Casey Banker

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2014

    The seven best shows in Denver this weekend

    It was kind of cold and crappy this week, but that was just a way to enhance your appreciation for this weekend, which is supposed to be the kind of beautiful where cartoon birds appear from trees. Ride your bike to one of these shows:

  • Music

    April 25, 2013

    Shady Elders

    No Favors EP
    Hot Congress

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    April 4, 2013
  • Blogs

    September 19, 2012

    Meet Shady Elders, Denver's newest supergroup

    Taking a Dylan-esque route of abandoning acoustic folk for mod-rock, Britt Rodemich teamed up with local favorites Casey Banker -- fresh off the now-defunct The Don'ts and Be Carefuls -- Miles Eichner of Tulip Wars and Marlon Chance of Spires, to form Shady Elders, an indie rock supergroup of sorts. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2012

    The Don'ts and Be Carefuls at Hi-Dive, 8/31/12

    THE DONT'S AND BE CAREFULS @ HI-DIVE | 8/31/12 The Don'ts and Be Carefuls have never been ones to skimp on their emotional generosity on stage. So in that regard, this final performance was not that much different from the band's already high standard. But it was just a notch better because on this ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2012

    #WMS 2012 recap: Vinyl Main

    Every year, for the Westword Music Showcase, we enlist our army of Backbeat wordsmiths to host various stages, and, in addition to their emcee obligations, we ask them to pull double duty (or triple-duty in some cases) and also write up the acts that appear on their individual stages. Josiah Hesse h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2012

    Review: Nurses at the hi-dive, 1/15/12

    NURSES @ THE HI-DIVE | 1/15/12 This was one of those Sunday shows where a lot of people showed up and everybody seemed to be very into all of the artists on the bill, from the opening set from The Don'ts and Be Carefuls all the way to the end, through Nurses. The headliners took the stage with Aaro ... More >>

  • Music

    September 8, 2011
  • Music

    December 3, 2009
  • Blogs

    December 2, 2009

    Q&A with the Don'ts and Be Carefuls

    ‚ÄčIn 2008, the whole dance punk phenomenon, with few exceptions, seemed worn out and irrelevant to anything genuinely exciting. But it was in the spring of that year that The Don'ts and Be Carefuls started putting together its songs and playing its first show shortly after solidifying its line-up. ... More >>