Nine Things You Should Know About the City of Denver's New Ticketing Deal with AXS

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Aaron Thackeray
All shows at Red Rocks will be ticketed through AXS under the terms of the new contract.
On November 17, Denver City Council passed an ordinance establishing AXS, a ticketing company co-owned by Anschutz Entertainment Group, as the exclusive ticketing provider from January 1, 2015, until December 31, 2019, for venues owned by the City of Denver. You can read all 47 thrilling pages of the agreement here.

The locations covered by the contract are: Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Denver Coliseum, Ellie Caulkins Opera House, the Buell Theatre, Boettcher Concert Hall, the McNichols Building, Bellco Theatre, the Denver Performing Arts Complex (that's any events in the Galleria or the Sculpture Park) and the Colorado Convention Center.

Basically, that means that for the next five years, whenever you go to an event at any of those venues (including the Great American Beer Festival, certain touring theatrical productions and the many concerts at Red Rocks), you'll buy your ticket through AXS. The arrangement has brought up numerous questions from numerous people. Here are the answers to a few of them.

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Denver Metal Musicians on Stage Security and Violence at Shows

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In The Company Of Serpents thinks the Dimebag Darrell shooting should highlight the need to treat mental health. Album release show Friday January 16th at the Marquis Theater.
Stage security has been a contentious issue in the decade since the death of Pantera guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott. Lamb Of God vocalist Randy Blythe was famously cleared of manslaughter in Czech Republic after a fan died from complications of a stage diving injury in 2010. More recently, NOFX vocalist Fat Mike made amends for kicking a fan in the face when he was startled by the fan's friendly embrace on stage. Every Time I Die offered no such sympathy to a fan who tried to take a selfie on stage, mid-song. Guitarist Jordan Buckley kicked the phone out of his hand and stood by his action on Twitter. Slipknot percussionist Chris Fehn denounced moshing as a form of bullying earlier this week. Westword caught up with six Denver bands for their thoughts about fan on-stage antics, mosh pits and post-Dimebag stage security.

See also: Six Reasons To Always Stage-Dive

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Flashbulb Fires Are Breaking Up

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Beloved Denver band Flashbulb Fires is officially no more. "Today is the end of an era for us," the band wrote on their Facebook page and web site early yesterday morning.

See also: Quickly Rising Colorado Band You, Me & Apollo Is Breaking Up

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Quickly Rising Colorado Band You, Me & Apollo Is Breaking Up

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Isa Jones
You, Me & Apollo at the Bluebird earlier this year.
It has been a big year for You, Me & Apollo. The Fort Collins-based group released its second full-length album Sweet Honey to acclaim and set off on a successful national tour. What should be a joyous homecoming show at Hodi's Half Note at the end of the month will now be a somber farewell show, as the band has decided to end the year by ending You, Me & Apollo.

See also: A Reminder of Why You Should Go to Local Shows, Courtesy of You, Me and Apollo

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The Hunger Games Soundtrack Is Awful and Not a Soundtrack

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Eric Gruneisen. More here.
Lorde is so much better than this.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 soundtrack is officially out in anticipation of the film release Friday. As is increasingly common practice for these types of blockbusters, it features a ridiculous array of music talent -- Lorde, Stromae, Pusha T, Q-Tip and HAIM are all on the first track. But besides "Yellow Flicker Beat" by Lorde, which is a straight-up fantastic song, the whole thing sucks, hard. But that shouldn't be a surprise.

See also: Why Lorde Isn't a Goth

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Mile High Soul Club Moves to Syntax Physic Opera With Guest Nick Waterhouse

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Brandon Marshall. Full slide show here.
Mile High Soul Club at its former home of Beauty Bar.
After spending a couple of years at Beauty Bar, the long-tenured monthly Mile High Soul Club has found a new home at Syntax Physic Opera.

Syntax Physic Opera is a much different aesthetic than Beauty Bar, but the space has been hosting music nights and performances ever since it opened back in July.

See also: Best Club Night Denver 2014 - Mile High Soul Club

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Telluride Bluegrass and Brown Note Productions Nominated for Pollstar Awards

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Emerald O'Brien
Telluride Bluegrass isn't suffering much for its setting, either.
Pollstar is the most well-known trade publication for the live music industry, so its annual awards are worth taking seriously. So congratulations to the Telluride Bluegrass Festival and Brown Note Productions, the two Colorado representatives on this year's ballot. Telluride is up for Music Festival of the Year, and Brown Note is nominated for Sound Company of the year.

See also: Nine Months After Colorado's Worst Flood, the Musicians of Lyons Are Ready for a Comeback


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There Are Two Days Left in Chimney Choir's Masterful Crowd-Funding Campaign

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Chimney Choir is in the middle of an indiegogo campaign to help fund the recording of its new album. But instead of posting Facebook statuses asking friends and strangers for a few bucks, the band, true to their experimental pop nature, decided to get creative.

See also: Seven of Denver's Most Underrated Bands

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Support From Denver Helped Residual Kid Attract a Massive Label Deal

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Denver is a music haven, there's no debating it. The city is constantly referred to when people talk about vibrant music scenes and collaborative spirits, and is full of some damn good artists. It even has more venues than "live music capital of the world" Austin, TX.

The benefit of that enthusiasm for music is not limited to Denver bands, as it turns out. Today, Residual Kid (of -- hey! -- Austin) announced that it had signed with Sire, the label co-founded by Warner VP Seymour Stein. In doing so, it joins Madonna, the Talking Heads, the Replacements and more. And Denver deserves some of the credit.

See also: How the Teens of Residual Kid Earned Famous Fans and National Tours

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There is Now a Big Head Todd and the Monsters Moonshine

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Big Head Todd and the Monsters at Red Rocks
Eric Gruneisen
If you're the kind of Coloradoan who enjoys listening to Big Head Todd and the Monsters while drinking hard alcohol, perhaps at the band's annual Red Rocks show, then their is something new you should put at the top of your holiday shopping list -- Colorado Sun 'Shine.

See also: Big Head Todd & the Monsters Serenade Astronauts

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