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CMC Installment XVI

  • Syntax Physic Opera 554 South Broadway Denver, CO, 80209 United States (map)

Join us for Installment XVI of the Colorado Music Collective on Tuesday, May 2nd from 6-8pm at Syntax Physic Opera. This month's guest features "Deep Rawk" Dave Ashton. Dave caught the boogie bug as a child in 1984 when Break Dancing was the pre-teen craze. He attended Denver’s East High School during Hip-Hop’s golden age 1988-1992. Here he formed enduring rap group Council of Word and was spotted in genie-pants on locally produced Saturday morning dance program Rock-TV. At Macalester College in St. Paul MN he created and hosted Hip Hop show “The Beatdown Hour” on WMCN 91.7fm 1992-1996, adding to a scene that burst out internationally shortly thereafter. 

Subterranean stints in San Francisco and Chicago precipitated a 1999 Denver return. Dave joined KGNU Community Radio in 2005 spinning late nights as an outlet for his weighty record collection. His passion for volunteering and advancing the station led to his service as KGNU’s Denver Program Manager from 2008-present. Council of Word released albums “Thin Air Acclimation” (2000) and “CO2:a heavy gas”(2008), with “Indignorance” emerging summer 2016. 

Following every CMC meeting from stick around for Songwriter's Open Mic hosted by Anthony Ruptak. No Cover. Sign-up begins at 7:30pm / Mic at 8:00pm.  

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Earlier Event: April 11
CMC Installment XV
Later Event: June 6
CMC Installment XVII