Alfred & The Teddinators // Bad Desicions // Johnny! Bad Touch
Apr
25
to Apr 26

Alfred & The Teddinators // Bad Desicions // Johnny! Bad Touch

Alfred And The Teddinators: Music for "friendly friend" friends.

Bad Desicions: Known for their energetic and at times chaotic live shows, Bad Desicions' angular and discordant approach to post-punk/hardcore attacks with a ferocity reminiscent of early 80's punk. The band launched their debut EP in 2018 and are currently in the studio working on a new LP.
https://baddesicions.bandcamp.com

Johnny! Bad Touch: Rock n Roll Sex Jam Heads
https://johnnybadtouch.bandcamp.com

$6, 21+
Doors 830pm

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Kemble // The Barrelors // Jackie & The Racket
May
10
to May 11

Kemble // The Barrelors // Jackie & The Racket

Kemble: Live at the Lions Lair with The Barrelors and Jackie & The Racket

Doors: 9:00 PM
21+

$6 Tickets

https://www.jakekemble.com/
KEMBLE THE BAND: PROJECTING LASER BEAM HARMONIES, INTERGALACTIC GUITAR SOLOS AND THE MELODIES FOUND IN THE INNER SPACES OF THE UNIVERSE. (FOR LOVERS OF ELO,FLEETWOOD MAC, THE STROKES, QUEEN). THIS SUPERMASSIVE PERFORMANCE CONSISTS OF JAKE KEMBLE AND HALEN BECKER SHOWCASING A HIGH ENERGY MIX OF ROCK, POP AND FOLK MUSIC.

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Splatter // The Lurchers // Cease Fire // Brew Ha Ha
May
11
to May 12
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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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!

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.

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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 Day of Show

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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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SPELLS / The Tammy Shine / The Half Hearts
May
31
to Jun 1

SPELLS / The Tammy Shine / The Half Hearts

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) and The Half Hearts

$8, 21+
Doors 9pm

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

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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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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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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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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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Lee Clark Allen / The Red Petals / Momo Aphrodite
Apr
19
to Apr 20

Lee Clark Allen / The Red Petals / Momo Aphrodite

April 19th Lion's Lair Presents:
Lee Clark Allen with The Red Petals and Forest Floor

Lee Clark Allen
LCA is a Denver, Colorado band, led by Lee Clark Allen, that is R&B/Soul, Blues, Jazz, and Funk. LCA's music is heart music and dynamically takes you on journeys! https://www.leeclarkallen.com/

The Red Petals
TRP is a Colorado band, soaking in Blues, Funk, and Soul! When their music is released into the atmosphere, you're left intoxicated across spe! https://www.theredpetalsband.com/

Momo Aphrodite
Singer, songwriter, and visual artist Momo Aphrodite creates electro-pop music with an R&B sound. https://momoaphrodite.bandcamp.com/

930pm - Momo Aphrodite

1030pm - The Red Petals

1130pm - Lee Clark Allen

$5 adv / $10 dos
21+, doors 9pm

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Jess Parsons // Elizabeth Moen // Inaiah Lujan
Apr
2
to Apr 3

Jess Parsons // Elizabeth Moen // Inaiah Lujan

Jess Parsons: "With equal parts heartbreak and splendor, Jess Parsons' songs evoke the classic singer songwriters of the 70's with a touch of Rumours-style world weariness."
https://www.jessparsonsmusic.com/

Elizabeth Moen: With a sultry and intoxicating voice, Elizabeth Moen lures you in. Paired with introspective lyrics that echo both bitter and sweet, her music will captivate you then stay with you. “Moen is one of those rare artists whose voice, from the first moment you hear it, consumes your entire being, doing away with all previous thoughts and concerns, and leaving you short of breath" - The Culture Trip
www.elizabethmoen.com

Inaiah Lujan: "...the feel of 1950s ballads in a world developed by David Lynch. They are raw, emotive gems..." - Denver Post
inaiahlujan.bandcamp.com

$8
21+, 830pm doors

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The Woodpile // The DS Initiative // Chris Shrift & the Rock N Roll Boys
Mar
31
to Apr 1

The Woodpile // The DS Initiative // Chris Shrift & the Rock N Roll Boys

The Lion's Lair in Denver is hosting an Indie Night featuring The Woodpile and The DS Initiative. The Doors open at 8:30 and the show starts at 9pm. We are going to give Colorado a taste of Wyoming, you will not want to miss this very special show!
With Chris Shrift & The Rock N Roll Boys: https://chrisshrift.bandcamp.com/
.Cover is $6, 21+.

