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Fantasia 2011 at Rhino, Thee Goochi Boiz at Brass Tree and Fingers of the Sun at hi-dive

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With so many great shows happening on Saturday night, it was virtually impossible to stay in one place. Luckily, Denver's geography makes it fairly easy to maneuver between venues in a short amount of time, so we attempted to catch various bands and performances throughout out the evening, making stops at Rhinoceropolis, the Brass Tree house and the hi-dive for three diverse and equally awesome shows.

First stop was Fantasia 2011 at Rhinoceropolis--for a multi-room, audio and visual conglomeration of music, imagery, and food. Yes, even a tree covered in doughnuts made an appearance, amid projections by Milton Melvin Croissaint III and music from Voices Of, Alphabets and more.

Next we headed to a house show at Brass Tree, where we caught Thee Goochi Boiz for a wild set in the tiny, checkered tile room.

We finished the evening at the hi-dive, where Fingers of the Sun played a gorgeous, hour-plus long set of tracks from its self-titled debut.It was the perfect dreamy end to a night of awesome shows in Denver.

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