Feb 22, 2013 - The Summit Music Hall
Door Time: 7:00 PM
Presented By: Denver Comic Con, Channel 93.3, Westword, Yelp!, Illegal Pete's and Twist & Shout

Day: Friday, February 22, 2013
Door Time: 7:00 PM
Age: All Ages
Advance Ticket Price: $10
Day Of Show Price: $15
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Bop Skizzum
Bop Skizzum is a Denver funk, soul and rock band that believes in having fun! We love all kinds of music, and you will see that in our concerts. We are playing around Denver and recording right now - so watch out!

Arapahoe High School Benefit featuring: Filthy T
Arapahoe High School Benefit featuring: Filthy TFilthy T was formed in the summer of 2008 when Joe approached Ben and said "Hey, I have been learning how to play the guitar... Let's start a band." Ben, not thinking it would be more than something fun to do for a couple hours on the weekend, agreed. After making a couple of songs, Ben put aside his skepticism and thought "this is actually REALLY good music." The band then turned into a summer long project, and by August, the band played its first show and had a full length album.

Not believing that it would go past a couple more shows and something fun to tell the kids when they got older, Ben headed off to law school in the fall. However, when a contest put on by a local radio station asked for local bands to enter their songs for possible radio play, Filthy T said "What the hell?" and entered their song "Soular System" into the contest. A short time later, it was announced that Filthy T was selected as one of the Top Ten Bands in Colorado, and was added to regular rotation on the radio station for the contest.

After their radio success, the offers to play shows around Denver came flooding in, and throughout their stint on the local scene, they have headlined shows, played in front of large crowds, and even opened for local legends, the Flobots.

So, where are they now you ask? Well, aside from still enjoying making music and playing shows, Joe is hard at work on his career as an engineer, and Ben graduated from Harvard Law School in May 2011.

The Messers


MedicVery few rock bands are capable of wowing people right out of the gate. It usually starts with a half recorded demo here, another half recorded demo there, empty bars, empty promises and then you finally get to the good stuff.

In February 2011, four young men who were tired of such a pattern gathered in an empty church to discuss their dreams, aspirations and what they were going to do about it. The idea was to create the music they've always wanted, spend all the money they had and make the best music they've ever been apart of.

The group enlisted producer Michael Rossback to help them craft the sounds that they were striving for and to help the songs come to life. "The whole thing was a big experiment. None of us had worked with a producer before and the biggest thing was, the band had yet to even play music together in a room." says Aaron Wagner, the groups frontman, "when we got to Rossback we had only laid ideas down piece by piece in a computer, never anything more. Rossback would then make us play everything as a live band when we arrived at his house and that's when things came to life. There was a chemistry and sense of trust between us all."

August rolled around and after months of working, Medic had finished their first EP. Five songs that had stolen the very breath away from all who would hear and with a developed sound that felt like they had been around for 10 years, the band started to play around the Denver area with the intent to stun the audience. They are succeeding. Bassist Drew Barnard explains: "We went in to this just wanting to make music with hope. Music that made people feel like they were understood and the shows feel like that; like we are reaching an understanding between us and the audience that hope is alive and well."

"In the midst of the trials that we go through these days, I think we are just tired of the same old. Anyone can make art these days. It's so accessible to make and promote and yet most of it is so negative. It was wearing on us. Medic is about something new, we are about creating a community of thinkers, dreamers and believers that aim for something positive. This world will continue to fall apart if we keep talking about how it's falling apart. But what if we dare to be the people to figure out ways to put things back together? That's our platform. That maybe our music can be apart of someone’s healing process and spread from there." says Aaron.

So maybe it is time for something new. New songs to sing, new dreams to dream. Maybe Medic is formed out of four guys who might be what we call idealists. But maybe it's time for us to leave the cynicism behind and begin to embrace hope.