About Author: Johne Edge

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http://www.stereo-phonicphotography.com/
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Wherever the music is, you'll find me with my camera, shooting on street corners, from barstools at clubs, from the side of the stage at theaters, and from photo pits in places like Red Rocks. Clicking away, trying to capture the emotive essence of music, and all those moments that we forget because of one too many Pabst Blue Ribbons.

Posts by Johne Edge

  • Do you remember a time when you cranked the stereo up as loud as you could get away with to drown out the world and wallow in your teen angst?  A time when Motley Crue was shouting at the devil because Satan could no longer hear them, having been deafened by the emergence of thrash metal? Two of the genre's biggest names, Slayer and Anthrax, invaded the Fillmore and it was one hell of a night!

    Slayer & Anthrax – October 10th – The Fillmore

    Do you remember a time when you cranked the stereo up as loud as you could get away with to drown out the world and wallow in your teen angst? A time when Motley Crue was shouting at the devil because Satan could no longer hear them, having been deafened by the emergence of thrash metal? Two of the genre's biggest names, Slayer and Anthrax, invaded the Fillmore and it was one hell of a night!

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  • How does a band remain relevant nearly thirty years later?  They do what "X" does and play straight forward honest to God Rock and Roll just like they did when they started in 1977.  Last Friday "X" from Los Angeles played a show in Denver to help the Summit Music Hall celebrate their 6th anniversary.  If Friday was any indication, you do not want to miss any of the rest of this special concert series that commemorates this milestone.

    “X” – April 1st – Summit Music Hall

    How does a band remain relevant nearly thirty years later? They do what "X" does and play straight forward honest to God Rock and Roll just like they did when they started in 1977. Last Friday "X" from Los Angeles played a show in Denver to help the Summit Music Hall celebrate their 6th anniversary. If Friday was any indication, you do not want to miss any of the rest of this special concert series that commemorates this milestone.

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  • Mexican Mariachi music is made to move you. It is direct, driving, and designed to instill emotion.  Most songs are about machismo, love, betrayal, death, politics, and revolutionary heroes.  All of this was perfect for a group that came out of L.A. and would become known as the world's first and only Heavy Metal Mariachi band.  On Friday, Soda Jerk presented an all ages showing of Metalachi, the world's first and only heavy metal mariachi band.

    Metalachi – February 19th – Marquis Theatre

    Mexican Mariachi music is made to move you. It is direct, driving, and designed to instill emotion. Most songs are about machismo, love, betrayal, death, politics, and revolutionary heroes. All of this was perfect for a group that came out of L.A. and would become known as the world's first and only Heavy Metal Mariachi band. On Friday, Soda Jerk presented an all ages showing of Metalachi, the world's first and only heavy metal mariachi band.

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  • The Platte river may not run green like the Chicago River, but Denverites are no less zealous in their celebration of the patron saint of Ireland.  The celebration began on Saturday March 14th, and continued through March 17th in what seemed like a four day non-ending pub crawl.  With a firm constitution, and cast iron liver, I made it through all this year's celebratory activities which culminated in a great night of locals only music at the Bluebird Theater on Colfax.

    Front Side Five – March 17th – Bluebird Theater

    The Platte river may not run green like the Chicago River, but Denverites are no less zealous in their celebration of the patron saint of Ireland. The celebration began on Saturday March 14th, and continued through March 17th in what seemed like a four day non-ending pub crawl. With a firm constitution, and cast iron liver, I made it through all this year's celebratory activities which culminated in a great night of locals only music at the Bluebird Theater on Colfax.

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  • As the North Denver neighborhood they are located in reinvents itself, the owners of The Oriental Theater are working hard to preserve and protect what many consider the historical heart of the neighborhood. If they continue to bring in shows like Friday's Banyan concert, they are well on their way to doing so.  This is a band that somehow was greater than it's individual parts.  The music that they filled the Oriental Theater with was alive and expansive, making it one of the best shows of 2015 so far according to some.

    Banyan – March 6th – Oriental Theater

    As the North Denver neighborhood they are located in reinvents itself, the owners of The Oriental Theater are working hard to preserve and protect what many consider the historical heart of the neighborhood. If they continue to bring in shows like Friday's Banyan concert, they are well on their way to doing so. This is a band that somehow was greater than it's individual parts. The music that they filled the Oriental Theater with was alive and expansive, making it one of the best shows of 2015 so far according to some.

