Hank Williams 3 | Ogden Theatre | October 6, 2014

Hank Williams during his Country set. photo credit: David Burke

No other family of musical artists than the forebears of this legendary name Hank Williams have truly captured the heart of what it means to be a country outlaw, a Southern rebel, and a despicable bastard in the eyes of our more uppity brothers and sisters. Three generations of this inglorious family have dominated the Southern consciousness since the early 1930s when the name's original bearer (Hiram) Hank Williams, Sr. picked up his Silvertone guitar and stepped in front of the microphone in Montgomery, Alabama, transcending into American mythology. 

Hank 3, the grandson of this original outlaw, played at The Ogden Theatre this past week, and his show had 3 concerts in one; the first a country western set with 6 band members, next up a hillbilly set with 4 band members, and finally a speed/doom metal performance with just himself, a drummer and a synthesizer for dissonant sounds. Although I am not a country music fan, Hank 3’s performance demands respect as I found my self thumping my foot to songs like “Mississippi Mud”, and straight-up head banging with the horns in the air to “Angus of Death” as I placed myself dead center in front of his amazing show. He even sang two of his grandfather’s songs, “If The Shoe Fits” and “I’ll Never Get Out Of This World Alive”. I don't think I have ever heard the original versions but I really dug his rocking version!

photo credit: David Burke

For over 4 hours Hank play non-stop as band members rotated instruments and line up changes. He appeared unfazed as random fans surfed onto the stage, danced around him an then plummeted back onto the hard venue floor. I was a ball of sweat at the nights end and look forward to his return here in Denver!

Long live Hank III 



Mississippi Mud, Straight to Hell, If The Shoe Fits (Hank Williams cover), Rebel Within, Day By Day, Dyin’ Day, Hurtin’ For Certain, Six Pack of Beer, D Ray White, I’ll Never Get out of this World Alive (Hank Williams cover), Brothers of The 4x4, Low Down, Not Everybody Likes Us

Hank 3 Ogden Theatre Denver Colorado 10/06/14

Dixie In Dixie, Face Down, In The Camouflage, Angus of Death, Cow Sold, Countin’ Cows

Austin Film Festival 2014 Slate Announced

Austin Film Festival & Screenwriters Conference announced their slate for 2014 to take place October 23-30. 

The festival was founded in 1993 and was the first of its kind to focus on the contribution of writers in filmmaking. It initially started as a conference for screenwriters, providing a place for professionals and screenwriting hopefuls to network and work on their craft. Since then it has grown to incorporate a film festival, which this year plays host to 15 World Premiers with films from 20 countries. Past participants include Wes Anderson, the Coen brothers, Russell Crowe, Bryan Singer, Oliver Stone, Jason Schwartzman, Owen Wilson and many, many others. 

This year’s conference and festival hosts writers from last years big movies (Guardians of the Galaxy, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, 12 Years a Slave, American Hustle, Dallas Buyers Club) and will feature television creators, writers, and producers from shows such as Mad Men, True Detective, Breaking Bad, Fargo, Justified, and Orange is the New Black. In attendance this year: True Detective director Cary Fukunaga, closing night presenters Jon Stewart and Maziar Bahari, writer/director Jay Duplass, Rita Wilson, Scott Eastwood, Jason Ritter, Alex Anfanger, Glenn Morshower, and others. 

If you’ve taken a look at our Fall Preview you’ll recognize two films - Wild and The Imitation Game. We’ll have updates, reviews, and recommendations on those two films and also others including AFF’s marquee selections Escobar: Paradise Lost, The Sound and the Fury, The Homesman, Black and White, Big Hero 6, Red Army, 21 Years: Richard Linklater, and Dawn Patrol which is based on a script out of the Screenplay Competition.

For further info and cool happenings around the festival check out onstory.tv and austinfilmfestival.com

You can find the full schedule of films and conference events here

We’re very excited to head down to Austin this year and cover the festival for all of you! 

Ultra5280 Film Section

"Welcome to the Ultra5280 Film Section! 

We are expanding our horizons and beginning this film section to include our recommendations, reviews, new trailers, and film festival news. 

We’ll be starting with a Fall Preview to drop later in the week. Look out for that and more coming into the festival and awards season. 

If there’s something you’ve seen and like, or don’t, let us know what it is and why! 

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Filthy T | Album Release Show | May 10 | Larimer Lounge

Local group Filthy T will be releasing their first acoustic album on May 10 at Larimer Lounge. As you may be well aware we love giving tickets away here at Ultra5280, why not help celebrate the release album of one of the hardest working bands in Denver. As always check out our Facebook Page for all the deets. In the meantime check out "Can It Be" as featured on their new album. Let's just say we have been blasting this one at the office all week.

Filthy T is the brainchild of six Denverites intent on blending modern rock and smart rap. The band’s signature sound is articulate vocals over soulful guitar parts and driving rhythms.

What We’re About:
The city of Denver is a successful mix of polar opposites – tech startups flourish in a cowboy culture, East Coast and West Coast natives live together in harmony, and hippies and republicans co-celebrate 420. Growing up together in the Mile High City, rapper-producer Russell Ben Hedman and guitarist Joe Barnholt envisioned that the same effortless integration could be achieved in mixing the clever rhythms of hip-hop with edgy rock sounds. The original duo has been joined by bassist Kirby Beegles, drummer Adrian Hernandez, vocalist Nikki Smith and axe man Joe Shull.

Filthy T’s three studio albums to date have garnered continual accolades, including selection for 93.3 KTCL’s Hometown for the Holidays Top 10 and Big Gig Competition Top 10. As a live band, Filthy T has headlined and sold out numerous venues (including the Bluebird Theatre), won a spot as a finalist for Westword's Best of the West, and landed stage time to represent the Denver music scene at the first ever Denver County Fair. The group has opened for touring artists including The Flobots, Vanilla Ice, Rehab and Sidewalk Chalk. The band is also committed to doing great things for the Denver community. Filthy T has organized and played
fundraising concerts for organizations like Children’s Hospital, the victims of the 2012 Aurora theater shooting, Claire Davis (Arapahoe High School shooting victim) and Make-A-Wish Foundation of Colorado.

Colorado Taking Over SXSW

As we began the daunting task of RSVP'ing to all the events taking place here in Austin for SXSW we began to notice that this year Colorado is taking over a few showcases. Check out below for all the related events brought to you by some of the hardest working industry folks from our state.

Boomtown Backyard Showcase: Ultra5280 | March 12 & 14


Reverb and The UMS | March 15


Colorado Music Party:  Reverb, Open Air 1340, Spokesbuzz | March 13 & 14

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