The mission of Colorado New Wave/Punk Rock is to present an online magazine that documents and archives an overlooked era, style, and culture of rock music in the Rocky Mountain state. Regretfully very little of the music was released on vinyl at the time of it's creation. The press of Colorado and the nation virtually ignored and continue to ignore one of the most vital of all "underground" music scenes. Colorado punk rock in that era had a style and sound all it's own. Though it has been only 35+ years since this music was created it has been almost forgotten in the cities and towns of Colorado in which it was created.
We focus on the scene as it existed then and the talented artists such as the Jonny 3, Defex, Corvairs, Aviators, Varve, Instants (Angst), Ravers (The Nails), Glueons (with Alan Ginsberg), Kamikaze Klones, Young Weasels, Wax Trax! Records, Crank Call Love Affair, Local Anesthetic, Transistors, Screwball Records, Capitol Hill, Suicide Commandos, Rocky Mountain Low, and many others. Were you part of the Colorado music scene in those days? Do you have something to contribute to this site? Feel free to contact us!