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Denver music festival’s contract will get an extra week of scrutiny from City Council

Added Joanne Weiss, who lives across the street from the golf course: “From the beginning, our voices have been drowned out by a tsunami of hype and propaganda.”
Superfly, the New York City-based outfit behind the Outside Lands festival in San Francisco and rural Tennessee’s Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, has eyed Overland Park Golf Course for a new music fest that would occur on the second or third weekend of each September, starting in 2018. In south Denver, some neighbors cringe while others embrace the idea. “This may be huge for us.”
While Overland Park Neighborhood Association leaders have been among the festival’s supporters, the prospect of the event has drawn heavy opposition from some neighbors, particularly those who live immediately south of the course. and attracted 28 speaker sign-ups. Superfly & Denver parks getting some more skeptical questions from council members (i.e. They saved their vote for July 31 after Councilman Jolon Clark, whose south Denver district includes Overland Park, requested the one-week delay on consideration of the contract. Cosmos Star Projector
Neighbors of Overland Park Golf Course had plenty to say Monday about a proposed five-year contract with a major festival producer for a new three-day event each September, but Denver City Council members said they needed more time to decide the issue. This story was first published on DenverPost.com City officials delivered the agreement last Tuesday, so the delay gave the council 13 days to look it over. Concerns have focused on the festival’s environmental impact, the appropriateness of parkland for a large paid event and the potential effects on neighbors. The city would allow Superfly to take over the golf course for up to five weeks after Labor Day for set-up and tear-down around the event dates. The producers envision an event that draws 30,000 to 40,000 people a day but grows to up to 80,000, the maximum set by Denver’s proposed contract. Lots of size-related questions. “Out-of-town residents are going to come to the festival, and they’re going to find their new favorite artist — and it may be a Denver artist,” Max Hirsh said. Everything we know about Denver’s proposed massive music festival

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“Remember when Colorado turned down the Olympics?” said Kathy Hamilton, who lives in northwest Denver. “Our state didn’t want the crowd nor the expense. Overland Park neighborhood is rejecting the equivalent of the Olympics.”
She added: “The city of Denver often exceeds the carrying capacity of its neighborhoods,” suggesting that city officials urge Superfly Productions to look instead at other places with plentiful on-site parking. Related Articles

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— Jon Murray (@JonMurray) July 25, 2017
Some speakers saw opportunity for Denver businesses and musicians. — Jon Murray (@JonMurray) July 25, 2017
Superfly would pay $200,000 to lease the course, and Denver could pocket many times that amount from a 10 percent seat tax and other considerations in the contract, while Superfly would have to submit about a dozen logistical and security plans in advance each year. The late-night hearing began at 9:30 p.m. Seems pretty clear that the music festival contract, if it passes, will be somewhat of a split vote.

UMS 2017: For bruising Boulder bands the Velveteers and Bandits, rock is in their blood

He played his first club shows soon after, counting on his mom, Pollyanna, to give him a ride to the Larimer Lounge when his other classmates at Longmont’s Silver Creek High School were getting dropped off at soccer practice. “Demi had some imaginary friends,” Lulu said. Take this quiz and we’ll tell you

“Institutional learning for rock stars? A cut-to-the-bone single like “Death Hex” is a good example why: Coming out of a Boulder band, it’s as uncanny as stumbling on a portal to the underworld at a Ben & Jerry’s. They’re following their bliss.”
You don’t have to be related to get that. Though John and Demi experimented with high school, they, like Lulu, ended up graduating from what they call “online school,” less nerdy slang for home school. John did consider attending college for music, like his mother did. It was the kind of mortifying experience that siblings inevitably have at one point in their lives, that spot-welds their souls together in shared anguish. Gathered around the kitchen table at their parents’ house, Lulu and John are quick to defend Demi’s quirky childhood, one where she counted on rocks and a gala apple named “Paige” for companionship. “There’s a bunch of good music out there, but you rarely come across something that blows you back like that,” said Sproul, who’s been a part of the local music scene for 16 years, of the band’s “huge” upcoming release. “We all do.”)
Mostly, though, they’re channeling their rock heroes. As a father and someone familiar with the industry, he’s cautiously optimistic about his kids’ futures. (Pollyanna was a first-chair trumpeter at the University of Colorado in Boulder.) But after checking out Los Angeles’ Musicians Institute, he and his father realized that John was already working on the lessons they were offering, which they decided weren’t worth the money. “I knew then she was a force to be reckoned with,” Edwards said. With hardly any practice, their rendition of Elvis’ “Hound Dog” managed to bomb at a church talent show. “At least they’re doing what they’re passionate about. But as he knows, it’s never a certainty. (Vince Chandler, The Denver Post)

