The band Say Anything was formed in 2000 by Max Bemis and has released seven albums to date. This year marked the 10th anniversary of In Defense of the Genre, so the band spent two nights at Summit Music Hall playing three albums. I was there for the second night and there was no slowing them down. I love seeing a band whose fans clearly adore them and this was definitely the case with Say Anything. Lyrics were being sung back to the band loud and clear, while Max was back and forth on the stage connecting with as many people as possible. The band continues their tour into 2018 so be sure to check them out!
Ten years is a long time for anything - especially a band. My Body Sings Electric celebrated a decade together this month with a series of shows up and down the front range, including Denver's Marquis Theater. They shared the festivities with Slow Caves and Modern Suspects, who made the night three times as fun. We've been friends with MBSE almost as long as they have been a band, so there was no way we were missing this show. I have talked about them so often, you'd think this blog was solely about them. But perhaps my favorite was this interview with Jason from a few years ago, where we find out how stinky Jeff is and that Brandon is missing some socks. Congratulations guys, on ten years - and here is to ten more! ❤️
Modern Suspects Concert Photos
I have known Mark from Too Many Humans for quite a while. I photographed his previous band, Wiredogs, many times. Recently I finally got to shoot Too Many Humans - and lucky for me, CITRA was the opener. The place was Denver's Lost Lake Lounge (not to be confused with the Lost Lake Festival in Phoenix that I recently covered). Lost Lake is one of my favorite music venues in Denver - but it's dark and small. Which makes for a great show - and tough photography. No matter for bands like TMH and CITRA. They had the whole place raging along with them. Be sure to check out Too Many Humans' excellent new album You're On Your Own. Also, CITRA has their own album release party on February 3rd at an equally small, dark and fun Denver venue, Hi-Dive on South Broadway.
CITRA Concert Photos
I remember a few years ago, my friend Amy said, "you NEED to go see The Revivalists." Sadly, that didn't happen for me until this summer's Westword Music Showcase, but she was absolutely right. We all NEED to go see The Revivalists. Lead singer David Shaw has a commanding presence and an incredible voice. The rest of the band was right there with him, and so was the sold-out crowd. Denver's Fillmore holds 3,500 people and the whole place was pulsating - not just for that one (awesome) song that hit the radio ... People knew every word to every song. It's rare you get to see such a great band twice in one year, but I am already looking forward to the next time.