Sounding like a lost band from the DGC Records roster heyday, Gata Negra seems unafraid to play to its influences -- the Denver-based three piece blends some mid-'90s-referenced riotous vocals and guitar with the true heartache of rhythm and blues.
The Christines with I'm A Boy Saturday, December 6, 2008 hi-dive Better Than: Passing on seeing two of Denver's best bands on the same bill. When I got to the hi-dive, I'm A Boy had just begun its set. As usual, it was pure, inspired rock and roll from the first song. The three-piece band was a lit ... More >>
Photo: Tom Murphy Gata Negra Gata Negra and Hot Robots Sunday, July 20, 2008 Larimer Lounge, Denver Better Than: I thought relatively straight ahead guitar rock could sound. Unfortunately I made it to the Larimer Lounge fairly late due to practicing with my own band so I missed Only Thunder, Astra ... More >>
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