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."
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.
Keep Westword Free... Since we started Westword, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Denver, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Denver with no paywalls.