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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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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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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Univers Contest // Ghost Foot // Eyebeams
Mar
30
to Mar 31

Univers Contest // Ghost Foot // Eyebeams

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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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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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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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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Bud Bronson & The Good Timers: 5 Years Of Even Better Times
May
17
to May 18

Bud Bronson & The Good Timers: 5 Years Of Even Better Times

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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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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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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Maemyth // Dentist // Smiths Grove
Mar
19
to Mar 20

Maemyth // Dentist // Smiths Grove

Maemyth (exp/indie): https://maemyth.bandcamp.com

Dentist (Band)(indie/surf): "Thanks to tight chemistry, killer hooks, and a distinctive sound that’s both lo-fi and retro-pop smooth, New Jersey’s Dentist have managed to stand out amid a sea of like-minded musical acts. The band’s sunny indie-surf sound and energetic, four-on-the-floor rock belies the subtle and dark lyrics often hiding beneath the sweet exterior" – The A.V. Club https://www.dentistband.com/

Smiths Grove : Loud, fast, heavy three piece born and raised in the mile high city on a mission to bring back hard hitting music.
https://smithsgrovemusic.bandcamp.com/releases

$6, 21+
Doors 830pm


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Sliver / Motherhood (Canada) / Weep Wave / Thatcher
Mar
17
to Mar 18
The Nova Kicks / Soft Stereo / Sad Bug
Mar
16
to Mar 17

The Nova Kicks / Soft Stereo / Sad Bug

The Nova Kicks: The Nova Kicks are a destructive sound wave of distorted grooves and soul, flying through the vastness of space into the hearts of many. Fuck yeah!

https://www.facebook.com/pg/novakicksmusic


Soft Stereo (sleepy sad music): https://softstereo.bandcamp.com/releases

Sad Bug: if the end is so close why don’t we take it?!

hopelessly wound up together

https://sadbug.bandcamp.com/releases


$6, 21+

Doors 9pm

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To Be Astronauts / The Patient Zeros / Too Many Humans
Mar
15
to Mar 16

To Be Astronauts / The Patient Zeros / Too Many Humans

To Be Astronauts (Punk/Hard Rock/Jam): Heavy alternative rock band from Denver Colorado. Influenced by bands like:Black Sabbath, Queens of the Stone Age, Nirvana, Clutch, and the Misfits.
https://tobeastronauts.bandcamp.com

The Patient Zeros (punk spirited singy songs): The Patient Zeros are an experimental rock three-piece, built on crafty, striking lyrics, compelling chorus lines and a signature style ranging from indie-folk to high energy grunge.
http://www.ThePatientZerosMusic.com

Too Many Humans (Rock/Indie/Alternative): ...a revival of original high energy, melodic, thoughtful, mathy rock songs that draw influence from classic blues, metal and punk through today’s experimental, alternative and even some electronic.
https://toomanyhumans.bandcamp.com

$8, 21+

Doors 9pm

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Riot AF "Aeroplane" Tour w/ Hollywood Farmers, Darin Lee Jerden
Mar
14
to Mar 15

Riot AF "Aeroplane" Tour w/ Hollywood Farmers, Darin Lee Jerden

Flaveworld Presents

Riot AF "Aeroplane" Tour

Riot AF will be out on the road this spring bringing infectious brand of post punk, garage rock, hip hop hybrid energy promoting singles & video "Aeroplane", "What I Want" and lots of cool new music in route to SXSW.

Performances By:

Riot AF
Funkplastic
Rugged Method
DJ Lord Versus1

Special Guests:

The Hollywood Farmers
Darin Lee Jerden

$6 Cover
21+

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Stone Deaf / Stone Disciple / Mob For Bid
Mar
10
to Mar 11

Stone Deaf / Stone Disciple / Mob For Bid

Stone Deaf: ..the sound of ancient aliens poking through the lonely AM waves, the light of the radio your only company in the vastness of sonic absolution.
https://stone-deaf.bandcamp.com/releases

Stone Disciple: Loud, heavy and hard hitting amalgamation of stoner, doom, retro, and thrash metal.
https://stonedisciple.bandcamp.com

Mob For Bid: We are hard, heavy, and in your face. We are always up for throwing down. We are MOB FOR BID, get metal or get lost....
http://www.reverbnation.com/mobforbid

$6, 21+
Doors 830pm

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Colfax Speed Queen // The Gooch Palms // Kissing Party
Mar
9
to Mar 10

Colfax Speed Queen // The Gooch Palms // Kissing Party

Aussie party duo The Gooch Palms will be heading to Denver for a night of FUN FUN FUN at Lion's Lair! With Colfax Speed Queen and Kissing Party!

