Thursday, October 30, 2014

The Devil Makes Three coming to the Fillmore Auditorium

Ones To Watch / Skype Present
Special Guest Joe Pug
Fillmore Auditorium
Saturday, January 24
Showtime 9:00 pm / Doors 8:00 pm

The Devil Makes Three
With a slightly punky perspective on vintage American blues, The Devil Makes Three is a breath of fresh musical air. Laced with elements of ragtime, country, folk and rockabilly, the critically praised, drummer-less trio – consisting of guitarist/frontman Pete Bernhard, stand-up bassist Lucia Turino and guitarist Cooper McBean – brings forth a genuine approach to acoustic music that is deeply steeped in rhythm.

Sourcing blues and throwing in fierce finger-picking guitar, a little slide, tenor banjo and rocking upright bass, The Devil Makes Three create a multi-spanned bridge between musical styles. Their vocal harmonies wind tightly around original songs and breathe life into favorite covers. It all pours forth from a timeless pulse that pulls you to the past, flies you to the future and lands you on the dance floor.

The three band members are from Vermont, where Bernhard and McBean played in a few rock and punk bands, but found their most exciting common ground in old blues and country-styled acoustic music. When Bernhard and McBean caught up with Turino in Santa Cruz, CA, she learned bass and the band was born.

Since releasing their first album in 2002, The Devil Makes Three has played nationwide to raving, capacity crowds whose enthusiastic support has guaranteed the band a sizable and loyal following.

at the Fillmore Auditorium Box Office, online at or call 800 – 745 – 3000. 

Tickets are $23.50 GA ADV and $25.00 GA DOS plus applicable service charges.

For Private Box seating and other VIP ticket option information, please call (303) 837-1024. 

The Fillmore box office is open Monday - Friday from 12:00 Noon - 6:00pm & Saturdays from 10:00am - 2:00pm.  On days of Fillmore shows, the box office is open from 12:00 Noon – 9:00pm. 
The box office accepts cash, MasterCard, Visa and American Express – No checks!  Service charges may apply. 

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

New CLFX Hats Available at 303 Boards

303 Boards has been holding down the Colorado skate scene since 1997! We are an independently owned and independently minded skate shop.

Give us a shout:

4 New Colors of the Colfax Snapback, 4 New Colors of the CLFX Snapback and 4 New Colors of the CLFX Genuine Parts Snapback NOW AVAILABLE!!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Rock Around the Clock

Colfax Avenue lover and aficionado Dale Sawin has a friend who remodeled the Mountain States Bank back in the day. As luck would have it, Dale ended up with this piece of Colfax Regalia in the living room!! Thanks for sending in this photo Dale!

Monday, October 27, 2014

Fine Art, Bad Food

Painting by Painters Unlimited
The shopping mall housing the legendary Casa Bonita has recently been sold to new owners, and along with a new name (Lamar Station Plaza) and some new tenants, could we make one small request? You've got the Disneyland of Mexico part down pat Mi Casa, but the menu could sure use an upgrade!!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Colfax History: The Boardwalk at Coney Island

The Coney Island in Bailey, Colorado is a 1950s diner shaped like a giant hot dog, with toppings. The building has been called "the best example of roadside architecture in the state" by Denver historian Tom Noel.

The bun is 35 feet long, and the hot dog 42 feet; the entire building weighs 18 tons. The diner has indoor seating, courtyard seating and riverside picnic table seating.

The Boardwalk at Coney Island was born at 4190 W. Colfax Avenue in Denver in 1966. The first owner, Marcus Shannon had intended to start a chain of eateries around the concept, and obtained a patent for the design, but they had gone under by 1969.

In 1970, under new ownership, the stand was moved to the Rocky Mountain town of Aspen Park, along U.S. 285. Initially called Coney Island Dairy Land, it later dropped the last part of the name. Despite initial opposition, when it was put up for sale in 1999, a local campaign began to designate it a landmark and save it from destruction. The present owner purchased it for about $150,000 and added a state-of-the-art water purification system, a new secondary kitchen area and a complete restoration of the interior kitchen.
The popularity of the stand was such that its last day open in Aspen Park, "the waiting line extended literally for miles".

