Help save El Chapultepec's neon sign legacy this weekend at the "Save the Signs" benefit

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Teal Nipp

Chad Aman, like many musicians in Denver, has been playing at El Chapultepec for years. Celebrating its eightieth birthday last August was no small feat for the jazz club that has survived the changing face of its Lower Downtown neighborhood, and now Aman is spearheading an effort to bring the the 'Pec's iconic cactus-sporting sign back to its full neon glory. This Sunday, February 16, Aman and El Chapultepec owner Angela Guerrero have teamed up with Corky Scholl and his Save the Signs organization for Save The Signs: the El Chapultepec fundraiser taking place at the globally-recognized bar.

See also: El Chapultepec is still swinging

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Screw Black Friday! Celebrate BLK Tuesday, and help BLKHRTS feed folks for Thanksgiving

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Black Friday is at hand. And while we've all come to begrudgingly accept the fact that this annual fateful day unofficially serves as the kickoff of the holiday season, there's a new tradition being started by some local faves that's far more worth getting excited about. Here's BLK Tuesday, a day in which you can help spread some goodwill in the community rather than trampling your fellow man in the name of securing the ultimate hookup. On Tuesday, BLKHRTS will be helping feed 300 kids from the Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Denver and their families, and they could use some help.

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Colorado Rising flood relief benefit at 1STBANK Center raised more than a half-million dollars

Eric Gruneisen
Todd Park Mohr at the Colorado Rising flood relief benefit last night at 1STBANK Center.

Update, 10/29/13: The numbers are in, and according to both Live Nation and AEG, who joined forces to put on the Colorado Rising flood relief benefit this past weekend at 1STBANK Center, the show raised $650K to benefit victims of the recent flooding on the Front Range. Proceeds from the show are being funneled directly through the United Ways of Colorado Flood Recovery Fund. Continue on to see highlights from the evening.

See also: Colorado Rising Flood Relief Benefit at 1STBANK Center, 10/27/13

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A list of Colorado flood relief benefit concerts

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Eric Gruneisen
Todd Park Mohr of Big Head Todd and the Monsters joins the Samples, Rob Drabkin and more tonight for Band Together at the Chautauqua Auditorium in Boulder.

Update, 9/25/13: Todd Park Mohr of Big Head Todd has been added to the lineup for this Friday's flood relief benefit at Swallow Hill. Complete information listed below.

Although the heavy rains that soaked the Front Range have stopped and the floodwaters have begun to recede, as with any natural disaster, there are now a ton of folks who are now in need of help, folks in our community whose lives were not only completely upended, but many of whom had their homes with all of their belongings either damaged or destroyed. Thankfully, we live in the kind of place where nobody needs to be asked twice to help.

See also: Colorado Flood Relief: Musicians pitch in to help

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Colorado Flood Relief: Musicians pitch in to help

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The money collected a few nights ago at Red Rocks by the National.

In harrowing times like these with the recent flooding, I think it's safe to say we all share an unbridled compassion for our community, the friends and family members of ours whose lives have just been upended by the unrelenting torrential rains of the past week. Myself, I have a sister that lives up in Lyons, and while she's safe, her neighborhood is just absolutely decimated. Besides the property damage, the infrastructure is completely overwhelmed; there's no water, no sewer, no electricity, and it sounds like it's going to be months and months before things even remotely begin to get back to good.

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ZetaKaye drops three new This Ain't No Cowtown comps to benefit Mike Marchant

Dara Pieper
The three latest editions of ZetaKaye's This Ain't No Cowtown compilation series benefits Mike Marchant, with cover art by his friend Dara Pieper.

The ZetaKaye House has assembled another edition (well, editions, rather) of its This Ain't No Cowtown compilation. The fifth in the series, the comps (there's three) feature, among other things, a brand new tune from Andy Hamilton & the Whiskey Hitchers, the new eagerly-anticipated band led by frontman and former Houses mastermind, Andy Hamilton. In addition to that track, titled "Red-Handed Stranger," look for cuts from slew of local acts including Confluence, Chemistry Club and Native Daughters, among others. All three comps are available for download on Bandcamp, and all proceeds go directly to benefit Mike Marchant, who's recovering from his treatment for Hodgkin's Lymphoma.

See also: The music scene supports songwriter Mike Marchant as he battles cancer

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Dubstep icons join forces to help dreams come true for sixteen-year-old DJ battling cancer

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Tanner Seebaum playing Whomp Truck First Friday.

Update, 7:30 a.m. 6/28/13: After the Dreams Benefit Show at Cervantes last week, Tanner Seebaum, the sixteen-year-old boy battling brain cancer, received an invite to play during Electric Daisy Carnival at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino's Rehab pool party in Las Vegas. And now today, Beatport has tapped the young man to perform a live streamed set this afternoon prior to Blond:ish and Sagar V. Tune in at 3 p.m. (and be sure to use hashtag #Beats4Tanner on Instagram and Twitter).

See also:
- Whomp there it is! The story behind the ever popular, award-winning Whomp Truck
- DJ Ishe wants you to unplug from society
- The scene rallies around Mike Marchant, who was recently diagnosed with lymphoma

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Dirty Femmes and Gordon Gano to help raise money for victims of Oklahoma tornadoes

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Josiah Hesse

Tonight at the Oriental Theater, Gordon Gano of the Violent Femmes is sitting in again with the Dirty Femmes, the tribute act devoted to Gano's band and led by Jen Korte. That, in itself, is reason enough to make your way to the Oriental Theater, but here's another compelling reason: All of the proceeds from tonight's show will go directly toward helping victims of the recent Oklahoma tornadoes.

See also:
- Friday: Neighborly Love: A Fundraiser for Moore, Oklahoma, 6/7/13
- Review: The Dirty Femmes at hi-dive, 4/7/12
- Best of Denver 2013: Best Tribute Band - The Dirty Femmes

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R.I.P., Joe Cahill: Memorial, Monday at the Fox, with the Motet and members of Leftover Salmon

Some more sad news to report for a music community that's still grappling with the losses of some other dearly departed friends: If you haven't heard, Joe Cahill, Leftover Salmon's lighting designer, passed away last week in New Orleans.

According to an item filed by the New Orleans Times-Picayune, Cahill, who had just finished a string of dates with Leftover Salmon, was shot during a home invasion in New Orleans on Sunday, April 28, where he was reportedly involved in a disturbance.

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- R.I.P., Chris Haney
- R.I.P., Barry Fey
- Horns for Haney: A photo tribute to Chris Haney

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More benefits slated for Mike Marchant

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