Jul 24, 2014
Door Time: 6:30 PM

Day: Thursday, July 24, 2014
Door Time: 6:30 PM
Age: All Ages
Advance Ticket Price: $12
Day Of Show Price: $12
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Ghost Town
Ghost Town is an audio and visual movement ahead of its time; catering to the young generation of today while keeping true to the underground scene they come from. Huge drums (MannYtheDrummeR), funky guitar riffs (Alix Monster), unique vocals (Kevin Ghost), and futuristic electronics (Evan Pearce) are the main elements that give Ghost Town their sound, along with the artwork of Alistar Dippner, aka imamachinst, who uses Ghost Town's drop dead sounds as inspiration to bring each song to life with his shocking visuals.

The energy in their songs is evident in the recordings but is even more amplified in their live show. Armed with forward thinking and an army of 'Ghosts' they are striving to make history.


Kill Paradise
Kill Paradise"Hard times make great music,” says Kill Paradise frontman Nick Cocozzella. “We’ve given up everything we have to chase this dream of sharing our music with the world. We’ve missed family, friends, birthdays, holidays and had to make a lot of sacrifices to be in this group, but we wouldn’t have it any other way. Music is what drives us to wake up every morning.”

Hard work and sacrifice are two things artists need to have in order to survive in today’s cut throat music business. Fortunately for electro-pop duo Kill Paradise, which features Nick Cocozzella and Bryce Hoops, the years they’ve spent on the road is finally starting to pay off in a big way with the release of their new album “The Glitch” on February 14th, 2012.

 “This album is completely different than our last release in so many ways. Unlike our last release, this is the first album Nick and I completely wrote together. We wrote about our lives, real experiences, and then filtered them through our musical influences to create a cool record," said Bryce Hoops. "It’s a punk, pop, trance, rock, musical experience. If you like beautiful music that takes you to a different place, then this album is for you! I like to describe it as a perfect electronic storm."

While the group may have titled their new studio album "The Glitch", Kill Paradise's brand of youthful electro-pop is no mishap. Mixing together stadium techno, and thundering synth with bubble-gum pop and emotional lyrics, "The Glitch" is Kill Paradise bearing their soul on record for their fans. "Take Your Ego, But Not Where We Go" launchges the album into high gear with some powerful electro-pop, while"Party With My Best Friends" invokes the epic pop moments with a powerfull hook that will continue to play in listeners heads long after the music has stopped. Simply put "The Glitch" is the soundtrack to feeling good and enjoying life.

"'The Glitch' is about never giving up hope and finding a way to make everything work," says  Kill Paradise's Bryce Hoops about the title of the album. “The album title is a metaphor for what the last year and a half has felt like for us. Bad things happen, things don't always go according to plan. You can sit there and let your whole world cave in, or you can find a way to keep your head above water. The only person who decides what's best for you, is you. Figure out ‘The Glitch’ and start reprogramming.”

The group’s roots can be traced back to the same Denver music scene that catapulted 3OH!3 and Breathe Carolina from local heroes to two of the hottest bands in the nation. Nick Cocozzella began his obsession at an early age learning to play piano at the age of five and teaching himself to play guitar, drums, violin, and harmonica. His passion for music quickly became his driving force.

Armed with a laptop and his own musical devices, Cocozzella began writing a series of pop songs which he posted online to share with friends and family under the moniker Kill Paradise. The songs quickly spread virally with Kill Paradise’s social networks registering an insane amount of plays on sites like MySpace, Facebook and YouTube. From there Kill Paradise began touring the country to fans that knew every word to the group’s songs.

The buzz that Kill Paradise had created quickly caught the ear of California based BreakSilence Recordings, who signed the group for the release of their national debut “The Second Effect”. Cocozzella and Hoops seized the opportunity by hitting the road on a relentless tour schedule that had them on back-to-back stints with Breathe Carolina, STEREOS, Jeffree Star, The Millionaires, Brokencyde, Honor Bright and Fight Fair.  MTV caught wind of the group’s infectious sound and used Kill Paradise’s music on “True Life: I'm Coming Home From Iraq”, “Paris Hilton's My New Bff”, and The Jersey Shore, where the group was heard by millions of viewers.

"The two main things we want to get across with this album are the importance of friendship, and never giving up on anything you believe in," closes Hoops. "The road that leads to your dreams is a crazy one. Sometimes you'll feel alone, like you messed up and took a wrong turn on that road somewhere. You're friends and family is your north star. As hard as things seem at the moment, they will pick you up, dust you off, and make sure you aren't facing the wrong direction. Never stop following your dreams, never stop learning from your people and love them."


