Brett Newski / The Tammy Shine / Sour Boy, Bitter Girl (solo)
Jan
18
to Jan 19

Brett Newski / The Tammy Shine / Sour Boy, Bitter Girl (solo)

Brett Newski has certainly kicked his own ass over the past 6 years, touring infinitely (mostly alone) and wandering down the rabbit hole of anxiety, depression, and wallowing self-doubt. All of these negatives have blossomed into positive creative energy on his third LP.

"Anxiety can actually be a good thing. If you use it right, that nervous energy can be channeled into motivation or creativity," explains Newski. "Even the most seemingly confident people have self doubt."

Produced by Hutch Harris of Sub-Pop & Saddle Creek legends The Thermals and engineered by Beau Sorenson (Death Cab for Cutie, Superchunk, Bob Mould), Life Upside Down is a beautiful catharsis to a happier brain and sense of belonging. If you frequently find yourself stuck in your own head traffic, this record might help get you free.

https://youtu.be/N_HTyOdurlU
https://www.facebook.com/BrettNewski
https://brettnewski.com/

"I like the sound and the way he is forcing the world to contend with him." -Brian Ritchie, Violent Femmes

"Good proper Midwestern indie rock." -Matthew Logan Vasquez, Delta Spirit

"Newski offers a tough brand of DIY folk music that has evoked comparisons to Billy Bragg." -Boston Globe

With Colorado’s own The Tammy Shine (http://www.dressybessy.com), Sour Boy, Bitter Girl (solo): http://www.sourboybittergirl.com


Doors 830pm
$10 adv / $12 dos
21+

TICKETS

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Old School Hype / The Backseaters / Rocket Dust
Jan
19
to Jan 20

Old School Hype / The Backseaters / Rocket Dust

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. Alex (Drums), Skyler (Bass), and Caleb (Guitar) have been playing together for over half a decade and all three members sing in addition to jamming excessively hard.

http://oldschoolhype.bandcamp.com

The Backseaters (indie/alt rock): http://thebackseaters.bandcamp.com

Rocket Dust (political punk funk): https://www.facebook.com/rocketdust2017/

$6, 21+

Doors 9pm

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The Jinjas / The Rainbow Treatment / Warring Parties
Jan
24
to Jan 25

The Jinjas / The Rainbow Treatment / Warring Parties

The Jinjas: The Jinjas combine live drums, spirited vocals and big synth sounds to create something fresh, upbeat and personal. This is the future of alt dance rock as these artists envision it. "Time-travelling dance rock pulses sent from disco future heaven" http://www.thejinjas.com

The Rainbow Treatment: The Rainbow Treatment is a psychedelic-pop band from Denver, Colorado that combines heavy blues, new-wave, and rock sensibilities into one face melting package. https://www.therainbowtreatment.com/

Warring Parties: Denver-based Independent Rock. Music To Quit Your Job To. https://warringparties.bandcamp.com

$6, 21+
Doors 830pm


$6, 21+

Doors 830pm

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Teacup Gorilla / Married a Dead Man / Laurium
Jan
26
to Jan 27

Teacup Gorilla / Married a Dead Man / Laurium

Teacup Gorilla (dark indie): Teacup Gorilla inhabits the venues of Denver, CO with dark indie-rock soundscapes and evocative poetry — often compared to early Modest Mouse and Low. Daniel, Sondra, and Miriam have been playing together over fifteen years, across a wide range of projects. In the summer of 2015 they released Teacup Gorilla’s debut EP, The Holes They Leave, along with the multimedia novel Riding SideSaddle*.

http://teacupgorilla.com

Married a Dead Man: Married a Dead Man formed in July 2016 from the remnants of hardcore band OK Holiday, where Jaime (drums) and Gwyneth (guitar) decided to form their own female based goth-influenced project. Veteran bassist Travis was added a few weeks later. Black clad kindred spirits, Megan (vocals and keyboards) and Jaime met volunteering for Girls Rock Denver, a non-profit organization that empowers young girls through music.

Brought together by disparate influences, the band creates an eclectic mix of goth, shoegaze and dark-wave, culminating a unique Denver-based sound.

http://marriedadeadman.com/

Laurium: Post-rock. Math rock. A sprinkle of doom. Big riffs and weird time signatures. That kind of thing.

http://laurium.bandcamp.com

$8, 21+

Doors 9pm

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Dorian / Primo Gringo / Rough Age
Jan
29
to Jan 30

Dorian / Primo Gringo / Rough Age

Dorian (indie): Playing songs of love, and loss, and the lesser joys of life.
www.reverbnation.com/doriandenver

Primo Gringo (garage): https://www.facebook.com/Primo_Gringo-258003994896660/

Rough Age (indie s/s): "Archer‘s a gifted songwriter and vocalist, and the band‘s overall sound is reminiscent of Elvis Costello when he still had it."
https://www.roughagemusic.com

