On June 16, 2012, the Occupy Denver General Assembly endorsed an event titled “UnArmed and Dangerous” by the Colorado Coalition Against Attacking Iran. This event urges us to lay down our arms and pick up our instruments. It will consist of three nights of music and poetry, with the second occurring on August 11. Iran is so much more than the current regime and, whatever the virtues or vices of government policy, the US should not attack or support bombing Iran.
When: August 11, 2012 from 7:00pm to close
Where: Mercury Cafe, 2199 California St., Denver, CO
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On Saturday, August 11 Unarmed & Dangerous presents an evening with the amazing voices of
Americans, Hip Hop artist Chris “Time” Steele, and a special guest appearance by Nick Urata and the
Candelabras at 7 p.m. at the Mercury Café, 2199 California Street, Denver, CO 80205. Suggested donation $5 -
Nick Urata, founder and frontman of the band Devotchka, struck out at a young age to pursue a life of music in
New York City, Chicago and later in Denver. He formed a collective of amazing players and dancers that came to
be known as DeVothKa. DeVochKa earned international fame with the score of the Academy award winning Little
Miss Sunshine. They have released 6 albums and continue to record and tour. Urata went on to score a slew of films,
enlisting the unique players and styles encountered on his musical journey. Most notably, I love you Philip Morris,
Crazy Stupid Love, and the soon to be released Ruby Sparks.
“Strange Americans are Denver’s up and coming Americana rock band. Part folk rock, part classic rock. It’s like
Dawes made sweet, sweet love to My Morning Jacket on a writhing pile of your dad’s favorite bands. As appetizing
as that sounds, the energy and pure musicianship of Strange Americans will blow you away. Matt Hoffman’s
golden voice forges a path through huge slices of electric sound. Strange Americans just keep getting better.
Their new songs fill a void in their live show I didn’t even know existed. G to C is of the opinion that there is no
better rock band in Denver right now. Take notice, rest of the world. Strange Americans are coming for you.” –
Hip-hop artist Chris Steele aka Time has toured all throughout the U.S. and Europe. He has released 4 full-length
albums and in 2010 he released 12 EPs in 12 months. Time’s lyrical content weaves through existential issues,
personal confessions, and political arenas. He was included on URB Magazine’s Next 100 artists in 2009 alongside
Kid Cudi and Drake. In 2012 Time did production for the rapper/actor Common’s album The Dreamer/The
Believer. Time has been described as the rap version of Neil Young. Time has collaborated with artists such as
Ron Miles, Kool Keith, and Sole.
Unarmed & Dangerous Schedule:
Music and Poetry for No More War!
Saturday, August 11
7:00pm David Barsmanian, AlternativeRadio.org, author Target: Iran.
7:30pm Iranian Dance Troupe performing traditional dances (the surprise highlight of our June 30 program.)
8:00pm Strange Americans
9:10pm HipHop artist Chris “Time” Steele
9:30pm Special guest Nick Urata (from deVotchka) & the Candelabras
Suggested donation of $5 – $50
The Mercury Café, 2199 California Street, Denver, CO 80205