There's so much to do, I still can't believe it's January! On Friday, Denvers garage lords, The Omens, will return to the Springs for their debut at The Rocket Room. This show will mark the bands first visit back to COS since last summers infamous Peak Scooter Club Blowout, which ended in some serious Evil Knievel-style scooter shenanigans. Expect that same sense of general chaos at this next show.
Those unfamiliar with The Omens pulsing, organ-driven garage punk may remember the members previous project, The Down n Outs. The band reformed as The Omens around the same time their drummer was nabbed up by another pretty decent band, The Cramps! Also in the queue: Denvers blues punk minimalists The Knew. Are you gonna hit that, or what?
Oh, and scene-agers? TXT this! There is a dilly of a pickle for you at The Black Sheep on Saturday. Recently sainted (i.e. signed to Equal Vision Records) band Fear Before the March of Dimes no, I mean Flames! Fear Before the March of Flames will join The Murder Formula, The Axe that Chopped the Cherry Tree and local churchie-brawlers The Hazel Branch on stage for what should be a killer show.
Also killer is whats going on at Union Station. Admittedly, its been a while since I checked in on the Union Boulevard venue, and dagnab-bit, I sure am glad I did. With ber-metal blowouts like last Sundays Bohemian Grave, Allegiance, The Wake of Suffering, Burn, Genocide and Point Blank marathon, and this Fridays showcase of The Hayman Fire, Shadow Work and Marriage of Convenience show, theyve been bringing it, big-time. But thats not all!
On Saturday night, you can see Mike Villalva (cmon gringos, say it with me: Vee-Yawl-Vuh) and the Rocky Mountain Oyster Boys and the band my wife thinks Im gay for, The Jack Trades! Topping it all off, the Friday and Saturday night shows are only $10, and, if mine eyes do not deceive me, theyre ALL YOU CAN DRINK! Now, I am certainly no economic super-genius or anything, but, putting two and two together, I think that should certainly save you some coin!
Now, if you, like me, missed 17-year-old Grant Sabin at Kinfolks last weekend, boy are you stupid ... stupid and lucky! Stupid for missing it, but lucky that Grant and his band, The Revelators, who were recently passed the official John-Alex Mason Teenage Blues Prodigy baton, will throw a repeat performance this Sunday. The buzz on this kid is strong and seemingly well-deserved. And theres nothing like getting in on the ground floor, so get over there and see what all the fuss is about.
Lastly, in a rare bit of shameless self-promotion and without getting the conflict-of-interest Nazis all worked up I have an announcement. I have finally given in to the inevitable and have set up the official Adam Leech, Professional Rock n Roll Journalist MySpace site. I figured, since nobody ever e-mails me, this might facilitate communication between bands, myself and the readers/fans. Anyhow, bands and fans can now get in touch with me at myspace.com/atomleech. And listen up, readers: I will add links to the bands I am writing about each week on that site. Youll get all the info, and I wont have to worry about cramming in all those nasty URLs. So, then, it is agreed. You will all start to send more messages. Excellent.
That concludes this weeks latest broadcast. Ill smell you when I smell you