String Cheese Incident offers new music, PORTALS at Larimer, Grizzly Rose begats Grizzly Rock, more music newsBy Julio Enriquez | June 22nd, 2012 | 1 Comment »
Can you believe it’s been over seven years since String Cheese Incident has released any new music? Take a listen to the Africalia-inspired track, “Can’t Wait for Another Day,” below. We don’t have a full album yet, but the guys are hard at work and wanted to share the progress they’ve made with the free download of the track. It’s time for y’all to bust out your old hula hoops, because SCI is hitting the road and three out of the 14 shows will be at everybody’s favorite venue, Red Rocks. For those that can’t make it to any of the RR shows, fear not, because you can watch them over here. The good news is that a portion of the proceeds will benefit victims of the High Park fires up north. In related SCI news, the freewheelin’ jam band stalwarts really stuck it to the “man” by purchasing their own concert tickets in person and reselling them via their website. Reverb has you covered in case you missed it over here.
Grizzly Rose is now Grizzly Rock
Well … sort of. Grizzly Rose, the country bar saloon dance hall jawn off I-25, will remain the heart and soul of the country western crowd, however a new cowboy is in town. The Grizzly Rose has decided to open a new club, Grizzly Rock, at the old Hollywood Legends haunt off 6th and Sheridan. Talk Talk had a chance to chop it up with GM Corey Guildner.
How long have you guys been looking into making a second location?
“We’ve been looking for quite some time. We’ve been doing some rock shows at the Grizzly Rose and it made sense. The new location has received some new features. The stage has been revamped with new lights and the entire outside is new as well.”
The 6th and Sheridan location carries a stigma as the site of several crimes in the past as Hollywood Legends. What do you plan on doing different to ensure that doesn’t happen?
“We’ve been doing a good job at Grizzly Rose with our security and plan on carrying that same security at the new location.”
What kind of kickoff is planned to celebrate Grizzly Rock?
“The grand opening will take place July 14 at 11 a.m. with multiple cover bands taking the stage, starting with a Blondie cover band and No Duh, a No Doubt cover band.”
Overcasters “Eye Shine” on new video
It’s quite possible that the latest video from sinister rockers Overcasters was captured in one take. There were no shenanigans involved, just hard driving rock from the new album “Curses/Prayers” with the single “Eye Shine.” Prepare to get pummeled.
Higher Ground Music Festival
Lovers of the outdoors and local music, consider your wildest dreams granted. “In the mountains of Central City Colorado” is where you will find your treasure or lose it, depending if you end up in Central City. Higher Ground Music Festival will take place Aug. 24-26 with over 300 campsites available. The lineup boasts talent from all over our great state of Colorado and potential attendees can check out more information here.
PORTALS does Denver
Denver’s Jake Martin is a cog in the music blog collective that is PORTALS. The local contingency of PORTALS will be taking over the Larimer Lounge on June 30 with an eclectic lineup of homegrown talent. The showcase starts early afternoon (4 p.m.) and ends at midnight. Check out the mixtape below and purchase tickets here.
MEN IN BURKA
THE DON’TS AND BE CAREFULS
THE KEVIN COSTNER SUICIDE PACT
MARRIED IN BERDICHEV
Mancub wants you to imbibe
The pulse is going to be extra hot on June 30 around Larimer and 27th. You have the aforementioned PORTALS showcase at the LL, and right down the block will be the site of first of many Imbibe events featuring ManCub and Young Pharaohs at one of the best patios in Denver, the Meadowlark. You can buy presale tickets over here (a free PBR is at stake here, folks).
Julio Enriquez is a Denver writer and photographer, editor of the Cause=Time blog and a regular contributor to Reverb.