Allout Helter & Black Dots FEST Sendoff

Allout Helter & Black Dots FEST Sendoff

faim, The Larimers, Andy Thomas' Dust Heart

Fri, October 20, 2017

Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:30 pm

$10.00

This event is 21 and over

Allout Helter
Allout Helter
Allout Helter is back with ‘Ruins’, a six song EP full of vivid imagery and brooding, thrashy riffage that furthers the bands’ reputation for pushing the boundaries of technical, melodic hardcore. Recorded, mixed and mastered at Black in Bluhm Music by Chris Fogal (The Gamits, Dwayne, Denver hero) and featuring artwork by long-time collaborator Doom Toof, ‘Ruins’ is Allout Helter’s heaviest and most dynamic material to date.

Whether playing sweaty clubs, DIY garages or alongside lauded touring acts, Allout Helter is always busy shredding whatever stage they’re on with their intense and engaging live show. With slots on festivals like Riot Fest Denver, Westword Music Showcase, The UMS and Summergrind, and as mainstay members of a music scene that most cities would kill to call “local,” Allout Helter continually prove why they are one of the most sought after bands in Denver.
Black Dots
Black Dots
When a baby’s born, I can’t help but think about the parents. Are they ready? Do they know what they’re getting into? Is that kid sorta fucked or sorta blessed? Same goes with bands where you already know their genealogy before the needle hits the groove. April Froschheuser was/is in Vena Cava. John was in The Achievement: two so-honest-it-aches bands that I’ve spent weeks-worth of spins listening to over the years. Black Dots sounds like a wise democracy that’s figured out its infrastructure before putting up flashing signage. Three principle songwriters. Two principle singers—vacillating between Florida ex-pat Wade and John—topically ranging from teenage depression-cutting to “the journey vs. the top of the mountain” headspace of an isolated band playing in Denver. In the background, on the blacktop in the distance, I hear Rumbleseat, Tim Version, long drives to find sympathetic souls, and small, semi-hidden tattoos being way more meaningful than sleeves of brightly-colored ink. Like little black dots. Worth seeking out. –Todd Taylor, Razorcake
The Larimers
The Larimers
Denver Pop Punk with a melodic twist!
Andy Thomas' Dust Heart
Andy Thomas' Dust Heart
Andy Thomas continues the tradition of his past projects by writing beautifully dark and brooding music in the spirit of Nick Cave and Leonard Coen and combines it with the energy of his punk rock past.

On his latest, "Wicked, Dark," Thomas peels away the party and shows his strength as a songwriter and vocalist. Like his previous work, the arrangements are simple, but whereas traditionally, Thomas tries to get the whole venue screaming along, his solo work is more subtle and story based.

Thomas has told these stories all over the U.S. and Europe sharing the stage with artists like Gregory Alan Isakov, Joe Pug, Jessica Lea Mayfield and more.
Venue Information:
Hi-Dive
7 S. Broadway
Denver, CO, 80209
http://www.hi-dive.com/