194 Photos From the Heyday of Rhinoceropolis

Spellcaster's Rock and Roll Time Travel Committee | Rhinoceropolis | April 9, 2009
Spellcaster's Rock and Roll Time Travel Committee | Rhinoceropolis | April 9, 2009
Tom Murphy

From 2008 through 2010, the DIY space Rhinoceropolis and its sister venue Glob experienced their most active periods. The DIY touring circuit was still in full swing and many of the buzz bands in the underground made Rhino a stop along their route across America. I went to Rhino and Glob and shows in general most often during these years, because you could be sure to run into a band you knew little about and become inspired by the show both in terms of quality and diversity. For me, Rhino and Glob were high on the list of places to see bands like HEALTH, Women, Lovers, Author & Punisher, Vivian Girls, High Places, Dan Deacon, Future Islands and the like before any of them much played a more commercial venue in Colorado. Some of the bands went on to some degree of mainstream success, some did not, but I never regretted going to a show at Rhino or Glob at that time. Even when Hog Splitter brought in an actual hog's head from a meat shop and I had assumed it was very convincing even down to the dripping liquid as the head thawed. Horrifying, yes, but unforgettable. But mostly it was shows where you got to see stuff that wouldn't necessarily happen anywhere else and acts that preferred the grittiness of DIY spaces to the other kind of grittiness found in dive bars.

There are a ton of pictures this go 'round so I won't summarize much except to say that I had to cut a great deal from what I'm sharing in the interest of space and will perhaps share more at a later date for another project. For now, enjoy a glimpse into Rhino and Glob during their busiest years from 2008 to 2010. Also, the final two installments of this photo retrospective will be the photography of the late Kyle King and the later/current Rhino/Glob years. You can see the first one here.

2008

Adventure | Rhinoceropolis | September 14, 2008
Adventure | Rhinoceropolis | September 14, 2008
Tom Murphy
Arthur & Dominic Sing The Hits and Friends | Rhinoceropolis | November 16, 2008
Arthur & Dominic Sing The Hits and Friends | Rhinoceropolis | November 16, 2008
Tom Murphy
Baby Birds Don't Drink Milk | Rhinoceropolis | November 29, 2008
Baby Birds Don't Drink Milk | Rhinoceropolis | November 29, 2008
Tom Murphy
BDRMPPL | Rhinoceropolis | October 9, 2008
BDRMPPL | Rhinoceropolis | October 9, 2008
Tom Murphy
Bird Names | Rhinoceropolis | July 7, 2008
Bird Names | Rhinoceropolis | July 7, 2008
Tom Murphy
Birth | Rhinoceropolis | December 10, 2008
Birth | Rhinoceropolis | December 10, 2008
Tom Murphy
Bongo Fury | Rhinoceropolis | May 21, 2008
Bongo Fury | Rhinoceropolis | May 21, 2008
Tom Murphy
Cap'n Fresh | Rhinoceropolis | May 21, 2008
Cap'n Fresh | Rhinoceropolis | May 21, 2008
Tom Murphy
CJ Boyd | Rhinoceropolis |July 4, 2008
CJ Boyd | Rhinoceropolis |July 4, 2008
Tom Murphy
