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The new food you’ll find at Broncos games for the 2017-2018 season We asked a range of newsroom staffers — from twentysomethings to baby boomers, singles to spouses, LGBTQ, child-rearing and childless, senior editors to interns — to craft their ideal date nights in the Denver area, so when your Perfect Partner comes rolling through town, you won’t be so stressed out with the planning. Finally, finish off at a fancy cocktail bar, like Hudson Hill. — Graham Ambrose

Dylan Owens, Music EditorThe objective of a date night is to hark back to the days when your SO wasn’t your SO yet. Just not Broncos games. Tell her to meet you at a specific bench at a nearby park. With high pressure and endless options, a date can be a burden before it even begins. You are nervous that your partner won’t enjoy the food; unsure about whether the concert will be good; anxious about a million little things that ultimately define the feel of the night. Date night illustration by Jeff Neumann, The Denver Post. Do so, and apologize for how terrible the drawing is. With some friendly crowd-sourcing, crafting that ideal night out on the town doesn’t have to be daunting. After hitting all the rides, take a photo in your prom clothes in front of a bunch of snickering teenagers to show your date that you don’t care who in the world knows that you love her; post it on Instagram, tagging her ex-boyfriend. Check out these full-night options. Tell her you felt a selfie wouldn’t suffice for her beauty, and that you need to sketch her. Cheers your drinks, and do that thing where you intertwine arms before you sip. But have no fear. Then, hand her a blindfold and ear muffs and hail a car (nothing’s sexier than responsibility). Then, grab dinner at a place that’s quick and fun, like Avanti, Finn’s Manor or Star Kitchen, depending on her vibe. Then, give us your ideal night on social media using #datenightdenver. You’ll be sitting on a stool at an easel in front of the bench. If she hasn’t left at this point, congrats: This one’s a keeper.Time: 6 hoursCost per person: $60

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Date night can be tough. On a first date, you’re expected to hit it off with a complete stranger. Head to Lakeside Amusement Park, but don’t let her take off the blindfold or earmuffs — not until you’re both seated in the Cyclone, Lakeside’s rickety, 75-plus-year-old roller coaster that’s scary for the wrong reasons. Ask the bartender to make a drink for her based on her favorite things: watermelon, unicorns and heavy metal. In a marriage, you’re tasked with finding fun outside the everyday routine. The situation doesn’t always get easier with time.

Best shows: SZA and The Hotelier

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Surreal R&B singer SZA and throwback emo posse The Hotelier are our picks for the best shows around Denver this week. SZA

SZA, real name Solána Rowe, embodies the dissociated on “CTRL,” her major-label debut with Kendrick Lamar’s label imprint, Top Dawg Entertainment. But it’s Thick Business — the undercard band from Boise — that sets this lineup apart. The best part? The record has a hardscrabble snarl that lends it a lo-fi charm that both of those aforementioned bands have flirted with at some point. “Racing, Chasing” wisely cribs notes from a handful of venerable sources. Related Articles

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Globe Hall is hosting a “secret” show this weekend. 6. Rowe brings that world to the Gothic Theatre on Sept. The death of the party, cheating with your friend’s lover, reflexive self-examining poetry — it’s all rooted in the quotidian pain and penchants of millennials in a metro area. Review: The Guestlist, “Racing, Chasing”

The Denver’s The Guest List has been a dependable if predictable barroom act since it formed around frontman Josh Moorehead circa 2014. …and, a review of “Racing, Chasing,” an album from Denver’s workingman funk-rock band The Guestlist. Take the one at Globe Hall on Sept. While Moorehead’s linoleum-stomping jams may not move you beyond last call, there are enough highlights here to blow out the band’s own guest list when it plays the release show for “Racing, Chasing” at the Hi-Dive on Sept. 2. But no amount of spit shine can cover up this effort’s smatterings of lyrical placeholders (“I found a way of living / that’s taking and not giving / That’s wrong”). The show is just $5 with an RSVP via redbullsoundselect.com. On “Racing, Chasing,” its sophomore effort, the band makes an evolutionary leap to a worthy studio project. Tickets: $25.50-$30 via axs.com. The Hotelier, an angsty rock band out of Massachusetts, will bring its boot-strap emotional cherry bomb up last. 6, which packs three promising up-and-comers into one of Denver’s smaller, hipper rooms. See you there, and if you don’t make it out, follow our music musings on Twitter and our selfies on Instagram. Best shows: Santana and Rozwell Kid