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Ghost Foot // Eyebeams // Universe Contest // State Drugs
Mar
30
to Mar 31

Ghost Foot // Eyebeams // Universe Contest // State Drugs

Universe Contest: "The band perfects theatricality in their live sets, while still delivering melodic precision. Modest Mouse is the usual comparison thrown Universe Contest’s way but there’s elements of the last decade’s best, messy indie pop acts in here. " - Omaha Reader
https://winners.bandcamp.com

Ghost Foot: Rock N Roll from Shreveport, LA
https://ghostfoot.bandcamp.com

Eyebeams: "Eyebeams prove that psychedelia had places to go that were not rooted in the garage rock of the past decade. Songwriter and singer Suzi Allegra’s words creatively suss out the intricacies of identity and dreaming with immediacy and insight." - Queen City Sounds And Art
https://eyebeams.bandcamp.com

Doors 830pm, 21+
$6

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Smokestack Relics // Sawmill Joe // The Red Tack
Mar
29
to Mar 30

Smokestack Relics // Sawmill Joe // The Red Tack

Smokestack Relics can only be defined as a dirty swamp rock band. The two brothers sing about livin', lovin', dyin' and the hell down below. The band is stripped down to her bare essentials creating a raw roots feel. When they're not playing in Denver you may find them playing throughout the grand ol' South and Midwest, scrapin up enough cash to make it to the next show with coffee and cigarettes in hand.
https://www.reverbnation.com/SmokestackRelics

"Sawmill Joe is a Denver staple. His acoustic sets reveal a level of depth and truth that strike anyone to the core. Keeping us all reminded of the trouble we all love causing from time to time. After releasing his album Jeffco, Sawmill Joe has toured through the US playing with bands such as Tyler Lee Holter, Covenhoven and The Lumineers, to name a few. His contribution to the diversity and quality of Denver music over the years has been invaluable." - Leon Art Gallery
https://sawmilljoe.bandcamp.com/

"The Red Tack's album, "(K)Night of the Sorrowful Face," is a set of 12 tracks that span elements of art folk with a tinge of twang, catchy pop rock hooks and some deep ballads. It's the avant-garde stylings that parallel David Byrne, the foreboding balladry resembling Denver comrades Slim Cessna's Auto Club and a wide range of smoky vocals reminiscent of David Bowie." - dailycamera.com
https://soundcloud.com/dailycamera/knight-of-the-sorrowful-face-by-the-red-tack

$6, 21+
Doors 9pm

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Strange Ways / Frequency Response / Bromantelope
Mar
28
to Mar 29

Strange Ways / Frequency Response / Bromantelope

Strange Ways: we'll give ya the business
https://strangewaysco.bandcamp.com/releases

Frequency Response: 4 piece Alternative Rock band located in Denver Colorado.
https://soundcloud.com/frequencyresponsedenver

Bromantelope: We are an original Denver band, with folk, pop, and punk rhythms.
https://bromantelope.bandcamp.com/releases

$6, 21+
Doors 830pm

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Scott Yoder / The Plastic Man / Palo Santo
Mar
23
to Mar 24

Scott Yoder / The Plastic Man / Palo Santo

Scott Yoder (indie/garage/folk): Drawing on his childhood fascination with the otherworldly & theatrical Scott Yoder elevates his sensitive song craft into fantastical heights with his second LP “A Fool Aloof.” An introvert at heart, Scott challenges his own singer/songwriter nature with a dynamic & engaging live show that has left audiences awestruck on his many tours promoting the single & album track “Ways Of Love.” Now with the full set of songs outlining his morphing identity out on Annibale & Burger Records Scott returns to the stage backed by a band of misfits romantics to seduce you with his mystic charm.
http://scott-yoder.com

Plastic Man (Acid-Pop Rock): https://plasticmanband.bandcamp.com/

Palo Santo (Clint Eastwood's Wiccan Daughter): http://palosantoband.bandcamp.com


$8, 21+
Doors 9pm

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