$8
21+

9pm

Colfax Speed Queen (Garage Rock // Dumpster Surf)
https://colfaxspeedqueen.bandcamp.com/

Gooch Palms (Antipodean Party Machine)
http://www.thegoochpalms.com/listen--download.html

Kissing Party (Indie Gloom Pop)
http://www.thekissingparty.com



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Old School Hype / Forest Ray / Granny Tweed
Mar
7
to Mar 8

Old School Hype / Forest Ray / Granny Tweed

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. 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

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)"

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.

$6, 21+

Doors 830pm

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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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Evinair / Dang'O / Blip / The Backseaters
Mar
1
to Mar 2

Evinair / Dang'O / Blip / The Backseaters

Come out for a night of sweet tunes played by some sweet dudes!

Friday March 1st at Lion's Lair
2022 E Colfax Ave, Denver, Colorado 80206

Doors at 8:30p
Music starts at 9p

Evinair - https://www.facebook.com/evinair/

Dang'O - https://www.facebook.com/DangODenver/

Blip - https://www.facebook.com/BlipDenver/

The Backseaters - https://www.facebook.com/TheBackseaters/

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The Weird / Stereotype Drive / Stay Gypsy
Feb
28
to Mar 1

The Weird / Stereotype Drive / Stay Gypsy

The Weird is a six-piece indie rock band out of the Boulder/Denver area. Founded in early 2017 by Emily and Stewart as an acoustic duo, they both knew there was more potential the more comfortable they became as writers. Adding the rest of the band (Nick - drums, Chris - guitar, Rachael - keys, Matt - bass) in the summer of 2018, they hit the ground running playing as many shows as humanly possible because nothing gets these maniacs going more than being able to share a live music experience with their awesomely weirdo fans. https://theweird.band

Stereotype Drive: Featuring soaring guitar solos, catchy melodies and a punishing downbeat, Stereotype Drive is a four-piece rock band that unapologetically calls back to the glory days of Rock 'n Roll.
https://stereotypedrive.com

Stay Gypsy: new Denver band ft. seasoned musicians

$6, 21+
Doors 830pm

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The Gones / Sunrise Drive / Calamity Champs
Feb
21
to Feb 22

The Gones / Sunrise Drive / Calamity Champs

$6, 21+, 8:30p doors

The gones : Heartbreaking melodies and shredding guitars
http://www.reverbnation.com/thegones

Calamity Champs : Psychedelic rock, punk rock, alternative pop
https://www.facebook.com/calamitychamps/

Sunrise Drive : Newly formed alternative rock band featuring members of Last Great Day, Rubber Planet, and Offering74.
https://www.facebook.com/sunrisedr/

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Fritz-WhiskeyDick / Bloodbelly Blues / Almost Pioneers / Brian Parton
Feb
19
to Feb 20

Fritz-WhiskeyDick / Bloodbelly Blues / Almost Pioneers / Brian Parton

Fritz from the World Famous WhiskeyDick Band!! Solo Tour

https://www.facebook.com/WhiskeyDickBand/


Bloodbelly Blues: A Blues, Folk, and Hardcore Soul performer. Influenced by Son House, Otis Taylor, Mississippi Fred McDowell, George Thorogood, Clinton Fearon, Howlin Wolf

https://www.facebook.com/bloodbellyblues/


Almost Pioneers: Alt Country duo and bear wranglers from Denver, CO who mix trail side witchery with mountain mischief.

https://soundcloud.com/almostpioneers/sets/bear-country-warning


Brian Parton: Spirited, animated and passionate are three descriptors often used when people talk about a Brian Parton performance.

He's based in Denver, plays solo - vocal/guitar - has about six hours of highly-entertaining original and cover material (indie, pop/rock, Americana) and everyone enjoys his bluesy take on every genre

http://www.reverbnation.com/brianparton1

$6, 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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