$6, 21+

Doors 830pm

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Planet What / Serpentfoot
Feb
2
to Feb 3

Planet What / Serpentfoot

“Planet What, a punk, grunge, surf rock band fronted by two ladies straight out of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Kylie Slabby and Jeanette Derubeis are the punk rock matriarchs of the 21st century. With distinctive bass lines, distortion, and Bikini Kill like vocals, Planet What has perfected the art of not giving a fuck.” -Emma Butler of Melted Magazine
https://planetwhat.bandcamp.com/

"Like all of the great rock and roll trios in history, Serpentfoot manage to create tunes that seem so much bigger and grander than what you would think just three people are capable of. Marrying heavy and probably drug induced aural kilos of psych-rock a la the Brian Jonestown Massacre and the artsy proto-punk sneer of bands like Television and the Sonics is already a recipe for beautiful disaster. Easily. But the ‘foot doesn’t stop there; they then decide to add heapin’ helpin’s of noodly 60’s era surf and garage rock into the cake they’re baking, turning the whole mess of a into a new album and band that is so damn good you’ll need the recipe." - Pulp Magazine
http://serpentfoot.bandcamp.com

$6, 21+
Doors 9pm

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Bottom Bracket / Leftover Sermon / One Time Crime / The Two-Fifties
Feb
15
to Feb 16

Bottom Bracket / Leftover Sermon / One Time Crime / The Two-Fifties

Bottom Bracket: Fast. Loud. Punk. Denver. http://bottombracket.bandcamp.com

Leftover Sermon: Leftover Sermon play punk rock at 8300 feet. They are currently booking childrens' birthday parties, baptisms and bah mitzvahs.leftoversermon.bandcamp.com

One Time Crime:One Time Crime wants to give you multiple eargasms with their own take on punk rock. http://onetimecrimemusic.com/#

The Two-Fifties: We are a ROCK band influenced by punk, grunge, metal, hardrock and pop. From Denver, CO, Our Goal Is To Rock Your Face Off While Having A Good Time.
http://www.reverbnation.com/thetwofifties

$8, 21+
Doors 830pm

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KGNU + Lion's Lair Quarterly Showcase February Edition!
Feb
16
to Feb 17

KGNU + Lion's Lair Quarterly Showcase February Edition!

KGNU Community Radio and Lion's Lair Quarterly Showcase is back with another one this one is stacked with a wide range of genres and styles.

This quarter we are celebrating local Denver and Boulder music from local artists.

The Milk Blossoms : https://themilkblossoms.bandcamp.com/
Lady Gang : https://ladygang.bandcamp.com/
Joshua Trinidad & Gregg R Ziemba will do a collab set
My New Dad(from the members of Dandu)

Joel Davis Is The Vibrarian and TerraSonic 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 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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Quinn DeVeaux / Jumbo's Hi-Dive Blues Band
Mar
5
to Mar 6

Quinn DeVeaux / Jumbo's Hi-Dive Blues Band

Quinn DeVeaux spent his early childhood living with his grandmother, a former jazz singer, twenty-five miles outside of Chicago in Gary, Indiana. The birthplace of the Jackson 5 had long since slipped into post-industrial economic decline and the ambitious DeVeaux, while still a teenager, headed west with just a guitar and a golden voice. Eventually he found his way to San Francisco, CA where he was a founding member of the Blue Roots, a short-lived but near mythic group that operated out of the Mission District at the turn of the millennium. Alongside DeVeaux, the group included Lech Wierzynski and Nansamba Ssensalo, the pair who would go on to form the California
Honeydrops, and bassist Nate Brenner of the Tune-Yards. Quinn would release a string of well regarded albums in the ensuing years, garnering accolades from the Bay Area music press and gathering fans on the dance floors at his high energy and “joyous” live shows. Rock critic Ian S. Port praised DeVeaux for “distill[ing] decades of American blues, country, soul, and gospel into a funky sound that feels as authentic as it does
refreshing.”
https://www.quinndeveaux.com/

$10 adv / $12 dos
Doors 830pm
21+

With Denver originals Jumbo's Hi-Dive Blues Band joining the bill this promises to be an all night party!

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Forest Ray / Granny Tweed
Mar
7
to Mar 8

Forest Ray / Granny Tweed

Granny Tweed (Denver):

Granny Tweed's sound delves into surf, punk, alt-country and instrumental rock. Granny believes there is no high or low brow....it's all art and it will rock one way or another.

