Scenes From a Denver Punk Reunion at Mutiny Information Cafe

Scenes From a Denver Punk Reunion at Mutiny Information CafeEXPAND
Oakland L. Childers

Saturday's release party for Bob Rob Medina's illustrated memoir chronicling the '80s Denver punk scene, Denvoid and the Cowtown Punks, packed Mutiny Information Cafe — and that was before most attendees found out that the Frantix were going to play. 

The Frantix, who played their last show in 1983, said they got in a mere two practices before Saturday's mini-reunion. But you'd never know it by the reaction of the 100-strong crowd packed into the tiny coffee shop/record store on Broadway. Medina signed copies of the book and sold original illustrations for a mere $50 each. In attendance was a who's who of the Denver punk elite, past and present. It was the place to be Saturday, but if you missed it, the books are still available at Mutiny and at Albums on the Hill in Boulder, among other places. Check out a few photo highlights below. 

The Buckingham SquaresEXPAND
The Buckingham Squares
Oakland L. Childers
Sonny Kay (right) fronted legendary local bands Angel Hair and The VSS before moving to California in the late '90s and starting the record label GSL with Mars Volta guitarist Omar Rodriguez-Lopez and other notable bands like Year Future. Today he lives in Las Vegas and did the layout for Denvoid and the Cowtown Punks. Here he talks to Westword music writer Tom Murphy about the likelihood of a VSS reunion. For the record, Sonny is into it.EXPAND
Sonny Kay (right) fronted legendary local bands Angel Hair and The VSS before moving to California in the late '90s and starting the record label GSL with Mars Volta guitarist Omar Rodriguez-Lopez and other notable bands like Year Future. Today he lives in Las Vegas and did the layout for Denvoid and the Cowtown Punks. Here he talks to Westword music writer Tom Murphy about the likelihood of a VSS reunion. For the record, Sonny is into it.
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The Buckingham Squares kept things moving after the surprise Frantix set.EXPAND
The Buckingham Squares kept things moving after the surprise Frantix set.
Tom Murphy
The Buckingham SquaresEXPAND
The Buckingham Squares
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Jill Razer poses next to her portrait from Bob Rob Medina's Denvoid and the Cowtown Punks.EXPAND
Jill Razer poses next to her portrait from Bob Rob Medina's Denvoid and the Cowtown Punks.
Tom Murphy
The Frantix blew people's minds by playing a semi-secret set at Saturday's party.EXPAND
The Frantix blew people's minds by playing a semi-secret set at Saturday's party.
Oakland L. Childers
All of the artwork from Denvoid and the Cowtown Punks was available for purchase at Saturday's release party.EXPAND
All of the artwork from Denvoid and the Cowtown Punks was available for purchase at Saturday's release party.
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The crowd was huge at Saturday's party.EXPAND
The crowd was huge at Saturday's party.
Oakland L. Childers
All of the artwork from Denvoid and the Cowtown Punks was available for purchase at Saturday's release party.EXPAND
All of the artwork from Denvoid and the Cowtown Punks was available for purchase at Saturday's release party.
Oakland L. Childers
All the artwork from Denvoid and the Cowtown Punks was available for purchase at Saturday's release party.EXPAND
All the artwork from Denvoid and the Cowtown Punks was available for purchase at Saturday's release party.
Oakland L. Childers
All the artwork from Denvoid and the Cowtown Punks was available for purchase at Saturday's release party.EXPAND
All the artwork from Denvoid and the Cowtown Punks was available for purchase at Saturday's release party.
Oakland L. Childers
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The Frantix set list.EXPAND
The Frantix set list.
Tom Murphy
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