Dan Deacon | Rhinoceropolis | December 13, 2008
Dan Deacon | Rhinoceropolis | December 13, 2008
Tom Murphy
Desolation Wilderness | Rhinoceropolis | November 21, 2008
Desolation Wilderness | Rhinoceropolis | November 21, 2008
Tom Murphy
Dugout Canoe | Rhinoceropolis | June 6, 2008
Dugout Canoe | Rhinoceropolis | June 6, 2008
Tom Murphy
Eat Skull | Rhinoceropolis | September 29, 2008
Eat Skull | Rhinoceropolis | September 29, 2008
Tom Murphy
Expo 70 | Glob | August 15, 2008
Expo 70 | Glob | August 15, 2008
Tom Murphy
Eyes Caught Fire | Glob | November 22, 2008
Eyes Caught Fire | Glob | November 22, 2008
Tom Murphy
Fertile Crescent | Rhinoceropolis | August 2, 2008
Fertile Crescent | Rhinoceropolis | August 2, 2008
Tom Murphy
Foot Village | Rhinoceropolis | May 2, 2008
Foot Village | Rhinoceropolis | May 2, 2008
Tom Murphy
French Quarter | Rhinoceropolis | July 22, 2008
French Quarter | Rhinoceropolis | July 22, 2008
Tom Murphy
Future Islands | Rhinoceropolis | September 14, 2008
Future Islands | Rhinoceropolis | September 14, 2008
Tom Murphy
Gangi | Rhinoceropolis | October 9, 2008
Gangi | Rhinoceropolis | October 9, 2008
Tom Murphy
Hawnay Troof | Rhinoceropolis | August 26, 2008
Hawnay Troof | Rhinoceropolis | August 26, 2008
Tom Murphy
HD & FM | Rhinoceropolis | August 10, 2008
HD & FM | Rhinoceropolis | August 10, 2008
Tom Murphy
HEALTH | Rhinoceropolis | July 14, 2008
HEALTH | Rhinoceropolis | July 14, 2008
Tom Murphy
High Places | Rhinoceropolis | September 27, 2008
High Places | Rhinoceropolis | September 27, 2008
Tom Murphy
Hog Splitter | Rhinoceropolis | April 10, 2008
Hog Splitter | Rhinoceropolis | April 10, 2008
Tom Murphy
Indian Jewelry | Rhinoceropolis | August 26, 2008
Indian Jewelry | Rhinoceropolis | August 26, 2008
Tom Murphy
John Wiese | Rhinoceropolis | August 19, 2008
John Wiese | Rhinoceropolis | August 19, 2008
Tom Murphy
Josephine & The Mouse People | Rhinoceropolis | August 5, 2008
Josephine & The Mouse People | Rhinoceropolis | August 5, 2008
Tom Murphy
Lake | Rhinoceropolis | November 21, 2008
Lake | Rhinoceropolis | November 21, 2008
Tom Murphy
Late Severa Wires | Rhinoceropolis | July 14, 2008
Late Severa Wires | Rhinoceropolis | July 14, 2008
Tom Murphy
Littles Paia | Glob | July 7, 2008
Littles Paia | Glob | July 7, 2008
Tom Murphy
Married In Berdichev | Rhinoceropolis | September 12, 2008
Married In Berdichev | Rhinoceropolis | September 12, 2008
Tom Murphy
Mincemeat Or Tenspeed | Rhinoceropolis | October 16, 2008
Mincemeat Or Tenspeed | Rhinoceropolis | October 16, 2008
Milton Melvin Croissant III | Rhinoceropolis | September 27, 2008
Milton Melvin Croissant III | Rhinoceropolis | September 27, 2008
Mute Era | Rhinoceropolis | June 9, 2008
Mute Era | Rhinoceropolis | June 9, 2008
Tom Murphy
My Feral Kin | Rhinoceropolis | July 22, 2008
My Feral Kin | Rhinoceropolis | July 22, 2008
Tom Murphy
Mythical Beast | Glob | October 5, 2008
Mythical Beast | Glob | October 5, 2008
Tom Murphy
Nudity | Glob | May 9, 2008
Nudity | Glob | May 9, 2008
