Friday - February 22, 2019
OnDenver.com - Your One Stop Site For Everything Denver!

Posts Tagged With ‘ music ’

 

The Blooming of the Buffalo Rose

February 9th, 2019

Golden is nothing if not historic. We hold on tightly to our western roots and the nostalgia runs deep in this town. Everything is also a little old-fashioned. When I was little I remember not being able to skateboard downtown because the sidewalks were still made of uneven wooden planks. True story. I’d look out the window and watch the tumbleweeds blow by, wishing I had access to a swimming pool like Jay Adams and Tony Alva. I never did become a pro skateboarder, but I have managed to learn quite a bit about local dive bars and music venues. We all find our own little niche I guess. Golden... Read More

Rhinoceropolis

January 19th, 2019

Take a second to examine your computer. If you happen to notice a slight heat coming from the screen, fear not. It’s merely a byproduct of the sheer joy and excitement emanating from the topic of this article. The entire city has been anxiously awaiting the final fate of our beloved DIY venues and THE VERDICT IS IN! Well, somewhat. On a couple of them at least. I could not be more ecstatic to announce that Denver’s premier venue for underground shows of all kinds, Rhinoceropolis, is reopening! In a recent Westword interview, operator John Golter said that he’s just putting the... Read More

The New MasterSounds

December 18th, 2018
MasterSounds

I showed up because I was promised snacks. My editor coaxed me to attend a benefit at the Ogden Theater this weekend with the promise of a pair of VIP packages. Each was supposed to include One General Admission ticket Meet & greet and hors d’oeuvres w/ The New Mastersounds & DJ Williams Shots Fired Access to the VIP Viewing area Color Red Vinyl Package and 2 Color Red IPAs (21+ ONLY) I had no idea what a “Color Red Vinyl Package” was. I still don’t. I also didn’t see a single snack the whole time. I left my muggle job early (I work second shift) and wiggled into my concert... Read More

Denver Arts Weeks – November 2nd-10th

November 3rd, 2018
Denver Arts Week

Once again, the annual Denver Arts Week is upon us with a lengthy list of attractions. More than 300 events are squeezed into nine days from November 2nd-10th. This week(ish) is dedicated to all things artsy. There will be art premiers, comedy, performance art, music, free admission to Denver museums, and much more. This event is as much for the artists as it is for the audience and Denver’s art scene gets to show off everything it has to offer. Festivities begin with First Fridays on November 2nd. The numerous galleries throughout the Santa Fe, Belmar and Tennyson art districts will be offering... Read More

Head Room Sessions

August 18th, 2018
Head Room Sessions

I’m going to let you in on a little secret. In fact, it’s probably Denver’s best kept(musical) secret. There’s these things called Head Room Sessions. Once a month, musicians and music lovers duck into a small opening between two buildings off Santa Fe. They follow a narrow walkway illuminated by Christmas lights and upbeat spirits, to a brick building with a blue wall and a white door, the entrance to ReCreative. It’s a really awesome art gallery, and they’re gracious enough to provide space for these intimate live recordings. Head Room Sessions are really special events showcasing... 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

Faces of Denver: Marie Litton

June 8th, 2018
Marie Litton

One of the women who have captivated the Colorado music scene since she was eight years old is Marie Litton. She began in music singing in her dad’s band at the state fairs. At 14, she picked up playing the guitar and from then decided that music was all she wanted to do. “I just wanna give the gift back of music. I’ve loved so many bands, you know, and music has always been my life. Now that I get to play it all the time, I just feel like it’s gift and people should use those gifts.” Marie said. Originally growing up in Pueblo, Marie sharpened her talents as a musician with her family... Read More

Faces of Denver – Eleanor Cheetham

June 1st, 2018

Denver watering hole owner and bartender, Eleanor Cheetham, runs the show at Fort Greene. Fort Greene is a bar in Globeville, which maintains a community driven atmosphere and Slavic speakeasy style. Originally, Eleanor got her start in Austin, TX before moving to Fort Greene in Brooklyn, NY. In New York, she worked in fashion and design before she decided she needed a change of pace. Once she moved to Globeville she visited the local steam punk dive bar of the neighborhood, Crash 45, and decided to apply for a job. After working as the bartender for three years, the owner sold the bar to a friend... Read More

Girls Rock

May 19th, 2018

I have this friend, Elle, and she’s a saint. She’s always volunteering and bettering the world. So, I wasn’t surprised when she said she was working with a summer camp for kids. The more she told me about Girls Rock though, the more impressed I became with the entire idea. I’ll describe it as not your typical summer camp, but that definitely doesn’t do it justice. Girls Rock is a music day camp for girls and non-binary individuals ages 8-14. They strive to get instruments into the hands of the youth and help them achieve their musical aspirations. Kids are dropped off at camp and split... Read More

Faces of Denver

April 13th, 2018

John Demitro has been playing music around the Denver area since he was a child. He and his sisters started picking up instruments before high school and gradually started playing together as they grew up. Originally, he was in a band with his sister, Lulu, as the Branded Bandits and eventually took on the title of Pink Fuzz. He played drums for both bands before joining forces with Demi in The Velveteers. It isn’t often that you see a family of musicians working together but John believes that working with family is better because he can count on his sisters being brutally honest during the... Read More