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The Hotelier

Some bills are just better deals than others. “Lonely” echoes Nathaniel Rateliff’s success under his soul-rock project the Night Sweats; “Back to the Dream” and “Stone,” the latter its rightful single, sputter with the bluesy dust of the Black Keys. The band made an invigorating Denver debut at last year’s Underground Music Showcase, thanks to frontwoman Sarah Pincock whirly-gig take on indie. Denver’s own Overslept, an angular rock band who relishes in upending expectations, represents the local scene. If you do, mind where you put your jacket. On it, the 26 year old’s voice surfs on vaporous R&B, booming rhythms crashing down like cannonballs in the mist. Fans of Frank Ocean will recognize the allure — a dance party for the mind more than the body — of Rowe’s ethereal songwriting. But it sounds like it’s from a parallel universe where the world moves a little slower. SZA performs at the Gothic Theatre on Sept. We have some ideas what it could be. 6.

“Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats” certified gold by the RIAA

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Earlier this week, the band’s self-titled debut was certified gold in the United States, a recognition awarded by the Recording Industry Association of America for selling 500,000 album-equivalent units (that means streams and individual track downloads count, too). Read our 2012 feature on the Meese brothers here. (Rett Rogers, provided by Sacks & Co.)
Denver’s Nathaniel Rateliff sported a turquoise-and-silver chain on the cover of his debut album with the Night Sweats. The certification came exactly two years after the debut album was released, according to a release from Sacks & Co, the band’s media relations firm. A scene staple, Nate and his brother Pat (who is the Night Sweats’ drummer) have been a part of a bunch of Denver music projects that bear their last name, like the band Meese and the Meese Party, an unofficial Underground Music Showcase backyard concert series.

Blindwish – After Midnight lyrics

Take a rest, we’re not broken. Are you happier this way? Keeping me up, bringing me down. Should I throw my phone away? You turn crazy after midnight! Take a rest, we’re not broken. You’ve been holding on, holding on, so don’t let go,
Cause we’re not dead just yet. Stop counting all of my mistakes! Take a rest, we’re not broken. [Outro]
Take a breath for a moment,
You’ve been holding on, holding on to yesterday. [Intro]
You turn crazy after midnight! [Chorus]
Take a breath for a moment,
You’ve been holding on, holding on to yesterday. Out on the town, look at us now. You turn crazy after midnight! You’ve been holding on, holding on, so don’t let go,
Cause we’re not dead just yet. Tonight it’s just a Wednesday,
And you’re trying to pick a fight. [Verse 1]
Tomorrow is your birthday,
I better get it right. [Pre-Chorus]
Right now I’m laying in bed, reading your text,
Wondering what you’re gonna do next. [Bridge]
I’ll say sorry again if that’s what it takes
To make this all just go away. [Chorus]
Take a breath for a moment,
You’ve been holding on, holding on to yesterday. [Pre-Chorus]
Right now we’re playing roulette, stacking the deck,
Throwing the chips all on the red. I know I’m to blame, don’t throw me away. You turn crazy after midnight! You’ve been holding on, holding on, so don’t let go,
Cause we’re not dead just yet. Reminds me of those late nights
On the turnpike there with you. [Verse 2]
I found quarters in the ashtray
Of my friends beat up Subaru.

Netto Companny – A Sua Chance Já Lhe Dei lyrics

Lembra? As noites que sozinho cê me fez passar
Lembra? O quanto te pedi pra não me abandonar
Lembra? De quantas vezes você me chamou de amor
Deixa eu te lembrar

Quem bate esquece quem apanha lembra
Por isso não finge que o tempo curou
Sei que se arrepende mas não adianta
Um vaso quebrado não tem mas valor

Você perdeu o meu amor e agora quer voltar
Mas tem que entender que já tem outra em seu lugar
A decisão foi sua e eu só aceitei
Então meu bem entende que sua chance já lhe dei
A sua chance eu já lhe dei Daquelas ligações que você recusou
Lembra?