Tom Murphy
Old Time Relijun | Rhinoceropolis | May 24, 2008
Old Time Relijun | Rhinoceropolis | May 24, 2008
Tom Murphy
Old Time Relijun | Rhinoceropolis | July 22, 2008
Old Time Relijun | Rhinoceropolis | July 22, 2008
Tom Murphy
The Outer Neon | Glob | May 9, 2008
The Outer Neon | Glob | May 9, 2008
Tom Murphy
Peaking Lights | Rhinoceropolis | December 10, 2008
Peaking Lights | Rhinoceropolis | December 10, 2008
Tom Murphy
Pictureplane and BDRMPPL | Rhinoceropolis | September 24, 2008
Pictureplane and BDRMPPL | Rhinoceropolis | September 24, 2008
Tom
Pictureplane | Rhinoceropolis | February 23, 2008
Pictureplane | Rhinoceropolis | February 23, 2008
Tom Murphy
Pictureplane | Rhinoceropolis | March 21, 2008
Pictureplane | Rhinoceropolis | March 21, 2008
Tom Murphy
Pictureplane | Rhinoceropolis | September 27, 2008
Pictureplane | Rhinoceropolis | September 27, 2008
Tom Murphy
Ponytail | Rhinoceropolis | September 27, 2008
Ponytail | Rhinoceropolis | September 27, 2008
Tom Murphy
Rainbow Arabia | Rhinoceropolis | October 9, 2008
Rainbow Arabia | Rhinoceropolis | October 9, 2008
Tom Murphy
Recession | Rhinoceropolis | June 9, 2008
Recession | Rhinoceropolis | June 9, 2008
Tom Murphy
Religious Girls | Rhinoceropolis | July 4, 2008
Religious Girls | Rhinoceropolis | July 4, 2008
Tom Murphy
Scream Club | Rhinoceropolis | May 24, 2008
Scream Club | Rhinoceropolis | May 24, 2008
Tom Murphy
Shearing Pinx | Rhinoceropolis | September 24, 2008
Shearing Pinx | Rhinoceropolis | September 24, 2008
Tom Murphy
Sic Alps | Glob | July 7, 2008
Sic Alps | Glob | July 7, 2008
Tom Murphy
Slight Harp | Glob | July 7, 2008
Slight Harp | Glob | July 7, 2008
Tom Murphy
Spellcaster's Rock and Roll Time Travel Committee | Rhinoceropolis | October 26, 2008
Spellcaster's Rock and Roll Time Travel Committee | Rhinoceropolis | October 26, 2008
Tom Murphy
Ssion | Rhinoceropolis | September 14, 2008
Ssion | Rhinoceropolis | September 14, 2008
Tom Murphy
Tall Dudes With Small Trucks | Glob | August 15, 2008
Tall Dudes With Small Trucks | Glob | August 15, 2008
Tom Murphy
team AWESOME | Rhinoceropolis | August 26, 2008
team AWESOME | Rhinoceropolis | August 26, 2008
Tom Murphy
Teeth Mountain | Rhinoceropolis | August 10, 2008
Teeth Mountain | Rhinoceropolis | August 10, 2008
Tom Murphy
Temples | Glob | May 9, 2008
Temples | Glob | May 9, 2008
Tom Murphy
The Don'ts and Be Carefuls | Rhinoceropolis | July 14, 2008
The Don'ts and Be Carefuls | Rhinoceropolis | July 14, 2008
Tom Murphy
The Judy Experience | Glob | October 15, 2008
The Judy Experience | Glob | October 15, 2008
Tom Murphy
The Mae Shi | Rhinoceropolis | July 4, 2008
The Mae Shi | Rhinoceropolis | July 4, 2008
Tom Murphy
The Silver Cord | Glob | November 22, 2008
The Silver Cord | Glob | November 22, 2008
Tom Murphy
USAISAMONSTER | Rhinoceropolis | October 16, 2008
USAISAMONSTER | Rhinoceropolis | October 16, 2008
Tom Murphy
Valet Park This | Rhinoceropolis | March 21, 2008
Valet Park This | Rhinoceropolis | March 21, 2008
Tom Murphy
