Saturday April 15th was a night of decisions in Denver, CO. I think there were at least 5 other shows going on in the city on that night, so everyone had to make their choice on which one to attend. I found myself at Moe’s Original BBQ to see The Windermeres, GUTS, Younger than Neil, and Nasty BoB play, along with quite a few other people!
Nasty BoB opened up the show, and this was my first time seeing them. If I’m being honest, I’d avoided seeing them in the past because I’m not really a fan of their name at all. However, I have to hand it to them, the four-piece, No-Doubt-esque band has a great dynamic. They had a lot of energy, stage presence, and great interaction with the crowd. I enjoyed their set, and will make sure I continue to watch them in the future.
Following up was the ska band Younger than Neil. I actually just saw Younger than Neil for the first time a few days before, when they opened up for Peelander Z. Being a former band nerd/ska kid (I’m not ashamed!), I always enjoy seeing a good ska band, and this band fits that category. I’m not entirely sure how they all fit on the stage (it’s small… and there are a lot of them!), but I’m glad they do. They have an interesting sound, which is kind of a blend between pop-ska and a more “hardcore” vocal style on occasion – their Facebook self describes them as “ska-core.” I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: ska is alive and well in Denver.
Third up for the night was GUTS. I’ve been a huge fan of these guys from the start, and I do my best to see them at every opportunity. The 3-piece has been working on writing songs over the last few months and have really solidified their live show. I feel like each time I see them, they have a new song to play, and it’s always awesome. Keep your eye out for these dudes, because I have it on good authority that they may be coming to a city near you in the coming months.
Headlining this Saturday night show was The Windermeres. They recently got a new drummer, and this was my first time seeing them since the switch happened. The new drummer, Jeremy, seems to be a good addition to the band, and adds his own flare to the songs. Chris, the lead singer, is always energetic and a great frontman for the group. This was actually one of the best live shows I’d seen from these guys; they all seemed to be having a good time. They’re preparing to head out West on tour, so be on the lookout and be sure to catch them if they’re heading your way!
There was definitely a good turn out for this show for a Saturday full of options, and I don’t think anyone could have been disappointed with their choice for that evening – I know I certainly wasn’t!
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