What we're about

Do you count BOTH alt/indie concert-going and hiking among your most beloved activities? Do you want to sit around an open campfire and geek out about your favorite indie/alt rock, folk, country, electronic album this month? Perhaps you have strong opinions about the content on Pitchfork, Stereogum, Consequence of Sound, Gorilla vs. Bear, KEXP, NPR, Bandcamp and your Spotify Discover Weekly playlist!?

If I know this crowd like I think I do, you might also love tech or film or books or art... And so, the mission of the group is to bring our niche of indie/alt music fans + outdoors addicts together to share passion, swap recommendations, get to the trails, and make new friends!

Happen to be visiting NYC? Hang with our Big Apple crew! https://www.meetup.com/outdoorsy-musicophil... (https://www.meetup.com/outdoorsy-musicophiles-nyc/)

--POLICIES TO NOTE--

Dues (Pay What You Can Afford): This is a not-for-profit group and I don't require dues to join. However, it costs ~$180/year for me to host our group on Meetup so a donation goes a long way toward keeping our group alive. Recommended donation is $4 for every event you attend or $20 to cover a full year of unlimited events. Donations will be requested once a year as a reminder to those who can contribute. Cash or Venmo @mandirao most welcome!

No Shows: 2 no-shows will result in removal from the group. It is difficult to host a quality event for the group if we're waiting around for people who don't show up. Please show your new friends (that's us!) some courtesy and be sure to add events to your calendar so you don't forget your RSVP. And if it turns out you can't make it, you can comment on an event thread, un-RSVP or send me a private message any time before the event to ensure your not marked a no-show. Thanks for your understanding.

Upcoming events (5)

Jukebox Happy Hour @Tooey's Off Colfax

Tooey's, off colfax

Let's meet for drinks and trade notes on our latest listens, upcoming concerts and outdoorsy activities! Yes. ABOUT TOOEY'S: Pooltables, weirdos and a kickass jukebox in a low-key vibe with great drinks? What more do we need? WHY HAPPY HOUR?: Reluctant to join a hike with strangers? Never enough time to mingle before/after a concert? Just want more opportunities to hang out and make friends? Let's meet up for happy hour. Boom. Problem solved. :D ----- PAY WHAT YOU CAN AFFORD: This group does not require membership dues, but to help cover our Meetup fees, I humbly request $4 for each event you attend (or buy me a beer), or give $20 for a year of unlimited events. Cash or Venmo (@mandirao) are welcome! NO SHOW POLICY: 2 RSVP no-shows will result in removal from the group. Please be sure to add events to your calendar so you don't forget your RSVP. And if it turns out you can't make it, you can comment on an event thread, un-RSVP or send me a private message any time before the event. Thanks for your understanding!

HUNNY & Hockey Dad @Globe Hall (only $17!)

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Two great bands for the low price of one! :D GET TICKETS: http://www.globehall.com/event/1786930-hunny-hockey-dad-denver/ ABOUT HUNNY: They are band from Newbury Park, CA who made a name for themselves in early 2015 releasing their debut single “Cry for Me" which was met with wide acclaim from bloggers and fans alike. Three years and several releases later, they've proven that they're much more than just one song. • LISTEN TO "NATALIE": https://youtu.be/RaXb1nrjIDY ABOUT HOCKEY DAD: Hockey Dad is an Australian surf rock band from Windang, New South Wales, Australia. The band consists of two members, Billy Fleming and Zach Stephenson, and has two full albums and one EP released to date. • WATCH "I NEED A WOMAN": https://youtu.be/dKCpPWEvZJ0 PRE-SHOW: TBD but we usually like to find someplace nearby to meet up and mingle before the show. Details as we approach the date. ----- PAY WHAT YOU CAN AFFORD: This group does not require membership dues, but to help cover our Meetup fees, I humbly request $4 for each event you attend (or buy me a beer), or give $20 for a year of unlimited events. Cash or Venmo (@mandirao) are welcome! NO SHOW POLICY: 2 RSVP no-shows will result in removal from the group. Please be sure to add events to your calendar so you don't forget your RSVP. And if it turns out you can't make it, you can comment on an event thread, un-RSVP or send me a private message any time before the event. Thanks for your understanding!

Kurt Vile & The Violators @Ogden Theatre ($28)

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As far as I'm concerned, just <3 <3 <3 GET TICKETS: https://www.axs.com/events/360911/kurt-vile-and-the-violators-tickets ABOUT: Ravenously creative songwriter Kurt Vile broke through to mainstream success after years of steadily working on his craft. His laidback and drifting guitar rock took notes from masters like Neil Young, Sonic Youth, and Dinosaur Jr., exploring inventive guitar tones on meditative and often self-reflective songs. He co-founded the War on Drugs with friend Adam Granduciel in 2005, but quit shortly after the band got off the ground to focus more on his own music... • WATCH "PRETTY PIMPIN": https://youtu.be/659pppwniXA PRE-SHOW: TBD but we usually like to find someplace nearby to meet up and mingle before the show. Details as we approach the date. ----- PAY WHAT YOU CAN AFFORD: This group does not require membership dues, but to help cover our Meetup fees, I humbly request $4 for each event you attend (or buy me a beer), or give $20 for a year of unlimited events. Cash or Venmo (@mandirao) are welcome! NO SHOW POLICY: 2 RSVP no-shows will result in removal from the group. Please be sure to add events to your calendar so you don't forget your RSVP. And if it turns out you can't make it, you can comment on an event thread, un-RSVP or send me a private message any time before the event. Thanks for your understanding!

Cherry Glazerr & Palehound @Gothic Theatre (only $15!)

Lo-fi garage punk awesomeness! That is all. GET TICKETS: https://www.gothictheatre.com/events/detail/365013 ABOUT CHERRY GLAZERR: Clementine has always wanted to make music that connects with people, she says. On Apocalipstick – released on inauguration day 2016 – she did that by telling them her thoughts. On Stuffed & Ready, she’s showing them who she is. • WATCH "TOLD YOU I'D BE...": https://youtu.be/GFgz9aiiZlQ • WATCH "WHITE'S NOT MY COLOR...": https://youtu.be/mtBmOULfCn0 ABOUT PALEHOUND: Saw this great band in NYC last year and am thrilled they're coming to town! Ellen Kempner makes sparse, off-kilter “indie rock” (use that word like it was used in 1994) that’s heartfelt and funny and tender and biting and cutting and sometimes sad. She could be singing about her pet carrot or some dude’s raisin scone or about blowing someone away by putting a hole in their brain. Wherever the winds of emotional whim shall take thee, Ellen Kempner - we shall go with you. Because this feels real. • WATCH "CARNATIONS": https://youtu.be/ljWHrL6gliI • WATDH "IF YOU MET HER": https://youtu.be/lDnp-DbY3AU PRE-SHOW: TBD but we usually like to find someplace nearby to meet up and mingle before the show. Details as we approach the date. ----- PAY WHAT YOU CAN AFFORD: This group does not require membership dues, but to help cover our Meetup fees, I humbly request $4 for each event you attend (or buy me a beer), or give $20 for a year of unlimited events. Cash or Venmo (@mandirao) are welcome! NO SHOW POLICY: 2 RSVP no-shows will result in removal from the group. Please be sure to add events to your calendar so you don't forget your RSVP. And if it turns out you can't make it, you can comment on an event thread, un-RSVP or send me a private message any time before the event. Thanks for your understanding!

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