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By Amber Taufen
By Jon Solomon
By Tom Murphy
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By Stephanie March
By Tom Murphy
Uh-huh. More friend requests.
Upbeats and Beatdowns:This Thursday, April 26, stop by the Larimer Lounge and check out the Archive (see Tom Murphy's writeup in this week's Critic's Choice), another band whose songs I'm completely nuts about, when it shares a bill with L'elan Vital, Caspian and Pena. Up north, Fear Before the March of Flames ignites the Aggie Theater with Poison the Well, Portugal the Man and Heavy Heavy Low Low.
On Friday, April 27, the almighty Slim Cessna's Auto Club pulls into Bender's Tavern for a two-night stand. On Friday, Slim, Munly and the gang will be joined by the Hollyfelds, and on Saturday, Machine Gun Blues will be on hand to turn folks on and bleed on everyone in sight; Magic Cyclopswill keep a handle on things both nights. Elsewhere on Saturday, the Railbenders join GT and the Sidewinders at Herman's Hideaway; Goodbye Timebomb (formerly the Milkshakes) and Easy to Kill are over at the Larimer Lounge; Subconsciousand U.S. Pipe and the Balls Johnson Dance Machine let it all hang out at 3 Kings Tavern; and the Stigmas, Gription, Today's Paramount and Rubber Planet bounce into the Toad Tavern.
Turning the tables: Props to my man DJ Quote the Beatmaker for landing his own mixtape show, Friday Night Flavaz, on 96.1/The Beat in Colorado Springs, and for being tapped to make another appearance on BET's Rap City earlier this month. Big ups also go out to the Nuggets' official DJs, Bedz and Psycho, who received a shout-out on MTV's Mixtape Monday last week for their latest, Capone Carmelo Kustomz, Vol. 2, hosted by Carmelo Anthony. Gotta love all the national love these local cats have been getting.
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