Upcoming Mostly Harmless Live Events & Ratio Sessions!

Dink Denver Hey buddies! I’m really bad about updating the news section on this here ole website. For up to date information, please sign up for the email list or follow Mostly Harmless on Facebook! Those are always up to date and up to the minute!

First off. I’m going to be working with DINK, Denver’s Independent Comic And Arts Expo this March 25th & 26th at the Sherman St. Event Center!

To promote the inaugural DINK Celebration, I’m teaming up with Ratio Beerworks to do a special MOSTLY HARMLESS LIVE TALK Show event in their taproom on Monday March 21st!

“REVENGE OF THE NERDS” is the theme for this special DINK event, we’ll be talking with Comedian Mallory Wallace, Comic Artist & DINK founder Charlie LaGreca & And musical guests: The Ghoulies! We’ll be talking with the guests about their embarrassing, and empowering stories of growing up in the Nerd culture and how they took their love of nerd culture and found success in their careers! More information at: https://www.facebook.com/events/1550509408575856/

I am also one of the producers of the Ratio Sessions at Ratio Beerworks. The idea was to combine the acoustic vibe and feel of video series’s such as Punk In Vegas & NPR’s Tiny Desk Series, but instead of keeping these performances private; we’re inviting all of our friends to come along!

You can check out the first video in the series with The Menzingers playing “Kentucky Gentleman,” live in the taproom! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d8ThyprQcnk

Upcoming Ratio Sessions are:
3/12 with Ray Bottlerocket from Teenage Bottlerocket!
3/25 with Into It. Over It!4/9 with Laura Stevenson!

Make sure you follow us on our Facebook page for more information! I have tons of other cool events in the works!

117 – Heather West of Western Publicity & Riot Fest talks about the art & life of a music publicist!

HEATHER WEST, owner of Western Publicity and publicist for RIOT FEST is on this week’s Mostly Harmless Podcast.

Heather West has the best stories. She’s done a little bit of everything in the world of entertainment, but first and foremost she is a storyteller. Meet her backstage at Riot Fest or at a concert and she’ll regale you with the best stories of her time in the entertainment world. I decided I wanted to meet and I wanted  her to tell her own story in this week’s podcast!

We talk about how she became a publicist,  her time at Victory Records, breaking bands such as Taking Back Sunday and starting her own publicity company! We also talk to her about what a publicist does, what to do to take your band there and what a publicist is looking for! All of this and more from Roscoe Village Pub in Chicago!

This episode is brought to you by Ratio Beerworks & DINK: Denver’s Independent Comics and Art’s Expo!

This episode includes the music from Brett Newski with “Black Taxi Car,” from HI-FI D.I.Y. EP & Vamos with “Spiderbait,” from Spiderbait!

You can download the episode from Itunes at: http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/mostly-harmless-with-dammit/id439812373

 

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116 – 88 Fingers Louie – Denis Buckley & Dan Precision (Part Two of Two)

Denis Buckley and Dan Precision of  88 FINGERS LOUIE are the guests on this week’s second episode with the Chicago band! Make sure you listen to the first episode with Denis and Dan! 

Episode Two of Two! While in Chicago for two sold out Loved Ones shows at the Cobra Lounge, Damian travels all the to Simon’s Tavern to drink beers and chat with Denis and Dan from 88 Fingers Louie. The three of them chat for three hours over many, many beers. They drink several beers and chat about being mentors, parents and tell fun stories of their life and times in the punk rock music scene!

We also chat about their upcoming recording plans and shows, which include their upcoming Punk Rock Bowling stops (including Denver with Millencolin and Love Me Destroyer), a Lombard,IL show with Digger, and a short Florida tour with Allout Helter & Flag On Fire! All of this and oh so much more!

Don’t miss Damian’s video interview with Denis from Riot Fest Denver. Watch it at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmG6-0A1-b4

This episode is brought to you by Ratio Beerworks & DINK: Denver’s Independent Comics and Art’s Expo!

You can download the episode from Itunes at: http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/mostly-harmless-with-dammit/id439812373

 

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115 – 88 Fingers Louie – Denis Buckley & Dan Precision (Part One of Two)

Denis Buckley and Dan Precision of  88 FINGERS LOUIE are the guests on this week’s episode in the first of two episodes! Look out for part two next Monday with Denis and Dan!

While in Chicago for two sold out Loved Ones shows at the Cobra Lounge, Damian travels all the to Simon’s Tavern to drink beers and chat with Denis and Dan from 88 Fingers Louie. The three of them chat for three hours over many, many beers. They talk a little bit about everything including how they discovered punk rock in Chicago as young men and how that lead to them starting 88 Fingers Louie. They talk about the end and the rebirth of the band. They talk about calming down, growing up and becoming adults. We also chat about their upcoming recording plans and shows, which include their upcoming Punk Rock Bowling stops (including Denver with Millencolin and Love Me Destroyer), a Lombard,IL show with Digger, and a short Florida tour with Allout Helter & Flag On Fire! All of this and oh so much more! Stay tuned for Part Two from Simon’s next week!

Don’t miss Damian’s video interview with Denis from Riot Fest Denver. Watch it at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmG6-0A1-b4

This episode is brought to you by Ratio Beerworks & DINK: Denver’s Independent Comics and Art’s Expo!

