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!)

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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!

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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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51 – TWO COW GARAGE Live interview and acoustic taping at Mutiny Information Exchange!

Two Cow Garage let a homeless man ask them questions at Mutiny Information Exchange in Denver. They busked a few songs and donated the money to this down on his luck fellow! What sweethearts!

Two Cow Garage let a homeless man ask them questions at Mutiny Information Exchange in Denver. They busked a few songs and donated the money to this down on his luck fellow! What sweethearts!

TWO COW GARAGE join us for a very special episode of Mostly Harmless, recorded in front of a live studio audience at Mutiny Information Exchange in Denver, Co! There would not be a Mostly Harmless with Dammit Damian if it were not for Two Cow Garage.

I found myself on a week long road trip with Michael Dean Damron, who is an excellent solo musician who is also known for his time with the best southern rock band from Portland, I Can Lick Any Son Of A Bitch In The House. With Mike, I spent a week on the road following Two Cow Garage. We spent our nights in shitty, shitty, shitty hotel rooms drinking massive amounts of 3.2% beer and talking life the universe and everything.

When I returned to real life after those seven days, I had a hole inside of me and wanted to do more with my life than work a shitty job, so I picked up a tape recorder and started interviewing  musicians again, but with an emphasis on those conversations I had with Shane, Micah and Murph from Two Cow in those shitty hotel rooms. Micah was the show’s second guest and with his appearance we took off and things have not been the same since. This is hands down the best adventure I have been on, and I owe it all to Two Cow.

Two Cow were kind enough to join us at Mutiny Information Exchange for a short interview session and acoustic show. I was nervous as hell, but we managed to talk to the guys about their love of shitty beer, their relationships with fathers, their favorite moments of their 12+ year career and their new record THE DEATH OF THE SELF PRESERVATION SOCIETY!  

It was a fun adventure and we look forward to doing more live Mostly Harmless Episodes! Special thanks to James Freeman of That’s The Thing About That for the EXCELLENT recording! Check out his blog for more fantastic “bootleg” show recordings, including Two Cow’s Lion’s Lair Show! 

Check out these photos taken by Tiffiny Kallina from The Ruckus! http://www.whatstheruckus.com/2013/10/in-pictures-two-cow-garage-at-mutiny-information-cafe-denver.html

If you are interested check out our previous interview with Micah Schnabel from December of 2011 at: http://mostlyharmlesspodcast.com/episode-02-micah-schnabel-of-two-cow-garages-talks-im-dead-serious/

Songs on today’s episode include:

“Hey Cinderella” By Micah Schnabel
“Nobody Asked To Be Born” By Shane Sweeney
“Swingset Assassin” By Two Cow Garage
New Song By Shane Sweeney
“Strangers” (The Kinks) By Two Cow Garage

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