Top of the month to you all.
We're trying some new things out at the D Note that we're excited about.
First is a series called Telling Stories which starts up this Saturday night at 6pm. Telling Stories pairs writers up with classical musicians for some laid back refinement. If it goes well they will do more, so if you're a fan of this kind of thing then we're hoping you'll come out and support so we can keep doing it. Just so happens that the first show at D Note, aptly titled PILOTS, features 3 of our favorite composers, Britten, Paganini and Cage. Music: Luke Wachter plays John Cage’s One4, Chris Jusell plays two Caprices from Paganini’s Opus 1, the Telling Stories string quartet plays the first movement from Britten’s string quartet, and a performance of Anne Guzzo’s “Two Pieces for Clarinet.” Words: Essays from Jennie Dorris, Sharon Glassman, and Jeff Becker. 6pm, $10. Perfect for an impressive dinner date.
And, next Tuesday, Oct 6, we are starting a Game Night first Tuesday of every month. At 6pm Downtown Toys and Games will host a Guitar Hero band competition, especially designed for all levels of play, with some fantastic prizes, including gift cards. Then at 7:30pm we will start the sign up for all of your favorite board games (Twister anyone? Monopoly?) for prizes and fun. There will be two Wiis on hand thanks to Scott Genke and Gamestop! DJ Not So Much will spin tunes.. Come by yourself and meet some friends or bring a crew. FUN. FREE.
So many reasons to get your date on!
Another one is the free blues swing dance lesson at 7:30pm next Wednesday night before the Clamdaddys.
As for the rest of the line up. Tonight, Thursday, Oct. 1, at 9pm (after trivia) we will have The Mighty High Band. These guys are not a Grateful Dead tribute band, but a Jerry Garcia Band tribute band. There is, surprisingly, a difference. $5.
Friday night we have a CD release for Bret Sloan (of Soul Rabbit) at 7pm ($5) and then the 9 piece horn driven Arvada band The Spin will keep the crowd dancing. $10.
At 8:30pm on Saturday night we feature four up and coming metal-ish bands playing an acoustic unplugged show; 8:30p Four to Go, 9:15p Cypher, 10p Random Hero, 11p Glyphic. Glyphic will be playing live on KPBI Friday night. $5.
Time to get your game on,
Extra Credit: We've been touching up on Perce Bysshe Shelley, trying to memorize his famous Hymn to Intellectual Beauty. We've only got the first stanza down, so we'll leave you with that. The rest will follow in the unforseen future.
The awful shadow of some unseen Power
Floats through unseen among us,-visiting
This various world with as inconstant wing
As summer winds that creep from flower to flower,-
Like moonbeams that behind some piny mountain shower,
It visits with inconstant glance
Each human heart and countenance;
Like hues and harmonies of evening,-
Like clouds in starlight widely spread,-
Like memory of music fled,-
Like aught that for its grace may be
Dear, and yet dearer for its mystery.