This just in: Denver has a thriving punk scene

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Update:Whoops! It seems we got a little ahead of ourselves yesterday. The Mile High Low Life release party is actually taking place tonight (Saturday) at 3 Kings, not last night. Our bad. Good news, though, that means you still catch the show!

Just in case you haven't been paying attention, Denver has a vibrant, thriving punk scene. Need evidence? No problem. Look no further than the Mile High Low Life compilation, which features more than a dozen of the acts that make up the scene. Earlier today an anonymous commenter opined that people outside of Denver don't give a crap about the music made here. That's debatable, especially in light of the recent signings of stellar acts like 29th Street Disciples, Frontside Five and Havok. But even if that were true, it's kind of beside the point. Fact is, we live here and we're actively paying attention. And if you haven't been, well, what better time than now, what better place than here? Or 7 p.m. tonight at 3 Kings, rather, where this disc is being released, with performances from a dozen of the acts on the release. The comp serves as a fitting introduction to some of the Mile High's finest, including, Frontside Five, Forth Yeer Freshman, Reno Divorce, Truckasaurus, Get 3 Coffins Ready, King Rat, the Swanks, Dead Ringer, Valiomierda, Home Made Tank, Lyin' Bitch and the Restraining Orders, the Palsies, Red Stinger, Pitch Invasion and Tard. This has been a public service announcement. We now return you to your regularly scheduled programming.

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