Posted: Dec 21, 2007 9:32 pm
Banned did not even say when those shows were, and I'm sorry I missed them.
First show (w/ Hue Blanc's Joyless Ones - who would appeal to Goner fans) was in June or July I believe. It was at the Office and it was fucking PACKED. Second (w/ Psych Horse) show was in November and was at some dive bar downtown kinda near that BBQ place I think.
I have no complaints about the attendance of either show. The second show at the bar was kinda put together a little late in the game and I felt that the owner kinda stiffed us, but we did get free beer all night, and hell, even though we were stiffed, it was more money than we made at any of our shows the first time we were on the west coast (not counting Vancouver).
Anyway, I hear alot of people talk about how bands should skip Denver, and I just don't understand it. I've got pride in my music and stuff, but ya know, I don't think we're that special that we'd have some crazy draw in that place. I also don't know about clubs there, but, hell, anytime you have a city with warehouse spaces and the like, those are usually the best places to play anyway because of the lack of time restrictions, the independent spirit of the venues which often are volunteer run which means you're not spending 100$ of the door on soundguys and doorguys, and the fact that you can smoke weed while you play if you feel like it, and we did the first time we were in Denver.
If any good touring bands need help getting a show in Denver, contact me via myspace http://www.myspace.com/secondculture
and I will put you in contact with the right people.