To guarantee that, he's instituted an ambitious weekly lineup that's sure to attract nerdy-cool kids who love not-quite-dive bars. Rotating rock DJs spin on Tuesdays and Thursdays, alternating the last Thursday of every month with Los Comicos Super Hilariosos, an amateur comedy night hosted by Adam Cayton-Holland (of Westword What's So Funny fame). Saturdays are devoted to live music, and booking is wide open; Kosta prefers to focus on local bands, but he hopes to get a few nationals in there. And Wednesdays will soon perk up with Joaquin's Trivia, hosted by Joaquin Curtis (of the now-disbanded mod-rock band The Risk and, before that, ska band The Redemptions). Curtis is calling out the inner geek with themed trivia nights devoted to The Simpsons, Lord of the Rings, Star Wars and so on. And for those with social lives, he'll have general music and movie quizzes, too.
Add to the mix a full Mexican menu, a golf arcade game and a jukebox with Led Zeppelin's I, II and IV, and the future's looking bright for the former futures trader. Old Curtis Street doesn't have a website yet, but you can call Kosta for more information at 720-394-1483.
The future's much dimmer for Softcore, the weekly Saturday-night sidekick of Lipgloss that went dark on Christmas Eve at Club Evolution, 821 22nd Street. The night never really caught on at Evolution, and while DJs Michael Trundle and Tim Cook express hopes of taking the gig to a new location or a new night, nothing definite is in the works.
Sometimes it's better to fade away than to burn out.