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UMS Content Series: Last of the Easy Riders

UMS Content Series: Last of the Easy Riders

 Last of the Easy Riders members (L to R): Christopher Minarik, Lead Guitar, Vocals; Connor Riley, Bass, Keys, Vocals; Mitch Mitchum, Lead Vocals, Drums; Brad Grear, Guitar, Bass

Last of the Easy Riders members (L to R): Christopher Minarik, Lead Guitar, Vocals; Connor Riley, Bass, Keys, Vocals; Mitch Mitchum, Lead Vocals, Drums; Brad Grear, Guitar, Bass

by Carlee Henderson

Interview with Christopher Minarik discussing summer plans and UMS shenanigans.

What are you looking forward to most at UMS this year?

Chris: "Debuting some new songs we've been writing this summer and playing our home turf - the HI DIVE!"

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What does UMS mean to your band and for the city?

Chris: "It means a lot to us. It's our first year, and it's been a gig we've wanted on since Easy Riders came to fruition. The sense of community the UMS brings to Denver and the local scene only comes once a year and is something not to be missed. The camaraderie is contagious!"

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What are your summer plans?

Chris: "We write, we camp, and we try to take advantage of everything the Rockies has to offer. We also have some shows lining up at the Mayan Theatre for a screening of The Who's 'Tommy' and a support slot at the Oriental Theater with the Dirty River Boys."

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Favorite local: bands, bars, beers?

Chris: "Bands: Andy Hamilton and the Rocky Mountain Contraband, Serpent Foot (sort of local), High Plains Honky, the Kinky Fingers.

Bars: Lakeview Lounge, Tatarian, American Bonded, Don's Club Tavern, Candlelight Tavern.

Beers/Breweries: Grateful Gnome, Odd 13, Outer Range, Wiley Roots, Crooked Stave, and (no beers here), But we have lots of love for our friends at MILE HIGH SPIRITS!"

Last OF THE EASY RIDERS PERFORM Friday, July 27 at Hi-Dive, 11pm 

Interview and Creative Direction by Carlee Henderson @carleeah

Photography by Danielle Webster (click for more) @daniellewebsterphotography

Set location The Mayan Theatre (click for more) @ltdenverco

Rachel Hartgen of Artisans Thrive

Rachel Hartgen of Artisans Thrive

Get To Know The Editor: Carlee Henderson

Get To Know The Editor: Carlee Henderson