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The Open Media Foundation has teamed up with Denhac to launch a new addition to Denver Open Media: DOM 104.7FM, a revolutionary radio station created by, operated by, and dedicated to Denver’s creative community. Exclusively for local artists, bands, comics, podcast authors and more, community members create the content, while listeners vote to give the most prime and repeat air-time to the top-rated content.

Support our Kickstarter:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1537938056/help-launch-dom-1047fm-all-local-radio-in-denver

With zero funding from the state or local government or even major foundation grants, DOM 104.7FM needs your help to get started. To get the station off the ground, we need $25,000 for the new website, broadcast equipment, insurance, contract labor, and basic operating expenses. In order to raise these funds, we are launching a Kickstarter that will run from April 1st through May 6th. The funds raised in this Kickstarter will be instrumental in helping us build the capacity to launch DOM 104.7FM.

DOM 104.7FM will be unlike any other radio station on the dial. Dedicated entirely to Denver, there will be no national music, news or programming… only local content. If you have music, news or a podcast you want to submit, the process is unlike any other FM radio station because there are no gatekeepers. Local artists have an unprecedented opportunity to reach new audiences, while the listeners decide what music, news, and radio content they like best at www.denveropenmedia.org.

Interested in submitting content to 104.7FM? Come down to the Open Media Foundation tomorrow night from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. for our May First Friday event, where you can submit your content to the radio station, and record your own intros/outros to be played with your content.

We are so grateful for your continued support of Denver Open Media.

Sincerely,
Tony Shawcross
Executive Director
Open Media Foundation
700 Kalamath St.
Denver, CO 80204
http://www.denveropenmedia.org

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Join us on Friday, May 6th for our monthly Open Music Session!

We’ll be celebrating the end of our Kickstarter to help launch Denver’s revolutionary new FM station, Denver Open Media 104.7FM

On the first Friday of each month, DOM hosts a community event with local performance groups, musical acts and nonprofit partners. These events are broadcast live on Comcast Channel 57 in Denver as well as streamed on DOM’s website.  Events are cablecast and streamed live in Denver Open Media’s Studio A.

Join DOM for this month’s Open Music Sessions on Friday, May 6th, featuring a live musical performance from Qbala Music – https://www.facebook.com/Qbala.Music and,

CURTA – http://www.curtamusic.com.

Also featuring, the hilarious stylings of a local Rachel Weeks – http://rachelgweeks.tumblr.com/, @rachelgweeks.

Come and check them all out while enjoying some delicious food from Illegal Pete’s and SexyPizza! Also joining in the parking lot, is SubMachine Food Truck.

Door open at 7:00 – ALL ARE WELCOME!

The live show and concert begin at 8 pm. Join us for this FREE event, complete with food and drinks!

Friday, May 6th
Doors open at 7 pm; Live Show 8 – 9 pm
Denver Open Media
700 Kalamath Street, Denver, CO

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Globe Hall Still Offering Great Live Shows

Globe Hall, a Texas-style smokehouse and dive bar in Globeville, started serving barbecue and pouring drinks yesterday, and will kick off its music programming in the attached music hall this weekend with free shows featuring Gasoline Lollipops and Casey James Prestwood & The Burning Angels on Friday, as well as Jen Korte & the Loss and John Common Superheart on Saturday.

Globe owner Jeff Cornelius says he fell in love with live music while going to shows on 6th Street, Austin’s main drag for music venues. During his stint in that city, he was exposed to a variety of music. Instead of focusing on a particular genre at Globe Hall, he says he wants the venue in the former home of the Sidewider Tavern at 4483 Logan Street “to be kind of a little bit of a hybrid and not really get pigeonholed in any one thing but kind of have really accessible, fun, danceable music.”

So expect an assortment of acts — whether honky-tonk, blues, reggae, bluegrass, Americana, alt-country or indie rock — to be playing in the 200-person music hall on Fridays and Saturdays. Cornelius says that while he’ll book bands to play on the weekends until the Globe gets some momentum, he’ll let the market decide when the time is right to expand the music programming. Eventually, he’d also like to bring in some bigger national acts — which the room could handle, since it has a completely new sound system, including a new digital soundboard, monitors, main speakers, sub woofers and amps.

Cornelius says he fell in love with the building — which was built in 1903 and served as St. Jacob’s Lodge Hall before becoming the Sidewinder Tavern in the ‘70s — because it reminded him of lot of the places he went to in Texas. “And then when I just looked across the river — you can walk outside here and look over and see all the buildings downtown,” he says. “You look on the other side of I-70 and there’s the National Western Complex, and it’s about ready to get completely redeveloped.”

Cornelius notes that while Globe Hall is part of Globeville, it’s also technically part of RiNo, and located just a few minutes from The Source and Taxi and about a six-minute drive from downtown.

“My plan is that I want to pull not just the hipsters from downtown and not just some people from City Park or Stapleton,” Cornelius says. “I want to pull people from Westminster, Brighton, Lakewood, Highlands Ranch. I want to make this place a destination just like all these places are in Texas, where people load up their family in the car and they’re like, ‘We’re driving 45 minutes to get the best barbecue and we’re going to listen to some live music.’”

By Jon Solomon

http://www.westword.com/music/globe-hall-starting-live-music-this-weekend-7314735

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