Load remaining images Denver-based up-and-coming trio, Cycles, were undeniably on fire, for their Boulder Theater debut last night. Cycles were one of three bands to help celebrate Saint Patty’s Day, alongside Boulder favorites, Moontang and Lady and The Gentlemen. The event dubbed “Kegs And Cabbage” was held this year for the second time, with a traditional corned beef and cabbage dinner, accompanied by some of the hottest newcomers on the Colorado circuit.For a band that has only been together for just over a year, Cycles continues to exceed expectations with their psychedelic-rock fusion, and sets the bar high for other Colorado bands on the rise. The trio, led by guitarist Patrick Harvey, bassist Tucker McClung, and drummer Michael Wood, have been in the recording studio for the past week, and decided to surprise their fans by playing the entirety of their new album, expected to be released soon after mixing and mastering are completed.After “Kegs and Cabbage”, the majority of the Boulder Theater crowd headed across the street to The Lazy Dog Bar and Grill, packed as tight as a can of sardines for some late night pickin’ with CU Boulder graduates, Tenth Mountain Division. Fans able to pace themselves on such a festive holiday, were lucky enough to see Patrick Harvey of Cycles, and Scott Hachey of the Magic Beans, sit in on guitar, ending the green party in style!You can check out photos from the night below, courtesy of Sam Berenson. You can check out more about Cycles and find upcoming tour dates on the band’s Facebook page here.
The Ecuadorean Marines seized 773 kg of marijuana on July 5, in an operation on the Colombian border in which two Colombians were arrested, the National Directorate of Aquatic Spaces (Dirnea) announced. The seizure took place on a beach in the locality of Rocafuerte, around 175 km northwest of Quito, in the border province of Esmeraldas, AFP was told by a source at the Navy’s North Operations Command, which previously reported the seizure of 430 kg of drugs. Two Colombians, one of them undocumented, were arrested in the operation, which included the participation of a member of the Coast Guard who detected the boat that was transporting the contraband. “The Ecuadorean Navy, in its fight against drug trafficking, has landed another heavy blow, for which reason it will continue conducting patrols and working in coordination with all Naval units and competent authorities to combat illicit activities in the country,” Dirnea said in a statement. During the first six months of 2012, Ecuador seized around 17 tons of drugs, chiefly cocaine. Seizures of narcotics reached 26 tons in 2011, compared to 18 tons in 2010 and the record of 68 tons in 2009. On the basis of those figures, President Rafael Correa stated a week ago that his country is one of the world’s most effective in the fight against drug trafficking and the only one in the Andean region where coca, the raw material for cocaine, is not grown. By Dialogo July 09, 2012