The Event

The Annual fundraiser is the perfect opportunity to get out and see live music while giving back. The event will take place on Saturday, November 12, 2016 at Herman’s Hideaway. Doors open at 7:00pm.
Questions or have something to donate to the prize giveaway? Email: RockItForwardDEN@gmail.com
Performances
Schtuebs and HONEYHONEY!
Prize Giveaways
There will be plenty of chances to win throughout the evening, and plenty of killer items. Here’s a taste of what you can expect:
Merchandise: Electronics, Alpine Dog Brewery, Movie Passes, Kendra Scott Jewelry and more
Tickets: Broncos, Avalanche, Westword Signature Events, and more
Travel: Roundtrip airfare for two in the US, 3 night stay and lift tickets to Park City Mountain Resort, 2 nights at the JW Marriott Cancun and more
Why: The Rock it Forward Fund is established to help underprivileged youth foster their passion for music. The Denver Fund will benefit Youth on Record, a program that empowers 1,000 teens in some of Denver’s most vulnerable communities to make life choices that positively impact their future by teaching them to develop the coping tools, inspiration, and wherewithal to succeed in today’s world and to become leaders of tomorrow through the power of music.
You don’t want to miss out on this event…see you there!

Strange Americans

In a sense, Strange Americans are rescuing something from the rust pile — straight-forward, no frills rock and roll, and a matching aesthetic that is heavy on songwriting and storytelling, but presented with reverb-drenched punch and passion — the way The Band or Crazy Horse would have done it.

Strange Americans first began in 2009 through a series of Craigslist ads and mutual acquaintances. The group, which released its much applauded debut full-length Royal Battle in 2012, released its sophomore album That Kind of Luster in September of 2014 . The ten-song, 45-minute rocker which the group began working on in the summer of 2013, showcases a band that has dialed in an authentic, raucous live show and somehow convey that same energy in the studio as well.

Don’t live in Denver? We have you covered.

A hotel room block has been reserved for this event at the Residence Inn Cherry Creek. The rate is $109 per night, but must be booked by October 16, 2015. Please click on the link below to reserve a room!

HONEYHONEY

The third full-length effort from L.A.-based duo HONEYHONEY, 3 is an album born from fascination with the sweet and the sleazy, light and dark, danger and magic. Working with Dave Cobb (the producer behind Jason Isbell’s Southeastern and Sturgill Simpson’s Metamodern Sounds in Country Music), lead singer/banjo player/violinist Suzanne Santo and vocalist/guitarist Ben Jaffe twist their gritty, harmony-driven brand of Southern-flavored rock & roll through tales of lost souls, broken boys, girls with gold in their spit. Equal parts inward-looking and endlessly curious, the two songwriters also take a mirror to their own experience in lust and heartache and never shy away from revealing the messy truth. And whether they rattle or soothe or joyfully inspire, HONEYHONEY instill each song with a straight-from-the-gut honesty and elegance of storytelling that make 3 both cathartic and electrifying.
The follow-up to 2011’s Billy Jack (named one of the top albums of the year by American Songwriter and hailed for finding “the common pop thread between alt. country, spaghetti western soundtracks and swampy blues” by Paste), 3 was recorded in HONEYHONEY’s one-time home of Nashville with a lineup of locals that includes musicians like Robbie Turner (a pedal steel guitarist who’s played with Johnny Cash and The Highwaymen). And while the album finds HONEYHONEY offering their most finely crafted melodies and richly textured sound to date, the band also embodies a loose and scrappy energy drawn out with some help from Cobb. “Dave never let me obsess over my vocals,” says Santo, whose sultry but tender voice intensifies the intimacy of each track. “He’d just be like, ‘Nope, that was raw, we got it, we’re good.’” Adds Jaffe: “He didn’t really allow us to overthink anything, which is great for what we do—the more barriers you can remove to get to the soul of it, the better.”
Though Santo and Jaffe consider their continued growth as songwriters to be the lifeblood of the band, their live show also makes for a major element of the HONEYHONEY experience. “The reason we write songs is to express something real, and being able to engage with people directly the way we do onstage is a really important part of that,” Jaffe says. Fueled by their easy chemistry and between-song banter, the duo’s stage presence adds a whole new level of spirit and passion to their sound. “If there’s any kind of goal to what we’re doing, it’s to shake things up for the people listening,” says Santo. “Whether they need to dance or get happy or get angry or whatever, we can make that happen for them. We’ll make you cry and then make you laugh in under ten minutes.”

The Schtuebs

The Schtuebs are Denver’s premiere electrified classic rock (cover) band. An evening with them brings a healthy dose of rock: the Dead, Tom Petty, Pink Floyd, Bob Seeger, Black Crowes…and a few surprises.