Inspired by late-'70s hip-hop group Cold Crush Brothers, Brian Mathenge recently celebrated the grand opening of his Cold Crush bar/restaurant/art gallery with Cypress Hill's DJ Muggs. He opened the spot at 2700 Larimer, directly across the street from Meadowlark, "as an artist's haven, a place where artists, poets, musicians and those who appreciate their work can meet, mingle and eat great food."
Mathenge, who's co-owner of the Killer Shrimp Restaurant and Bar in Marina Del Rey, California, splits his time between Colorado and Southern California, and he's been a longtime fan of Denver's art community. Cold Crush's management team includes general manager and art enthusiast Eric Cunningham and DJ/producer DJ MU$A.
DJs spin funk, soul and hip-hop five nights a week as well as rock on Tuesdays and reggae on Tuesdays. Cold Crush boasts a club-worthy sound system and will bring in regular guest musicians and DJs as well as spoken-word poets and local and national acts.
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