The Gospel Youth – Bloodlines//Love Stopped Me Coming Home lyrics

Your disappointment in my choice,
I can’t breathe without a voice. [Outro]
I promise you one day,
I will come back home and see you. I am trying to get better all the time,
I am trying to get better all the time,
I am trying to get better all the time. I just hope that in due time you can forgive me,
Love stopped me coming home. [Verse 1]
I stood outside your house for hours last night,
I didn’t make it past the porch lights,
Couldn’t bear to see you crying. [Chorus]
Well I promise you one day,
I will come back home and see you. I just hope that in due time you can forgive me,
Love stopped me coming home. And I’m sorry, please never think that I don’t love you,
It’s fucking hard to walk away,
I guess I’m scared to learn of all the ways you’ve changed. Your disappointment in my choice,
I can’t breathe without a voice. [Verse 2]
I found a photograph of the day we had in Brighton,
I sometimes wonder where the time went,
It’s been months since I went back. I know that all your lonely days,
They will not just disappear. [Chorus]
Well I promise you one day,
I will come back home and see you. I know if I don’t come back soon,
That last goodbye may last forever,
And I don’t think I can handle all that weight. I saw the colour of the front door’s changed from blue,
I guess you didn’t want reminders
Of the pain I put you through. I know that all your lonely days,
They will not just disappear. I know that all your lonely days,
They will not just disappear. I just hope that in due time you can forgive me,
Love stopped me coming home. [Bridge]
I know if I don’t come back soon,
That last goodbye may last forever,
And I don’t think I can handle all that weight. Your disappointment in my choice,
I can’t breathe without a voice.

Silverstein – Aquamarine lyrics

Sweat rolls down my face,
My bloody knuckles mark the stains,
My throat is closing up, I’m choking. (I wish you…)

[Chorus]
Fall on your knees and remove the sorrow,
Return the piece of my heart you borrowed. Your shocking look of self defeat,
So desperate. Things you used to say,
Could take the pain away. [Hook]
Same bed, we take no precautions,
Emotions, regrets and revenge. But now you’re gone and we’re falling faster,
We’re forgetting things that we used to master. [Outro]
Fall on your knees and remove the sorrow,
Return the piece of my heart you borrowed. Games we used to play,
Could take the pain away. But now you’re gone and we’re falling faster,
We’re forgetting things that we used to master. [Verse 2]
You packed your shit and went ahead,
My mind and my soul were left for dead,
I can’t believe you weren’t joking. Salt and lime I taste,
The sickest thoughts I can’t erase. Games we used to play,
Could take the pain away. The last step in killing the karma,
It makes sense from where we’ve been. You’re 2000 miles away,
Betrayers never change. The same car, same songs, same motions,
We hold hands, relive how we met,
But no talk, no reconciliation,
This train’s already left! Things you used to say,
Could take the pain away. And even six years later,
The dialogue, it stays the same. Did you think next April,
You’d be even further away. I think of the place where you fooled me,
Beside the tarmac you never came clean. I’m driving past the gruesome scene,
I’ll never forget this. [Pre-Chorus]
You know you could,
I wish you would. Things you used to say,
Could take the pain away. [Pre-Chorus]
You know you could,
(You know you could)
I wish you would. I can’t believe I wasn’t joking. Did you keep him faithful,
How many nights did you lay awake? [Bridge]
A ring in a box but not from me,
It’s still no diamond, it’s aquamarine. But now you’re gone and we’re falling faster,
We’re forgetting things that we used to master. [Verse 1]
I told you I wished that I was dead,
My eyes wouldn’t open up again. [Intro]
A ring in a box but not your dream,
It’s not a diamond, it’s aquamarine. These images won’t stop provoking. [Chorus]
Fall on your knees and remove the sorrow,
Return the piece of my heart you borrowed. You’ll never find your place of peace,
You’ll always regret this. Games we used to play,
Could take the pain away.

Ashland – Always Something lyrics

[Bridge]
I’m still here somehow,
Angels march me now. I must turn around and face my mistakes,
I can’t live this way. [Pre-Chorus]
I don’t have the strength to run every day,
And this I’ve made it ain’t going away. [Chorus]
I’ve always thrown caution to the wind,
I thought I’d get away with it. [Verse 1]
Always something just around the corner,
Coming, coming to take me out. I’m still here somehow,
Angels march me now. [Chorus]
I’ve always thrown caution to the wind,
I thought I’d get away with it. I must turn around and face my mistakes,
I can’t live this way. [Pre-Chorus]
I don’t have the strength to run every day,
And this I’ve made it ain’t going away. Here I am again,
Yeah, here I am again. [Verse 2]
Always someone trying to teach a lesson,
Learning, learning nothing at all. I’m just a fragile girl who’s been broken,
With nothing, nothing to save me now. Here I am again,
Yeah, here I am again. Here I am again,
Yeah, here I am again. [Outro]
Always something just around the corner,
Coming, coming to take me out. Cause I’m just a girl who was never protected,
Until I take the blame for every fall. [Chorus]
I’ve always thrown caution to the wind,
I thought I’d get away with it. I’m still here somehow,
I’m still here somehow.