Music News

Hideous Men says goodbye to Denver and hello to Chicago. Farewell show slated for June 30.

We are sad to report that longtime participators and supporters of Denver's DIY music community Kristi Schaefer and Ryan McRyhew are packing their bags and heading for Chicago. Known as musical collaborators Hideous Men, the couple will be moving its headquarters to the midwest next month so that Schaefer can continue her education.

Also proprietors of home-based, cassette-tape-minded record label Laser Palace, McRyhew and Schaefer will continue to release music by hometown artists, as well as a whole new cadre of music minds in the Chicago area. You can still catch Hideous Men live for several shows this month, including the Westword Music Showcase this Saturday, June 18 (playing Broadways, 1027 Broadway, at 6:45 p.m.), and the official farewell show on June 30 at Rhinoceropolis. Watch this virtual flier for the duo's farewell performance, created by Milton Melvin Croissant III.

KEEP WESTWORD FREE... Since we started Westword, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Denver, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
Bree Davies is a multimedia journalist, artist advocate and community organizer born and raised in Denver. Rooted in the world of Do-It-Yourself arts and music, Davies co-founded Titwrench experimental music festival, is host of the local music and comedy show Sounds on 29th on CPT12 Colorado Public Television and is creator and host of the civic and social issue-focused podcast, Hello? Denver? Are You Still There? Her work is centered on a passionate advocacy for all ages, accessible, inclusive, non-commercial and autonomous DIY art spaces and music venues in Denver.
Contact: Bree Davies