Gothic nights in Denver.
For the uninitiated, you get into Milk from the back of the building, and there are a few rooms in which you can enjoy the music. For Goth night, one room mainly offers more mainstream synth-pop from the early to mid-’80s. Stuff like Simple Minds, Duran Duran, Depeche Mode and the like. The kind of music you’d expect to hear in a John Hughes movie when the music direction is especially good. In another room it’s more Goth-industrial tracks that are more challenging. It’s darker, but not so far out there that you might wonder if someone has a room that features the more accessible noise artists of recent years. Both of those rooms have a certain ambience that makes you feel as though you are traveling back in time. Those who remember the old St. Mark’s coffeehouse in downtown Denver will find something akin to that at Milk. A spaciousness and a level of comfort that is difficult to define but is otherwise unmistakable, as well as a sense of mysteriousness that is all but impossible to consciously build. Maybe it’s the multiple rooms and the general labyrinthine quality of the building.