Beatmaster D and CPRA Presents: Beatmaster D’s Tribute to Blink-182 Night W/ Special Guests

From the semi-forgotten depths of our collective love of classic pop punk and Blink-182, as well as in anticipation of the upcoming Blink-182 live at the Pepsi Center in September, Beatmaster D presents: Beatmaster D’s Tribute to Blink-182 Night, brought to you in part by co-sponsors Colorado Punk Rock Army and Dream Is Grind Productions.  Join us August 16th at Moe’s BBQ Englewood for this epic night of punk and alternative rock, delicious barbecue, drinks, summer, laughs, memories, and Blink-182 as performed by Beatmaster D

All the classics—some of your favorites and some of Beatmaster D’s!  Featured acts include super groups, American Wristband’s Tribute to Alkaline Trio, MountainUs, A POOR CHOICE, and 21 Taras!  

Beatmaster D is known in the Denver music scene by this name, his true name and background being largely unknown, though widely known for his diversity and versatility in all forms of music.  Associated acts include The Mazlows, The All-Nighters, Zach Maxwell Music, Pulse of Nature, Walking With Bikes, Dream Is Grind collective, and many more.  Beatmaster D is joined by his friends, up-and-coming artists Hunter Ruoff and Gil Leyva.  Hunter Ruoff and Beatmaster D are both founding members of the band the All-Nighters, though Hunter Ruoff recently released critically acclaimed solo EP “Hunter Ruoff is a Poser”, streaming everywhere. 

Gil Leyva is known for his prior involvement in band Vermillion Road, as well as current involvement with Walking With Bikes, where he and Beatmaster D met.  Leyva is also a solo artist and is currently developing his material to release in a grand debut sometime in 2020.

Beatmaster D and company are excited to see you there at what is becoming affectionately and colloquially known as “Blink Night”! 

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Denver’s Bury MIA To Drop Debut Record, “…And Sleep It Off”, This Friday at Marquis Theatre

Release Date: 7/13/2019 At The Marquis Release Show!

Format: Digital (Physical may be available at the show)

Label: DIY

Location: Denver, CO

Current Lineup: (Per Facebook)

  • Justin O’Neal – Vocals/Guitar
  • Alex Crabb – Guitar/Backing Vocals
  • Devin Martinez – Bass/Backing Vocals
  • Marcus Allen-HIlle – Drums

Favorite Tracks: Fools, Say This, Eighty Two In A 25, Adios, Death By Misadventure, and Firefight 

Sounds Like: Penske File, JerkSwitch, MCR, The Used, and the Descendants


We here at CPRA have been bugging Bury Mia for a new release for over a year now. I’m happy to announce the boys have not let us down.  The new record, “…And Sleep It Off”, drops this Friday at their release party with Major Glen and Jailpocket. This is a kick ass lineup and should not be missed. So let’s dig into, “…And Sleep It Off”.

The records starts out with “Adios”. I love the chords on this track. The melody is sweet yet meaningful. The lyrics are catchy, yet non generic. The perfectly well placed, “Ois” bring in that extra edge commonly not found in pop punk. “Say This” is the next track up. It has somewhat of a Ramonescore. As Admin A once said, “Pop Punk creates the best break up punk ever”. This track is for anyone needed that extra boost to leave a bad relationship. Could Bury Mia pull off a couple of Ramones songs? You bet and probably more. 

My favorite song is up next and you may have heard, “Fools” before. Give it a listen in the bandcamp player below. This track is pure anger and feels refreshing and unexpected. The chords and general progression is killer. Grab your air guitar while there’s time. The next song up is “Eighty Two In A 25”. The track is heavy on drums and I love it. The message is powerful. 

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“Death By Misadventure”, comes roaring in next with a blast of energy. This is my second favorite on the release. The track has a great skatepunk sound, while the guitar narrows the gap from metal. This song is KILLER! “Cold Hard Shiny Plastic” is up next, slowing things down a little. This track continues the great melodic sound the album is building. This song will easily be stuck in your head soon after.  

“Firefight”, follows up with more of a street punk theme. The track seems to be about friendship. The drums are heavy, the bass pounding. This one may bring a tear to your eye. After listening you too will be saying, “There was a firefight”.

