Recently, several Denver bands joined together for the first ever First Class Fest at Summit Music Hall in LoDo. The lineup included Air Dubai, My Body Sings Electric, The Epilogues, Povi, Panther Martin, CRL CRLL, Sur Ellz, and No Coast. How did all those bands play the Summit in one night? By ingeniously alternating between the main stage and Summit’s alternative side stage, often billed as the Moon Room.
The three headliners are longtime staples of the Denver music scene, and I am lucky to call them all friends.
Which makes me sad that I failed yet again to capture The Epilogues, seeing as the band is playing their final show ever (also at the Summit) in August. I have tried and tried and apparently I just suck at photographing these guys. Call it a combination of low light, fast action, and high strobes – I am raising the white flag and simply attending the farewell show to enjoy the music.
My Body Sings Electric has always been one of my favorite bands (see our earliest collaboration: a video I made using a small waterproof camera featuring their music that was played on the Kodak Times Square billboard for a week). And I still maintain that Oceancrest is a perfect pop song, even with the dark theme of assisted suicide.
Air Dubai reunited for the show and we all could not be happier. These guys are so seriously great live – and lucky for us, they are making new music together as well. The energy they bring to a room is palpable from the first minute they walk on stage throughout every second of their show. I know most of the members have side projects – go see them all for sure – but when an Air Dubai show pops up – BE THERE.
Denver First Class Fest Concert Photos
My Body Sings Electric