Well, after a long, bitter and hard-fought winter, it finally looks like Springs' spring has sprung, literally and metaphorically!
Boulder's 3OH!3 are making good on their threat to defile the new Mountain Lion Stadium at mine own "almee-madre," UCCS. You see? Si. Yes! You heard correctly. Next Thursday, April 22, the sanitarium turned universitorium will host the NoCO shooting star duo of Sean Foreman and Nathaniel Motte, certainly the largest act to "do their business" on the campus in decades. Swept into the mainstream after an appearance at the 2008 Denver Warped Tour, these two have become quite the proverbial "glimmer twins," leaving a trail of "hits" (including their latest assault on the senses, "Starstrukk" featuring Katy Perry) scattered across the tweenage wasteland.
Presented by MTV, this will be the first show on their Too Fast for Love tour, with opening sets from San Francisco girl-hopper K.Flay and the Chain Gang of 1974. Tickets are just $15 for UCCS students, only $20 for any other students, and a whopping $25 for sucker-ass chaperones, yo, and are available at uccs.edu/osa.
And don't forget, unlike last week, there are a couple of really important holidays coming up this week. First and foremost, Saturday, April 17, is Record Store Day, with celebrations, giveaways and discounts at finer record stores across the nation and world. I can think of at least a couple local wax emporiums that you might want to check out specifically, but a quick visit to recordstoreday.com should help you learn what you need to know and get you where you need to go.
Next up, the meanest and greenest of all of America's unofficial holy-daze, 4/20 is coming up on ... wait, what day is 4/20 on this year? Well, whatever day it is, there are about four hundred and twenty ways to spend your "green day." First, Ani DiFranco will be folking up Colorado College's Armstrong Hall with her patented brand of hippie grrrl-core on Tuesday night. Or, for a far "doomier" 4/20, catch Alabaster Morgue, Try Redemption, Thy Necrosis, Sepsism and Embryonic Devourment — fine gents, the lot of them — at Union Station. Or, for an even more traditional celebration, the City Auditorium, in conjunction with Glass Dorr Entertainment, will present the first-ever Reggae Fest, featuring Savannah, Ga.'s Passafire, along with Lincoln, Neb., roots/rockers Cornerstone Dub, and Denver freedom fighters Slaughterhouse Rootz. Tickets are $18 in advance, but $25 on the day of show, so put down the bong, buddy. More info at myspace.com/glassdorrentertainment.
Oh, and for some strange reason I almost forgot, the Colorado Springs Medical Cannabis Expo is on Sunday, April 18 at the Antlers Hilton downtown.
Lastly this week, Modbo wishes you to join them this Friday, April 16, to hear Lisa Show followed by the return of Cabaret Modbo, led by talented vocalist and pianist Jana Lee Ross, and featuring Kevin Bennett, Mark Arnest, Jesse Wilson, Colin Gregory and many more! For those unfamiliar with the fabulous Lisa Show, she plays original compositions on an electric cello, and sings in what has been, and can only be, described as an "ethereal" voice. The "Show" (hee, hee) starts at 7 p.m., with a $5 suggested donation.
Smell ya later!
Send your news, photos and incoherent 4/20 ramblings to firstname.lastname@example.org.