We have been writing these d-mails for a long time now. And wow, a few of you have been reading every week. Some every week or three. A few when you have a chance.
Many of you we know well. A few of you we don't. But it is certainly wonderful to halfway meet you here in this virtual place, which is connected to a real place, where we like to meet you even better. Please respond in kind. We invite conversation. Traverse the trecipice.
This weekend, starting tonight, July 19, 2012.
That is a killer weekend of music.
First off, here's some scoop on G.A.M.B. From their website "Formed from the ashes of a band called Askimbo, this band has a funky fresh sound that gives their audience exactly what they crave. The main man Medicine plays a mean harmonica and sings like a soul in flight, the rhythm section keeps any crowd moving their feet, and the horns play melodies that would mesmerize the muses. The members have played in diverse musical settings around Colorado for many years, including extended projects with renowned Colorado artists Ron Miles, Yo, Flaco!, and Beats Noir. The band brings an eclectic mix of both upbeat and bluesy originals, as well as classic covers by artists like Muddy Waters, Bill Withers, Johnny Cash, and Marvin Gaye. The blend of blues, funk, and jazz that this band conjures is sure to please people of all ages. Medicine has been seen playing with the likes of Michael Franti, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, as well as gracing the stage at Red Rocks on a number of occasions. Dues have been payed!" Well, Okay!
The band playing after G.A.M.B is Little Goose and we gotta say they slayed last time at the D Note. They've got a stripped down dirty Zeppelin blues sound and its great. $5 for the night. AND JUST FOR YOU, FAITHFUL D-MAIL READERS, we will cover your cover at the door this Friday night. It's FREEEE. The password at the door is "Scooby Dooby Doo".
Saturday night we got one of those nights that just twists and turns like a rollercoaster. HS rock and roll during the day care of the excellent SYNERGY and friends, then brilliant indie bluegrass with Birds Of A Feather followed by a JUG BAND called Roscoe's Dusty Bottle Boxcar band. We LOVE those guys. Then the rest of the night is a collection of Arvada Dubstep DJ's. $5 all night.
A reminder, kids EAT FREE on Monday nights, (one kid per adult).
Killer music and dance on Sun and Wed nights, with lessons in Salsa and Swing respectively.
Best happy hour east of the Rockies.
Also at 6:30p next Tuesday night Henrikson Amp presents Jazz guitar night. Free.
There is more, but we'll stop for now and take a breath,
Extra Credit: Our friend Hoa Nguyen has a book out on Subpress called "Your Ancient See Through". It has many gems, but we like the summation of DNA theory in the following poem, plus the way she lays out the imagery of the star.
[A night at the beach what is left]
A night at the beach what is left
conch shell shimmer marks
where feet trail across sand dense
as stars Humans like me
can't hear beneath the trillionth
day of DNA sung meaning
of sea waves Sting nettle
having waves to paddle