On March 18, 2006, to make way for a bank, the stand was moved again, 17 miles down U.S. Highway 285 to its present location in Bailey, close to Pike National Forest.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

10 Aurora Stereotypes That Are Completely Accurate

#4. Aurorans Love To Get Down And Dirty On East Colfax 

Source: Flickr user pams pics
Colfax Avenue was once referred to by "Playboy" magazine, expert on all things naughty, as "the longest, wickedest street in America." East Colfax, which runs through Aurora, has done little to belie this bad rep throughout the years. It's known for its dive bars and cheap motels (some renting rooms by the hour), and is a haven for purveyors of illegal substances and ladies of easy (and affordable) virtue. The No. 15 bus, which many Aurorans ride to work, is notorious for being the ride from hell, so much so that it even inspired a song by Jonny Barber called "The Dirty 15."

Read the complete list at

Friday, October 17, 2014

Fall Fest 2014

Saturday, October 18th from 11am-4pm in the Aurora Cultural Arts District.
 Now in it's 19th year, FallFest is an annual autumn festival of outdoor activities for children, youth and families in Original Aurora. It offers a safe and fun environment in which children and their families can enjoy autumn-themed entertainment, games, giveaways, art, music and refreshments.
Located in Fletcher Plaza, in front of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, 9898 E. Colfax Ave. in NE Aurora.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Video: Leonomadic - Vagabond

Brand new song and music video from Denver legend, Leonomadic, featuring photographs all taken on Colfax Avenue by Christopher Rockin'! Many of the businesses and landmarks shown in the video are no longer around, so this has a great nostalgic feel for any true Colfax fan.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Victorian Fetish Ball 2014

Victorian Ball Halloween Denver 2014

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15th Annual Victorian Fetish Ball

Colorado’s Original Costume Mandatory Erotic Party

by Kevin Larson Presents
Sat, October 18, 2014 – 7 pm – 4 am
Diamond Cabaret – 1222 Glenarm, Denver, CO 80204
The Nationally Renowned Erotic Event
Sold out 14 years!!!  1,200 people!!!
 The 15th Annual Victorian Ball will be an artistically erotic event with a maze of ethereal environments, various proclivities and phenomenal performances. Spellbinding immersion into eroticism allowing one’s imagination to take wing, exploring healthy sensuality. Designed to tantalize the mind and senses creating euphoric abandonment.  This event is a tasting….. Come in and sample all different types of eroticism.

 Mandatory costuming!!!
“….the party is all about the people.” – Denver Post


Headline Shows: Slave Auction Lingerie Show, Body Physique, Nude Acro Yoga & Crazy Horse Burlesque
Entertainment abounds on the 7 stages with continuous erotic shows throughout the night for inspiration to spark the imagination… Multiple performers including world renowned artist. In the crowd you may enter the Den of Inequity, an interactive playground for your enjoyment: body painting, erotic ballet, sensuality queens, pole dance lessons, belly dancers, contortionists, Japanese rope bondage, shibari, burlesque, fire entertainers, dominatrix, human marionette and much, much more! Decide what you like best… or keep trying them all!! Unburden the confines society has bestowed upon us and fulfill your fantasies.

“The suspense is terrible… I hope it’ll last.”
“Best place to see a politician in bondage.”  - Westword
SOLD OUT all 14 years

TICKETS: All tickets are VIP – Access to all areas and entertainment throughout the venue!
Damsels – $39
Dukes – $79
After Party – $15
Table Reservations – $99 – ALL 35 TABLES SOLD OUT!

Photo from past Denver Halloween Victorian Fetish Ball
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Halloween Denver 2014
Victorian Fetish Ball
by Kevin Larson Presents
Photo from past Denver Halloween Victorian Fetish Ball
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Monday, October 13, 2014

The Chase Motel

The Chase Motel, at 17250 West Colfax Avenue (courtesy the Colfax Museum Collection)

This is pretty cool. The Chase Motel has since been converted into a town home community. They tore through the floors and sectioned them off to make multi-floor layouts. Every upstairs bedroom has a patio since it used to be entrances into the upper floor motel units.