The set floored Rose Hill Drive guitarist Daniel Sproul. Demi took him up on the invitation in May to record what will be released as the band’s first EP. Though Bandits has been around two years longer, Demi’s Velveteers has had more immediate attention. It’s visceral enough to have made fans out of a band she holds among her biggest influences: Boulder’s Rose Hill Drive. Demi, the only one of the three who still lives in the house, said she’d recently conducted a seance with her friends on a candle-strewn table in her room, which is decorated with an upside-down rose, a porcelain doll, and other Gothic trappings that pay quiet homage to Wednesday Addams. Both bands will play the 17th annual Underground Music Showcase this weekend. The band, which toured with The Who during its peak popularity in 2006, played a New Year’s Eve gig in Fort Collins last year with the Velveteers as its openers. Needless to say, it was a far cry from Bandits’ current polished live sets. “Who doesn’t?”
“We don’t feel competition,” John said. Deap Vally’s Julie Edwards remembers hearing “these great, precise, heavy riffs” in a hallway outside the dressing room before the show, and turned the corner to find Demi, who was just 17 at the time. Bandits also play Globe Hall on July 31. They blame Nick Demitro, their father, who put them up to it. In a makeshift recording studio tucked between the garage and the basement, he’d conjure Elvis into the morning’s wee hours, zeroing in on the minutiae of The King’s honeyed, weathered baritone. None of the three has had a traditional upbringing since. The bands first crossed paths when the Velveteers was paired with Deap Vally for an opening gig at the Larimer Lounge in 2016. We’re invested in each other.”

It’s been that way since they first played a show together about a decade ago. None of the kids has plans to go to college right now. “A lot of what each band does is talked about between all three of us. “It’s just a matter of time before it starts to catch fire for them.”
Given that quick hit of success and the nature of sibling bands (ahem, Oasis), this kind of favoritism could easily set the stage for a sibling rivalry. Though neither band has been around long enough to get a debut LP out the door, both have made a splash in the Colorado music scene, and in the case of the Velveteers, beyond. By the time John turned 14, he had developed the same musical obsession, spring-boarding from Eric Clapton covers and pentatonic scales into his first band, a reggae-ska outfit called Baseline. A break seems inevitable for the kids, he figured. But you don’t get that sense from the brother and sisters. Brother/sister combo Demi and John Demitro make up the main component of the sometimes three-piece band, John also plays in Boulder-based Bandits with his other sister LuLu. In the parking lot after the show, he offered to record the Velveteers. It was a bookend moment for Pollyanna, who used to drag each of the kids to perform almost every day at the musical theater company she worked at when they were toddlers. Related Articles

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Can’t decide what bands to see at UMS 2017? “If it doesn’t come, that’s fine,” he said. Now a life coach to stars like Mel Gibson and Robert Downey Jr., father Nick has a unique insight into what it takes to break out in the entertainment industry — and what it doesn’t. Last summer, the Velveteers was tapped by up-and-coming Los Angeles rock duo Deap Vally to open for them on a short tour of the U.K., where it gained a small following playing to packed, 400-plus capacity houses. Now, in two of Boulder’s most promising rock bands, they interpret those rock ghosts rather than aping them: John and Lulu in their smoldering rock ensemble Bandits and Demi’s band the Velveteers, which John also serves in as one of two drummers. No such thing,” Nick said. The Demitro children — John, 24, Lulu, 22, and Demi, 20  — have been channeling spirits in the basement of their parents’ idyllic north Boulder house for almost as long as they can remember. A four-day wristband costs $55-$75 via theums.com. (“She likes creepy stuff,” older brother John said, swaddled in a velvet shirt on a muggy July afternoon. In their teenage years, it was through devoutly studied cover songs, divining Stevie Ray Vaughan and John Lennon through the guitars, piano and drum set strewn around the basement-turned-practice-space. Backed by two drummers, Demi fronts a doom-rock ambush, the under-21 X’s on her hands flashing over the fretboard to ring out guttural notes from her baritone electric guitar. The Velveteers plays at the Fox Theater as part of a show put on by the Underground Music Showcase in Boulder, CO on June 29, 2017. Catch The Velveteers and Bandits at the Underground Music Showcase this weekend. The Velveteers will play Gary Lee’s Motorcycle Club at midnight on July 29; the Bandits will play the Skylark Lounge on July 30 at 11 p.m. A self-taught musician, Nick estimated he’s spent thousands of hours making himself look, move and especially sound like Elvis Presley.

