Oh, my, gawd! Did you all catch that Super Bowl thing last Sunday? That dude caught the ball with his head! Now that was exciting. I would love to write all about it, but thankfully, we have Ralph, a man far better suited for sport than I, to tell you like it is.
As for myself, I'll stick to writing about a different kind of "Super Bowl," like Bob Marley's birthday yesterday (get it, super "bowl")! Did I really just write that!?! Oh well! Now, in serious sports news, the Pikes Peak Derby Dames All-Stars will be staging a serious Battle Royale on Saturday, Feb. 9, at the City Auditorium. And if it wasn't enough to see our hometown honeys beating on each other, this time they'll face off against The Houston Hard Knocks, a formidable opponent indeed.
With a swing dance halftime show by Atomic Rhythm and a rip-roaring Rocket Room after-party featuring hi-octane Denver rockers Jett Black and the new and improved Right Aways (now 30 percent more skank-free!), it looks like we will finally get to see what happens when you mess with Texas!
Also on Saturday, known Kiowa Cartel associate Abracastabya will be rolling out its highly anticipated debut platter, Knees Together Ankles Apart, at the hi-dive (7 S. Broadway, Denver) along with Thruster, The Life There Is and Tornado Alley. A week later, on Feb. 16 at The Black Sheep, AbStab will be with Eyes Caught Fire, Thruster and Stone Lions.
With many tracks expectedly pushing you toward a hypnotic slumber (like pushing a dead man down a sky tube slide, according to a band statement), Knees Together easily exceeds even the wildest of our collective expectations. But there are some unexpected twists and turns on this sky tube: Most notably, the rumpus-inspiring A Greater Responsibility to Put Things in Things, and spellbinding suspense thriller Its Cool, He Was Already Dead.
Other highlights include country-twanged ditty Give that Cat a Cigarette and the second-best local song title ever, Street Cred Named Desire. (First place goes to RunsFasterScared for its Smells Like Scene Spirit!)
On Sunday, from 12 to 5 p.m., Sunshine Studios (3970 Clearview Frontage Road), the latest recording outfit to try to set up a home on the Range, is hosting a grand opening and open house. Promising a hefty bag o tricks, including Pro Tools HD 3, Nuendo 4, 48 Track Digital Tascam DM-3200 and a whole slew of twisty knobs and dials, the Sunshine team will offer full audio-production services. But more importantly than what they got, is how they use it -- so swing on by, enjoy a little bit of live music from Silence Speaks and The Knightbeats, and see if they are the ones who can make all your rock-star dreams come true.
And in a final news nugget, Pikes Peak Earth Day is booking socially conscious musicians for an April 26 Earth Day celebration at Palmer High School. This year the event will boast two venues: an outside, solar-powered stage for the loud people, and an indoor Earth Caf for acoustic performers. All in all, they will have about 16 to 20 slots, so any interested eco-rockers better hurry up and pedal home to download an application from pikespeakearthday.org.
Thats all I got. Smell you on the B-side!