25 reasons the Denver music scene rules
Britt Chester Just look at this view captured during a Big Gigantic show at Red Rocks last year.
Denver is the capital of Colorado. It is located exactly one mile above sea level. Weed is legal here, while riding your bike on the sidewalk is not. Your mom can make more free throws than Andre Iguodala -- these are all facts. The music scene here sucks ass...now, that is an opinion. The difference? One's irrefutable, and the other, well, nobody asked you, random Craigslist dude. Listen, there are plenty of things about the scene that we're not crazy about, but the good far outweighs the bad. If you think it sucks, you're either new here or you're just not paying attention. Here are 25 reasons the Denver music scene rules.
25. Can't speak for the cover scene...
...but people here will pay good money to hear your own songs, and if you're good -- or, better yet, if you're good and show potential -- they'll come back.
24. People are incredibly passionate about music
Brandon Marshall A scene from the mosh pit at Dethklok.
The only thing bigger than music in Denver is the Broncos. And you know how we feel about them, right? Music fans are every bit as excitable. Don't believe us? Try painting over a beloved mural and see what happens.
23. People here are adventurous listeners
We're early adapters here. Tons of bands have gotten love here before anybody else in the country even knew who they were. Ask Phish and the Dave Matthews Band. Fans aren't afraid to give new music a chance, even if they've never heard of you.
Britt Chester Cervantes' Other Side is just one of the places to play in Denver.
22. There's no shortage of places to play
If it seems like we have almost as many venues here as we have dispensaries, it's because we do. Okay, not really, but there's an unbelievable number of incredible places to see and play live music, and more and more are cropping up all the time.
Via 8 Houses Down 8 Houses Down won a Best of Denver award in 2007.
21. There's no shortage of places to record
Whatever your budget and needs are, there's a plethora of amazing studios where you can record with talented engineers to help produce your masterpiece, whether you're playing punk or funk or metal or blues or folk, and whether you're looking for digital or analog, in a home studio or a world-class room.