Thursday, June 3, 2010

June 3, 2010

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First off, check out the Westword critical applause for Matt Dougherty's poster graphics for the show from last Friday here. "By the way, when did Arvada get so cool? Danielle Ate the Sandwich, Ian Cooke and Candy Claws on one bill? Way to shake off that suburban stigma, Arvadans!"

There is a lot going on this weekend, as per usual. A couple things we are especially looking forward are Matt Kowal (of Reals fame) back in the D and playing a solo set on Friday night and D.A.R.C (Denver Art Rock Collective) doing a tribute to Pink Floyd Saturday night, because we're big fans of both Matt Kowal and Pink Floyd.

Playing before Matt at 7p on Friday is The Way Low Down, a unique reggae inflected bluegrass band that we have grown fond of. After Matt is band called Chris Thompson and Coral Creek. To give you a feel for Chris' music, just look at who plays on his new album, members of String Cheese, Head for The Hills and Charlie Provenza. Playing at 11 is a really interesting Balkan brass band from Boulder called Gora Gora Orkestar. For fans of Gogol Bordello and Devotchka. Very cool night all the way around. $5.

The D.A.R.C. Floyd tribute Saturday night will feature members of The New Ancient Astronauts, Yerkish, The Inactivists, The Mourning Sickness, Fyoder and Babushka and more. The amazing Tony Medina opens the show with a Pink Floyd set at 8:30p. $5

Other great stuff happening this weekend includes electo-acoustic progressive rock of Abajian Thursday after trivia; Zumba Saturday morning; a rock band recital by Music Lessons of Westminster Saturday at 1pm; The up and coming high school band Synergy at 7pm Saturday; Salsa lessons for students at noon Sunday; Baby Boogie 2-6p Sunday.

Come out and take part in all the fun,

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Extra Credit: Pink Floyd's Roger Waters wrote lyrics that veer dangerously close to poetry. Here's an early example, a subtle, layered poem which rewards continued study with a hidden meaning, which goes something like this; the lesson of giving can be seen in the growth that happens during withholding.

Set The Controls For the Heart of The Sun

Little by little the night turns around.
Counting the leaves which tremble at dawn.
Lotuses lean on each other in yearning.
Under the eaves the swallow is resting.

Set the controls for the heart of the sun.

Over the mountain watching the watcher.
Breaking the darkness.
Waking the grapevine.
One inch of love is one inch of shadow.
Love is the shadow that ripens the wine.

Set the controls for the heart of the sun.

Witness the man who raves at the wall,
Making the shape of his questions to Heaven.
Whether the sun will fall in the evening?
Will he remember the lesson of giving?

Set the controls for the heart of the sun.