Vampire Pussy | Rhinoceropolis | September 24, 2008
Vampire Pussy | Rhinoceropolis | September 24, 2008
Tom Murphy
Vivian Girls | Rhinoceropolis | June 6, 2008
Vivian Girls | Rhinoceropolis | June 6, 2008
Tom Murphy
Wet Hair | Rhinoceropolis | December 10, 2008
Wet Hair | Rhinoceropolis | December 10, 2008
Tom Murphy
Yellow Elephant | Rhinoceropolis | September 14, 2008
Yellow Elephant | Rhinoceropolis | September 14, 2008
Tom Murphy
Yellow Fever | Rhinoceropolis | July 24, 2008
Yellow Fever | Rhinoceropolis | July 24, 2008
Tom Murphy
Yoda's House | Rhinoceropolis | August 2, 2008
Yoda's House | Rhinoceropolis | August 2, 2008
Tom Murphy
Yukon | Rhinoceropolis | August 5, 2008
Yukon | Rhinoceropolis | August 5, 2008
Tom Murphy

2009

Alexis Gideon | Rhinoceropolis | September 7, 2009
Alexis Gideon | Rhinoceropolis | September 7, 2009
Tom Murphy
All Leather | Rhinoceropolis | August 24, 2009
All Leather | Rhinoceropolis | August 24, 2009
Tom Murphy
A Little Bit More | Rhinoceropolis | August 16, 2009
A Little Bit More | Rhinoceropolis | August 16, 2009
Tom Murphy
Arrington De Dionyso | Rhinoceropolis | September 2, 2009
Arrington De Dionyso | Rhinoceropolis | September 2, 2009
Tom Murphy
Author & Punisher | Glob | May 24, 2009
Author & Punisher | Glob | May 24, 2009
Tom Murphy
Baby Birds Don't Drink MIlk | Rhinoceropolis | November 27, 2009
Baby Birds Don't Drink MIlk | Rhinoceropolis | November 27, 2009
Tom Murphy
Bongo Fury | Rhinoceropolis | September 2, 2009
Bongo Fury | Rhinoceropolis | September 2, 2009
Tom Murphy
Boo and Boo Too | Rhinoceropolis | April 7, 2009
Boo and Boo Too | Rhinoceropolis | April 7, 2009
Tom Murphy
Carnivores | Rhinoceropolis | June 1, 2009
Carnivores | Rhinoceropolis | June 1, 2009
Tom Murphy
Chinese Stars | Rhinoceropolis | October 28, 2009
Chinese Stars | Rhinoceropolis | October 28, 2009
Tom Murphy
Christina the Hun | Rhinoceropolis | March 12, 2009
Christina the Hun | Rhinoceropolis | March 12, 2009
Tom Murphy
Church | Rhinoceropolis | September 30, 2009
Church | Rhinoceropolis | September 30, 2009
Tom Murphy
Daniel Francis Doyle | Rhinoceropolis | June 24, 2009
Daniel Francis Doyle | Rhinoceropolis | June 24, 2009
Tom Murphy
Desolation Wilderness | Rhinoceropolis | August 27, 2009
Desolation Wilderness | Rhinoceropolis | August 27, 2009
Tom Murphy
Doo Crowder | Rhinoceropolis | April 1, 2009
Doo Crowder | Rhinoceropolis | April 1, 2009
Tom Murphy
Dugout Canoe | Glob | October 4, 2009
Dugout Canoe | Glob | October 4, 2009
Tom Murphy
Evolve | Rhinoceropolis | June 25, 2009
Evolve | Rhinoceropolis | June 25, 2009
Tom Murphy
Extra Life | Rhinoceropolis | March 3, 2009
Extra Life | Rhinoceropolis | March 3, 2009
Tom Murphy
Fight Spider With Spider | Glob | March 27, 2009
Fight Spider With Spider | Glob | March 27, 2009
Tom Murphy
Fleshtone | Rhinoceropolis | August 16, 2009
Fleshtone | Rhinoceropolis | August 16, 2009
Tom Murphy
Forest World | Rhinoceropolis | July 17, 2009
Forest World | Rhinoceropolis | July 17, 2009
Tom Murphy
