Over the weekend: Endotrend Festival

Over the weekend: Endotrend Festival

Maybe it was the last minute switch of venues from the Auraria Campus to the 3 Kings Tavern and Oriental Theater, but it was pretty slim turn-out for Saturday night's section of the festival at 3 Kings. Although not many folks came out that night, there was still a lot of solid local talent, as well as a few national acts.

19 A.D.D. explored some technical instrumentals, delving into odd time

signatures and samples. The trio excelled at the super heavy riffage as

well as diving into some jazzy and ambient interludes. Yerkish also

delivered a decent set of intricate and sometimes odd-metered tunes

from its latest effort, Fear Conquers America, as well a few

tunes from another album the band is working on. The monkey-centric

visuals were equally as engaging as the tunes.

Over the weekend: Endotrend Festival


D.C.-based Edie Sedgwick delivered something completely different with

set of electro pop tunes about celebrities and pop culture. The duo,

made up of a guy in drag and a hot brunette gal, sang along with songs

that were synced to visuals pulled from films. Stills from the film Carrie showed on the screen while they sang about Sissy Spacek. They also sang about Robert Downey Jr., Rob Lowe, vampires and Natural Born Killers. It was interesting stuff and not quite the kind of stuff I'd expect from an act on Discord Records.

Over the weekend: Endotrend Festival


by former Warlock Pinchers' King Scratchie, Murder Ranks kicked out a

set of gritty dancehall with a punk attitude. Scratchie was the

entertaining frontman as usual, dropping somewhat bizzare lines about

killing a girl and killing her again, while guitarist Mike Buckley, who

also plays in Nightshark, former Ghost Buffalo bassist Ben Williams,

and former goP@Riot drummer Nate Weaver laid down the heavy hitting


Canton, Ohio's Most Beautiful Losers treaded on

mid-period Social Distortion territory, walking the line between punk

and country. Although Red Stinger's singer had been sick for the last

few weeks he did a noble job of banging out some punk vocals. Fourth

Yeer kicked out the jams as well.

While most of the bands

delivered some solid sets, it was a bit strange that nobody got on

stage between the acts to talk about what the Endotrend Festival was

all about, especially since it was being billed as the country's first fully altruistic and

sustainable music, art and film fest.

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