It's been a rocky few weeks for DIY communities. Oakland's
killed 36 people, at a dance party in a warehouse that had not been inspected in thirty years. That triggered cities across the country to ramp up their inspections of DIY spaces. Here in Colorado, Rhinoceropolis, Glob and Flux Capacitor have all been shut down — the latter permanently. Last week, the DIY community surfaced as a political coalition, Amplify Arts Denver, to improve conditions for the local underground scene, and Seventh Circle Music Collective survived an inspection.
Rhinoceropolis eviction order.
The entrance to Rhinoceropolis may be low-key, but during DIY shows, the energy inside was palpable.
The banner image at the top of the benefit concert's Facebook page is a collage honoring victims of the Oakland fireFacebook Event Page for the Oakland Fire Benefit Concert
Facebook Event Page for the Oakland Fire Benefit Concert
Itchy-O performs at a benefit for the Ghost Ship fire victims.
Flux Capacitor mourns eviction.
Flux Capacitor Facebook Page
A mural in Flux Capacitor's entryway.