CPR's OpenAir Presents: Dressy Bessy w/Potty Mouth, VOLK
Jun
15
to Jun 16

CPR's OpenAir Presents: Dressy Bessy w/Potty Mouth, VOLK

We're very excited to welcome hometown legends Dressy Bessy back to the World Famous Lion's Lair for two nights celebrating the release of their new LP "Faster Faster Disaster"!
With special guests Potty Mouth, this is not to be missed!

Just added openers for each night!
Jun 14 - Short Shorts
Jun 15 - VOLK

Tix are now available via https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4196811

$15
21+
Doors 9pm

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To Be Astronauts // and the black feathers // Charliehorse
Jun
22
to Jun 23

To Be Astronauts // and the black feathers // Charliehorse

To Be Astronauts: Forged in the black heart of a dying star; by space gods, time travelers, and alchemists,a brand of super epic, heavy, psychedelic punk rock has been beamed directly into the heads of unsuspecting earthlings.

https://tobeastronauts.bandcamp.com

And The Black Feathers: Born on Colfax Ave, And The Black Feathers combines punchy garage rock with heartfelt lyrics and soulful hooks. Staples of the Colorado music scene, this sharply dressed quartet has packed clubs and venues in the Denver Area for years and has toured the Southwest and Midwest extensively. For fans of The Strokes, The Clash, The Black Keys, and The Rolling Stones, and made exclusively to reinvigorate anyone who thought that the soul of rock n roll had died with its originators.

http://www.andtheblackfeathers.com


$8, 21+

Doors 9pm

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The New Narrative / Rosegarden Funeral Party / Upsetting / Milk Of Magnesia
Jun
27
to Jun 28

The New Narrative / Rosegarden Funeral Party / Upsetting / Milk Of Magnesia

The New Narrative: Denver punk https://thenewnarrative.bandcamp.com/releases

Rosegarden Funeral Party: darkwave/post-punk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0JFeNMUB7Bw

Upsetting: sub-pop punk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rw9ObRJ-8DA.

Milk of Magnesia: Garage punk 3-piece.

https://soundcloud.com/milkofmagnesia


$6, 21+

Doors 830pm

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CPR's OpenAir Presents: Dressy Bessy w/ Potty Mouth, Short Shorts
Jun
14
to Jun 15

CPR's OpenAir Presents: Dressy Bessy w/ Potty Mouth, Short Shorts

We're very excited to welcome hometown legends Dressy Bessy back to the World Famous Lion's Lair for two nights celebrating the release of their new LP "Faster Faster Disaster"!
With special guests Potty Mouth, this is not to be missed!

Just added openers for each night!
Jun 14 - Short Shorts
Jun 15 - VOLK

Tix are now available via https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4196811

$15
21+
Doors 9pm

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Stay Gypsy // Wheels // RIchard
Jun
13
to Jun 14

Stay Gypsy // Wheels // RIchard

Stay_Gypsy: rock/alt
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Bcvh6QwFic

Wheels is a three-piece punk band based out of Fort Collins, CO who has a blast playing aggressive yet dynamic music!
https://wheelstheband.bandcamp.com/

RIchard: Richard is rock and fucking roll.
It consists Brian,Sean, John and Sean. These tracks were recorded by Brian as Class President when he was in Austin. Richard is Denver now...
https://wearerichard.bandcamp.com/releases

$6, 21+
Doors 830pm

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Trick Punch / The Jasons / Filthy Hearts
Jun
11
to Jun 12

Trick Punch / The Jasons / Filthy Hearts

Trick Punch: Beercore Party Punk Rock.

https://trickpunch.bandcamp.com


The Jasons: Four mongoloid brothers pissing people off with their immature antics and playing pure Red-Blooded American Punk Rock from Crystal Lake!

http://www.thejasons.bigcartel.com


Filthy Hearts: Aggressive, melodic punk rock!

http://filthyhearts.bandcamp.com


$6, 21+


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Nomenclature // Flux Amuck // Takipnik
Jun
8
to Jun 9

Nomenclature // Flux Amuck // Takipnik

Nomenclature: From the mind and creativity of Eric Anduha plus the rhythm section of the Charlie Beaux & The Broken Band comes Nomenclature.
https://nomenclaturetheband.bandcamp.com/

