Virgil Dickerson was one of the first people I met after moving to Denver from the Bay Area. It was at a show (of course) at the Bluebird and he was working the merch table for one of the artists on his indie label, Suburban Home Records.
The label as six years old then and had made its mark not just in Colorado but worldwide, with touring bands from across the U.S. and in the home state.
With the shifting tide of the music business (the term “sea sickness” comes to mind) Virgil continued maneuver Suburban Home to not only survive the storm but thrive and celebrate its Sweet Sixteen Birthday.
The two-day bash, better than any ghetto party you have the unfortunate opportunity to view on MTV, takes place at 3 Kings on Friday and Saturday, September 9th and 10th.
Headlining both nights is Two Cow Garage who will play the Lemonheads’ beloved album, “It’s A Shame About Ray,” jumping ahead of the actual Lemonheads’ own “Shame…” tour.
Friday, September 9th
Two Cow Garage covering the Lemonheads’ “It’s A Shame About Ray”
Lenny and the Piss Poor Boys
Michael Dean Damron (of I Can Lick Any Sonofabitch In the House)
Have Gun Will Travel
Saturday, September 10th
Two Cow Garage
Tin Horn Prayer
Lenny Lashley’s Gang of One
Alone at 3 AM
The Evening Rig
3 Kings Tavern is located at 60 South Broadway. Tickets can be purchased on the 3 Kings Tavern’s website. You can purchase tickets individually or at a lower price for the whole weekend.
If you’ve got the stamina, Virgil invites one and all to the Hangover Brunch, which starts at The Lobby at 11am on Saturday, September 10th. Head Chef Nate Gravina will be whipping up some Bananas Foster French Toast, Bacon, 2 Eggs, and a special cocktail (all for $12). “It’s exactly what you will need after the first night of the Anniversary weekend,” says Virgil.
To work off the calories (not really, but it’s a nice thought), the Suburban Hangover crew will then head out on the bike beer tour of local breweries, starting with Great Divide and continuing on to Denver Beer Co, Wynkoop Brewery, “and depending on how we feel, the Renegade Brewery.”
After the Wynkoop and before Renegade, there will be an “Eat and Greet” at Illegal Petes with Joey Briggs and various members of the Suburban Home acts playing acoustic.
For those of you that are sans bike, take advantage of Denver Bike Share B-cycle.
Suburban Home Records Local Brewery Bike Tour:
Brunch at the Lobby – 11am (2291 Arapahoe St)
Great Divide Brewery – 1pm (2201 Arapahoe St)
Denver Beer Co – 2pm (1695 Platte St)
Wynkoop Brewery – 3pm (1634 18th St)
Illegal Pete’s Downtown – 4pm (1630 15th St)
Renegade Brewing Company – 6pm (925 West 9th St)