The Key to Community

Gorinto, the Mercury Cafe's weekly Wednesday night get-together, will shake things up tonight with the Communikey Showcase, which will offer a taste of the Boulder-based electronic-arts festival, celebrating its fifth year in April.

Like all Gorinto throwdowns, the emphasis is on local art and artists, a community atmosphere open to all ages, and delicious, vegetarian-friendly food. Tonight's gathering also aims to give those unfamiliar with the massive festival a good look at what Communikey is all about.

"With all of our [Communikey] events, we try to have a spectrum of styles and ideas that speak to our roots in electronic music," say co-organizer Kate Lesta, adding that tonight's lineup -- which includes Pillow Garden, Ten and Tracer, Young Pharaohs and Tony V -- is a nice cross-section of visual artists, live electronic acts and DJs.

As always, Gorinto is a $5 cover and $5 for the buffet. Doors to the Merc, 2199 California Street, open at 8 p.m. and music starts shortly thereafter. For more on Gorinto, go to; for more information on the Communikey Festival of Electronic Arts, happening April 25-29, visit
Wed., Feb. 8, 2012

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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