Lil Slugger

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    March 30, 2012

    Review: Flipper at Lion's Lair, 3/29/12

    FLIPPER @ LION'S LAIR | 3/29/12 "How do you get a hippie girl pregant?" asked Rachel Thoele before Flipper even played a note. "Cum on her Birkenstocks, and let the flies do the rest." Bruce Loose had a chuckle and asked her if she had any more jokes. She did. "What do nine out of ten people enjoy? ... More >>

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    September 8, 2011
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    June 21, 2011

    2011 Westword Music Showcase: Backbeat scribes' travelogues

    Every year, we enlist our Backbeat writers to host various stages at the Westword Music Showcase, and in addition to their emcee obligations, we ask them to pull double duty and write up the acts that appear on their individual stages. Click through to read travelogues from Thorin Klosowski, Ru John ... More >>

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    June 19, 2011

    Best one yet! 2011 edition of Westword Music Showcase attracts over 13,000 fans this year

    Photo by Aaron Thackeray​ Man, what a day we had yesterday at the seventeenth annual Westword Music Showcase! The music was exceptional, the weather was beyond agreeable and everywhere you looked in every direction it was a sea of smiling faces. With over 13,000 people in attendance this year ... More >>

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    February 5, 2011

    King Mob, Modern Witch, Married in Berdichev and Hideous Men at The Meadowlark 2/4/11

    Tom MurphyKing Mob​ Most people who have seen Ben Martin perform have probably seen him as a guitarist and singer in experimental rock band Lil Slugger. But for last night's show he teamed up with his brother Sam for a duo that made some legitimately soulful synth pop. Turns out Ben is a tale ... More >>

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    January 21, 2011

    Hot Congress 2011 Fest at the Gothic, 1/20/11

    ​Last night Hot Congress took over the Gothic for Hot Congress 2011 Fest, with performances by Fingers Of The Sun, Lil Slugger, Kissing Party, Night of Joy (featuring our own Bree Davies) and Thee Goochi Boiz. Photographer Jonathan Shoup was there and brings back these photos from the show. Se ... More >>

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    January 4, 2011

    Akron/Family, Lords of Acid, Stanley Clarke shows announced. Tix on sale this weekend.

    ​After playing shows at the Bluebird Theater, Oriental Theater and Quixote's in the last few years, Akron/Family returns to Denver again. This time around, the outfit is playing at the Marquis Theater with Delicate Steve on Tuesday, March 29. Tickets ($15) are on sale now.

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    October 26, 2010

    Hot Congress reincarnates as Rot Congress for Skylark show Halloween weekend

    Luca VenterHindershot​Local misfit rock collective Hot Congress will be partaking in the Halloween festivities this Friday, October 29, at the Skylark Lounge, with over a half-dozen of the bands on its roster participating in a gore-themed line-up. The catch? This is no longer Hot Congress, it ... More >>

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    July 24, 2010

    UMS Night Two Travelogue: Houses at hi-dive, Git Some at 3 Kings and more

    Joshua Langlais​ UMS Travelogue, Night Two 7.23.10 / Baker District, South Broadway I started out with Papa Bear at the Irish Rover, where the band's uber sincere Neutral Milk Hotel vibe proved a good start to the evening. The band boasts a small horn section, and I happened to be right in t ... More >>

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    May 24, 2010

    Lil Slugger brings their comic book to life at Rhino

    Tom MurphyGood Old Fashioned Sinners delving into some good old fashioned sin.​ Lil Slugger • Hot White • Good Old Fashioned Sinners 05.22.10 | Rhinoceropolis Evidently, this was some sort of reunion show for openers Good Old Fashioned Sinners, or perhaps just a coming out of hibernation ... More >>

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    April 10, 2009

    Mile Hi-Fidelity playlist - 04.08.09

    So I had my first solo flight on Wednesday night. Since the show launched in December, I've always had a co-host, even when Andy was conspicuously absent as he was this past Wednesday. Andy couldn't make it this time because evidently, his band was, like, um, gallivanting across the country playing ... More >>

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    February 2, 2009

    Hot Congress Show 1 at Moe's Original Barbecue

    Hot Congress Show 1: The Jim Jims, Lil Slugger, The Pseudo Dates and Vitamins Friday, January 30, 2009 Moe's Original Barbecue, Denver Better Than: A bill where a random group of bands is thrown together. Opening this show was the Jim Jims. I'm not sure what I was expecting, but it sure wasn't a go ... More >>

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    March 6, 2008

    Lil Slugger

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