There have been a lot of great double-header shows coming through Denver lately. Vinyl Theatre and Finish Ticket were at the Bluebird for a sold out show that pretty much made the street shake.
I have photographed Finish Ticket before, at the Higher Ground Music Festival in 2014, and they were even better the second time around. Their new single “Color,” is picking up steam but the previous album Tears You Apart is a killer listen as well. Added to the fun tunes is a GREAT live show. Lead singer Brendan Hoye is expressive and all over the stage, which frankly makes is hard for me to catch the other members of the band. (i.e. I promise I am not obsessed with him, as most of the shots are of him).
Finish Ticket has several more tour dates this summer, including Bonnaroo – so be sure to check them out.
Electrogram, released in 2014, was one of my favorite albums of that year. You probably have heard the song, “Breaking Up My Bones,” which blew up in the past year (deservedly so). It was my first time seeing and photographing the band, and even with the recent departure of bassist Josh Pothier due to health issues, the remaining three members rocked the house. Singer Keegan Calmes pretty much had the whole place in the palm of his hand and never let go.
Great news for Denverites! Vinyl Theatre is part of KTCL Channel 93.3’s BIG GIG 2016 lineup, which also includes The Unlikely Candidates, MisterWives, X Ambassadors, Young The Giant and Cage The Elephant. Get tickets for the July 9th festival now, because it WILL sell out.