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Local Music Review: Torrid Flesh

I lucked out on this one. I showed up at Pinky's this past Wednesday to hang out with my new friends Iconocaust. Shred had given me a call and said that their new CD was finished and he had a signed copy for me to pick up at their show. Definitely pick up "The Natural Evolution of Metal" from there website! Awesome stuff!

Local Music Review: Iconocaust

For years Denver has been overlooked as a source for new music. Everyone knows about L.A, Seattle and New York but I guess the main stream media in this country figures Denver is backwater country town and if someone happens to come out of this area playing metal, rock, or rap it was just a fluke. Well some of the best metal I have heard in the last several years has all been in some of the local bars and warehouses in the Denver/Boulder area. RCA and Sony need to set up shop here in Denver if they want to get in on the new music revolution, L.A.

Music, Jewelry, & Glass

Handmade fused glass- for the Grateful Web

Hannah Upham is an artist from rural Farmington, Maine. She grew up in Farmington and in her high school and early college years she was a successful biathlete, combining the sport of cross-country skiing with rifle shooting. She was named to many national and world jr. teams and competed all over the world.

Attending Northern Michigan University brought her into the Olympic Education Center in Marquette, Michigan where she could train for her sport while simultaneously taking classes toward her Art Education Major. In 1998 she graduated from Northern Michigan University and after traveling for a while throughout Europe the Caribbean and the US, bought a house and has taught as and Art Teacher and cross-country ski coach for 3 years in her home town of Farmington.

Hannah is now in Boulder, Colorado, studying Art Therapy at Naropa University. Though she misses her quaint little house in Maine, she is on a mission to save the world through art.

Find out more about Hannah in her bio...

Dark Star Orchestra, has vowed the 'Music Never Stop'

Rob Eaton - 12.30.04 - Denver, CO- for the Grateful Web

Following a brief pause in the music following the sudden, tragic loss of band co-founder, keyboardist, and vocalist Scott Larned on April 24, Chicago-based Grateful Dead tribute act, Dark Star Orchestra, has vowed that the 'music never stop' and plan to continue as a nationally-touring entity.

 

Scott Larned passed on from complications from heart failure during the last week of the band's Spring tour and cancelled six of the remaining shows that tour. Dark Star Orchestra will resume touring with their May 27 Irving Plaza performance with 'special guests' filling the keyboardist/vocalist slot throughout the May and June tour. The band is currently auditioning for keyboardists as a full-time, touring replacement only. Qualified, serious, and interested applicants may email DSO band manager Norman Gopin for more information.

 

A recent message from DSO band mate Rob Eaton (rhythm guitar, vocals) accurately sums up the band's perspective and feelings:

 

The remaining band and crew have decided to continue and move forward playing the music of the Grateful Dead. Scott would have wanted it that way. He worked very hard to build the band to the place it is today and it would be an injustice to him and the music to pack it in. One great way to honor his memory is to play on. The music is bigger then any one of us and that's something Scott always professed.  

Will it be the same? It will be different but the music is the same and that's what will get us all through. Our next tour will be a difficult one for us emotionally and we hope our family and friends will be there to help us through. We will start our next tour with "very special guests" filling in on keys until we can find just the right person to join our family full time. Scott's passing has brought us together in a way we never imagined. Scott will always be with us at every show and at every turn.

Peace to everyone-

Rob Eaton

 

The Larned family has asked that anyone interested in offering donations or contribution s d irect them to be made in Scott's name to the American Heart Association or to Scott's favorite charity, the Rex Foundation. Information about Scott's life and further ways to support him in memory are at www.darkstarorchestra.net.

 

Upcoming Dark Star Orchestra tour dates:

 

05/27/05 FRI Irving Plaza New York , NY

05/28/05 SAT Irving Plaza New York , NY

05/29/05 SUN Toad's Place New Haven, CT

05/30/05 MON Toad's Place New Haven, CT

06/01/05 WED Lupo's Providence, RI

06/02/05 THU The Chance Theater Poughkeepsie, NY

06/03/05 FRI Count Basie Theatre Red Bank, NJ

06/04/05 SAT Electric Factory Philadelphia, PA

06/06/05 MON Mexicali Blues Cafe Teaneck, NJ

06/07/05 TUE Mexicali Blues Cafe Teaneck, NJ

06/08/05 WED Northern Lights Clifton Park, NY

06/10/05 FRI Somerville Theatre Somerville, MA

06/11/05 SAT Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom Hampton Beach, NH

06/13/05 MON Higher Ground Burlington, VT

06/14/05 TUE Higher Ground Burlington, VT

06/16/05 THU The Tralf Buffalo, NY

06/17/05 FRI Forward Hall Erie, PA

06/18/05 SAT RippleFest Bluffton, OH

07/15/05 FRI Fraze Pavilion Kettering, OH

07/17/05 SUN All Good Festival Masontown, WV

07/21/05 THU 10,000 Lakes Festival Detroit Lakes, MN

08/17/05 WED Veteran's Park Amphitheatre Springfield, OH