Are you ready to explore the D.A.R.C. Side of the Moon?

The Denver Art Rock Collective is embracing their art rock forebears in early June at D.A.R.C Side of the Moon, a tribute to the music of Pink Floyd. To pull it off, they're making the "Collective" element of their name a reality, performing as in various configurations featuring a rotating cast of artists from bands including Yerkish, New Ancient Astronauts, the Mourning Sickness, Jeremy "Babblin' Brooks" Young, Little Fyodor & Babushka, the Inactivists, Amphibious Jones and 19 A.D.D.

Don't expect this one to focus solely on the hits -- or on the hits at all. The D.A.R.C group is known for their esoteric tastes and unusual modes of expression. Expect the famous songs to be all but unrecognizable and a focus on some of the weird back alleys of the Floyd catalogue.

Our money's on a 22-minute accordion and theremin rendition of "Several Species of Small Furry Animals Gathered Together in a Cave and Grooving with a Pict" off of Umma Gumma at some point in the evening. It happens at 8 p.m. Saturday, June 5 at the D-Note in Arvada. You'll almost certainly never look at Pink Floyd the same way afterward.

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