Ken Mode

Ken Mode

Abrams, BleakHeart, Ten Foot Beast

Mon, June 3, 2019

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

$12.00

Off Sale

This event is 21 and over

Ken Mode
Ken Mode
Noise rock punk hardcore metal. post. Are people seriously starting to use "grunge" as a genre again? We like TAD.
Abrams
Abrams
"Expertly constructed... There are hints of AmRep-era noise rock a la Unsane, as well as sludgy riffs you might have heard cranking out of Josh Homme's amp back in his Kyuss days – and there's even a strange sense of kinetic propulsion mastered by fellow Denver residents Plane Mistaken for Stars... Lust. Love. Loss. is worth your attention."
–Substream

"Lust. Love. Loss. is a nimble crusher, managing to steamroll and get down with its bad semi-melodic self all at the same time... You will likely be reminded of Baroness, Mastodon and occasionally Neurosis, but only ever in a good way."
–Decibel

"Post-hardcore, filtered through big Melvins-esque guitar rigs... Abrams find the sweet spot on their independent debut, Lust. Love. Loss., about midway between Hot Snakes and Blood Mountain-era Mastodon, and toss in some great lyrics as well."
–Invisible Oranges

"The trio's self-released debut portends big, big things for the band. Effortlessly meshing angular mathcore with chunky stoner metal, Lust. Love. Loss. recalls Remission-era Mastodon..."
–MetalSucks

"Denver trio Abrams make their full-length debut... with an obvious focus on flow, complexity of songwriting, crisp execution, tight performances and an overarching sense of heft that is more than ably wielded... The three-piece seem to take their cues from the post-Baroness school of progressive heavy rock, bringing the occasional flourish of post-rock..."
–The Obelisk

"Similar, stylistically, to Remission-era Mastodon: polyrhthmic bluesy grooves hammer away as washed-out leads dance and skip around jazz-influenced drum fills. The combination fulfills a niche that hasn't seen a true successor since the aforementioned 2002 masterpiece."
–Heavy Blog Is Heavy

The synergy of melody, groove, and bullet-train force displayed on Lust. Love. Loss. sets Abrams in line with heavy transcenders like Mastodon and Pelican. Drummer Michael Amster pushes forward with crisp, ghost-noted beats that nod to Dailor at his best; twin brother Zach Amster scrapes shimmering melodies and massive crunch out of his axe; Taylor Iversen's basslines roll along like boulders down mountainsides.

When asked about their influences, the guys name-check heroes of post-hardcore like Fugazi and At the Drive-In. Indeed, Abrams' sound could be perceived as a turbo-boosted, sludged-up incarnation of those bands' spirits – driving and impassioned, traversing the spectrum of feeling, from mournful to triumphant.
BleakHeart
BleakHeart
Grunge/Rock/Shoegaze
Ten Foot Beast
Ten Foot Beast
Ten Foot Beast is an American instrumental metalcore band from Austin, Texas, formed in 2014, by lead guitarist Jason Erwin, and accompanied by drummer, Aaron Perez. Their two studio albums display a unique and influential musical style characterized by their mix of intense sonic complexity, eclectic atmospheres and inventive experimentation. Their sheer power, aggressiveness and explosiveness of their distinctive live performances gives them a brand of their own, and confirms that they are a true genuine force to be reckoned with. TFB emerges from a mostly heavy metal background; however there are strong traces of other musical elements in their compositions that make this band a superlative outfit for true music aficionados. TFB has shared the stage with a number of national acts and continues to attract new fans, both young and old.
Venue Information:
Hi-Dive
7 S. Broadway
Denver, CO, 80209
http://www.hi-dive.com/