Miggy Camacho, the man behind Motown Thursdays at Goosetown Tavern, has teamed up with Colorado Punk Rock Army to present The Kids Are Alright, a new monthly all-ages punk showcase at the venue. It kicks off at 2 p.m. this Sunday, February 10, with Almataha, Tuck Knee, Amazing Flying Dumbassess and Neutral Thought.
"We really want to give bands under 21 a chance to be heard by a broader base," Camacho says. "We have all caliber of bands, from the just-starting-out to the seasoned. Neutral Thought is playing their first show, and Almataha has opened for GBH. The only criteria is a love of punk."
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Camacho says that he and Lala Heather Vigil from Colorado Punk Rock Army, who is booking the shows, started the monthly series so younger bands could have a place to play. Concerts are scheduled in the afternoon to make it easier for parents to be a part of the events, as well.
"These kids have had older siblings or parents that listen to punk," Camacho says. "Mostly, they learn from each other. It's such a DIY scene."
Camacho says they plan to bring three to four bands a month, and the cover is $5.