Compass & Cavern

Lost Lake Presents

Compass & Cavern

Rocket Surgeons, The Color Canvas

Saturday, 5/18

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$10 - $15

This event is 16 and over

All sales are final. Review your order carefully, there are no refunds for any reason. Tickets are non-transferable. No tickets are mailed to you, your name will be on the will call list night of show. Night of show (1) bring a valid government issued ID and (2) print your confirmation e-mail and bring with you night of show.

Compass & Cavern
Compass & Cavern
The name, “Compass & Cavern,” is derived from two concepts that resonated with us throughout the project’s formation. “Compass” refers to the phrase, “don’t confuse the map with the territory.” Will first came across this idea in college philosophy lectures and thought it was a particularly beautiful way of describing how we mistakenly claim to “know” things with which we have a surface-level connection. For example, we could learn everything there is to know about the Grand Canyon, but our understanding of its grandeur is incomplete until we actually experience it for ourselves. The “map” pales in comparison to the “territory” it is representing.

“Cavern” is an allusion to Plato’s Allegory of the Cave, a parable that uses sweet imagery to help us understand how we develop ideas about what is “real.” Remember the black & blue/white & gold dress picture that took the internet by storm in early 2015? (FYI, we’re team B&B). That was a powerful and tangible example for how we can experience reality differently because of our varying perceptions of the surrounding world. Knowing this, how do we effectively and respectfully share with others what we believe to be true? We’re still trying to figure this out. So far, music seems like a good option.
Rocket Surgeons
Rocket Surgeons
Rocket Surgeons (formerly 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 4/20. 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 singer Sami Davis, bassist Kirby Beegles, and axe man Joe Shull.

Rocket Surgeons has 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, Rocket Surgeons has headlined and sold out numerous venues (including the Bluebird Theatre), won a spot as a finalist for Westword Magazine'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. Rocket Surgeons 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.
The Color Canvas
The Color Canvas
The Color Canvas formed in 2015 bound by vision and determination to keep rock plugged in. After leaving successful music endeavors in England, Drummer DJ Amott crossed paths with Denver guitarist Scott Walker of the now defunct H*Wood. Joining shortly after was seasoned vocalist Todd Pasternak and session bassist, Tyler William Morse.

The group is using a vocal forward and guitar riff based approach along with some poignant post production flares to round out a truly novel sound. The rhythm section is not to be left unmentioned as Amott and Morse bring it home take after take.
Venue Information:
Lost Lake
3602 E. Colfax Ave
Denver, CO, 80206