Testimony on former Denver radio host’s earnings in Taylor Swift lawsuit will be allowed

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Opp “may not offer opinions stating his own view” of Mueller’s “quantified value” in the radio industry, nor can he opine on Mueller’s “employability.” Opp will, however, be allowed to offer opinion on “past and future wage loss” to a limited extent. Taylor Swift performs to a sold out crowd June 2, 2013 during her Red Tour stop in Denver at Pepsi Center. District Judge William Martinez ruled that Opp can testify in an upcoming trial, although the judge limited his testimony. Opp will not be allowed to opine on the value of future lost earnings of Mueller’s 401(k) through KYGO in part because Opp used Mueller’s statements in valuing the plan, but he did not contact KYGO directly for such information. This story was first published on DenverPost.com A former radio host who is suing music star Taylor Swift in federal court in Denver will be allowed to present expert testimony on economic loss he’s suffered since being fired, but it will be limited. Swift alleges that Mueller inappropriately touched her buttocks during a June 2013 backstage meet-and-greet at a Pepsi Center concert. Any testimony Opp is allowed to present will be open to “vigorous cross-examination, presentation of contrary evidence and careful instruction on the burden of proof, traditional and appropriate means of attacking shaky but admissible evidence,” Martinez ruled. “Analysis of lost future earnings is inherently subject to uncertainty, including the possibility that an employee might not continue his or her employment as long as desired, for a variety of reasons,” Martinez ruled. Over a span of 2013 to 2027, Opp, in the report, estimated Mueller’s 401(k) losses at approximately $500,000. Mueller, according to a report written by Opp, had planned to work in radio for another six and a half to 11 and a half years. Defense attorneys representing Swift filed a motion to quash testimony by Jeffery B. Swift’s motion to “exclude the expert report, opinions and testimony” of Opp is “granted in part, and denied in part,” the judge ruled. Mueller had told Opp that his annualized 401(k) contribution amounts were equivalent to 10.59 percent of his gross earnings, according to the court document. Mueller was fired after the allegations and filed a 2015 lawsuit against the singer.

Birdy Nam Nam – Cadillac Dreams lyrics

Love life, drive slow
Let the stars hidden in your mind glow
Cadillac dreams,

Pack your troubles in the trunk of the limousine
Black lights, high heels
A fine lady moving in her tight jeans
Move slowly if you wanna get to know me

Love life, drive slow
Let the stars hidden in your mind glow
Cadillac dreams,
Pack your troubles in the trunk of the limousine
Black lights, high heels
A fine lady moving in her tight jeans
Move slowly if you wanna get to know me

Hit the switch, visualize
Read the lights in the California skies
Hit the switch, visualize
Read the lights in the California skies
Hit the switch, visualize
Read the lights in the California skies
Hit the switch, visualize
Read the lights in the California skies

Cadillac dreams,
Vack your troubles in the trunk of the limousine
Take your time if you wanna get to know me

Hit the switch, visualize
Read the lights in the California skies
Hit the switch, visualize
Read the lights in the California skies
Hit the switch, visualize
Read the lights in the California skies
Hit the switch, visualize
Read the lights in the California skies
Hit the switch, visualize
Read the lights in the California skies
Hit the switch, visualize
Read the lights in the California skies

JUA – Today Will Never Come Back lyrics

I woke up this morning
With a brand new point of view
On the wide world that surrounds me
And what I must get through

Today will never come back
That’s why I do things now
I know I’m on the right track
And it feels just right, now

I’ve learn a lot about myself
I’ve struggled and passed the test
A fire burns inside me
I know that I deserve the best

Today will never come back
That’s why I do things now
I know I’m on the right track
And it feels just right, now

Ain’t life amazing, just great
Destiny and me, hand in hand
Ain’t life amazing, just great
Dreams come true, sky turned blue
Sky turned blue, sky turned blue

