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Emerald Siam was the brainchild of frontman Kurt Ottaway, whose impressive local music résumé includes stints in Twice Wilted, Tarmints and Overcasters. But the band’s early days were a long time ago — some eight years and counting — and the four-piece has since become a dark and doomy rock establishment, forever treading the line between spiraling psychedelia and throttling post-punk — like sonic descendants of ’60s outliers the Seeds and the Monks, but closer to Metz and Eagulls in delivery. This week, Emerald Siam will celebrate the release of Cabrón guitarist Bob Rob Medina’s new book, which chronicles the Colorado punk scene between 1988 and 1996, with a show at the hi-dive. Suffice it to say this won’t be your average book-release party.
— Elle Carroll