What to do in Denver over the weekend? Plenty if you were hanging out at Hard Rock Cafe Denver! The Cafe hosted a rockin' awesome block party, featuring two stages, eight bands, a bunch of street vendors, and 1500 people. Why you ask? Because they're awesome and because they were raising money for an incredible organization called Love, Hope, Strength Foundation. The party was headlined by The Fixx and a good time was had by all. Rock on!
Hard Rock Cafe Denver recently hosted one of the country's hottest electro-pop-dance-punk bands (yes, that's a thing), Neon Trees. If you've never heard them or seen them live, you should seek them out. Now. Go ahead, we'll wait. They're worth it. Believe us.
Alright, now that you've done that, we just wanted to share some pics from Neon Trees' set and show you what you missed. Or maybe you were there and you didn't miss it. We don't know where you were. All we know is that we wanted to show you these pictures. There's always something happening at Hard Rock, whether you're there or not, so you should make it a point to be there. Now, check out Neon Trees:
Everclear frontman Art Alexakis hit up six (yes six!) Hard Rock Cafes in a week! Art graced the stages of Chicago, Detroit, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Denver and Seattle with an acoustic set that included Everclear's "Everything To Everyone", "Wonderful", "Santa Monica" and of course, "Father of Mine".
While the songs were performed to near perfection, it was the in between banter that Art really showed a side that most fans may not have known was there - a warm and very funny artist that is more than a songwriter with "issues" as he described himself on stage before doing "Father of Mine." This playfulness was revealed through witty asides with the audience and stories about his daughters and four marriages, but it really was revealed twice during the show when Art brought fans up on stage to help with the background vocals on two songs - one being a group of female fans he brought to the stage to accompany him on "Volvo Driving Soccer Mom."
Last week, Hard Rock Cafe Denver and Mix 100 hosted an intimate private acoustic show with the Goo Goo Dolls. Part of an ongoing series of shows Hard Rock has done with Mix 100, this show was the latest in a long line of excellent shows, which have included James Blunt, Jason Reeves, Duran Duran and others.
Ya know, we say it all the time, but we mean it every time we say it: There's always something going on at Hard Rock! Believe it. Why, just recently, a couple lads from some band called Duran Duran (heard of 'em?) stopped by Hard Rock Cafe Denver for a nosh, a pint, and to totally rock out some very, very lucky people.