- Johnnie Enger
- Surfs up: 7 Year Coma brings its 1,000-pound sound to The Black Sheep for whats being promoted as a beach party. The Springs band has never actually seen a beach.
Holey Swiss cheese, man, it can't possibly be June already?! But here it is. Summer 2008. The summer of Love ... L ... U ... V ...
I hope everyone is taking advantage of the gorgeous weather. I, myself, have been straight kickin' it with my hoes, getting' my lay on ... in the garden! It's no day at the beach, mind you, but come August, when gas is $18 a gallon, and an ear of corn will run $2.99, boy, will my corn-hole be stuffed!
And speaking of the beach and corn-holes, on Friday (6/6/8 ... next-door neighbor to the Beast), the Black Sheep will be throwing its own Beach Party, complete with fruity drinks, flip-flops and the metallic-core squelch and chug of the Murder Formula and Seven Year Coma. Also on the bill are the malt-lickin' Casio rap titans Double Baloney, indie rock magnates A Novel Form and the "happy hardcore" indie rock of Wakely. Beach attire, although not required, will prevent you from getting sand kicked in your face by the "cool" kids ...
Back for another savory jam, Greensky Bluegrass, winners of the 2006 Telluride Bluegrass Festival Band Competition, will be pickin' ribs on the back porch at Front Range Barbeque on Thursday, June 12. Rapidly gaining national attention with its unique, five-piece brand of "new grass," Greensky has shared bills with such influential acts as Ralph Stanley (quite possibly the world's greatest living bluegrass musician), Bla Fleck and the Flecktones, Hot Buttered Rum and the Mammals. Tickets are $5 at the door, and seating is pretty tight. Hop to it!
For all you professional "crastinators, the big Nosh Tejon, Tunes & Tapas music competition has extended its submission deadline to June 13, giving you one last chance to get in on the high-stakes action. Details can still be found at nosh121.com or csindy.com, and if you haven't noticed the adverts, the cash prize is not an insignificant sum.
This weekend, the Triple Nickel will say, "Smell you later" to head promoter Ryan Coalition, who recently popped into town from the infamous Double Down Saloon in Las Vegas. Well, now Ryan has accepted a "fancy pants" gig in "Hollywood," working with "the guy who books Elton John, Jimmy Buffett, Stevie Nicks and Chicago ..." As a last hurrah, he has arranged a weekend of rowdiness, Vegas-style, with My First Rodeo, Four Corners Fold and Proper Villains on Friday in the PM, and then on Saturday with My First Rodeo (for a second time) and the Nickel's very own perpetually pubescent in-house punk-rock legends, the Nobodys. Taking over promotional and booking duties will be local scene heavyweight Damian Burford (who you may remember from the excellent but short-lived rag, Mostly Harmless). Well Ryan, best of luck out in Hollywoodland. ... Tell E.J. I think he smells!
And on a last little "side note," I will be down at the Rocket Room this Saturday evening (6/7/8) for a little "bash" with my scooter friends, and although the details are highly classified (for reasons of national security), I will tell you this much: It won't be pretty, it may get a little messy, and it will probably hurt in the morning. Regardless, you won't want to miss a minute of it ...
Smell you there, mon frre!