Big night Friday night. Starts at
5:30p w/ Slo Children who are playing a special set of requests for Adam DeGraff's birthday. After Slo Children Adam says he will be dancing all night long and would like you to join him. The Saurus plays their jazzy hip hop at 7pm, Then at 8:30p will be a new hip hop group on the scene, Thinking Kap, from Idledale. Ivan from PeaceJam turned us on to this group. He tipped us off that Dr Ching King, who received a grammy for producing Eminem, was recently in town to produce Thinking Kap's new record. Around 10pm we'll have local hip hop rock sensation UmConscious. We've been trying to get these guys for a long time and are stoked for this show. At midnight we have a drum&bass set with Dozha, Relyt and Detox, which will blow up. Then at 1am we have Lionel Young playing Bach's Chaconne. The Chaconne is one of the most challening and beautiful pieces of music in existence and only a handful of violinists in the world have mastered it. This is a very special performance which Lionel agreed to perform for Adam's birthday because he lost a bet. A rare opportunity. $8
Saturday at 4pm we the Music Train Family Concert Series with The Milky Hayes Project, a local Denver band fronted by Eric McLennan, formerly of Switchgrass and currently with The Propane Daisies. A former Highlands resident, he is the father of three and founder of HIghlandpalooza! Come with your family and check out his great rockin' originals as well as some high energy danceable tunes the whole family will know, he will be channeling The Beatles, Elvis and The Ramones. $7 adults/ $3 kids
Saturday night at 7:30pm we have our third annual benefit/ dance party for Friendship Bridge, featuring classic rock and roll by Big Universe. Friendship Bridge is a non-profit organization that provides microcredit and educational programs in rural Guatamala so women and their families can create their own solutions to poverty. $10 suggested donation at door. So you can have fun dancing and give to a worthy cause all at once.
Tonight, Thurs, Sept. 17, we have trivia at 6:30pm, and then at 9pm Jonny Woodrose and The Broken-hearted Woodpeckers. Think comedy in an indie folk rock vein. $5
Next Tuesday night we have a special benefit for Wheatridge High School's ailing music program starting at 7pm, featuring groovy groove band Wonderlic and players from the school. $5-$10 suggested donation.
up and away,
Extra Credit: Our friend Jeff Chester recently put out a beautiful anthology of local poems called Nevada State Line, which includes the following gem-like poem of Jeff's.
What I wanted
to say I've never
known, or grown
On the way home
the stars were still
read in Chinese
to a dog.