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News from 3/2011

FRI, MAR 11, 2011 at 6:36 AM

pure sunshine

Last month we posted the sad news of Ricky Kulwicki’s passing. Ricky played in The Fluid and provided us with powerful music and memories. We have information that we’d like to share about upcoming benefit shows as well as his family foundation.

If you’d like to make a donation to The Rick Kulwicki Memorial Fund, you can do so here


Pure Sunshine: Rick Kulwicki Celebration & Benefit – Friday & Saturday, March 25th and 26th, 2011. Doors 8pm, Show 8:30 pm. ****Advance tickets for both shows are $15. Two-day passes are $30.

AEG Live formally announces “Pure Sunshine,” a two-day benefit concert celebrating Rick Kulwicki, guitarist of Sub Pop recording artists and seminal Denver rock band The Fluid, on Friday, March 25 and Saturday, March 26, at the Bluebird Theater. Tickets go on sale Saturday, March 5th at 10 a.m. Please join the Bluebird Theater in supporting the local rock community.
Rick Kulwicki was a longtime and beloved member of the Denver music community. In addition to his groundbreaking work as a guitarist of legendary Denver band The Fluid, he also contributed to the Frantix and the Buckingham Squares. He is survived by two teenage twin sons, two sisters, and his mother. Pure Sunshine is a celebration of everything Rick achieved and everyone he influenced. As plans for Pure Sunshine began, word leaked and the response has been overwhelming. What was once a single-night event has evolved into a two-night event featuring some of Denver’s best bands! Below is the tentative line up, subject to change:

Friday March 25
The Swayback
Bonnie Situation
Pitch Invasion
18 Wheeler
Ill Cativo

Saturday March 26
The Overcasters
Buckingham Squares
The Omens
The Genuises
Git Some

Tickets for the Bluebird event will be $15 per night. A 2-day pass is available for $30 and includes a commemorative event poster. Tickets are available at and all Ticketmaster outlets. Tickets are available without service charge at the Bluebird and Ogden box offices on show nights and at the Ogden every Saturday from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. All proceeds from Pure Sunshine will be donated to a memorial fund to benefit Rick’s twin boys. Additionally, donations can be made to the Richard Kulwicki Memorial Fund at any Wells Fargo bank. Each ticket purchased to Bluebird Theater shows in July and August will also include a 25-cent donation to this memorial fund.

Posted by megan jasper

TUE, MAR 8, 2011 at 1:01 AM

Hear new Shabazz Palaces track

Click here to hear “An Echo From the Hosts that Profess Infinitum.”

Black Up is the new sonic move from Shabazz Palaces. Like rich velvet hijabs or gold threaded abayas. Luxury as understood by the modest. Shabazz Palaces. If Bedouins herded beats instead of goats and settled in Seattle instead of the Atlas Mountains, this would be their album. Forward thinkers but nostalgic for a sparer time when ancient astronomers only recognized five planets. Hip hop. Black light uses electromagnetic radiation to eradicate microorganisms, but shabazz didn’t come to kill a sound, just to shine their own incandescent lamp on this. Hear. Hard and clear. Fifty thousand years in the making. Honorable. palaceer pink gators. Produced by Knife Knights. plcrs at Gunbeat Serenade Studio in Outplace Palacelands. It was recorded and mixed in Lixx-alog by Blood.

Shabazz Palaces will be playing this years SXSW music festival in Austin, Texas. Please see below for a full list of shows.

Shabazz Palaces @ SXSW 2011

Thursday March 17
Pitchfork Day Party @ East Side Drive (In 1001 E. Sixth St, 2:00 pm)

Friday March 18
Gorilla vs. Bear Day Party @ Klub Krucial (612 East 6th Street, 5:00 pm)

Sub Pop Showcase @ Red 7 (611 E 7th St, 8:50 pm)

Posted by Bekah Zietz