Ghost to Falco | Rhinoceropolis | July 9, 2009
Ghost to Falco | Rhinoceropolis | July 9, 2009
Tom Murphy
Greencarpetedstairs | Rhinoceropolis | April 12, 2009
Greencarpetedstairs | Rhinoceropolis | April 12, 2009
Tom Murphy
Hollagramz | now called Club Scum | June 25, 2009
Hollagramz | now called Club Scum | June 25, 2009
Tom Murphy
In the Age of Terminal Static | Rhinoceropolis | October 5, 2009
In the Age of Terminal Static | Rhinoceropolis | October 5, 2009
Tom Murphy
Itchy-O | Glob | March 27, 2009
Itchy-O | Glob | March 27, 2009
Tom Murphy
Japanther | Rhinoceropolis | April 9, 2009
Japanther | Rhinoceropolis | April 9, 2009
Tom Murphy
Keep | Rhinoceropolis | December 14, 2009
Keep | Rhinoceropolis | December 14, 2009
Tom Murphy
Married in Berdichev | Rhinoceropolis | February 8, 2009
Married in Berdichev | Rhinoceropolis | February 8, 2009
Tom Murphy
Mi Ami | Rhinoceropolis | February 21, 2009
Mi Ami | Rhinoceropolis | February 21, 2009
Tom Murphy
M. Pyres | Rhinoceropolis | March 25, 2009
M. Pyres | Rhinoceropolis | March 25, 2009
Tom Murphy
Night of Joy | Rhinoceropolis | June 26, 2009
Night of Joy | Rhinoceropolis | June 26, 2009
Tom Murphy
Night Owl | Rhinoceropolis | November 2, 2009
Night Owl | Rhinoceropolis | November 2, 2009
Tom Murphy
Nightshark | Rhinoceropolis | February 8, 2009
Nightshark | Rhinoceropolis | February 8, 2009
Tom Murphy
Novasak | Rhinoceropolis | July 9, 2009
Novasak | Rhinoceropolis | July 9, 2009
Tom Murphy
OK Ikumi | Rhinoceropolis | July 17, 2009
OK Ikumi | Rhinoceropolis | July 17, 2009
Tom Murphy
Orphanspace | Rhinoceropolis | October 5, 2009
Orphanspace | Rhinoceropolis | October 5, 2009
Tom Murphy
Paean | Rhinoceropolis | September 30, 2009
Paean | Rhinoceropolis | September 30, 2009
Tom Murphy
Painbow | Rhinoceropolis | March 3, 2009
Painbow | Rhinoceropolis | March 3, 2009
Tom Murphy
Paper Bird | Rhinoceropolis | April 27, 2009
Paper Bird | Rhinoceropolis | April 27, 2009
Tom Murphy
Prince Rama Ayodhya | Rhinoceropolis | June 17, 2009
Prince Rama Ayodhya | Rhinoceropolis | June 17, 2009
Tom Murphy
Psychic Handbook | Rhinoceropolis | December 26, 2009
Psychic Handbook | Rhinoceropolis | December 26, 2009
Tom Murphy
Realicide | Rhinoceropolis | June 25, 2009
Realicide | Rhinoceropolis | June 25, 2009
Tom Murphy
Religious Girls | Rhinoceropolis | July 20, 2009
Religious Girls | Rhinoceropolis | July 20, 2009
Tom Murphy
Single Skips | Rhinoceropolis | June 24, 2009
Single Skips | Rhinoceropolis | June 24, 2009
Tom Murphy
Slight Harp | Glob | August 29, 2009
Slight Harp | Glob | August 29, 2009
Tom Murphy
Snake Feathers | Rhinoceropolis | June 10, 2009
Snake Feathers | Rhinoceropolis | June 10, 2009
Tom Murphy
Sybil Vane | Rhinoceropolis | April 27, 2009
Sybil Vane | Rhinoceropolis | April 27, 2009
Tom Murphy
Take Up Serpents | Rhinoceropolis | June 1, 2009
Take Up Serpents | Rhinoceropolis | June 1, 2009
Tom Murphy
Talk Normal | Rhinoceropolis | November 28, 2009
Talk Normal | Rhinoceropolis | November 28, 2009