Friday, October 10, 2014

afrikmall | Something Big is coming to Aurora, CO

What is Afrikmall?

Afrikmall is a place that Africans living in Colorado can call home, providing a range of business services, as well as cultural, community and social opportunities and events. There are many thousands of Africans living in Colorado, from Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, Somalia, South Africa, Uganda, Zambia, and other African countries.

What will Afrikmall offer?

Afrikmall will provide the best of African business, entertainment, products, services and cultural experience to the general public. This may include African restaurants and cuisine, a grocery store, a coffee shop, a beauty salon, art shops, clothing retailers and business office space, along with an event center and a cultural center. It is also envisioned that Afrikmall will also house a credit union or bank.

Who is behind the project?

Cobina Adu Lartson, Ph.D., is the CEO of Afrikmall, and also a science educator with Denver Public Schools; Edward K. Mensah is chief operating officer of Afrikmall and executive director of TMG Global; Albert K. Quartey is the chief financial officer of Afrikmall and also a supervisor with Unicircuit Inc.; Emmanuel K. Eliason is Afrikmall's chief business development officer, as well as the president and CEO of Eliason Consulting Group; Seth Assabil, Afrikmall’s chief of facilities, works in security.

Where is it located?

Afrikmall will be located at 10180 E. Colfax Ave. in Aurora, in a 56,281 square-foot building on three floors. Afrikmall, LLC, the management company overseeing Afrikmall operations, has a long-term lease on the property, which was purchased by 10180 E. Colfax, LLC, an ownership entity created by Colorado-based Northstar Commercial Partners.

Why was that area selected?

The Downtown Aurora location provides proximity to thousands of expected visitors to Afrikmall. Afrikmall is located within the Aurora Cultural Arts District on the Colfax corridor, in a radius that includes the Stapleton and Lowry developments, and the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical.

When will it open?

A groundbreaking is expected soon, with remodeling in the spring and a grand opening expected in the Fall of 2014. For current update click here.

Read the article which came out today in the Aurora Sentinel.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Cactus Motel

This is a view of the Cactus Motel at 10574 East Colfax Avenue in Aurora, Colorado. The building was constructed around 1965 with an office near the street and a single row of rooms that extended towards the back with the car port adjacent to the office. The building was red brick and had green trim. A rounded decorative overhang was above the front office and had seven beams extending beyond the roof line. There was a satellite dish attached to the roof of the front office. Signs on the cactus read "Cactus Motel" "Vacancy" and "Weekly Kitchens", and a neon sign in the shape of a tall saguaro cactus was in front of the building on Colfax Avenue.

The Cactus Motel sign was an iconic part of the strip, one of the last classic signs to fall to the times. Gone, too, is the aging motel that has been razed to make way for new businesses as growth of the Anschutz and Fitzsimons campuses spread down Colfax.

Cactus Motel Postcard, late 1960's

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Showing some Love to the Lakewood Lodge

Photo by Stefanie Poteet
Well looky heeah! The Lakewood Lodge sign is finally getting some love! Does my heart good to see this! Carry on...

Photo by Colfax Jack
Photo by Colfax Jack

Update 10/20/14, the final result:

Photo by Jonny Barber
Shout out to the Lakewood Lodge for fixing their sign and bringing back the glory days to West Colfax Avenue!!

