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Achille Lauro speaks frankly about what it's really like to be a struggling musician in Denver

Over the past seven years, Achille Lauro has become a band that's essentially synonymous with the Denver scene. A founding act in the Hot Congress collective, the quartet has been witness to an exciting evolution in the scene, watching fellow acts rise and fall while its own sound has evolved in eclectic directions. But now the outfit has decided to permanently dock its musical vessel. Before the final voyage this weekend, we caught up with Matt Close, Ben Mossman, Luke Mossman and Jonathan Evans to discuss their time in the scene, why it's become harder to make it as a band in the last decade and what they'll miss the most about playing together.

See also: - Saturday: Achille Lauro farewell show at Walnut Room, 7/6/13 - Achille Lauro sets sail with a whole new batch of Indiscretions - Achille Lauro Finds Smoother Waters

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Josiah M. Hesse
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