Tom Murphy
Thank You | Rhinoceropolis | February 21, 2009
Thank You | Rhinoceropolis | February 21, 2009
Tom Murphy
The Outer Neon | Rhinoceropolis | April 12, 2009
The Outer Neon | Rhinoceropolis | April 12, 2009
Tom Murphy
These Are Powers | Rhinoceropolis | March 3, 2009
These Are Powers | Rhinoceropolis | March 3, 2009
Tom Murphy
Twin Crystals | Rhinoceropolis | May 18, 2009
Twin Crystals | Rhinoceropolis | May 18, 2009
Tom Murphy
Via | Rhinoceropolis | August 16, 2009
Via | Rhinoceropolis | August 16, 2009
Tom Murphy
Where Are The Big People | Rhinoceropolis | September 2, 2009
Where Are The Big People | Rhinoceropolis | September 2, 2009
Tom Murphy
Where Are The Big People | Rhinoceropolis | September 2, 2009
Where Are The Big People | Rhinoceropolis | September 2, 2009
Tom Murphy
Women | Rhinoceropolis | March 25, 2009
Women | Rhinoceropolis | March 25, 2009
Tom Murphy
Woodsman | Rhinoceropolis | August 27, 2009
Woodsman | Rhinoceropolis | August 27, 2009
Tom Murphy
Yuzo Nieto and the Hand That Rocks the Dreidel | Rhinoceropolis | July 17, 2009
Yuzo Nieto and the Hand That Rocks the Dreidel | Rhinoceropolis | July 17, 2009
Tom Murphy
Zombie Bite | Rhinoceropolis | November 28, 2009
Zombie Bite | Rhinoceropolis | November 28, 2009
Tom Murphy

2010

Arrington De Dionyso's Malikat Dan Singa | Rhinoceropolis | September 11, 2010
Arrington De Dionyso's Malikat Dan Singa | Rhinoceropolis | September 11, 2010
Tom Murphy
All Leather | Rhinoceropolis | August 24, 2009
All Leather | Rhinoceropolis | August 24, 2009
Tom Murphy
Black Acid Devil | Glob | March 14, 2010
Black Acid Devil | Glob | March 14, 2010
Tom Murphy
Caldera Lakes | Glob | October 2, 2010
Caldera Lakes | Glob | October 2, 2010
Tom Murphy
Captain Ahab | Rhinoceropolis | March 26, 2010
Captain Ahab | Rhinoceropolis | March 26, 2010
Tom Murphy
Class Actress | Rhinoceropolis | November 13, 2010
Class Actress | Rhinoceropolis | November 13, 2010
Tom Murphy
Cosmic Sound Child | Rhinoceropolis | July 14, 2010
Cosmic Sound Child | Rhinoceropolis | July 14, 2010
Tom Murphy
Deth Spa | Glob | July 4, 2010
Deth Spa | Glob | July 4, 2010
Tom Murphy
Epileptinomicon | Glob | March 14, 2010
Epileptinomicon | Glob | March 14, 2010
Tom Murphy
Expiation | Glob | Jul 4, 2010
Expiation | Glob | Jul 4, 2010
Tom Murphy
Future Islands | Rhinoceropolis | June 1, 2010
Future Islands | Rhinoceropolis | June 1, 2010
Tom Murphy
Gauntlet Hair | Rhinoceropolis | June 1, 2010
Gauntlet Hair | Rhinoceropolis | June 1, 2010
Tom Murphy
Gay Beast | Rhinoceropolis | July 12, 2010
Gay Beast | Rhinoceropolis | July 12, 2010
Tom Murphy
Glow In the Dark Hands | Glob | July 4, 2010
Glow In the Dark Hands | Glob | July 4, 2010
Tom Murphy
Hideous Men | Glob | March 27, 2010
Hideous Men | Glob | March 27, 2010
Tom Murphy
Holophrase | Rhinoceropolis | May 18, 2010
Holophrase | Rhinoceropolis | May 18, 2010
Tom Murphy
Lil' Slugger | Rhinoceropolis | May 22, 2010
Lil' Slugger | Rhinoceropolis | May 22, 2010
Tom Murphy
Little Fyodor | Rhinoceropolis | July 17, 2010
