126 – Sweet Action Ice Cream owners Sam Kopicko & Chia Basinger talk Ice Cream, their DIY begginings and how punk rock inspired their shop!

Oh how sweet the action is down at Sweet Action Ice Cream! Today we're chatting with owners Sam Kopicko & Chia Basinger!

Oh how sweet the action is down at Sweet Action Ice Cream! Today we’re chatting with owners Sam Kopicko & Chia Basinger!

SWEET SUCCESS! Today we’re chatting with Sweet Action Ice Cream owners Sam Kopicko & Chia Basinger!

This episode is brought to you by Ratio Beerworks and the Ratio Sessions!

In this week’s interview, Damian joins Sweet Action partners (life and in business), along with their daughter Opal and dog Lamar Vannoy, at their Denver home to chat about their upcoming world domination in the Ice Cream business! Sweet Action has just made the move into small grocery stores such as Whole Foods Market, Tony’s Market and soon to be many many more! So we talk about the couple’s early punk rock days, doing it yourself, becoming successful and lots and lots and lots about SWEET ACTION ICE CREAM! All of this and more in today’s podcast adventure!

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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!

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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!)

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99 – LIVE with Comedian Cory Helie, Tattoo artist Jen LaBounta & Musical guests Sour Boy, Bitter Girl!

MOSTLY HARMLESS LIVE PODCAST with Cory Helie, Jen LaBounta & Sour Boy Bitter Girl! Recorded Live At Mutiny Information Cafe June 11th, 2015

MOSTLY HARMLESS LIVE PODCAST with Comedian Cory Helie, Tattoo artist Jen LaBounta & Sour Boy Bitter Girl! Recorded Live At Mutiny Information Cafe June 11th, 2015

MOSTLY HARMLESS LIVE: How I Spent Your Summer Vacations! Guests include Comedian Cory Helie (Host of Welcome To Denver Podcast) , Tattoo artist Jen LaBounta (From Johnny’s Tattoo) & musical guest: Sour Boy Bitter Girl (Acoustic with Benjamin Buttice & Alex Bailey)!! Recorded in front of a “studio” audience at Mutiny Information Cafe in Denver!

This episode is brought to you by Ratio Beerworks & Death Wish Coffee!

In this month’s live episode, Damian is about the embark of on a (volunteer) trip of a lifetime to Thailand! He asks the crew about their adventures in traveling, vacationing and so much more as it turns into a show about pooping.

The gang also play another rousing game of “Who said it? Oprah, Hillary Clinton or SCREECH!”

This live event features stand up by Cory Helie and features an intimate acoustic set from Sour Boy, Bitter Girl!

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95 – IAN DOUGLAS TERRY talks Crom Fest, Punk rock beginnings, THE FEST’s Comedy Stage and doing Comedy his own way!

Ian Douglas Terry and Dammit Damian holding each other up outside 3 Kings Tavern in Denver

Ian Douglas Terry and Dammit Damian holding each other up outside 3 Kings Tavern in Denver

This week’s interview is comedian IAN DOUGLAS TERRY! We join the comedian in the basement of 3 Kings Tavern to talk about IDT’s upcoming Crom Comedy Festival! We also talk about all the COOL SHIT that IDT does, not to mention his punk rock past, love of wrestling and it’s influence on his comedy. We talk to Ian about his comedy style, adventures and how goes against the traditional comedy path to go his own way.

This episode is brought to you by Ratio Beerworks & Death Wish Coffee!

We also talk to Ian about THE FEST comedy shows that he books for the Gainesville punk rock festival and how The FEST influence Ian’s own Crom Fest; which in turn influenced Denver’s High Plains Comedy Festival!

All of this and oh so much more in this week’s extra long episode. Don’t miss CROM FEST May 22nd-24th in Omaha & May 29th – 31st in Denver! More information at: http://cromcomedyfest.com/

Listen to Ian Douglas Terry on Mostly Harmless Live at: http://mostlyharmlesspodcast.com/90-mostly-harmless-live-with-ian-douglas-terry-zak-kinsella-sleeping-weather-brought-to-you-by-ratio-beerworks/

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88 – Denver’s Dirty Few get clean about their origin story & Ratio Beerworks talks beers, punk rock and conquering Denver’s crowded beer scene!

dirty few web

This week’s episode features interview with Denver’s DIRTY FEW & Ratio Beerworks!

