Tonight: Raven and the Writing Desk at The Walnut Room

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Colorado's easy-going persona has always been a magnet for transplants, and hey, if we had a beach, our population would probably rival California's. But for Raven and the Writing Desk -- a band who's founding members, Julie Libassi and Scott Conroy, landed in our fair square state via Boston in 2009 -- the reception wasn't the warmest.

Regardless of the initial negative reaction to the idea of starting a band, the duo became a five piece, creating a sound that crosses the vintage silliness of the Dresden Dolls with the heavier side of Arcade Fire. Carrying an all-local line-up tonight which includes David Rynhart and The Tanukis, Raven and the Writing Desk bring its mix of strings, piano, guitar and drama to the venue's dark back room. This show is 21 and up and tickets are $6-8. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts around 8 p.m.

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