Under the Mistletoe with Defy You Stars
Under the Mistletoe with Defy You Stars

With their unique and “defiant” brand of indie pop/punk alternative, with melodic leads and hooks as well as powerful head-banging friendly bridges; the Wheat Ridge, CO based sensation Defy You Stars has become a force to be reckoned with. With songs you can jump to, cry to, sing along to, and dance to, the band’s live shows have become a huge hit. But Defy You Stars was conceived many years before their live, radio, and internet debuts.
Vocalist Nikk Banos and bassist Nikko Evans met at the early age of 12 and played in punk bands together. In 2011, Nikk started playing acoustic gigs around the Denver metro area under the alias Defy You Stars. After catching momentum and dropping a few songs on iTunes, Nikk met drummer Patrick Milburn and turned the acoustic project into an operational band. Patrick had drumming experience varying from punk and alternative bands to high school jazz band. After multiple line-up changes the band decided to invite Nikko to fill the spot as the band’s bass player, given his dedication and their long-time friendship. The band saw various forms of success in the local scene within their first year and a half of playing. Within their first few shows they had already played at popular venues like the Marquis Theater and the Summit Music Hall, performing with various other local acts and national acts including William Beckett, Jonny Craig, Ghost Town, and more. Defy You Stars has made a ballsy break out of the gates and shows no intensions of going anywhere but up. In 2013, Nikk sang on stage with Alternative Pop-punk rockers All Time Low when they played at the 1st Bank Center on the Colorado date of the House Party Tour AND he sang on stage with British alternative band You Me At Six at the Summit Music Hall on their first US headlining tour. 2014 the band played at the Vans Warped Tour in Denver, CO after winning the Ernie Ball Battle Of The Bands. Their single “Eventually” has been featured on alternative rock channel 93.3 multiple times. The band has currently finished writing their upcoming album and is saving to record it. Keep your eyes and ears wide open for what is coming up next!


SkyfoxColorado four piece independent rock outfit SKYFOX have announced the release date (Friday, October 25, 2013) of the follow up to their wildly popular first album Twilight which garnered them distribution with Hot Topic and tours with Voodoo Glow Skulls, Authority Zero, I Fight Dragons, and MC Lars.   Counter Counter Culture, while still undeniably SKYFOX, has a more mature sound than Twilight as the extensive touring of the last year and a half was the crucible in which the four individual players solidified their sound and became distinctly SKYFOX.  On the overall tone and vibe of Counter Counter Culture SKYFOX lead vocalist and guitarist Johnny Hill had this to say, “We've all grown up quite a bit since we last put out a record, and I feel like it really shows.  This time around, we didn't "try" too hard to make the songs sound one way or another, we sort of just let ourselves flow...  This is the result.  We never really wanted to sound like any certain band, and I honestly feel a little disappointed when someone says "you guys sound just like so-and-so".  On Counter Counter Culture, we sound like SKYFOX, and we are super stoked on that.”
Recorded at the legendary Blasting Room Studios (Alkaline Trio, Rise Against, Hot Water Music) Counter Counter Culture was engineered, mixed and mastered by Blasting Room co-founder Jason Livermore (NOFX, Stick to Your Guns, Rise Against) with the assistance of fellow Blasting Room recording ninjas Andrew Berlin (Puddle of Mudd, No Use for a Name) and Christopher Beeble (Who also performed additional harmonies on Counter Counter Culture).  The Blasting Room is a world class recording studio with the highest grade of professional equipment; staffed and owned by literal legends in the industry who have recorded, over the studio's 20 year history, some of the most popular and important musical acts across many genres.    Johnny Hill on recording at the Blasting Room, “There's only one place in Colorado to record rock music, and that place is the Blasting Room.  Working with them was great because we knew they would make what we brought in punch super hard, sound crystal clear and be the best it possibly could be!  Also, the amount of history that has been made in that place is incredible; most of my favorite bands have recorded in the same rooms we recorded this record in...  There's a certain unexplainable feeling you get from the place.  It's almost like being in a temple...  A temple that smells like burnt coffee, beer and microwave burritos, and we love everything about that...”
Part of the modern direction of the sound of Counter Counter Culture comes from producer JJ Italiano (I Fight Dragons, Flobots, MC Lars) who took his years of experience in the music business to hone the songs SKYFOX had written into exactly what the band wanted and ultimately what the fans want to hear.  “Having JJ produce this record was a great experience for both him and for us,” said Johnny Hill.  “Instead attacking the musical composition of the songs directly, JJ approached the role of "producer" more from the perspective of a music fan.  We just wanted to make something that represented us well and we enjoyed listening to.  His input really helped to shape this record into something unique that we are very proud of!”