Lucky '13: Musician and DIY venue operator Gregg Ziemba

This past year has been tough for many people, and we're eager to kiss 2012 goodbye. In hopes that 2013 will turn out to be much luckier for many, we invited some of the town's cultural tastemakers -- entrepreneurs and entertainers we're lucky to have in Denver -- to answer a trio of questions. We excerpted quotes from these Q&A's in the New Year's Guide inserted in the December 13 issue of Westword, but we'll be featuring the complete interviews in a series of posts through the end of the year. Up next: Gregg Ziemba.

Musician and all-ages venue advocate Gregg Ziemba has had an interesting year. After a November raid of Unit E, the DIY music and art space that he co-founded, Ziemba is still dealing with legal issues and working to keep the place open. But the eternally positive drummer is confident that the community spot will live on, and is looking forward to a productive year ahead with his band, Rubedo.

Westword recently spoke with Ziemba about making music in 2012 versus the major label days of the past, and what he's excited about in this coming year.

See also: - Lucky '13: Stand-up comedian Heather Snow - Best of Denver 2012 - Best New DIY Venue: Unit E - Unit E survives liquor bust and will be open, but dry, on Denver's First Friday

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Bree Davies is a multimedia journalist, artist advocate and community organizer born and raised in Denver. Rooted in the world of Do-It-Yourself arts and music, Davies co-founded Titwrench experimental music festival, is host of the local music and comedy show Sounds on 29th on CPT12 Colorado Public Television and is creator and host of the civic and social issue-focused podcast, Hello? Denver? Are You Still There? Her work is centered on a passionate advocacy for all ages, accessible, inclusive, non-commercial and autonomous DIY art spaces and music venues in Denver.
Contact: Bree Davies