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Rainbow Music Hall, January 26th, 1979

The Rainbow Music Hall, located at Monaco and Evans in Southeast Denver, opened on January 26th, 1979 with a “Gala Opening” featuring Jerry Jeff Walker. For almost 10 years and over 1,000 shows the Rainbow offered up a wide variety … Continue reading

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Rock-A-Billy Willie Lewis

— by Tom Lundin Willie Lewis is a bonafide Denver hero. I am very serious when I say that there should be a statue of this man in a Denver park somewhere, holding a scratchy ’50s-era 45 RPM record in … Continue reading

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Walabi’s 1982

—by Donna Stephenson In 1982, I was a bar fly. Six days a week, my friend Janice and I went to Walabi’s at 22 broadway. We’d meet around 9 pm after our jobs; Janice was a tele-marketer or somesuch and … Continue reading

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Mercury Cafe, December 1982

For over 33 years, Marilyn Megenity and her crew at the Mercury Cafe have been providing Denver with healthy, organic, local food and a venue for an incredibly wide range of music and performance. There were legendary shows at the … Continue reading

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bathhouse crew part 1

Denver is a city of alleys, not like, say, Portland (where dumpster diving is so much more difficult). In this video, Ravi and Matt (the bathhouse crew) rap their way through alleys in Denver until they discover some of what … Continue reading

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