Monthly Archives: July 2008

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Valient Thorr @ the Larimer Lounge, July 16, 2008 – Reverb

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Valient Thorr rocks the Larimer

Photo: Sarah Slater, DenveReverb.com

In front of blister-fast rhythms and searing metal riffs, Valient Himself screamed songs into the mosh pit on subjects ranging from how poorly George Bush is handling this country and the Iraq war (”Exit Strategy”), to the inherent corruption in our government (”Goveruptcy”), to an homage to professional wrestling. Or at least what’s on TV (”No Holds Barred”).

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Matmos @ the Boulder Theater, July 15, 2008 – Reverb

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Drew Daniels and M. C. Smith of Matmos

Drew Daniels and M. C. Smith of Matmos

Drew Daniel bounced around his table like an animated mad scientist leaning over his mixing boards, laptops and synths and frantically grabbing, mixing, and manipulating sounds. M.C. Smith sat at his table fingering his synth, and then strumming, scratching and hitting the strings on his guitar. Over their heads played a black and white video of a young blonde Adonis-looking character, masturbating in a hot tub. The juxtaposition of the imagery and stage antics was fitting while maintaining a certain awkward feeling. Surprise! It’s one of the moods this genre often seeks to create, or accentuate.

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Nashville Pussy w/Hemi Cuda @ the Larimer Lounge, July 11, 2008 – Reverb

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Nashville Pussy at Larimer Lounge. Photo by John Moore

Nashville Pussy at Larimer Lounge. Photo by John Moore

Take that thick, moonshine-soaked, screaming guitar work, along with inherent lyrics about living and driving (just like the Duke boys) between the still and the roadhouse in your tricked out Charger, or in your pick-up — complete with confederate flag and gun rack — and add a healthy dose of Cramps-style psychobilly and AC/DC-style metal and screaming — and you come close to what Nashville Pussy serves up on stage every night.

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Filter @ Bluebird Theater, July 7, 2008 – Reverb

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Filter's Richard Patrick. Photo: Jason K. Powers

Filter's Richard Patrick. Photo: Jason K. Powers

Though [Patrick] screamed often in anger about the disgust he holds for the situation we find our society in — centered around the Iraq war, but certainly not limited to it — he could have been reading off of cue cards at times.

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