Forest Ray (Seattle):

https://open.spotify.com/artist/6aHS1ijoQqNunPy8K2zzAp

"Forest Ray experiments in the analog and psychedelic, combining guitar driven psychedelic rock with elements of raw synth-laced post-punk and organ laden pop. The group's uninhibited performances and analog recording process have harbored darker, older and more intimate recordings. On tour with their split record with Lasso Spells out in March on Cold Lunch Recordings (Nashville)"

$6, 21+

Doors 830pm

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Scott Yoder
Mar
23
to Mar 24

Scott Yoder

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


$8, 21+
Doors 9pm

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Heavy Diamond Ring / Clayton Dexter Norman / Laura Goldhamer
Jan
12
to Jan 13

Heavy Diamond Ring / Clayton Dexter Norman / Laura Goldhamer

Twelve years after starting the indie-folk giants Paper Bird, Sarah Anderson (vocals, trumpet) and Paul DeHaven (guitar, vocals) embark on their latest collaboration, Heavy Diamond Ring. Drawing from ‘70s FM folk rock and their distinct brand of open-hearted songwriting, HDR harnesses their strong and proven partnership toward refreshing new heights. Led by Anderson’s smooth-as-honey vocals and DeHavens’ rugged guitar chops, the band features knockout players Blake Stepan (bass, vocals), Mike Lang (keys, vocals) and Orion Tate (drums) expanding the band up to a 5 piece that make their live show one to remember. HDR’s all-American vintage sound draws comparisons to the powerful vocals and charisma of Grace Potter, story telling lyrics similar to Shovels & Rope and live rock performance of Fleetwood Mac.
https://www.heavydiamondring.com/

With Laura Goldhamer (folk/art/avant-garde): http://www.lauragoldhamer.com

And Clayton Dexter Norman


$8
21+, doors 830pm

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Random Temple / Marissa Kay / Nathan Cahoone
Jan
6
to Jan 7

Random Temple / Marissa Kay / Nathan Cahoone

Random Temple (Heavily Rhythmic Experimental Indie RnB):
https://www.facebook.com/randomtemplemusic/

Marissa Kay (classic folk, rock, country): San Francisco-based singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, LGBTQ+ activist and functioning coffee addict. Let your love shine!
http://thebaybridged.com/2017/11/22/trans-is-love-marissa-kays-on-point-new-album/

Nathan Cahoone (s/s americana): 
https://www.facebook.com/ncahoone/

$6, 21+

Doors 830pm

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Punk Rock Burlesque New Year's Bash!
Dec
31
to Jan 1

Punk Rock Burlesque New Year's Bash!

Punk Rock Burlesque is excited to ring in 2019 with a glorious glitter fest at a bar dripping in as much punk rock history as it is sweat and spilled beer, Lion's Lair! For just $5 at the door, you'll be celebrating New Year's Eve with the beautiful people of Punk Rock Burlesque. With 20+ performances and an Anarchy (anything goes) theme, there's sure to be something to tickle everyone's fancy. Count down the New Year's clock surrounded by pasties and rhinestones as we kick 2018 to the curb, punk rock style!

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Voideater / New Standards Men / Laurium / Ice Troll
Dec
21
to Dec 22

Voideater / New Standards Men / Laurium / Ice Troll

Voideater (doom metal, sludge noise): https://www.facebook.com/voideaterofficial/

Laurium (Post-rock. Math rock. A sprinkle of doom): https://www.facebook.com/lauriumband/

New Standards Men (moroncore): https://newstandardsmen.bandcamp.com

Ice Troll (Doombient Blackened Post Wave): https://www.facebook.com/Ice-Troll-1843197635949366/

With visuals by OrchidZ3ro

$6, 21+

Doors 830pm

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The Blues Kings / Steve and Marina
Dec
16
8:30 PM20:30

The Blues Kings / Steve and Marina

The Blues Kings will be playing at the Lion's Lair Lounge on Sunday Dec 16th after 10:00pm. This is a cool new venue for us, come check them out and cheer your Blues Kings on! We'll bring a couple songs you haven't heard from us before!
Come early and cheer the other great acts for the evening. Doors at 8:30, show at 9pm (this is 21+ event)

Steve and Marina
https://m.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1674566940&ref=content_filter

Gobbing On Wasabi
https://m.facebook.com/profile.php?id=608240082889423&ref=content_filter


2022 E Colfax Ave, Denver

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KGNU Quarterly Showcase: Tiq Tok / The Sea Grapes / Bryon Parker / Housekeys
Dec
15
to Dec 16

KGNU Quarterly Showcase: Tiq Tok / The Sea Grapes / Bryon Parker / Housekeys

KGNU Community Radio and Lion's Lair Quarterly Showcase is back with another one, and we got some help from local Record Label Community Radio Tapes with booking this one!. 

This quarter we are celebrating local Indie/Singersongwriter/Pop/Denver music from local artists. the artists on the bill include:

Tiq Tokhttps://tiqtok.bandcamp.com/

The Sea Grapes: (full band / boulder):https://communityradiotapes.bandcamp.com/album/deadbeat-dad

Bryon Parker (solo set): https://bryonparker.bandcamp.com/releases

Housekeyshttps://housekeysband.bandcamp.com/

KGNU DJ Cal Huss will be DJing the house music all night!

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Sponsor Partners include: Salt Magazine Illegal Pete's The MarqueeColorado Concerts Twist & Shout Records and Birdy 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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