Apr 14 2007
Dorrie and I got a little crazy a couple nights ago and actually went out on a weeknight. Our buddy Dan plays in a band called me llamo rosa and they were playing at the Marquis Theater in Denver on Wednesday night. They were the first of three bands to play that night so they went on early. That worked out really great for me, Dorrie, Nate, Laura and Jen, all old fogies that can hardly stay awake through the nine o’clock news.
We hadn’t seen Dan play, so this was a good opportunity to see the band. Nate also had a plan to do an interview with the band (or at least Dan) for Enfuse and I wanted to shoot some photos if the opportunity arose. (The opportunity did I arise, but since I couldn’t bring my camera into the venue I had to leave it in the car. Nate finally got to do a quick interview with the band outside the venue and by the time I fetched my camera they were just wrapping up so I had only a minute to prepare and fire off a few frames.)
I was thoroughly impressed with the band. More than just thoroughly impressed, actually; I really liked the band. The musicians are talented, the band is tight, and the material is really good. I can’t help but think that these guys are actually going to go somewhere with their music. My only complaint was that the vocalist tended to get a little punk rock with the singing. The screaming was missplaced relative to the rest of the music. When he sang, he sang well and everything grooved.
Anyway, this is an important story because 1) Dorrie and I actually got to see some friends, 2) we stepped outside our comfort zone and did something on a weeknight (Oh, God. We’re old.), and 3) the interview and photographs of the band were good practice for the interview and photography we’ll be sporting for the Nekromantix in May.
Buddy Nate recently landed a gig writing music reviews for Enfuse Magazine. Much to Nate’s pleasant surprise, this gig is turning out to be more than just writing reviews for a cool local art ‘zine; it’s turning out to be a fantastic opportunity to get music for free from all the labels and interview big-name bands as they come through Denver. Nate landed the interview with Nekromatix and was given a couple tickets to the show in May. The cool thing for me is that Nate asked me to photograph the band during the interview (and, during the concert if we get a photo pass). Talk about a hot job. Anyway, we wanted to use the me llamo rosa show as practice for the Nekro show and any other opportunities that come up in the future.