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Members of Bop Skizzum. Image courtesy of the band. Click to enlarge.

This week KRFC is sharing two groups that herald the Centennial State in their work. Head over here for our second share of the day.

Although they’ve been a rising band to watch for a couple of years, I didn’t get my first live taste of Bop Skizzum until they performed a lunchtime set in downtown Ft. Collins at the 2012 Colorado Brewers’ Festival. Their energy was off the charts, especially considering they had to pack it all up and head home to Denver for another show that night. From that stage the band went on to release a new album, “Coloradical” in October. I had to ask the band how 2012 went for them and what’s on their horizon:

2012 was a great year for Bop Skizzum, not only did they make it into the finals of Ford’s ‘Gimme The Gig” contest where they got to perform live infront of Grammy Award winning producer Don Was; But they recorded & released their first full length album “Coloradical” in October, a 10 song CD with influences from all corners of the record store. Both music fans & critics alike have given incredibly positive reviews of the new album & sales of the CD continue to grow each month.

In 2013 the band plans to continue to play live, tour & continue writing new songs. Nothing fufills the members of Bop Skizzum more than when they are on stage & can look out & see a room full of fans dancing & having a great time at their show! So they are looking forward to getting out there & making some people get funky on the dance floor! First up, #NerdProm2013 – which is right around the corner.

Chances are you’ve already heard many excellent tracks from “Coloradical,” including today’s share. If you haven’t bought the album, you are leaving a big hole in your Colorado music collection. Get it here.

Speaking of Nerd Prom. It’s a one of a kind Colorado event worth checking out. Here are the details.

What: The 2nd Annual “Nerd Prom” presented by… KTCL 93.3, Denver Comic Con, Westword, Yelp!, Illegal Pete’s, Twist & Shout
* featuringBop Skizzum, Filthy T, The Messers & Medic
Where: Summit Music Hall (1902 Blake St., Denver, Co.)
When: Friday, February 22nd, 2013 / Doors @ 7pm / Show @ 8pm
Tix: $10 Advance / $15 DOS / All Ages – Tickets go on sale Friday, Jan. 11th!

Do you have an inner geek that is just dying to be freed? Come, join us on Friday, February 22nd for Bop Skizzum’s 2nd Annual “NERD PROM!” Colorado faves Bop Skizzum, Filthy T, The Messers & Medic will be rockin’ the stage & entertaining the squares. If you wanna get your geeky groove on with 4 of Colorado’s best bands – Summit Music Hall is where you want to be on 2/22!

Skizzum believes if you “Embrace the Geek.” You’ll “Ascend to the Chic.” Being comfortable in your own skin is a beautiful thing & we want to celebrate everything from Geek to Chic!

A Nerd Prom King & Queen will be crowned on the night of the show. To enter for consideration you’ll need to go to, & enter now (finalists will be chosen 2/13.) You can check out pix on Bop Skizzum’s Facebook page (link below) of our 2012 Nerd Prom King & Queen – can’t wait to see if our 2012 Prom King Chi Chi can top his fabulous Princess Leah emsemble? I guess you’ll have to come to the Summit to find out!

So recycle that HS prom dress or tux… Dress to the nines… Sport the outfit you’re gonna wear to Comic-Con this year. Strive for NERD PROM GLORY & we’ll see you on Feb. 22nd @ Summit Music Hall!

Please note that downloads offered via KRFC MusicShare are intended to introduce you to great talent in KRFC’s community, and are NOT CD-quality recordings. If you want those, please support the artists by buying their music and/or seeing them live.

If you’re in a band or are a musician looking to share your music, email your tracks to Andrew [at] krfcfm [.] org for consideration.

Andrew Schneider is a volunteer host and booker for KRFC’s [email protected], bringing the best local and visiting talent to Northern Colorado’s airwaves every Monday-Friday, Noon-1PM. He is also a veteran web developer, filmmaker, DIY venue collaborator, and KRFC’s digital media lead.