You can download the episode from Itunes at: http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/mostly-harmless-with-dammit/id439812373

 

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114 – Tin Horn Prayer – The “final” interview, Tin Horn Prayer talk about the origins of the band, the passing of Mike Herrera & Camden Trendler & recording the Love Under Will EP

TIN HORN PRAYER. Over the course of several beers at Cerebral Brewing, Tin Horn Prayer members Andy Thomas, Eric Epling, Scooter James, Ethan Steenson, Dan Gilbert get together one more time to tell the stories of Tin Horn Prayer’s journeys; the untimely passing of members Mike Herrera & Camden Trendler and joining forces once again to record the final Tin Horn Prayer EP, Love Under Will

This episode is brought to you by Ratio Beerworks & The Leechpit Thift Store!

Music included in this week’s episode are the tracks, “All Good Wayfaring Sons,” & “Once More” from Love Under Will Ep; as well as the “Tin Horn Prayer” cell phone demo by Dan Gilbert.

You can download the episode from Itunes at: http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/mostly-harmless-with-dammit/id439812373

 

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113 – Jared Hart of The Scandals & Brian Fallon & the Crowes talks Past Lives and Pass Lines

JARED HART, front-man of The Scandals & member of Brian Fallon and the Crowes is this week’s guest! Jared joins us in Denver while on tour with Frank Iero (of My Chemical Romance fame) and Roger Harvey on Thanksgiving Eve, 2015. We meet up in the basement of the Hi-Dive to chat with Jared about his new solo record, Past Lives and Pass Lines, out now on Say-10 records! We talk about how Jared started The Scandals at age 14, what the band has accomplished and how, venturing into singer-songwriter territory, his relationship with Brian Fallon from Gaslight Anthem and Jared’s impact of his mother’s passing. All of this and MORE in today’s episode!

This episode is brought to you by Ratio Beerworks & The Leechpit Thift Store!

Music included in this week’s episode are the tracks, “The Leo,” & “Basements;” from Past Lives and Pass Lines. Out now on Say-10 Records.

You can download the episode from Itunes at: http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/mostly-harmless-with-dammit/id439812373

 

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112 – Jim Norris – Founding owner of Denver’s 3 Kings Tavern & Mutiny Information Cafe

JIM NORRIS is a Denver legend! Jim has worked in the Denver music scene for over 20 years, starting with Denver’s No One In Particular Presents & The Bluebird before becoming one of the original Kings of 3 Kings Tavern over ten years ago. This weekend marks 3 King’s Ten Year Anniversary and Jim is leaving 3 Kings Tavern but not the scene he loves so dearly. As a co-owner of Mutiny Information Cafe and a co-founder of Denver’s DINK or Denver Independent Comic and Art Expo, Jim has huge plans for Denver and the surrounding arts scene and we talk about some of those plans today, as well as Jim’s past and path, how he became so integral and how you can be just as integral in your own scene. All of this and more in today’s podcast!

This episode is brought to you by Ratio Beerworks!

Music included in today’s episode includes songs from Whiskey Kiss & White Fudge (who are performing at 3 King’s 10 year anniversary party this Friday, January 8th!)

You can download the episode from Itunes at: http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/mostly-harmless-with-dammit/id439812373

 

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111 – LIVE! “Holidays from HELL!” with Bree Davies, Kevin O’Brien & Jack’s Smirking Revenge

MOSTLY HARMLESS LIVE: “HOLIDAYS FROM HELL!” Guests include Bree Davies (Welcome To Rock Island Podcast, Denver Westword), Comedian Kevin O’Brien (These Things Matter Podcast) & musical guest: Jack’s Smirking Revenge (Alex Pelissero)! Recorded in front of a “studio” audience at Mutiny Information Cafe in Denver!

This episode is brought to you by Ratio Beerworks, who were on hand during the event pouring their beers Repeater & Domestica!

In this month’s live episode, Damian drinks too much while the gang discuss horrible holidays past, the joys of retail and MORE! The gang also play a fun and filthy game of Mad Libs!

This live event features a solo set with Alex Pelissero as Jack’s Smirking Revenge!

You can download the episode from Itunes at: http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/mostly-harmless-with-dammit/id439812373

 

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110 – FOXING – Conor, Josh and Jon talk in depth about DEALER, music as therapy, and artistic interpretations.

FOXING! Josh Coll, Jon Hellwig & Conor Murphy are the guests on this week’s podcast!

This episode is brought to you by Ratio Beerworks!

Damian chats with Connor, Josh and Jon from FOXING on Connor’s birthday in Denver, Colorado. The band is currently on tour in support of their newest full length, DEALER, out now on Triple Crown Records. The four of them hide from the impending snowstorm and have a deep, sometimes dark chat about DEALER, using music as therapy for the listeners and the musicians and embracing the love & artistic interpretations from fans. All of this and more in today’s podcast!

You can download the episode from Itunes at: http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/mostly-harmless-with-dammit/id439812373

 

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109 – BOB SUREN Author of Crate Digger, Founder of Burrito Records & Sound Idea Record Store

This week’s guest is BOB SUREN! Bob Suren is the author behind one of my favorite book discoveries this year, Crate Digger, out now on Microcosm Publishing. The book is about his early childhood discoveries of punk rock, how that discovery became an obsession. He tells the stories of how he opened Sound Idea in Brandon, Florida and Burrito Records out of that same shop; not to mention how he met and fell in love with his wife in those hallowed halls.    Bob was recently in Denver to promote Crate Digger, and this interview was done at the 7th Circle Music Collective. This episode also includes exerts from the Crate Digger audio book, also out on Microcosm Publishing.

This episode is brought to you by Ratio Beerworks!

 

You can download the episode from Itunes at: http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/mostly-harmless-with-dammit/id439812373

 

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