Please welcome our newest sponsor, RATIO BEERWORKS! We chat with founders Jason zumBrunnen & Zach Lowery tell us why Denver needs another brewery, how they work their punk rock origins into the Ratio & their upcoming grand opening on Saturday February 14th! Don’t miss the upcoming Mostly Harmless Live Talk Show Variety hour on Thursday Feb 12th & taste some of their delicious beverages for FREE!

We then meet up with Denver’s most notorious party band, DIRTY FEW and chat about going to military school, smoking weed, Louisiana living, moving to Denver and van trouble on tour. Most importantly we talk about their newest record, Party Or Don’t, out February 19th & 20th at the Hi-Dive Denver! Don’t miss my other interview with the band and album stream at Vice Magazine’s Noisey Blog: http://noisey.vice.com/blog/dirty-few-party-or-dont-album

This episode features the tracks “Been Drinking”  from the upcoming Party Or Don’t LP out Feb 19th on Black In Bluhm! You can pre-order the record at: http://blackinbluhmmusic.bandcamp.com. The episode also features the track “I Wanna Party With You” from the Get Loose, Have Fun LP.

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81 – KIERSTON WHITE Interview! We talk about her tour with JOHN MORELAND, her family connection to Roger Miller, and following her older brother; Byron White from The Damn Quails lead into music.

KIERSTON WHITE and Dammit Damian at 3 Kings Tavern in Denver.

KIERSTON WHITE and Dammit Damian at 3 Kings Tavern in Denver.

KIERSTON WHITE is this week’s guest. She can currently be seen on tour with John Moreland. We meet up with the singer songwriter to talk about her early musical origins, how she was an annoying little sister who learned to play and sing from her older brother, Bryon White from The Damn Quails. We also talk about how she found her voice, Stage fright, her friendship with John Moreland and her family connection to ROGER MILLER. She also maybe sings a little bit of Sublime in this week’s audio adventure! Recorded backstage at 3 Kings Tavern in Denver, Colorado.

Kierston is currently on Tour with John Moreland. Those dates can be found at: http://www.kierstonwhite.com/#!calendar/c11fa

Songs from this episode include: “Happy Noon Beers” and ” The Bluebonnet Song,” both from Kierston White’s debut album; Don’t Write Love Songs

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52 – NATIVE DAUGHTERS interview! Members of the band discuss their early musical obsessions, growing up in the Colorado music scene, the end of Mustangs and Madras and the world of Native Daughters!

Native Daughters at the Hi-Dive as captured by their friend "Oscar." Photo stolen from Facebook.

Native Daughters at the Hi-Dive as captured by their friend “Oscar.” Photo stolen from Facebook.

NATIVE DAUGHTERs members Justin Hackl, Thomas Chagolla , and Eddie Maestas-Vigil join us for this week’s Mostly Harmless. We also debut “Happy New Year Nurse” from the band’s upcoming EP!

I’ve been fortunate enough to have known Justin Hackl since 2008, when I witnessed Only Thunder open for Hot Water Music on their reunion tour at the Gothic Theater. Justin’s future band mates, Mustangs and Madras would also join in the supporting duties.

While working at The Triple Nickel Tavern in Colorado Springs, and booking Only Thunder, I became fast friends with Justin and the band’s many members. Since their demise, I have kept a close eye on Justin and his many projects, but none as close as his newest project: Native Daughters.

The Denver five-piece is remarkable in that it features two drummers, both front and center of the band. It reminds me of the old Nickelodeon cartoon, DOUG in which he starts a band with two drummers. Only with Native Daughter’s it is not a gimmick. It is a well orchestrated musical entity all on its own. Each member plays a separate part, and becomes a separate organ working to keep the larger entity alive.

That’s not all that makes this band special. We join the band at 3 Kings Tavern in Denver to talk with three of the five pieces members about their early musical obsessions. We also talk to the boys about the influence of the Colorado music scene on their early endeavors, the end of their former band and the beginning of Native Daughters. All of that and More!

Plus we debut a new song, “Happy New Year Nurse,” from their upcoming three song EP!

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