Fri April 26 | 7PM Doors
Smith House “Album Release / Farewell Show” with Anthony Ruptak
Smith House is four musicians who live and breath Colorado folk music. Continuing a four year long journey first as a duo and now as a four-piece band, Smith House has played up and down the Colorado front range with an ever expanding ambition. The band is focused on creating organic community through music, and carries the tenets of the community house from which its name is drawn. Their music is rich with swelling melodies and dynamic harmonies, their lyrics are raw with heartache and contemplation. You are left with a sense of both intrigue and reverie after a night with Smith House.
Anthony Ruptak is a Denver-based musician who composes, writes and performs his original work with a simple mission: to connect us all to the human condition. Through his lyrics, community cultivation, and activism Anthony advocates for positive, inclusive progress in our society. Anthony Ruptak aims to be a voice for the lost and disaffected, a midnight friend for those with nowhere else to go, a sounding board when you need a place to put your voice, and a safety net for the misshapen, the abandoned, and the eccentric because everyone’s a freak and he is so okay with that.
Doors at 7PM
Show at 8PM
TICKETS $8 Advance/$10 Door
Fri May 3 | 8PM Doors
Citra with Dream Feed, False Report
Like a live wire to the tongue. Bright. Fun. Loud. CITRA.
In just three years, Denver grit rock ‘n roll group CITRA’s body of work has earned the band titles and nominations including “Best Rock Artist” (303 Magazine) and “Best Rock Band” (Westword, as well as the being dubbed “the premier rock group in the Denver music scene” (Ultra 5280).
Dream Feed is a four-piece Indie/Alt-Rock band from Colorado. The band formed shortly after the lead vocalist, Miguel Dakota, was a finalist on Season 9 of America's Got Talent in 2014. Miguel’s soulful and passionate voice caught the attention of many, including Simon Cowell, who tweeted, "Miguel Dakota. A future star..." after his first performance.
Doors at 8PM
Show at 8:30PM
TICKETS $7 Advance/$10 Door
Sun May 5 | 7PM Doors
The Dodos with We Are Not A Glum Lot
“If it was exciting in any way, we pursued it without hesitancy or question.”
To make Certainty Waves, their seventh album as The Dodos, guitarist Meric Long and percussionist Logan Kroeber had to forget everything they knew about what it meant to be The Dodos.Like the duo's breakout sophomore album Visiter (which celebrates its 10-year anniversary in 2018), Certainty Waves finds The Dodos embracing the unlimited possibilities of a time when there were no preconceptions of what the band should sound like. Questions like whether the band needed to be more than just “acoustic guitar and drums,” and just what exactly the ratio should be of acoustic vs. electric guitar suddenly took a backseat to the realization that so much emphasis was mistakenly being put on form rather than spirit.Perhaps not surprisingly, this epiphany occurred while the band was re-learning Visiter for a show in which they were to perform the record in its entirety. www.facebook.com/dodosmusic/
We Are Not a Glum Lot is a post/experimental/rock trio from Colorado Springs Colorado. The group consists of Zac Blum on Bass, Reggie Thompson on Drums, and Singer/Guitarist Sam Erickson. In 2012, the group was named "Best Indie-Rock Band" by the Colorado Springs Independent." The group cites Modest Mouse, Foals, Explosions in the Sky, the Smiths, and the Strokes to be some of their main influences.
