoof is a contemporary art gallery, and it really is a must-see. The creative Director behind fooLPRoof is Laura Phelps Rogers. She’s a highly accomplished artist whose work has been featured nationwide. Her numerous achievements include the 2016 Award of Excellence from The Sculptural Precedent, The 2013 Emmanuel Gallery Juror’s Choice Award, and the   Colorado Artists Guild’s Best Sculpture in 2012 among many others. Rogers has worked closely with the local art community for a number of years.... Read More