Lui Ferreyra, an incredible Denver based cubist painter and electronic music producer, is having an art sale to help pay for his fathers medical expenses after suffering a stroke. All the works are 40-70% off and there are lots of different peices for every budget. This guy is truly one of the most talented artists in town and now would be the time to get some work from him cuz it goes to help his father!
Here is the art sale page: http://www.luiferreyra.com/art_sale.html
And here is another amazing piece to get you excited:
A long wait in a high school hallway for a surprise from a special someone, or a disestablishment professional. Panda Bear bares more than breathes of auditorium echos into caverns of light, he gouges out homes for wildlife, and builds portals to ancient library systems. Don't excuse yourself from this dinner table until you've ingested this infectious sound balloon. Panda Bear is a lamprey swimming through clouds of bite-size cotton candy. He's a guiding light on a train to somewhere else. Followed by many passengers, breeders starving for attention. This album will guide your lips to the nearest lullaby and smack you with a pillow when you get there. It will turn your stripes socks white and your leather into cordouroy. It will grow on you like one of those furry cactuses under the sun. Warning: do not listen to this while walking or running, you may be hit by a bus, fall off a cliff, or wander into forbidden places. Please don't tell on me for telling you these things. I just report my listens.
Just a little tease for Patrick's album coming out in two weeks:
The Reverb Party Hangover Party. Check out this super sweeet line-up. Your friends are gonna be so jealous.
The Reverb Party Hangover Party - Saturday June 4 @ 4.
Meadowlark Bar. Denver, CO
4 - iPod Insanity and BBQ awesomeness!
5 - Holophrase
6 - Jon Wirtz
7 - Mercuria & The Gem Stars
8 - Patrick Lee
Sponsored by Glider Cider. Yes, that means free cider, bitches. Come and get some!!!
Also, we are gonna re-write the Magna Carta, dive into pools of banana pudding, and set birds on fire. Also, PRIZES!!!
only 7 motherfuckingdollars.
Don't miss iPod Insanity at 4p. They are amazing!
Hello fine people of our internetted subculture.
If you are a Denver resident or fancy a visit this month, then I wish to tell you about an amazing opportunity involving one badass guitar player.
Thursday May 19th
feat. Henry Grimes and Chad Taylor
---also, you might know who made the poster...teehee.
"Boys and Diamonds" by Rainbow Arabia.
So you say, you may have lost the keys to your house? Well, maybe you just misplaced them. Did you check your pockets?...or they may have fallen somewhere by your car. Or it could be possible that Rainbow Arabia has them, cause they just released a badass concoction of musical notes splade out like a college student on Saturday. Okay, whether they have your keys or not is a private matter and you will have to discuss that with them the next time they venture this way. Truth be told, Rainbow Arabia has been busy. Meeting them a year and a month ago and witnessing their live show at SXSW 2010, it was hard not to fall in love with their DIY nature, the original sound, and their on-stage charm. But they still seemed to be struggling a bit, pushing through the vents of SX's mediocre macabe, drained in energy and left beating themselves dry with old paper towels. So imagine my surprise, when I came across a new gem at the record store the other day. Yes, new full on vinyl release with attached free cd. I had to have it.
"Boys and Diamonds" has not left my player since. This album grows on you like Wes Anderson film. It merges with your skin, transforming you into a walking hormonal sound tank. Dance driven, boob shaken, Arabic influenced polyrhythmic beats are pressed hard against a wall, by reverberated vocal chants and sultry cosmic pounds of flesh. Each song is a patient in the waiting room and when the doctor is available he takes his time to examine every facet of it. "Boys and Diamonds" is a wallop with a stack of wet naps. Its a gold covered candy bar, a jewel encrusted donut. It jumps out of the bushes in a studded skeleton bikini and its not even Halloween yet. Rainbow Arabia have taken it to a level far beyond their first efforts and have done so proudly and professionally. Play this with caution: do not stand too close to this album, your body may move uncontrollably in ways you never thought possible. Get it on vinyl for a full, rich sound experience.
Here are some samplings.
Check out this excellent article from Westword, with a nod to yours truly:
As mentioned in the article above, here is a link to Nonesuch Records as well. Its a really nice site.
now here's a picture of a little girl eating ribs:
"The Queen of Denmark" by John Grant (Bella Union)
Almost a year old now, "The Queen of Denmark" still holds a place in my heart, like memories of my grandmothers, tokens for skeeball, and books about dragons. John Grant, remembered as the lead singer of The Czars from Denver, has concocted an honest, low calorie mix of heartache, and soothing joy. With lyrics like "I feel just like Sigourney Weaver when she had to kill all those aliens..." John brilliantly weaves threads of emotion into a humorous palette of precious meats covered in rich caramel. Spaced out reverberance trickles in and out of each warmly produced piece like foreign romance.
"The Queen of Denmark," named best album of the year by Mojo Magazine, is dessert after other voices have been digested. It is a walk along a tightrope with many safety nets below, greased with orange marmalade. The value of each listen is comparable only to the best health care options, tearing down walls and banishing the ghosts behind them. I gather its therapuetic nature is intentional and that's where most of the brilliance lies. "The Queen of Denmark" passes through you like Carol Anne passed through her mother in Poltergeist, then it wears you like a Napolean Dynamite suit, leaving the prom early play video games.
"The Queen of Denmark" comes out on vinyl May 10, 2011. Go get it!
Here is a video:
This album is definately going to be a local hip-hop favorite of the year. Ape9 delivers some extremely well-worked verses here. Containing lots of positivity and insight. A very textural voice that's easy to listen to and has an elegant flow. It's got some great female hooks and backup vocals as well. And the production is top-notch too. Every track is smooth and soulful and sounds similar to the likes of J-Dilla, The Roots etc.. The songs jump around different styles, covering a lot of ground. OK, YEAH also has 2 remixes from Awkward and Yosef Una that are nice gems to close out the ep. Especially that Yosef Una track.
Check out and download the following track for free. And remember to grab the ep May 20th: