• Archive for January, 2010

    Lion’s Lair Art Shows: East Colfax finds Jesus, and he’s hangin’ at the Lair!

    by  • January 27, 2010 • In Denver Live, Interviews, Local, Locals Only • 1 Comment

    Matthew Hunter is keeping his artful promises, and this time the results approach the sacred - and may come close to a little of the profane as well. Hunter promised himself recently that he would hold a cooperative art show in the Lion’s Lair, Denver's venerated punk rock dive, every other month into...

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    Threading The Scene: The Inactivists spread their love straight into the heart of Denver

    by  • January 25, 2010 • In Denver Live • 0 Comments

    I’ve been introduced to the perfect collection of songs to commemorate the “holiday,” complete with the appropriate level of irony, humor and lovelorn misgivings in The inactivists' “Love Songs & Other Songs About Love,” released last year. So much more than merely a pile of rosy, soap opera schmaltz, this record, through The Inactivists’...

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    Music News: Michael Gira announces plans to reactivate Swans in the Fall

    by  • January 21, 2010 • In Denver Live, National, NewsThreads • 0 Comments

    Michael Gira, from Angels of Light, is planning to revivify his earliest project, the seminal noise band Swans, this fall. (Photo: Anne Helmond)

    Michael Gira, founder of Young God Records and vocalist/visionary front for Angels of Light, used to live a somewhat louder existence. An existence replete with just as much musical and lyrical beauty as the Angels’ output of over the past decade, but one that was also terrifyingly violent, brutal, hostile and swathed in a...

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