The last track up is, “Cry About It”. This song is very reminiscent of the Flatliners. The opening riff is fantastic. Justin’s spoken word part really sells this one home. It’s time to wrap this one up. Bury MIA’s new record, “…And Sleep It Off” is not just another run of the mill pop punk album. Every song is different, and in every chord strike, in every drum beat. You can feel the hours of blood, sweat and tears poured into this album. 

Check out their recent interview with the Punk Rock Horror Podcast here,  https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/punk-rock-horror-podcast/id1338630845?i=1000443504165&fbclid=IwAR1WWTyMmZKS43UM_4vhlimJOPpW1EBuVr-Xx7BkGtS7APv90-382LDDDxA

Track List (Subject To Change)

  1. Adios
  2. Say This
  3. Fools (Single)
  4. Eighty Two In A 25
  5. Death By Misadventure
  6. Cold Hard Shiny Plastic
  7. Firefight
  8. Cry About It

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CPRA Presents: S1E4 – Skalorado iS NOW LIVE!

Skalorado!

In this episode of CPRA Presents we showcase our love of ska and our awesome Colorado ska scene. Also some bands not local , to Denver, but CPRA favorites.

Admin A reviews the new Sorry Sweetheart release – “It Looks Like Fun”. Their new records drops 7/13/2019 at the massive 4 Way Record Release party with Filthy Hearts, Over Time and ZEPHYR, https://www.facebook.com/events/433824184062523/

We interview Denver’s People Corrupting People before their upcoming summer tour.

Theme music by PCP.

—-Bands Featured—
The A-Oks – https://www.facebook.com/theaoks/
Dendrites – https://www.facebook.com/thedendritesmassive/
People Corrupting People – https://www.facebook.com/peoplecorruptingpeople/
Madaline (Texas) – https://www.facebook.com/MadalineSka/
Sorry Sweetheart – https://www.facebook.com/sorrysweetheartdenver/

See more reviews at https://coloradopunkrockarmy.com/

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Episode 3 Of CPRA Presents Is Up: Meet The Skate Team

***Bands featured in this episode***

Amazing Flying Dumbasses
The Hacks
Frontside Five
MF Ruckus
Tuck Knee
Pleading Guilty
Trick Punch
Evil Engine
The Pitch Invasion

#SkateOrDie #CpraPresents #CPRASkateTeam #StayRad

Theme music by People Corrupting People at pcpsux.com

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CPRA Presents: “Let’s Go To The Punk Rock Show”, With Sunset Silhouette/Enemy Proof/Filthy Hearts/AFD

The venue

Doors open at 5, show at 6pm! This is a ALL AGES free show at the Denver Art Society. Facebook Event Invite, https://www.facebook.com/events/1393981444097659/

The line up!

LA’s Enemy Proof Hits Denver with their whirlwind tour

LA’s Pop/Skate punks Enemy Proof are invading the Denver Art Society this Saturday (6/21/2019). You can listen in the player below! This is a FREE show!


Sunset SILHOUETTE

Photography by Tessa Ciaramitaro

The guys have just returned from their SW US Tour which comes hot of the heels of their last release, “Far Beyond Suburbia”. You can check out our reviews here, https://coloradopunkrockarmy.com/2019/01/11/sunset-silhouette-far-beyond-suburbia-ep/ and for their “Detour” EP, https://coloradopunkrockarmy.com/2018/10/11/sunset-silhouette-detour-ep/


Filthy Hearts

Denver’s Filthy Hearts have been playing a ton of shows as of late, while preparing a full album release! Read our review here of, “I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead (Inside). You can watch our interview with them below!


Amazing Flying Dumbasses (afd)

AFD is the youngest band on bill, yet they are guaranteed to kill it with their skatepunk shreds. Read and listen to AFD here, https://coloradopunkrockarmy.com/2019/05/24/amazing-flying-dumbasses-afd-adventure-island/.

Episode 2 Of Season 1 is up! What Does Punk Mean To You?

CPRA Presents; What Does Punk Meant To You?

The Bands in this episode

The Dead End, https://www.facebook.com/TheDeadEndpunk/ Kirsten Lyon Music, https://www.facebook.com/kirstenlyonmusic/ Last Reel Hero, https://www.facebook.com/lastreelhero/ People Corrupting People, (Love IS Love and Theme Music)https://www.facebook.com/peoplecorruptingpeople/ Reno Divorce, https://www.facebook.com/renodivorce/

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