BB Blackdog - One Mile High
Two big pieces of news coming out of The Mile High City today, star NFL quaterback Peyton Manning has signed for The Broncos and BB Blackdog touched down at Denver airport.
Incidentally, and since curiosity got the better of me ,downtown Denver, actually is exactly one mile above sea level.
So, what is the agenda? Firstly a Thursday evening gig at The Rock and Soul Cafe 5290 Arapahoe Avenue, up in Boulder, a city, if you've read the fully restored version of Stephen King's The Stand, you will feel you actually spent a year of your life in. Admission $8 advance $10 on the door.
Saturday is the headlining slot at Anomaly Con, Denver's steampunk convention held at The Tivoli students union buildings on the Auraria campus.
It is an early show, so please check programming when you arrive. The musical bill will be on the outside stage and also contains Unwoman (Erica Mulkey) solo cello/vocals from San Francisco who has also played with leading US steampunks Abney Park and Vernian Process. Veronique Chevalier, loosely described as Edith Piaf from an alternative reality. Pandora Celtica, offering faerie celtic acappella, Necro Construct(industrial/metal) and Hydrogen Skyline(prog/metal).
The convention covers in total a wide spectrum of steampunk activities and with some fascinating titles for sessions, such as "Alternative Sexualities in Alternative Histories" and "But Will It Fly-Aerodynamics in The World of Steam" ample opportunity to explore the intelectualism of steampunk.
Coverage is given to authors and their craft, dance, remodeling weapons, gaming, contraption building competitions and just about anything you can imagine!
On Monday, the band are teaming up with Veronique Chevalier and local dance troup The Vagabond Misfits for "an evening of steampunk revelry" not to be missed at Lannie's Clocktower Cabaret 1601 Arapahoe Street, $15 advance $20 on the day. One other mention regarding Lannie's and that is, compliments to anyone who includes "Gourmet Popcorn with Truffle Oil" as part of their menu.
One last piece of news from back home, is that newly launched "Just One More" has gone straight into the Reverbnation Alternative chart at number fifty.