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Pierce the Veil coming to the Fillmore Auditorium

Rockstar Energy Drink Presents
The World Tour
Special Guests TBA
Fillmore Auditorium
Saturday, January 31
Showtime 6:30 pm / Doors 5:30 pm

30 Additional U.S. Dates Confirmed, Set to Kick Off January 23

With more than half of "The World Tour's" Leg One already sold out, Sleeping with Sirens and Pierce The Veil announce Leg Two of their five-month, multi-leg, co-headline global trek, and Rockstar Energy Drink is on board to present all dates.  PTV and SWS will alternate the closing spot, and Leg Two support acts will be announced shortly.  VIP Packages and limited pre-sale tickets are available now at 

"The World Tour" represents the first time PTV and SWS have toured together since Pierce The Veil's completely sold-out "Collide With The Sky" 2012 headline tour, and both bands will be releasing brand new albums in tandem with the 2015 dates.  "We're definitely going to be playing new songs on this tour," said Fuentes.

PTV has been sequestered in a New York recording studio for the past two months and the still untitled album will see an early 2015 release.  Said PTV's bassist Jaime Preciado, "We don't just play metal or just play punk, or any one kind of music, but we cross and mix different kinds of music to make our own sound.  The new music reflects that, it has a little bit of everything, some of it's heavy, some of it's fast, it definitely has the Pierce The Veil stamp, but it's all brand new."

Sleeping With Sirens has been preparing for the release of a brand new album. This past August, fans that attended a special, intimate show in London took part in the filming of a music video for a new single to be released this fall.  

at the Fillmore Auditorium Box Office, online at or call 800 – 745 – 3000. 

Tickets are $29.50 GA ADV and $35.00 GA DOS plus applicable service charges.

The Fillmore box office is open Monday - Friday from 12:00 Noon - 6:00pm & Saturdays from 10:00am - 2:00pm.  On days of Fillmore shows, the box office is open from 12:00 Noon – 9:00pm. 
The box office accepts cash, MasterCard, Visa and American Express – No checks!  Service charges may apply. 


About Pierce the Veil:

San Diego's own Pierce the Veil - Vic Fuentes (vocals/guitar), Mike Fuentes (drums), Tony Perry (guitar), and Jaime Preciado (bass) - has emerged as one of the fastest-rising young bands on the post-hardcore scene, manifested by the rocket-ride success of the band's 2012 release, Collide With The Sky. Debuting at #12 on Billboard's Top 200 chart, Collide With The Sky has sold nearly a quarter-million copies in the U.S. alone, and the music video for the track "King for a Day" (featuring Sleeping with Sirens' Quinn), has racked-up an astounding 32-million YouTube views. In 2012, PTV performed on the Main Stage for the entire Vans Warped Tour, and then went on to sweep the Alternative Press Readers Poll taking awards for Artist of the Year, Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Live Band of the Year, Cover Art of the Year, Music Video of the Year, Best Band Merch, Best Drummer and Best Bassist of the year. This year, marking the inauguration of AP's Music Awards, PTV has received seven nominations including Artist of the Year and Best Live Band.

In 2013, the band's music video "King For A Day" was awarded "Best Video of the Year" at the Kerrang! Awards, and earlier this year, the band's critically-acclaimed documentary "This is a Wasteland," picked up a Revolver Golden God statue for Best Film & Video. PTV has been sequestered in a New York-area studio since June working again with producer Dan Korneff (CWTS) on their fourth album which will be released in early 2015.

About Sleeping with Sirens:

Sleeping With Sirens released their latest album, Feel, in 2013 which garnered a #3 debut on Billboard's Top 200 chart. Aside from playing to the biggest crowds each night on the main stage at Warped Tour for the past two years, Sleeping With Sirens has sold out numerous headlining tours worldwide. The group has been featured on numerous print magazine covers worldwide, including Kerrang, Rock Sound, Alternative Press, and Blunt. The band was named Alternative Press' Artist of the Year in 2013 and is nominated in 4 categories for the Alternative Press Music Awards this year, including "Artist of the Year" and "Album of the Year" and will also be performing.

Media Contacts:
Pierce The Veil:
Heidi Ellen Robinson-Fitzgerald /
Press Assets:
Sleeping with Sirens:
Haley Dorn /

Friday, October 3, 2014

Video: A Day of Paint on Colfax

EACH paints the front mural of 303 Boards, and DREAD paints the doorway and lettering. Shot while sitting in the bushes on Colfax and Humboldt.