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What We Did: No-Coast Classic Round One

Posted in Social Life, Videos, We Party Pretty Hard by fkngmtns on April 6, 2010

Sorry if you missed it, but round one of the Denver No-Coast Classic was a damn good time.  Roller races and really loud music coupled with a bunch of PBR and good-lookin’ people made this an extraordinary event. Good thing we are going to throw round two in a few weeks. Check back for more details.

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Put this in your ear: Modern Witch

Posted in Social Life by fkngmtns on April 5, 2010

 

photo by McMogey

 

A few nights ago, I ran into Mario Zoots and Kristy Fenton on S. Broadway. Apart form being one of the most sincere and enduring power-couples I know, they are both amazing artists and musicians. While Kristy spends most of her time in Amsterdam, the couple manages to stay together and produce amazing music in their band Modern Witch. After a few words, Mario sprinted away to grab a CD out of his car. He rushed back and delivered a freshly burned copy of their new album.  Holy Fuck.

I’m not big on the weirdo-noise crowd that seems to indorse bands like Modern Witch, but this album is a real gem. Denver’s music scene is great at what it does, and what it does is usually Americana rock-and-roll or metal. This is not to say that Denver doesn’t have a great goth or hip-hop scene, or that kids aren’t making crazy whacked-out shit that would probably blow my mind if I heard it, but the Denver public just doesn’t care about these genres.  This lack of support results in a lack of creation, and we end up with less original tunes and more crap from the Fray (sorry Fray, you’re an easy target).

So, Modern Witch is a great fucking band, and this album is a great fucking album. Low-fi, droney, psychedelic tunes for just about everyone. Some tracks are spacey and abstract and others are super poppy and straight forward. Whatever vibe Modern Witch is going for, it’s a vibe I can get down with. And so can you.

Check out some of the new tunes here.

Gettin’ Jazzed Up

Posted in We Party Pretty Hard by fkngmtns on March 27, 2010

In the world of jazz, we are living in a post-apocalyptic wasteland. Kenny G destroyed what was left of good jazz with his sleazy perm and horrific sax playing, and  ‘smooth jazz’ became all the rage for middle aged white people. But there has emerged a new breed of musicians and players set on breathing life back into the forgotten corpse of good jazz.

Every Sunday night at the Lost Lake Lounge on East Colfax, you will find jazz music being played the way it’s suppose to be played: fashionable, sexy, and slightly inebriated. The Old Souls dish out oldies that you’ve never hear on the public radio, and DJs spin the sickest Ethiopian jazz you’ve ever heard.

Smoke some grass, order a glass of Hennessy, and get in on the good stuff.

X Rocks the Spot is turning 2!

Posted in We Party Pretty Hard by fkngmtns on March 27, 2010

Our favorite hipster blog is entering the terrible 2’s. Come down and tell Broox how much you love him and his adorable little web journal.

Denver No-Coast Classic

Posted in Social Life, We Party Pretty Hard by fkngmtns on March 23, 2010

The Tunes

Kingdom of Magic:

Playing mind-ripping stoner jams for the typical substance abuser, this prolific power trio carries the torch for Denver’s heavy music legion. Dudes, booze, and attitudes.

The Lonesome Death of Jordy Verrill:

With a lineup consisting of members from such canonized groups as Blackout Pact, Taun Taun, and Mustangs & Madras, this punk rock outfit is destined for local fame and fortune.

Black Acid Devil:

Hailing from the dark hallows of Boulder, Black Acid Devil is a pleasant anomaly among the often ostracized foothills community. Playing heavy psychedelic-Doom riffs and sludgy grooves, this band sets the perfect mood for getting fucked-up on cheap beer.

The Race

The first round of a monthly series, the Denver No-Coast Classic is an indoor roller race for urban cyclists.  Two track bikes are set up on stationary rollers and connected to a video projection that monitors each racer’s speed and distance. The tournament operates as a “free-for-all” style, allowing any two racers to challenge each other in virtual head-to-head time trials. The fastest riders will move on to the championship race.  Bicycles will be provided, and entry is free.  The winners will receive praise and applause from the crowd and some kick-ass prizes. 

Make sure to arrive at the event before 9 pm to race.