Little Fyodor | Rhinoceropolis | July 17, 2010
Tom Murphy
Lovers | Rhinoceropolis | November 20, 2010
Lovers | Rhinoceropolis | November 20, 2010
Tom Murphy
Lower Dens | Rhinoceropolis | June 1, 2010
Lower Dens | Rhinoceropolis | June 1, 2010
Tom Murphy
Lust-Cats of the Gutters | Rhinoceropolis | April 26, 2010
Lust-Cats of the Gutters | Rhinoceropolis | April 26, 2010
Tom Murphy
Mehko and the Ocean Birds | Glob | March 27, 2010
Mehko and the Ocean Birds | Glob | March 27, 2010
Tom Murphy
Miracle Man | Rhinoceropolis | December 28, 2010
Miracle Man | Rhinoceropolis | December 28, 2010
Tom Murphy
Mjolniir DXP | Rhinoceropolis | May 4, 2010
Mjolniir DXP | Rhinoceropolis | May 4, 2010
Tom Murphy
Monotonix | Glob | July 4, 2010
Monotonix | Glob | July 4, 2010
Tom Murphy
nervesandgel | Rhinoceropolis | February 27, 2010
nervesandgel | Rhinoceropolis | February 27, 2010
Tom Murphy
Night of Joy | Rhinoceropolis | December 28, 2010
Night of Joy | Rhinoceropolis | December 28, 2010
Tom Murphy
No Funeral | Rhinoceropolis | March 24, 2010
No Funeral | Rhinoceropolis | March 24, 2010
Tom Murphy
No Thought (Eli Wendler) | Glob | March 14, 2010
No Thought (Eli Wendler) | Glob | March 14, 2010
Tom Murphy
Nü Sensae | Rhinoceropolis | March 14, 2010
Nü Sensae | Rhinoceropolis | March 14, 2010
Tom Murphy
Page 27 | Rhinoceropolis | February 27, 2010
Page 27 | Rhinoceropolis | February 27, 2010
Tom Murphy
Peace, Loving | Glob | March 27, 2010
Peace, Loving | Glob | March 27, 2010
Tom Murphy
Phonebooks | Rhinoceropolis | November 20, 2010
Phonebooks | Rhinoceropolis | November 20, 2010
Tom Murphy
Pictureplane | Rhinoceropolis | April 2, 2010
Pictureplane | Rhinoceropolis | April 2, 2010
Tom Murphy
Pocahaunted | Rhinoceropolis | March 31, 2010
Pocahaunted | Rhinoceropolis | March 31, 2010
Tom Murphy
Pollination Population | Rhinoceropolis | August 20, 2010
Pollination Population | Rhinoceropolis | August 20, 2010
Tom Murphy
Pollination Population | Glob | March 27, 2010
Pollination Population | Glob | March 27, 2010
Tom Murphy
Psychic Handbook | Rhinoceropolis | December 26, 2010
Psychic Handbook | Rhinoceropolis | December 26, 2010
Tom Murphy
Quintron and Miss Pussycat | Rhinoceropolis | July 17, 2010
Quintron and Miss Pussycat | Rhinoceropolis | July 17, 2010
Tom Murphy
Quintron and Miss Pussycat | Rhinoceropolis | July 17, 2010
Quintron and Miss Pussycat | Rhinoceropolis | July 17, 2010
Tom Murphy
Red Vs. Black | Rhinoceropolis | May 18, 2010
Red Vs. Black | Rhinoceropolis | May 18, 2010
Tom Murphy
Sara Century | Rhinoceropolis | May 18, 2010
Sara Century | Rhinoceropolis | May 18, 2010
Tom Murphy
SFTSTPS | Rhinoceropolis | August 20, 2010
SFTSTPS | Rhinoceropolis | August 20, 2010
Tom Murphy
Sightings | Rhinoceropolis | May 4, 2010
Sightings | Rhinoceropolis | May 4, 2010
Tom Murphy
Sissy Spacek | Rhinoceropolis | March 30, 2010
Sissy Spacek | Rhinoceropolis | March 30, 2010
Tom Murphy
Small Black | Rhinoceropolis | November 13, 2010