FLUX AMUCK: Weird music for awesome people
https://youtu.be/ePsEl_bKzl8

Takipnik: Takipnik is a creative and energetic electronic indie pop band based in Denver.
https://soundcloud.com/takipnik

$6, 21+
Doors 9pm

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Old School Hype // Smiths Grove // The Turbonauts
Jun
1
to Jun 2

Old School Hype // Smiths Grove // The Turbonauts

Old School Hype: Old School Hype is a Denver-based group of three males in their twenties who look just past puberty. Their interests include playing heavy riff-based rock, sleeping, and impressing the elderly with their knowledge of 60s and 70s rock and roll. Their turn-offs include writing band biographies and being asked if they have ever considered competing on America’s Got Talent. https://oldschoolhype.bandcamp.com/releases


Smiths Grove: Punk,Grunge, and what the fuck ever!

https://smithsgrovemusic.bandcamp.com/releases


The Turbonauts: The punk rock NASA doesn't want you to know about! https://soundcloud.com/theturbonauts


$6, 21+

Doors 9pm

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Spells / the Tammy Shine / the Half Hearts / Thatcher
May
31
to Jun 1

Spells / the Tammy Shine / the Half Hearts / Thatcher

SPELLS is a five-piece rock juggernaut from Denver, CO. They are vacation rock to be exact. They produce short blasts of intense melody and driving rhythms that are custom made to entertain the band members themselves and serve as an excuse to go play shows in cities that have beaches nearby. If your city’s best offers include said beach and a good breakfast joint, count them in. If the best your city can do is a punk house that smells like cat sh*t and a Subway restaurant inside a gas station, they will pass.

https://www.spellsrules.com/video

With very special guests The Tammy Shine (Dressy Bessy) , The Half Hearts and Thatcher

$8, 21+
Doors 9pm

TIX: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4095192

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Jello Biafra's Incredibly Strange Dance Party - Memorial Day Edition
May
25
to May 26

Jello Biafra's Incredibly Strange Dance Party - Memorial Day Edition

Back by popular demand on May 25th for a special Memorial Day edition, the legendary Jello Biafra will be spinning Vintage Garage, Soul, Surf, R&R Trash, Dementia, plus a bit of obscure Punk all night at the World Famous Lion's Lair!

With guest DJ Brian Polk getting the night started!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jello_Biafra


$15
21+
Doors 9pm
Tix available at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4110216 until they sell out!

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Ned Garthe Explosion // Funk Hunk // Bolonium
May
24
to May 25

Ned Garthe Explosion // Funk Hunk // Bolonium

NGX is legendary.

Ned Garthe Explosion (hereafter known as NGX) started in 2012 in Denver, CO. Stuart Confer (drums, guitar, vocals) was a mixed martial arts instructor at this really cool training gym and could swing these nunchucks real fast so I asked him if he could beat up a drum set for me (Ned) because it was making fun of me. Stuart said he would only fight if provoked because of the code he lives by. Then he saw the drum set trip me so he jumped in and has been beating up drums in my gang from then on. He is keeping our community safe from violence n' sh** like that. I found Spencer Alred (alto bass, French horn, keys) and Tyler Breuer (Synth, bongos, vocals) on Craigslist.

https://nedgarthe.bandcamp.com

$8adv / $10dos

TIX: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4232802

21+

9pm

"With a deft scalpel and a dance-floor sensibility, Funk Hunk reworks these forgotten 80s jams into a collection of serious heaters your DJ crates cant do without" - Discobelle.net http://www.soundcloud.com/funkhunk

Labeling themselves as the only band that is full of Bolonium. Richard Taylor (Vocals/Accordion), Tim Johnson (Lead Guitar), Bonnie Finely (Drums), and Paul Day (Bass) have mastered the goofy early 80s art school vibes of DEVO while channeling Weird Al Yankovic’s patented satire without cynicism, bringing their own brand of musical wit into the 21st century. https://www.youtube.com/boloniumband

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KGNU + Lion's Lair Quarterly Showcase feat. The Panther Burns
May
18
to May 19

KGNU + Lion's Lair Quarterly Showcase feat. The Panther Burns

KGNU Community Radio and Lion's Lair Quarterly Showcase is back with another one right before summer. This one features some amazing stuff, from soul/funk to rock/americana.

