Fun.'s "Some Nights" has a Colorado tie, Josh Lee benefit, Summergrind at the Gothic, more music news - Reverb

Fun.’s “Some Nights” has a Colorado tie, Josh Lee benefit, Summergrind at the Gothic, more music news

Luke Taylor Pendley from Evergreen High School recently reeled in the role of the lead bearded Confederate soldier in the Civil-War-inspired video for fun.’s “Some Nights.” Evergreen represent! In case you missed Reverb’s coverage of fun.’s performance at the Ogden Theatre recently, check it out here.

Watch the new “Teenagers” video + leaked new material from TCGO 1974

It was around this same time last year that Kam and the rest of the Chain Gang of 1974 opened for Foster the People on a small club tour. Now, Foster the People is headlining Red Rocks. Crazy. Many videos as of late have featured kids running amok (check out Danny Brown’s new video here), such is the theme with TCGO 1974′ most “Sixteen Candles”-esque track off of “Wayward Fire,” “Teenagers.” Kamtin Mohager is hard at work on a follow-up and we get a snippet with the demo, “Sleepwalk.” You can listen to the leaked goodness over here.

Josh Lee benefit has been given a green light

Last week, Reverb reported about the possible deportation of Eldren and Caleb Slade multi-instrumentalist, Josh Lee. The benefit concert is official and will feature Eldren and the Epilogues on June 29 at the Gothic Theatre. Tickets are $10 and all proceeds will go to benefit the Josh Lee defense fund. Photo via the artist’s Facebook.

Talisker Skye rises from the ashes of Tickle Me Pink

The death of Tickle Me Pink’s bassist, Johnny Schou, caught everyone in the Colorado music scene by surprise. Talisker Skye has risen from the ashes of Tickle Me Pink and taken a different route. “Away” appears as a poignant video dedication to the legacy of Schou behind the heartfelt vocals of Sean Kennedy and some vivid images. Photo via the artist’s Facebook.

Calm. is about to “Get My Mind Right”

The old time jazzy feel that “Get My Mind Right” has wrapped its hook around makes summer days like today all kinds of right. Calm. is comprised of rapper Time and Dirty Lab founder AwareNess. The good news is that the hip-hop duo has released its latest album, “Anti-Smiles,” absolutely free (download here). In the “Get My Mind Right” video, Time appears to have come back as an extra from “The Walking Dead” while courting a straight-edged gal that loves root beer, with our gorgeous city as the backdrop.

Summergrind music festival in September

There’s always more room for another music festival, and that’s exactly what’s going to happen in that parking lot between Moe’s and the Gothic on Saturday, Sept. 1. Don’t forget your skateboards, because there will be a half pipe on hand. Most importantly, the REAL reason for the festival is the fist pumping and bone crushing music from gutter punks Leftover Crack. The NYC outfit is making its return to Denver after a four year absence. Tickets are $20 and will go on sale June 22.

Summergrind music festival 2012 
Leftover Crack
The Dwarves
Polkadot Cadaver
Stolen Babies
Potato Pirates
Frontside 5
Synthetic Elements
Speedwolf
The A-OK’s
Glass Delirium
Skyfox
Elway
Boldtype
Anchor Point
The Dendrites
Truckasaurus
Ska Skank Redemption
All Out Helter

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Julio Enriquez is a Denver writer and photographer, editor of the Cause=Time blog and a regular contributor to Reverb.