Small Black | Rhinoceropolis | November 13, 2010
Tom Murphy
Snake Mountain | Glob | May 18, 2010
Snake Mountain | Glob | May 18, 2010
Tom Murphy
Sole & The Skyrider Band | Rhinoceropolis | August 21, 2010
Sole & The Skyrider Band | Rhinoceropolis | August 21, 2010
Tom Murphy
Speedwolf | Glob | March 14, 2010
Speedwolf | Glob | March 14, 2010
Tom Murphy
Stupendous Sound Society (later Sparkler Bombs) | Rhinoceropolis | May 15, 2010
Stupendous Sound Society (later Sparkler Bombs) | Rhinoceropolis | May 15, 2010
Tom Murphy
Swimming With Models | Rhinoceropolis | August 21, 2010
Swimming With Models | Rhinoceropolis | August 21, 2010
Tom Murphy
The Beets | Rhinoceropolis | April 26, 2010
The Beets | Rhinoceropolis | April 26, 2010
Tom Murphy
The Body | Rhinoceropolis | August 17, 2010
The Body | Rhinoceropolis | August 17, 2010
Tom Murphy
Thee Goochi Boiz | Rhinoceropolis | April 26, 2010
Thee Goochi Boiz | Rhinoceropolis | April 26, 2010
Tom Murphy
Tjutjuna | Rhinoceropolis | August 29, 2010
Tjutjuna | Rhinoceropolis | August 29, 2010
Tom Murphy
Vegetable | Rhinoceropolis | December 28, 2010
Vegetable | Rhinoceropolis | December 28, 2010
Tom Murphy
Vitamins | Rhinoceropolis | November 13, 2010
Vitamins | Rhinoceropolis | November 13, 2010
Tom Murphy
Voices Of | Rhinoceropolis | March 30, 2010
Voices Of | Rhinoceropolis | March 30, 2010
Tom Murphy
Washed Out | Rhinoceropolis | April 2, 2010
Washed Out | Rhinoceropolis | April 2, 2010
Tom Murphy
White Mice | Rhinoceropolis | March 24, 2010
White Mice | Rhinoceropolis | March 24, 2010
Tom Murphy

*Author's Note on the High Plains Underground Archive: In the late 1990s, I started going to local shows on a regular basis. Growing up in the '70s and '80s, I didn't know there was such a thing as local music worth checking out. But I was drawn in after seeing a band called Rainbow Sugar (an all-female punk/hip-hop/experimental guitar rock extravaganza) opening for Sleater-Kinney's first show in Colorado at The Fox Theatre in October 1998. Next, I learned about a show at the now-defunct Rebis Galleries. From there I went to the first Monkey Mania show, and there was no looking back.

Rainbow Sugar was the first local band I photographed at Herman's Hideaway in 1999. But it was in 2005 when I got my first digital camera that my extensive photo archive started. In this series, called High Plains Underground Archive, I will share a small fraction of the tens of thousands of those photos, focusing on specific venues, bands, time periods, movements and whatever else seems to make sense. The title of this series comes from the working title of my book on the history of underground music in Denver 1975 to the present.

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- Why DIY Venues Are Vital Are Vital to the Health of the Entire Music Scene
- DIY or Die: Why Denver Need Under-The-Radar, All-Ages Arts Spaces




If you'd like to contact me, Tom Murphy, on Twitter, my handle is @simianthinker.

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