This quarter we are celebrating local Denver music from local artists plus a special command performance from Tav Falco’s Panther Burns!

Equal parts primal, early rock’n’roll, deviant hill country blues & avant-garde art - TAV FALCO’s PANTHER BURNS are ramshackle, raw, unholy & utterly amazing. Panther Burns is not just Music... it is a state of mind. Tav Falco is one of the truly original and romantic forces in American music - the voice that America lost and found. He is tender and virile, flamboyant, witty and dangerous. Falco brings daggers back to the stage.  HE is the one who always holds out a hand to the enemy.

Tav Falco - Panther Burns on tour
The Guestlist : https://theguestlistmusic.bandcamp.com/
Ghost Tapes : https://ghost-tapes.bandcamp.com/
Florea (solo) : https://florea.bandcamp.com/

Dj Winter will be DJing the house music all night!

Come hang at this one, its one not to miss.
Tix available at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4232811
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Sponsor Partners include: Salt Magazine Illegal Pete's The Marquee Colorado Concerts Twist & Shout Records and Birdy Magazine Thanks to you all!

Look forward to seeing everyone!
Lion's Lair: 2022 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO
830PM Doors and DJ 9PM Music
21+
fun
$5 with illegal petes receipt
$8 otherwise

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CPR's OpenAir presents: Bud Bronson & The Good Timers
May
17
to May 18

CPR's OpenAir presents: Bud Bronson & The Good Timers

Colorado Public Radio’s Open Air Presents:

Bud Bronson & The Good Timers with distinguished guests: Big Dopes and SLYNGER
$10 adv/$12 dos/21+
TICKETS: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4082676


Five long years ago, Bud Bronson & The Good Timers sent high-voltage shockwaves through the 2000 block of Colfax Avenue by playing a sold-out, debut EP release show at the World Famous Lion's Lair. The band's ambitions at that point were clear, singular, and bad to the bone: outrun the responsibilities of adulthood on a high-speed chase from the suburban basements they were spawned in through the time-forgotten dive bars of Denver, slamming as many cold cans and high-fives as possible along the way.

Half a decade later, the world is a different place. Some friends are married. Some have dogs. Some have even procreated. A reality-TV star is our president. Venmo is a verb. Spiked seltzer exists, and it's not called Zima. Denver is a booming metropolis. We don't have hoverboards, but we do have electric scooters. They're everywhere. And just as prevalent is the confusion of being a 30-something in a weird, big, uncertain world.

It is this world from which BBGT's sophomore LP, Between The Outfield And Outer Space (BTOAOS), was born. Released late 2018 via Snappy Little Numbers, BTOAOS takes a harder look at the well-worn rock & roll tropes the band so enthusiastically embodied in their early years. A departure from the reckless abandon of the band's earliest years, BTOAS finds BBGT confronting the dawn of a morning they pretended would never come -- and examining their own foray into fantasy amidst a world that seems hell-bent on clinging to its own.

Heavy? Yes. Bleak? Maybe. A downer? Hardly. While the band breaks into uncharted territory thematically — taking a harder look at long-championed BBGT tropes such as nostalgia, excess and willful ignorance — the music explodes with more urgency than ever.

BTOAOS’ title track wastes little time broadcasting the album’s space-sized ambition, riding shimmering guitars into the outer reaches of the cosmos before “We Are The Champions (Of The Basement)” lands squarely back on Earth, playing like the rec-room soundtrack to a Bruce Springsteen show after-party. Over the next 30+ minutes, BTOATS seamlessly pays homage to the full spectrum of BBGT’s influences, from 1970s AOR and Rivers Cuomo fan-boy shredding to early-aughts high-school essentials like Bleed American and Tell All Your Friends. The result is a complete, compelling and fully individual work that satisfies the lofty standards set forth by none other than Patrick Stickles: “It should always be the dearest hope of the Artist that the Art they create could have been created by no one else.”

Commemorating BBGT's initial blast into whatever stratosphere of Denver rockdom they currently occupy, the Even Better Times anniversary show will pay homage to their past while acknowledging their present -- and possibly shedding some light on the strange future the band is steadily shredding toward.

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