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zAck Borer's "Middle of Movember" November 12, 2009 @ The Bitter End

Equal parts pop, rock, funk, and soul, Canadian-born zAck borer is still just the nice guy with big hair and has been creating quite the buzz in the northeast over the past few months.  Landing in New York City, zAck's focus on his songwriting and development as a solo artist has helped him craft a sound built on strong lyrics and melody. Armed with the experiences of the average 27 year old, zAck has taken the traditional singer/songwriter sound and fused it with an explosive live band featuring some of New York City's most talented musicians.

In an effort to get guys his age to start paying attention to their health, zAck decided to join Movember and has been doing all he can to promote the cause.  Movember is an annual, month-long celebration of the moustache, highlighting men’s health issues - specifically prostate and testicular cancer. In addition to talking about Movember on all of his social networks, zAck is driving home this important message at all of his latest shows.   zAck’s next big NYC gig, zAck Borer’s Middle of Movember, is slated for November 12 at New York’s Bitter End and will be dedicated to generating awareness for the cause.  zAck’s connection to cancer stems from the numerous family members and friends he’s watched live with the disease and now more than ever he wants to do all he can to honor them.


zAck Borer’s “Middle of Movember”
Thursday, November 12, 2009 | The Bitter End, 147 Bleecker Street
10:00PM, 18+, $10 Cover

Panic's Rocky Streak Comes to an End

With 2009 being dubbed the "year of change", the southern jamband kings Widespread Panic will make a certain change of their own, albeit to the chagrin of hard core fans everywhere.  The band recently announced that they will not be making their annual pilgrimage to the pinnacle of all outdoor music venues, Red Rocks Amphitheater in Morrison, Colorado.

bellCatching WP at the historic venue was virtually a given each summer for Spreadheads, seeing how they have been performing there every year since the late 90s.  In fact, the band currently holds the longest streak for consecutively sold-out performances at Red Rocks.  Last summer's three-night, sold-out run marked their 32nd in a row playing in front of a packed house.  The milestone was significant enough for Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper to officially declare June 27th "Widespread Panic Day" in the Mile High city.

Earlier this week however, fans were notified that no Red Rocks performance would be on the tour bill this year.  Rather, the band has opted to headline both nights of the second annual Mile High Musical Festival held at the fields at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in nearby Commerce City this July.

Most fans had assumed the band would play at the venue anyway, likely at a different date.  Not only have they played every year for over a decade, but because an interview with percussionist Sonny Ortiz last winter with Jambase.com noted that the band "would likely play Red Rocks again in 2009".  Regardless of how and why, it will not happen.

In all likelihood, this should be merely a hiccup in their future touring plans.  Though the band has also hinted about performing less dates each year, another stop at the high country venue is almost certain to happen next year or shortly thereafter.

Fans in Colorado really have no reason to complain, seeing how the band has frequently played there.  Not only have they performed routinely at Red Rocks, but they have also made other recent venue appearances including the Budweiser Events Center near Fort Collins, Winter Park Mountain, and their first ever New Year's Eve shows just four months ago at Denver's Pepsi Center.

For now, catching the band at the Mile High Music Festival will be this year's only option for Coloradans to get a Panic fix.

Rage Against the Machine in Denver for the 'Tent State Music Festival to End the War'

photos by Forrest Dudek- for the Grateful Web

Rage Against the Machine has joined forces with the Iraq Veterans Against the War and Tent State University to perform as part of the "Tent State Music Festival to End the War" on Wednesday, August 27 at the Denver Coliseum. They will join the Flobots, The Coup, State Radio, and Wayne Kramer. Doors open at 9:30 AM, show begins at 11:00 AM. 

Tickets are free and available by lottery.  Sign up for the lottery, with a valid photo ID (person must be present) at Tent State University at Cuernavaca Park between 11AM and 6:30 PM (look for the Tent State Music Festival booth near the IVAW Tower) Sunday, August 24 through Tuesday, August 26 during the D.N.C. Winners will be notified by email Tuesday evening, August 26. 

Go to www.tentstate.org for more info.

Ticket Pickup Information and Policies:

Each lottery winner will get two tickets for the Festival.

WINNERS can claim their tickets at the Denver Coliseum beginning 9:30 AM on Wednesday, August 27.

ONLY the WINNER can claim the tickets on show day.  Photo ID required.  NO name changes will be accepted under any circumstance.

Guest MUST be present when WINNER claims the tickets. After claiming the tickets, WINNER and their guest must immediately enter the coliseum.

Any TICKETS UNREDEEMED BY 12:00 PM WILL BE RELEASED on a first come first serve basis. There will be a secured area set up for people to line up for any tickets not picked up.

Where: Denver Coliseum

at I-70 (Brighton Blvd. exit #275B) and south to Humboldt Street, just east of the junction of I-25 with I-70. Downtown is easily accessible via Brighton Boulevard

When: Wednesday, August 27

Doors at 9:30 AM

Show time at 11:00 AM

All Ages Welcome

Tickets:  FREE, available through lottery system

Leftover will be calling it quits at years end.

- for the Grateful Web

Hi Yall:

 

Tis some very bad news but yes it is true after 15 years the boys are calling it quits. I wanted to keep all the rumors from flying

I am very sad about this the band has been a big part of my life from playing my wedding in 94 to being on the road with them for 5 or 6 hundred shows or so. Since Mark passed nothing has really ever been the same musicly they have done a great job but the feeling of family and adventure has never been the same Mark really was the glue that held things together and boy do I miss him .Vince called me a few weeks ago and broke the news He is sad and a little nervous about what the future will bring. He is also excited about the fact that he will be able to spend time with Kimba and Sylas. his boy is growing up fast. The last shows will be a three day run for new years at the boulder theater I hope the boys dont get mad at me for talking out of school here but they know I love all of them like brothers and as they say all good things must pass so get out there and see them while you can !!!