Colfax Speed Queen Halloween Tour Kickoff!

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Colfax Speed Queen Halloween Tour Kickoff!

Ned Garthe Explosion, Vic N' the Narwhals, Spirit Award

Wed, October 31, 2018

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$10.00

This event is 21 and over

Colfax Speed Queen
Colfax Speed Queen
Once born out of the crystal clear Rocky Mountain water, Colfax Speed Queen quickly dirtied their bones with distortion, tremolo, and plenty of slap back reverb just like their heroes from the 60's and 70's. CSQ is far from a revival band though. They're an original breed of garage, punk, rock, and surf. CSQ is not about going fast. They're about being hopped up and strung out on life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
Ned Garthe Explosion
Ned Garthe Explosion
10 trillion years ago, when dinosaurs and dragons fought with spells and shit, a band was formed.

From the fiery depths of Mt. Doom the great volcano brought the four men to life. Out of the lava, four dudes naked as hell crawled out into the world. Fire n' shit was all over the place. This super rad wizard with a kick ass beard named all the dudes; Ned, Stuart, Tyler, and Spencer all ancient forgotten names from a forgotten language from a forgotten galaxy. The wizard gave the dudes some killer instruments that sounded crazy good. The four rad bros rocked through the ages.
Vic N' the Narwhals
Vic N' the Narwhals
"Its like The Doors but with the keyboard style of Smash Mouth" - Tim
Spirit Award
Spirit Award
Spirit Award’s debut full length, Neverending, out on October 6th, houses momentum and starkness. The Seattle three-piece pushes and pulls the ten songs with staggered bright darkness and a massive sound. Sprawling, stereo guitars puncture out from a driving bass/drum foundation. While Spirit Award is aptly capable of generating catchy psych moments, there seems to be no calculable formula to their writing style. Vocal sections dipped in effects shape them more like an instrument, putting the bass in the role of lead guitar. Moments of Neverending point to influences of early New Order and Can, baiting you with a hook then leaving you droning to a krautrock beat.

Spirit Award credit the death of a family member, anxiety, a robbery, and the ending of a relationship for the record’s pensive, yet hopeful look into the future. Through all this the band continued working on the record over the course of two years, which is why it garnered the name, Neverending.

Neverending was recorded with Jack Endino (Nirvana), and Eric Corson (Perfume Genius, Ceremony), Connor Birch and GG Reynolds (Sleater-Kinney).
Venue Information:
Hi-Dive
7 S. Broadway
Denver, CO, 80209
http://www.hi-dive.com/