Thursday, August 6, 2009

early August, 09

D Train,

This last Tuesday night we had a benefit show for D Note server Jay Gonzales and many of you showed up. It was a good thing to see so much support and hear so much music. When our GM Andy and cook Tyler (MC Dozha and ReLyte) got up to do their drum and bass rap over the funk of Wonderlic the crowd went wild and it seemed to be a kind of summation of musicians and listeners banding together over a matter of the heart. A community with an open mind and heart is a beautiful thing.

Tonight, Thurs July 30th, The Spin is back in the house at 9pm (after trivia). The Spin has added a horn section so the sound should be even bigger and more dance-able than ever. $10.

Tomorrow night, Friday July 31st starts off with a Flamenco performance at 6:30pm, featuring Steve Mullins and Polka Dot dance troupe. We are so privileged to have these amazing performances at the D Note. Ole. $15. Here's a great review of the last time they were in.

After Flamenco, at 8:30pm we have Churchill and Strange Condition, both great up and coming indie bands from Colorado. Strange Condition just signed on with a major label. A few bands have come through the D Note and then gotten huge, The Fray, Meese, The Flobots. Here's a chance to see a band on their way up. Churchill is fantastic too. $5.

Saturday night, Aug 1, starts off with a CD release party from our friend Jimi Hank, from the Hankstirs. Been a long time since we've had Jimi's unique sound in and we're looking forward to hearing the new material.

At 8:30pm on Saturday we have Fizakat, an interesting jazz fusion rock band from Boulder and Jumping At Shadows, a local prodigy blues rock band. $5

Extra Credit: For this week we tantalize you with the first part of Wallace Steven's epic poem based off and named after the Picasso painting "The Man With The Blue Guitar".


The man bent over his guitar,

A shearsman of sorts. The day was green.

They said, "You have a blue guitar,

You do not play things as they are."

The man replied, "Things as they are

Are changed upon the blue guitar."

And they said then, "But play, you must,

A tune beyond us, yet ourselves,

A tune upon the blue guitar

Of things exactly as they are."

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