Today will never come back
That’s why I do things now
I know I’m on the right track
And it feels just right, now

Boy’s 24 – E lyrics

Nuni businda biccui teoneol
Tonggwahan sungan sijakdoen time
Ne nunape hyeonsiri dwae
New Utopia yeah
Sigani doen geoya yeogiseon nareul bwa
Saeropge changjodoen
Boys make super new world

Gamatdeon nuneul tteo
Geopnaeji marajwo
Kkumeseo kkaeeo kkeullyeo
Deureoga
Rock my world
Miraen nunape waisseo
Jal bwa saeroun sijak
Uriga mandeun nuni busin sesangeul bwa

We are the E-Energy
Tteugeopge pokbalhan power
E-Mergency kkumi aniya
Neoui E-Lectricity seuwichireul kyeojulge
Banjjak jjarithan neukkim
Saeroun bicheul nae i sungan

Neoui E-Energy
Neoui E-Mergency
Neoui E-Letricity
Uril ttarawa

Yeongwonhan eternity biccnaneun sonyeonui kkum
Saero sseuyeojil mirae yeogi
Uril jikyeobomyeon dwae
We are E

Somebody call the doctor
Somebody call the doctor
Somebody call the doctor
Somebody call the doctor

Wiaraero eoduwotdeon geu sigi
Sijageun boiji anhneun meonji
Zero base geu wie seun
Segye modeun bimireul malhaejulge
Saeropge baeyeoldoen DNA heureum wie
Urin sesangeul yeoneun new key
Geopdo eopsi dojeonhan one dream
Uriga neol annaehae
Boys make the new world

Ginjangeul pureojwo neol kkaego nawajwo
Deo keuge ssodajineun eneoji
Rock your world
Dareun jonjaero taeeona
Jal bwa nae nun soge neol
Neoui miraeneun narobuteo sijagi dwae

We are the E-Energy
Tteugeopge pokbalhan power
E-Mergency kkumi aniya
Neoui E-Lectricity seuwichireul kyeojulge
Banjjak jjarithan neukkim
Saeroun bicceul nae i sungan

Neoui E-Energy
Neoui E-Mergency
Neoui E-Letricity
Uril ttarawa

Yeongwonhan eternity biccnaneun sonyeonui kkum
Saero sseuyeojil mirae yeogi
Uril jikyeobomyeon dwae
We are E

Saeropge jeonguidwaesseo
Yeogi jinhwadoen cell’s in me
Dareun piui human that is me yeah
Neowa hamkke gago sipeo nal ttarawa

Somebody call the doctor
Somebody call the doctor
Somebody call the doctor
Somebody call the doctor

We are the E-Energy
Tteugeopge pokbalhan power
E-Mergency hwansangui sijak
Neoui E-Lectricity seuwichireul kyeojulge
Gamjeoni dwae jjarithan
Saeroun sunganeul neukkyeobwa neoui

E-Energy
Tteugeopge pokbalhan power
E-Mergency hwansangui sijak
Neoui E-Lectricity seuwichireul kyeojulge
Banjjak nollaun neukkim
Saeroun segyereul barabwa

Neoui E-Energy
Neoui E-Mergency
Neoui E-Letricity
Nareul ttarawa

Biccnaneun eternity
Yeongwonhan sonyeonui kkum
Neoui ape boilge
Ijeneun modeun geol jeungmyeonghae
We are E

Eagleman Band – My Savior Majesty lyrics

He gives his love to all, and hopes we’ll heed His call
Knowing He died for me, that’s my Savior Majesty. Your Spirit won’t you give, with faith enough to live
Knowing He died for me, that’s my Savior Majesty. One who can make rainbows or a lovely sweet red rose
His saving grace flows free; He’s my Savior who loves me. Come dwell within my heart; help me to do my part. Setting our spirits free, He’s my Savior who loves me. He’s brighter than the sun and He’s God’s only one
With such humility, He’s my Savior who loves me. He works to save lost souls, and helps us change our goals. It’s Jesus the only one, whose strength can move mountains,
Or still my enemy. He’s my Savior who loves me. With power to rule us all, yet patient when I fall,
Knowing He died for me, that’s my Savior Majesty. Knowing He died for me, that’s my Savior Majesty.