Now there are two compelling reasons to make your way to the Meadowlark on a Tuesday night. Denver's most bipolar bar -- with the dingy basement speakeasy and the gorgeous backyard garden party vibes -- has been offering up a diverse and not entirely offensive open mike extravaganza for the past few months. Until recently, it was hosted by singer-songwriter Calvin Locklear and multi-instrumentalist Joe Grobelny, of Everything Absent Or Distorted and Boba Fett and the Americans. About three weeks ago, the torch was passed to Maria Kohler of Houses and Dualistics frontman Tyler Despres. As with any open mike, the quality of the performances varies wildly, but if you stick around long enough ($1 PBRs and $2 well drinks make that easy), you just might catch something special. Established acts have been known to debut new material and new lineups here. Best of all, there's no cover. But wait, there's more.
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