More music-venue closing news: The Armoury on Larimer is shutting down. Named for the Arsenal soccer team's fan store, the Armoury opened in early 2013 in the Ballpark neighborhood as an old-world pub that focused on soccer, spirits heavy on beer and browns, and a live-music lineup featuring punk, post-punk and indie-rock acts. But within a year of opening, the bar was focusing less on soccer, and the live music was leaning more toward funk and jam bands.
But come this weekend, the Armoury will close up shop after three years. While last night might have marked the final edition of its famed Wednesday-night funk jams, there will be three farewell shows over the next few days before the venue closes for good on Sunday, January 24.
Tonight, Mile High Sound Movement presents Sonic Geometry, Funkstatik and Blucifer’s Ghost. On Friday, January 22, there's A Bear’s Choice, featuring Dave Hebert (of Melvin Seals & JGB), Jake Wolf (Shakedown Street and Rocky Mountain Grateful Dead Revue), Adrian Engfer (Grant Farm) and Dylan Teifer (Blue Frog). The final show, on Saturday, January 23, features livetronica from TKettle, Second Species and MeanR MynR.
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