Doors at 7PM
Show at 8PM
TICKETS $10 Advance/$15 Door
Tue June 4 | 7PM Doors
Slim Cessna’s Auto Club with Kid Congo Powers + Pink Monkey Birds at the Ivywild School
There comes a moment in every Slim Cessna’s Auto Club show when you realize you’re seeing something you’ll never see anywhere else. It’s Slim Cessna in a whitecowboy hat and beard, the lights haloing his ungainly frame, horn-rimmed glasses flashing through the smoke. He’s trading lyrics and insults with Munly Munly, gaunt and strange, dressed in a shade of black particular to preachers and burnt down barns. Their voices rise and converge in the kind of exquisite harmony usually found in Sacred Harp congregations, and then the band cuts loose, the best live band in the world, and the two men are doing battle, playing out some cathartic war between good and evil on stage. Or trading dance steps. You can’t tell. http://scacunincorporated.com/
Kid Congo & The Pink Monkey Birds' fourth and strongest album yet for In The Red Records, “La Araña Es La Vida”, summons the Mexican muse of The Great Spider Goddess of Teoticuhan, who sprouts hallucinogenic morning glories and protects the underworld, or in Kid’s eyes, the world of underground music. Recorded at The Harveyville High School gym in Kansas, Guitar slinger and singer, the legendary Kid Congo Powers (The Gun Club, The Cramps, Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds), bassist Kiki Solis (Baby Baby Dance With Me, Knife in The Water, Rhythm of Black Lines), drummerRon Miller (Switch Hitter, Up The Academy) are joined by Chicano, Mosrite playing guitarist Mark Cisneros(Medications, Deathfix) on this self-produced ball of wax.
Doors at 7PM
Show at 8PM
TICKETS $12 Advance/$15 Door
Fri June 7 | 7PM Doors
Josiah Johnson with Lenore. at the Ivywild School
Josiah Johnson is best known for being a founding member of The Head and the Heart. He took a break from that work a few years ago to learn how to live more wholly integrated and to work with and through problems with addictions. His expanding solo creations are transcendent, healing folk songs. Deep and soulful ballads that paint the imagination with rich and emotional landscapes of love, loss and transformation. Josiah's solo performances highlight a stripped down, emotive, lyrics-and-voice-first kind of song craft, inimitable in its sincerity and beauty, with the powerful joy of singing together.
“When they sing you’re transported to a different dimension, an unearthly realm. Here, you’ll find safety and security. Here, you’ll be able to rest, to find peace. And here, you’ll discover the courage you need to start living the life you want.”
Doors at 7PM
Show at 8PM
TICKETS $10 Advance/$12 Door
Sept 4 SHORTLY WITH SPECIAL GUEST IN/PLANES
Oct 12 AN EVENING WITH MAGICIAN NATE STANIFORTH
Oct 14 KARL BLAU WITH SPECIAL GUEST PORLOLO
Nov 3 MONSTERS OF MOCK
Nov 24 DEAR RABBIT WITH SPECIAL GUEST BRIFFAUT
Dec 7 TRISTAN PUIG AND FRIENDS
Dec 8 ROB ICKES & TREY HENSLEY WITH SPECIAL GUEST JASON EADY
DEC 11 20 WATT TOMBSTONE WITH SPECIAL GUEST GRANT SABIN & GRANNY TWEED
Dec 14 SPIRETTES WITH SPECIAL GUEST BLUEBOOK
DEC 15 HONOUR COUNCIL WITH SPECIAL GUEST BRIFFAUT
Jan 11 THE RIVER ARKANSAS WITH SPECIAL GUEST PAUL DEHAVEN
Jan 25 FUNK CLUB WITH DJ JASON HELLER
Feb 16 Adam Cayton Holland with Geoff Tice and John Bueno
Feb 22 Honour Council with Mobdividual
Feb 23 Soccer Mommy with Hovvdy, Motion Gazer at the Ivywild School
Feb 25 Lot Lizard with Charioteer
Feb 27 Wood & Wire with Shovelin Stone
Mar 1 Dear Rabbit with Tyto Alba
Mar 7 Briffaut, Down Time, Pout House
Mar 9 Knuckle Pups, Turvy Organ
Mar 15 Laura Veirs, Changing Colors
Mar 16 Heavy Diamond Ring, the Kinky Fingers
Mar 20 Peculiar Pretzelmen, Had I Known
Mar 21 the Artisinals, Whitacre
Apr 6 Kyle Emerson, Spirettes
Apr 19 Wildermiss, Ivory Circle
Apr 20 Grass It Up