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April Shows at the Marquis

April 20th, 2019

We have more than our fair share of concert venues, but only one with pizza that’s worth mentioning. Of course, I’m referring to the Marquis Theater off Larimer. Known for energetic shows and its high-quality sound system, this is a regular stop for local and touring bands of all genres. The Marquis books some pretty big names for a venue its size. Previous headliners include The Sword, The Slackers, Portugal the Man, People Under the Stairs, The Mad Caddies, Norma Jean, Swollen Members, and so many more. I saw the Dirty Heads there with Rome (who does vocals for Sublime now, RIP Bradley)... Read More

Denver’s 4/20 Concerts

April 13th, 2019

Once again, spring has smiled upon our beautiful city. People are gardening, birds are chirping, and the few bees we haven’t poisoned are lazily making their rounds like every day is Monday morning. It’s a special time in Denver, and with the changing of the season comes a very Colorado holiday: 4/20. Personally, it just doesn’t hold the same significance it once did. I remember going to see Ken Gorman speak at the capital and feeling like a rebel for skipping school with my friends to protest for something so near and dear to all of our hearts. That’s all well and good,... Read More

3 Weekend Shows at The Lost Lake Lounge

April 6th, 2019

Lost Lake Lounge is a bar and music venue on East Colfax (the one your mother warned you about).  Almost every night of the week they host local and touring bands from a variety of genres. It has the feel of a fishing lodge mixed with an underground venue. I saw a Rowdy Shadehouse show there a few years back and the band handed out brown paper bags full of glitter. This place is an awesome local hangout, and it has earned a special place in the hearts of many. Their lineup for next weekend is, as always, exploding with talent. Friday April 12th they’re hosting Whiskey Autumn’s CD release... Read More

Elements at Walker Fine Art

March 30th, 2019

Walker Fine Art is a spacious, loft-style gallery specializing in contemporary art. Their artist list includes regional and national artists at all stages of their careers. Their rotating exhibitions showcase the latest trends in Abstraction and Realism through Sculpture, Photography, Mixed Media, and Installation. Currently on display is a group exhibition titled Elements. This series features works from six artists and focuses on the elements of nature through various elements of photography. The selected works range from silver gelatin prints to a 3D augmented reality installation. These artists... Read More

Art of the State

March 23rd, 2019

The Art of the State is an expansive series covering as much of the Colorado art scene as possible. This isn’t a normal exhibition; it’s a full scale immersion. Open to all Colorado artists and every type of media, this is an incredibly diverse event that attracts hundreds of artists. It takes place at the spacious Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities. Home to three separate galleries and over 10,000 square feet of exhibition space, the Arvada Center is one of the few venues in the Denver area large enough for a collection of this magnitude. This event always draws some big names... Read More

GEORGIA

March 16th, 2019

I love this city. The music, the art, the scenery, the people; it’s all top notch. One of the greatest things about Denver is the DIY community. It takes a special kind of person to pour their heart and soul, not to mention blood, sweat, and tears, into a project to benefit others. It takes a special kind of community to nurture these projects and help them thrive. Denver is an ideal in both of these aspects. We’ve had more than our fair share of legendary underground music venues, but now we have a slightly different DIY gem. The soon-to-be-all-the-rage garage gallery, GEORGIA. You... Read More

Month of Photography

March 2nd, 2019

March is the month of photography in the art community and galleries all over Denver will be hosting events to celebrate. Literally hundreds of photographers will be featured at dozens of galleries, coffee shops, and art spaces. There will be exhibitions, Q&A’s, guided tours, lectures, and so much more. A month isn’t long enough, but it does give you time to check quite a few of these off your list. Niza Knoll Gallery will be showing a series from Randall Sampson titled, 3631: A Solo Cycling Journey Across America. Sampson is a former lawyer and amateur photographer. Last August... Read More

Arts Caravan

February 26th, 2019

You can glean a lot of information off the walls of a dive bar toilet. I read these with some interest because they often imply curious information about women, of which I am one. For instance, you can read the walls at 3 Kings and learn that Johanna is F–ing Hot. You can take a peek into the potties at Bar Bar and learn that their bartender s–ks d–k. At the Star Bar, by contrast, it’s beneficial to keep one’s nether regions well-aired, which is not information about women specifically, but may be helpful nonetheless. I have no way to verify these statements. But I did get... Read More

Natura Obscura

February 23rd, 2019

When it comes to art exhibitions, interactive installations are in a league of their own. They’re becoming more and more popular thanks to groups like Meow Wolf, Punchdrunk, and Denver’s own Prismajic. They mix large-scale art installations with theatrics and curiosity to transform the viewer into an active participant. Each installation is unique and typically temporary. The Museum of Outdoor Art is currently hosting one such project called Natura Obscura. Natura Obscura is a fully immersive art experience. If you’ve been to Meow Wolf in Santa Fe, this will be a familiar concept.... Read More

Where Have All the Festivals Gone?

February 16th, 2019

If you’re anything like me, now is the time of year to start thinking about summer concerts. With Christmas and Valentine’s Day expenses out of the way, I can blow all of my money on shows without feeling selfish until around Thanksgiving. You may have heard the news lately about some festivals that will not be happening in Denver this year. I won’t try to hide the fact that I’m a little bummed about it. Was it something we did? Were we too nice? Is Denver so wonderful that people go home and tell their friends it sucks so nobody else will come spoil the natural beauty?... Read More