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  • Monday night must have been a quiet one for most of Colfax.  With the glow of the street’s steadfast and proven neon signs failing to deliver the usual patrons it must have felt eerily quiet.  Normally coveted bar stools were sitting unused and the long lines at the liquor stores and dispensaries were a lot shorter.  I know all this to be true because Hank 3 filled the Ogden Theatre with the types of people that frequent Colfax, a place that Playboy Magazine once called "the longest, wickedest street in America."

    Hank 3 – October 6th – Ogden Theatre

    Monday night must have been a quiet one for most of Colfax. With the glow of the street’s steadfast and proven neon signs failing to deliver the usual patrons it must have felt eerily quiet. Normally coveted bar stools were sitting unused and the long lines at the liquor stores and dispensaries were a lot shorter. I know all this to be true because Hank 3 filled the Ogden Theatre with the types of people that frequent Colfax, a place that Playboy Magazine once called "the longest, wickedest street in America."

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  • Cervantes’ venues still bring the diverse and lively music scene to Five Points that author Jack Kerouac once visited the neighborhood for some sixty-seven years ago.  On this night Fishbone provided the life, joy, kicks, and darkness that has long been the musical bloodline of Five Points.  Between the swirling pit of moshers, the saxophones, trumpets, and blaring trombones, screaming guitars, thumping bass and bombastic drumming, the night was madness.

    Fishbone – August 15th, 2014 – Cervantes’ Other Side

    Cervantes’ venues still bring the diverse and lively music scene to Five Points that author Jack Kerouac once visited the neighborhood for some sixty-seven years ago. On this night Fishbone provided the life, joy, kicks, and darkness that has long been the musical bloodline of Five Points. Between the swirling pit of moshers, the saxophones, trumpets, and blaring trombones, screaming guitars, thumping bass and bombastic drumming, the night was madness.

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  • The DEVOted were out adorned in their plastic power domes.  Legend has it that the Dome Hat collects energy that escapes from the crown of the human head and pushes it back into the Medula Oblongata for increased mental energy.  Not sure if Devo founding member Jerry Casales really had this in mind when they came up with the design or not, but I can tell you that the line to get in was abuzz with energy and anticipation for the night's show.

    Devo – June 23rd – Summit Music Hall

    The DEVOted were out adorned in their plastic power domes. Legend has it that the Dome Hat collects energy that escapes from the crown of the human head and pushes it back into the Medula Oblongata for increased mental energy. Not sure if Devo founding member Jerry Casales really had this in mind when they came up with the design or not, but I can tell you that the line to get in was abuzz with energy and anticipation for the night's show.

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  • In the shadow of Coors Field, and just down the street from the Denver Rescue Mission lies the Marquis Theater.  Maybe it is good that the Denver Rescue Mission promises in neon that "God Saves", because promoter Soda Jerk Presents keeps booking a steady stream of the Devils Music at the Marquis.  Tonight's bill of MF Ruckus and Metalachi would be no exception.  Jesus or Satan, Heaven or Hell, the choice is yours in LoDo

    Metalachi – June 20th – Marquis Theatre

    In the shadow of Coors Field, and just down the street from the Denver Rescue Mission lies the Marquis Theater. Maybe it is good that the Denver Rescue Mission promises in neon that "God Saves", because promoter Soda Jerk Presents keeps booking a steady stream of the Devils Music at the Marquis. Tonight's bill of MF Ruckus and Metalachi would be no exception. Jesus or Satan, Heaven or Hell, the choice is yours in LoDo

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  • Colfax is the street that doesn't sleep; open 24 hours there is always something going on.  Last week the Gypsy Punk of Gogol Bordello poured out the venue doors of the Ogden Theater. Inside the crowd jumped with fists in the air as front-man Eugene Hütz whipped the crowd up into a frenzy with a stage presence that was very reminiscent of Iggy Pop. A whirling dervish, he moved in and out of the seven other band members as they played.

    Gogol Bordello – April 29th – Ogden Theatre

    Colfax is the street that doesn't sleep; open 24 hours there is always something going on. Last week the Gypsy Punk of Gogol Bordello poured out the venue doors of the Ogden Theater. Inside the crowd jumped with fists in the air as front-man Eugene Hütz whipped the crowd up into a frenzy with a stage presence that was very reminiscent of Iggy Pop. A whirling dervish, he moved in and out of the seven other band members as they played.

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