2013 has been a wonderful year for Denver music and comedy. This year’s Denver Music Summit was incredibly well attended and inspiring for all; and the same folks responsible for the Summit, WESTAF, also successfully executed the IMTour grant, which helps Colorado bands tour the West. Our music scene was talked about in the New York Times, and even on MTV. Our local coverage in Reverb and on OpenAir just gets better and better. And our comedy scene is experiencing a Renaissance right now, with more local talent than ever, the smashing success of the inaugural High Plains Comedy Festival, and a stable of quality comedy nights. Speaking of which, we launched Greater Than Social Club in February of 2013, a cabaret night of the region’s finest comedians and bands, all in the glitzy Lannie’s Clocktower. It’s only getting bigger and better in 2014.
We wanted to take a look back at our year to see how much we’ve grown, and yes, maybe boast a little. But we can’t take all the credit - we owe it to all of you, too, Denver. If you haven’t yet, sign up for our damn newsletter so you can see what we’re up to in 2014 - it only comes once a week.
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Happy New Year! Pete, Virgil, Erin, ‘n Amy Greater Than Collective
A Tom Collins just released a music video for “Hospital”, the first single from their debut album, “Stick and Poke”. Directed by Colin Floom, the video shows Aaron’s death and a New Orleans style funeral procession with friends and fellow band mates. You might even recognize a few faces. Visit Open Air CPR to be the first to watch this video. Hope you enjoy!
The guys leave for tour today and will be playing shows in Texas, Arizona, California, and Utah before heading home to play some year end shows with Reverend Horton Heat and Slim Cessna’s Auto Club. If you know anyone in any of the following cities, please tell them to go and check out A Tom Collins.
Nov 22 - Amarillo, TX at The GoldenLight Amarillo
Nov 24 - Phoenix, AZ, The Lost Leaf
Nov 25 - San Diego, CA at Soda Bar
Nov 26 - Santa Monica, CA at Trip
Nov 27 - Hayward, CA at The Bistro
Nov 29 - San Francisco, CA at Thee Parkside
Nov 30 - Sacramento, CA at Fox & Goose Public House and Restaurant
Dec 01 - Salt Lake City, UT at Burt’s Tiki Lounge
Dec 28 - Colorado Springs, CO at The Black Sheep w/ Reverend Horton Heat and Old Man Markley
Dec 30 - Denver, CO at The Oriental Theater w/ Slim Cessna’s Auto Club
Dec 31 - Denver, CO at The Oriental Theatre w/ Slim Cessna’s Auto Club
People all over the world are embracing big ideas with newfound access to information, new concepts, new businesses and new pursuits through the internet and communication technology. Numerous organizations have brought ideas and inspiration to millions, accelerating humanity’s shared vision for a better world.
TEDxMileHigh: Women 2013 is designed to be another piece of the puzzle, bringing big ideas to Colorado through the lens of this year’s theme: “Values and Instincts.” Extraordinary women from various sectors will come together and give the talk of their lives on what they’ve been learning and discovering, sharing it with attendees, and joining the community of action in the Mile High region.
This year’s event will take place on November 16 at the Newman Center for the Performing Arts on the DU campus, an extraordinary Colorado venue. You’ll experience ideas and action from 10 brilliant thinkers and doers, eat delicious food, and mingle in a post-event cocktail reception with 700 like-minded attendees.
TEDxMileHigh have announced half of their speaker lineup here!
Register to attend the event here!
Adam Cayton-Holland has this really great podcast called My Dining Room Table. He invites guests to come chat at his house and he records the conversations. Today, he posted his conversation with Aaron Collins of A Tom Collins which makes him the first musician to be on the podcast. We highly recommend listening to the episode as the guys talk about Aaron’s past band, Machine Gun Blues, the story behind songs “Hospital” and “Us”, as well as music and comedy in Denver.
The Epilogues will be making the trek to New York this week for CMJ! If you’re in town for this epic gathering, make sure you catch these Denver dudes. Dates, venues, and times are below:
In the wake of their full length debut album release Stick & Poke, A. Tom Collins are embarking on a slew of fall tour dates! Save the dates and cities below:
10/11 - Hi-Dive -Denver, CO
10/17 - Fox Theater - Boulder, CO
11/8 - Marquis Theatre - Denver, CO
11/16 - Hi-Dive - Denver, CO
11/22 - Golden Light Cantina - Amarillo, TX
11/24 - The Lost Leaf - Phoenix, AZ
11/26 - TRiP - Santa Monica, CA
11/29 - Thee Parkside - San Francisco, CA
11/30 - Fox & Goose Pub - Sacramento, CA
12/1 - Burt’s Tiki Lounge - Salt Lake City, UT
With the High Plains Comedy Festival just one full day away, we hope you’ve mapped out your itinerary by now. Jusssst in case you haven’t we’re shining the spotlight on our comedian and festival co-curator Adam Cayton-Holland. Your three opportunities to see him are Friday the 23rd from 11PM - 1AM @ 3 Kings Tavern, Sat the 24th from 4PM - 6PM @ Hi-Dive Denver, or 7PM - 9PM @ the Gothic Theatre. Get your tickets here! Hope to see you there!