Rocky Mountain Low Brought the Best of DIY in Denver

Native Daughters | Larimer Lounge | August 14, 2016
Native Daughters | Larimer Lounge | August 14, 2016
Tom Murphy

Rocky Mountain Low didn't just showcase a slice of the real underground rock scene in Denver. The festival, held from Thursday, August 11, to Sunday, August 14, brought bands that rarely play a commercial venue together with bands that often do. 

Bands like Sin Cave, Barbed Wire and Cadaver Dog rarely, if ever, play outside the DIY-venue circuit, which can be an intimidating one. But the organizers of Low brought those bands into a more mainstream space like the Meadowlark. The organizers also made Low's shows more accessible to different age groups, as the age restriction was 16+.

Each night of the festival focused on a different musical genre. Post-punk bands played the first night, punk band the second night, experimental music and metal the third night and skate punk the fourth. But none of the lineups felt predictable, which was a testament to the careful curation that went into selecting the bands.

Evidently, Low's organizers, Brian Castillo of Heavy Dose Records and Reed Bruemmer of Poison Rites, have the second Rocky Mountain Low in the works for next year. Continue on for photos from the weekend. 

Gleemer | Larimer Lounge | August 11, 2016
Gleemer | Larimer Lounge | August 11, 2016
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American Culture | Larimer Lounge | August 11, 2016
American Culture | Larimer Lounge | August 11, 2016
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Night Shapes | Larimer Lounge | August 11, 2016
Night Shapes | Larimer Lounge | August 11, 2016
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Protomartyr | Larimer Lounge | August 11, 2016
Protomartyr | Larimer Lounge | August 11, 2016
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Barbed Wire | Meadowlark Bar | August 12, 2016
Barbed Wire | Meadowlark Bar | August 12, 2016
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Sin Cave | Meadowlark Bar | August 12, 2016
Sin Cave | Meadowlark Bar | August 12, 2016
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Homebody | Meadowlark Bar | August 12, 2016
Homebody | Meadowlark Bar | August 12, 2016
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Poison Rites | Larimer Lounge | August 12, 2016
Poison Rites | Larimer Lounge | August 12, 2016
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Cadaver Dog | Larimer Lounge | August 12, 2016
Cadaver Dog | Larimer Lounge | August 12, 2016
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Mean Jeans | Larimer Lounge | August 12, 2016
Mean Jeans | Larimer Lounge | August 12, 2016
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Usurper | Meadowlark Bar | August 13, 2016
Usurper | Meadowlark Bar | August 13, 2016
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Echo Beds | Meadowlark Bar | August 13, 2016
Echo Beds | Meadowlark Bar | August 13, 2016
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HIDE | Meadowlark Bar | August 13, 2016
HIDE | Meadowlark Bar | August 13, 2016
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Tollund Men | Meadowlark Bar | August 13, 2016
Tollund Men | Meadowlark Bar | August 13, 2016
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D.R.I. | Larimer Lounge | August 14, 2016
D.R.I. | Larimer Lounge | August 14, 2016
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Native Daughters | Larimer Lounge | August 14, 2016
Native Daughters | Larimer Lounge | August 14, 2016
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