Sunday: A day that, especially on a late-May three-day weekend, is made for beer, friends, music and the hope that the deluge of rain will let up for one afternoon.
If you didn't spend your Sunday evening at the Larimer Lounge, surrounded by packs of Denverites, draft beers and the wonderful sounds of six local bands, it definitely wasn't the Sunday it could've been.
The Sunday BBQ series, which Larimer Lounge has been hosting for several years now, is a fantastic way to experience the venue and music in a new light (literally, as there was daylight seeping in the windows for most of it). Some shows at the Larimer Lounge involve packed, sweaty crowds, screaming guitars and PBR tall-boys flying dangerously close to your head. It's a blast and part of the reason the tiny, basement-
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Besides providing an atmosphere of chill that makes Denver so wonderful sometimes, there was the added bonus of the first Eye And The Arrow show played in over a year. Featuring Mark Anderson from Paper Bird and a host of other local musicians, this project is thoughtful and catchy, familiar in the best sense possible. It's the perfect soundtrack for an afternoon party.
Of course, the whole purpose of the day was not just to enjoy some music and brews (though that should be more than enough of a reason to visit the Larimer Lounge), it was a tape release for Strawberry Runners.. Strawberry Runners is one of the most interesting bands to rise in the scene as of late, and their experimental pop, which has just enough undertones of that Western sound Colorado bands love to find their way into your heart.
There are three BBQ series in June.