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We have another epic indie rock show for you this Friday night, June 18th starring Bad Weather California and Action Packed Thrill Ride. We saw Bad Weather California once at The Fillmore filling in as the songwriter Daniel Johnston's backing band. Daniel Johnston chose bands he liked in every city he performed in to back his songs (dream job!) and the result, in Denver at least, was phenomenal, thanks in part to BWC. So we are very excited to be hosting them at the D Note. Here's some praise...
“Adolf crafts songs that you’ll still be singing as your crawl to your grave…” THRASHER MAGAZINE...“(Bad Weather California) channels their American angst into clouds of rollicking electric licks and rousing Rhodes, then churns out cheeky optimism for a better world." PORTLAND MERCURY..."Trying not to go overboard about Bad Weather California is going to be tough, but Jesus, way to steal the show as it’s just beginning... At this moment Bad Weather California are probably one of the best bands playing in Denver, and worth seeing any chance you get." Westword“…There’s an indefinable, inexpressible IT that the best performers have, and Adolf has it, without question.” Westword“…Bad Weather California always creates an intense connection with his audience.” Denver Post
Action Packed Thrill Ride is also awesome and here's one of several rave reviews, "ramshackle country-rock, primal hoedowns, and arrangements that aren't afraid to veer into dizzying dynamics and lopsided rhythms. There's tenderness, too, resting like lazy currents besides crazed country-punk meltdowns and skin-crawling weirdness. Unlike many current practitioners of Americana in Denver, APTR offers that rarest of treats: a surprise at almost every turn." - Jason Heller, The Onion A.V. Club
Opening the night at 7p is Dr. Harlan's Amazing Bluegrass Tonic and closing the show at 11p is Stealth Hippo. See the sweet poster Matt Dougherty did for this show here.
Saturday we have a family friendly concert at 5p with The B Team, a classic rock band. $5 adults/ kids free. When the B Team plays the D it is something to C.
At 8p on Saturday we have LIONEL YOUNG and the Heavy Cats back in the house. Lionel is one of our favorite performers and people in the world and we are giddy to have him back performing at the D Note again. It has been too long. You will dance. You might even cry. Then at 10pm we have The Catfish Kray Blues Band. Here's some hype for them... 2010 Grammy entrant, contemporary blues...Three Stars in Downbeat, June 2010...On Sonny Payne's King Biscuit playlist ..."Amazing, amazing, amazing"....Westword
And next Tuesday we have really phenomenal and dramatic Tango band from Austin Texas called The Austin Piazzola Quintet at 8pm. $5
So there's an amazing weekend for you to relish brought to you by the letter D.
Ronny James D
Extra Credit: Adam D wrote an article about the poetry in the women's restroom at the D Note for the North Denver News which a few of you might enjoy. Read it here.